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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 30, 2013, 01:32:45 PM »

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch Sparging pH
« on: January 30, 2013, 01:14:38 PM »
I'm a batch sparger and never have adjusted my sparge water.  I do add the additions for the sparge water to the boil kettle.

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Equipment and Software / Better Bottle Mold
« on: January 29, 2013, 07:57:58 PM »
I was catching up on some cleaning the other day and came across a Better Bottle with some mold.  I usually fill my carboys after rinsing them with warm-hot oxyclean solution and let them soak overnight or two, etc.  Apparently I forgot about this one and didn't rinse it as well as I should, because in the neck of the bottle was a nice disc of mold the width of the neck.  And did it smell bad.  :-[

I dumped the solution (and the mold) , rinsed several times and then stuck it on my carboy cleaner with hot oxyclean for about 40 minutes.  After rinsing with fresh water 2-3 times, it doesn't smell anymore and looks clean.

Do you think I can assume it is clean and no mold spores are living in it after all that?  Since it's a better bottle, I really can't hit it with flame or extremely hot water to sterilize it.

Thanks.


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Events / Re: NHC competition site change.
« on: January 29, 2013, 07:34:14 PM »
This is not a smart remark, but I wonder if we will look back someday and say, "That was the day the CHA ( Canandian Homebrew Association ) was founded".

Unfortunately, the AHA has to address certain issues and someone is going to get the short end.  I'm sure one of these days we'll see the rule outlawing "virtual" homebrew clubs for COTY awards. 

We could always annex Canada  ;)

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The Pub / Re: The Drunk Poem
« on: January 25, 2013, 06:38:42 PM »
 ;D

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The Pub / Re: GABF co-babysitting?
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:39:19 PM »
I meant so he doesn't run away on you.

Now if I said "Fuzzy Handcuffs"... ;D

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Competition question...
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:38:09 PM »
I think the changes will be positive, except for as a steward, I don't relish having to deal with double the amount of bottles....imagine trying to find a beer's mate after a full 2 days of comp.....gives me the chills thinking about the logistics.

That and all the wasted beer....oh the horror!

We don't waste beer in Seattle.

Did you see the last night of NHC?

That was a great idea putting out the left over bottles.  Are you the first to do that or does that happen every year? 

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The Pub / Re: GABF co-babysitting?
« on: January 24, 2013, 08:43:54 PM »
Is there anyone I can hire to babysit *me* at GABF?
I'll do it - I charge airfare, hotel, and tickets to the GABF. :)
Who brings/pays for the handcuffs?  ;D

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Competition question...
« on: January 24, 2013, 04:22:41 PM »
Gary was on The Brewing Network last Sunday and explained the reasons behind some of the changes. The changes seem to have been made for good reasons.  I was surprised that a lot of the Canadian qualifiers didn't send their beers to the 2nd round.

I love the tiebreaker rules for Ninkasi too, with a coin flip at the end ( but very unlikely to ever reach that point ).

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Beer Travel / Re: Inn at Cooperstown Bed and Brew
« on: January 24, 2013, 01:14:43 PM »
Sounds great.  Maybe they'll have some specials during Hall of Fame weekend since I doubt many people will show up this year.

One event I always wanted to go to is the Woodstock Inn and Brewery's Brewer's Weekend in Woodstock, NH.  They run several a year where you get to stay at the Inn, have special planned events, and best of all, get to work in the brewery making beer!!!

http://www.woodstockinnnh.com/packages.php

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 22, 2013, 03:15:40 PM »
Ha!  Only two teams won't be watching the game on TV.  Neither one comes from Foxborough.

At least the Dolphins didn't choke on the money ball (cough, cough) and blow a perfect season in the Super Bowl.  :-*

I still think they should have tested David Tyree's helmet for stick em'  ;D

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 21, 2013, 08:10:00 PM »
And yeah Belichick's a proven cheater so I don't know why anyone would defend him.

Wow...good thing we got that squared away.  So glad this guy has been suspended, banned from football, and not going to be allowed into the HOF.  ::)

Maybe we should take a look at the evidence again just to make sure..oh yeah, the NFL destroyed it.  What are they hiding?

So how do you feel about scouts who go to opponents games the week before, and take notes on plays, signals, situations...all done legally in the eyes of the NFL (the same NFL that said Belichick did not use the video during any game currently being played and that they didn't even try to hide the guy videotaping ).  Seems to me it was an intepretation of the rules (albeit a bad one ).  Not to mention the run they went on after the scandal broke and were under the microscope.

I know I'm never going to change your mind or anyone else's, just as you won't change mine, so I'm officially done with it. 

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 21, 2013, 07:21:21 PM »
Some games I wish we had a roof...I've been to some pretty nasty games, but it is an advantage for NE when playing some teams late in the year ( cough cough Miami cough cough  ;) )

Also, just to be clear, I was not implying that the Seahawks used this tactic...but some teams have in the past.  I believe the Redskins were just accused of it this year, but I don't know what came of that.

In the end, a pretty disappointing season (I know it makes all those haters feel good ), but at least the Giants, Steelers, and especially the Jets didn't make it either.  I think I gotta pull for the 49'ers in this Superbowl, though...

On the bright side, now all those Patriots can go to the ProBowl now  ;D




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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 21, 2013, 06:55:21 PM »
There is absolutely nothing about the 12th Man that is cheating, unless you consider it cheating that we love our team more than you guys.

That is one thing about being a season ticket holder for the Patriots that bothers me somewhat.  Our crowd noise isn't anything great.  We have our moments and can get loud but never sustain it. 

But never believe that we fans don't love our sports teams more than you.

Now when the pump fan noise through the PA system, that's should be considered cheating.

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