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The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 06, 2011, 07:55:37 AM »
Good stuff, thanks for the conversational ammo guys.

One last question! We want to find a good (ONLINE) video training series so we can be prepared for how to train a puppy. Any recommendations?

I like this one. http://Http://trainingpositive.com

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The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 02, 2011, 11:01:20 AM »
He is difficult to walk and just not catching on to the leash thing very well. He always wants to chase trucks, never cars, just trucks. I think he must have had a bad experience with one at some time in his life. But I can live with that.


gymrat,

You may have already tried this but it helped with our little leash puller, http://www.premier.com/View.aspx?page=dogs/products/behavior/easywalk/productdescription

Cause the leash attaches as the chest when the dog pulls it just turns him around to face you. It's very gentle and really cuts down on the pulling

Thankyou for the suggestion. I have tried the gentle leader head collar, which worked for a while but then didn't, I will look into one of these.

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I got a lot of really nice glasses from Bed Bath and Beyond on the cheap.

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Beer Recipes / Red Ale
« on: June 02, 2011, 07:23:54 AM »
Does anybody have any favorite Red Ale recipes?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Membership
« on: June 02, 2011, 06:48:11 AM »
Why yes you do :)

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The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 01, 2011, 10:49:52 PM »
I have read that Blue Jays in captivity have been observed using paper as a tool to drag seed to them. Birds really are far more intelligent than people realize.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Membership
« on: June 01, 2011, 10:36:31 PM »
Just got it. Now I am all linked up and am a real live brewer  ;D

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The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 01, 2011, 10:23:08 PM »
My dog Ralph is the guy in my avatar photo. I got him at a rescue last December. 5 days before Christmas.  The rescue said he was a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix. Hence the name of my brewery. I recently had a vet tell me he was none of the above. That he is a Belgian Tervuren Shepherd. I had never heard of such a thing so I googled them. In appearance and behavior I think there is a good chance he is.

Regardless of what he is, he is a terrific dog. I had never seen such an obedient dog in the house. In the 5 months I have owned him he has never had an accident in the house, never gotten into the trash, never chewed on anything he isn't supposed to. He even picks up his toys and takes them to his bed at night. It was incredibly easy to teach him to do that.

He is fantastic with my grand children. In fact he is fantastic with any small child he sees. He is different towards kids than he is toward adults. It is so cool to see this 72 pound dog being so gentle with kids. I honestly think he could become a very dangerous dog if he thought someone was harming a small child, even if he didn't know the kid.

He is difficult to walk and just not catching on to the leash thing very well. He always wants to chase trucks, never cars, just trucks. I think he must have had a bad experience with one at some time in his life. But I can live with that.








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All Grain Brewing / Boil time
« on: May 31, 2011, 07:54:08 AM »
I read on another forum that you should always boil your wort 90 minutes. Is this really necessary or can I get by with bringing to a boil and going right into my 60 minute hop addition?

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If you want a good reliable recipe you might consider a kit from Northern Brewer or Midwest Supplies. I did the Scottish Wee Heavy from Northern Brewer. It weighed in at 9% ABV. You would never know it was that strong by tasting it. It is delicious and was already pretty darn good a month into the bottle.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Spent grain
« on: May 28, 2011, 08:07:15 AM »
Aren't they a good source of fiber?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Oxidation question
« on: May 28, 2011, 08:04:28 AM »
I think that is a very sensible approach?

So tell me about this olive oil thing  ;D

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Oxidation question
« on: May 27, 2011, 08:02:38 AM »
OK here is my concern. The heat resistant hose I bought doesn't fit the barb on my ball valve. So I have been just draining my mash tun into my kettle about 18 inches below it free style. I am concerned after reading that chapter that I might possibly have ruined my beer.

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All Grain Brewing / Oxidation question
« on: May 26, 2011, 08:04:12 PM »
I read in "How to Brew" that getting air in the preboil wort can cause your beer to suffer oxidation. This does not make sense to me as it seems like the bubbles in the boil would do the same thing. Has anybody had any experience with this?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry substitute for WY1028
« on: May 26, 2011, 02:32:19 PM »
I find Nottingham and S 04 have very similar character. But S 04 is a bit too bready for my taste. So I prefer Nottingham in my Irish Reds and Scottish ales.

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