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All Grain Brewing / Re: Grain Mill
« on: April 24, 2012, 10:56:48 AM »
Why didn't the CL mill work out?

Does one need a certain amount of powered drill to run a Barley Crusher?  I have a drill, never used it for my mill, but not sure it's powerful enough. 
This is the one I have:

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Coors Light Iced Tea
« on: April 24, 2012, 06:53:33 AM »
Get cruuuuunk!!! Oh wait, that's not Ice T.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerators--any suggestions?
« on: April 20, 2012, 01:38:43 PM »

It's too bad I'm not in the market to build or buy a new kegerator...remember when I was saying these were hard to find?

Equipment and Software / Re: My letter to SWMBO
« on: April 20, 2012, 01:19:27 PM »
Oh I know.  I've always been the one people picked on.  I just never quite fit in anywhere.  Sorry to have ruined the original poster's thread, he had good intentions.

Equipment and Software / Re: My letter to SWMBO
« on: April 20, 2012, 12:03:57 PM »
I realize SWMBO is tongue in cheek, but it's still stupid!  Meh!

The Pub / Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« on: April 20, 2012, 10:52:44 AM »
Just make sure you check the wind before relieving yourself.  You still have to climb down.   ;)


They should climb with parachutes so they can jump off when they are done.
I was thinking they should wear parachutes in case they fall.  Are parachutes really that heavy?  One slip up and you could go, I had a hard time watching this video.

Equipment and Software / Re: My letter to SWMBO
« on: April 20, 2012, 08:02:03 AM »
For the longest time I thought SWMBO stood for Single While Man Brews Outdoors.


It's important to remember that you are on the same team though. I would not like to live in an adversarial marriage.

I really hate that acronym, I just do.  So I usually have to say something whenever someone uses it.

But on the topic of people living in adversarial marriages.  It seems too many guys I hear on these forums talk about how they hate taking up the kitchen for so long, their wives hate when they brew, hate the smell, blah blah blah.  Wow, sucks to have a wife that is so conditional.  Makes me sad.  And taking up the kitchen for 4-5 hours?  Can these people's wives stand to be out of the kitchen for that long?  I don't get it...

It's like when I hear guys say when they try to change their facial hair that their wives HATE it and make them shave it off.  Makes me sad.  Just imagine if you told your wife you hated her new haircut, how would she feel?  Not good right?  These wives just don't seem to think that through, it's a 2 way street.  Makes me think these guys married the wrong women.

Sunday I am having a double brew day. Making my CDA and my second attempt at a Firestone Walked DBA clone.
You're making a Cross Dressing Amateur?  tsk tsk tsk, be careful, they'll get ya.

Happy Birthday, Drew!

I think I'll be brewing up a light sort of pale ale to start another generation of yeast to repitch.  All simcoe (only an ounce) pale.

Equipment and Software / Re: My letter to SWMBO
« on: April 18, 2012, 12:50:22 PM »
You must obey her, but she doesn't ever obey you?

The Pub / Re: Running - What have I gotten myself into?
« on: April 17, 2012, 01:16:15 PM »
Yes, it is one of those weird things.  WHY does it work?!  I have so much trouble with caloric restriction.  I'm at a good weight and physique, even though BMI won't tell me that (it's full of sh*t anyway).  I'm not thin by any means, but I'm not fat either.  Athletic/muscular build is how I'd describe myself, I guess.  But anyway, I eat about twice as much as I probably should be eating.  I love eating so much!  But one of these days, bike commuting 10 miles a day isn't going to be a enough to keep it all off.  I do joy rides too other than commuting, but not as much as I should be. 
I just hate feeling hungry... So basically I eat until I'm full most of the time.  But I'd like to try eating a lot of small meals like Mort was describing.

The Pub / Re: Running - What have I gotten myself into?
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:37:01 PM »
I remember when I used to lift weights.  I never stretched and lost a lot of flexibility because of it.  I've gotten a lot or more back from my hamstrings from stretching everyday.  I used to run a lot back in 2003 also, trails, like 4-5 miles a day.  Then one day I just lost interest, it didn't feel good to me anymore.  I've tried going back to it several times since then to no avail.  Oh well, I found cycling and that's my thing.  Yoga is something I'd like to try.  The important thing is leading a healthy active lifestyle.  I bike everyday, walk as much as I can, take the stairs instead of the elevator (my girlfriend doesn't like that so much, but I make her do it anyway).  Anything not involving driving a f*cking car to go somewhere within reasonable biking or walking distance.  I get pissed at my roommate when he drives to the store to get like a sack full or less of food and he drives there (we live 2 blocks from the store).  Whatever...

The Pub / Re: Running - What have I gotten myself into?
« on: April 16, 2012, 01:51:13 PM »
Hey beersk, in all seriousness, do you keep in shape? How many times a week do you work out? Just curious.
I ride a bike everyday to work.  I'm not in "pro athlete" shape by any means, but I'm in pretty decent shape.  I ride about 9-11 miles a day to work and occasionally do rides after work and on the weekends.  Sometimes I like to do night rides where I head out at about 9 or so, get on my fixed gear, music blasting, and ride hard as hell for like 17-20 miles.  I need to start doing that again.
So, yes, I would say I lead an active lifestyle.

The Pub / Re: Running - What have I gotten myself into?
« on: April 16, 2012, 01:32:16 PM »

Humans are made to walk. we are made to walk all day but still, mostly walk. We are capable of running and actually pretty good at it but mostly for short periods, not long periods. Horses are made to run. Long, flexible tendons between 'heel' and 'toe' allow alot of energy to be absorbed and reapplied in the next stage of the gate without putting alot of repetative impact up and down the spine. All the really good running creatures are quadrapeds (okay, kangaroos, but they bounce not run) so the spine is not compressed on every step. We can run, and I know lots of people that run alot and are healthier than they might be because of it. and good shoes can make a huge difference if your form is not picture perfect. but these are all methods for reducing the impact on your body, which if we were meant to run evolution would have taken care of already.

Good post, Mort.  I think you nailed it there.  Humans have long since evolved out of the necessity for running.  Really the only time most animal species run in nature is because they're either chasing or being chased.  Humans most definitely evolved to be walkers, not runners.  Because we can do it, doesn't mean we should.  And I don't think weight lifting is the best exercise for losing weight, either.  The fat will stay there until you do some cardiovascular exercise, which burns fat and calories of the entire body (running if you will).  And maybe I'm wrong, and I hope I am.  But I think low impact cardio exercise is the best for fat burning.
I'd definitely suggest brisk walking or even swimming.  Swimming is f*cking HARD!

The Pub / Re: Running - What have I gotten myself into?
« on: April 16, 2012, 12:38:46 PM »
The run is at the end of August so I figure I've got a decent amount of time to train.  I'm sure not gonna do it cold.  That's why I picked the C25K program. Supposedly it's a good program for easing you into it. 

Yes, my back hurts but that's more to do with my weight than anything else so I'm going to hope that losing a bit of weight through running might actually help.  I can say from experience that losing a bunch of weight helped before (and then I gained it all back...). 

My friend is a big runner (marathons and 1/2 marathons etc) and she broke her pubic rami running.  Essentially she broke her crotch.  Her husband tried to take credit but it was really the running.  When she went to the sports doc, he said it was runners that pretty much kept them in business. 

Last year my wife did the run and I made the beer for the after party.  This year I get to do both.  I really enjoyed last year...

Well that's cool man.  Good luck.  Losing weight slowly is the best way to do it.  Helps ensure you'll keep it off.  Maybe running will become part of your life, maybe it won't.  Hope all goes well.

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