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  • pglbookpglbook Posts: 1,884
    Very nice....makes me want to go to Chicago and hang out with both of you!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,487
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Tony's a good dude. Met him a few times myself and had a great time!

    H9

    Been too long Brock, you need to get out of that tube basement more often. Your starting to remind me of a tube prepper. :)

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,899
    Brock's tube vault and cockroaches are the only things that will survive the apocalypse...
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    edited October 2019
    Actually I have just about every tube of all types (that I use). I've moved on to craft beer hoarding. Mostly the high alcohol content barrel aged varieties. It's that time of year, time to stock up and it's cheaper than chasing tubes........but not by much!

    This years collection of Dragon's Milk releases are just the tip of the iceberg.

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    Also was up in Amherst WI for the beer fest and annual release of Central Waters = Black Gold. A Russian Imperial Stout aged for 3 years in Bourbon Barrels. Super limited sale that day only with a pre-bought ticket limit of 4 at $20/ea. I bought 4...lol

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    We visit craft breweries all over the area. So I do get out of the bunker.....but now there's some great stuff to drink if you're stuck down there!

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    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    Waiting for this years release of this.

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    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,259
    Hard core Brock👍
  • halenhalen Posts: 623
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Actually I have just about every tube of all types (that I use). I've moved on to craft beer hoarding. Mostly the high alcohol content barrel aged varieties. It's that time of year, time to stock up and it's cheaper than chasing tubes........but not by much!

    This years collection of Dragon's Milk releases are just the tip of the iceberg.

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    Also was up in Amherst WI for the beer fest and annual release of Central Waters = Black Gold. A Russian Imperial Stout aged for 3 years in Bourbon Barrels. Super limited sale that day only with a pre-bought ticket limit of 4 at $20/ea. I bought 4...lol

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    We visit craft breweries all over the area. So I do get out of the bunker.....but now there's some great stuff to drink if you're stuck down there!

    H9

    Hahaha. This guy handles his beers in gloves like his tubes. Love it!!!
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    edited October 2019
    halen wrote: »
    Hahaha. This guy handles his beers in gloves like his tubes. Love it!!!

    LMAO! If that were only true!! That's my girlfriends hands and we were taking the beer to the car after purchase. It was about 32* and there were snow flurries so we were bundled up!

    H9

    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,510
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Actually I have just about every tube of all types (that I use). I've moved on to craft beer hoarding. Mostly the high alcohol content barrel aged varieties. It's that time of year, time to stock up and it's cheaper than chasing tubes........but not by much!

    This years collection of Dragon's Milk releases are just the tip of the iceberg.

    8vwuhnbopmxw.png

    Also was up in Amherst WI for the beer fest and annual release of Central Waters = Black Gold. A Russian Imperial Stout aged for 3 years in Bourbon Barrels. Super limited sale that day only with a pre-bought ticket limit of 4 at $20/ea. I bought 4...lol

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    We visit craft breweries all over the area. So I do get out of the bunker.....but now there's some great stuff to drink if you're stuck down there!

    H9

    Wow; now that's an impressive looking stash!! I'm wondering how long does that beer keep? I'm guessing 3 months for optimal taste?
    Seems like a lot of high octane brew unless you have a LOT of beer tasting events.
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    edited October 2019
    The stouts and darker beer keeps for a couple to 3 years. Especially the barrel aged stuff. We have some barrel aged Barely Wines too. I opened a 2 year old regular Dragon's Milk and it was superb.

    Also opened a 3 year old Founders Scottish Ale and it was better than the current release, IMO. The key is cool, dry and dark storage conditions. I try to drink within a year or two. It never really goes "bad", just starts to loose the depth of flavor.

    Unfortunately like my tube hobby, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Probably another 150 bottles or so of other various favorites.

    Just picked this up tonight, I've been looking for it in a 4 pk of bottles. Finally found some.

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    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,487
    I had a sip of oatmeal stout once....spit it out pronto. Rather drink pi-ss than that stuff. I get some of these craft beers is an acquired taste and all, but dang....

    Much of my younger days was spent in the beer arena, until wine took over as the drink of choice. Could never stand the heavier stouts, that's just me though.

    Brock, you and Halen need to hook up, between you 2, you could drain a cargo ship of beer and fill an Olympic sized swimming pool after it goes through ya.
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,673
    I remember when I was a teenager & i stopped at my really kool aunt Roz's house & she gave me a Guiness Stout beer. I took all of 2 sips & she laughed at me. I couldn't drink it. Till this day we still talk about that 40+ years ago experience & laugh every time. She still enjoys a good Stout beer
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  • halenhalen Posts: 623
    tonyb wrote: »
    I had a sip of oatmeal stout once....spit it out pronto. Rather drink pi-ss than that stuff. I get some of these craft beers is an acquired taste and all, but dang....

