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    spaten oktoberfest

    anyone want to do an spaten oktoberfest tasting sometime this week? i'm free most evenings and have a 6-pack wating to go.

    if anyone has some on hand, tonight would work really well. anyway, respond with when you might be free and we can try to meet up and all figure out that elusive melanoidin flavor.
    -eric

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    Re: spaten oktoberfest

    How about next week? I may have some free days on Weds and Thurs.

    S.
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    sounds good. thursday is probably best for me next week.
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    The wife is out of town tomorrow and thursday
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    Uh, elusive flavor?

    S.
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    Bump - and a BTW -- Tuesday or Wednesday will be best for me on this tasting, Thursday is out for me.

    Also, anyone wondering what to look for in melanoidin flavor, get a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale ale for this tasting. When 6 oz., or so, of the SNPA is sampled beforehand, the Cascade hops will cancel out any and all hop note from the Spaten Okto and really reveal the malt characters.

    I was actually able to do this with Pilsner Urquell too, and vice-versa with a side-by-side tasting of P-U and SNPA. It's funny when all you taste is great moravian malt coming from the Urquell, and very little Saaz. And then to taste the nice biscuit malts in the SNPA. Interesting experiment.

    S.
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    ok, i'm trying to see if i can do wednesday but i might be home too late to make it work for you midwesterners and east coasters. tuesday i will definitely be home too late. bad schedule this year. but nothing stopping anyone from going ahead without me. otherwise we can try again next week. costco had 24 spaten oktos for $20... very tempting but i didn't buy it since i already had a sixer from TJs.
    -eric

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    Originally posted by studentofbeer
    but nothing stopping anyone from going ahead without me.
    Same here if you choose Thursday.

    S.
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    Anyone, anyone? I found a new stash of Spaten Okto 12 packs in my area...

    S.
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    Is this on? What time? I have some fresh Spaten as well. If there is an online tasting I'll try to sit in but probably should only have one bottle as I'm still taking some pain meds.
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    I'm up for it right now... hopefully the jynx won't set in. 7:30 CDT?

    8:30 Eastern
    7:30 Central
    6:30 Mountain
    5:30 Western?

    I haven't tried to hook up to the new chat system. I'll ping you a little later Chaz -- iChat or otherwise.

    S.
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    Well, it wasn't so much a jynx this time as the opportunity to spend time with an old and true friend. Some things really transcend beer.

    Anyone else out there?

    S.
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    How about tonight (Thurs. 10/26) at 9:00 p.m. central? Is anyone available then?
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    No can do here, even though there's a new 12 pack in the fridge.

    S.
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