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re: La Tiendita for Lunch Yesterday w/Pics
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/11 at 2:05 pm
[quote]LaMorenita [/quote] I need to check this place out... I'm just never on that side of town. I really like Franko's Antojitos Mexicanos tacos too. Their deshebrada and tinga tacos are some of the best I've had in Baton Rouge....

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re: La Tiendita for Lunch Yesterday w/Pics
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/11 at 10:36 am
yes...

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re: La Tiendita for Lunch Yesterday w/Pics
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/11 at 10:35 am
[quote]Best mexican in BR[/quote] Damn it, I went to Mr Taco yesterday instead of La Tiendita bc all you fools were proclaiming it the best taco in Baton Rouge. :lol:...

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re: Zwanze day 2014
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/11 at 10:30 am
[quote]I haven't found the regular one too hard to get it, but those BA cakes were insta-whales.[/quote] yeah, easy enough to find, but it does seem like EVERYONE on reddit is ISO mexican cake these days. The BA siberian black magic panther was pretty easy to get too, but that BA cake is ridic...

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re: Zwanze day 2014
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/11 at 10:19 am
[quote]you'll see the stuff people really go stupid crazy over is the sours.[/quote] yep... sours, barrel aged beers, and Mexican Cake... Beer geeks love them some Mexican Cake...

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re: Zwanze day 2014
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/11 at 10:18 am
[quote]a bad sour tastes like cough syrup [/quote] If the worst sour you've had tasted like cough syrup consider yourself lucky. :lol:...

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re: Zwanze day 2014
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/11 at 10:14 am
Only saving grace for shitty IPAs is that they are typically half the price of shitty sours....

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re: Zwanze day 2014
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/11 at 9:10 am
[quote]NYC or San Fran[/quote] They sell tickets ahead of time or you wait in line. A friend of mine went to Zwanze Day at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago last year. He said they waited in line for 2 hrs to get in, but in addition to all the cantillon beers they let people bring their own...

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re: Zwanze day 2014
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/11 at 9:01 am
[quote] Lou pepe framboise[/quote] Had this last year, was outstanding... [quote]I talked to several people that day from Austin and other parts of Texas who still came to avenue pub over jester king.[/quote] A lot of the guys I know from the Houston homebrew club drove in for the same reas...

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/10 at 10:50 am
[quote] Well, that and the fact that nobody carries it.[/quote] I bought mine from Yakima Valley Hops. I'm trying to convince Keith to pick some up at the shop. ...

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/10 at 10:40 am
[quote]How big a mess did this leave?[/quote] There was some nasty residue on the sides of the boil kettle, but nothing that a little bar keepers friend couldn't fix. I haven't seen 'black dots' in the carboy like some other people have after using hop extract....

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/10 at 10:32 am
Brewed my Heady Topper clone yesterday... A total cluster frick of a brew day, pitched the Conan starter last night around 8PM and by 6AM this morning I had a nice krausen going. Still debating if I want to dry hop in one big dose (5.5oz) like I originally planned or split it in half and dry hop t...

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re: Homebrewing - What do I need
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/9 at 2:18 pm
[quote] Then as soon as your first batch is done, get going on the second.[/quote] definitely.... You'll drink that first batch faster than you anticipate. Have a second batch in the works while you are waiting on the first to carbonate in the bottles. ...

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re: Homebrewing - What do I need
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/9 at 2:11 pm
[quote]I'm in Oxford... We have Joes Craft Beer so I'll probably check it out after work[/quote] If they don't have a good selection you have a couple of good choices ([link=(http://www.rebelbrewer.com)]Rebel Brewer[/link] and [link=(http:\\www.lahomebrew.com)]LA Homebrew[/link]) that are one day...

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re: Homebrewing - What do I need
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/9 at 12:48 pm
Most homebrew stores have homebrewing starter kits they sell. I started with something like this [link=(http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/brewing/beer-equipment-starter-kits/essential-brewing-starter-kit.html)]LINK[/link] and it quickly spiraled out of control from there. If you have a good l...

