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Old 03-25-2006, 09:38 PM   #21
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Hi Dan--

It is from almonds and I do think somewhere down the line monks did have something to do with it. (Clever religious types with too much time on their hands!!! ) It is a type of after dinner liquer. Check out your local bottle shop. These establishments often have it on sale. I think it is smoother (hence a bit more expensive) than Amaretto. As the kids say:
with pineapple juice it's DA BOMB!!!!!!!!!!! Try it and let me know what you think. To me, it's almost addictive--it's that good.

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Thanks Professor, I like things that are almost addictive! Will put on my must do list for further study..
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Old 03-25-2006, 09:39 PM   #22
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I'm having a glass of '04 Conifer Creek Cabernet--not bad!
It's pretty hard to get though, in fact ya gotta know somebody since we make in my buddy's basement!
This was our first effort (made about 12 cases) and we plan to triple that next year since it's surprisingly drinkable.
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Wagemonkey--

you start making spaghetti sauce and salad dressings and we'll know you are really Paul Newman in disguise come to grace our ER forum!!!!

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Water with lemon juice from the backyard tree.

Still working on the same 12-pack of Corona that we bought last Hallowe'en. One drink of anything alcoholic pretty much hammers me into a snooze, and I think of all the stuff that I want to work on that afternoon or after dinner, and I just don't get around to it.

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I think so. Some bread, a lot of vegetation, some (probably) meat product. Lots of water. Some sugar.
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Sounds tasty. I love Pilsner Urquell.
As luck would have it, that is exactly what I am drinking right now at 1 AM in the morning, Mountain Time! 500 ml cans, imported. Squinting at the can with the Mark I calibrated eyeball, 500 ml looks like about 1/5 more than a regular can. (Yeah, I'm a chem-e and ought to be able to do the conversion in my head, but I left my head at the office on Friday.)

One of the best beers in the world, for my money.

How 'bout that. Someone else (Cool Dood) is also up this late.
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what do you think your method costs per 12oz/22oz bottle?
And how much for, er, a 72 oz Super Gulp?

Just, y'know, asking.....
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As luck would have it, that is exactly what I am drinking right now at 1 AM in the morning, Mountain Time! 500 ml cans, imported. Squinting at the can with the Mark I calibrated eyeball, 500 ml looks like about 1/5 more than a regular can. (Yeah, I'm a chem-e and ought to be able to do the conversion in my head, but I left my head at the office on Friday.)

One of the best beers in the world, for my money.

How 'bout that. Someone else (Cool Dood) is also up this late.
Hey, good taste...

and it's even later here, but I had a nap

What I would be drinking now if I were FIREd would be felonious, so I won't mention that!
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Australian Shiraz. I am working on a 3 liter box. It has a handy spout so I don't have to endanger myself moving heavy object while intoxicated.

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A cup of Barry's Irish tea.

Going to check out dory's beer machine later this morning! Looks promising!

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Just had an Ebisu beer, and am about to have a bit of Suntory scotch.

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what do you think your method costs per 12oz/22oz bottle?
It costs ~$33 for three packages of mix, the few extras needed in the process, and shipping. *(The shipping is 25% of that -- I haven't found a local supply, but haven't looked all that hard either.)

So an average of $11 per batch, maybe $1 cheaper for some mixes, $1 more for others.

The marketing stuff says you get 28 x 12oz glasses per batch, which would be 39 cents a glass. I have found so far that the last 2-3 glasses are really foamy, just like the end of a keg, so I suspect 24 glasses is a safer number, making the cost per glass about 46 cents.

You can't quite compare home brewed beer with store-bought -- probably about like trying to compare grocery store milk with farm milk, so price comparisons are also difficult. But the home brewed stuff (at least this stuff) compares with the premium stuff that sells locally for ~$1.30 per 12oz bottle in the grocery store, rather than the $0.65/bottle "college student" beer at the other end of the spectrum.

The one-time equipment costs are ~$100. * So I figure I have to drink about 120 glasses to pay for the equipment, and then I am ahead financially.

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(ps - fwiw, I'd probably do this if there were no savings, as the home brewed flavor really does grow on you.)
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Old 03-26-2006, 07:31 AM   #34
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Thanks dory for the breakout.

Yes, it isn't the same as store bought - if I picked the right receipe and did it right, it was a revelation....fresh taste better - but we had to drink it fairly fast - didn't keep!

I'm drinking fresh ground French Roast now...must be drunk right away also...

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The suppliers tell me it will keep for a few months.

I never risked that.
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The suppliers tell me it will keep for a few months.

I never risked that.
Yeah. A beer surplus or beer spoilage is not something to mess around with. If it get's critical, I have several friends I can call up to help me with the crisis.
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A slurpee.

Per capita, Calgary is ranked second or third in the country I believe for slurpee consumption so I'm just doing my patriotic duty....

I'll have to get the kid hooked on slurpees too when the time comes.
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