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Dan Listermann
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Post Number: 183
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 06:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I started my cicada beer yesterday. For five gallons I used 8 pounds of Briess Pilsner malt, an ounce of Cascades for bittering and 1.06 pounds of cicadas picked just after they emerge from their "shells," toasted and ground up. I did an extended protein rest of 120 minutes and decocted to conversion. It is now fermenting away with Coopers.

Assuming everything goes well, it will be clearly labeled at the Beer and Sweat Party Aug. 21.
 

Denny Conn
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Post Number: 3104
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 06:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Hophead
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 06:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Uh, aren't those the annoying locust type creatures that emerge from the ground every 19 years? And, you are toasting them and brewing with them?

Okily Dokily then....

Extended protein rest, nice.
 

Denny Conn
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 06:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

God, I missed the decocted part... a decocted cicada beer....what's world coming to???

(Message edited by denny on June 25, 2004)
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

TexanBrewer
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Post Number: 126
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

New meaning to the term, "fly sparge."

Wow, Dan. That's unique alright.

Scott
 

Dan Listermann
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Post Number: 184
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 06:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I figure that if you can't intentionally risk a really crappy beer every 17 years, you are taking brewing too seriously. The wort's taste was rather unremarkable but the aroma had a seaweed character to it.
 

Mark Simpson
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 07:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan, congratulations for your award from the AHA Board recognizing your many contributions to the hobby. The name of said award escapes me as I drank too many Imperial IPA's before and during the awards banquet. Too bad you couldn't make it out to receive it in person, Vegas was an absolute blast.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 07:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Send a bottle or two off to the producers of Survivor.

I thought all the peat moss and dung in Guiness was bad.

-Doug
 

PalerThanAle
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 07:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I made a strawberry wheat one time, but didn't have any strawberries so I used a Charm's red blow pop that I found in the driveway. I need to breakdown the hard candy so I did a double dirty decocted sucker mash.

PTA
 

Dan Listermann
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Post Number: 185
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 07:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Mark. The award was a complete surprise and a considerable honor to me. I could not be there because we had some very difficult family problems. I trust everyone had a good time!

Dan Listermann
 

Art Beall
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan,

The cicadas are due up in ne Ohio this fall or is it next year? Anyway, could you back calculate the pppg of the bugs? Do you think a pale beer might highlight any color contribution of the little fellows? After 17 years, all these guys want is to mate...I wonder if they would act as an aphrodisiac...

...Beer&Sweat should be real fun this year...

Congrats on the award Dan!

Cheers,

Art
 

Bill Pierce
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 08:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can't remember now, but who was it who used Skittles in a fruit beer? And didn't Randy Mosher once brew a batch with Froot Loops?

Yes, Dan, congrats on the award and your contributions to homebrewing over the years.


(Message edited by BillPierce on June 25, 2004)
 

Wykowski
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 08:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the Skittle-brau article in Zymurgy was borrowed from "the crazy enginneer"

http://www.crazyengineer.net/post/1/3

just the thought of "cicada-brau" makes me want to hurl
 

David Beckerdite
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Post Number: 181
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 09:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First Mushroom beer now Bug beer.
What is this world comming to?\
 

Adam W
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 09:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Seems to me that cicadas would pretty much be 100% protein and fat. What's the point to toasting them? Just so you could grind them? If that's the case, why not just throw in a pound of ground beef into the mash? Burger-Beer anyone?
 

JT
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 09:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

From what I've read, I believe toasting them helps prevent a stuck sparge.
 

Adam W
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Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 10:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmmmm....I guess I'm not current with the cicada-beer literature.....
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 12:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd be interested in seeing pics
 

Hophead
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 12:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Art, I believe this is the year in all states, though you have a valid point, as Ohio usually does things a little bit slower than everyone else... :-)
 

Malbec
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 12:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would NOT be interested in seeing pics. Isn't this what the aztecs might have done because they didn't have the technology to grow and malt barley? Or somebody way back then.....Hmmmmm maybe it would have been more appropriate if you had used sorghum as your base. OOOOps! Forgot to leave spaces in between my points, might be to hard to read.
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 12:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The point of toasting them was to be able to grind them I suppose. It seemed like a good way to process them from an ascetic perspective. Hey, I got feelings too!

FYI toasted and ground cicadas have a pungent seaweed stink.
 

Malbec
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 01:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Quite the Fishermann is Mr. Listermann?
 

Dan Listermann
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Post Number: 188
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 01:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't fish.
 

Joe Alf
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 02:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A couple years ago at a club brew event,as I filled the mash tun with the free malt,a friend looked over my shoulder and cried "Buuuuugss!".
The malt was loaded with some kind off grain weevils.I just brewed with it.It came out fine and even won a Best of Show.
 

