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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st batch update :D
« on: November 07, 2010, 05:50:16 PM »
I have two different porters on the yeast for a month now. Mostly it's laziness, but I'm also trying to condition it more before it goes into the kegs. BTW, you can leave it on the yeast for too long but YMMV.

The Pub / Re: scotch
« on: November 07, 2010, 07:18:20 AM »
+1 on splashing in a little water to bring out its bouquet...just make sure its a good quality water...something on the soft side (low mineral).

I've been adding a single cube of RO ice to about a finger of scotch (or bourbon) and I'm liking it.

Did I just double-quote myself?   ;D

I'm finding it's a waste of time to pour one finger of scotch. Scaled it up and using two cubes of ice now. I'm getting the fruity roastyness of it all. It has a long finish. Maybe I'll add a bit more and see...

The Pub / Re: PS3 or Xbox?
« on: November 07, 2010, 07:08:02 AM »
Blue-Ray. +1 PS3

I can probably get a bottom model Xbox 360 for $150. +1 Xbox

Accessories I'd need probably cost me a bit though.

I liked RPG games and MMORPG games at one time. Cut my teeth on D&D. Dragon Age looks cool.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer won't carbonate
« on: November 07, 2010, 06:48:12 AM »
I kegged a Cream Ale this past Monday. I put approximately 25 pounds of CO2 on it and now it is Saturday night and it is not yet carbonated. I have found no leaks. I am mind boggled. I have not had this problem before. Anybody have any ideas?

Bound to be a simple answer. Almost always is, When you say "I have not had this problem before" what is your setup and method? Was everything working for you previously? Thus far we have a time period (six days) and a pressure setting (25psi). Please give us more info it will help tremendously.

The Pub / PS3 or Xbox?
« on: November 07, 2010, 06:37:08 AM »
I bought a PS3 when it came out and later sold it. Considering a "purchase" this holiday season for myself. The Xbox has a rep for crapping out. It still is in consideration however.

Any advice? Merits? Great games?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: fizz problem...
« on: November 07, 2010, 06:25:20 AM »
Hmm the onion being peeled. Now we need a response from octess to clarify some things. ;)

Kegging and Bottling / Re: fizz problem...
« on: November 07, 2010, 05:55:11 AM »
I mean what is flat anyway. Some carbonation will have to occurred even if the gauge was off, right? I went to Tastybrew's Keg calculator and 1.5 volumes would only need 1.4psi at 40F. For 2.6 volumes you'd need 13.4 psi. Is 1.5 volumes considered flat? Tom I'm deferring to your expertise. :D

The Pub / Re: Back-scratchers?
« on: November 07, 2010, 05:42:55 AM »
Tight nit. I bet they are. ;) And I'd like to know if they were compensated too.

Haha I looked at that site. Sigh. Not impressed with the scratcher. Inconvenient really. What, am I going to mount it on my couch? ???

That dude looks a little raggedy. Puffy bags under his eyes. Bloated. Probably been drinking too much...

Kegging and Bottling / Re: fizz problem...
« on: November 07, 2010, 05:21:18 AM »
First of all welcome to the AHA forum!

You will plenty of responses.

My opinion: You have a leak or your gauge is whack. If I was a betting man (I am) then my money's on the "leak." Check again. The keg too. It might be the lid isn't seated properly, the posts leaking or even the pressure release valve. Is it a single keg system? if not what about the other kegs?

Equipment and Software / Re: mash tun upgrade
« on: November 07, 2010, 05:07:27 AM »
thanks for the advice!

You're welcome!

Well?! What did you decide to do? ???

All Things Food / Re: Boiled Peanuts
« on: November 07, 2010, 04:58:55 AM »
With all due respect, canned boiled peanuts are to fresh boiled peanuts what canned corn is to fresh boiled corn on the cobb.

They'll do if you're stuck in a fallout shelter hiding from nulear winter.

Oh I'm not saying they're badass. But now I have something to go by. For my location, which is fairly Southerly- boiled peanuts are something of a rarity even though we grow'em here.

I will be sure to stop at any roadside Boiled Peanut stand to sample the wares.

The Pub / Re: 'nother bacon thread for the Weaz
« on: November 06, 2010, 06:31:29 PM »
Bacon soda.  :o

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: November 06, 2010, 06:30:24 PM »
Maybe we should start a pool on what style of beer will be Babalu's first!

We could then arrive at a recipe by consensus- and have it brewed and sent to him for when he's ready! He probably has a favorite style.

Flip side to that it might be Jeff won't be doing any drinking for quite a while. Depends on the extent of his recovery and what medications he'll be taking.

All Things Food / Re: Spicy Black Bean Soup Recipes?
« on: November 06, 2010, 06:18:46 PM »
However you make the BB soup I find it is important not to make a gloppy stoup. Should be on the thinner side IMO. I find it beneficial with bean soup to remove half the solids and puree what's left in the pot with a stick blender. Then the solids go back in. The texture should be smooth overall, but not overly thick consistency.

A sour cream garnish from a squeeze bottle makes a nice addition to BB soup along with some spicy pico de gallo.

All Things Food / Re: Boiled Peanuts
« on: November 06, 2010, 06:09:47 PM »
Found a can of Green Boiled Peanuts. Margaret Holmes Peanut Patch brand.

Drain and rinse. Shell like regular peanuts. Briny. Soft texture and tastes like a bean married a peanut. Hard to describe but I can see the same compulsive behavior as with regular peanuts in the shell. Firm shells and not slimy. The one's I had before had to have been made by someone who didn't know what they were doing.

Have a towel handy.

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