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Tanked Episode 267 for Wed Sep. 10, 2013

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

- Beer/Mixed Drinks

- Weekend Catchup

Scott’s weekend

- Had a fantastic Sat. Forans, food and beer, Electric Six and Greek town

- Starting my first Batch of beer. not doing white house honey porter, opted to try somthing hard and i scored the recipe for a belgian tripel from dragonmead. Starting it Sunday!

 

BoOzE NEWS

Some Myths About Storing Beer

Beer is the third-most widely consumed drink in the world, after water and tea. It’s also the oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage. With that kind of demand, it’s not surprising that everyone has an opinion—opinions that breed myths about the best ways to store, age, refrigerate, and drink this tasty malted beverage. But we’re here to clear that all up. Here are seven beer myths exposed to the light of truth.

1. If Cold Beer Gets Warm, Cooling It Again Will Make It Stale

Wrong! Like Valentine’s Day, this is a myth brought on by some wily marketing gurus, most likely that brand that won’t stop talking about how “cold” their beer is. The fact is, beer experiences substantial fluctuations in temperature during shipping. Of course, you don’t want these changes to be drastic, and excessive heat will certainly ruin your beer. But the notion that it can only be refrigerated once is a total myth.

2. Sunlight Skunks Beer

True! Sunlight is the nemesis of beer—not only in storage but in the fermentation process as well. Ultraviolet light, in particular, “skunks” beer. But before I explain how, it’s probably a good idea to clarify the difference between staleness and “skunkiness.”

There are “off” flavors, and then there are “skunky” flavors; the former is the result of poor carbonation or excessive heat, and the latter—an odorous, rubbery taste—is the result of a photochemical reaction. Specifically, UV light breaks up acids in the hop plant (an essential bittering agent in beer) to create a nasty little compound called “3-methylbut-2-ene-1-thiol.” or “MBT.” This wordy concoction combines with other sulfurous chemicals to create a horrid odor that is darn close that of a skunk, and even more oppressing in the realization that your precious brew has been ruined. In fact, researchers at the University of North Carolina even found a similarity between the chemical composition of skunked beer and that of the anal glands of actual skunks.

The lesson? Don’t expose your beer to excessive sunlight—or really any light for that matter. It’s just another reason to refrigerate beer, as even prolonged indirect sunlight will cause this very basic chemical reaction. Interestingly, this is not a threat with wine, cider, or mash liquor, as none of these beverages contain hops.

3. The Color of the Bottle Affects Beer’s Shelf Life

Yes and no. It’s not the color of the bottle so much as its translucence that affects beer’s long-term quality. Clear and green bottles allow in significantly more UV light than brown ones. This leads to skunking, as mentioned above. So if you were to store green or clear bottles in complete darkness, then there would be no discernible difference in shelf life from that of a brown bottle in similar conditions.

Green doesn't necessarily mean good.

For whatever reason, green bottles are rife among European imports (Heineken, Stella Artois, Beck’s, and Pilsner Urquell, to name a few). You may even have noticed that these brews are much better on tap (from a opaque keg) than in the bottle—but you could argue the same for any beer.

Once again, this is really only a threat if you don’t refrigerate your beer, as coolers and refrigerators keep sunlight out. It is worth noting, though, that beer that’s been sitting on the store shelf for a while is at a higher risk of skunking or going stale. For this reason, most craft beers include a “freshness” tab that tells you how long it’s been since it was bottled.

4. Beer Must Be Shipped, Stored, and Aged Cold

So, so wrong. In fact, certain kinds of beer—mainly unpasteurized, bottle-conditioned craft beer—can be aged in cellars, just like wine! While cooler temperatures are ideal, most experts agree that anywhere in the 40-70 degree range is fine for dry storage—again, as long as you keep out the sunlight.

Refrigeration is a crucial part of enjoying good beer. But it’s actually discouraged when it comes to long-term storage of corked beers, used mainly for Belgian-style ales. Despite some fridges’ abilities to regulate humidity levels, Beer Advocate explains that prolonged storage in artificial cooling chambers will dry out the cork, allow small amounts of air to enter, and eventually spoil the beer. Best to age these beers in a cellar with moderate humidity, which describes pretty much every cellar ever.

