Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Nancy had received 4 tickets to the game from her daughter Caroline. But they weren't just any old tickets, they were tickets to the Quarterback's Suite at Lucas Oil Stadium!
Nancy's friend Nell called her & said she was getting sick & would not be able to go the game that morning, so we suggested that we should give the option to Jon, as he also comes to Nancy's house to watch the games.
Needless to say, Jon, who was visiting with family, was beside himself and jumped (possibly literally) at the offer. He could barley sit still in the car on the way down.
This is how to tail gate.
After stuffing ourselves before the game, we wandered out to our seats to watch the team's warm ups. There are only 2 rows of seats. Nice cushy leather seats. Susie & Nancy took the front, Jon & I sat behind.
Posted by Larry B. at 7:34 AM
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Posted by Larry B. at 12:06 PM
The Brewcat at the Tin Whisker is about ready to make the leap from only brewing ales to making some lager beers. A lager is a much more fastidious beer to make. Requiring paying more attention to temperature and conditioning.
The first batch to be done will be a totally experimental beer to satisfy Susie's eccentric tastes. She has the odd habit of adding either lime juice and/or olives to her beer. The lime is something that many mega-brewers have already taken to following the ritual of stuffing a lime wedge in the neck of a Corona. The olive thing is just plain weird. It does make for an interesting science experiment though. The olives will sink to the bottom of the glass, rise to the top like a porpoise grabbing a breath of air, and then sink back to the depths of the glass. It is a beer lava lamp.
So the first lager brewed will be a 3 gallon batch. An American light lager recipe that will be divided into 3 separate batches at bottling. One will stay unadulterated, one will get a dose of lime juice and the 3rd will get a shot of (ugh) olive juice. It will also serve as the yeast starter to build up the amount of yeast for the next 5 gallon batch.
Lager #2 will be a doppelbock. A BIG lager that should come in around 8%ABV. This is the kind of liquid bread that sustains the monks during Lent fasting.
Lager # 3 will be a maibock for the start of spring that should hit 6.5%
Stay tuned for the updates.