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Old 03-11-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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I love fountain cokes - wish I were someplace where they were still made that way.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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When I was in Maine I tried a new for me brew called, "Allagash- White" while dining at "The Katahdin" in Portland. I really liked it. It was light and had a yeasty home-brew quality. Very refreshing.......and about that time I really needed to be refreshed! LOL
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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When I was in Maine I tried a new for me brew called, "Allagash- White" while dining at "The Katahdin" in Portland. I really liked it. It was light and had a yeasty home-brew quality. Very refreshing.......and about that time I really needed to be refreshed! LOL
I'M glad you found Allagash White elston. They specialize in Belgian ales and have won some awards for their efforts.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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Zymurgy magazine, saw it, don't think I ever read it.

Papazian's gingermead recipe gave me the idea for my very first brew- a strawberry/raspberry gingermead to be served instead of champagne at my wedding. Coming up with the idea only 18 months before the wedding made it a one-shot deal, I had to get it right the first time because with the long aging that would be involved, there would be no time for a "do over" if it turned out badly. The folks on the usenet rec.crafts.brewing newsgroup were excellent sources of information and reassurance.

I don't know if Papazian is still involved.
I'm sure the internet is a great help. We didn't have the luxury of the net when we were home brewing. It was all books and letters. We used a computer to do the monthly newsletter then mailed them out by hand. It was the dark ages for sure. The meade project sounds interesting. A guy that came to work for me at Gritty's won the state championship with a Raspberry meade he made. That meade was excellent. He gave me one of his last bottles for Christmas one year and it was just like champagne. He tried duplicating it on a few occasions but it was never as good as the one he won with. You know how touchy the stuff can be I'm sure!
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I hate to bring it up....Bump for Allen's brandy....

Did anyone ever make homeade Coffee Brandy? STINK!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I'm sure the internet is a great help. We didn't have the luxury of the net when we were home brewing. It was all books and letters. We used a computer to do the monthly newsletter then mailed them out by hand. It was the dark ages for sure. The meade project sounds interesting. A guy that came to work for me at Gritty's won the state championship with a Raspberry meade he made. That meade was excellent. He gave me one of his last bottles for Christmas one year and it was just like champagne. He tried duplicating it on a few occasions but it was never as good as the one he won with. You know how touchy the stuff can be I'm sure!
Oh, yes. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it came out, especially when after 8 months in the bottle it still tasted rocket fuel mixed with...uh, nevermind, got to keep it polite here . But by the 12th month it was ready...the testers didn't last beyond the 10th month. It came out like a cross between champagne and rasperry gingerale. It seemed to have more kick than regular champagne, even though the alcohol content was actually lower...or maybe it wasn't. I'm not accounting for the twenty pounds of fruit that went into it.

I've not tried the same recipe again because I doubt it would come out the same but it's been about ten years and I only have two or three bottles left. I've been hoarding the last few bottles that we didn't drink or give away, but the last one I opened seemed to have lost its fizz so I think it's on the decline.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Zymer said, "......seemed to have lost its fizz so I think it's on the decline."

That can happen to the best of us!
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:52 PM
 
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When I was in Maine I tried a new for me brew called, "Allagash- White" while dining at "The Katahdin" in Portland. I really liked it. It was light and had a yeasty home-brew quality. Very refreshing.......and about that time I really needed to be refreshed! LOL
Allagash is their single biggest selling brew. It's gaining a national following. I haven't been to their new brewhaus, but I hear it is very nice.

Allgash White has allowed them to really have a good revenue stream to still allow them to provide their more creative Belgian brews. The Grand Cru is wonderful, but it'll kick yer butt.



Good brew.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Allagash is their single biggest selling brew. It's gaining a national following. I haven't been to their new brewhaus, but I hear it is very nice.

Allgash White has allowed them to really have a good revenue stream to still allow them to provide their more creative Belgian brews. The Grand Cru is wonderful, but it'll kick yer butt.



Good brew.
I will definately give em a try! I was very pleased with the allagash; it would be perfect for a hot summer afternoon.
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:57 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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Zymer said, "......seemed to have lost its fizz so I think it's on the decline."

That can happen to the best of us!

LOL............isn't that the truth!!
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