| Food and Drink Board|| Craft Beer Kegs In BTR - Fratastic423 on 3/7/13 at 9:50 am|
Where would be the best place in town to get my hands on a craft beer keg (small one) tomorrow? I haven't bought a commercial keg in forever. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Homebrewing - Plans for the Weekend - Fratastic423 on 2/15/13 at 10:05 am|
What's on the brewing calendar for the weekend guys (and gals, are there any gal brewers who post here?)?
My plan is to brew a Belgian Trippel one of the two days. Probably will depend on if I get a starter going tonight or tomorrow morning. I am looking to make it traditional but slightly diff...
| Food and Drink Board|| NOLA Irish Channel Stout update - Fratastic423 on 1/7/13 at 3:30 pm|
Per FB: ICS will be available year round. :nana: :nana: :nana: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:...
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD: Ditched work after lunch on a Monday Edition (Part 2) - Fratastic423 on 11/19/12 at 2:13 pm|
Apparently I had started a thread with this exact title bc it popped up as saved text. Nice.
FBD is Nola Blonde that I ended up with after tailgating this weekend. No idea who brought it but I liked what I found in my ice chest once I got home. :cheers:...
| O-T Lounge|| No Proof of Insurance Question - Fratastic423 on 11/16/12 at 10:45 pm|
So a buddy of mine got rear ended on the interstate on friday. He didn't print out his new insurance card but has current insurance. The state Trooper had my buddies car towed even though it was fine to drive and it's in the state impound lot for the weekend. He cannot get it until Monday.
| Food and Drink Board|| Homebrewing - Brewing on a Thursday Afternoon - Fratastic423 on 9/20/12 at 3:02 pm|
So I got the afternoon off today so I got brewing a little sooner in the day than expected. Mashing has begun on 10 gallons of Saison Brett. We shall see how Boo's keggle works in its inaugural boil. Giddy about using new equipment today (keggle, 15 gallon carboy). :cheers:...
| Food and Drink Board|| Saint Arnold Divine Reserve - Fratastic423 on 8/16/12 at 9:54 am|
While it seems to be sold out in bottles around Baton Rouge, the Cove is tapping a keg of it tonight at 6. No I don't work there, I am just personally invested, not monetarily or anything, in having successful specialty kegs in Baton Rouge, so I wanted to come promote it. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Homebrewing - Weekend Recap - Fratastic423 on 8/6/12 at 9:02 am|
What's everyone got fermenting after what turned out to be a decent weekend for brewing? I know that HoustonTiger (whatever her name is on here) has her first batch fermenting. Anyone else?
I brewed my beer for Oktoberfest - a German Schwarzbier. Hopefully the old yeast I bought on the cheap f...
| Food and Drink Board|| Homebrewing - Bored at Work, Weekend Recap Thread - Fratastic423 on 7/30/12 at 10:41 am|
On Saturday I brewed an all Northern Brewer IPA for our club's Hop Project IPA. Ended right where I wanted to efficiency wise (1063) with 6 gallons so probably about 75% efficiency. Hopped to 60 IBU's with an ounce at 20, 10, 0. Will dry hop with 2 ounces for a week once fermentation is complete....
| Food and Drink Board|| New Budweiser Products based on Different Zip Codes - Fratastic423 on 7/26/12 at 10:01 am|
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/anheuser-busch-zip-code-beer_n_1701778.html?utm_hp_ref=food#slide=1277137)]Budweiser Zip Code Beers - Project 12[/link]
It appears that Budweiser is trying to enhance it's portfolio of beers by creating localized "craft" beers. They are having a co...
| Food and Drink Board|| Homebrewing - Hopefully Bottling Wine Tonight - Fratastic423 on 7/26/12 at 9:55 am|
Ideally my Riesling is ready to bottle tonight. It hasn't been aging that long but it appears to be ready. Going to taste it this afternoon obviously before moving forward with bottling. For those people who use carboys and bottle, do you bottle straight from the carboy or do you go into a bottli...
| Food and Drink Board|| Meat at Dairy Store on Campus - Fratastic423 on 7/6/12 at 8:17 am|
Not sure if any of y'all are on or near LSU's campus but I thought I would pass this along. I went by Tuesday and yesterday and they had grass fed beef loins for $8 a lb and tenderloin for 10. Along with a beef tongue (I bought one on a limb) and two hearts :dunno:. It's frozen and there wasn't a...
| Food and Drink Board|| Homebrewing - Plans for the 4th Holiday - Fratastic423 on 7/3/12 at 9:28 am|
Busy two days of homebrewing related activities for me. I have a Porter that I need to keg (hopefully it comes out well), and a Reisling that I need to transfer into another carboy. I have all the necessary stuff to make fig wine, just don't feel confident in the recipe. Advice anyone?
| Food and Drink Board|| Homebrewing - Bored at Work and Need to talk Beer Thread - Fratastic423 on 6/18/12 at 9:19 am|
Anybody brew anything over the Father's Day Weekend?