5. Putting Beer in the Freezer Is an Easy Way to “Quick Chill” It

This is true, but with a caveat: Do not ever freeze beer. Anyone who’s ever put a brew in the freezer to chill it but then forgot it was in there knows how disastrous this scenario can be. 70-proof liquor (or higher) is fine, but beer will explode when frozen.

That said, placing a beer in the freezer for a few minutes should be fine. Even then you should be careful, as you may still alter the taste of the beer. According to the American Homebrewers Association, freezing beer alters the molecular structure of the proteins in the beverage. It can also reduce the carbonation level and, in the case of bottle-conditioned brew, possibly kill the yeast.

On a related note, the Eisbock style of beer (like the infamous Naty Ice) uses intentional freezing in the production process. Brewers chill the beer to the point where it partially freezes. They then remove the slushy parts, so as to create a more concentrated and alcoholic beverage (water freezes at a higher temperature than ethyl alcohol). However, this process usually reduces the hop and malt presence in favor of the alcohol itself.

But if you really want to impress your friends, the LG “Blast Chiller” is perhaps the most extravagant—and downright silly—way to cool beer quickly. Despite our well-documented enthusiasm for this awesome feature, it has yet to materialize in a commercially available refrigerator. [Update: It has materialized! LG contacted us to let us know it's been available since July. Let the good times roll.]

6. Beer Should Be Stored Upright.

True. There are a few reasons why beer should not be placed on its side, and this applies to both corked and capped bottles, and especially to bottle-conditioned brews.

First, the yeast—that magical little organism that eats sugar and poops out alcohol and carbon dioxide (the process of fermentation). Yeast is critical to beer, but the sediment it leaves behind has a way of corrupting flavor; you want the yeast sediment (dead cells and chemical byproducts) to settle at the bottom of the beer. According to Beer Advocate, prolonged storage on the side will create a “yeast ring” along the walls of the bottle. This is why there’s a separate craft to pouring beer, and why you’re supposed to decant the liquid and “filter” out the gunk at the bottom.

It's not wine, people. Stand it up.

Second, upright storage limits the amount of beer that’s directly exposed to air (the neck of a bottle is narrower than the barrel). This slows the process of oxidation and prolongs the life of the beer.

Finally, upright storage is especially important for corked beers. When a beer is stored on its side, the cork—by virtue of being in contact with the beer—will gradually impart its own cork flavors on the beer, and some corks contain chemicals and other ingredients that will exacerbate this “corruption” of the beer.

7. Bottles Are Better Than Cans.

Wrong! Well, actually, this all comes down to personal taste. Canned beer has gotten a bad rap in recent decades because it’s often associated with mass-market, “cheap” beer. However, craft brewers are beginning to can their beer—212 breweries, according to CraftCans.com, including notable names like Sierra Nevada and Brooklyn Brewery.






 TECH 

  

 

Apple announced it’s new phones today. That’s right phones. Rumored for a long time that we would see 2 phones not just 1 iphone. We get the iphone 5c (Color) and we get the iphone 5s.

 

The Iphone 5c is really just the iphone 5 in a polycarbonate case and a bunch of silly bright colors. includes ios7 and some apps that will be standard. Including imovie. I know there were 5 but Well I forgot to write them down and now I can’t seem to find them online.

16gig is 99$

32gig is 199$

 

The 5s has a few big pumps over the 5 and 5c.

1st we get three colors. Gold, space grey and black.

Phone has the new A7 processor giving a much bump in speed.

A 62 chip making it the 1st phone with 62 capability. Giving developers more room to develop high quality games and apps.

The A7 will also help with health apps such as step tracker and weight loss apps.

better battery life. 250 hours of standby time. Was 225 so an additional day of non use time.

Camera has a new room sensitive light that will gage the room before it takes a pic.

better stabilization and the ability to record video at 120fps. for fun slow mo. (playing catchup)

Finally print ID. No more swipe. You press the home button and the phone will read your finger. Looks like you don’t have to be dead on to get it to work. (I have to think there is more the 1 way to open the phone.)



ios7 which available for download 18th for iphone 4 and up! Sorry 3 and 3s users if there are any still.



