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General Homebrew Discussion / Anybody familiar with PBW?
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:56:47 AM »
Once it is mixed 1 tablespoon to 1 gallon is it safe to get on your skin?

The Pub / Philip Sayce wins a spot in crossroads
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:53:16 AM »
A young "unknown" musician won a chance to play in Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar festival at Madison Square Garden this year.

Beer Recipes / Re: My second stab at a brown ale
« on: March 17, 2013, 01:36:52 PM »
I just took a sample of this from the fermenter before I kegged it. I am suddenly a Kent Golding hop lover. All I can say is WOW!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ever have one of those beers.....
« on: March 16, 2013, 07:33:03 AM »
Yeah...that pretty much describes a typical brew day for me

General Homebrew Discussion / Whatcha all drinkin on St Pat's day?
« on: March 16, 2013, 07:25:40 AM »
I have plenty of Irish Red Ale and Oatmeal Milk Stout. Oatmeal Milk Stout isn't exactly Irish but close enough.

Beer Recipes / Re: White Wheat Wonder (now with pictures)
« on: March 10, 2013, 12:29:06 PM »
I had 8 guys over after work Friday. The beer that was the most popular was my White Wheat Wonder so I am making more today. I am changing 2 things. Instead of 6lbs 2 row and 3lbs white wheat, I am doing 5lbs 2 row and 4lbs white wheat. The other is instead of S 05 I am trying out the new BRY 97.

The Pub / Re: Gut wrenching
« on: March 08, 2013, 04:54:56 PM »
Missouri German Shepherd RescueHello all! Another quick update on our girl Lindey. She came out of surgery at Blue Pearl in Overland Park. She is doing very well. They worked on her jaw, mouth and teeth as well as one paw. The vet is hopeful that the other paw will not need surgery, however both paws/legs are in splints and will be splinted for up to 4 months. We at MOGS are sooooo thankful for everything! The staff at Blue Pearl have fallen in love with her and have said she has been a lady throughout this whole thing. Along with the malnutrition and the parasites the first vet found, other signs of classic neglect are showing up in this sweet girl. We will post more updates on Miss Lindey as we get them!!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch Sparging: Dilution
« on: March 07, 2013, 02:05:09 PM »
So you had a thin mash then over sparged? Between the two that is a really high water to grain ratio.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch Sparging: Dilution
« on: March 07, 2013, 01:54:34 PM »
How much water did you mash with?

Equipment and Software / Re: Chiller to pond pump question
« on: March 07, 2013, 11:40:05 AM »
As for the pump, don't buy a little "pond pump" unless that sucker is at least 1/3HP. Get a "submersible pump" with at least that rating. If you cannot get the velocity of flow through your chiller, you are not using the whole chiller capacity. It can make a big difference, especially when you have had the opportunity to use the proper setup.

From experience: do your homework on a pond pump. Its a great tool to have (I use one for chilling as well), but most are not built to last. has customer reviews for all of their brands. Most reviews will point out that the pump lasts 6-12 months before giving out. Pick up the one that has a reputation for a longer lifetime. Price point doesn't necessarily reflect quality, either.

Most pond pumps are rated by Gallons Per Hour (GPH) rather than HP. Some models don't even give HP with their specs. I think I bought a 560 GPH model, and it provided plenty of flow through my 3/4" IC.

IMO: Copper ain't no big thang on the brewhouse side.

What model of pump do you have?

Ingredients / Re: My Recent Experience with Citra
« on: March 07, 2013, 11:30:47 AM »
I used 1 oz of Citra in my white wheat wonder. .25oz for 60 minutes, .5oz for 10 minutes, and .25oz for 5 minutes. Just one ounce gave this beer a very strong hop presence. I didn't like the Citra IPA I made last year but I actually find the taste of this white wheat beer quite pleasant. It absolutely has the citra aroma. I would describe it as balanced leaning toward hoppy.

All Things Food / Re: I discovered
« on: March 06, 2013, 06:20:31 PM »
Jalepenos to taste
A few jarred artichoke hearts
A clove of garlic
Some lemon juice
Olive oil
Now an olive
I don't do tihini in mine

All Things Food / I discovered
« on: March 06, 2013, 11:39:52 AM »
That if I drop an olive in the food processor when making my jalepeno artichoke hummis, it makes it really good.

Anything Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, or classic blues.

The Pub / Re: Gut wrenching
« on: March 05, 2013, 11:20:56 AM »
The rescue taking care of her is the one where I got my dog Ralph from. The following is the story they had on their facebook page yesterday.

Missouri German Shepherd Rescue


Landed in the snow. Good thing or she'd be dead.

Woman who scraped her up called me Friday and Nancy (MOGS PRES) spent most of Friday on this.

Fortunately there was a horse show at the arena ... several people were outside and saw it.

They said "she came FLYING off that overpass" -- in other words she didn't climb up and over, she didn't jump over the railing. 99% likelihood she was THROWN off the overpass. Someone suggested maybe she came flying off a pickup bed, but doesn't seem likely. It's a straight road, no curves, no ice at that time, broad daylight. Someone would have had to slam on their brakes but there was no squealing. Besides, she would have flown out the back of the pickup not the side. Plus she's skinny (tho not emaciated) and shows signs of having been abused by a man.

At any rate, the people who saw it happen ran into the horse show to tell people. It just so happened one of the attendees loves gsd's (used to breed them). She's from Colorado but was with a local gal friend - they rushed her to the local gal's vet, who thank God is a great vet that Nancy happens to know.

She was in shock. Some blood in her stomach and some compression in her lung. But by Friday mid-day she seemed to be doing well and those things seemed to be settling down. She needs to rest for a week or so to make sure there are no further repercussions in those areas.

Biggest issue: vet says she did a "three-point landing" - held out her two front legs and landed on the backside of both front paws and her jaw.

1. 3-4 fractured teeth that need to come out
2. amazingly not a single broken bone (god bless the snow)
3. THE BIG ONE: totally messed up tendons in left front paw.
4. also some similar damage in right front paw, but much less severe

Vet says she needs a "pan carpal arthrodesis" - fusing the carpal or ankle into a fixed position. Approx $3,300. Follow up care is 4 months or so, with frequent trips to vet for checkups and xrays and splint changes. With followup care we're probably looking at $4,000. Plus she needs 4 teeth out and basic vetting (spay, shots, etc). Another $500 or so? She may also need the arthrodesis on the other leg but that's unknown at this time. If so, it's another $3,300.

This vet doesn't do orthopedics so Nancy called Dr. Rob (our wonder vet of Tucker and Sasha fame) in Topeka. He's going to talk to the other vet, but MOGS will have to get Lindey up to Dr. Rob for examination since x-rays don't show anything about tendons.

Dr. Rob says he's seen it happen that tendons can heal without surgery sometimes. We won't know anything more until Dr. Rob sees her mid-this coming week.

The Colorado horsewoman is the one who called Nancy Fri morning. She's willing to pay the vet's bill AND donate $3,000. Fabulous start. She's also collecting some money from the others at the horse show. So we're off to an excellent start. But we will need more help with her.

If you can donate MOGS does have a paypal link:

All help is appreciated in help with this sweet sweet girl!

Am told Lindey is very sweet, though a little standoffish for the time being. Shows signs of being abused - warms up quickly to women, more leary of men. Takes longer is all.

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