My pops and I brewed yesterday. He brewed an Belgian Wit and I brewed a London Porter. I was half a lb short of Brown Malt, so hopefully it comes out okay. I need to get better at reading recipes before I order/go to the store. My dad brew...
| Food and Drink Board|| Greek Festival in NOLA - Fratastic423 on 5/24/12 at 9:32 am|
The Greek Fest is this weekend and I will be in the area right before it starts. I haven't been in years. Is it worth swinging by for a bite to eat? ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Beer Dinner at Beau Soleil Tonight - Fratastic423 on 5/22/12 at 1:47 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| Opinions on Synthetic Grass in Personal Yards - Fratastic423 on 5/16/12 at 8:14 am|
My backyard has 2 large oak trees that along with my two large dogs inhibit healthy grass growth. 75% of the yard cannot keep grass due to shade, acidity, etc. I have had it re-sod by professionals and 4 months later it was back to the same look, since the grass would never really take and it woul...
| Food and Drink Board|| Asian Market/Grocery in Baton Rouge - Fratastic423 on 5/7/12 at 3:36 pm|
I need to pick up some items for a stir fry tonight and was looking online at the options. Anyone have any recommendations? ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Let's Pour - Beer and Wine Social Network and Store - Fratastic423 on 4/27/12 at 4:09 pm|
Has anyone heard of letspour . com? It keeps popping up on the ads on FB for me. It seems too good to be true, buy 6 beers (at what seems like normal prices) and they ship for free? It appears to be groupon-esque. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| San Francisco Recommendations - Fratastic423 on 3/30/12 at 12:38 pm|
The wife and I are going to San Fran tomorrow and I am trying to get a grip on where to eat. The best resource I can find for the best places up there has a list of the Top 100, which is fairly daunting. Also we are going up to Sonoma for a night so anything up there would be great to know as well...
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD: Finally Getting to Start One with all you Alkies on the Board - Fratastic423 on 3/6/12 at 5:47 pm|
First 3 beers of the day are homebrewed German Wheat Beers. Waiting to open Bell's Oberon, Sierra Nevada Kellerweise and a Carolina Brewery beer (don't remember which) until suspense gets here. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Dog "Training" Question - Fratastic423 on 1/20/12 at 8:03 am|
I have had one of my dogs for about a year and a half now, and while she has been difficult to train, she is pretty good. Recently however she has started taking shits on our back deck instead of taking 3 more steps into the backyard. It's at random times as well, its not like she is running outsi...
| Food and Drink Board|| Weekly Homebrewing Thread - Waiting for BCS Edition - Fratastic423 on 1/9/12 at 10:20 am|
So I am bored at work so I figured I would start a homebrewing thread. Anyone brew over the weekend?
I brewed a slightly smoked robust porter. Only used 1 lb of smoked malt for a 13 lb grain bill, so I don't expect a lot of smoke. I have high expectations for this beer though. I made a small y...
| O-T Lounge|| Caldholder Services Phone Calls - Fratastic423 on 12/20/11 at 1:49 pm|
Does anyone else receive solicitation phone calls from this "company"? I seem to be getting more than 1 a day from this company trying to get me to lower my credit card interest rate. I have asked them to put me on their do not call list, I am on the government do not call list as well. But no lu...
| Food and Drink Board|| End of the Week Homebrew Thread - Fratastic423 on 10/27/11 at 8:18 am|
I brewed an extract beer with my dad yesterday. I forgot how easy the process is once you have been doing all-grain for a while.
I did do the unthinkable though....used ice to cool it down and add some water to it. Probably not the best idea but I was lazy.
Fermenting away nicely this mo...
| Food and Drink Board|| Homebrewing Board: Brewing Today - Fratastic423 on 9/22/11 at 1:08 pm|
I have a repair man at the house today, so I took the day off and figured I would brew while ensuring that the repair man doesn't steal shite from the house.
Brewing an ESB. Should come out at about 1058 which puts it near 6.25 ABV. 45 IBU's. Hopefully will be a pretty tasty beer.
| Food and Drink Board|| Homebrewing Board - Stir Plates - Fratastic423 on 9/13/11 at 8:41 am|
Does anyone use a stir plate to make starters? If so where did you buy it?
I am tired of the recent beers not starting quickly for some reason so I am fully converted to doing starters everytime, not just for big beers. :banghead:...
| Food and Drink Board|| IPA DAY Tasting List - Fratastic423 on 8/4/11 at 8:37 am|
What is everyone planning on drinking after work today? The end of the day is a long way off but I need something to get me through the day.
Here is what I am bringing to the IPA tasting tonight:
Breckenridge Lucky U IPA ...
| Food and Drink Board|| The French Press - Lafayette (Review) - Fratastic423 on 7/25/11 at 12:55 pm|
We went to Gulf Brew this weekend, so we stayed overnight in Lafayette. A friend recommended the French Press for breakfast the next morning so we took that suggestion. French Press is on E. Vermillion, downtown, and is a fairly small place. I found it odd that a place that serves breakfast didn'...
| Food and Drink Board|| "Custard-Like" Shot in New Zealand - Fratastic423 on 6/24/11 at 9:00 am|
Would you try it?
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/horse-semen-shots-custard_n_882053.html)]Horse Man Juice Shots[/link]...