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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegging and CO2 refills/purchase
« on: November 05, 2010, 01:14:48 PM »
That sucks man.  :(

Since I prime and carbonate the beer in the keg now and just use the tank to push the beer my usage has gone way down. I filled my #5 tank back February and still have about 700psi in it.  ;D

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegging and CO2 refills/purchase
« on: November 05, 2010, 12:57:58 PM »
I fill mine at the welder's supply by work. Used to go the a fire extinguisher shop. I avoid places like Matheson Tri-gas that require me to leave the tank overnight since the others will do it in a couple minutes while I wait and for cheaper.  ;)

If you need a place to park beer you can use 2&3 liter PET bottles (soda, pop, seltzer) in a pinch. Even carbonate and serve out of them. Just store them in a dark cool place.

Careful, we don't want this to go to his head.
Too late  ;D


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: refrigerator versus chest freezer
« on: November 05, 2010, 12:48:16 PM »
Having just started in the home arena, I have noticed many fellow brewers use small chest freezers for home brew refrigerators. Why is this?


What are your intentions? Keeping beer cold for serving or for fermenting?

All Things Food / Re: Venison rib recipes?
« on: November 05, 2010, 12:45:51 PM »
How much fat is on the ribs? Might be that you'll need to baste them in the smoker or use bacon so they won't dry out.

All Things Food / Re: Can't steam rice properly
« on: November 05, 2010, 12:44:19 PM »
Why not buy a rice steamer and be done with it? Most Asians that I know have at least one.

My next door neighbors are Laotian. They soak their rice for 24 hours and have to add water. They make some fabulous sticky rice in those woven steamer baskets for big events like funeral parties.

No pot with a lid? Then you have to BOIL your rice and strain it when aldente. Chef's do it all the time and the difference is negligible with the difference that the rice isn't as sticky.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Ridculous old wives' tale.
« on: November 05, 2010, 12:35:40 PM »
I think I brought this up a few days ago. I believe it's total BS about ALL the gas being in the headspace.

The beer will have most of the co2 dissolved into it as it's farted out by the yeast. There is an excess so it also fills the head-space. Simply put it reaches an equilibrium since it cannot escape the bottle. When the temp changes to the cooler it allows a bit more from the gas-space to re-enter the solution. If heated more will come out and if heated enough the bottle will burst. Think piston.

This is a non scientific explanation. Others could reveal more technical info far better than I can.

A ridiculous old homebrewer's tale. That's what it is lol...

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Step one.......
« on: November 05, 2010, 12:20:35 PM »
Welcome to homebrewing. You'll find it extremely rewarding and frustrating at times too.

I did something similar and went straight to kegs after a 14 year hiatus. It does make it easier. As far as your "kegerator" not sure what you'd need a jockey box for since the beer will be already cold but maybe I'm not aware of something in your plans.

Are you planning on doing all grain brewing right out of the gate? Some do you know. Otherwise extract brewing is quick and easy. There's no shame in it. ;D

You will get quick and good answers here at the AHA. Don't hesitate to ask.

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: November 05, 2010, 12:12:06 PM »
I know some of y'all don't believe in prayer or whatever.

 But some of you do.

 For those of you that do, it works...this is proof.

Darn right it works. And it works best when praying for others IMO. One had better prepare for God's sense of humor when praying selfishly. Hope that doesn't offend anyone it's just my experience.

This is great news about Jeff! Say a prayer and raise a pint!

All Things Food / Re: Best way to have quail
« on: November 04, 2010, 10:43:51 PM »
That sounds like it would be good with just about anything- pork chops comes to mind.

The Pub / Re: homebrew gifts
« on: November 04, 2010, 11:31:53 AM »
If he doesn't have a good thermometer then the superfast thermapen is a nice gift. I swear by mine. And you/he can use it when cooking too.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Removing spent grain from MT, has anyone.....
« on: November 04, 2010, 11:08:50 AM »
I use a dolly (hand truck) with big bouncy wheels sometimes to move the tun out to the compost heap. Watching my back as well.

All Things Food / Re: Ethnic and Regional Cooking
« on: November 04, 2010, 10:44:51 AM »
That's it! Don't have time today but tomorrow- oh tomorrow. And I'll drive the extra miles to Pho Cong Ly. We do the basil-cilantro-bean sprout here but mint sounds nice. I might have even had it though my memory escapes me.

And a half order of fried spring-rolls.

Here's an example off the web. I actually judge a Vietnamese place by how they handle and prepare their spring-rolls not their pho. If they get that wrong (many do incidentally) odds are their pho is substandard too.

All Things Food / Re: Tabasco Chipotle
« on: November 04, 2010, 10:26:32 AM »
+1 to the Valentina

We keep a big 1 liter bottle of the Valentina on the break room table. It's more similar to the taco bell sauce in that it has quite a bit of cumin in it. Similarity ends there. It will creep up on you though. Packs a nice kick.

No ones brought this condiment up- Sriracha. I bring four 17 oz bottles at a time to work. My colleagues call it "chinese ketchup". It's very potent but very tasty on just about anything.

All Things Food / Re: Post your chili recipes
« on: November 04, 2010, 10:03:21 AM »
Always better the next day! ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Shipping single bottles...Tricks?
« on: November 04, 2010, 02:12:41 AM »
I think those dark brown plastic beer bottles are pretty much fool proof. Wrap some cardboard around the bottle, tape shut and unless it gets punctured (unlikely) you're golden.

You could put the bundle in a bubble mailer. I get stuff- phones, books, various crap etc... like that all the time.

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