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Posted in thread: High Altitude Grains on 10-21-2016 at 09:41 PM
When I think of amber waves of grain, the high Andes of Peru is usually not the place that
comes to mind, but grains have been cultivated here for thousands of years.Im in Urumbamba,
Peru at 2,870 met...
Posted in thread: The Great HBT Stogie Thread on 10-17-2016 at 01:50 AM
Having a smoke aboard the SS Yavari on Lake Titicaca, Peru. Sorry for the crappy pic, but
JayBird's Stogie Toy is in there!We are staying aboard for the evening. To make it even
cooler...we are the on...
Posted in thread: Pilsner Qs from a new-ish brewer on 10-08-2016 at 04:30 PM
Ah, just noticed the 37 IBU so its stylistically in bounds. I suspect its just a bit more hop
forward than it would be with Hallertau/SAAZ. You might sample some good examples of more
Posted in thread: Pilsner Qs from a new-ish brewer on 10-08-2016 at 04:20 PM
Both Hallertau and Saaz are relative low AA noble hops. Rather subtle in their flavor profile.
Magnum is much higher AA. So, a 60m boil of Magnum is going to give you a lot more hops
bitterness than w...
Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 10-07-2016 at 11:11 PM
Bought a Quinoa based beer today because it was novel...and DAMN it was good! We had 4 more.
Medium body, citrusy, clean, hoppy finish. A very good beer no matter what its made
Posted in thread: The Great HBT Stogie Thread on 10-07-2016 at 12:57 AM
Paracas, Peru. Funky little beach town in the desert...yep, desert...on the Pacific
ocean...chilly here too. Odd combination.Trying a local smoke (meh...) overlooking the Pacific.
Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 10-05-2016 at 03:04 AM
In Lima, Peru. A selection of Peruvian craft beers (including one mead) to sample tonight, coca
leaves, and coca tea. We've had some good local craft beers here. 😎That wad of black
stuff in th...
Posted in thread: lagering on 10-03-2016 at 02:23 AM
fermenting plastic bucketIf appropriate plastic (like HDPE) then OK. I trust glass or stainless
(kegs) more for long term.
Posted in thread: The Great HBT Stogie Thread on 10-03-2016 at 02:15 AM
Havent acquired a taste for the acid line or most infused cigars but I'll take an lp
anytimeYeah, have not liked Acid or other infused cigars Ive tried. Innovative I guess, but not
Posted in thread: The Great HBT Stogie Thread on 10-03-2016 at 02:12 AM
Greetings from Lima, Peru gents...too dark for a stogie pic, but will try to follow up with
more. Quite nice, very California coast like weather (light jacket for sure at night), at sea
level in the T...