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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:00 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Is anyone on the board a land surveyor?


No Frank but I do have to deal with them all the time and will be talking with 2 tonight at a planning board meeting. Send me an email of what ya need to know.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:05 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Is anyone on the board a land surveyor?


What's that, please?

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:30 am 
 

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Deadlord39 wrote:Is anyone on the board a land surveyor?


What's that, please?


someone who measures and marks property/land for things like setting lot bounderies, elevations and stand-offs for construction, etc. ( probably a more defined expalnation but that's pretty much it in a nutshell )

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:22 pm 
 

Do we have a "I made a surprisingly good sale" thread here? I thought we did for a while, but now I can't find it.

I just had a sale that literally made me gasp (I hadn't checked on the auction in like three days). It's nowhere even remotely close to the same solar system of $2,000 sales that some of you are used to, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised.

If we do have such a thread, can someone post the link? If we don't, then ... well, I guess I'm just confused. Wouldn't be the first time ...

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:48 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Do we have a "I made a surprisingly good sale" thread here? I thought we did for a while, but now I can't find it.

I just had a sale that literally made me gasp (I hadn't checked on the auction in like three days). It's nowhere even remotely close to the same solar system of $2,000 sales that some of you are used to, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised.

If we do have such a thread, can someone post the link? If we don't, then ... well, I guess I'm just confused. Wouldn't be the first time ...


well why dont you just post it here and tell us anyway :)


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:38 am 
 

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This may be an odd question, but does Shiner Bock make it's way up north or anywhere in the Northeast? It's about the only stuff I will drink nowadays.  That and Celis, both are TX beers but I'm not sure how regional they are.  I've tried a lot of regional beers and micro brew stuff but keep coming back to these two.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:04 am 
 

Badmike wrote:Needed to pop my 1,000th post cherry, so here it is:

This may be an odd question, but does Shiner Bock make it's way up north or anywhere in the Northeast? It's about the only stuff I will drink nowadays.  That and Celis, both are TX beers but I'm not sure how regional they are.  I've tried a lot of regional beers and micro brew stuff but keep coming back to these two.

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Haven't seen Shiner Bock up here in Mass, but I would assume someone has it. Seems like every month some new packie is popping up claiming it carries " 1000's of different beer" while the last one to claim such is closing down.

Sam Adams once put out a nice triple bock but really tough to find ( last made in 1997 ) one lot on ebay now:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 6257956564


Be warned...this is not for the faint at heart and to quote someone from mylifeisbeer.com : "I would rather lick a Bums Feet than drink this stuff again"   8O

Definitely an aquired taste, sipped slowly, but I liked it alot.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:46 am 
 

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Badmike wrote:Needed to pop my 1,000th post cherry, so here it is:

This may be an odd question, but does Shiner Bock make it's way up north or anywhere in the Northeast? It's about the only stuff I will drink nowadays.  That and Celis, both are TX beers but I'm not sure how regional they are.  I've tried a lot of regional beers and micro brew stuff but keep coming back to these two.

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Haven't seen Shiner Bock up here in Mass, but I would assume someone has it. Seems like every month some new packie is popping up claiming it carries " 1000's of different beer" while the last one to claim such is closing down.

Sam Adams once put out a nice triple bock but really tough to find ( last made in 1997 ) one lot on ebay now:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 6257956564


Be warned...this is not for the faint at heart and to quote someone from mylifeisbeer.com : "I would rather lick a Bums Feet than drink this stuff again"   8O

Definitely an aquired taste, sipped slowly, but I liked it alot.


I have to agree with the above post.  In my opinion, one of the best American beers is Samuel Adams.  Their seasonal brews are exceptional.  Just picked up a six of Spring Ale...kinda like a Belgian Wheat.  I used to buy the Scotch Ale and Double Bock quite often but cant get it around here anymore.  I bought a bottle of the Triple Bock when it came out.  Frankly it tasted like an alcohol infused fruit syrup.  And the $5 price tag for one bottle was enough of a reason not to buy it again.

Mike, next time you are looking for a good beer let me know.  I pick up a six pack of something different every other week.  Right now I have three different beers in my fridge.  The Sam Adams Spring Ale, Spaten Optimator, and Blue Paddle.  A few weeks ago I finally finished off the rest of the Hobgoblin Ale and the Boddington's Stout I had been putting off drinking.  I only drink one beer every other night, so I usually have plenty around.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:07 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Is anyone on the board a land surveyor?


I think so; see my PM.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:59 am 
 

I can't drink cheap beer, I end up with the worst case of fireass for about 3 days. It has to be over $10 a case, it seems.
I mostly stick to red wine. I can justify it because it is supposed to be good for the heart. Although I don't think a half-gallon at a time is what they meant.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:02 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
I have to agree with the above post.  In my opinion, one of the best American beers is Samuel Adams.  Their seasonal brews are exceptional.  Just picked up a six of Spring Ale...kinda like a Belgian Wheat.  I used to buy the Scotch Ale and Double Bock quite often but cant get it around here anymore.  I bought a bottle of the Triple Bock when it came out.  Frankly it tasted like an alcohol infused fruit syrup.  And the $5 price tag for one bottle was enough of a reason not to buy it again.