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re: Looking for a new beer
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/9 at 8:56 am
[quote]Keep the suggestions coming![/quote] St Arnolds Stout is a milk/sweet stout... I think there are a few of those available locally, but none are excellent. I think Baton Rouge gets Mackeson Triple XXX Stout, it's a good example of the style. If you want a desert type beer Young's Double...

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re: Looking for a new beer
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/8 at 10:02 am
[quote]Anybody know where I can get more like this?[/quote] Depends what you like in your white IPAs If you are looking for a White IPA that is lightly spiced and low to no belgian yeast character try... Deschutes Chainbreaker IPA Harpoon The Long Thaw Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA Ne...

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 7/7 at 4:45 pm
Just decanted a 2.5L of Conan yeast for a DIPA I'll be brewing on Wednesday for our club's IPA month meeting in August. :drunkards: Lots of nice peach and apricot aromas and flavors in the beer I decanted off from the start; hopefully those characteristics will carry over into the beer....

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re: Tiny Liquor Bottles Now Legal in LA
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/24 at 11:29 am
[quote]Isn't there, or didn't there used to be, a state, where that was the only way you could purchase a mixed beverage in a bar, was through purchasing those and mixing your drink yourself?[/quote] South Carolina used to be like this; they changed the law to allow bars to 'free pour' liquor a f...

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/23 at 8:26 am
[quote]Brewed a Ten FIDY clone yesterday. OG finished at 1.100 which is by far the biggest beer we've ever brewed. [/quote] Did you guys pitch on an existing yeast cake?...

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re: Beers I should try while in NOLA
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/20 at 12:07 pm
[quote]Turbodog[/quote] Best Brown Ale brewed in Louisiana... ...

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/19 at 8:12 pm
[quote]My main issue with buckets are the lids. I have a few buckets and they are a pain in the arse to get off. [/quote] I thought about trying one of those gamma seal lids on a fermentation bucket, but have never picked one up. ...

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/19 at 4:28 pm
[quote]Just curious what the advantage these would be over plastic buckets?[/quote] The plastic buckets are made (HDPE) of tends to be more oxygen permeable than the PET plastic better bottles and bubblers are made of. For 99.9% of beers I highly doubt it would make a difference, but I probabl...

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/19 at 8:40 am
[quote]Not be all negative nancy, but plastic kegs can and have killed people,[/quote] Seen/herd this first hand... CRAZY!!! ...

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/19 at 8:14 am
Is that a sanke connection on the top? May be easier (more sanitary) to use the existing connection than chop it off and put a new one on....

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/19 at 8:02 am
I've only seen one and it was in pieces... (keg blew up) I believe they are made of the same type of plastic as better bottles. Don't see why they couldn't be used as fermentation vesse l. ...

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re: Sour beers
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/18 at 3:54 pm
[quote]I wanna get into this style but don't know much about it.[/quote] Lots of good recommendations here.. There is a huge range of sours out there so don't give up if you don't like the first one you try. ...

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re: Cheapest Kegs in Greater BR area??
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/17 at 4:45 pm
[quote]2 IPAs of 50 taps right now is ridiculous. [/quote] Have to make room for those 3 ciders... I tend to give bars/restaurants a pass on not having stouts during the summer. It's not often I want to drink at stout when it's 100F + outside....

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/16 at 9:29 am
[quote]Your strawberry pop tart ale was really good.[/quote] Thanks! :cheers: The base beer turned out great this year. I was almost sad I had to 'fruit' it and give it away. I was pretty bummed I couldn't make it this year, but heard great things about a lot of the homebrews at the event....

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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread (ADMIN: Sticky Requested!)
Posted by LSUGrad00 on 6/16 at 8:52 am
[quote]It has been a crazy 4 years of building and running Brasseurs. We do not have any "officers" or dues. I call myself President, mainly to people outside the group, but herder is a better word.[/quote] Hell our club is old as frick and it is still like herding cats.. :lol: Only difference ...

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