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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 04, 2012, 05:44:45 AM »
Let Me Hear You Scream - Ozzy Osbourne

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Equipment and Software / Re: Hop spider design
« on: July 04, 2012, 05:37:50 AM »
They can get bunched up sometimes.  It depends on how vigorous your boil is.  Just lifting the bag and letting it untwist will normally open it back up.

Paul

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: could be my last post...
« on: July 04, 2012, 05:35:51 AM »
It looks like you did the prep work.  You'll be fine.   :)

Make to post a picture of the finished project.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:37:10 PM »
Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: July 03, 2012, 11:32:01 AM »
Hot with varying degrees of humidity.  We've been getting rain almost everyday.   Some of the storms have been quite destructive.  Trees down everywhere, a lot of folks still without power after four days and may not have it until the weekend.  Personally, I've been pretty lucky. I have one tree that's been hit by lightning three times. :o

Its been a few years since we got hit by a big nasty wind storm (knock on wood).  Glad to hear you're oka y and didn't sustain much damage.  Storms like those tend to make or break neighborhoods.  I've made some great friendships with people who wondered into my yard with saws and wheelbarrows and vice-versa after a storm.

Stay cool and help where you can.  You'll be paid back many times over (of course you know that already, you're a homebrewer).   ;D

I just got back to work after lunch.  It's 98 outside and no breeze.

Paul

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Equipment and Software / Re: Hop spider design
« on: July 03, 2012, 11:21:43 AM »
I built one of these years ago and did it a little different.  I had extra copper pipe and fittings laying around and this just seemed easy.



The hooks on the sides are 1/4" Peg Board hooks that are inserted in holes drilled in the PVC.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 03, 2012, 11:08:58 AM »
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: July 03, 2012, 09:38:08 AM »
It's getting hot really early this year.  You here complaints at the parade on the 4th when the temp hits 90-95.  This year it's going to be that by half way through and not stopping till 100+.  Another year of drought in Central Iowa.  No rain in the 7 day forecast again this week.

It is keeping my kids (life guards at the aquatic center this year) busy though.  Lots of people looking for ways to stay cool.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 02, 2012, 02:05:38 PM »
Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not) - Joey Scarbury

I admit I had to look who sang this one. 

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 02, 2012, 05:12:00 AM »
A Hard Days Night - the Beatles

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 01, 2012, 04:54:05 AM »
You ain't seen Nothing Yet - BTO

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All Things Food / Re: Foie Gras in California
« on: June 29, 2012, 03:05:17 PM »
The only truly ethical diet is to only eat fallen fruit. I don't see how raising and killing living organisms, whether plant or animal, is ethical. The difference between a cattle feedlot, an industrial chicken coop, and Foie Gras is splitting hairs, IMO.

I have no problem killing and eating animals, but I don't think it's the "right" thing to do. I think it's neutral at best, or acceptably malevolent at worst.

Believe me when I say I'm a dedicated omnivore.  When you spend 18+ years on a livestock farm you become pretty immune to doing tasks which some people see as "wrong".  I guess my only point is that animals are not the unthinking, stupid things with no feelings that some in this world think they are.  We never did things to animals "just 'cuz" and I don't think that is what farmers who raise geese for Foie Gras do either.  We did what was needed to keep our (and your) food healthy and did our best to make as non-painful as we could.  I just don't think I could have force fed a bird like that. Others can and people appreciate it.  I'm not judging, just admitting my limits.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:12:03 PM »
Life Is My Money And I Want My Money Back - Meat Loaf

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All Things Food / Re: Foie Gras in California
« on: June 29, 2012, 12:57:29 PM »
I will admit that I struggle with this particular dish. 

I grew up on a farm and I can't imagine doing to an animal what is done to these birds to make the livers for Foie Gras.  That being said, I never really enjoyed trimming (being polite here) and docking pigs/sheep/cattle either but it had to be done.  De-horning was nasty job too but I helped with it also. 

I don't believe you should be able to make a food product illegal just because you disagree with how it's raised.  If it causes disease then fine but it just makes you sad then buck up and deal.

Sorry.  I'll step off my soapbox and walk away now.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 29, 2012, 09:22:04 AM »
Song of the South - Alabama

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