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#221
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Was messing around in the liquor cabinet and accidentally made the most delicious Mai Tai ever

You put a lot of effort into being an alcoholic, I just down straight 151 proof and be done with it.



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Gotta disguise the problem with fancy drinks and the illusion of control


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Gotta disguise the problem with fancy drinks and the illusion of control

I feel ya, you might also want to eat sometimes or you might end up with a bad touch of gastritis. I speak from experience, but then again I've gone off the deep end....not homeless though.



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Today I brewed my first batch of beer. It was fun, but now the nerve-wracking wait to see if it will ferment and taste good is upon me.  :aiee:


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Everyone is nervous the first time they try brewing. So long as you're reasonably careful it will work absolutely fine, especially so if you're using a kit.

 

Not great for the liver though. I'm sure my alcohol consumption has gone up since I started brewing, though overall cost has gone down a lot.


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It was pretty expensive to start, mostly because I'm too obsessive to just use the basic kit and had to get a bunch of other doodads. :p



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That first glass after months without.

 

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Drinking on a tangent - When you realise you need to come up with something to use up the leftover coconut milk in the fridge.

 

Throw in some vanilla extract, some almond extract. A dose of maple syrup, scatter some cinnamon, a whole heaping of Cadbury's chocolate, and a dose of spiced rum.

 

Heat, stir, then drink.


Edited by Raithe, 05 August 2017 - 12:30 PM.

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Got day drunk yesterday with my neighbor on "sipping tequila" that he brought back from Mexico. Blerg, this unrefined caveman prefers "shooting tequila". Had to take myself a little nap from 4-6. Remeber kids, dont ever get old. :lol:


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Got day drunk yesterday with my neighbor on "sipping tequila" that he brought back from Mexico. Blerg, this unrefined caveman prefers "shooting tequila". Had to take myself a little nap from 4-6. Remeber kids, dont ever get old. :lol:

 

The trouble is, once you get used to that smooth, aged tequila from down there it makes drinking the crap shooting tequila served elsewhere taste really, really dire.



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Just kegged my first batch of beer. It needs a couple days to carbonate, and I just added the dry hops, but it already tastes pretty dang good. Success!

 

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First beer turned out fantastic. I am on quality control pint #4.

 

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Congrats. I was surprised how easy it was and how consistently the results were good from home brewing. It's also really satisfying when it turns out well.

 

Strangely enough I decided to try my cider from late last/ early this year tonight, and it was really nice. It obviously just needed a few months of being left alone to mature properly. Guess I have a few months of cold weather left to source some bulk apple and pear juice so I can do some more, pressing my own was nice in theory but a real mess for not much reward in practice.


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My IPA has definitely gotten stronger after a week in terms of hoppiness. I was going to pull the hops out of the keg, but it fell down to the bottom. Next time I'll know to use a bit of string and tie it off. It's still delicious.

 

Today we are brewing a Vanilla Oatmeal Stout. It uses a ton of grains that I need to steep, and then it goes into the fermenter for longer than the IPA. For the vanilla, I am making extract by cutting up vanilla beans and soaking them in bourbon for a couple weeks. When I move the beer out of the primary fermenter, I will dump that in. Exciting!



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Well, we burned the grain bag and created a mess, so I threw it out and will try again next weekend. :(

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Ok, I somehow forgot to post about my amazing Vanilla Oatmeal Stout:

 

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It had an ABV of 6.5% and tasted smooth and a bit sweet. I loved every drop of it. But it is gone now, and I just tapped my Orange IPA. We started with the IPA recipe, and then put it in a Carboy with orange zest and meat.

 

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It tastes great, but I wish I could compare it to my last IPA. I'll need to save some for that someday.

 

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Ive recently learned that I like marzen beer. Mt neighbor and I have been working through the various "Oktoberfest" beers and both the Sam Addams and Leinenkugel versions are pretty good.

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Guinness 'nuff sed.

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Can't really drink right now so I need you all to step it up in my absence



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Guinness 'nuff sed.

 

Were they out of good stouts?

 

I'm kidding, a bit. But really, there are a ton of different types of Guinness, and depending on which ones and where you are drinking it, you will get a different experience. So more should be said.

 

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Edited by Hurlshot, 22 September 2017 - 08:18 AM.





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