otolith


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bhodilee wrote:Do you know which? and do you know when? I ask, because my wife couldnt' remember my birthday for like the first three years we dated. Just making sure your wife remembers yours. Sometime in January was my birthday for three years.



40" Masterbuilt. Ordered to arrive after my bday on Sunday...


edit: MD Sparky!

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tenuki wrote:Happy birthday bawhm!

Okay, I'm lazy and can't find the thread, does anyone remember what blend the Vegas wine with grey capsule was? Was that the barbera blend?



Definitely not the Barbera blend. In CT, I have a private note I added onto those denoting those as the blue capsules.
I apparently forgot to denote the other two, but since I believe the most recent ones (SMV-blend) were green capsules, I'm going to go with the grey capsules being the 2009 blend of Zin/Barbera/Cab.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:Definitely not the Barbera blend. In CT, I have a private note I added onto those denoting those as the blue capsules.
I apparently forgot to denote the other two, but since I believe the most recent ones (SMV-blend) were green capsules, I'm going to go with the grey capsules being the 2009 blend of Zin/Barbera/Cab.


I thought in the latest blend the green capsule was only for the special BOB (bottom of barrel) bottles. So two colors for Blend #3.

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polarbear22 wrote:I thought in the latest blend the green capsule was only for the special BOB (bottom of barrel) bottles. So two colors for Blend #3.



Oh right, that's why I'm remembering green. And now I'm remembering that besides the blue the other two colors are grey and gold. And I'm now 99.42% sure the gold was for the 2009. So that would make the 2011 being the grey.
Unless that's incorrect, then I'm 99.42% sure that the grey was 2009 and gold was 2011.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:Oh right, that's why I'm remembering green. And now I'm remembering that besides the blue the other two colors are grey and gold. And I'm now 99.42% sure the gold was for the 2009. So that would make the 2011 being the grey.
Unless that's incorrect, then I'm 99.42% sure that the grey was 2009 and gold was 2011.



Umm, thanks? :P Yeah, I was just trying to remember if we used grey or blue first year. My friend Randy had chipped in for half a case, and was like what is this?

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:Oh right, that's why I'm remembering green. And now I'm remembering that besides the blue the other two colors are grey and gold. And I'm now 99.42% sure the gold was for the 2009. So that would make the 2011 being the grey.
Unless that's incorrect, then I'm 99.42% sure that the grey was 2009 and gold was 2011.


You are incorrectly correct.

2009 - gray (silver)
2010 - blue
2011 - gold and green for BOB bottles.

Not as trustworthy as ddeuddeg, but not totally unreliable either.


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polarbear22 wrote:You are incorrectly correct.



I was actually just testing you to see if you would come up with the correct answer. You passed.

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North316 wrote:If we have the same Pinot....I hope yours is much better than the initial taste of mine was.



When did you get yours? I got mine on Thursday and it's been resting til about half an hour ago and it's actually pretty damn good.

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otolith wrote:40" Masterbuilt. Ordered to arrive after my bday on Sunday...


edit: MD Sparky!



very cool! I read once that you can't tell the difference between woods, but honestly, I like cherry with chicken and hickory with beef and I'm partial to Pecan with pork. I get bags cheap though so I keep a good variety on hand.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:Oh right, that's why I'm remembering green. And now I'm remembering that besides the blue the other two colors are grey and gold. And I'm now 99.42% sure the gold was for the 2009. So that would make the 2011 being the grey.
Unless that's incorrect, then I'm 99.42% sure that the grey was 2009 and gold was 2011.



you'd be pretty good at accounting ;)

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mother wrote:Phrases I never needed to read, but am strangely more whole for having read: "sack of anus"



I'm here all week! Kyle will love the summation.

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polarbear22 wrote:You are incorrectly correct.

2009 - gray (silver)
2010 - blue
2011 - gold and green for BOB bottles.

Not as trustworthy as ddeuddeg, but not totally unreliable either.



Ah thanks, I got confused too, forgot the first two were both Barbera blends.

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Awww, sad. One of my Woot Cellars Blitzen from the wine rack in my closet is ultra bad. Leaky gooey black stuff all around the underside of the capsule (and a bit leaking through the top) and a rather awful smell of some sort. And I can see that the cork itself is all sorts of discolored, soaked through, and icky looking.
All this and I haven't even pulled the cork yet.




Don't even really understand how it could have happened. It never would get hot enough in there to do anything like this as far as I know...and the other dozen or so other bottles of things I have in there look just fine. At least they better all be fine.

EDIT: Well, I just opened another Blitzen that was on the same rack right next to the one above, and no leakage, cork in perfect condition, and the wine is just great. So maybe the other bottle did somehow cook in transit and I only just didn't notice until now? Is it possible that the seepage through the capsule wouldn't have happened immediately, but could have occurred over time while lying on it's side?
Any other wine flaw explanations besides cooking that would explain this?

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:
Any other wine flaw explanations besides cooking that would explain this?


There is also the chance that the cork was flawed and it leaked.

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polarbear22 wrote:There is also the chance that the cork was flawed and it leaked.



That's what I was thinking. Check the cork!

