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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Buffalo Wild Wings and home brew
« on: September 04, 2012, 04:33:02 PM »
WARNING: RANT
Seriously?  I thought this was about the Buffalo Wild Wings commercial...but any chance to bash the BN I guess ( some people still a little sore about US winning COTY 2 years in a row ). 

I always love it when people say "I never listen to the BN" but then tell you everything that goes on in the show.   Anyone want to bring up tech talk while you're at it?

I attribute most of my current success in brewing with The Brewing Network, and keeping the hobby interesting.  And this includes the "dick" jokes and immature behavior, as well as the tremendous information the brewcasters and their guests provide.  Not to mention the BN Anniversary party they throw before NHC.

I understand the comparison at making fun of homebrewing, but some homebrew is God-Awful ( Justin would say his is first in awfulness ).

RANT OVER

Back to the BWW...I don't think there are any around me so I doubt I will be trying them soon.  Besides, there are some many local places that do great wings...so much that I still feel the burn the next day  ;D



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The Pub / Re: Are you a beer snob?
« on: September 04, 2012, 02:54:37 PM »
I love how you can say that Brett and Lacto are dinosaurs, but still make you way back to being a beer snob. 

Also, you can giggle at the "head" question and still be a beer snob.  It's like the old joke with competing with cider...how many entries in cider? (giggle giggle)

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The Pub / Re: Kia Sorento
« on: August 31, 2012, 07:01:26 PM »
Yup. Sounds like a freak one-off to me.

Maybe this guy had something to do with it...


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Wow...what great timing with this thread.  I was just looking at Beverage Factory today.  I can get two Perlick 525SS faucets for about $50 shipped, using their 2 tap custom setup and just select the faucets.


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: 4 or 5 keg fridge
« on: August 30, 2012, 12:57:18 PM »
Just last night I put my new collar on my chest freezer, so now I can have 6 kegs going at once.  It is a 7 or 7.2 cu ft chest freezer with 4 on the floor and two on the hump.  I went with 2 x 8 collar with 1 x 10 on the front.  This gives enough clearance for the kegs to sit on the hump with connections and still allow the cover to close.



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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What do you think of this commercial
« on: August 29, 2012, 06:56:31 PM »
Wait a minute...How come you guys didn't tell me I needed to wear cool goggles to be a "real" homebrewer?

Mildly funny commercial...I am amazed they could get Zach Galifianakis though  ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« on: August 29, 2012, 05:26:05 PM »
I've listened to the AHA Members meeting (missed it when I was there...I must have been drinking or something ), and Neva's Fermentation Myth Busters.  Currently listening in the car to Brewguyvering (well not this second), but it's really hard since I think Kent had a lot of stuff there to show.

This is a great idea...thank you for recording these!!  Maybe next year you can get directional mic's to hear the questions being asked in the audience  ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: oxygenation v.s. aeration
« on: August 29, 2012, 12:20:30 PM »
I've done both and I like the stone with pure O2 ( red tank from HD ).  Quick (30-45 seconds) and doesn't create a ton of foam like the mix-stir can. 

Thankfully I've started doing mead so having the mix-stir is handy for that and I don't feel like I wasted money by not using it from brewing anymore.

Edit:  I got the stone on a steel rod from Williams Brewing which is nice because I can place the stone where ever I want in the bottom of the carboy.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: star san and pbw question
« on: August 29, 2012, 12:15:50 PM »
i believe most are empty of gunk, so i ill just go with the Star San, thanks for all the input

Even though I put them away clean, they may sit on my shelf for a while before I need them (I usually keg ), so I'll blast them with hot water first then sanitize.  With new bottles, I'll do a quick rinse just to get rid of the dust that collects in them from the homebrew store.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: star san and pbw question
« on: August 29, 2012, 12:13:00 PM »
I know not to fear the foam, but I always wonder.  How much foam is OK?  Is there a point where I should begin to fear it?

When I empty a carboy, I can wind up with LOTS of foam left inside.

For a carboy, I try to get most of it out but don't worry if there is some still in there.  The guy from Five Star said the foam actually breaks down and is beneficial to the yeast.  For bottling, I let the drain on the tree but again don't worry if there is a lot of foam.

When I keg, it's actually fun to watch the huge foam snake come out of the top as I fill.   ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: star san and pbw question
« on: August 28, 2012, 08:09:43 PM »
Do not rinse after star san, don't fear the foam!

And as long as the surface is wet, the star san is still keeping the equipment sanitized.

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The Pub / Re: Re: Cell-phone woes
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:31:36 PM »
Man I hope mine doesn't fail since I have unlimited data still.  I have the iPhone 4S.  If I have to get a new one, I'll need to sign up on the stupid new plans that Verizon Wireless has with the shared data.  Basically the same as I have now, but with a data limit and more money.  I wish I didn't rely on this thing so much becuase I'd tell them all to take a hike.

You sure about that? I'm grandfathered in to unlimited data as long as I don't change my plan. The wife and I upgraded to DROID Bionics last year with no issues.

We got these iPhones last Christmas and kept our unlimited data.  It was my understanding that this changed shortly after that time.

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The Pub / Re: Kia Sorento
« on: August 27, 2012, 03:18:21 PM »
We have a 2011 Kia Sorento 4 cyl automatic.  I'm not crazy about the automatic shifting on it...I think it winds the engine to high before shifting.  It does have the manual override shifting, but that's a pain too ( I keep wanting to step on the clutch when I shift ).

Also, yesterday it would not go into park.  I had to shutoff the car and restart it in neutral before it would let me shift into park.  I found out on the Kia forums that it is because of a faulty brake sensor.  It will be covered under warranty but it just makes me want to trade it in and get something else.

Of course this car is very different from what you are looking at, but I probably won't buy another Kia again.

P.S.  Also pissed about having to buy a separate cable to connect my iPhone.  The dealer wanted something like $40 but I found it for $15 on ebay.  My new Toyota Camry just uses the same iPhone USB cable.


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The Pub / Re: Cell-phone woes
« on: August 27, 2012, 01:56:46 PM »
Man I hope mine doesn't fail since I have unlimited data still.  I have the iPhone 4S.  If I have to get a new one, I'll need to sign up on the stupid new plans that Verizon Wireless has with the shared data.  Basically the same as I have now, but with a data limit and more money.  I wish I didn't rely on this thing so much becuase I'd tell them all to take a hike.

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The Pub / Ebay Ban
« on: August 17, 2012, 07:57:09 PM »
So here it is...late Friday afternoon before the start of my vacation.  I figure might as well post on the AHA Forum.  What else am I going to do?  Work?  ;D

I read today how Ebay is going to ban sales of certain intangible items ( spells, hexes and the sort ).  I was then thinking about how fast the GABF Members only session sold out and how shortly after, these tickets were being listed on ebay, stubhub, etc.

Do you think a ban on these beer related items is a good idea?  How about the people who go to the limited releases and buy bottles just to sell them on ebay for a 1000% markup?

I am not for anymore "nanny-state" items, like banning soda, greasy food, etc., but I can't stand it when people do these things just to make a profit, especially when that profit isn't shared with the brewers or organizers of an event.  What's next?  Ebay listing for NHC entries for the people who didn't get in on time?

Your thoughts?  Or not...again, I'm just bored before vacation starts in  T-01:03:30.

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