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The Pub / Re: I need a sword...
« on: November 29, 2011, 12:42:51 PM »
I'm going to TJ's tonight!  It's Taco Tuesday!

All Grain Brewing / Re: How to obtain a water report
« on: November 29, 2011, 12:34:05 PM »
Check your city's website, they may have it posted there.  Otherwise you'd want to send a sample of your water to Ward Labs to get a report on your water.

Pimp My System / Re: Brewenstein - The Brewing Monster
« on: November 29, 2011, 09:07:31 AM »
You can buy controllers on Ebay that come from China and they're in the $25 range. Couple that with a 25A SSR/heatsink  and you're under $50, unassembled in a case. You'll still need a probe to go with it. Not sure what those go for these days.
Yes, but they're made in China by some poor little kid.

Super rad setup, Jimmy.  I'd like to get a braided hose for my mashtun instead of using the bazooka screen.  It's not really practical for my kettle since I brew 3 gallon batches and use a 6 1/2 gallon kettle.  It's easy enough to lift and dump into the fermenter keeping most of the hops at the bottom.

The Pub / Re: I need a sword...
« on: November 28, 2011, 08:44:00 PM »

I've never considered a "6 pack and a pound" a meal for one person.  It would feed my four kids and my wife.  I wouldn't dream of eating one by myself.

Hike up your skirt, pull out your tampon, and plow through it, Sally!!  ;D

Haha, yeah it's definitely a meal one person can eat.  But they're the few, the proud!

The Pub / Re:
« on: November 28, 2011, 08:41:13 PM »
And even me! Although I haven't been hangin' in the chatroom for a while, I used to a lot.

The Pub / Re: I need a sword...
« on: November 28, 2011, 02:12:01 PM »
Quote from: beersk
6-pack & a pound!

We call that a 7 course meal

Dude! You can't beat that deal for 8 bucks! And don't forget, it's Nachos Navidad!!!  ;D

Oh yeah, I always forget about their Christmas commercial on TV.  That song just sticks in your head for days...

The Pub / Re: I need a sword...
« on: November 28, 2011, 09:34:32 AM »
I really did crave a taco on my way home tonight.

Hollys taking the dog to the vet, and I think she is gonna swing past TAco Johns for a few tacos for me. I think I have an addiction.
I love Taco John's.  6-pack & a pound!  I can usually never finish it.  It's so much food.

Oatmeal stout for me on Friday with some slurry of WY1450 from a real nice tasting pale ale I just tapped last night.

Ingredients / Re: Flaked Oats vs. Old Fashioned Oats
« on: November 23, 2011, 08:41:29 AM »
I use Quick Oats for my recipes that require oats. They are are broken into smaller pieces and are more readily dissolved in water. No cooking is required for quick oats, just toss them in the mash...

Absolutely right.  Fact is, you can even use instant oats to brew with. 
Old fashioned rolled oats and especially pinhead (aka steelcut) oats need to be well cooked first.
I don't think they need to be.  Only if you want to get the fermentables out of them, which isn't really my concern.  They'll still impart their flavor/mouthfeel to the beer without cooking them first.

Oatmeal stout for me on Friday.  Had a hankerin' yesterday and decided that's what needs to be brewed next.  Toasted my oats last night for an hour at 325F.  Kinda wonder if I over toasted them; they're pretty golden brown.  Thoughts? Concerns? Suggestions?

The Pub / Re: Blue Rhino
« on: November 22, 2011, 02:53:11 PM »
I'm glad I switched from 5 gal batches to 3 gal batches.  Now I can brew on my stove!

Pimp My System / Re: Tap Handle Project
« on: November 22, 2011, 01:23:41 PM »
Sweet tap handles!  I wish I was crafty like that.

Equipment and Software / Re: Haier Chest Freezer on sale
« on: November 22, 2011, 01:17:48 PM »
i had a haier once, not again. the coils rotted out inside the walls, nothing you can do to fix them. it only lasted 4-5 years.
Well that's not very encouraging.  5cu ft is pretty small.  Fits what, 3 kegs?  Probably about one fermenter unless you ferment in kegs.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Horizon for Late Hop/Dry Hop
« on: November 22, 2011, 01:15:43 PM »
I agree....I love Horizon for bittering but not so much for aroma.

Every description I read says it's resiny, candy-like, floral.  Sounds perfect for aroma!  I've used it only once in a beer.  It was single hopped, but it was a super dark beer, so the hops didn't even come through.

Going Pro / Re: Show you goods
« on: November 22, 2011, 12:00:53 PM »
Right on, Marc!  Tangerine Dream, coming to a store near you!

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