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The Pub / Re: Season's Greetings......
« on: December 20, 2011, 11:15:53 AM »
'cuz it's my way or the highway,   Merry Christmas!!!.

I can say whatever I want, how you choose to hear it is up to you.   ;D

Make sure you cover allyour bases in you signature line too.

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Paul

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The Pub / Re: Talk me into brewing Saturday morning
« on: December 16, 2011, 02:38:32 PM »
If you really want to brew and see the girlfriend then you could follow my schedule during my coaching seasons.

1) Get propane on way home from work
2) Put kids to bed.at normal time
3) prep equipment
4) get whatever sleep you can before 3AM
5) Start brew day at 3AM
6) Rack beer into fermentor around 6:30 - 7:00
7) Feed kids breakfast

Enjoy the rest of your, about to be very long, day.  Sleep is way over rated.

Paul

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Pimp My System / Re: Yet another Brutus-10 build!
« on: December 16, 2011, 01:41:13 PM »
Nice job!

Paul

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Missing strike temp - will my end result be ok?
« on: December 15, 2011, 12:56:25 PM »
If it's any consolation, lately I've been hitting my temps perfectly on the first mash of the day but I've been missing hugely on the second mash.  The upside is every beer has very good even if I had to fiddle with the second mash to get close to my temps.

Happy to hear you're getting the issue worked out.  It means there's hope for me.  ;)

Paul

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The Pub / Re: Christmas Lights
« on: December 14, 2011, 02:32:32 PM »
My way of hanging Christmas lights:



I just received this picture with the following letter attached from my sister-in-law.  8^)

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
 
Hi Sweetheart,
 
I am sorry about getting into an argument about putting up the Christmas lights.
 
I guess that sometimes I feel like you are pushing me too hard when you want something.
 
I realize that I was wrong and I am apologizing for being such a hard-headed guy.
 
All I want is for you to be happy and be able to enjoy the holiday season.
 
Nothing brightens the Christmas spirit like Christmas lights!
 
I took the time to hang the lights for you today and now I will be off to go hunting.
 
Again, I am very sorry for the way I acted yesterday.
 
I'll be home later.
 
Love you……

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The Pub / Re: this is a cool stunt!
« on: December 14, 2011, 02:30:02 PM »
Funny! 

Why did seem like the "normal" guy was always the one walking out saying "no way!"?   :D

Paul

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A new trend...?
« on: December 13, 2011, 02:07:57 PM »
Torpedo tallboys!?
Marvelous!!!

The concept still seems strange to me.
For years, it seemed folks ran from the cans.

I've always found it ironic that all the small players ran away from cans.  The can is actually a much better storage device than a brown bottle.  I suppose the psychological barrier if looking like BMC was too much for microbrewers and they were likely correct about their customers expectations.

It nice to think that good beer can now go with us to state parks and lakes where glass is not allowed.

Paul

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All Things Food / Re: Fancy deserts
« on: December 13, 2011, 01:02:06 PM »
My youngest is currently struggling with I'll and isle.  Among others.  5th grade spelling is harder than I remembered.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: Micropile foundations
« on: December 13, 2011, 12:54:04 PM »
I think it's more just expense.  Slab-on-grade is cheaper and people do plenty of it here in the mid-west.

In some instances, you can get sale-able square footage by putting in a basement and maximize the value of the land (duplex condos) but with today's market those days may be behind for some time.

depending on the square footage of the structure if you do slab on grade without some major drainage work in a climate where the ground freezes deep it will heave uneavenly and cause problems down the line. Slab on grade in cold climates often have pilings going below frost level. That being said I am NOT a construction engineer so I could be talking completely out of my a$$ ::)

I can only speak to my experience here in Iowa.  You have to put in footings below the frost line for anything over 120 sq. feet and all structures with running water or buried electrical.  The natural frost heave will break pipes and tear off power lines if you don't.  Footings in Des Moines need to be at least 48" below grade and bell out at the bottom. The required length/width varies by load.  Municipal Codes are different for every city/county though.  Listen to you engineer's advice for your specific location.

If everything checks out, the location sounds like a beautiful place to have a home.

Paul


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kegerator or beer fridge placement?
« on: December 12, 2011, 03:45:59 PM »
It's in the basement in what used to be the laundry/utility room before we added on the addition.  Our family room is in the basement too so it is close to where people actually hang out.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: Bye, friend
« on: December 12, 2011, 03:37:29 PM »
Thanks, to everyone for your kind words.

My guess is that abuse in the most formative stages of her life was part of the problem.
I think she learned behaviors that I was never able to train out of her, no matter how hard I tried.


You never really know.  From her point of view the 20 month old may have been a threat to her space.
It's such a sad story.  Sorry.

What a tough thing to do.  You made the right choice. 

Pack animals, like dogs with rough beginnings, are likely to view a small child as being subordinate to them.  That's why it never happened with you there as you are the dominate male and you protect the young.  When you're not there with the pack, your son and dog in this case, were probably vying for top dog.  Unfortunately, neither one really understood the playing field and you can't really teach those subtleties to full grown dogs.

Take a few weeks to heal a bit and then get a puppy that can bond with the whole house.  You can't replace your friend but you can give your son many years of a new best friend to grow up with.

Paul

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Going Pro / Re: Question
« on: December 07, 2011, 12:32:15 PM »
The question I've been pondering for years is, what does Captain Kathryn Janeway?

...heavily on the mind of Ensign Kimm.  He seems quite smitten.

The kids watched the premier episode of Voyager on Netflix last night.  I had forgotten how many marginal actors and actresses were in that series, until Seven of Nine showed up, of course.  8^)

Paul

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Going Pro / Re: Question
« on: December 07, 2011, 10:18:39 AM »
Yeah, but what's a duckway?

Same as a witch?  ;D

Paul

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I finally get to brew again on Friday.  Between holidays, funerals and kids schedules every weekend for 2 months has been off limits.

On Friday I'm making an American Wheat and a Farmhouse Ale.

Paul

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Going Pro / Re: Question
« on: December 07, 2011, 09:43:15 AM »
And just to keep things confusing 1/4 of a barrel is called a pony.   :D

Paul

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