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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Home Depot Chest Freezer Deal
« on: November 11, 2011, 09:16:41 AM »
I bought a 7 ct (can't remember the brand) from Costco. I can just barely squeeze 4 on the floor and one on the hump.

My 7" collar is almost done. Iput a "bib" on the front of my collar so I didn't have to mount the drip tray to the freezer.

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The Pub / Re: The McRib is back!!!
« on: November 03, 2011, 09:49:33 AM »
I really like the coffee at McDonalds and the sausage McMuffin with egg (seasoned with salt, pepper and two mustard packets). When I have to eat there, I'll pick a salad. I used to like the fries a couple decades ago when they used real grease.

The McRib to me is like their McNuggets. Reconstituted and not very good. It's too bad, a good rib sandwich would be a good idea.

I only eat there with the nephews. That place has a strangle hold on kids for some reason....

Bruce


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No brewing. Cleaning up and organizing the shop. Burning some brush and weeds.

Hey Jimmy, do you guys have competition throwing stuff? I've got an old fridge you can chuck....

Bruce

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Aerating Wort
« on: November 02, 2011, 07:35:50 AM »
I can't remember what they cost but I get 10-12 brews per red bottle. I really give the higher gravity beers a good long shot.

I like the idea of pure O2 to the air around my shop.

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Sorry to hear that Redbeerman. They aren't with us long enough. I've had to bury seven of my "best friends" over my 57 years. Doesn't get any easier...

Saturday, I'm putting my chili beer into keg (secondary) and adding the peppers. Sunday, it's time I try Denny's Bourbon Vanilla.

Bruce

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Love that movie....

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A few of the small ones (2 1/2 gal) are nice too. They work great for road trips.

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I'm brewing a chili beer base Saturday. I plan on adding the peppers in the cornies next weekend. I'm still debating on which peppers, how many, and how they are processed.  I have a few pounds of Jalapeno and Anaheims, but could get others. I could use the small cornies and have up to 4 treatments. I have a Traeger and could smoke them. Ideas??

Denny's famous Vanilla Bourbon Porter on deck next weekend (if the chili beer is out of the conical).

Bruce .

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Ingredients / Re: Looking bad for barley...
« on: October 06, 2011, 10:54:57 AM »
Denny- Ol' Norman better invest in some guard dogs to keep the neighbors out...

Had to chuckle at the below minimum wage. My first few years in business were like that; wrie myself a check, then wait until the business had enough in the bank to cash it.

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Ingredients / Re: Looking bad for barley...
« on: October 06, 2011, 10:03:50 AM »
The growers aren't in business to lose money (not on purpose anyway). If a crop isn't likely to turn a profit, it's kind of hard to justify growing, isn't it? I believe that contract production is the way it will go. Most barley growing areas are outside the corn belt meaning their growing season is too short.

On subsidies, most farmers that I know wish the government would stay to heck out of agriculture period. But they want to control, as best they can, food production. More voters eat food than grow it.

If our government weren't so annal in their petrolium policies, the input costs would go down significantly. 

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Ingredients / Re: Looking bad for barley...
« on: October 06, 2011, 08:42:45 AM »
Speaking from an ag supplier side, the higher prices are required to stay in business. Diesel, fertilizer, chemicals, equipment, labor, and other imputs are up. The growers don't set the price, it's supply and demand (except when Big Brother steps in).

By the way, I believe that a little less than half the total barley ends up in malt products

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Going Pro / Re: Do I got what it takes?
« on: October 01, 2011, 10:12:25 AM »
Gribble- Are you planning on being in the TriCities area?

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Going Pro / Re: Brew Pub recipes
« on: September 28, 2011, 07:25:27 AM »
Scotch eggs
Bangers

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to open 55 lb grain bags.
« on: September 27, 2011, 05:05:45 PM »
This is one time being raised on a farm and over 25 years in the seed industry pays off.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: First all-grain brewday
« on: September 19, 2011, 07:32:02 AM »
Talk about kicking off your all grain brewing in style! Nice work Tony! I'm sure they will remember their special beer a long time.

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