33419Re: [midatlanticretro] RE: Festivus logistics thread
- Dec 10, 2013David Riley <fraveydank@...> writes:
>On Dec 10, 2013, at 7:41 AM, Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman- <VAXman@tmesis.c=My youngest grandchild is almost 2 years old. My wife accepts to sit them
>> >Looks like my pumpkin pie cream ale will be ready in bottles by the week=
>> > (it's drinkable now, should be fully carbonated by then). Wish I could =
>> >ing more than 12 bottles, but so much of that batch got committed as gif=
>> >this Christmas (and we already drank the rest from the keg). I'll be bri=
>> >ing that.
>> You haven't tired of pumpkin brews yet? This year seemed to have an extra
>> early start and a much broader field of pumpkin ales. By September's end,
>> I'd already had more than my fill of pumpkin ales; albeit, last evening, =
>> had Southern Tier's Warlock which was quite nice and balanced.
>Well, I don't get a chance to get out much. We have a 2-year-old. We have
>a VERY nice bar that is literally around the corner from us (we don't even
>have to walk past a stop light), but I imagine the PA department of social
>services frowns on even that... And as far as buying bottles goes, PA's
>liquor laws make that an appalling proposition. We get friends passing
>through Jersey to bring us cases home, but it limits our selection. That's
>why I mostly just drink homebrew; it's cheaper, to boot, and I've never had
>a bad batch yet.
often but I refuse to allow my kid's needs for sitting services impair my
personal/social calendar. I did my parenting time; now it's their time!
I was born and raised in PA. Save for the state store regulations, I don't
recall any great impediments to beer access.
>In any case, we had a lot of pumpkin this year (10 quarts of puree from 4There are 4 pumpkins sitting here that my wife will use to make something
>pumpkins), and we WERE getting tired of pumpkin-themed food, so something
>had to be done. That, and the Austin Homebrew Supply store had a sale. So
>I have some pumpkin ale. This one turned out reasonably sweet (without
>being cloying) and without an overwhelming pumpkin pie spice flavor. I'm
>reasonably pleased with it, though I wouldn't say it's the best beer I've
>done by a long shot, but that's what you get with kits; I've a nice heavy
>(and potent) brown ale of my own creation that's perfect for winter, but
>that won't be ready for another month at least.
>Come to think of it, though, I might see if I can make pumpkin bread or
>something similar to bring so we can get more of this damned pumpkin out
>of our fridge. We still have something like five quarts left. Anyone got
>requests for pumpkin-containing foods (baked or otherwise)?
for the holiday but I certainly don't need any more.
Pumpkin bread, pies or cookies for Festivus might be welcomed. ;)
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