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bhodilee wrote:When did you get yours? I got mine on Thursday and it's been resting til about half an hour ago and it's actually pretty damn good.



Arrived at my office on Thursday, in-transit via co-worker on Friday and was home and resting Friday by 5pm, untouched until opened. Mine certainly had a longer travel than yours though, since I am in Ohio.

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HHHAAPPYYY Birrrtthhddaayy Bahwm!!!

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North316 wrote:That's what I was thinking. Check the cork!



What should I be looking for? Right now, the cork is still in the bottle. I didn't even bother removing it yet. Cat will be here Sunday, so I was figuring I'd leave it until she got here so we could examine it all in more detail together. And experience the badness of a bottle like this together.

Maybe WD can bring me a replacement bottle to the Wootception, if he has any left.

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We set a record for today's high temp.... it was 92 here today!! 2 weeks ago, we had frost..... crazy weather....

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mommadeb1 wrote:We set a record for today's high temp.... it was 92 here today!! 2 weeks ago, we had frost..... crazy weather....



We were happy with 46 today! Tomorrow, we're back to 40 and rain, followed by 35 and snow for the rest of the week...Just f'n great....

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bhodilee wrote:very cool! I read once that you can't tell the difference between woods, but honestly, I like cherry with chicken and hickory with beef and I'm partial to Pecan with pork. I get bags cheap though so I keep a good variety on hand.

She got some wood, too. heh

I can't wait to try it out! Will have to start with some chicken and pork ribs.

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polarbear22 wrote:You are incorrectly correct.

2009 - gray (silver)
2010 - blue
2011 - gold and green for BOB bottles.

Not as trustworthy as ddeuddeg, but not totally unreliable either.

Sorry this took so long. Birthday dinner with bahwm, then choir rehearsal. Finally, I as reminded to check on this, only to discover that you had it right long ago. At least I can confirm it for you.

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mother wrote:Phrases I never needed to read, but am strangely more whole for having read: "sack of anus"



That.Is.Hilarious.

I'm not sure why you'd let your dog on your lap, let alone your house, if he smelled like that.

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coynedj--do I have some of your wine????

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Thank you all for the birthday wishes! I had a great day. Dinner at Mike A's in Buffalo was amazing! One of these days . . . the Omakase dinner will be ours! Just need about 3 hours to do it!

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お誕生日おめでとうございます bahwm

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rjquillin wrote:お誕生日おめでとうございます bahwm


ありがとう rjquillin

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cmaldoon wrote:RJQ- PM 4 U



Yes, I just typed that

No, I can't believe it either

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:What should I be looking for? Right now, the cork is still in the bottle. I didn't even bother removing it yet. Cat will be here Sunday, so I was figuring I'd leave it until she got here so we could examine it all in more detail together. And experience the badness of a bottle like this together.

Maybe WD can bring me a replacement bottle to the Wootception, if he has any left.



Sometimes corks just leak

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cmaldoon wrote:Yes, I just typed that

No, I can't believe it either



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otolith wrote:She got some wood, too. heh

I can't wait to try it out! Will have to start with some chicken and pork ribs.


I want reviews. My birthday (and smoker) aren't until June.

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rjquillin wrote:お誕生日おめでとうございます bahwm



This reminds me of the time in the main thread when I made someone so mad I got cursed out in Thai. Something about the size of my manhood. It was Kyle's fault of course, he started it.

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otolith wrote:That.Is.Hilarious.

I'm not sure why you'd let your dog on your lap, let alone your house, if he smelled like that.



he currently has some serious dog breath happening. I think he may need an extraction.

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polarbear22 wrote:I want reviews. My birthday (and smoker) aren't until June.



To be clear, he wants reviews of the smoker, not the other thing you alluded to. At least, I think that's what he wants. I could be wrong.

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otolith wrote:coynedj--do I have some of your wine????



I don't think so, but if you want to go down to the cellar and pick out a few choice bottles that would be OK with me.

And re your weather complaints, at least you didn't get the ice storm we had in South Dakota. I spent last night until sundown clearing tree limbs out of my yard - I waited for a few days because I wanted the power company to come get their electricity line off my backyard lawn first. I'll be clearing branches and limbs again all night tonight too, but that should be the end of it. At least I got to use my chain saw - that's always fun.

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coynedj wrote:I don't think so, but if you want to go down to the cellar and pick out a few choice bottles that would be OK with me.

And re your weather complaints, at least you're not in South Dakota.



I shortened that for you.

And to be fair, I absolutely adore South Dakota but I don't think I could handle living there at all.

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tenuki wrote:Ah thanks, I got confused too, forgot the first two were both Barbera blends.

No, the second was a Barbera blend. The first was a Zinfandel blend.
I need to do a better job of keeping up here. Dang work keeps getting in the way.

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ddeuddeg wrote:No, the second was a Barbera blend. The first was a Zinfandel blend.
I need to do a better job of keeping up here. Dang work keeps getting in the way.



IIRC, 77% Zin, with the remainder Cab and Barbera.

And just realized I didn't have any of them in my count. So those still need to be added as well as wine club shipments. Yellow Brick Road!


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