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Old 07-29-2008, 05:06 AM   #31
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alton brown owns the show. as well as owns a couple other food network shows. the guy is a production and development genius. as for his brewing style or what ever? i can say its not too much different then what i do. and since some are in atl. hrmmm wonder if they ever see him at the brew comps. maybe someone should invite him to a club meeting.

 
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:45 AM   #32
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Say what you want about AB and even about that episode, but that episode is THE singular reason that I realized I could brew. Until I saw that episode I did not know how to homebrew and did not desire to learn.
It's the same with me. I thought that brewing beer would be too hard until I saw AB make it. It also made me wonder what an ale would taste like (I had only had BMC beers up until then) and I went and bought some Sierra Nevada and Bass PA. My life has never been the same.

 
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:05 PM   #33
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I agree with everyone else because this episode of Good Eats, while not up to our standards, got me into homebrewing. I was under the impression that homebrewing was very complicated until I saw how easily it could be done on this show.

On a side note I used to work at a restaurant that AB would come into from time to time and he would always order a Terrapin Rye or Sweetwater 420... So its not like he has bad taste in beer; just bad information on the process.

 
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:25 PM   #34
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I agree with everyone else because this episode of Good Eats, while not up to our standards, got me into homebrewing. I was under the impression that homebrewing was very complicated until I saw how easily it could be done on this show.

On a side note I used to work at a restaurant that AB would come into from time to time and he would always order a Terrapin Rye or Sweetwater 420... So its not like he has bad taste in beer; just bad information on the process.
If you ever watch the show and pay attention to his fridge when he opens it you an usually see a Sweetwater in there.

 
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:40 PM   #35
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SWMBO can't stand AB and I could never place a finger on why I just couldn't get into this guy's show...
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:44 PM   #36
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SWMBO can't stand AB and I could never place a finger on why I just couldn't get into this guy's show...
Because he's anal to the nth degree?

Cooking like him would take all the fun out of it for me .... just one man's humble opinion.

 
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:17 PM   #37
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On Basic Brewing Radio lastweek someone wrote in mentioning that he was using AB's method of making jerky (Using a box fan, several furnace filters and a couple of bungy cords) to dry his hops crop....So his info may not be accurate in terms of the episodes on beer, but some of his other stuff can be adapted for our breweries....
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:17 PM   #38
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i got that show on divx & it seems interesting. It seems to me he messed up terms but this is an informative show & not the definitive answer to all. I think the general method was down & maybe he messed up some terms, but i have seen other shows where he does cooking stuff that i dont agree with

 
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:24 PM   #39
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as previously stated, i love alton's show but it makes me wonder how accurate the info regarding his other topics has been..
It's like reading Consumer Reports. Looks great until they review something you know about, then you get a "what planet are these people on?" feeling.

 
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:33 PM   #40
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I like Good Eats well enough, our DVR is setup to record any new episodes, but he can be a bit too anal about some things. I'm really hoping he does another "Feasting on Asphalt". I thoroughly enjoyed both seasons of that.

I just started watching Jamie Oliver's show about a month ago and I'm hooked. His style of cooking is a lot more in line with what I enjoy.
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