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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: new to AHA - where does one start?
« on: March 13, 2012, 09:00:53 AM »
Zymurgy was enough to justify the dues for me.  I read a lot and appreciate the focus the mag has.

I've never used the pub discounts but that's more because of the kid's schedules than me not wanting to.

This forum is a great resource and, while you don't have to be a member to be on it, I like the idea that I'm helping to support it.


The Pub / Re: AHA joke thread
« on: March 12, 2012, 02:15:25 PM »
Murphy lay in hospital covered in bandages head to foot - with just two little slits for his eyes.

'What happened to you?' asked Cassidy.

'I staggered out of the pub and a lorry hit me a glancing blow and knocked me through a plate glass window.'

'Begod,' said Cassidy. 'It's a good job you were wearing those bandages or you'd have been cut to ribbons!'

Equipment and Software / Re: Cork-lined caps
« on: March 12, 2012, 01:44:06 PM »
My mother-in-law offered me a bag of those a couple years back.  The ones she had were from the mid-70's.  The ones you have could be quite old.


All Grain Brewing / Re: repeated stuck mashes
« on: March 12, 2012, 11:32:12 AM »
I assume your false bottom is the kind where a pipe elbow passes through so that the lower end is under the false bottom?  and the hose you're talking about goes from the other end of the elbow to the spigot outlet of your cooler?

What sometimes happens with that kind of setup is that the weight of the grain causes the false bottom to flex slightly such that the lower end of that elbow seals against the bottom of the cooler stopping the flow.  If it is flexing, maybe that's also what's allowing grain underneath.  Maybe, since you got your setup after your buddy, your false bottom uses cheaper/thinner stainless so his works and yours doesn't.

Maybe next time, try putting some sort of shim under the elbow so that it can't seal to the bottom?


My thoughts exactly.


The Pub / Re: AHA joke thread
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:44:31 AM »
What does dale earnhardt and pink floyd have in common?

There last hit was the wall

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That's funny and just so right. I hear people praise PF, yet all I ever hear played is The Wall. Did they ever really have another hit? ;)
How old are you?  for those of us in our fifties who grew up listening to real rock & roll Pink Floyd was very cutting edge.

If they were so "cutting edge", then how come I only ever hear one song played on most music stations?

Having heard the music preferred by my children's generation, it has to do more with audience than the artist.  How about Brain Dead, Is there anybody out there?.  Here's a few albums they released:


All Grain Brewing / Re: Well that was cheap and easy.
« on: March 12, 2012, 07:53:43 AM »
I use a cheap digital I got for $7 at Walmart.  Works great and isn't too painful on the chechbook when I inevitably drop in the mash.

I also use my "Green Egg" remote thermometer when I'm heating mash and sparge water.  I mash inside and heat stuff outside so using this setup I don't have to go outside anymore than absolutely necessary.  8^)


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« on: March 12, 2012, 07:29:54 AM »
As the weather warms up and outdoor starts I like to have a farmhouse ale or wheat on tap,  Nice refreshing lawn mower beers.


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got the cops called on me!
« on: March 11, 2012, 06:48:54 AM »
In Des Moines last year an apartment complex burned down because someone was running a meth lab in a ground floor apartment. 

When asking the question "If you were doing something stupid, would you do it here?" you cannot assume the idiot who would actually do said stupid activity is, in fact, only as stupid as you.  For that reason it isn't really unreasonable to err on the side of caution and let the authorities deal with it.

I've had a couple of very nice discussions with the police here in Urbandale.  Now they know me, they know what I do.  It actually is kind of nice to know the local cops by name.  I try to meet any new folks in the neighborhood and get to know them a bit.  I make sure to include brewing in my bio when introducing myself.  In 18 years I've only had one person shun me because they opposed alcohol use and therefore brewing.  Get to know your neighbors becuase it's important for more reasons than brewing.


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sanitizer question
« on: March 09, 2012, 07:30:33 AM »
I mix up 5 gallons of distilled water and Starsan in a bucket and keep it sealed between uses.  I only replace it when amount of "stuff" sitting on the bottom of the bucket starts to bother me.  It's lasts as least 6 months this way and often longer.  At the rate I've been using it, the bottle of concentrate I have will last longer than I will.


All Things Food / Re: anybody have a weber?
« on: March 09, 2012, 05:17:18 AM »
On a different note, I received a class action notice yesterday concerning a case against Weber.  They plaintif is claiming Weber has engaged in false advertising by advertising the grills are made in America but some parts might be manufactured in other countries.

Why do we do this to good American companies who have kept the majority of thier operations here, employ a lot of people here and make a very good product? 

Sorry for starting to rant.

On a happier note I saw a 22.5" Weber Kettle at Lowes for $99 yesterday.


The Pub / Re: Meaningless thread.
« on: March 09, 2012, 05:01:18 AM »
A Møøse once bit my sister
A Swedish moose?

And weaze, don't you brew anymore?

I heard it was a chocolate moose.

All Grain Brewing / Re: First All Grain brew
« on: March 09, 2012, 04:47:19 AM »
Check your new cooler for leaks before brew day.  Fill it all the way up with water and let it sit for 20 minutes.  It's a lot easier to fix a leak without 3 gallons of hot water and 10lbs of grain inside.

On brew day, relax and roll with whatever might happen.  Have fun with it.


The Pub / Re: AHA joke thread
« on: March 08, 2012, 03:42:41 PM »
Jimmy goes to confession and tells Father "Father, I've sinned four times".  Father asks "was with Marilyn, Susie, Janie, Cristine or Jacklyn"?  Jimmy doesn't answer so Father gives him 4 Our Fathers as his penance.  Jimmy leaves the confessional feeling pretty good because Father only gave him 4 Our Fathers but 5 good leads.

The Pub / Re: AHA joke thread
« on: March 08, 2012, 02:54:59 PM »
Sven and Ole lived in Southern Minnesota and one day the states decided  to move the border of Iowa 2 miles north.  Sven looked at Ole and said "Thank God we won't have to live through anymore hard Minnesota winters".

*** Edited to fix my pour engrish ***

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st bad brew = sweet release?
« on: March 08, 2012, 12:34:23 PM »
I made a Christmas Ale one time that I thought was the worst thing that could ever be brewed.  I gave up on it and forgot about.  After 3 years, when I found it back, it had mellowed and become an Ok beer.  Not good enough to ever bother with again but not the swill it was after 6 months.

I can't say I've ever been happy to have brewed something nasty but to each there own, and then some. 8^)


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