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I'm worried about hops and trub in the yeast cake when it come to reusing the cake when splitting it up.  I don't seem to brew often enough to reuse yeast, although I'd like to start planning my brews more so that I brew a couple in succession so that I can reuse yeast.  Otherwise, I seem to brew about once every 3 weeks, which probably isn't too long to just direct pitch slurry from the previous batch, but I don't do for some reason.  Maybe I ought to start.

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The Pub / Re: Thoughts about fights
« on: May 10, 2011, 01:56:23 PM »
... those of us who fight with our hands are occasionally disadvantaged.

I'm not much of a martial arts guy, but I'd also say that for practical self-defense, your first weapon shouldn't be the stick; that's an invitation to aggravated assault/attempted murder/manslaughter charges. Better to use a hand strike, lock, sweep and/or throw as your first line. That is, assuming you can't walk away or defuse the situation.

This right here.  You can't just go around getting into fights, it might just mess up your whole life if you don't know how to control your skill/power/martial art.  If you absolutely have to punch someone in defense, your target area should be from the chin up to the nose, as my Sifu tells me.  That's where the lease costly damage is done...but if you punch someone in the cheek bone or eye area (when you know how to punch with relaxed power and skill) you will crush bone.  No kidding.  But teeth and nose are easily fixed, eye bones and cheek bones are not.

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The Pub / Re: Thoughts about fights
« on: May 10, 2011, 12:34:27 PM »
Weaze is right, a lot of it is attitude.  I tend to run my mouth when I'm drinking, or at least have in the past.  Since I started training kung fu, I'm a lot more calm and easy going.  Fighting really isn't something I see myself doing or getting myself into.  But sometimes, no matter how calm or easy going you are, there's some a$$hole that just wants to fight someone and he happens to pick you, even if you're not offending him in anyway.  That's when it's good to know a martial art.  Also when someone attacks a friend or family member of yours; you can deal with the situation accordingly instead of just standing there, scared.
Unfortunately I haven't been training kung fu lately...been wanting to do other things for the moment.  I'm sure my sifu is pissed at me.
I've only gotten close to a fight once.  A guy was walking his dog, leash law, but no leash, he was a quarter mile away.  My kids were threatened by his dog so after trying a couple different things, I raised/cocked my leg, the dog knew what that meant and backed off.  He came screaming over accusing me of kicking his dog.  He was going to lay a roundhouse right (mistake) on me, and properly decided to back off.  End of confrontation.  All I saw was him in pain on the ground at my feet.  
What? From missing you when he threw his punch?  What a dope...

Damn it Gordon, I don't know how many times I have to see that clip from Indiana Jones.  The dude trained his entire life to get awesome with a sword and Indy pulls out his gun...argh!  "It's just a movie, Jesse, calm down..."

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The Pub / Re: Thoughts about fights
« on: May 10, 2011, 11:15:28 AM »
Weaze is right, a lot of it is attitude.  I tend to run my mouth when I'm drinking, or at least have in the past.  Since I started training kung fu, I'm a lot more calm and easy going.  Fighting really isn't something I see myself doing or getting myself into.  But sometimes, no matter how calm or easy going you are, there's some a$$hole that just wants to fight someone and he happens to pick you, even if you're not offending him in anyway.  That's when it's good to know a martial art.  Also when someone attacks a friend or family member of yours; you can deal with the situation accordingly instead of just standing there, scared.
Unfortunately I haven't been training kung fu lately...been wanting to do other things for the moment.  I'm sure my sifu is pissed at me.

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The Pub / Re: Thoughts about fights
« on: May 10, 2011, 10:46:09 AM »
1st rule of fighting:  Don't,  . . . .   walk away, run away, get out of there.

Exactly.  It's what is taught in kung fu.  Find any way out of the fight whether it be: buy the guy a beer, walk/run away, whatever.  Just so you don't start a fight and hurt someone.  You don't want to hurt someone because they might get all their friends and gang up on you the next day or you may be slapped with a lawsuit and/or go to jail.  Fighting is bad, mmmmkay.

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I'd say yes you should be able to drink while mowing your lawn.  The dude who road his mower to the store while drinking is an idiot.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Must be doing sumptin' right.....
« on: May 09, 2011, 02:10:55 PM »
I googled it.  You're a very complex guy Oscar.
http://www.sca-recovery.org/

haha funny! Very amusing!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Must be doing sumptin' right.....
« on: May 09, 2011, 12:16:28 PM »
"Great, kid.  Don't get cocky."  Congratulations, a recipe that keeps people talking about it, is a definite keeper.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Do you give your beers a name?
« on: May 06, 2011, 11:58:49 AM »
A good name for a beer would be "Firkin A!"

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Do you give your beers a name?
« on: May 06, 2011, 09:28:19 AM »

Sex in a Canoe (American Blonde)

This one is clever.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Do you give your beers a name?
« on: May 05, 2011, 01:34:14 PM »
so would that work for me if i named one after your wife? ;D, just kidding, couldn't resist
har har har

Good idea though...

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The Pub / Re: Post your local Gas Prices here...
« on: May 05, 2011, 09:46:20 AM »
$3.94 here for regular.  I'm lucky I don't drive a car, man powered baby!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Do you give your beers a name?
« on: May 05, 2011, 08:10:15 AM »
OK, of the posts so far, beersk definitely wins.  Lighten Up, Francis.  That's beautiful.  Event Horizon.  Genius.  8)

I have named every beer from my first.  And I keep the wife engaged in my obsession by getting her to design labels.  Some favorites (the most recent ones have a distinctly dog theme):

Wooly Husky
Furry Bandit Colorado Black Ale
Burning Dog Pale Ale (bad brew day that time)
Wet Dog Vienna Lager
Soupy Poop Oatmeal Stout
Use the Schwarzbier  - "May the Schwarz be with you"
Abbey Normal
Belgian Slut
Ricochet Biscuit (a brewing buddy gets the credit for this one)
Demon Pumpkin (much cooler when you see the label)
Hopcorn Lager
Da Vinci Mild (named for the robot that operated on my wife a week ago)
A Steamy Summer in New Orleans

Why thank you, sir.  Abbey Normal is brilliant also.  If I brewed anything Belgian, I'm sure I'd have thought of that also.  Love Mel Brooks...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Do you give your beers a name?
« on: May 04, 2011, 11:54:52 AM »
Why wouldn't you give them a name?  

A few of mine are:
None More Black - an American-style Black Ale
Lighten up, Francis - a pale ale with a little rye and all cascade
Ever Summer - a pale ale with rye and all chinook
Event Horizon - an oatmeal porter I've got on right now that is amazing
Roots the Whiner - a milk stout named after my cat, Roots, who likes to meow a lot
Spring Forward - an amber with a little oatmeal
Falling Acorn - an IPA named after when I brew in my garage in September when acorns are falling out of the trees

I can understand not naming your beer if it's a one off, but if it's something you regularly brew, why wouldn't you want to name it?

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The Pub / Re: Other Than Beer
« on: May 03, 2011, 02:03:27 PM »
A bartender friend just told me about a new drink he invented called the Osama - It's two shots and a splash...

I like it.

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