 VIDEO GAMES 







 MOVIES 

 

Just a quick shout out to SIR Mad Billy (Geoff) Happy Birthday from your pals at Tanked Radio

 

Robocop Trailer:

 

I like it! It shows the old style robocop and a new. It looks to be a much more serious and less violent. I think it will be fun and yes it shows a future Detroit. Looks a lot like detroit now with just a couple nice buildings.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1200731-robocop/trailers/



WWZ2?

Brad Pitt and producers are looking to make a 2nd World War Z. Not a movie I saw. Aaron did. thoughts? Directions for the 2nd one?

 

Antman bumped up

From Nov 5th to July 31st 2015. So about 4 months earlier then originally slated.

 

I am guessing it’s a summer $$$ Grab. Rather be able to get some summer money when kids are out of school and also to help Christmas DVD sales.

 

Ant-Man will kick off Marvel's third phase of its movie plans, and it is centered on a scientist who has a suit that allows him to shrink down to the size of an insect and to communicate with them.

 

Brolin almost Batman?

 

Talking with the Huffington Post, Brolin was asked if he had conversations with Snyder about playing Batman in the Man of Steel sequel:

 

“We did. I didn’t have conversations about it, but Zack [Snyder], that was part of his idea. It just didn’t turn out. It’s OK. It is OK. You know, another scenario might have worked better, but I’m happy for Ben.”

 

We had previously heard that Snyder wanted Brolin for the role of Batman as early as July, but it appears that the talks never lead to a firm deal.  Brolin certainly feels like he would’ve been a great Batman, but I feel that Affleck will do a fine job as well. Speaking of which, Brolin commented on the fan outrage over Affleck’s casting:

 

“I’ve never seen such a global reaction in my life. I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now. The reaction becomes so personal. It’s like, ‘Fuck this guy, I wish he was dead.’ And you’re like, ‘What? Dude, seriously? This guy is just working like you are. He’s doing the same thing you are. He’s trying to make the best choices he can.’”

Colider.com

 

Jurassic Park 4 Jurassic World in 2015

 

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 WEB GEM 

 

Don’t think we’ve done this one. Where is Morgan Freeman!

True Facts about the Hedgehog.

YouTube



The Unipiper is back!

There's a guy in Portland, Oregon called "The Unipiper" who rides around the city on a unicycle dressed as Darth Vader, and plays the bagpipes.  Not for any practical reason . . . just to be weird, apparently.

And there's a new video of him online playing the "Star Wars" theme on his brand new FLAME-THROWING bagpipes.

YouTube



FOOD BEATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well this is a slight update to a food beating we did back on episode 133. you might remember this one. It concerned beans and cologne. play clip.

 

 

 ODD NEWS 

 

This might qualify as a food beating

 

Shitty Boyfriend Smears Feces on Girlfriend During Lovers' Spat (Skat)

 

Police in Florida say a fight between a Brooksville man and his girlfriend took a really crappy turn when the former decided to smear feces on the latter's back.

Officers arrived at the S. Broad Street home of Jacob E. Kuhn after being alerted to a domestic dispute.

Kuhn's unidentified live-in girlfriend told police an argument between the two escalated to a physical altercation, during which Kuhn rubbed feces on the woman's back.

Alcohol was a factor in Kuhn's decision making, according to the official report.

It remains unclear where Kuhn obtained the feces or to whom they belong.

Kuhn was arrested upon returning to the scene of the crime and charged with domestic battery.

A Google search reveals that Kuhn has an extensive rap sheet that includes driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, property damage, battery, and a probation violation.

[H/T: Guyism, mug shot via WPBF]

 

Update: the poop was his.

 

NOT how you do a dirty Sanchez bub.       

...or a Cleveland Steamer for that matter.

 

Or he was performing the Cleveland Spackle!

(the act of covering a surface with fecal particles in a pattern resembling spackle)

 

Gawker



Drunk horseback rider said he was traveling 600 miles

 

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 10 (UPI) --

University of Colorado police said a man accused of drunken

horseback riding told officers he was traveling to

Utah to attend a wedding.

