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58limited
I'm a veterinarian in southeast Texas. I like history, old stuff, beer, and wasting time on the computer.
Interests: Classic cars, beer, history, astronomy, beer, reading, and I like old stuff; and did I mention beer? Mmmmm....beer.
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Wil, as I've said before, I love your beer posts. I'll write this recipe down for future use. My brewing is taking a hiatus for now: I ruptured a disk in my neck but, fortunately, I had already brewed some fall and winter beers so I have plenty to last until I recover from surgery. What really sucks is the four (yes four) Raspberry Chocolate Port wine kits that I advance ordered from AHS arrived at my office today but I can't lift them to get them home, much less get them going. The down time will let me thoroughly read and reread Zainasheff's "Brewing Classic Styles" and Daniels' "Designing Great Beers". Love the Pacled (sp?) reference.
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Well said, Wil. I was 4 months old when Neil made his monumental lunar walk, but I grew up idolizing him and his compatriots Ed "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins. I wish I still had the Saturn rocket painting that adorned my wall as a child - it was painted by a forgotten family friend and probably sold in a garage sale decades ago but I still remember every detail of it to this day. My dad had one of those flimsy plastic (acetate maybe?) 45rpm records of Neil's first step that was included with Time or Life magazine, I forget which. I need to look through his stuff to see if we still have it. RIP Neil Armstrong, you inspired more than one generation!
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2012 on Rest in peace, Neil Armstrong. at WWdN: In Exile
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Hmmm...You may THINK that Watson is playing, but perhaps you should get this for Anne to read while you're away: How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal http://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Your-Plotting-Kill/dp/1449410243/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345401014&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+tell+if+your+cat+is+plotting+to+kill+you Oh, and I lost it with the googly eyes. Hope Anne has a speedy recovery.
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Once again I'll say that I really enjoy your brewing posts. How did the beer that you and Anne made together turn out? I just gave Northern Brewer's site a quick browse and I am happy to see that they have competitive pricing and shipping like Austin Homebrew Supply. I'll have to try the saison kit and a couple of others that they have. I keep my house at about 70-72 degrees year round and have had no fermentation problems with ales, but I do need to get a spare fridge for lagering. I have several good summer beers aging or on tap right now, so I've been concentrating on wine making for the past month or so. I'll start brewing my winter beers in the next few weeks so that they will be ready for the "cold season" when outdoor temps may drop as low as 30 degrees here:)
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Wil, I really enjoy your brewing posts. I'm glad you and Anne got to make a batch together, here's wishing you many more batches together in the future. If you haven't tried any of Jamil Zainasheff's recipes, I highly recommend that you do, especially his Chocolate Hazelnut Porter. I brewed it last winter and it will be my standard winter beer from now on, supplanting my Irish Stout recipe from this position.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2012 on In which Anne and I make beer at WWdN: In Exile
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I have gotten some great recipes from Cats Meow. Thanks for your efforts in getting it online. I like the historical recipes included on the site, some are kinda scary like the Cock Ale from Digbie's book (it uses a rooster for flavoring).
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2012 on In which Anne and I make beer at WWdN: In Exile
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Excellent idea. I was thinking of riveting on some card holders, but chalkboard paint would be much easier. Plus, I could just draw on whatever graphics I want depending on my mood. For that great idea, I hereby rename my American Wheat after you - American Wheaton. Currently on tap: Russian Imperial Stout (left over from the non-winter we had here, really good but a bit much for this hot weather), Czech Lager, American Wheaton, Rootbeer, and a Boston Lager (Sam Adams clone) that I messed up - I reversed the hops, wasn't paying attention. But, it is still pretty damned good.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2012 on Homebrewzinga! at WWdN: In Exile
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That is really funny, Wil. I spewed beer onto my keyboard.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2012 on The Eternal Struggle at WWdN: In Exile
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And constant cleaning :)
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2012 on The Eternal Struggle at WWdN: In Exile
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That drawing is awesome! I haven't been lucky enough to receive one yet, but I order often enough that I hope to. I just bought five Perlick taps from AHS and I set them up in the door of an old fridge that someone gave to me. It holds five 5 gallon Cornelius kegs of beer. I currently have four beers and a rootbeer on tap. The fridge really needs to be repainted, just need to choose a color and/or graphic style for it. Thanks Wil, your post about you and Ryan brewing together is what got me back into homebrewing after a long hiatus. BTW - did you end up making the Irish Stout recipe I gave to you? I'm curious as to how you liked it - constructive criticism is always appreciated.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2012 on Homebrewzinga! at WWdN: In Exile
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Its awesome that you got to go to Australia. That is the one place in the world I want to travel too...maybe in the next decade.
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2012 on Greetings from Australia! at WWdN: In Exile
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I need to upgrade from my rotary dial cell phone so I can play too.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2012 on go on... scan it... at WWdN: In Exile
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Glad you had fun. I'd like to see a "Don't Panic and Don't Be A Dick" t-shirt.
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Awesome idea for a show, Wil! And I second the question: How is the homebrewing coming along? How is your mead doing? Did my Irish Stout recipe work for you?
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2012 on This is my new show, Tabletop at WWdN: In Exile
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OMG, that is too funny. I laughed, I cried, it moved me, Wil.
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I hate DST also. I've always thought that if DST was necessary, why don't we just move our clocks 30 minutes and leave it be? 30 minutes either way won't make a difference.
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No, that is something for you to do: find that out. Oh, and on your way out, if you want to kill somebody it would help me out a lot.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2012 on Things every person should have at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh yeah, every one should have a Doomsday device.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2012 on Things every person should have at WWdN: In Exile
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You can get them at The Hammock Hut, Hammocks R Us, Put Your Butt There, and Swing Low Sweet Chariot - you know, down in the Hammock District. But the best place is Mary Ann's Hammocks.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2012 on Things every person should have at WWdN: In Exile
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An unnecessarily slow and complicated way to get rid of your nemesis.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2012 on Things every person should have at WWdN: In Exile
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Don't forget the hammocks.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2012 on Things every person should have at WWdN: In Exile
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How about sharks with freakin lasers on their freakin heads?
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2012 on Things every person should have at WWdN: In Exile
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Good point about the added benefit of having a backdrop for PSAs. I thought of mentioning an ascot, but it was mentioned above so I let it go. I guess a smoking jacket needs to be added, and a pipe (or a bubble pipe for non-smokers - that would actually be funny in Wil's Shut The &#%$ Up theater service announcement: take a sip of brandy, pick up a nice pipe, and blow bubbles).
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2012 on Things every person should have at WWdN: In Exile
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1. Home brew 2. Minions 3. A fireplace to relax by and sip cognac after causing mayhem, preferably with a bear skin rug in front of it
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2012 on Things every person should have at WWdN: In Exile
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This post is made up of nothing but awesome. Living in the future rocks!
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