What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:12 pm

Peets Major Dickason's Blend made in a 4-cup stovetop espresso coffee maker thing. I may have had a little too much red wine last night with Bioshock Infinite. Wow. So. Ouch.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:54 pm

Maybe I should start a new thread, but a friend from college just wrote this:

The State of Craft Beer in Japan.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:53 am

Blue Bawls in a can.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:42 pm

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:43 pm

bthylafh wrote:Cold-brew coffee, made using Cory Doctorow's method from one of the Little Brother books


I've been cold-brewing for a good while now; screw that caffeine-reduction regimen I was on! I'd just been using a plastic pitcher, a metal strainer and a 10-dollar Melitta pour-over coffeemaker (just a carafe with a plastic cone filter-holder on it). Worked out fine, but then a kindly acquaintance sent me a Takeya jobby ($25) and it's now all I use for cold-brewing. I haven't done the nut bag (heh) routine Doctorow recommends but I figure the Takeya is less work.

I'm using a cup of coffee per 3 or 4 cups water and then (usually) mixing the concentrate 1:1 or 1:2 for consumption. I just got a cheapo tub of Folgers to see if it's any good cold-brewed; if it is I'll get a giant vat of it and save my good beans for hot-brewing. I figure even if it's not that great Folgers will work for iced coffee (which has to be nearly half full-fat milk to be worthwhile, I find).

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On a less buzzy note, I was recently introduced to Stash pinhead gunpowder green tea by my dad. Smells remarkably sweet and tastes sweet too if you don't use too much and/or brew too long. Plus it's kinda neat to watch the little rolled-up leaf-pellets unfurl. Now I have something to throw into the rotation of honeybush / rooibos / Earl Grey. Twinings Earl Grey, of course.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:22 pm

after helping my friend move on Canada Day, i'm enjoying some Hennessy Xo Cognac

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:02 pm

Home brewed pale ale. It is a single-hop ale, which I brewed specifically to try out a new hop variety, Belma.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:22 am

Delirium Tremens. I heard that the USA vs Belgium losing team has to drink a beer from the winning country. Much obliged.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:42 pm

That bottle with the pink elephant on it was a novelty, Doc. I'm drinking another novelty this evening.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:23 pm

Dymatize Nutrition Super Mass Gainer. Ugh.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:33 pm

rhema83 wrote:Dymatize Nutrition Super Mass Gainer. Ugh.



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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:16 am

Right now:Diet Coke.

Next week: Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry spring water.(Just ordered a 12-pack from Amazon.com to try out.)
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:56 am

A huge mug of instant coffee. Before I'm cast out like a heathen, it is high-end instant: http://www.kenco.co.uk/range/kenco-millicano/millicano-sunlight-blend/870. No sugar. Semi-skimmed milk. I've no idea what people in North America call semi-skimmed. You guys don't know even know what milk is.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:46 pm

Ryszard wrote: I've no idea what people in North America call semi-skimmed. You guys don't know even know what milk is.

Unless you've drank milk from a bulk tank at a dairy farm...neither do you. Back on topic: We have (in increasing order of "thickness") skim/ 1% / 2% / whole milk / half and half / and whipping cream. I'd imagine semi-skim would be analogous to 1% in North America.

I'm enjoying a delicious Arnold Palmer at the moment (half lemonade half tea). One of my favorite non-alcoholic summertime drinks!
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:12 am

I picked up a bottle of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked as a birthday present for myself. Was a good decision.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:01 pm

Johnny Appleseed. Pretty good as ciders go. Cleaner, less beery tasting than the real one's like Woodchuck or Strongbow.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:52 am

A cup of Tea - well it is breakfast time :lol:
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:29 pm

From the past few days:

Last nights wine (except from 2010, not 2012): King Family Vineyards Meritage 2010. Honestly, probably the best red I've had. Fruity, peppery, and extremely smooth.
This afternoon's wine (except from 2012, not 2013): King Family Vineyards 2012. Enjoyable, especially for a Chardonnay, but not nearly as good as the last night's red.
Several days ago: A selection from West Berkshire Brewery. The Tommy Atkins Traditional Ale was probably my favorite, but all were quite excellent.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Postposted on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:41 pm

A Banana Bread Beer and a Levitation Ale. The latter tasted suspiciously like an IPA, with strong grapefruit flavors.
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