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Old 10-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #26536
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #26538
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #26539
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #26540
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Fog is still here. Time for Lapsang Souchong
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:17 PM   #26541
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Rain won't lift
Gate won't close
Railings froze
Get your mind off wintertime
You ain't goin nowhere
Whoo-ee ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, Oh are we gonna fly
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Good morning, everyone! Fog is so dense this morning I can just barely see the houses a block away! 22 degrees... chilly. Gentle rain falling... so different from the Rainy Season downpours. It's a good morning for McNultey's extra smokey Lapsang Souchong tea, and perhaps some really strong northern Thai sausage. I like this weather!

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Old 10-18-2013, 01:51 AM   #26542
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Yup, that's the kind of fog we had today. I couldn't see across the street, much less down into town. So, Lapsang Souchong, obviously. This the tag end of the Peet's version of it.
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:18 AM   #26543
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Sounds yummy! What variety are you brewing?
I'm not sure what to answer to that. The ingredients are pretty standard: 2x1.5 kg of stout extract, 0.5 kg dark spraymalt, 0.5 kg crystal malt, 0.25 kg black patent malt, 30g cascade hop pellets. Despite only using an ounce of hops and that during the boil, it tastes a bit hoppier than your typical stout. Maybe they hop the extract, too.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:08 AM   #26544
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:41 PM   #26545
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #26546
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #26547
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I'm not sure what to answer to that. The ingredients are pretty standard: 2x1.5 kg of stout extract, 0.5 kg dark spraymalt, 0.5 kg crystal malt, 0.25 kg black patent malt, 30g cascade hop pellets. Despite only using an ounce of hops and that during the boil, it tastes a bit hoppier than your typical stout. Maybe they hop the extract, too.
Sounds like a nice, dark stout .... but I agree ... you don't expect a stout to be very hoppy - the malt should be the overpowering note ...
I wondered if you had ventured into a chocolate stout ...
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #26548
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:48 PM   #26549
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Sounds like a nice, dark stout .... but I agree ... you don't expect a stout to be very hoppy - the malt should be the overpowering note ...
I wondered if you had ventured into a chocolate stout ...
Occasionally I replace the 0.5kg of spraymalt with a 1.5kg can of dark extract. That makes it close to a chocolate stout in flavour, and kicks the alcohol level up quite a bit. Tasty and potent; can't be beat!
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And these three men made a solemn vow
John Barleycorn must die
They've plowed, they've sown, they've harrowed him in
Threw clods upon his head
And these three men made a solemn vow
John Barleycorn was dead

They've let him lie for a very long time, 'til the rains from heaven did fall
And little Sir John sprung up his head and so amazed them all
They've let him stand 'til Midsummer's Day 'til he looked both pale and wan
And little Sir John's grown a long long beard and so become a man
They've hired men with their scythes so sharp to cut him off at the knee
They've rolled him and tied him by the way, serving him most barbarously
They've hired men with their sharp pitchforks who've pricked him to the heart
And the loader he has served him worse than that
For he's bound him to the cart

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