 

CU police spokesman Ryan Huff said police received calls

Monday about a man on a horse wandering into traffic in

Boulder and some witnesses said they saw the man strike

the horse, the Daily Camera, Boulder, reported Tuesday.

 

Police stopped Patrick Neal Schumacher, 45, of Colorado Springs,

who was found to be carrying a pug in a backpack.

He also had beer and a black powder pistol in one of his saddlebags,

police said.

 

Schumacher, who failed field sobriety tests,

told officers he was attempting a 600-mile trip to Bryce, Utah,

for his brother's wedding.

 

Schumacher was charged with a traffic infraction of riding a

horse while under the influence of alcohol and misdemeanor counts

of animal cruelty, prohibited use of weapons and reckless

endangerment.



150-pound watermelon stolen from Maryland man's garden

 

BEL AIR, Md., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A 150-pound watermelon worth an estimated $1,500 has been stolen from a field in Maryland, investigators say.

Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ed Hopkins said someone stole the watermelon Friday from the home of Brad Northcote, who lives about 15 miles north of Bel Air, WMAR-TV, Baltimore, reported Tuesday.

"I'm just amazed at the effort someone went to in order to steal a watermelon," Northcote said. "You really need a strategy for a theft like this; not just because of the size, but it was located on the most inaccessible part of the property.

Hopkins said investigators estimate the worth of the melon at about $1,500.

"From what we can tell, they cut the line and removed the watermelon," Hopkins said. "Nothing else was taken."



107-year-old Arkansas man killed in shootout with police

 

By Suzi Parker

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) -

A 107-year-old man was killed in a shootout

with a police SWAT team at a home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas,

where he had earlier threatened two people with a gun,

authorities said on Sunday.

 

The fatal shots were fired on Saturday night after Pine Bluff police

responded to a report that the man, Monroe Isadore, pointed a gun

at two people in the home in Pine Bluff,

a city of roughly 48,000 people about 45 miles south of Little Rock,

according to police who confirmed local TV reports.

 

When police arrived at the home on Saturday afternoon,

they removed the two people from the house and then entered

to begin negotiations. Isadore then shot at them through the door,

according to the reports confirmed by police.

 

No officers were struck, and police called for backup,

including a Special Weapons and Tactics unit.

Negotiations were started and SWAT officers inserted a camera into

the room where Isadore was holed up.

Officers saw that Isadore had a handgun,

according to the reports confirmed by police.

When negotiations failed, SWAT officers threw gas into the room.

Isadore fired and officers entered the room.

When Isadore shot at them again, the officers returned fire,

killing Isadore, according to the reports confirmed by police.

Police said the coroner confirmed Isadore's age as 107.

No officers were injured in the incident, which is under investigation,

a Pine Bluff police spokesman said.




Military practice bomb lands in Md. parking lot

 

SUDLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) —

 

An electronic failure may be to blame for a practice bomb

that was dropped from a jet onto a tavern's parking lot,

a Maryland National Guard official said Friday.

 

An A-10 Warthog jet from the 104th Fighter Squadron in the

175th Wing was returning from a training mission Thursday night

to Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River

when the inert device was dropped, guard spokesman

Lt. Col. Charles Kohler said.

The guard has grounded the aircraft while it investigates.

 

Kohler didn't yet know exactly what device it was,

but said it is made to fly like a 500-pund bomb,

but weighs much less.

"This is an unfortunate incident and we're very lucky that no one

was hurt. Safety is a top priority in all operations," Kohler said.

 

A customer at Darlene's Tavern in Sudlersville came in from outside

saying he thought a car in the parking lot was on fire,

said owner Darlene Hurley. The car was covered in dust and stones

and a few feet away was a 3-foot deep hole, she said. They called 911.

Police officers dug in the hole and when they spotted the fins of the device,

they called in the fire marshal's bomb squad, Hurley said.

 

Bomb technicians determined that it was a practice aerial bomb

and the device was turned over to the National Guard,

the fire marshal's office said.

"It could have been a whole lot worse.

It landed about 100 feet from the building,"

Hurley said noting that there are propane tanks nearby.

"It could have been really, really bad. Thank God everyone was OK."