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    MiniYoda reacted to D Kristof in MUG MidWest Meeting #2   
    Can't allow you to hit my hometown without some kind of welcome. 
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    MiniYoda reacted to D Kristof in MUG MidWest Meeting #2   
    @MiniYoda, I can't find a video from Modern Marvel's visit but this clip isn't bad.
     
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    MiniYoda reacted to hotrod3539 in MUG MidWest Meeting #2   
    I wont be able to make it......... Its my busy time at work, hence why i havent checked in in a while. workin 10-12 hr days 6 days a week. May, June, July, August, and into September i get the pleasure of having no life sadly. That said, I truly do enjoy my job in the commercial HVAC industry..... been doing it 13 years. 
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from D Kristof in 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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    MiniYoda reacted to scouterbill in MUG MidWest Meeting #2   
    I'm working out the logistics of this one. If I go, I'll head out Friday morning so that I can check in to the hotel and go to the Friday night festivities. Sleep in Saturday morning to head back home by noon. 
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    MiniYoda reacted to BDawg62 in MUG MidWest Meeting #2   
    Passed it a couple of weeks ago. 
     
    Judging this weekend at the Ohio State Fair. 
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from MRB Josh R 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.
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    MiniYoda reacted to D Kristof in MUG MidWest Meeting #2   
    Look up Municipal Brew Works, Fig Leaf and Rivertown Brewing. If you start with Fig Leaf in Monroe, you can hit Rivertown and Municipal on the way to Jungle Jim's.
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    MiniYoda reacted to Bonsai & Brew in MUG MidWest Meeting #2   
    Where should I send the beer? Haha.🍻
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from D Kristof in MUG MidWest Meeting #2   
    Okay, so not official, but then again, what is......
     
    Event:  Jungle Jim's International Craft Beer Festival
    When:  Saturday June 16.  Their festival starts Friday, but I can only be there Saturday 16, 6pm
    Where:  5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH
     
    Attending:  @MiniYoda
    Probable/Possible:  @D Kristof  @scouterbill
     
    Further details:  http://junglejims.com/craft-beer-festival/?utm_source=cmgo&utm_medium=prog_soc_craft_beer&utm_campaign=audex
     
     
    I've bought the ticket for Saturday, plus a reservation at WoodSpring Suites Cincinnati Fairfield.  I have to get up WAY too early in the morning the next day Sunday.  Need to be back in Louisville Sunday before 11am, to meet up with someone to watch Germany vs Mexico in World Cup Football.  Therefore I won't be able to hang out Sunday, but I can probably do something late Saturday morning/early afternoon.
     
    And to make it official, I'll be wearing a (Cincinnati Reds) Mr. Beer t-shirt.
     
    Yoda
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Shrike in 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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    MiniYoda got a reaction from D Kristof in 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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    MiniYoda reacted to D Kristof in Tell Yoda where to go   
    http://junglejims.com/craft-beer-festival/?utm_source=cmgo&utm_medium=prog_soc_craft_beer&utm_campaign=audex
     
    Who's coming?
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    MiniYoda reacted to RickBeer in Really odd question   
    I've been working for the past year cleaning out my inventory, which was large because my youngest was consuming it with us until last March.  Anyway, I've been drinking beers as old as two years, including many in PET bottles, none in oxygen barrier anything, and it all tastes just fine.
     
    Remember, TASTE has at least 5 basic qualities:
     
    Sweet
    Sour
    Salty
    Bitter
    Savory
     
    Taste is done b your mouth, and nose, and your BRAIN.  If you look at a strawberry, your brain processes an expectation for the flavor.  So, if you pick up a beer and read the label and see it's 2 years old, your brain is saying "it's going to taste oxidized", and that influences your perception.
     
    Also, everyone's sense of taste is different, genetically, and some people are predisposed to certain things.
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    MiniYoda reacted to scouterbill in Tell Yoda where to go   
    Louisville to St. Louis is about 4 hours on Interstate 64 (260 miles). Just sayin'!
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Cato in 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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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Cato in 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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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Cato in 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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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Cato in 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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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Jdub in how to handle a true lager?   
    agreed, forgot about the carbonation.  make that
     
    1 - ferment in the low 50's
    2 - two days diastolic rest at room temp
    3 - bottle and carbonate at room temp for 2 weeks
    4 - put in fridge and lower temp 1-2 degrees every day from room temp until mid 30's
    5 - the question.......can I leave lagers in the fridge in the mid 30's for 5-6 months?
     
     
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    MiniYoda reacted to Shrike in how to handle a true lager?   
    From what I've gleaned, the MRB lagers should carb at room temp for three weeks, then get lagered at their fermenting temperature.  That's what I've done...to a point.  I have an old wine fridge that I can get two full batches in.  So after bottling them they sat at room temp for three weeks then into the wine fridge they went.  I keep them there at 54*F until ready to drink, then I put one or two in the beer fridge for three days.
     
    The down side is that last winter I brewed four batches of lager.  So two have been sitting at room temperature since bottling (this is why I brewed them during the winter - colder room temperature.)  As room opens in the wine fridge I rotate some of the ones sitting at room temperature into it.  But the ones that have stayed at room temperature have all been very tasty.  Would they have been better if "properly" lagered?  Quite possibly.  
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Jdub in 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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    MiniYoda reacted to youdontknowme311 in The Real Mr. Beer - Live Stream Thread   
    Thanks for the link @MiniYoda
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from youdontknowme311 in The Real Mr. Beer - Live Stream Thread   
    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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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Cato in The Real Mr. Beer - Live Stream Thread   
    FYI, I had multiple problems trying to view the feed today.  I tried going in and out a few times, closing my browser and pulling it back up...nothing.  I'm a computer geek by trade, so I know the basics.  Recheck the firewall.  Nope.  Clear out the temp files and cache.  Nope.
     
    Gave up.

    Tried it again about 3 hours after the episode was over.  Nothing.  Then, I remembered something I used to tell people when I first started in the corporate world on the help desk.  First restart the computer, then power off/on
     
    Restart worked.  AAAAARRRRGGGGHHH
     
    Although, Now, I can watch back episodes 
     
    Yoda........going back to Computer Sciences 101
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