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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Mashtun question
« on: July 20, 2017, 09:47:57 AM »
My first thought was that not putting slots on that pipe would help maintain your siphon better.  My gut says slots in that pipe would apply more suction in the first pipe and reduce the flow from the outer pipes.  I'm not an industrial/process engineer and am probably missing some major point so I could (easily) be completely wrong.  ::)

I batch sparge and would be worried about leaving a lot of wort behind with that setup without having a way to maintain the siphon.


Equipment and Software / Re: Gott style coolers
« on: July 19, 2017, 02:45:14 PM »
I'm not sure putting 160lbs of water in a plastic cooler with plastic handles would make it past the legal department in most companies.  That's probably just me though. 

I haven't see any over 10 gallons.

I hope you find what you need!!


The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 18, 2017, 01:51:15 PM »
I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline


"you might start with cloudy beer and then achieve brightness by the last pint served. I am somewhere in the middle. "

This isn't a problem, it's how I know the keg is almost empty.   ;D


The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 17, 2017, 10:50:43 AM »
Baby elephant Walk - Henry Mancini


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: mold?
« on: July 14, 2017, 07:58:15 AM »
I agree with Denny.  Just CO2 collecting on some yeast bits.  They can be nucleation sites.

Nothing to be concerned about.


The Pub / Re: really regretting the cataract surgery
« on: July 11, 2017, 07:08:51 AM »
From a completely different perspective, I'm happy to hear the surgeries are going well.

Unwelcome sites seem like a small price for being able to see them.  ;)

I'm considering Lasik to at least get rid of half my bifocals.


The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 11, 2017, 07:05:40 AM »
I Want a New Drug - Huey Lewis & The News


The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 07, 2017, 10:20:05 AM »
Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 06, 2017, 02:14:10 PM »
Me and you and a dog named Boo.  LOBO

The Pub / Re: "High End's" Message to Craft
« on: July 06, 2017, 12:22:22 PM »
I have to guess the sales agreement all those breweries signed requires them to make these kinds of communication devices.  People can be pushed to do and say a lot of things when enough money is in play.

To me it looks like the big boys trying to establish what the logo means in the minds of the public. 

I was out of the country for the past 3 weeks so this is all news to me yesterday and today.  What I've read has never made any claims of quality concerning what's in the bottle.  All it seemed to indicate was, if you care about local/craft beer and you don't like the way the macros do business, this little up-side-down bottle lets you know the beer you are looking at is not owned by a conglomerate you may not wish to support.  Period.

The sales numbers on the macro brewers have been looking worse every year for a long time and I don't think wine and spirits have been driving that.  Yes, wine and spirits have increased their market share but that is within an overall increase in alcohol consumption in general.  If you owned a market and suddenly your numbers are dropping while everyone else's numbers are rising you can't blame that on a small trade organization with a minimal budget, out yelling your multi-million $$ monthly add campaign.

It is sad to see brewers who came from the same places we did suddenly sandbagging their roots.  It doesn't make me think the big boys are even thinking about how things have actually changed yet.  They are still in denial.  Only 6 more stages to go.   8)


Most of us are our own worst critics.   :-[

I have to tell people all the time that I can't describe a beer on tap in my house for them.  I'll tell them all the flaws I've identified and what I'm trying to fix.  Then they draw a pint and look at me like I'm idiot since they taste none of the things I do.   ::)

Congrats on your friends liking your beer and have fun brewing more!!


I always use a lid with an airlock once the wort is in the fermenter.  A towel is very old school but I don't it add any benefits.  To me, it only increases risk of some infection finding it's way in.


Classifieds / Re: What is Wheaton's Law?
« on: June 13, 2017, 11:03:17 AM »
Just to be different,

Firefly for ever!!


Wesley always bugged me.  A smart kid with no confidence gets high honors?  Not likely.


The Pub / Re: Sweet Water Mix Pack
« on: June 13, 2017, 07:23:50 AM »
I did a quick search.  According to the googles, Cool Breeze is a Cucumber Saison.   :o

Not sure I'd be very interested in that one.  To each their own though.


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