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ADI in PDX

On my way.
Paddling my canoe across the wide deep blue:

On I sweep with threshing oar,
My only goal will be the western shore.

I'm more like I am now than I was before.

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  • edited March 23

    I'm more like I am now than I was before.

  • Seeya when I seeya.

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  • edited March 25

    Gin Summitt today:

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  • That would have been interesting as there are a lot of good topics in the outline.

    45 minutes for the Gin Tonic Reception is a little short though.

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    The reception went long. Even longer for me because I’m staying at McMenamins until Monday. I stayed and helped some of the ADI folks finish off the salmon. Gin & tonic and smoked salmon! Wow! Who knew? No worries about malaria for me!

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  • edited March 25

    Posting pictures from an iPhone X is challenging. I have some really nice ones on my DSLR, but I have no way to transfer them from the chip to my phone or pad. Left the laptop back on Gilligan’s Island.

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  • That session looks awesome. Any interesting tips to share?

  • Bring raingear when you come to Oregon. ;<)

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  • edited March 26

    Biggest take away for me:

    • Barrel-aging gin is a trend, not a fad.
    • Select used barrels that contain remnants of flavors that complement your botanical profile, not ones that compete with or overwhelm the botanicals.
    • Barrel aging gin in used bourbon barrels makes gin-flavored whiskey.
    • Aria Portland Dry Gin is VERY good.
    • Aria Gin aged in vermouth barrels is VERY good, made even better.
    • Aria Gin aged in pinot noir barrels is fucking AWESOME!

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  • No ADI stuff on the schedule for me today. I’m going exploring in the Columbia River Gorge.

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  • Ah interesting on the wine barrels

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    Opening breakfast and keynote:

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    Sized from 59 gallons to two liters:

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    Governments spend money on the stangrst shit:

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    Rapid maturation roundtable:

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    Build your own lab presentation:

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    Look who I found:

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  • edited March 28

    What are they dressed up as?

    Maybe the shirts were just 3 for the price of one?

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  • drinking on the job!

  • edited March 29

    I don't think i've ever seen Jeff without a drink in his hand and i spent two weeks with him once.
    He's like Julian from the Trailer Park Boys, but without the cola.

    Hey, ask them who's handbag that is on the floor. (bet it belongs to the Bagwan with the hippy beads.)

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  • Wow, Punkin, has word of Oregon's bagwan spread as far as Australia? That was our darkest (or silliest) moment.

    Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller

    my book, Making Fine Spirits

  • Been watching it on Netflix Bob. Best documentary i've ever seen. It's called Wild Wild Country and i'd recommend the show to anyone. Great stuff.

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    Wyeast

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  • Plaid is actually part of the Oregon uniform. That and a full/large beard, the StillDragon crew could pass for natives like that. Faux lumberjacks everywhere.

  • edited March 30

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  • Hey Kapea, what didja think of the gorge? Did you by any chance go by the old road instead of I 84? Some of my best memories are up that gorge.

    I haven't heard it for years, but at the base of the upper Multnomah Falls, it sounds like hisses and cracks instead of the kind of splashes that water's supposed to make.

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    my book, Making Fine Spirits

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    I went from Troutdale to Bridal Veil on the historic road. East of that was closed due to landsldes caused by last fall’s fire.

    Stopped by Multnomah Falls. It is truly magestic. Then I headed on out to Hood River. A friend who brews at Maui Brewing knows a brewer at P. Frieling Family Brewery there. So we had a tour, food and beer. Great beer, good food, and the most sparkling clean stainless steel I’ve ever seen in a brewery. It was so clean you could eat off of the floor. Lots of automation and instrumentation as well. An amazing 15 bbl brewhouse!

    Watched the sunset behind Wyeast from a park on the Columbia River right across the street from the brewery. No open containers prohibited laws, and recreational pakalolo is legal there as well. (wink,wink, nudge, nudge)

    One of the coolest days of my life so far. I have seen pictures of the Columbia River Gorge, but pictures don’t even begin to convey the majesty. I burned through about 32GB of memory on my DSLR.

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  • Next year it is ADI in DEN.

    I know Denver well. It’s definely going to be a good time!

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