Brandon Dachel
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I'm cool with knowingly using unprocessed honey in meads (likely contains all kinds of bee parts). But I cannot understand any reason, *other than for shock value*, why anyone would put cicada shells in a beer.

Experimentation with intentionally edible and flavorful/aromatic things is one thing. (Spices, various plants, etc). But bugs? They don't add anything other than noteriety.
 

David Woods
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 03:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wonder if using termites would give off a woody flavor?

David
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 05:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Using cicadas was just my way of celebrating the 17 year cycle. I hope to do it again in 2021, maybe 2038, but I figure that there is a good chance I will have to give it up in 2055 when I will be 101.
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 05:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It just occured to me that some brewer told me that the 17 year cicada cycle was a "myth" that had been "busted." He didn't say why or how, but he was very insistant. I hope he made it to Cincinnati recently and he would have seen what his "busted myth" looked and sounded like.

Dan Listermann
 

Mark Bushey
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 09:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chocolate covered ants, locusts, etc. are all edible; palatibility is another question altogether!
 

Marlon Lang
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Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 11:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BBB,
For the moment let's assume that you are on the up-and-up. Here in Louisiana, we have two different types of cicadas. One likes pine trees and is very short; the other likes any thing else and is longer. I would assume that they both have a 17 year cycle and both "sing" this time of year. In any event, it would be like brewing with malt with weevels - lot's of protien. But, I write this after drinking a six-pack of Saint Arnold "Elisia" IPA, feeling no pain. So, I think you are pulling our legs.
 

Chumley
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 02:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hee, hee, truly you are feeling no pain, lang, for you have addressed your post to the wrong contributor
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

and frankly....my feelings are hurt
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I too feel this to be crapola
 

Dan Listermann
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Post Number: 191
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BBB, what aspect of this thread do you feel is "crapola?" Please be specific.
 

Malbec
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 03:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You know, the part about putting cicadas in your mash. That part.
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you think he doubts that I actually did that? If so, he needs to say so.
 

Brewzz
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 07:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We have Pine grubs here in the Sierra.They are pretty large and taste like pine nuts. I wonder what kind of flavor they would contribute to a nice light ale?I guess I won't have the time to try it as I'm outta here in about 3 weeks.Oregon or Bust!!
Cheers,Brewzz
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 08:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brewzz, I would hold off on the grub beer until I can report back on my cicada beer. I have rather limited expectations regarding bug beer.

Dan Listermann
 

Dave Witt
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 12:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For those who are wondering, there are "dog day" cicadas and there are periodical cicadas. The ones presently infesting the eastern states is brood X periodical cicada, the largest brood. There are many different broods of periodical cicadas which emerge either every 13 or 17 years in different regions of the country.

The dog day cicadas are the ones that come out in late July and August. There are many broods of these also, appearing every year, although they take 4-7 years to develop.

Our 17 year cicadas here in the Chicago area will be here in '09, as they last made an appearance in '92.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think anyone brewing beer out of bugs is out of his freakin mind!! You...historically....are a known troller.
Sorry Dan but I have a hard time believing in your brewing knowledge after seeing some of your methods. The tall glass cylinders in a well lit room??? The light is around the corner??? Even the most newish newbie knows to keep his beer away from the light. Lets not start on the bag o beer in front of a fan. Come on!!!
I'm done now and have no further comment
 

metalman
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 06:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Metal I live AGAIN!! on Jun-28-2004 at 12:49 AM RST @ 207.229.170.58
has he posted about that before? does he offer any credible proof he actually used cicadas in beer? I have a feeling he is lying about some part of what is going on there.

Metal I live AGAIN!! on Jun-28-2004 at 01:03 AM RST @ 207.229.170.58
I mean if he is really nut enough to add bug to his beer then whatever, go for it. But he doesn't talk like he knew what he was doing. I would personally interject that if you wanted to brew with bugs, there might be more appetizing choices like ants or mealworms? Cicadas are certianly edible, wouldn't you like to taste the bug before you used it? I'd like to see proof of that. Bi-partisan witnesses, digital documentary. After that if it ends up an infection bomb, at least listerman will be truthfully just batshitcrazy.
 

Craig Johnson
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 08:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey, just for shits-n-giggles I would drink a bug beer. That is I would try it second as long as somebody else tried it first. Notice I said try not finish.
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BBB, are you calling me a liar? If so, just spit the word out. It is spelled L-I-A-R, but be prepared to defend your charge.
 

