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  1. DEFbrewer liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in Creating a recipe database   
    First update of the year.  Just adding the latest recipes.  If I missed one, please let me know
    MrBeerRecipes.xlsx
  2. Vfwrider316 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in Creating a recipe database   
    I'm still slightly overwhelmed as to how many recipes there are just using Mr. Beer products.  I've been asking myself, okay, what do I order next.  I thought, wouldn't it be helpful to have a searchable database, so that I could say "show me all recipes that use the Oktoberfest, and let me know how long each take", or show me all recipes that use have pumpkin and have a ABV above 5".
     
    I'm an IT geek, part server admin, part programmer, part DBA.  I knew putting all these recipes in a database would be perfect to store and search.  But as with anything, baby steps.
     
    Attached is MrBeerRecipes version 0.1.  It's a spreadsheet right now, not a database.  It's more of a starting point where people can submit suggestions on what to add, and how to format the fields.  Once I have all their recipes in, both current ones and archived, I will explore a way to put the file on the cloud for all to use.  I will then research a way to create a database where people can submit their own recipes.  I'm opening the floor right now to suggestions.  As I type this, I just thought of another field to add:  Seasonal (Christmas, fall, etc)
     
    MiniYoda
    MrBeerRecipes.xlsx
  3. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in Tell Yoda where to go   
    Yea, well I probably would have to fly, and have a layover somewhere in South Dakota.
     
    In time, but it'll be a while before I can afford to fly.
     
    Yoda.........In an airplane
  4. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in Tell Yoda where to go   
    Yea, well I probably would have to fly, and have a layover somewhere in South Dakota.
     
    In time, but it'll be a while before I can afford to fly.
     
    Yoda.........In an airplane
  5. MRB Tim liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in Tell Yoda where to go   
    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.
  6. MRB Tim liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in Tell Yoda where to go   
    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.
  7. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by C-Note 1959 in MUG MidWest meeting   
    So you're saying you could be any one of those fine gents????
     
    OK  
  8. youdontknowme311 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    A great day today with the MUG Midwest team.  we got a late start, well deserved considering the beers we enjoyed Friday evening.  finally got our act together and made it to 3 floyds.  The tour was very good.  If you make it to this place, definitely do the tour of their facility.  lots of beers sampled, and FINALLY @C-ya joined us.  Due to a personal matter, I left, and freed up my seat for him.  About 6:30pm we gathered in Josh's room for another beer sampling.  C-ya brought an excellent Oktoberfest beer.  We went through all 12 of Bonzai's beers, and our official beer judge said they were mostly excellent.  Two had issues, and I'll PM him directly, but overall great beers
     
    Sadly, c-ya, creeps and friend Jeff will be leaving tomorrow.  Josh and I will be in town, but probably do things on our own until late tomorrow when he has to leave.
     
    I want to thank *EVERYONE* at Mr. Beer for this event, and letting Josh join us.  Creeps, C-Ya, and Jeff, great meeting you guys, and hope to see you in October
     
    Yoda
     
  9. kedogn liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Because of me, he went on untappd earlier today.  He is still trying to find the time to add his beers.  He'll add friends soon
  10. D Kristof liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
     
    There are plans for "something" in October.  I can't release details yet, but I will soon.  For now, everyone and all keep the days of October 11-16 free.
  11. youdontknowme311 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    A great day today with the MUG Midwest team.  we got a late start, well deserved considering the beers we enjoyed Friday evening.  finally got our act together and made it to 3 floyds.  The tour was very good.  If you make it to this place, definitely do the tour of their facility.  lots of beers sampled, and FINALLY @C-ya joined us.  Due to a personal matter, I left, and freed up my seat for him.  About 6:30pm we gathered in Josh's room for another beer sampling.  C-ya brought an excellent Oktoberfest beer.  We went through all 12 of Bonzai's beers, and our official beer judge said they were mostly excellent.  Two had issues, and I'll PM him directly, but overall great beers
     
    Sadly, c-ya, creeps and friend Jeff will be leaving tomorrow.  Josh and I will be in town, but probably do things on our own until late tomorrow when he has to leave.
     
