SF Brewcraft Summer Newsletter III(pt2)

Everyday is a Good Day for Wine Equipment
Anybody with perplexing wine problems or questions please address your questions to Tucker online including your phone number and he will either write you an answer or call you up. While we’re on wine, the prices of wine equipment have gone up quite a bit because the Euro is really high against the dollar and most of the wine equipment comes from Portugal or Italy.
We now have in stock two brand new motorized stemmer/crushers that we are asking $450.00 for. During the wine season these will cost $600.00 plus. We also have one manual stemmer/crusher suitable for small wine crushes(1000lbs of grapes or less) for $300.00. These will go up in price by Aug 20th.
For you wine makers out there, we have both Lalvin and Red Star wine yeast and all the wine making chemicals, acid test kits, SO4 titration kits, refracto meters, etc. Remember to start getting ready now for the season because once it starts sometimes it’s to late. Be sure to call or email Tucker with any questions.
We have gotten the wine vinegar mothers back in stock and they are $10.50 for a little chunk of mother if you excuse the expression.

Anybody that comes in and talks to Eric with an Italian, New Jersey or Rhode Island accent will get 10% off their order.

Bon Voyage
This is a big congratulations for Griz’s life long friend Steven Schain who just retired from 30 years of being an outstanding and influential English teacher in Durango Colorado. Steven, I Love Ya. Enjoy your retirement.

The new employee of the month here is Andre Sanchez. You will recognize him when you come in. He’s the big teddy bear who I think looks like Bluto. Andre is truly one of the nice guys in the world even if he is a total mess.

Recipe of the Month
In the spirit of the Dog Day’s of Summer, on those afternoons when nothing can be more pleasing and stimulating than a “nooner” or also called an “afternoon delight”, we offer Andre’s Libido Ale, a beer that is sure to stimulate your erotic yearnings. Drink one before you start and one after your finished, then do it again (if you catch our drift).

“Andre’s Libido Ale”

* 5lbs Dry wheat malt extract
* 2lbs Belgian 2 row
* 1/2lb Oats
* 1lb Honey (not included)
* 1tsp fennel seed
* 1oz Styrian Golding
* 1oz Saaz
* 1pkg Nottingham dry yeast/ one vial California Ale liquid yeast

This beer is best drunk ice cold and has a slight hint of licorice flavor (caused by the fennel seed) which sweetens the breath and cleanses the mouth.
Further directions will be included with the recipe.

Your Thoughts
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We wish you all a very happy and fun summer. Enjoy it!
The Crew

Published in: on July 30, 2007 at 3:57 pm  Comments (1)  

Vive le Tour!

The Tour is taking a beating right now. All hyped up, fans around the world. How disappointed we all are that the participants of the biggest cycling event are cheating like all the rest of the sporting universe. The moral barometer is set to Cycling right now. Every year the biggest news of cycling comes out right before, during, or just after the Tour de France.

Right now the knee jerk reaction is to cancel the tour forever. Sounds reasonable enough. Can we scrap Major League Baseball? Track & Field was good enough for the Romans but after all these cheating athletes we decided it was bad for society, cancel the programs. Use that money on prison construction, we need to think about the future.

Can we really just ban the NBA and NFL on account of violence instead? Violent crimes, domestic problems, they have it ll covered. How about the current dog training news. Hey Junior, there’s the guy you came to see, and it looks like he brought his dog so watch out. When our heros (Dan Quayle spelling) start behaving like heroes we can start worshipping them. For now just be glad we all have the luxury of filling our thoughts with all this information. Every breath of air means you stay alive just a little bit longer…..to cheat!

Next year a lot of these cyclists will be free agents and their names may be tarnished because of these recent events. What will happen? Who knows, right now we finish out the race.

Published in: on July 30, 2007 at 1:00 am  Comments (1)