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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by old_school on Yesterday at 10:06:46 AM »
Don't think that applied for the bolts above the chimney on 3rd ( now usually 2nd) pitch of Thin Air-- Bolt anchor was there when I first did the climb in 1969   :o ( now I'll duck 8)

I wish those were back Jeff....I'll duck too!!!  :-\
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by neiceclimber on Yesterday at 08:09:22 AM »
Speaking of brewing, I decided to make a little twist on an old folklore recipe in VT for maple sap beer.

Boiled 5 gallons to 1/2g added a cup of golden raisins another cup of maple syrup and a cup of maple sugar and fermented with lager yeast.

Boiled 16 gallons to about 6.5g and pulled a 1/2g off and boiled the rest down to 5g's. With the half all I added was a cup of maple sugar and used lager yeast again.

With the final 5g's I pitched in a 2 cups of raisins, 1/4g of maple syrup and used champagne yeast.

All are in the secondary and if my numbers are correct should be between 10 & 12%. Only tasted the second and third ones before secondary. #2 was a bit sweet and has a light amber look, #3 is like sweet water and is very light in color.

May try freeze distillation with a portion of #3.

Not sure how long I'll let them sit and mellow. The old timers would tap into their stash on the first day of haying.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by Jeff on May 21, 2015, 11:17:11 PM »
Well that settles it. It's about honor. It's about integrity. For the sake of all that is pure and fair, this smudge that soils the cloak of our lady Cathedral must be expunged with due haste. Meet me at the witching hour with your torches and crowbars where the two paths split in the shadow of the Lady.

Didn't you get the memo? (I didn't either).  It is all fine if the routes were retrobolted BEFORE the choppers did them, that makes them "original.'

Don't think that applied for the bolts above the chimney on 3rd ( now usually 2nd) pitch of Thin Air-- Bolt anchor was there when I first did the climb in 1969   :o ( now I'll duck 8)
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by JBrochu on May 21, 2015, 07:16:44 PM »
I think they were $20/pound direct from either Hops Direct or Fresh Hops. Not too bad. Surprised to see they are over $5/ounce from homebrew supply outfits. That would cost $25 just for the Citra for this one beer! (1 oz @ 20, 1 oz @ 10, 1 oz @ 5, 2 oz dryhop.)

I usually get several pounds of my favorite hops right after the harvest time then vacuum seal and freeze in 3 to 5 ounce portions and they keep for a couple of years.


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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by strandman on May 21, 2015, 06:21:43 PM »
You got the big bucks..using citra and shit....
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by JBrochu on May 21, 2015, 02:55:03 PM »
Brewing this weekend for the first time in 2 years.

An all Citra pale ale (except Centennial for bittering because Citra tastes like kitty litter as a bittering hop) and then going to do a session Rye bittered with Mount Hood and finished with Hallertau.

 
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by eyebolter on May 21, 2015, 01:38:49 PM »
Well that settles it. It's about honor. It's about integrity. For the sake of all that is pure and fair, this smudge that soils the cloak of our lady Cathedral must be expunged with due haste. Meet me at the witching hour with your torches and crowbars where the two paths split in the shadow of the Lady.

Didn't you get the memo? (I didn't either).  It is all fine if the routes were retrobolted BEFORE the choppers did them, that makes them "original.'   

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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by JBrochu on May 21, 2015, 12:00:28 PM »
Fer cryin' out loud let them be!  ;D ...

If you do chop them please do it cleanly and replace them up about 2 feet. Thanks!



I've only been kidding the entire time. But since they were not original to the FA anyway when it's time for them to be upgraded they probably should  be moved up a bit.


Ducking....
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Dean Potter crosses the void.
« Last post by strandman on May 21, 2015, 10:38:44 AM »
And a new mad max film
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Still dreaming about late season ice?
« Last post by markvnh on May 21, 2015, 01:41:07 AM »
My excuse for not having been to Canada about the same length of time - all my partners stopped wanting to go! You've got a good reason for not having been Al!
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