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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.

The Pub / Re: Running - What have I gotten myself into?
« on: April 16, 2012, 12:29:55 PM »
Cool, let's see if you can run 6 miles a day when you're 85. 

The Pub / Re: Running - What have I gotten myself into?
« on: April 16, 2012, 12:27:13 PM »
Well, there are numerous former marathon runners that developed knees problems and joint problems, I'm sure they had real poor running "form".  But go right ahead and run, run like the wind.  I think walking briskly will have many more health benefits in the long run (no pun intended) than running will. 

Dak, I am also a cyclist.  I ride everyday to work as I do not own a car (by choice).

The Pub / Re: Running - What have I gotten myself into?
« on: April 16, 2012, 11:20:49 AM »
Running is bad for your knees and joints.  I wouldn't recommend anyone doing it.  But start very slow and work your way up. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Near-perfect Brew Day
« on: April 15, 2012, 08:30:16 PM »
I'm with you guys about brewing alone.  It's a solitary endeavory for me.  I never had anyone show me how to do it, so I wasn't taught in a group setting.  I have friends who like to have parties while they brew.  Not me, I like no one to be around.
But it does sound like quite a fun time y'all had, brewing or not.  BBQ, friends, and beer is always a good time.

Equipment and Software / Re: Bucket opening tool
« on: April 13, 2012, 07:42:49 AM »
I think bigchicken is a little touchie about the "finger lickin good" thing
That saying brings back some crazy memories! I worked at KFC as a teenager. To this day I still can't eat there!
Man....was it gross or something?  Or did you just totally burn yourself out on it?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Pliny the Elder Clone Recipe
« on: April 12, 2012, 11:05:34 AM »
I ramped up this recipe for a 10 gallon batch and it came out great.  Several Pliny Heads thought it was "right there" with the original.
That's good to know.  I may brew up this recipe in the near future also!
If you like Pliny, you won't regret it. Takes a TON of hops but your brewery will smell incredible and when the beer is fresh and ready it's fantastic. Go for it.
Well I do like Pliny, so I think, yes, this will be a worthy beer to brew!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast starters are for real
« on: April 12, 2012, 08:48:33 AM »
I have zero reason to never do another starter. It is truly amazingvhowcfast it took off.
Okay, but you're selling yourself short.  I collect yeast and repitch from the jar, works very well.  I don't think lag time necessarily determines the quality of the beer either.

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