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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Alternative voting systems to FPTP?
« on: June 25, 2012, 02:45:30 PM »
Don't get into complicated voting systems until you have a problem that you actually need them to solve.

This was my thought.  If 15-20 people can't agree on club officers you might be in trouble. ;)  If your club has dozens or more members you may want come up with something else but like was said earlier most clubs I've been in (any kind of club not just homebrew clubs), the bigger problem is finding fresh me.. I mean, members willing to run.

Heck, the school board at my kid's school is elected by showing up on the night they need officers and finding yourself appointed.  We don't even vote anymore.  A warm body is enough.


The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 25, 2012, 01:00:46 PM »
Take It Easy On Me  - Little River Band

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling Frenzy
« on: June 25, 2012, 12:57:55 PM »
Do you have any friends who keg?  They would likely kick in a keg or two to help you out or come over and help you bottle some of it.  At least I would if a buddy called up in your situation.  Two or three people filling bottles would speed it up quite a bit.

Good luck with all the changes in such a short time.  I have 4 little ones (okay, so they are 18, 16, 14 and 11 now but they still seem little to me) and we still never have any time.  We do get more sleep now though.  8^)


The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 25, 2012, 11:30:34 AM »
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me – Billy Joel

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Swing-top Bottle Carbonation Issues
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:41:38 AM »
As long as the bottles are smooth (no chips or scratches) where the neck meets the seal,  I haven't had any issues.  I put new gaskets on every 3-5 uses just to be sure I don't have problems.

I have also adjusted (i.e. bent) the wire cages when they seemed less tight than other bottles.


All Things Food / Re: Smoking Chicken - Need Brine and Rub Recipes
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:33:58 AM »
On a bit happier note...

We smoked 2 chickens this weekend at 280F for 3 - 4 hours.  Used Mesquite and Hickory with a spice rub (sea salt, yellow mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder, a bit of cumin and cayenne). Very moist and tender.

(and almost no "soaked in a sewer" flavor at all  8) )


The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:25:50 AM »
Movin' Out - Billy Joel

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 22, 2012, 12:05:40 PM »
Say You Love Me or Say Goodnight - REO Speedwagon

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Barley Crusher
« on: June 22, 2012, 11:19:24 AM »
I closed mine down to .32.  A finer crush helps increase efficiency but you can go too far.  I went down to .25 - .28 and it was like sparging concrete.  8^)

Grain conditioning does help if you are going close up the gap.  Give the mill a try at .39 and see how it works.  You can always play with it later.


The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 22, 2012, 11:09:44 AM »
Your Wildest Dreams - The Moody Blues

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 21, 2012, 12:02:10 PM »
Hot Child in the City - Nick Gilder

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Unplanned open fermentation
« on: June 21, 2012, 11:19:51 AM »
It's more than likely fine.  CO2 was blowing out through the port the whole time and that C)2 was filling your keezer with CO2 too so it isn't a very hospitable growth environment anyway. 

If it tastes fine I would just keep going with it.  No point in throwing it away until you have some evidence that something is wrong.  I've had the bubble lock blow out before, sometimes for days, and it didn't cause any issues.


The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 21, 2012, 11:12:26 AM »
Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 21, 2012, 08:59:49 AM »
Night Fever - The Bee Gees

Pimp My System / Re: Electric control panel
« on: June 21, 2012, 08:12:18 AM »
Nice setup.  It reminds of all the stuff I learned in electronics tech school and have long since forgotten.   :-\


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