    I want to thank *EVERYONE* at Mr. Beer for this event, and letting Josh join us.  Creeps, C-Ya, and Jeff, great meeting you guys, and hope to see you in October
     
    Yoda
     
  12. youdontknowme311 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    A great day today with the MUG Midwest team.  we got a late start, well deserved considering the beers we enjoyed Friday evening.  finally got our act together and made it to 3 floyds.  The tour was very good.  If you make it to this place, definitely do the tour of their facility.  lots of beers sampled, and FINALLY @C-ya joined us.  Due to a personal matter, I left, and freed up my seat for him.  About 6:30pm we gathered in Josh's room for another beer sampling.  C-ya brought an excellent Oktoberfest beer.  We went through all 12 of Bonzai's beers, and our official beer judge said they were mostly excellent.  Two had issues, and I'll PM him directly, but overall great beers
     
    Sadly, c-ya, creeps and friend Jeff will be leaving tomorrow.  Josh and I will be in town, but probably do things on our own until late tomorrow when he has to leave.
     
    I want to thank *EVERYONE* at Mr. Beer for this event, and letting Josh join us.  Creeps, C-Ya, and Jeff, great meeting you guys, and hope to see you in October
     
    Yoda
     
  13. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by scouterbill in MUG MidWest meeting   
     
    If there's another in October, color me there!!!
  14. Rick60 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in So how many of you also do 5 gal batches?   
    I've always recommended "Tabitha"
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Beer-Brewmax-Gallon-Homebrewing/dp/B01M8MRANX/ref=sr_1_27?ie=UTF8&qid=1515465230&sr=8-27&keywords=mr.+beer
     
    All Mr. Beer equipment/product, and it's only $10 more than what they price the fermenter by itself.  Comes with a nice recipe kit and everything except glass bottles (capper, caps, etc).   I've used it for 5 gallon kits, and triple a Mr. Beer recipe
     
    It's been documented on here that you can split a 5 gallon recipe into two LBK's.  I did it....once.  Only once.  Then I got the Mr. Beer 6 gallon and never looked back.
  15. youdontknowme311 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    A great day today with the MUG Midwest team.  we got a late start, well deserved considering the beers we enjoyed Friday evening.  finally got our act together and made it to 3 floyds.  The tour was very good.  If you make it to this place, definitely do the tour of their facility.  lots of beers sampled, and FINALLY @C-ya joined us.  Due to a personal matter, I left, and freed up my seat for him.  About 6:30pm we gathered in Josh's room for another beer sampling.  C-ya brought an excellent Oktoberfest beer.  We went through all 12 of Bonzai's beers, and our official beer judge said they were mostly excellent.  Two had issues, and I'll PM him directly, but overall great beers
     
    Sadly, c-ya, creeps and friend Jeff will be leaving tomorrow.  Josh and I will be in town, but probably do things on our own until late tomorrow when he has to leave.
     
    I want to thank *EVERYONE* at Mr. Beer for this event, and letting Josh join us.  Creeps, C-Ya, and Jeff, great meeting you guys, and hope to see you in October
     
    Yoda
     
  16. youdontknowme311 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    A great day today with the MUG Midwest team.  we got a late start, well deserved considering the beers we enjoyed Friday evening.  finally got our act together and made it to 3 floyds.  The tour was very good.  If you make it to this place, definitely do the tour of their facility.  lots of beers sampled, and FINALLY @C-ya joined us.  Due to a personal matter, I left, and freed up my seat for him.  About 6:30pm we gathered in Josh's room for another beer sampling.  C-ya brought an excellent Oktoberfest beer.  We went through all 12 of Bonzai's beers, and our official beer judge said they were mostly excellent.  Two had issues, and I'll PM him directly, but overall great beers
     
    Sadly, c-ya, creeps and friend Jeff will be leaving tomorrow.  Josh and I will be in town, but probably do things on our own until late tomorrow when he has to leave.
     
    I want to thank *EVERYONE* at Mr. Beer for this event, and letting Josh join us.  Creeps, C-Ya, and Jeff, great meeting you guys, and hope to see you in October
     
    Yoda
     
  17. youdontknowme311 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    A great day today with the MUG Midwest team.  we got a late start, well deserved considering the beers we enjoyed Friday evening.  finally got our act together and made it to 3 floyds.  The tour was very good.  If you make it to this place, definitely do the tour of their facility.  lots of beers sampled, and FINALLY @C-ya joined us.  Due to a personal matter, I left, and freed up my seat for him.  About 6:30pm we gathered in Josh's room for another beer sampling.  C-ya brought an excellent Oktoberfest beer.  We went through all 12 of Bonzai's beers, and our official beer judge said they were mostly excellent.  Two had issues, and I'll PM him directly, but overall great beers
     
    Sadly, c-ya, creeps and friend Jeff will be leaving tomorrow.  Josh and I will be in town, but probably do things on our own until late tomorrow when he has to leave.
     
