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  1. MiniYoda

    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    Dang. Wish I had stayed longer. For the record, I was getting very tired, and my knees were giving out on me. Text time I will be in better shape
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    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    Having a great time with @D Kristof . Noticed on the wall, they have a dozen Cicerone exam certificates. All but one are green beer server. One is a true bronze bordered ciceron. Impressive
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    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    Having a great time with @D Kristof at municipal brew works.
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    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    I will say that between the Braxton headquarters and the Braxton labs, this alone made the trip worth it. An amazing variety od different flavors. Thank goodness I'm only doing flights and not full pints
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    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    Made it to Northern Kentucky early enough to stip by The Party Source. Huge liquor store with a very impressive section for pick 6. Spent too much money, but got some interesting stuff. Hanging out now until 11, when Braxton Labs opens. They have a beer releasing today that is Chardonnay Barrel Aged Hibiscus Gose....gotta try that one. From here, I will go to the regular Braxton brewery for a flight, then on to the hitel room
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    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    So it looks like this is a go. To summarize, @scouterbill will be at Jungle Jims on Friday. On Saturday morning, he and I will met at Braxton Brewery in Northern Kentucky, on his way back home and my way up. I will meet up with @D Kristof at the event. I will PM the two of you my cell phone number so that we can stay in contact.
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    Apricot Amber Ale

    A long time ago I posted a link to Oregon Fruit, but it looked like they only sold wholesale from the web site.
  8. Had a great time at the MUG Midwest meeting. Thanks again to all who made it. I will try to schedule another one for next year. I'm hopeful that other people will step up and try to hold a "local" or "regional" meeting for their area. If you want to do one, please send me a personal message, and I'll tell you some of the things to do and not do to make it work. One of the things I enjoyed most was sitting in the hotel rooms and sharing/discussing beers. This is not something I can easily do where I live. The places close to where I live have very few taps, and most people drink American lagers, not craft beers. There are several excellent breweries in Louisville and many places that have lots of craft taps, but to drive there and back (30-60 minutes) is risky. What I'd like to do is go somewhere, meet up with beer aficionados, and share/discuss beers. I'm wanting to do weekend drives to places for now, perhaps fly to places in the future. Weekend get-aways for a pint or two. So, tell me where to go. I'm thinking of weekend trips to Indianappolis IN, Columbus/Dayton/Cincinnati Ohio, Nashville/Knoxville TN, and perhaps St. Louis MO. If you live in or near these areas, let me know what weekend is good for you, and I'll schedule some time off to pay you a visit.
  9. MiniYoda

    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    trust me, Jungle Jim's is AMAZING. I have been there many times. I will be there
  10. MiniYoda

    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    no prob. save your money and time for mid-October. rumer has it...
  11. MiniYoda

    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    Sadly, I'm in for the Saturday afternoon round of this meeting, and have to head back to L-Ville way-too-early Sunday morning. But, For the those who care less, please post your thoughts, opinions of the Jungle Jim's event. Thanks iniM odaY
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    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    My ticket for Jungle Jim's came in the mail yesterday, so baring medical or vehicle issues, I'll be there
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    Tell Yoda where to go

    Well familiar with Jungle Jim's, as I used to live in northern ky, and they are great for purchasing foreign foods. I know they have a meal at the event, part of the admission ticket. And yes, I'd rather go stag.
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    Tell Yoda where to go

    yes, but here's the problem. The two who would have gone with me won't be drinking (adult on pain meds who can't drink, and a 17 year old), so they would be waiting for me for 3-4 hours while I have a good time. I decided to just drive up there myself, and not tell them, then crash at a hotel near by for the night, then drive back sober in day light
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    MUG MidWest Meeting #2

    I don't want to steal @D Kristof's thunder, as he truly was the one who posted the initial information about this event. I just wanted to open a new thread to see who will/won't be able to make it, who might be able to meet up somewhere prior to the event, and have a thread where those who attend can post updates, pics, etc.
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    Tell Yoda where to go

    my problem is my designated diver and I live 1.5 hours from the event. And I'd have to pay her way. And she wants to go to IKEA during the morning And...And...And...too expensive. Folks, that's too expensive. I've booked a room at a hotel just south of Jungle Jim's for the night. I should be there on time for the Early Admission.
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    Tell Yoda where to go

    Event bookmarked. If I go, it would have to be Saturday, unless I take the day off of work Friday.
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    Tell Yoda where to go

    Oh......great. So instead of two months, I should plan 3? BTW, I didn't hit the lottery last night, so the Tour De Ohio is delayed
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    Tell Yoda where to go

    While Ohio brings up a great challenge, in order to appreciate it all, I doubt I could do it in one weekend. Considering Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Toledo, and yes.....Cleveland, it would take the better part of two months to appreciate the beers from this state. Sadly, for Memorial weekend, I only have 3 days. I am playing the lottery this weekend. If it hits, I'll let you know Yoda
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    how to handle a true lager?

    I've heard two different versions of the story. Some say to lager at the same temp as fermentation (just like ales), and some say lager at refrigerator temps. Perhaps @MRB Josh R can chime in and give us the answer
  21. Durn. Was hoping that I could ferment at a 72, as that is the coldest I can keep my apartment without going bankrupt. Yes, I can use ice bottles. I might be doing that, but for now, the brewery is closed. I'd like to experiment on ciders prior to Autumn, so that they will be ready for the prime apple picking season and family holidays. Someone on the broadcast asked about cider recipes, and I mentioned the recipe database. I started the thread as "database", but it probably will stay as a spreadsheet..........at least for a while. It is located here: http://community.mrbeer.com/topic/35926-creating-a-recipe-database/?do=findComment&comment=469952 Open the spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel, and with <CTRL><F> do a search on Hard Cider. There are 8 entries, and the one that catches my eye the most is the Mulled Cider. I might make this one, but order the mulling spices that come with Yule Like This Ale instead of having to deal with what the grocery store sells. Carmel Apple, Hopped Apple, Blueberry Apple, and an "apple pie" with grains all are on the list of recipes to attempt.
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    how to handle a true lager?

    The one thing I haven't fully understood yet is the lagering/conditioning temp. My understanding is, ales condition at the same temp as they fermented, normally 65-68 degrees. Lagers ferment in the lower 50's but a true lagering (I have two of them going from March until September) will ager in the 30's. What would happen if I lagered in the same temp as fermentation for 4-5 months?
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    Tell Yoda where to go

    South Dakota and Washington State are definitely on the list (never been to either one), but at the moment I'm not able to afford an endeavor of that scale, both in money and vacation time. Someday I will
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    Tell Yoda where to go

    After careful consideration, Yoda's next beer adventure will be.......Lexington, KY, Memorial weekend. Yea, not a major event. Lexington is about an hour from where I live now, and not a major Mecca for craft beer enjoyers. However, there are some nice breweries, I have some friends I haven't seen in over a dozen years who live there, and my parents are buried at a cemetery about 30 minutes south of there. It would be nice to visit them. It's not an official MUG meeting, but if anyone is in the central KY area, let me know. I'm toying with the idea of what to do for the 4th of July. It's on a Wednesday, and if I take two days off (either Monday/Tuesday, or Thursday/Friday), I can do a 5 day beer adventure. I need to work out several things first, such as which two days I can take off work, and where I'm going to go, but I've got ideas. Yoda
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    Carbonation

    The carbonation has to come out, one end or the other. The only thing better than a 5 second burp in front of your wife is to wake your wife up at 1am, cover her head with the covers, and yell FIRE IN THE HOOOOOOOOOLE for 5 seconds. adoY
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