OT: Homebrewers

OT: Homebrewers

Submitted by ThorsHammer on July 21st, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Any home brewers on here? Let's read about your set up and what you currently have brewing. I currently have a partial mash Toasted Coconut Cream Ale in the primary fermenter. I would like to upgrade my setup for all grain brewing with a cooler mash/lauter tun with a liquor tank. My next brew is a spotted cow clone. I also would like to upgrade from bottling into bottles and growlers to kegging. I think kegging would work great for tailgating during football season. 

OT: NPSL Soccer Regionals -- We who were friends are now implacable foes

OT: NPSL Soccer Regionals -- We who were friends are now implacable foes

Submitted by stephenrjking on July 21st, 2018 at 12:25 AM

This really wouldn't merit much, but the moment has come: You have all been such good friends. Ann Arbor is my hometown, the place of my birth and youth, a lovely place I continue to enjoy.

This hurts me more than it hurts you.

But I cannot change what I have become. I live in Duluth. And our beloved* football club, Duluth FC, plays AFC Ann Arbor in the NPSL Midwest Regional Championship. 

Any MGoBurners out there?

Any MGoBurners out there?

Submitted by 608Monroe on July 20th, 2018 at 1:58 PM

Hey MGoBloggers,

I'm knocking out a bucket list item next month by heading out with a Detroit/Philly based group of maniacs to Burning Man.  This has been two years in the making, and even though I'm married/50 years old and will most like die on the playa of Black Rock City, Nevada, I'm wondering if there will be anyone from the MGoBlog community coming out to die with me.  

OT: TdF climbs Alpe D'Huez

OT: TdF climbs Alpe D'Huez

Submitted by stephenrjking on July 19th, 2018 at 10:32 AM

It's that time of year again, where a few cycling fans talk about the Tour de France and a couple of people pop into the thread to say that it's boring or that cyclists are dopers.

They climb Alpe D'Huez today, the most famous climb in the sport. As I type this Stephen Kruijswijk has a 6 minute lead on the race leaders, but Sky and Movistar have a lot of bullets left in the chamber. Kruijswijk seems to have a good shot at the stage win; holding onto his virtual yellow jersey is more tenuous, but it'll be fun to watch. 

UM Softball Recruiting Scam Alert

UM Softball Recruiting Scam Alert

Submitted by RoseInBlue on July 18th, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Apparently, some loser is trying to scam HS softball recruits by pretending to be associated with the Michigan softball program.  This guy is introducing himself as Joseph Rodriguez and claiming to be recruiting for Michigan.  If anyone has any connection to a softball recruit, just be warned.

https://twitter.com/umichsoftball/status/1018933064368521216

 

Talking Cars Tuesday - Do You Name Your Cars/Trucks?

Talking Cars Tuesday - Do You Name Your Cars/Trucks?

Submitted by xtramelanin on July 17th, 2018 at 5:58 AM

Mates,

As long as I can remember, we have named many/most/all of our cars. That includes when I was a kid (cars were a new invention at the time), I remember we had a '62 Buick station wagon called 'Dunphy', perfect for a small, plastic upholstery car.  These last years we've been on more of a super hero theme, for instance Bob Tomato and Larry the Cucumber of Veggie Tales, and Thor and Captain America ('Cap') of more famous super hero background.

So the question is:  Do you name your cars, and what is/are the names?

Extra points: posting a picture of said car(s)

OT: MSU hires Bill Beekman as permanent AD

OT: MSU hires Bill Beekman as permanent AD

Submitted by BeatOSU52 on July 16th, 2018 at 5:34 PM

Didn't see this posted yet and this is pretty big news.  Earlier today per mlive:

In announcing Bill Beekman as interim athletic director on Feb. 5, Michigan State interim president John Engler said that the school would shortly begin a "nationwide search" and that "no internal candidates will be considered" in that search.

OT: G.O.A.T: Food

OT: G.O.A.T: Food

Submitted by Wendyk5 on July 16th, 2018 at 4:08 PM

It's mid-July and yeah, I'm ready for some football. In the meantime, I've been thinking about favorite foods and how tough it would be to pick just one. But suppose you had to pick one food that you would eat for every meal, for the rest of your life. Nutrition and calories don't matter, but you will have to forsake all others for eternity. What food would you pick?