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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Full Sail Pale Ale
« on: July 23, 2011, 05:50:10 AM »
I emailed the brewmaster at Full Sail and he responded. I don't want to post the whole email exchange because i'm not sure if this was for public consumption or not, but this is a snippet:

(Hopefully he won't mind)

Pale is brewed with 2 row pale and caramel malts and
hopped with Cascades and Centennials in the front and finished
with Cascades, Centennials, and CTZ’s….(a lot in the whirlpool).

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: t-shirt design
« on: July 22, 2011, 05:00:17 PM »
graphics look good, just a piece of advice about t-shirt making, don't skimp on the quality of the shirt. go with something like american apparel instead of the default brand whereever you are getting it made, the difference of a few bucks per shirt is so minor when compared against the quality difference, you won't be disappointed.

If you don't already have a place to get these made or if they don't give you enough options, I can point to the place i've used in the past.


Ingredients / Re: Male hop plant
« on: July 21, 2011, 03:00:02 AM »
I have a bisexual Zeus.  Its name is Pat.

you sir, owe me a keyboard. that actually made me chortle!

The Pub / Re: 42 Years Ago...
« on: July 21, 2011, 02:50:34 AM »
42 years ago today Neil Armstrong took a small step for a man, and a giant leap for mankind.

allegedly! ;)


The Pub / Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« on: July 15, 2011, 06:33:34 PM »
Maybe this sounds familiar.

NSFW... L, MA.

oh yeah these are classic! and prepresshulk rocks too

The Pub / Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« on: July 15, 2011, 05:02:46 AM »
classic. I bet we could keep each other entertained with design horror stories for hours, much to the chagrin of everyone here :)

I used to use a bunch of great design quotes for my email sigs, feel free to use them!

Phrases for Creatives, #4:
"Someday, we'll look back on this, laugh nervously and change the subject."

Phrases for Creatives, #6:
"The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist."

Phrases for Creatives, #12:
"I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant."

Phrases for Creatives, #19:
"I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to worship me."

Phrases for Creatives, #22:
"I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter."

Phrases for Creatives, #26:
"My toys! My toys! I can't do this job without my toys!"

Phrases for Creatives, #28:
"Chaos, panic, and disorder - my work here is done."

Phrases for Creatives, #44:
"You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.

The Pub / Re: What does a graphic designer do?
« on: July 15, 2011, 01:33:19 AM »
or a classic like this:

"I know you spent 6 months researching and designing our new logo but my daughter picked out this color blue from her crayon box last night, can we change everything to this color by this afternoon?"

The Pub / What does a graphic designer do?
« on: July 14, 2011, 11:03:48 PM »
Great video explaining graphic design

What does a graphic designer do?


The Pub / Re: Like the cut of your jib
« on: July 14, 2011, 06:00:12 PM »
When i was about 16, friends of the family stored their little Sunfish sailboat at our house and said i could use it whenever i wanted. I knew nothing about sailing since i owned a ski boat but that didn't stop me and a buddy from wheeling it down the beach and trying. It took us a few days of flipping it until we got really good at it but i wouldn't have traded a minute of it for anything.

Best part of the story, my buddy's wife was preggo at the time and he had a beeper with him at all times. we were way out into the river beached on an island having a smoke when...beeep beeeeep beeeeeep! yikes! we hauled ass to the nearest marina where he called his brother to pick him up and take him to the hospital. I sailed that little boat all the way home by myself and made it to the hospital right before the baby was born. That baby just turned 21 and got married a few weeks ago. :/

We continued sailing almost everyday that summer until the owners came and brought our toy home :(

Good times.


Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling with Grolsch Bottles
« on: July 13, 2011, 05:57:27 AM »
I bought 2 cases of 1-liter flip-tops and have used them several times with the same washers and they have been fine so far. I did also get an extra bag full of them just incase but for now i just clean and spin them.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bright Tank
« on: July 11, 2011, 07:01:56 AM »
You can always add some gelatin as soon as you get to your destination to aid in clarifying the beer.

if you do this, please notify anyone you think might be a vegetarian as some of them won't want to ingest anything made with it. My wife went veg a year ago so i'm just alittle more aware of stuff like this now.

The Pub / Re: Beer making gifs
« on: July 08, 2011, 03:39:15 AM »
i made about 20 of these for a client over 10 yrs ago when they were still called "animations", old-fashioned, i know.

I created them using Adobe After Effects by masking out the moving sections and laying them over a still-frame background with a bit of feathering. its not difficult, but it can be a bit tedious depending on the content.

I'm sure there is some new-fangled software that makes it much easier nowadays using multiple stills and bracketing. in my day we did it by hand, pixel by pixel, uphill! both ways!! GET OFF MY LAWN!

but i digress...


Equipment and Software / Re: Finally finished my brew cart
« on: July 05, 2011, 06:05:53 PM »
great idea, nice work!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
« on: July 04, 2011, 08:07:32 PM »
So what is so "super" about this yeast?

each vial has a cape.

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