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The Pub / Re: Right vs. Pragmatic
« on: March 02, 2012, 07:33:02 AM »
I have to admit.. I've never worried one iota about bathroom doors. Don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but it's a thing.

You can't be paranoid about everything. It's just not healthy.

The current "hand sanitizer" phase is actually going to make bugs harder to kill.  Over use of hand sanitizers just kills the weaker versions of a bug and gives the truly nasty one more room to grow (kinda like alcohol only killing the slow, weak brain cells 8) ).  We are making ourselves sicker in the long run by avoiding every "bad" thing we might run into.  I've seen studies that show kids who eat dirt (i.e. play outside, get dirty, have fun, you know like we did as kids) are smarter and healthier than kids raised in cleaner environments.

I wash my hands and throw the towel away in the trash can.  I will also will say that there are some bathrooms around that make that very hard to do but since you're already in them, any damage is already done.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: Right vs. Pragmatic
« on: March 01, 2012, 03:14:12 PM »
BUT I also get burned CD's from friends...that's another form of pirating, is it not?  That's been happening since the ability to burn CD's has been around.  The demand just needs to be addressed.  But I don't know how...

In the 80's it was called making a mix tape.  8^)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hops starting to sprout
« on: March 01, 2012, 02:08:08 PM »
I ordered some from freshops.com (zeus and cascade) and they will arrive Saturday...when my office is closed!  >:( (I ship everything to the office).

I doubt I'll have any luck, though. I'm not able to plant them under very good conditions: late afternoon sun, not morning sun like they say for planting them in southern climates, and in pots. But I figured I would try it anyway.  ::)

Good luck with them.  We gave up on a garden of any kind on our site.  I planted a garden shed and it is doing very well in the spot our veggie garden used to be.  8^)

Paul

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The Pub / Re: Right vs. Pragmatic
« on: March 01, 2012, 02:04:46 PM »
Okay, here's the reality or restroom design.  Once all the prime space has been spoken for, most architects look at what's left and where the pipes will fit.  Based on those two pieces of data they fit a restroom in what they have left.  Very pragmatic and completely the wrong way to do it.  Cheaper is better right?

I had typed a very wordy response to the real message on the site.  I'll just leave is as "I struggle with who is the pirate and who are the victims?" and leave my more controversial views out of it. 

Paul

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Beer Recipes / Re: What makes a recipe "yours"?
« on: March 01, 2012, 01:41:10 PM »
I don't think I've ever made a recipe that was exactly what was written down.  I always change something if only hopping rates.  Things like the recipe calling for .5oz. of this hop at 5.4%  and I have that hop at 5.7% but I don't bother to adjust the amount.  The beer I made is mine. 

I regularly make recipes that still have the original name from the recipe I started with, but the original creator wouldn't recognize what I made as their beer.

If I make it, it's mine and one of a kind.   ;D

Paul

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The Pub / Re: Drunken bugs already
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:42:55 AM »
My maple trees started dripping 3 weeks ago.  The tulips are up and our hostas are sprouting.  I haven't seen any buds yet but the lawn is starting to green up.  It's way too early for this stuff.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: Malted barley germinating
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:38:04 AM »
Malted barley should not sprout a second time.  Part of the malting process is to soak the grain, let it germinate and then kiln it to stop the growth.  Seeds don't get a second chance once they start it's all or nothing.  I'm pretty sure you were given a bucket of raw grain.

Paul

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Why I brew
« on: February 29, 2012, 02:44:09 PM »
I have to admit that I brew for me.  It's a creative outlet and I like my beer better than most commercial beers I have had.  If my friends and family appreciate it great, if they don't then I really don't care.

That may sound selfish and it probably is but I'd still be brewing even if no one ever complemented my work.

Woodworking and cooking I do for others.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: new charcoal pit?
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:04:48 AM »
I have 2 Weber Kettles.  An 18" one and a 27" (I think) that work great.  I've used a lot of cheap or at least lower end grills and would not buy any of them over the Weber.  It's consistent and dependable.  For me at least.

Paul

*** Edited because I forgot a word.

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 28, 2012, 02:26:19 PM »
I threw together a marinade out of what i had around last Thursday.  Basically .5 cup of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons seasoned salt, a few shakes of black pepper, the leaves of 6 or 7 pieces of fresh parsley and couple of glugs of sesame oil.  There may have been some red pepper but I wasn't really keeping track because I was in a hurry.

I put it in a bag with 3.5lbs of fresh salmon for 24 (or so) hours and then hot smoked with mesquite chips until the fish was flaky (I turned after about 10 minutes and then cooked for about 10 minutes longer).  All indirect heat.

It was amazing the difference the smoke made.  Wow!!!  I wouldn't have tried something like that without all the examples form you guys over the years.

Thanks!

Paul

Awesome Paul!  8)

...post some pics if you have any.

No pictures to post.  My 4 hungry kids and my wife wiped out all the vittles pretty quick. 

Paul

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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: February 28, 2012, 02:23:05 PM »
I have 15lbs of unroasted sitting on my front step at home waiting for me today. 

How much do you roast at a time? How long until the green coffee beans start getting stale, or do they?

Sorry for the slow response.

I usually roast 2 - 8oz. batches every two weeks.  15lbs will last me about 30 weeks.  If stored properly (cool, dry and away from direct sun light) dried beans will last a very long time.  I've never had any go bad on me.

Paul

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 27, 2012, 02:30:46 PM »
I threw together a marinade out of what i had around last Thursday.  Basically .5 cup of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons seasoned salt, a few shakes of black pepper, the leaves of 6 or 7 pieces of fresh parsley and couple of glugs of sesame oil.  There may have been some red pepper but I wasn't really keeping track because I was in a hurry.

I put it in a bag with 3.5lbs of fresh salmon for 24 (or so) hours and then hot smoked with mesquite chips until the fish was flaky (I turned after about 10 minutes and then cooked for about 10 minutes longer).  All indirect heat.

It was amazing the difference the smoke made.  Wow!!!  I wouldn't have tried something like that without all the examples form you guys over the years.

Thanks!

Paul

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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: February 27, 2012, 02:14:10 PM »
I have 15lbs of unroasted sitting on my front step at home waiting for me today.  I ran out of beans last week.  :)

The Foldgers this morning was not really deliceeous.  :-\

Paul


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tightening keg posts
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:35:41 PM »
I have always spun them down till they were finger tight and d pulled them tight with my socket and ratchet.  Tight is defined as "till the post stops turning without me working too hard".  There's no need to torque them.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: How important is spelling?
« on: February 23, 2012, 03:59:11 PM »
In Des Moines you hear kids and parents alike say "CYC Camp" all the time.  Even my kids make fun of the fact that that makes it Catholic Youth Camp Camp.

How about a TLA for the three letter acronym?

I'll stop!

Eye halve all ways thawt spellin wuz ovurraided.

Paul

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