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Title: Storms in the southeast
Post by: denny on April 28, 2011, 07:17:31 PM
My heart goes out out to everyone killed, injured, or left homeless due to the tornadoes in the southeast.  I'm especially concerned about Keith.  A map on CNN shows a tornado hit Huntsville, where the brewery is.  Let's have some good vibes for all the people in the area and especially our brewing bro.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: tschmidlin on April 28, 2011, 07:20:34 PM
Waiting to see a post from him . . . or from someone who has spoken to him.  Would love to hear from tommeier too.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: weazletoe on April 28, 2011, 07:47:39 PM
Man, I had no idea Major was in danger. I have some realtives North of Atlanta. LAst I heard they were ok, not sure about today though. Wishing the best for Major. That's all he needs after his recent run of bad batches. Anyone got his number?
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: theDarkSide on April 28, 2011, 08:14:36 PM
His account showed him active at 7am this morning, so hopefully that's a good sign.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: Slowbrew on April 28, 2011, 08:35:00 PM
It's very sad to see the death toll keep rising as the week goes on.  I hope everyone down there lands on their feet.

One of my sisters has a house about 2 miles from the St. Louis Airport in the town of Ferguson.  She says she and her family are okay with minimal damage to the house.  Everyone is hoping this weather pattern moves on soon and they can start getting back to normal.

Here's to all those people who are learning to deal with our mid-West weather.  Hurricanes are scary but at least you can see them coming and prepare.  I know exactly what they are going through (Iowans are usually a bit too laid back when it comes to tornadoes) and I wish them the best of luck.

Paul
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: denny on April 28, 2011, 09:02:27 PM
I grew up in IA.  The screen at out drive in movie would get blown down every year.  Seems like one small town would disappear every tornado season.  I spent a memorable afternoon hiding from a tornado in a church basement after dropping acid....
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: brandon on April 28, 2011, 10:41:48 PM
Hey Denny-
I talked to Keith on the phone this morning. He and his wife/kids were fine. No damage to their place. No power but he seemed to escape any damage.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on April 28, 2011, 11:48:10 PM
Hey Denny-
I talked to Keith on the phone this morning. He and his wife/kids were fine. No damage to their place. No power but he seemed to escape any damage.
Thanks Brandon,
I was thinking about him when I heard of tornadoes in Huntsville.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: weazletoe on April 29, 2011, 12:57:18 AM
No power........

So no we all need to pray for his fermentation temp control.  

EDIT : I'msorry Major. Too soon?  ;D
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: oscarvan on April 29, 2011, 02:03:35 AM
The Red Cross texted me for help... reply to donate. I hope it ends up in the right place.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: boulderbrewer on April 29, 2011, 02:11:30 AM
Wow, thank goodness to some of our friends being safe, I hope all of our brewers and thier families are safe.

Denny,

Acid, church and tornado man it sounds like a perfect perscription to come up with the Wizard of OZ. Bet you have a better story than that one!
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: bluesman on April 29, 2011, 02:12:45 AM
I've been thinking about him all day. I hope he's okay. I was thinking he would have replied to the AL homebrew bill thread but apparently not.

What a tragedy down there. My heart goes out to all of the victims.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: rabid_dingo on April 29, 2011, 02:15:27 AM
I think Major kept using a land line for his interwebs access.
So with so much damage out there it may be a while.

Good vibes sent.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: euge on April 29, 2011, 03:16:42 AM
No power........

So no we all need to pray for his fermentation temp control.  

EDIT : I'msorry Major. Too soon?  ;D

Those was one of the things I thought about first. Well after all the deaths. I've never heard of so many being killed at one time by tornadoes. F'ing awful man. That's gotta top Katrina.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: speed on April 29, 2011, 03:55:50 AM
I grew up in IA.  The screen at out drive in movie would get blown down every year.  Seems like one small town would disappear every tornado season.  I spent a memorable afternoon hiding from a tornado in a church basement after dropping acid....
so did you see god that day? ;D
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: weazletoe on April 29, 2011, 04:07:47 AM
I remember summers back in Ohio. Man we used to get some great storms out there. Nothing like seeing the sky turn neon green to make your blood run cold. But, what happened down south is just unreal. So tragic, and sad. Makes me feel kind of morbid to think how much I love a good storm.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: boulderbrewer on April 29, 2011, 05:28:08 AM
Same here Weaz, but the acid trip it is so much better. I don't have a heart!!!!!! Make me stop beating!!! WTF FLYING MONKEYS!!! I dont have RED SHOES!!! MF!!!
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: majorvices on April 29, 2011, 09:18:28 PM
Hey everyone! Thanks for the well wishes. I am safe. No power. Phones just came back on line (and hence the dial up is back too!)

The brewery is "safe" but no power. That means cold room is shut off. Good news is it has been cool down here so I am not worried yet. Lost the batch I was working on when storm was bearing down on me. Even went back to try and save it (long story) but, alas, nothing I can do. Trying to conserve gas now. And food. Really need ice. That said, so far it hasnn;t been too bad. Kinda like camping at your house.

There is some serious damage in some areas. I went out to check on some family and saw some serious destruction. My sister's church was flattened. But thankfully all I know are safe.

Hearing dowwn town huntsville may have power by monday. I am hoping that the brewery gets back on line before my house. Gotta have priorities.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: gmac on April 29, 2011, 09:59:30 PM
Glad you're ok, hope you have electricity soon and that things get back to normal for you.  Really sad about all the damage and destruction and I can't imagine how the people who lost loved ones must feel.  Building, and beer, can be made new but unfortunately, not everything can.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: tygo on April 29, 2011, 10:41:17 PM
Glad to hear you came through it okay Major.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: weazletoe on April 29, 2011, 11:19:30 PM
Glad you're good Major. Now that you're safe, your beer is in my thoughts.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: bluesman on April 30, 2011, 02:40:27 AM
Really glad to hear you're okay considering that the storm that hit there was the worst since 1932.

Cheers!  8)
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: majorvices on April 30, 2011, 08:24:54 PM
Phone is sporadic at best. first time it has worked since yesterday when I logged in. Back here in my little cove it has been one long party jumping from house to house. Helps to have lots of beer. Course its starting to get warm now.

One of my neighbors made it into town today (I live about 30 minutes from anything) and brought me a 6 pack of Great Divide IPA. I had no IPA at the house so I was thankful (even though I have about 6 bbls worth back in town).  ;D  They also brought ice, which was awesome.

Seriously appreciate all the kind thoughts and words. I almost feel guilty I am not suffering more than I am. Have running water. Have had plenty of food. We are on gas so my cook top works. I have even been plugging in my tankless water heater for hot showers and dishwashing.

Only thing lacking is power to my keggerator but I am very thankful for everything I have, most especially the safety of my family and friends.
Title: Re: Storms in the southeast
Post by: euge on May 01, 2011, 02:31:28 AM
Great! Beer is always a good thing to have around. ;)