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08/03/2018 - 9:56am Appreciate the thought that…

Appreciate the thought that went into the reply...though I would've expected you'd be on board with hockey being the greatest sport on Earth!

08/03/2018 - 12:18am Football is objectively just…

Football is objectively just not a great sport. Michigan football is a great spectacle and event.

07/25/2018 - 10:36am I like my Nest (and all…

I like my Nest (and all things Google) but the "learning" was driving me nuts. Maybe my schedule is too varied as I either work from home or travel depending on day/week, but ultimately turned off many of the features for now. The utility for me is basically using phone as UI.

07/25/2018 - 10:33am Mostly on the entertainment…

Mostly on the entertainment side of the smart home spectrum for me...

Google home, Chromecast audio for stereo, Chromecast on all TV's, Nest thermostat, MyQ garage door opener. And of course a Google phone to control all of this stuff.

07/21/2018 - 2:30pm I think it's preference, and…

I think it's preference, and slightly different size proportions. I went ball lock as the equipment seemed more widely available.

07/21/2018 - 2:09pm Also, all recipes are on…

Also, all recipes are on BrewersFriend in case anyone is a member

07/21/2018 - 2:06pm Good water...lucky to have…

Good water...lucky to have Lake Michigan water here in Chicago so no additions really required.  What you mentioned about mashing in coolers is a bit concerning...that's essential to my process.

07/21/2018 - 2:03pm I was lucky as my first 1…

I was lucky as my first 1 gallon kit was all grain so I just stuck with it.  I think I've got the "how to do all grain in a small space" thing pretty much down now.  Check out BIAB as it might be a great option instead of the "traditional" all grain which I feel just takes too much equipment/space.

07/21/2018 - 2:01pm Great topic!!

I have an all…

Great topic!!

I have an all grain setup using Brew In A Bag method for the last few years.  I've got my home/condo brewery in a pretty stable position now in Chicago despite relatively small space:

  • Brew day: all done in the kitchen; 10 gallon cooler mash tun with the grain bag inside; all heat using the gas range...no issues getting 6+ gallons to a boil; just finished a project yesterday to plumb in my wort chiller under the kitchen sink (though I will note - I did no chill for a few years and just left the kettle out overnight covered with lid with no issues...in case anyone is concerned about no chilling mechanism)
  • Fermentation: I have a 7.2 cu ft chest freezer in basement storage area, hooked up with a temp controller + heating pad inside to dial in temps; best investment I have made in brewing for sure as temp control was always an issue
  • Serving: kegerator handing down from a fellow MGoBlogger which I just converted from single tap commercial/sanke to dual tap ball lock for corny kegs

On Draft:  Ann Arbor Pale Ale
Fermenting:  Coffee Cream Ale

07/18/2018 - 12:29pm So I know they are known for…

So I know they are known for the traditional Reuben...but damn it the TNT Cowboy Reuben is fantastic!

07/18/2018 - 12:24pm Moved out of Ann Arbor (for…

Moved out of Ann Arbor (for a second time) about a month ago and did Zingerman's lunch, Buddy's dinner on the last day.  It was a delicious but sad day.

07/18/2018 - 12:17pm One of the most pathetic…

One of the most pathetic things I've heard. What an absolute loser.

07/16/2018 - 1:43pm Like your style, though I…

Like your style, though I often go with Memphis or Carolina style bbq over Texas.  Can't believe I left pulled pork off my list...I need to repent to the pig gods.

07/16/2018 - 1:39pm A few that come to mind...

A few that come to mind...

  • Ribeye, Ribs, and Bacon in the meat category
  • Italian Subs, Burritos, and Gyros in the "sandwich" category
  • Coleslaw, bbq baked beans, grilled corn on cob in the sides category
  • Caprese in the salad category
  • Cheesecake in the dessert category

And now I am salivating.

07/16/2018 - 1:39pm A few that come to mind...

A few that come to mind...

  • Ribeye, Ribs, and Bacon in the meat category
  • Italian Subs, Burritos, and Gyros in the "sandwich" category
  • Coleslaw, bbq baked beans, grilled corn on cob in the sides category
  • Caprese in the salad category
  • Cheesecake in the dessert category

And now I am salivating.

07/16/2018 - 11:02am This was my concern in…

This was my concern in moving back to Chicago from Ann Arbor. But we opened the account in metro Detroit, now I share in Chicago and still get FSD for Wings games and thus avoid buying NHL Gamecenter.

07/16/2018 - 5:39am Ok I'll say it...BTB stinks…

Ok I'll say it...BTB stinks. Panchero's rocks.

