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All Grain Brewing / Re: Well that was cheap and easy.
« on: March 12, 2012, 02:53:43 PM »
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^)

Paul

1637
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What is your perfect spring beer?
« on: March 12, 2012, 02:29:54 PM »
As the weather warms up and outdoor starts I like to have a farmhouse ale or wheat on tap,  Nice refreshing lawn mower beers.

Paul

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got the cops called on me!
« on: March 11, 2012, 01:48:54 PM »
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.

Paul

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sanitizer question
« on: March 09, 2012, 02:30:33 PM »
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.

Paul

1640
All Things Food / Re: anybody have a weber?
« on: March 09, 2012, 12:17:18 PM »
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.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: Meaningless thread.
« on: March 09, 2012, 12:01:18 PM »
A Møøse once bit my sister
A Swedish moose?

And weaze, don't you brew anymore?

I heard it was a chocolate moose.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: First All Grain brew
« on: March 09, 2012, 11:47:19 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.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: AHA joke thread
« on: March 08, 2012, 10:42:41 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.

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The Pub / Re: AHA joke thread
« on: March 08, 2012, 09:54:59 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 ***

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st bad brew = sweet release?
« on: March 08, 2012, 07:34:23 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^)

Paul

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The Pub / Re: AHA joke thread
« on: March 08, 2012, 07:18:25 PM »
Q: How do you shoot a blue elephant?
A: With a blue elephant gun.
Q: How do you shoot a green elephant?
A: With a green elephant gun of course.
Q: How do you shoot a red elephant?
A: You hold it's trunk shut until it turns blue and use a blue elephant gun.

---- And you all thought your jokes were bad ----

Paul

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Depending on my negotiating skills with SWMBO I hope to do an Irish Red and an American Wheat.  At a minimum, I have 4 kegs that need to be cleaned.

Paul

What is SWMBO?
An idiot acronym for one's wife.

I'll make sure and run any acronyms by you for your approval in the future.  I was unaware you were so easily offended.   ::)

Good day.

Paul

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Depending on my negotiating skills with SWMBO I hope to do an Irish Red and an American Wheat.  At a minimum, I have 4 kegs that need to be cleaned.

Paul

What is SWMBO?

You may be sorry you asked!   ;)

She Who Must Be Obeyed (SWMBO) as in your significant other.    ;)

Paul

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And I just read an article about haptic feedback touchscreens (a rumor about the Ipad 3) - touchscreens that change shape to mimic textures, like buttons. They DIDN'T have THAT in star trek.

I would advise you to NOT use the iPad 3 as heat deflector either.  There, back on topic.  Whew!  8^)

Paul

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Depending on my negotiating skills with SWMBO I hope to do an Irish Red and an American Wheat.  At a minimum, I have 4 kegs that need to be cleaned.

Paul

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