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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby kindofyoung » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:36 pm

x-post from food thread since I didn't know about this one

kindofyoung wrote:It doesn't look like much, but goddamn this is some seriously good hot chocolate.
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300g dark chocolate (50-70% range)
1,5-2 teaspoons of chili powder
0,4cup/40g cacao
0,4cup/85g sugar
0,85cups/200g cream
2,5cps/600g milk
(you can use less chocolate and cream if you want to, it'll still be good)

Chop up the chocolate, put aside in a bowl.
Mix together all the other ingredients and bring to boil, let rest for a couple minutes, bring to boil again, take it off and pour into the bowl with the chocolate. Use handblender to ensure the chocolate is completely dissolved.
Serve.

Toast with butter optional
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby hooplah » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:15 pm

i bought a nalgene bottle in an attempt to make myself drink more water. i'm severely hydrated all of the time. my stomach is incredibly irritable, i'm tired, my mouth and lips are always dry, etc. etc.

but god damn drinking extremely water is so difficult. typically i drink less than one glass of water a day (which is very, very horrible). now i'm trying to drink 2 or 3 1000mL bottles a day and it's hard.

edit: also if you don't wash the bottle enough the mouth of it smells like absolute butthole
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby RycePooding » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:17 pm

Nalgenes are soooo great EXCEPT for the smell, which actually completely ruins them for me.

Get a hydroflask!
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby deadkitty » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:43 pm

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HATERADE
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby mc-lunar » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:01 pm

hey @hooplah and anyone else who wants to up your water consumption here are some tips

  • dont drink water from the fridge, its much harder to put down large amounts of cold water. stick to tap water you can chug that shit.
  • get a water bottle that you can squirt into your mouth. much more fun
  • if you take pills regularly, assign yourself 1 cup / pill instead of 1 sip/multiple pills
  • if youre in class or other divided schedule (uhh idk meetings at work? im not an adult) give yourself goals like "go through an entire bottle per class"
  • as much fun as youre having drinking all this water start tapering down 1.5 hrs before you sleep or so. i spent a couple weeks waking up at 2 am like an old man before i learned my lesson
  • bonus: you do kegels all the time coz u cant always pee right away so you have a better sex life. drink more water!
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby sknss » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:42 am

The other day i saw an app on the apple store that served as an alarm to remind you to drink water and i thought to myself "who needs that??" But i guess you could use it hooplah, get the app.

If you dont like the taste of water, you can try adding some lemon juice or mint leaves. Or switch to tea
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby bels » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:23 am

I have a carafe of water and a glass on my desk all the time. It always ends with me drinking too much water because whenever I'm bored (always) I drink some water.

Makes adding mint leaves to the water much easier too. Plus whenever someone comes to see me I pour myself some water instead of listening to them talk.

Plus then you only have to wash the glass, not the carafe.
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby germinal » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:17 am

drank some beer

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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby tomsfood » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:16 pm

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studying for my fashion final tomorrow and listening to the strokes and drinkin this stuff
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby madisseur » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:28 pm

in december drinking chelada
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to accompany a philip seymour hoffman movie night
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Postby longjumps » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:35 pm

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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby jukeboxnukebox » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:36 am

lychee calpis with star shaped lychee jellies

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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:07 pm

When I drink beer I drink stouts, so I decided to organize my thoughts while I expanded a bit. Hopefully these are useful to somebody.

Guinness

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It’s hard to critique Guinness for some of the things it does wrong or could do better because it doesn’t have any real competition. Guinness is the only really universally available stout; the kind of thing you can find at any bar or grocery store. From the perspective of a high-distribution beer, it does very well. It doesn’t have the complexity or separation of flavors that a Samuel Smith’s or an Old Rasputin has, but the taste is still good, and has all of the things you would expect from a stout. It is also extremely drinkable, which is a definite plus. Very smooth mouthfeel. Guinness is the only beer on this list I would call casual in the sense that you could buy a six-pack and toss them all back no problem. PS Guinness is ALWAYS better on draught.

Guinness Extra Stout


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Not altogether too different from Guinness, it adds some flavor and complexity without approaching the levels of bitterness in an Imperial. I’d recommend it as an easy stepping-stone to more complex stouts, especially if Guinness is starting to feel a little bland.

Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout


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This was my first non-Guinness stout. The oatmeal flavors are prevalent but are well balanced. Flavor and mouthfeel aren’t too heavy, which is often a problem with oatmeal stouts. This is an extremely solid stout, and if you’re looking to find out what an oatmeal stout is like it’s a perfect starting point. It's really the oatmeal stout.

Samuel Smith’s Russian Imperial Stout


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My first imperial stout, this remains one of my highest in terms of flavor:drinkability ratio, where drinkability refers to primarily mouthfeel. In this case it doesn’t fill the mouth in the way many darker stouts tend to. I’d describe it as a drier stout; it flows smoothly, components well balanced without any standing out in any particular way. This might be a good first step towards imperials for those looking to move past Guinness.