07/15/2018 - 6:50pm Totally agree and used to…

Totally agree and used to switch off between those two spots for shakes. Rarely for pizza or burgers.

07/15/2018 - 1:41pm He's just a terrible…

He's just a terrible commentator

07/15/2018 - 12:38pm This is just such a fun team…

This is just such a fun team to watch. Allez les bleus!

07/15/2018 - 12:37pm Fiers d'etre bleus!!!

Fiers d'etre bleus!!!

07/14/2018 - 11:43am Really fantastic match…

Really fantastic match earlier. Tough loss for Rafa. Hope the Saffa (and former B1G athlete) Kevin Anderson can take Novak Sunday.

07/14/2018 - 11:42am My apologies, don't…

My apologies, don't understand the new site. :(

 

Anyway, why would you root against Serena?!

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07/14/2018 - 11:41am OP, would love to have…

OP, would love to have upvoted you but for the disrespect not listing Serena!

07/13/2018 - 2:55pm Two matches in a row. Just…

Two matches in a row. Just an incredible second week for him. Bravo Kevin Anderson

07/13/2018 - 2:42pm Oh my what a shot from…

Oh my what a shot from Anderson!

07/13/2018 - 2:02pm Unless crazy things happen…

Unless crazy things happen in Rafa-Djoker match! But I could never see Rafa slowing down like these two gents.

07/13/2018 - 2:01pm 7 sets down!

7 sets down!

07/13/2018 - 1:40pm No way!!! I can't stand that…

No way!!! I can't stand that 5th set tiebreak in US Open. Make someone break!

07/13/2018 - 12:48pm Anderson should've been…

Anderson should've been demolished on Wednesday too but we saw what happened...you never know. I'll happily root for either of these gents in the Final. Especially if against whiny Novak.

07/13/2018 - 12:22pm Anderson back in the same…

Anderson back in the same position as two days ago...serving to stay alive.

07/13/2018 - 10:40am The only two countries in…

The only two countries in which I have lived!

07/13/2018 - 10:40am Saw all 4 of these guys play…

Saw all 4 of these guys play last week...it was amazing. 

Two massive servers in this first one. Good so far and sets going to tiebreaks as expected.

07/13/2018 - 8:53am Roger is perfect. How can…

Roger is perfect. How can anyone not be a fan?!

07/13/2018 - 8:53am I was lucky enough to attend…

I was lucky enough to attend 3 days of week 1 action. Saw Roger, Rafa, and Djoked on Centre. Just an incredible event if anyone has the chance to go.

Still pretty shocked with the loss from up 2-0. Nadal vs. Djokovic should be an absolute treat coming up though. Not sure Isner or Anderson will be able to hang in the final but love me a good American / South African underdog!

07/03/2018 - 3:30pm Lol "headbutt". English…

Lol "headbutt". English commentators we're having a field day too. Coming from a hockey perspective, I just don't see it.

07/03/2018 - 3:29pm Was just in Oxford this…

Was just in Oxford this morning. Never forget, 1776! Will be celebrating tomorrow :)

07/03/2018 - 12:11pm For God's sake don't forget…

For God's sake don't forget the holy Trinity too...RUSH!

07/03/2018 - 12:09pm I will be watching in London…

I will be watching in London...and hoping for an England loss.

07/03/2018 - 12:08pm Agreed, Allez!!

Agreed, Allez!!

07/01/2018 - 3:46pm Especially if you are a…

Especially if you are a Leafs fan indeed. Not that they'll end the Cup drought anytime soon.

Just ran into some rowdy Canucks celebrating today while visiting London.

06/15/2018 - 2:38pm And you guys didn't believe…

And you guys didn't believe me when I told you in April :) 

https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/schembechler-hall-practice-field-ripped-out-photos#comment-5026905

05/29/2018 - 5:52pm Ah I was not aware of that. 

Ah I was not aware of that.  I will check it out. 

05/29/2018 - 3:58pm The time will be soon but big 4 are far from

The time will be soon but big 4 are far from done!

05/29/2018 - 3:58pm I saw that Aussie Open game and considered

I saw that Aussie Open game and considered it...the reviews look pretty bad though. As much as I watch and play tennis, I've never tried a video game. Can't imagine it is as entertaining as NHL.

05/29/2018 - 3:56pm American men just struggle so much on clay. Oh

American men just struggle so much on clay. Oh well. Still exciting to watch this tourney and see if Rafa can keep making history.

Side note, I'm heading to Wimbledon this year and cannot wait. This will be major #3 of 4 and I still need to get to Roland Garros.

05/29/2018 - 3:54pm Well it is 0%

Well it is 0% Federer...