We got a few great comments on the blog, though I think a bunch of you were lazy. They were put in a hat, Yankees of course, and the winner was B.M. (asked that we use initials only)
B.M. Will be receiving a copy of the Beginning Homebrew DVD. We selected randomly, but I have to say that the funniest comment went to Chris. Take a look for yourself, terrible spelling and all:
It would be reall nice to have a DVD teaching me how to brew my own version of the creature. I won\’t have to sneek around the medacine cabinet. Seriously though the idea of brewing my own concouction at home sounds like the begining of the end for me. I love beer, and to make it the way I like it, is a dream. I can give you a quick summary of a time I had to much of the juice. First some advice, if your not in your own home learn to control yourself. I was at a friends party and the night was like a welcome back for me from Marine Corp bootcamp. I alowed my guard to drop and the creature bit me, it\’s bites hard fokes. I happened to be on the porcelin with a line forming at the door. Just then I got bitten and passed out with my rear in the air. Lets just say that I hope no one remembers that night because I\’m scared for life. Know your limits ladies and gents. In a nutshell I would rather brew my own in the piece and quiet of my castle. Best of wishes to all and Erin Go Bragh..
Now my gift to the rest of you:
Here is a bar trick for you to try out over the holiday break. Some feedback on success with this would be appreciated.
What you need: Two bottles of beer, a freezer, and a victim
1. Before the party, put a bottle of beer in the freezer for a few hours until almost frozen; needs to still be liquid. This may take a trial run to get the timing down. FYI, too long and you\’re cleaning the freezer. I have been there, it sucks.
2. Gather a victim or crowd, whichever you prefer. Tell them you are a beer wizard, AKA Harry Pinter, OK I threw that part in. Tell them you can turn beer in to ice before their very eyes. This is also the part where you make any bets. Little holiday cash never hurt.
3. Take the cold beer out of the freezer, and open it. Pour a little in to the cup to show that it is liquid.
4. Tap on the bottle\’s rim with a second beer. The carbon dioxide will rise to the top, which will instantly transform the beer in to ice. Celebrate your victory by chugging said beer-slushie.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!