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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager Starter Help!
« on: October 19, 2011, 10:59:34 AM »
Is your starter going at room temperature or fermentation temperature? I usually do my starters, even lager starters, at room temperature and they are usually done in 24-ish hours. I can see a starter at 55F taking longer to finish.
I do mine at room temperature also.  I think the last time I crashed cooled it in my chest freezer set at the temp (46F at the start) I was going to ferment at.  Then took it out right after the wort was chilled, decanted, and pitched.

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The Pub / Re: Forum Members Pics
« on: October 19, 2011, 08:12:36 AM »
At John's Grocery, choosing beer for a bike ride called "Park Ride" that a couple friends of mine and I do once a month or so.  We ride to 6 or 8 parks around Iowa City and have a beer in each park.  Usually goes until 5 in the morning.  Good times!



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The Pub / Re: regrets
« on: October 19, 2011, 08:07:35 AM »
And now, the time is near...and I face, the final chapter.......

I wouldn't want to go through what you're going through, Nate.  Sucks man. 

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The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday Keith!
« on: October 18, 2011, 11:20:07 AM »
Haha, happy new year to you, Keith.  Cheers.

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I disagree.  Bicyclists use co2 cartridges to quickly pumped up fixed flat tires...

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The Pub / Re: 12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music
« on: October 18, 2011, 07:28:51 AM »
Dmitri, check out Dimmu Borgir's Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia for symphonic metal, and anything from Finntroll.  Pretty sure you'll like Finntroll.  Also Korpiklaani.  Those last two are some good folk metal.

ok folks I don't care if you don't like dark metal or not, this has to be the coolest video ever.  this is Finntroll (thanks beersk)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEzuxkkGyWQ

Awesome!  That is a great album.

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The Pub / Re: 12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music
« on: October 17, 2011, 12:13:21 PM »
#12 is just horrifying indeed.

Devaluation of talent in music is exactly why I'm simultaneously delving into symphonic metal, folk metal, traditional celtic, and ancient-medieval church chants. At least those are original, carry a lot of meaning and are melodically very much related.

Dmitri, check out Dimmu Borgir's Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia for symphonic metal, and anything from Finntroll.  Pretty sure you'll like Finntroll.  Also Korpiklaani.  Those last two are some good folk metal.

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The Pub / Re: 12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music
« on: October 17, 2011, 08:38:01 AM »
And I guess the same could be said for the iPod, but I actually think that's a good idea.  It's better than carrying 100 of your favorite CD's and a clunky CD player around everywhere.

I read an article a coupel of years ago regarding iPods, downloads, etc. Apparently a study was performed that showed 'young' people (younger than me that is so 20's and down) actually prefer the low-fi digital sound of an MP3 to the rich full analog sound you get from an old fashioned record or even a high sample rate CD. Perhaps this has something to do with the lack of interest in highly complex musical styles.
Don't doubt that one bit.  I guess either way, as long as you can connect and identify with the music, than sound quality can be compromised.  I guess people can connect and identify with gangster rap, which I don't understand why, but whatever floats your boat.  I connect more with some of the ideologies of black metal, and metal in general.  Although some of it is just plain stupid.

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The Pub / Re: Beer Brawl
« on: October 15, 2011, 06:23:57 PM »
I think it was a dickhead thing for that guy to do.  Get hired, taught all of the essentials of the beer business, then take off to a different brewery.  Why didn't he just stay there for a while?  While I think he should be entitled to do/work wherever he wants, he shouldn't have left so soon after being trained what he was.

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The Pub / Re: 12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music
« on: October 15, 2011, 06:14:22 PM »
Music is just as good and inventive as it ever was. Don't listen to country much at all so that genre is unclear to me but it seems like it's all the same songs thematically as it ever was but more influenced by rock and modern culture. Now the radio tunes in rotation are all metal, hard rock, and funky pop that I listen to while driving and trippy electronic mind f*ck stuff streaming off the web at home. Haven't bought a CD in over ten years.



Black metal (the sh!t I listen to) is like this.  There's nothing really cutting edge these days.  And I guess it's like most genres of music: 95% of it is run of the mill sh!t.  But that other 5% is f*cking head bangin'!

Sad that you don't buy music anymore though.  I like to support the bands I'm into, they deserve it.  It's exciting, too, to go to a music store and buy a CD that looks cool, you know the impulse buy thing.  Paying for music, listening to it non-stop for a month, impulse buying, the smell of the CD booklet, reading the lyrics as you're listening to it for the first time; it's all a part of being a music lover.  I hate the digital age, it's spawned a whole generation of careless and spiritless music listeners.  And I guess the same could be said for the iPod, but I actually think that's a good idea.  It's better than carrying 100 of your favorite CD's and a clunky CD player around everywhere.

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Pimp My System / Re: Pilot Brewery
« on: October 15, 2011, 06:09:44 PM »
Well right on then, man.  Good luck with the new brewhouse.

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The Pub / Re: 12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music
« on: October 14, 2011, 01:36:25 PM »
When rap music started I gave it a couple of years at most. I guess I was wrong.
Ha, nice.  I think people said the same thing about rock n roll, heavy metal, black metal...  In the mainstream, they may be dead, but they're doing oh so well in the underground.  And I have no qualms telling anyone at anytime in a conversation about music that music in the underground is by far and away the best music being written and produced today.  No matter what scene or style you look at, the underground always produces THE best music.

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The Pub / Re: Farewell to my pal...
« on: October 14, 2011, 12:01:09 PM »
Aww kitty...sorry to hear it, Ron.  I dread the day my cat dies.

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The Pub / Re: 12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music
« on: October 14, 2011, 11:56:03 AM »
Personally, I think the masses like good music, but they are lazy and allow themselves to be force fed lame pop songs that are well marketed.  The same with the crappy but well marketed food, drink, and "news" that many people consume.
Yes, that is certainly a possibility. 

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The Pub / Re: Happy Columbus Day !
« on: October 14, 2011, 08:32:57 AM »
There ya go. 

Life's short. Be miserable.  Get drunk!

Haha, perfect.

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