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The Pub / Re: The deed is done.
« on: February 27, 2010, 04:01:28 PM »
Well welcome to the Mountain time zone! ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer bartering?
« on: February 27, 2010, 03:58:17 PM »
Play it like the Military, don't ask, don't tell :-X

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Pics
« on: February 27, 2010, 03:56:43 PM »
I checked on mine yesterday, nothing yet. I do however have chives growing, never seen them this early. We have had the mildest winter I can remember here in the Northern Rockies. The temps have been in the 50's in the day, make me want to start gardening.

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Ingredients / Re: Rye Flour
« on: February 26, 2010, 01:47:24 PM »
Make sure you have plenty of rice hulls on hand. Was the beer clear or cloudy?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Water to Grain Ratio
« on: February 26, 2010, 01:39:20 PM »
I use whatever I can get away with, depending on how big grain bill is. 1.75/qt. to pound is sure nice to stir, but some times it's 1.1  I really haven't seen a difference in the final product. To each their own.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Batch size
« on: February 26, 2010, 01:30:00 PM »
I am getting up to 13 gallon batches anymore. I have been taking a few gallons and boiling on the kitchen stove, then adding when there is room in the kettle. I really need to start kegging, I have 44 gallons ready to bottle now, not to mention wine :P

What, you don't have 500 bottles lying around?
Oh but I do, that is part of the problem as well ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: just wanted to thank you guys
« on: February 26, 2010, 01:28:18 PM »
Someone on another forum mentioned a lap dance from Gary Glass..... :o
I heard it was Gary Glitter ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer Tasting - Suggestions?
« on: February 26, 2010, 01:27:02 PM »
My wife is a tiny thing who drinks pretty much only my 70+ IBU, 8+% ABV beers.  When I brought home a 10%, 100+ IBU IIPA and warned her about it, her response was pretty much "so what?".  Now, she's not a heavy drinker, but she likes the flavorful, bitter beers.  And many of the women beer drinkers I know around here are like that.  So I wouldn't make any gender based decisions.  Just get a variety of good beers and you should have something that will cover everyone.


+1  my wife loves the uber hoppy and the uber stouty.  hard to pigeonhole what a lady will drink now-a-days.

My wife is the same way. A local brewery(closed now) made some great beers. One was so-so, an amber, it was the one that most of the bmc crowd liked. I think it was a good gateway beer to get people on track to what good beer is. I would start at the low end of the spectrum and progress.

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The Pub / Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« on: February 26, 2010, 01:17:19 PM »
She fell down the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way

only users lose drugs ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: just wanted to thank you guys
« on: February 26, 2010, 01:12:32 PM »
Woo-Hoo ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Batch size
« on: February 26, 2010, 01:10:16 PM »
I am getting up to 13 gallon batches anymore. I have been taking a few gallons and boiling on the kitchen stove, then adding when there is room in the kettle. I really need to start kegging, I have 44 gallons ready to bottle now, not to mention wine :P

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Modern German Brewing Practices
« on: February 26, 2010, 01:05:43 PM »
There is a German brewery here in Missoula, the brewmaster seems like a good guy. You could shoot him an e-mail and see what he has to say. His beers are very good, he was a brewer in Germany before he came to the states.
http://www.bayernbrewery.com/
Good luck to you!

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The Pub / Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« on: February 26, 2010, 12:47:31 PM »
There are two rules in life a man should never bend. Never whittle towards yourself, or pee against the wind.

He's about as smart as a post.

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The Pub / Re: tipping?
« on: February 03, 2010, 08:09:14 PM »
Now tell my daughter or me that a pizza delivery driver needs something extra when they're At Least getting state minimum wage and they deliver within 5 miles average?  Maybe if they drive like Richard Petty or Dale Earnhardt... then yeh, otherwise their tip was already calculated in and I paid for it already.

Pizza drivers are not paid minimum wage. They get "minimum wage" in the same sense that a waiter or any other tipped employee gets minimum wage. If their tips don't come up to $7.25 an hour *for an entire pay period*, the employer is required to make up the difference.

None of the national chains actually pay the driver the entire "delivery charge." The driver is getting somewhere in the $0.50-$1.00 range per delivery, to subsidize the costs of operating a vehicle. It costs of minimum of about 30 cents a mile to operate a compact car. For the majority of deliveries, if the customer doesn't tip, the driver is effectively paying money out of pocket.

The odds of a late delivery being the driver's fault are generally pretty low.

I agree with glitterbug: all you did was punish someone who has no input in the process and hates the "delivery charge" more than you do. On top of which, you made yourself memorable - in a bad way - to someone who is alone with your food.

Disclosure: I deliver pizza for a living.
+10,000
My kid delivered pizza for a little over a year, not a chain restaurant. The store owner started a delivery fee of 2.50, guess where that went, yup his pocket. A 5 mile trip is actually 10 miles for the driver, the miles add up quick. Think about it you start your car 10-15 times a day what happens? Yes, you burn through starters my boys car it was a $200 part. Lucky for him, i know how to work on cars, so he only had to buy parts. When his clutch went out, that would have $500 parts and labor, instead of $150. You have to take that kind of stuff into consideration. Not to mention what the kid could do to your pizza, next time you get him to deliver. I take very good care of the people handling my food. Basically, if you can't afford a tip cook your own damn food.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: anyone by chance
« on: February 03, 2010, 01:46:45 PM »
The thing i would worry about is turning something you love to do into work. I sure hope it works out for you!!

I had an office job for 17 years .... and it SUCKED! I never want to do that again, ever.
No Doubt, that would drive me to the brink of insanity. I love to work outdoors. Sixteen years in the kitchen sucked as well. :(

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