North Coast Brewing Company Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout


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This is in my experience the “stoutiest” stout. It is the darkest, most bitter, most complex beer I’ve tasted. Not for the faint of heart or light of tongue. If Samuel Smith’s Russian Imperial is 72% cacao dark chocolate, this is the 95% stuff. It is not necessarily an easy drink, and you certainly wouldn’t want to be pounding these back. This is a brew for sipping and enjoying. The extremity of the flavor also makes it excellent for cooking. I’ve used it to deglaze a pan for a steak sauce and as part of a butter-beer injection for my family’s Thanksgiving turkey. One of my absolute favorites.

Green Flash Double Stout


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Label says Big, Bold & Complex, but the first thing I notice is that the flavor is very one-note, in this case being bitter. In that sense it is absolutely still very Big and Bold, as it’s ratcheted the bitter concentration up to the point where it obscures the other flavors. Unfortunately this is the same issue I have with chocolate and milk stouts – the complexity is what I enjoy, so to reduce the flavor to one note is to ruin the stout. Mouthfeel is nearly syrupy. Overall wouldn’t recommend, except for possible use cooking with sweet meats. Gonna be honest and say I didn’t finish this one.

Founders Brewing Breakfast Stout (Double Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout)


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The extended name essentially lists every flavor present, but by far the most prevalent is oatmeal, as expected from a breakfast stout. Complexity of flavor takes a bit of a hit for the same reason, though not too bad. Mouthfeel is good; this is a very drinkable stout, doesn’t expand when it hits the tongue. Very long aftertaste to this one. Similar overall to the Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. I’d recommend either to anyone looking to try an oatmeal.

Founders Brewing Imperial Stout


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My impression on first swig is that this is quite smooth for an imperial. Second thought is that unfortunately that smoothness is quickly revealed to be fairly simplistic. It’s as if someone made an imperial-flavored beer more so than brewing one from scratch. For as much as I enjoyed Founders’ Breakfast offering this was a disappointment. Mouthfeel is fairly similar to the Green Flash Double Stout, which is absolutely not a compliment. Also didn’t finish this one.

Chocolate stouts, mocha stouts, coffee stouts, etc. weren't reviewed because I don't like them.
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby odradek » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:55 pm

my secret chinese-ness is getting less and less secret
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby ramseames » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:22 am

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33 acres of Cof33 (german bock lager), 6.9%ABV

dumb name good beer

very strong notes of coffee (obvs), more subtle chocolate and caramel flavours

its weird this is even a lager really, pours and drinks like a porter or a stout
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby deadkitty » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:26 am

best coffee i've ever had (red rabbit)

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they roast their espresso blend a bit on the lighter side and do super long extractions (like 35-40 seconds)
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby meatjacket » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:04 am

i wanna know where i can get really good sodas

there is this place called rocketfizz like an hour or two from my house that has some nice ones for decently cheap
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby nexus6 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:54 pm

No pics, but i'm having some red tea at the moment... tastes like mold
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby kewks » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:54 am

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matcha latte with matcha coconut chocolate chip cookie.. so delicious. for you vancouverites it's at basho on hastings
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby sknss » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:06 pm

my kind neighbour gave me some water kefir grains so i made water kefir with lemon and figs (you live that alone for 24hrs to 48hrs, then you put it though a colander and it's ready to be drunk)
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it's quite fizzy :]
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby sknss » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:56 pm

@thecanadiancook sorry i forgot to say i used brown sugar too
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby Indieguy » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:26 am

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Old Fashioned

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The best damn cappuccino of my life ever
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby nem » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:26 am

Hot Vimto that looks weirdly black because of my mug.

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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby can- » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:51 pm

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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby ramseames » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:03 am

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Spoiler:
@UnwashedMolasses this is right up your alley


I'm a bit tipsy rn

because this is 11.9%

easily the best beer I've had this year. I don't think P49 is by any means the best craft brewery in vancouver in terms of what you get from them day to day but this is super interesting. strong chocolate notes, surprisingly hoppy for a stout (its like 46 ibu), but still really smooth. quite malty

for $13.50 + the hassle of dealing with the fact that its wax sealed over top of the cap its a bit much

but nonetheless a really fantastic beer

gonna buy a couple and let them sit for a few years maybe, see how they turn out
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby sknss » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:13 am

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bissap :cool:
made by infusing roselle (a type of hibiscus found in west africa) in water. very refreshing and tastes sharp like cranberry juice.
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby can- » Sun May 10, 2015 9:44 am

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just Cru it
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby can- » Sun May 10, 2015 9:47 am

pink drinks

spumante rose txakolina
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aperol fizz w mezcal & cava
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clover club
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Postby _str » Sun May 10, 2015 1:25 pm

coffee in a koffi mug
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Re: IT'S REALLY FIZZY [What are you Drinking Today]

Postby ramseames » Fri May 15, 2015 7:49 pm

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Black grouse, punt e mes, maraschino, angostura bitters

Aged 6 weeks in an Oak barrel

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