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The Pub / Re: I'm back, I hope
« on: March 07, 2014, 01:46:50 PM »
Good luck Tom, I'm sure you'll do great. We'll have to pop over the hill to check out the brewery when it's up and running. By then, hopefully, I'll be semi-retired.

Bruce

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The Pub / Re: 5 issues craft beer drinkers should be aware of
« on: February 28, 2014, 08:58:57 AM »
I guess I have a different take on QUALITY steel toed shoes. Being in the seed business over 30 years of my life, they've saved my right foot twice. Once while turning a 3500 lb. pallet of seed with a pallet jack and getting my foot between the pallet wood and the wall of the truck. The other time a heavy steel forklift bridge (put down between a truck and a loading dock to allow a forklift to load pallets on a truck) was dropped on it. My foot was sore both times but still intact. I'm sold on them and still wear them at work even though these days I have a lot less exposure to the warehouse. You'd have to drop something VERY heavy on them to crush the steel toed shoes I wear.

Bruce 

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Equipment and Software / Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« on: February 26, 2014, 08:54:21 AM »
Happy Birthday! What size did you get? I think it's a great system if you're short of room and/or looking to go electric. Enjoy your toy!

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Ingredients / Re: Dark malt to prevent oxidation
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:03:28 PM »
Yup, I remember it too. Maybe a Pils recipe?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I was surprised...
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:00:26 AM »
HTB is on my bar next to the Water Book and Stan H's Hop Book.

I guess Papazian's book is a good introduction to brewing with the humor and relaxed approach.

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Pimp My System / Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:52:41 AM »
Very nice setup Amanda. I have lots of room for brewing in my shop, but it's not nearly as organized as yours. One of these days..... 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I was surprised...
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:39:24 AM »
I don't know euge, if you go to another brew shop, it could be the opposite. The people at the shop are probably more familiar with Papazian's book (it was my first brewing book 20 years ago) than Palmer's so they feel comfortable selling it. My company, for fun, sells pellet bbq's. Each of my employees prefer a different model grill therefore when talking to people recommend a different model. I wish they would try to sell the same one for inventory purposes but oh well....


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Equipment and Software / Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:46:56 AM »
Pinski- you won't be sorry. I've had a 14 gallon from Stout for 3 or four years now, love it.

Bruce

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The Pub / Re: This is where...
« on: February 03, 2014, 12:30:46 PM »
Is that a submarine in the water? We're headed near there (Depoe Bay) next June.

Enjoy..

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Equipment and Software / Re: Upgrading
« on: January 30, 2014, 10:01:09 AM »
Nice system Jim. Those pumps are back savers.

Bruce

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fining agents
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:28:34 AM »
Keith- It has always made me thirsty just looking at it, even at 7:30 AM.

I use Irish moss and gelatin, if needed.

Bruce

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Ingredients / Re: I'm excited
« on: January 17, 2014, 08:50:11 AM »
Congrats on your score Steve.

I remember the "old club" used to have a meeting at Hop Union a couple times a year. Ralph used to get a kick out of turning us loose in the packaged hops cooler. Then we'd go upstairs and smoke cigars, drink some brew, and BS for hours. Last summer at brew school brought back a lot of memories at we toured that area and the "rec room".

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: January 17, 2014, 08:17:47 AM »
Kolsch- a gift for one of my employees.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Chest freezer concern
« on: January 16, 2014, 08:53:50 AM »
I got one of those hoists last year. I use it to lift the mash tun when it's got hot, wet grain in it. Many other uses around the shop where I can't get the tractor loader.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Electric RIMS tube question
« on: November 07, 2013, 10:38:31 AM »
The systems that I've seen, including mine, have the sensor after the water comes out of the mash tun before the element. If you do it the other way, you only get the temp of the water your putting back into the mash tun and not your mash temp.

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