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Messages - glastctbrew

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You just acid-washed your alveoli.

LOL...I must have some clean alveoli.

Done that one too many times drying up water condensation inside because I didn't have any damp-rid.

+1 (a few times!  Now the damp-rid is a permanent fixture in the freeze)

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The Pub / Re: A bonding moment......
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:57:33 AM »
I enjoyed Carlin a lot in his younger years, but in his last few he wasn't funny anymore - just angry and critical. He stopped doing comedy and did political commentary instead.

+1  Last time I saw him was at Symphony Hall in Boston.  I was pumped up to see him.  Alas it turned out to be a night of a bitter George ranting about politics for the evening.

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The Pub / Re: Thank you veterans!
« on: November 11, 2011, 10:46:34 AM »
A tip of the hat and a toast to all my friends that served, my nephew that is stationed in Japan atm and to all those that have served and currently serve so people like me can enjoy the freedoms they protect.

Thank you!

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Brewing up my house IPA for an early December party during a public brew day at my LHBS this Sunday, weather permitting.  If its a nasty day I'll be hunkered down in my garage brewing.  Pretty pumped about the brew day.  Looks like we'll have 5 to 10 people setting up for the day. 

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The Pub / Re: Ever see something you just HAD to share?
« on: October 24, 2011, 04:38:30 AM »
Watching that is a nice way to start the day!  Thanks for the link.

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Un-milled kernels of malted barley fall to the floor as you take off your shoes and socks

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The Pub / Re: Steve Jobs Dead at 56
« on: October 06, 2011, 12:33:51 PM »
I just watched a short CNN storyline. A huge loss for the tech world. He was certainly a tech prodigy and will be sadly missed. Apple will suffer from this loss...

I have an iPhone and a couple iPods. Fabulous products IMHO.

Steve Jobs had little impact on any kind of invention--Apple isn't particularly innovative and just sells crap that other people invented.


While Steve Jobs and Apple may not have invented a lot of the individual technological components they utilize(d), he and the company his visions drove, were certainly innovative.  I can't rationally see how anyone could argue that they did not take these technologies and figure out how to use them in a manner that pushed the technology further.

Sure there were smart phones as well as devices that used touch screens.  Jobs and Apple had the vision to combine the two to make a better, useful and rapidly accepted product.  That is, in fact, innovation.

innovate (ˈɪnəˌveɪt)
—vb
   to invent or begin to apply (methods, ideas, etc)

Sure Xerox invented the GUI interface, as well as Ethernet and a ton of other technologies we rely on in our daily computer use, but it was Jobs who saw the potential and drove his company to turn the theory into a usable product.

I'd hate to see where we would be without his vision.

Well, that is my take on Steve Jobs and Apple from my particular vantage point.

Cheers. :)

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The Pub / Re: Once n a while something comes along that ....
« on: October 04, 2011, 01:13:36 PM »
Very cool.  Wish we'd see some creative product launches/promotions like that in this country.

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I guess I remember football way before Hank. Don't really care one way or the other. I prefer the nice looking lady in the tight leather suit, personally.

+1

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to open 55 lb grain bags.
« on: September 28, 2011, 01:00:24 PM »
Thanks for the link!  Like a blind squirrel I find the acorn, err string, every once in awhile.  This "should" improve my odds. :-[

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/30 Edition
« on: September 28, 2011, 09:10:54 AM »
Demand from the family, aka my brother in-law, is growing for my Nut Brown Ale.  Being the caring family member that I am, I must oblige him.  Other than that, 2 couple of kegs to clean and my house IPA made with wet hops to keg.

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Ingredients / Re: New Hopunion Variety databook
« on: September 27, 2011, 08:18:47 AM »
Thanks for the link Denny!  I joined Issuu and dl'd the pdf to my phone.  This  is the kind of resource that is nice to have no matter where you are.

Euge, or anyone else for that matter,  if you want a copy pm me and I'll email you the pdf.

edited so it makes sense. It never pays to try and fire off a fast post just before a meeting!

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The Pub / Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
« on: September 23, 2011, 08:39:10 AM »
Ah, a fine year.  That's the year I graduated from Northeastern! ;D

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The Pub / Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
« on: September 23, 2011, 06:39:55 AM »
I was about to comment on how old I felt seeing people on here talk about how they were in high school during Sept 11th.  I was in college...I suppose I'm still youngish by the books, but I feel old, very old.  I like to think you're as old as you feel, and I've happily entered my crotchety old man phase.  You!  You kids!  Get off my lawn!

Bah, age is a mental  state, ask Denny, he'll tell you.  I was born in the 60s as well, butt up against the start of them,  but I still feel young! 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ask the Experts - Patrick Rue
« on: September 22, 2011, 01:52:34 PM »
I just to the answers.  I first logged into the site at the main page as suggested by Denny.

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