Tom12
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I've always fancied making that old recipe which calls for a chicken to be used in the fermentation!
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 01:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Give it a shot, Tom! It seems that some people have a hard time coming to grips with unorthodox methods. Any straying from the tried and true, even just for fun, is viewed as a threat in their minds.
 

Hallertauer
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey wait a minute Dan,

It seems to me that I can remember you saying some unflattering things about Freddrick and his unorthodox methods.

Do you see Freddrick as a threat?
 

Doug Pescatore
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Hallertauer,
I think the big difference is that Dan is brewing a beer from start to finish. He is using known methods, but adding a very strange adjunct. Fredrik was fermenting something while trying to observe the unobservable and then using implied data to produce a theoretical model.

Dan, if you want to put bugs in your beer go right ahead.

-Doug
 

David Woods
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 04:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom12,

The chicken ale, or cock ale would do little for flavor, but more for mouthfeel I believe. Just like any animal bones in stew, it would thicken the soup or wort to give it more viscosity or thickness.

But I also believe that cicadas would do nothing for beer except add a certain novilty.

Dan, don't tell anyone who tries it and see if they know or can taste any difference in the beer. Knowing first would definatly screw up the tasting for most people.

Anybody out there, would you want to know first what your getting yourself into when someone hands you a pint of exploritory ale? Or would you rather taste first and then know? Or do you trust your brew buddies to use "normal" ingredents?

David
 

PalerThanAle
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I would rather find out after I drank it ONLY if the brewer drank it first - and as long as it didn't have any illegal ingredients... I have enought bad habits.

PTA
 

Dan Listermann
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Doug, you make a good distinction. I did put cicadas in my beer. Anybody who sees what I did to my beer as a some sort of threat, needs to do a little introspection.

David, I will know if the cicadas change the flavor much. I would not give the beer to anyone whitout a warning. There is an issue regarding cicadas and shellfish allergies.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 05:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

David,
You said a mouthful with your comment about chickens changing the mouth feel to cock beer!

Dan,
I strongly believe that you use of cicada in your beer is weakening my marriage!

-Doug
 

Dan Listermann
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Doug, sorry about that. Here, I promise to not make cicada beer again for 17 years.

Dan Listermann
 

Craig Johnson
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Cock beer? My imagination runs away from that imagery. I would not drink it just in case it was not made from chicken. I wonder if it tastes like chicken though?
 

Adam W
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Tall glass cylinders are no joking matter. Tommy Chong is in jail right now cause of them!
 

Steve Funk
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Good Gawd! Dan is a known positive contributor to this and other brewing forums. It is obvious [to me] that he knows brewing equipment and methods. If he says he made bug beer, I'll give him the benefit with very little doubt. If you don't believe he made it, fine, then ignore any references to it. But to say you don't believe him on a forum like this nearly calling him a liar. If that's what you think, say so and be an adult about it. Dan is a big boy and can defend himself. So why don't all you doubing-thomas' put up or shut up. Rant off.
 

Patrick C.
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Dan, have you asked the people at Fear Factor if they want to use your bug beer on the show?
 

Dan Listermann
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Patrick, considering I toasted, ground and mashed the bugs, I doubt that the beer is disgusting enough for competitive grossing out.
 

Vance Barnes
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"I doubt that the beer is disgusting enough for competitive grossing out."

Yea but you could use a live one for a garnish. Why does that part of the show always come on when I'm trying to eat dinner?
 

Mark Tigges
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Steve, I have to agree. Some Dan bashing occured about a month ago or so, it was disgusting. I'm surprised Dan still posts here, he's a more patient man than I. (So thanks Dan, for hanging around, I for one appreciate your contributions.)

And for whomever it was who called Dan a "known troller" ... known to whom? I certainly don't know it, nor would I ever believe. If you have an opinion, state it as such. Don't speak for me.
 

Dan Listermann
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I just sampled the still fermenting cicada brew a second ago. It is disapointingly undistinctive. Perhaps I over processed it by toasting and performing an extended protein rest. Maybe when the yeast settles out an interesting flavor will become evident.
 

David Woods
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There is still time Dan, maybe you could put a bug in every bottle, just like fine tequila!!!

Oh, and I must have missed the Dan bashing a month ago. If it started from a thread like this, I am sorry I missed it. I've had a few good yucks from this one!

David
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 02:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The cicadas are nearly all dead here in Cincinnati. I have 17 years to think about recipe improvements.
 

metalman
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Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 02:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I called him a liar. duh. Where is the proof dude? pictures?
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No pictures Metalman. A Blotarian mentioned seeing my bag of frozen cicadas at the June meeting on rec.crafts.brews. Denny Conn might remember reading that. Somehow I doubt that that will pacify you.

And thank you for calling me a liar, I will try to remenber that.