    Much of my younger days was spent in the beer arena, until wine took over as the drink of choice. Could never stand the heavier stouts, that's just me though.

    Brock, you and Halen need to hook up, between you 2, you could drain a cargo ship of beer and fill an Olympic sized swimming pool after it goes through ya.

    Wow. You breaking up with me after first date? What am I? Hooking me up with Brock. He wears gloves to drink his beers. Lol

    Kidding aside. People that don’t know brothers and ahem sisters on this forum don’t understand.

    I am not a keyboard warrior. I don’t belong in that generation. I say as I do and do as I say. Same as everyone I have met here.

    Cheers!!!
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,102
    halen, i'll have some ribs for you.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,463
    marvda1 wrote: »
    halen, i'll have some ribs for you.


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  • halenhalen Posts: 623
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    halen, i'll have some ribs for you.


    sườn mèo ???

    Cat ribs? My favorite. Lol

  • verbverb Posts: 10,258
    Love Dragon's Milk stout! From Michigan too! And, love their cigars!

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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    edited November 2019
    verb wrote: »
    Love Dragon's Milk stout! From Michigan too! And, love their cigars!

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    Cool! We live in Illinois, but 2 Summers ago we visited New Holland Brewery during the Mad Hatter Festival as well as Founders and many other small breweries. We spent 7 days between New Holland and Grand Rapids visiting various places. It was a GREAT road trip!



    This just arrived yesterday in our local market, so I got my stash before it's gone. They aren't going to brew it again for awhile, if ever. First time in 4/pk. One of my favorites as well. I like it more than KBS. The stuff is freakin' phenomenal!! Local market price is $25 a 4/pk. Cheaper than tubes!! Lol

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    Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS) was first brewed after Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki stumbled upon bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. Adding the same base beer as Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS), CBS was born. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in this barrel-aged beer to create a transcendental drinking experience. 11.3% ABV.

    H9
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,487
    I don't know about anyone else, but...Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate is not something I want in my beer. lol What's next ? Bacon and eggs ?
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    edited November 2019
    Don't knock it until you try it. It's all subtle, but a Stout holds up well to variations in flavor. I certainly wouldn't like it in a Pilsner or a Bud Light. In fact that would be downright gross!

    A completely different ball game my friend.

    On a different note, Tony have tried any of the bourbon barrel aged Red wines that are becoming more popular? I have a Cooper & Thief Red wine blend that was aged 3 months in BB's - 17% ABV. I haven't tried it yet. I see Woodbridge and several others are aging their cab's, merlot's and even pinot's in BB's.

    Also I've had some stellar stouts aged in Pinot Nior wine barrels. Distinctively different, but excellent.
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • halenhalen Posts: 623
    I am down for almost anything beer. Maple syrup, coffee and whatever.

    Just not rice and steamed pork flavored beer with soy sauce or fish sauce. Lol
  • halenhalen Posts: 623
    To be more accurate. If it is soy sauce of fish sauce based beer. That is a no go. Haha
  • I see Tony got you a bunch of wine in you, the pictures speak volumes....
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,487
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Don't knock it until you try it. It's all subtle, but a Stout holds up well to variations in flavor. I certainly wouldn't like it in a Pilsner or a Bud Light. In fact that would be downright gross!

    A completely different ball game my friend.

    On a different note, Tony have tried any of the bourbon barrel aged Red wines that are becoming more popular? I have a Cooper & Thief Red wine blend that was aged 3 months in BB's - 17% ABV. I haven't tried it yet. I see Woodbridge and several others are aging their cab's, merlot's and even pinot's in BB's.

    Also I've had some stellar stouts aged in Pinot Nior wine barrels. Distinctively different, but excellent.

    Nah, I'm not into the exotic end of wine making. Not a believer in mixing the grain with the grape, even if it's just barrel flavors.
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  • halenhalen Posts: 623
    Not sure how cold it is there in December, but I may be heading back out. Haven’t given my reply to company yet.

    Tony is loaded with knowledge. Made me feel very at home. I never wanted to leave. Haha. Happen to be a big Game of Thrones fan.

    Enjoy.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,259
    Dude it freaking COLD miserable COLD
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,487
    halen wrote: »
    Not sure how cold it is there in December, but I may be heading back out. Haven’t given my reply to company yet.

    Tony is loaded with knowledge. Made me feel very at home. I never wanted to leave. Haha. Happen to be a big Game of Thrones fan.

    Enjoy.


    Cool bro, let me know if you make it. Now that I know meat and beer is your thing, we can hit some other cool places.

    Game of thrones ?? Loved it, best series HBO has put out to date.
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  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,737
    edited November 2019
    Bacon makes everything better. >:)
    Bacon is the duct tape of meat. :D
    tonyb wrote: »
    I don't know about anyone else, but...Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate is not something I want in my beer. lol What's next ? Bacon and eggs ?
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