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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 24, 2012, 12:36:02 PM »
"Sky Pilot" - Eric Burdon & The Animals

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High 90's to low 100's forecast for as far as you can see here in Iowa and no rain worth thinking about.  No brewing for me as the ground water I use for cooling is warm enough to cook with most days.

Saturday is "summer oil change day" at my house.  I'll get the truck and the Vue done before it gets hot and then curl up in the basement.  Sunday we'll skip straight to curling up in the basement.  TD hot to do much of anything.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: An Interesting Article in Today's Seattle Times
« on: July 13, 2012, 01:33:17 PM »
Currently distilling is illegal here in the states and an organization that is promoting a practice that is illegal is standing on awfully shaky legal ground.  I would hate to see the AHA targeted by Federal investigations due to this type of campaign.   I hope they continue to be very cautious on this topic as they have been invaluable to craft brewing community and will continue to be going forward.

Yes, let's hope we are not promoting a practice that is illegal, such as homebrewing, in states like Alabama and Mississippi!

Sorry if my context was off a bit. 

My statement was aimed more at the article, which seems to encourage people to violate Federal law by running stills at home.  It wasn't my intention to say that an organization can't petition the state to get a law changed. 

Feel free to point how I'm mistaken if you'd like.

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Setting the freezer's thermostat to the coldest guarantees that you won't have any contention between the internal and external controllers.  It really shouldn't matter in a freezer since the idea behind the appliance is to freeze things but it is basically standard practice on control systems to set the controller being overridden to the max setting to avoid issues. 

Paul

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Does it matter?
« on: July 12, 2012, 08:38:57 AM »
I've done both.  I really haven't seen any difference in dust or dough balls. 

When adding water into grain, I have learned to add the grain, then add almost all my strike water and let it all sit for a couple of minutes.  This seems to give the grain time to absorb the water before I start stirring.  This is kind of like adding water from the bottom and produces fewer dough balls.

Paul

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Unlabelled Kegs
« on: July 12, 2012, 08:31:35 AM »
I have a box of 500 of these: http://www.staples.com/Avery-Marking-Tags-Retail-Tags/product_SS951324

Hang them around the neck of the starter jug, move to the fermenter and put them on the keg lid bracket and write all you want.  They go on easy and are easy to remove.

Paul

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Unlabelled Kegs
« on: July 11, 2012, 01:05:53 PM »
Just rename them.  How'bout, "Hazy Recollection Red" and "What's This Red?" ?

None of friends care how they are made so I change names all the time.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 09, 2012, 01:09:18 PM »
Since "Hoser" can only seem to tell me I'm wrong...

Here's a restart after my earlier egregious mistake.

Clairvoyant Disease - Avenged Sevenfold.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 09, 2012, 12:58:45 PM »
Favorite Damn Disease - Nickelback

BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!

"Favorite damn disease" is not the song title, but lyrics to the song "Figured You Out"

And submission to get it started again is?

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 09, 2012, 12:32:56 PM »
Favorite Damn Disease - Nickelback

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 09, 2012, 11:24:05 AM »
Down on the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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The Pub / Re: An Interesting Article in Today's Seattle Times
« on: July 09, 2012, 09:23:58 AM »
I think the AHA could publish a statement of support concerning the efforts of a group that is using legal channels to change the law around distilling.  I don't think it is an area the AHA should directly involved in.  This organization has done a tremendous job promoting the legal rights of Americans to brew beer and wine in their home. 

Currently distilling is illegal here in the states and an organization that is promoting a practice that is illegal is standing on awfully shaky legal ground.  I would hate to see the AHA targeted by Federal investigations due to this type of campaign.  I hope they continue to be very cautious on this topic as they have been invaluable to craft brewing community and will continue to be going forward.

I personally would like to see the laws change.  I will support legal efforts to make this happen.  I don't believe the AHA is the correct forum for this effort.  YMMV

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 06, 2012, 11:51:40 AM »
Life During Wartime - Talking Heads

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Equipment and Software / Re: Hop spider design
« on: July 06, 2012, 09:22:30 AM »
Copper pipe works too.  You don't have to use the exact design they published.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 05, 2012, 11:41:31 AM »
The Curtain Falls - Bobby Darin

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