I have to agree with you on that.  Sam's Winter Lager is the one I like the best.  It's just about the only thing I like about winter...

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:37 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:I can't drink cheap beer, I end up with the worst case of fireass for about 3 days. It has to be over $10 a case, it seems.
I mostly stick to red wine. I can justify it because it is supposed to be good for the heart. Although I don't think a half-gallon at a time is what they meant.


   I burst out laughing.    :lol:  :lol:  :lol:   Good one.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:40 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Right now I have three different beers in my fridge.  The Sam Adams Spring Ale, Spaten Optimator, and Blue Paddle.  A few weeks ago I finally finished off the rest of the Hobgoblin Ale and the Boddington's Stout I had been putting off drinking.  I only drink one beer every other night, so I usually have plenty around.


  Hobgoblin Ale?  I think I might have one of those from 1979.  They were put out by Games Workshop, right?   :?

 And the Boddington Stouts are an old and superior family name.  They totally rule over the Michel Delving Hairfoots or the Stoors or even the Tooks.    :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:51 pm 
 

I think I never drank any US beer (beyond the common, terrific Bud or the like). In Europe, we have great beers from Northern Europe (I especially appreciate those from Netherlands and Belgium).

When I was in Cancun I drank a good Mexican beer, if I remember correctly its name was Modelo. It was quite similar to the Belgian Chimay, which is one of my favorites.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:16 pm 
 

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Deadlord39 wrote:I can't drink cheap beer, I end up with the worst case of fireass for about 3 days. It has to be over $10 a case, it seems.
I mostly stick to red wine. I can justify it because it is supposed to be good for the heart. Although I don't think a half-gallon at a time is what they meant.


   I burst out laughing.    :lol:  :lol:  :lol:   Good one.


    Reminds me of my Great uncle Angie.  This grizzled Italian tipped the scales at about 350, back in the 50s-60's before fast food made all of us that fat.  When he was in his 70's and complaining of short breath, his doctor found out that he ate pasta and sauce for breakfast, lunch and dinner (I think he might have thrown a curve with alfredo sauce ocassionally instead of the red stuff).  He told Angie in no uncertan terms, ONE plate of spaghetti and meatballs a day, the other two meals had to be salads.
   A few months later he's in, and he's lost maybe five pounds, the doc is flummoxed, he accuses Angie of cheating on him.  My great uncle says no, one plate a day like you said, that's all.  Of course, he then had to admit the one plate a day he filled with pasta, sauce and meatballs was about as big as a Norseman's heavy war shield..... 8O
  And, of course, he lived to be 89 years old anyway....

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:22 pm 
 

guerret wrote:I think I never drank any US beer (beyond the common, terrific Bud or the like). In Europe, we have great beers from Northern Europe (I especially appreciate those from Netherlands and Belgium).

When I was in Cancun I drank a good Mexican beer, if I remember correctly its name was Modelo. It was quite similar to the Belgian Chimay, which is one of my favorites.


That was Negro Modelo, probably one of the best of the commercial Mexican beers.  I have a fondness for Tecate which most consider pretty weak. Avoid Corona at all costs, the Mexican's themselves don't call it piss water for nothing.  It was quite a hoot to go down south for Spring Break and watch clueless Northerners lapping Corona down by the case because someone somewhere thought it was "cool" to do so. Yeck!
  Unfortunately I don't really drink foreign beers because of the cost involved, and most American beers to put it bluntly aren't worth the time to spit in. IMO Bud, Coors, Miller, etc all taste about the same, terrible. However, the micro breweries and regionals often fill in the gap by providing some decent stuff, which is why I like the Celis and Shiner brands.  Damn, I'm getting thirsty right now writing about it, and I have a Shiner in the veggie drawer of the fridge...
   When I do get a chance, I like to try various ales from around the world. I've kind of stuck with Newcastle ale over the years as it delivers the best taste for me.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:24 pm 
 

Chimay is yum - well recommended.

This pub, some 20 yards from my office is fab - with cask beer from Harveys of East Sussex, and massive helpings of great food when you need something to soak up all the beer.  :wink:

Royal Oak, Borough, London, SE1 4JU -  pub details# beerintheevening.com

But if you want a really wide spread of real ales - this is the local I go to.

Market Porter, Borough, London, SE1 9AA -  pub details# beerintheevening.com


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:27 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
guerret wrote:I think I never drank any US beer (beyond the common, terrific Bud or the like). In Europe, we have great beers from Northern Europe (I especially appreciate those from Netherlands and Belgium).

When I was in Cancun I drank a good Mexican beer, if I remember correctly its name was Modelo. It was quite similar to the Belgian Chimay, which is one of my favorites.


  Unfortunately I don't really drink foreign beers because of the cost involved, and most American beers to put it bluntly aren't worth the time to spit in.


My favorite beer is probably "Elephant Beer".  Man, three or four of those, and you're hammered.  As for American beers, what about some of the Sam Adams varietals?  My favorite is the "Old Fezziwig Ale".

  
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