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Pimp My System / Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« on: December 15, 2015, 10:01:41 AM »
Absolutely awesome Amanda, you've done an amazing job!

Just wanted to let you know how much I look forward to your posts. Thanks for doing this kind of stuff, its a great read.

The Pub / Aged Weather-beaten Bait Table
« on: June 27, 2015, 03:22:34 PM »
I recently built two outdoor tables based on a bait table you would find at the end of a dock. I started this project over a year ago when I left all of the 1x4s out in the weather. All of the boards weathered slightly differently and there was a nice variety of colors and warping. A year later, I used them to create the table surface. All of the boards are pressure-treated.

I wanted it to look aged and as vintage as possible so I intentionally made each board slightly longer or shorter than needed by fudging the pencil marks when i was measuring. After randomly placing the different colored boards I used a random-orbit sander to knock off all of the edges and corners. I did this as randomly as possible to make it look naturally worn and not like i used a router.

When I was finished, I took a saw blade and rolled it all over the surface to makes dents and small holes in addition to the claw side of a hammer to rough up the surface.

I'm pretty happy with how they both came out and I'll probably use one of them as an extra work-surface when brewing.

Table dimensions are 60"w x 30"d x 30"h. Both tables are pretty identical so I only took picts of one:

Equipment and Software / Re: Orbital Shaker
« on: June 27, 2015, 02:55:34 PM »
Very cool gadget, if you're able can you take a few seconds of video with a flask? I would love to see it in action!

The Pub / Re: If I could bother my friends here for a little help...
« on: June 15, 2015, 06:34:26 PM »
Thanks guys! Cases being mailed out to all of you Monday. Will need your email addresses. ;)

First I was like ;D then I was like :o and now i'm like :(

The Pub / Re: If I could bother my friends here for a little help...
« on: June 12, 2015, 05:46:58 PM »
done. good luck brother!

Going Pro / Question about Restrictions of brewery location
« on: June 11, 2015, 09:30:49 PM »
From the TTB Website

Subpart C—Location and Use of Brewery

§25.21   Restrictions on location.
A brewery may not be established or operated in any dwelling house or on board any vessel or boat, or in any building or on any premises where the revenue will be jeopardized or the effective administration of this part will be hindered.

(Sec. 201, Pub. L. 85-859, 72 Stat. 1389, as amended (26 U.S.C. 5402))

My question is about the bold part.

What kind of locations would fall under the "jeopardized" description? What would jeopardize revenue?

By "effective administration…hindered" are they talking about agents having easy access to the location?

The Pub / Re: American Pharoah vs Secretariat
« on: June 11, 2015, 11:32:22 AM »
I never understood why the Triple Crown was such a big deal until I watched a video about it recently.

Apparently, when mammals exert themselves, lactic acid builds up. Humans can get rid of this acid quickly, but horses take a long time, like 3-5 days. So the three races of the Triple Crown are all well within the rest period. That means the horse that wins all three races never truly recovered from the first race while running the second, and same with the third. Above that, its running against fresh horses that haven't run in weeks.

All of this just makes Secretariat's run that much more amazing.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What is applejack?? And is it good?
« on: June 10, 2015, 11:51:56 AM »
I haven't made it myself, but here's the basic procedure:

Just as an aside, I love these guys. Before I found this forum I watched all of their videos and it really helped me out as a beginner, especially their "stepping into all-grain" series. Highly recommended for beginners.

The Pub / American Pharoah vs Secretariat
« on: June 10, 2015, 11:44:34 AM »

If you are going to start a brewery you need to understand that if you want to make any money you have to have a lot of volume. If you don't produce and sell a lot of beer you won't be making any money and you will be sustaining a hobby not a business.

This reminds me of a quote from one of Jamil's podcasts:

"Remember, you aren't in the beer making business, you are in the beer selling business."

That line really struck a chord with me.

Equipment and Software / Re: mash tun
« on: May 19, 2015, 04:07:51 PM »
My silver/grey cooler holds temp more accurately.

Equipment and Software / Re: The ethics of keggles
« on: May 01, 2015, 09:12:25 PM »

And that's why their executives are multi-millionaires and you are not. 

As pointed out earlier, it's not criminal theft by law, if that makes a difference in your ethics..  Failure to return forfeits your deposit.  Don't think they haven't done the math. They are knowingly complicit in underage cash keg sales and choose to ignore it.  Cigarettes don't cause cancer, either.

No, my ethics are personal, not dictated by law.  They are also not dependent on someone else's ethics.  I do what I do because I believe it's the right thing to do.

"I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law." -Aristotle

One of my favorite quotes.

« on: April 25, 2015, 11:36:21 AM »
My friend used to call Rumpleminze + Yaegermeister a "Screaming Nazi". Had way too many of those back in the day.

Pimp My System / Re: Pimp my Fermentation Chambers!
« on: April 23, 2015, 01:50:52 PM »
love it, nice hack!

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