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Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5804
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Considering the fact that the wife and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary in Hell . . . Township Grand Cayman Island, today, our 30th, will be spent in Death Valley!

Later!
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 5547
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 04:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It would be exceedingly difficult to fan-cool wort in Death Valley.
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 989
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 06:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or find enough cicadas.

 

davidw
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Username: Davidw

Post Number: 1842
Registered: 03-2001
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 07:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do NOT underestimate the power of The Listerfann!
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5806
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 05:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well we have the Internet in Panamint Springs! A good signal too.

The bar here is special. Its base is made from the roots of a Sequoia and its top is a 4 x 10 x 3" slab of black oak or so I am told. They have over a hundred bottled beers and six on draft. I had the Firestone Double Barrel, Alaskan Summer beer, New Belgium's Blue Paddle and Widmer's Hefeweizen. I skipped the Fat Tire and the Bud. To go I bought a Alaskan Smoke Porter and a Indian Wells Lobotomy Bock. I will save them for the Bloat meeting.

We choose this place because we were guaranteed electricity for the A/C. We are having breaker problems with that circuit so we will spend the night without A/C. It is 92F at the moment but the humidity is very low and there is a very strong breeze.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 1780
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 11:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Congratulations on your anniversary! 30 years is an achievement. I'll raise a toast to you and your wife after work this evening.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5812
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 01:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Paul. Finding her that snowy night almost 35 years ago was the best thing that ever happened to me.
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 1821
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mine just backed her SUV into my car, damaging both. (No extenuating circumstances.)

Guess what she's getting for our 15th anniversary in a few weeks?
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5813
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Glasses?
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 1822
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 02:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good one, Dan! I've been enjoying reading about your vacation. I'm envious. I'm painting my house while you're touring America.
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 6912
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 05:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Happy Anniversary, Dan! And if you had Widmer hef, there was no need to have a Bud! ;)
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 991
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 05:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Guess what she's getting for our 15th anniversary in a few weeks?

Divorce Papers?
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 1823
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 07:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You're half right, Tim. Papers, but they'll be in the form of a body shop receipt.

I sent her out to get estimates as her penance and fortunately, it's only going to cost me the equivalent of a jacketed conical (or two regular ones) to get them both fixed. Thanks, Honey.
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 993
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 07:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ouch.

Maybe if you get to brew at any time of your choosing for the next year, its even.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5815
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 03:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We survived Death Valley's night without A/C. Here in Vegas, I dug into it and found that the problem was merely a loose wire on the breaker. It is fine now.

The LV Hofbrauhaus is on our program. A German couple we met in Anaheim seemed to think highly of it. Actually in Death Valley, there seemed to be more Germans than Americans.

Tomorrow we go to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 277
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The bar here is special. Its base is made from the roots of a Sequoia and its top is a 4 x 10 x 3" slab of black oak or so I am told.

You sure it wasn't extinct Russian oak?


Come on, somebody had to say it.
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 278
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And congrats on your anniversary. My 2nd was yesterday.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5828
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 04:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The "Roughrider" bar at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon had no Budmilloors on draft!

Their list:

SNPA
Apache Trout Stout ( Flagstaf)
Pyramid Hefe
SABL
North Rim Amber (Sedona)
Stone Mill Organic Pale Ale.

I had the North Rim. Would probably not order it again.

Today was Bryce Canyon, tomorrow, Monument Valley and maybe Mesa Verde.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5830
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 - 03:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tonight, Cortez, CO and the Main Street Brewery. Their selections:

Wheat - American style
Pilsner
Raspberry Wheat
Maibock
Double Bock
Porter
Pale Export

I had the sampler with trout. All were great! Came out with bombers of the pale export and the Maibock.

PS Monument Valley was a hoot! We had to get off the truck to kick start the engine which seemed to be running on about two cylinders. Oh, don't forget to look at the rocks too!

Stood in four states at the same time at Four Corners!

Tomorrow, Mesa Verde and home.

The kids called today to tell is that the reminants of Ike hit Cincy and put a large branch from our shagbark hickory through the daughter's bedroom roof - in three places! Her cat is tramatized. Nobody else was hurt.
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 1983
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 04:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan, that's an absolutely fantastic part of the country. The whole area starting in the Rockies west of Denver down through the San Juans in to southern Utah and down the Grand Canyon is just amazing. The most beautiful part of this country by far, and my favorite part at that. Glad you enjoyed it.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 1797
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan, sorry to hear about your house. I'm glad that no one was hurt.
 

Dan Listermann
Senior Member
Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5846
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 01:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mike, the words "stunning" and "awesome" were invented for this place!

I have a feeling that it will be a while before we can get the house repaired. Cincy is a wreck and there are bigger fish to fry than a punctured roof.

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