    I want to thank *EVERYONE* at Mr. Beer for this event, and letting Josh join us.  Creeps, C-Ya, and Jeff, great meeting you guys, and hope to see you in October
     
    Yoda
     
  18. youdontknowme311 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    A great day today with the MUG Midwest team.  we got a late start, well deserved considering the beers we enjoyed Friday evening.  finally got our act together and made it to 3 floyds.  The tour was very good.  If you make it to this place, definitely do the tour of their facility.  lots of beers sampled, and FINALLY @C-ya joined us.  Due to a personal matter, I left, and freed up my seat for him.  About 6:30pm we gathered in Josh's room for another beer sampling.  C-ya brought an excellent Oktoberfest beer.  We went through all 12 of Bonzai's beers, and our official beer judge said they were mostly excellent.  Two had issues, and I'll PM him directly, but overall great beers
     
    Sadly, c-ya, creeps and friend Jeff will be leaving tomorrow.  Josh and I will be in town, but probably do things on our own until late tomorrow when he has to leave.
     
    I want to thank *EVERYONE* at Mr. Beer for this event, and letting Josh join us.  Creeps, C-Ya, and Jeff, great meeting you guys, and hope to see you in October
     
    Yoda
     
  19. youdontknowme311 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    A great day today with the MUG Midwest team.  we got a late start, well deserved considering the beers we enjoyed Friday evening.  finally got our act together and made it to 3 floyds.  The tour was very good.  If you make it to this place, definitely do the tour of their facility.  lots of beers sampled, and FINALLY @C-ya joined us.  Due to a personal matter, I left, and freed up my seat for him.  About 6:30pm we gathered in Josh's room for another beer sampling.  C-ya brought an excellent Oktoberfest beer.  We went through all 12 of Bonzai's beers, and our official beer judge said they were mostly excellent.  Two had issues, and I'll PM him directly, but overall great beers
     
    Sadly, c-ya, creeps and friend Jeff will be leaving tomorrow.  Josh and I will be in town, but probably do things on our own until late tomorrow when he has to leave.
     
    I want to thank *EVERYONE* at Mr. Beer for this event, and letting Josh join us.  Creeps, C-Ya, and Jeff, great meeting you guys, and hope to see you in October
     
    Yoda
     
  20. youdontknowme311 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    A great day today with the MUG Midwest team.  we got a late start, well deserved considering the beers we enjoyed Friday evening.  finally got our act together and made it to 3 floyds.  The tour was very good.  If you make it to this place, definitely do the tour of their facility.  lots of beers sampled, and FINALLY @C-ya joined us.  Due to a personal matter, I left, and freed up my seat for him.  About 6:30pm we gathered in Josh's room for another beer sampling.  C-ya brought an excellent Oktoberfest beer.  We went through all 12 of Bonzai's beers, and our official beer judge said they were mostly excellent.  Two had issues, and I'll PM him directly, but overall great beers
     
    Sadly, c-ya, creeps and friend Jeff will be leaving tomorrow.  Josh and I will be in town, but probably do things on our own until late tomorrow when he has to leave.
     
    I want to thank *EVERYONE* at Mr. Beer for this event, and letting Josh join us.  Creeps, C-Ya, and Jeff, great meeting you guys, and hope to see you in October
     
    Yoda
     
  21. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Trust me. They will be sampled and judged....by one pro and three amature beer judges
     
    And enjoyed by all
  22. MRB Tim liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Josh has arrived and we are all hungry, ao we're going to 3 floyds now for a bite and a beer
  23. MRB Tim liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    As we wait for Josh to arrive, @Creeps McLane, his friend Jeff and I have sampled the four commercial beers that I brought.  Creeps video recorded it, and we'll have it posted in the near future.
  24. C-Note 1959 liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
     
    For the record, if you don't know who is who, I'm the one who is drunk
  25. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Trust me. They will be sampled and judged....by one pro and three amature beer judges
     
    And enjoyed by all