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I'm not a expert in any way on plastics but that looks like a stress fracture to me. 

It's hard to imagine soaking in a cleaning agent could cause that kind of crack.  My first thought when I saw the picture was that they must have had a problem in the mold that left a section weaker than normal or the part was abused in some way (not throwing stones, just thinking about it like a tech).

For their customers sake I hope there contract manufacturer figured out what was causing this to happen and fixed the build process.  Not cool to blame your customers though.

Paul

That's what I was thinking too Paul. I just can't see how PBW would cause or accelerate a fracture like the one in the photo.  Looks like a stress fracture or a manufacturing flaw to me.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Colonna Capper/Corker Spacer.
« on: April 15, 2015, 10:15:06 AM »
Good to know, I have a wing capper that still works but it getting a bit sticky on the caps.  Would like something with the versatility to do standard & 750ml caps and corks.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Colonna Capper/Corker Spacer.
« on: April 15, 2015, 08:24:13 AM »
Clever.

Are you happy with the Colonna in general?

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Old standards in cheap beer?
« on: April 14, 2015, 10:05:11 AM »
It's also possible that you appreciate subtle malt/hop character better than you did in high school/college. That's certainly true for me.

Bingo! Not only appreciate, but simply having the ability to differentiate subtle yeast/fermentation/ingredient characteristics on the palette.

I'm sure my perception has improved over the years as a brewer but this is not the issue. The recipes have discernibly changed or been tweaked.

Perhaps, I haven't drank enough "campin' beer" consistently enough to be able to call out a change in recipe formulation. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: doing a Kolsch style
« on: April 14, 2015, 08:40:35 AM »
To the OP, if you are kegging I wouldn't worry about lagering it before packaging. For me it's interesting to see how the beer changes by sampling throughout the aging process.

Indeed! Drink fresh Kolsch! Yum.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Old standards in cheap beer?
« on: April 14, 2015, 08:17:23 AM »
It's also possible that you appreciate subtle malt/hop character better than you did in high school/college. That's certainly true for me.

Bingo! Not only appreciate, but simply having the ability to differentiate subtle yeast/fermentation/ingredient characteristics on the palette.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Old standards in cheap beer?
« on: April 14, 2015, 08:00:24 AM »
During our BJCP training class we would do a blind judging every week.
One week we were told to judge a particular beer as a Munich Helles.

After discussion as a group of our impressions and scores, the group of about 20 trainees and two instructors landed on a score of 41.  The beer?

From the land of sky blue waters, Hamms. 

It has become my car camping beer. Seems apropos.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Conicals
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:52:32 AM »
Quality of beer- negligible if any
Convenience- My conical is easier for; filling one vessel instead of two, sampling, dry hopping, transferring with CO2, harvesting yeast.

Cleaning is probably a draw.  I still use both depending on need/application.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing during the drought
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:45:17 AM »
I have yet to hear anyone coherently explain "lawns"...
Its a 60s thing, like upholstery on the floor.

Sorta, it's really more like a 1600's thing. Descended from the open areas surrounding European castles and villas created for security purposes, that evolved into status symbols.  Americans imported the tradition and have carried it to a ridiculous extreme. 

I'm not anti-turf mind you, I like to promote "functional turf".  Meaning for whatever reason, the resource inputs necessary to maintain a "lawn" are worth the function provided.

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Events / Re: CBC 2015: Anyone coming to Portland?
« on: April 09, 2015, 03:15:47 PM »
If so, I'll be at the Founder's tap takeover and the BeerGasm(gross) (http://boneyardbeer.com/beergasm/)
events that will take place at the Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub next Wednesday and Thursday evenings. It would be fun to meet some forum folks. Let me know if you plan to come by.
Thats attached to Belmont Station, yes?

If Terri and I get the bug, we might venture down that way. What time? I like to be home at a decent time. Long drive in the dark....

Ironically, it isn't, Belmont Station is actually at 45 & Stark, The Green Dragon is at 9th & Belmont.  I'll be there about 5:15 pm on Wednesday and same time Thursday. The Thursday event is ticketed. Link in first post.

Hope you can make it Jim, should be some good beers on both nights.

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Events / Re: CBC 2015: Anyone coming to Portland?
« on: April 09, 2015, 02:00:29 PM »
I'll be there!

I'll look you up if I had that way.

I will say - a Founders tap takeover is not all that exciting to Midwesterners  :o I do LOVE me some Boneyard beer!

Cool deal, yeah I imagine Founders is old hat for some.  We always want what we can't have right? They were nice hosts last year at NHC too.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 09, 2015, 12:47:06 PM »
Got my American Barleywine through to the final round with a gold in NYC.  We shall see how she stacks up against the rest this year...
My AB made it through with bronze in Seattle.  See you in San Diego and good luck!

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The Pub / Re: Modern work ethic
« on: April 09, 2015, 11:52:37 AM »
I worked with a couple that would call in sick nearly every Monday after payday Friday. Management didn't see the pattern. Finally got canned when somebody ratted them out for clocking each other in and out.
It really is amazing the kind of cr@p people try to pull, all the while believing nobody notices.  My SO works in payroll for a large regional employer. I hear all kinds of stories.  Whether I want to or not.
She has a little jingle she sings to herself on particularly challenging day. Goes something like this.

Pay you F-ing bills, pay your F-ing bills... Oh your life would be much better if you'd pay your effing bills!

As she's processing the W-2 to minimize deductions on said dead-beat. 

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Beer Recipes / Re: APA - what makes it great
« on: April 09, 2015, 11:47:44 AM »
"intangibles" :)

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Events / CBC 2015: Anyone coming to Portland?
« on: April 09, 2015, 09:29:48 AM »
If so, I'll be at the Founder's tap takeover and the BeerGasm(gross) (http://boneyardbeer.com/beergasm/)
events that will take place at the Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub next Wednesday and Thursday evenings. It would be fun to meet some forum folks. Let me know if you plan to come by. 

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