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[...] smoking chickens will take up most of my time.

How do you get the feathers to stay in your pipe?  :P

Use a large bowled pipe and then tie them down with chicken wire.  Once you get the oil and the fat going it works pretty well.   ;D

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Beer Recipes / Re: American wheat
« on: April 05, 2012, 01:44:23 PM »
I've made a dunkel with 001. It was very good. I don't make it often, because I'm not that much of a wheat fan anymore.


I do not like 3068.

I have success with WY1010 - American Wheat.

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My wife's family is coming in fro the weekend so no brewing.  Dying eggs and smoking chickens will take up most of my time.  When I'm not at church, that is.

Paul

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Okay Princess Bride fans...
« on: April 03, 2012, 01:34:38 PM »
You could make a high ABV CAP or Blonde and call it Iocain or Duel of Wits.

Lots of possibilities to play with names.

Paul

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Okay Princess Bride fans...
« on: April 03, 2012, 12:23:30 PM »
Hopefully drinking them will not introduce you to the Fire Swamps or any ROUS.  8^)

Paul

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The Pub / Re: vote for Pedro
« on: April 03, 2012, 08:05:36 AM »
Kind of cool to if you really like the movie. 

I just don't get the appeal of that movie.  I've watched it and laughed but wasn't blown away by it.  To each their own and then some I say.

Paul

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Election results?
« on: April 03, 2012, 06:36:58 AM »
If there's a tie, will there be a run-off vote or a wet T-shirt contest?

Well, at least I won't need lunch now.   :o

Thanks!

Paul   ;D

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 02, 2012, 01:41:32 PM »
Wow, nice work morticai! 
You could interplant with fast growing spring things, bc it will take a while for the tater plants to fill out.

I have heard that when you cut potatoes in parts for planting, you need to let them dry out.  Any truth to that?

Apricot is in full bloom, so it snowed this morning. ::)

It's so mice to have a proper garden plot. My 16 month old is loving getting all muddy.
This is why you should have a garden-for the kids.  My kids grew up eating fresh veggies straight from the garden(muddy carrots, immature sweet peas, etc) and we never had eating issues with either of them.  I cringe every time I see a relative or friend's kid refuse to eat veggies.

On top of not being picky eaters the dirt makes them smarter.  If you can believe the study my oldest daughter read.

Paul

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Going Pro / Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« on: April 02, 2012, 12:54:12 PM »
I have friends who are lawyers and love to the scrubbed stories of their dumbest clients over the years.  Most of these are drop dead funny.  We also have hypothetical discussions too about case that are being tried in public media and it's eye opening to hear the "behind the current" stuff but I would never ask for advice that would require them to stand behind their answer.  If they might have to backup their advice, we have discussion sitting on opposite sides of their desk where I'm a paying customer.

Paul

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Election results?
« on: April 02, 2012, 12:47:05 PM »
Every precinct deserves your vote! 

Hopefully the SCOTUS doesn't get involved.  It would take for ever to finish the strip searches.

8^)

Paul

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The Pub / Re: regional Sayings
« on: March 30, 2012, 01:13:45 PM »
I don't know, I never heard of "sun breaks" as a weather phenomena until I moved to the NW . . .

The weirdest thing I think, is all of the people in the south who use "coke" as a generic word for "soda".
http://popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html

On top of that all "tea" is sweet tea unless you beg them to not put 11 tablespoons full of sugar in your 16 oz. glass.

Paul
When my family from NC was visiting, my niece tried to order "sweet tea" in a restaurant.  They had no idea what she was talking about, and she was confused why they didn't get it. :)

I've also been told "I talk TV".  The dang Iowa, no accent, accent. 

Paul

1212
We have a reverse trash day every year. 

Its really called the Spring Clean Up but is often referred to as "the East Sider's Christmas".  The east side of Des Moines is made up of much older neighborhoods and takes extreme pride in and ownership of the State Fair.  The west side is all the "rich" people in the suburbs. (Neither of these is really true of course but don't start this argument while you're here.)  Anyway... 

We put out whatever stuff we have that needs to go but can't go in the normal trash pickup up on the curb and then we sit outside and watch all the beat up cars and rusty trucks with trailers troll through the neighborhood and pick through the stuff.  On your normal trash day the garbage folks come through with dump trucks and pay loaders to pickup what's left.

On our block I give a six pack to the house that "sells out" fastest. 

 ;D

Paul

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The Pub / Re: regional Sayings
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:21:12 PM »
I don't know, I never heard of "sun breaks" as a weather phenomena until I moved to the NW . . .

The weirdest thing I think, is all of the people in the south who use "coke" as a generic word for "soda".
http://popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html

On top of that all "tea" is sweet tea unless you beg them to not put 11 tablespoons full of sugar in your 16 oz. glass.

Paul

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All I ever find are people's empty Bud Light and Coors Light cans in my yard.  And the occasional abandoned cat or dog.

I only seem to collect fast food wrappers, beer cans and things abandoned by other people's cats and dogs.  >:(

I have been gifted boxes of long necks in the box of truck at work though.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:11:24 PM »
If I have one cookie I have one cookie. when that cookie is gone I have 0 cookies. The difference is one.  :)

okay so, the difference in the number of tickets you are holding is only one. but the rate of change between your odds of winning with a ticket and without is infinite. or undefined. If, once every 10 years or so the lottery people picked a name at random without requireing anyone to buy a ticket then the original statement is correct. if however, you need to buy a ticket to win then the increase is and infinity percent.

That being said I will agree with the modification of the original statement like this

"You guys realize there's only a slightly better chance you will win if you play as opposed to if you don't, right?"

 ::) ;D


Right, the increase is 1, the % increase is infinite.

I have my one ticket.  It's entertainment for me, a dollar spent like this provides more entertainment than spending $10 to watch a crappy movie at the theater.

I have 2.  One for me and one for my wife.  (The winning one is mine.  8^) ) 

I rarely buy any kind of lottery ticket but in cases like this where the cost is minimal and the possible payoff is massive it's worth a buck to be in the drawing.  With a ticket it is extremely unlikely I'll win but without one there isn't any chance to get lucky.

Good luck to all ticket holders on the board!

Paul


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