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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 15 more minutes.....
« on: July 12, 2011, 01:25:21 PM »
Nice.  I think you're required to wear medieval clothing while you haul that around.

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The Pub / Re: What will they think of next.......
« on: July 12, 2011, 08:15:45 AM »
You have to admit, even though it's Bud, it's a really cool idea.

That just what "they" want you to think, man...

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The Pub / Re: Once n a while something comes along that ....
« on: July 12, 2011, 08:13:32 AM »
Good, now both y'all (ccarson and phil) shut up!  Don't get all "baby on board".  You're still assuming the risks of the road by driving with your child in the car just like everyone else is.  I hate that high horse that people should treat you extra special because you have a child in the car.  NO!  Driving is a dangerous activity.  Accept it!  40,000 people die in car accidents a year, alone, in the US.  And ccarslon...come on dude, chill the f*ck out, man.  Not everyone is uber conservative and believes the earth is 6,000 years old.  Come to reality, dude.  And......lock.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Blow-Off Tube Laziness
« on: July 12, 2011, 07:56:08 AM »
I've done this also, there's nothing to worry about.  But like hokerer said, it's harder to clean that crap out of there the longer it sits.  I don't usually get a lot of blow off, if any, but I have before, so I put the blow off on there just in case.  Leaving it hooked up will do you no harm.

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That trub isn't going to adversely affect your beer.  I try to keep any of it out that I can, but if some or all gets in there, I don't worry about it.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« on: June 27, 2011, 11:43:51 AM »
Ah, that's cool.  Perhaps I should only brew lagers in the winter and spring months when the water coming out of the tap is sure to be colder.  Otherwise, I can't do that in the summer as I'm pretty sure the water doesn't get that cold.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« on: June 27, 2011, 09:08:52 AM »
Cool.  What was your method for chilling to pitching temp?

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The Pub / Re: Got the Nod
« on: June 27, 2011, 08:25:57 AM »
Congrats, Sean.  You're livin' the dream, brother.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« on: June 27, 2011, 08:21:23 AM »


Damn, I am jealous.  I'm planning to purchase a chest freezer and Johnson controller this fall as well to start with fermentation temperature control.  But free for the freezer!  That's insane.  I wish I could be so lucky...

It actually took me a few weeks of very intense searching, to find this one.
I called & emailed so many, I started to seriously confuse myself as to which ones were which.
I was just about to give up & buy one from Menard's, when I saw the ad for this one.
Persistence pays off.

Funnily enough, my stepdad told me that a friend of his has two 5 cf chest freezers he's trying to get rid of, both in good shape and free.  I was planning to downsize my batches to 3 gallon batches and ferment in 5 gallon kegs anyway, so this sounds like I scored a deal also.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: UNDERPITCHING, Could it be desirable
« on: June 24, 2011, 10:45:56 AM »
It's funny people talk about modern fermentation temperatures with saisons...this style was originally to be fermented WARM, like in the 80's.  

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Equipment and Software / Re: Finally got a chest freezer
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:51:04 AM »
Damn, I am jealous.  I'm planning to purchase a chest freezer and Johnson controller this fall as well to start with fermentation temperature control.  But free for the freezer!  That's insane.  I wish I could be so lucky...

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Ingredients / Re: 2011 Hop Crop - and the Homebrewer?
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:48:23 AM »
They really should start selling rhizomes for all these hops on shortage so homebrewers can grow their own and the breweries still get their supply.  When!!!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling from keg
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:45:40 AM »
I'm a big fan of filling bottles from the faucet: turn off gas to keg, bleed most of the pressure through the release valve, purge bottle with CO2 from extra outlet on manifold, fill at an angle straight from tap, and cap on foam.

I fill all my competition bottles this way, and it works very well.  I usually don't lose more than an ounce or two of beer throughout the whole process.

I have perlick faucets with removable spouts, and I remove and sanitize them before bottling.
I have the same faucets, they're great.  Sometimes I forget to take the spouts off after a few kegs in the rotation and they get kinda stuck on there, but I can get them off after a second.  Need to remember to remove those more often to clean them.

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The Pub / Re: Woo Hoo, the recovery is ON!
« on: June 23, 2011, 12:54:15 PM »
Huh? I miss something?
Nay...full time for 2 months and the corresponding 2 pay periods and the ability to dunk 2 house pymts...
seen by some to be a good thing.   :o

paycheck to paycheck seems to be normal these days.  :-\
Same here, I'm terrible with money.  It's like, as soon as I get paid I feel great.  "Awesome! I've got money!"  So then I spend it by going out to eat a bunch or buying CD's or beer stuff.  I need to quit that and save a little each paycheck.
Fortunately, I don't have a stupid credit card.  Those things are evil in today's consumerist society.  I'd like to get one for traveling though (renting cars, hotels, etc.).

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The Pub / Re: Woo Hoo, the recovery is ON!
« on: June 23, 2011, 10:52:19 AM »
Huh? I miss something?

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