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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri May 17, 2013 7:06 am

Laphroaig 10 years old, best scotch/$ in my book.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri May 17, 2013 8:29 am

Post-lucky charms milk and redbull. Deal with it.

edit: on the topic of beers, Chimay Blue is now my favorite. It's rather expensive though, $54+tax where I live for a 6. Recommend alternatives in the same vein? Danke.
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Fri May 17, 2013 8:30 am

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri May 17, 2013 3:47 pm

Aistic wrote:
Laphroaig 10 years old, best scotch/$ in my book.

A good choice, one of my favorites.

I would venture though that the 18 year old Highland Park, although quite a bit more expensive, is the biggest bang per $ in scotch.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri May 17, 2013 6:39 pm

Free hospital lobby decaf coffee. (T_T)

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Fri May 17, 2013 8:55 pm

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue May 21, 2013 10:03 am

steelcity_ballin wrote:
Post-lucky charms milk and redbull. Deal with it.

edit: on the topic of beers, Chimay Blue is now my favorite. It's rather expensive though, $54+tax where I live for a 6. Recommend alternatives in the same vein? Danke.


That is a ridiculous price for Chimay (unless its 6x750ml)!

Unibrou's Le Fin de Monde and Maudite should be similar and maybe not so expensive since they're Canadian. Maudite is one of my favorite beers, but I can't buy it where I live now.
 
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Tue May 21, 2013 6:43 pm

 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue May 21, 2013 7:47 pm

Jack.

16oz red plastic cup (or glass, if you prefer, but I do reuse/recycle the plastic cups)
Fill with ice, crushed if it's hot out.
2 shots Jack Daniels (minimum, adjust to taste or as necessary based on how your week went).
Top off with water (or, Coke/Pepsi if you're not a purist).
Repeat, but do not rinse, as necessary.

*edit: let's not forget about those who like Jack and Coke.
 
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Tue May 21, 2013 8:19 pm

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16oz red plastic cup
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Tue May 21, 2013 9:13 pm

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Hillarious! It just does not taste the same in the blue ones.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue May 21, 2013 10:00 pm

2 oz Irish cream
2 oz Jameson that has soaked coffee beans of my own roasting for about 2 weeks (100g coffee to 1 L Jameson)
Pour over ice
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue May 21, 2013 10:29 pm

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coffee beans of my own roasting

I have been a tad (quart?) low on coffee all day so this sounds particularly appealing. I would love to see the roasting directions/recipe, and source/link for raw beans.
In the mean time, I plan to start the soak with my favorite store-bought beans, and in 2 weeks will comment on how my neophyte interpretation of this recipe turned out.

Shall I assume this is served with some of the soaked beans on the side?
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Tue May 21, 2013 10:44 pm

1921 creme tequila

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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 22, 2013 12:11 am

Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger IPA. Very nice!
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Wed May 22, 2013 8:28 am

Crappy Coffee from the Office!
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 22, 2013 9:40 am

MarkG509 wrote:
jdevers wrote:
coffee beans of my own roasting

I have been a tad (quart?) low on coffee all day so this sounds particularly appealing. I would love to see the roasting directions/recipe, and source/link for raw beans.
In the mean time, I plan to start the soak with my favorite store-bought beans, and in 2 weeks will comment on how my neophyte interpretation of this recipe turned out.

Shall I assume this is served with some of the soaked beans on the side?



Right now I'm working my way through Brazil Bob O Link Pulped Natural, Colombian Narino El Tambo, and Natural Bourbon Lot BN20 from Bodhi Leaf Trading Company. http://www.bodhileafcoffee.com/ The best things about roasting your own beans is you know exactly how fresh they are and you can experiment with SO many types of coffee and blending your own batches. Often just tweaking the roast of the exact same beans by just a few seconds can really alter the flavor. With just a single origin roast of the listed Brazil, I can get a real lite fruity flavor (nothing like some African beans...but much more palatable as a single origin espresso) by racing through and ending just before second crack or a deep chocolate flavor that is like delicious hot chocolate by taking my time and getting more than a couple pops into second crack. You should really read up on coffee roasting, it is a very cheap hobby if you are industrious and the product is SO worth it after a couple days rest.

I roast in a re-purposed bread machine with heat gun pointed at it with a cooling cycle of a 2 gallon bucket with aluminum screen at the top for the beans and a shop vac at the bottom. Takes about 20 minutes start to finish depending on your roast cycle.

The first time I tried this recipe was with a liter of tequila to make a "kahlua with tequila" type soak, worked out really good...but the whiskey works better with the Irish cream (of course...). I also put in a half of a vanilla bean, but I don't think it is worth it...completely overwhelmed by the other flavors. You could easily get the same effect with a drop of vanilla extract to see if you prefer it that way. If you use an Irish cream which isn't too sweet, you might have to add a bit of sugar depending on your tastes. I use http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2009/12/homemade-baileys-irish-cream-youll.html which is PLENTY sweet for me without any additional sugar.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 22, 2013 6:18 pm

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Crappy Coffee from the Office!
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 29, 2013 7:34 pm

Wild Turkey 101, neat. The old standby, it's a shame I'm at the end of this bottle.

I can't think of a better bourbon for anywhere near the price.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Wed May 29, 2013 8:33 pm

Ola Dubh Interesting brew...
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:02 pm

Widmer Hef + Lemon. Summer is here.
 
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:42 pm

Gulden Draak ... my new favorite.
 
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Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:50 pm

Revolution Anti-Hero IPA (Revolution is a relatively new brewery in Chicago)
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:29 pm

Stones Ginger Wine.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:31 pm

The in-laws bought me a Sam Adams summer sampler, so I'm currently drinking the Little White Rye. Not bad.
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Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:06 pm

12oz Left-Hand Milk Stout + 1 shot Three Olives Triple Espresso Vodka
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:27 pm

I wish I could say "beer" or "wine" or "cocktail". But it's a protein shake. Ugh.
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:49 pm

Maui Coconut Porter
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Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:48 pm

Red, red, wine, make you feel so fine...

I have found a blended wine that has really great fruit and a nice balance to it. Rare Red $8 / bottle and oh so tasty!
I have nothing more to say about that.

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