July 18, 2012

How Beer Geeky is Your Mobile?

Or things to fix while in an airport while waiting for a plane.

First a story.

Three years ago at the GABF I tweeted about my first glass of Black Folie-- a 52/48 blend of New Belgium's La Folie and Redstone Meadery's Black Raspberry Nectar. The tweet read in part, "I <3 Black Folie". This was almost immediately  auto-corrected by my Motorola Droid as, "I <3 Black Folk".


I love Black folk as much as any other folk. There wasn't a problem with the statement in and of itself. It was just wholly out of place. I caught it before it went out. The next day I added La Folie to my spell check custom dictionary.


I'm on a Galaxy Nexus now. It's another Android product. Due to the Google grand unification of all my data, my custom dictionary entries follow me around. 


During a recent trip, I added a few more entries. I thought I'd share. If you want to calibrate your phones geek factor against mine, then you should type these terms in a text and see what comes up. Tap them in in lower case (especially proper nouns) and post any funny business in the comments. A sampling:


¡Salud!
ABV
Acetylaldehyde
BJCP
brewhouse
brewpub
brite
butonized
carlsbergensis
cerevisiae
chlorophenolic
casked
Ciccerone
decoct
decoction
dextrin
diacetyl
dubbel
folie
frites
fusel
gem├╝tlichkeit
geuze
gruit
gueuze
IBUs
IPA
keezer
kegorator
Lagunitas
lambic
lupulin
moules
oast
oasthouse
Perlick
Prosit
Roeselare
saccharification
saccharomyces
sparge
terroir
trippel
tripel
tun
uvarum
vorlauf
Wyeast
Westmalle
Westvleteren


You may consider adding these and maybe olllllo and BeerPHXation too?


I also own an iPad, but I've been a bit lax on keeping those beer terms up to date on my Jobs Machine. The auto-suggest on Apple products is rude and intrusive. It doesn't let you add entries on the fly like you can on Android. I wish I could port my custom entries. I imagine I'd have to use iTunes in some ridiculous process to get my useful but #appleunclean data to the iPad.


Side note: I googled for images of Black Folie. Apparently this is a lingerie of some type. 
Caveat Googlor.

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