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The Pub / Re: Sons Of Anarchy...Best show ever!!!
« on: November 10, 2011, 06:35:54 AM »
My TV viewing week used to be: ( beyond the sports events like Patriots or Red Sox games )

  The Shield

As the first 2 reach their finales, I never replaced them and I just stopped watching House altogether.  I rather enjoy not sitting in front of the TV anymore.  While SOA may be a great show, it will always disappoint me since it will end some day.

I do love me some Family Guy reruns though!  :D

Equipment and Software / Re: 70 quart cooler to big for 5 gallon batches?
« on: November 07, 2011, 09:52:04 AM »
I use a Coleman Xtreme 72qt for my mash tun and it works perfectly, even for lower gravity beers.  I don't think I've ever lost more than a degree or two in all my batches.  

Just make sure you get the blue one  ;)  ( FYI - this is a running joke out there )

edit: I only do 5 gallon batches

The Pub / Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« on: November 04, 2011, 12:52:12 PM »
As for me, my user name is Skyler because that's how my first name is pronounced. Schuyler Alec Campbell, Esq., is my true and full name and title, which I imagine enough people could figure out if they bothered looking into it, but I hate how my first name is spelled, and so I use the easier spelling whenever I have a chance.

Maybe you could find someone to help you "legally" change your name   ;D

The Pub / Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« on: November 04, 2011, 05:32:57 AM »
Cue banhammer in 3...2...1... ;D

Denny wielding the Ban Hammer!!!

Equipment and Software / Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« on: November 03, 2011, 11:35:41 AM »
I have the BBG and I love it. I use to dread bottling with my bottle filler but now with the beer gun I actually look forward to bottling. It's easy and effortless to use and very easy to clean. It's worth every penny plus some. Like you said, it's a one handed operation which makes life easy.  :)

If you are bottling different beers, do you break it down and clean it between beers or do you just run some cleaner/sanitizer through it?

I have the beergun but find it to be a hassle if I'm bottling just a couple bottles of a couple beers to sent to comps.

The Pub / Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« on: November 03, 2011, 10:13:06 AM »
[I do think it's goofy when people call up the Brewing Network and use there "screen" name... "Hi this is Butsniffer from the forum..."  It sounds so ridiculous.

But that is how we refer to people in the BN Army.  I've run into people at festivals wearing the colors and don't think I ever got their "real" names.  A lot of the BN forum names go along with the personalities of the BN army, so much that we forget what their real names are.  Who the hell would want to talk to Matt...but Blober Glawp is a different story  :D

I think buttsniffer was banned for life...for obvious reasons.  ;D

The Pub / Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« on: November 03, 2011, 05:29:51 AM »
I don't know.. I like having an alias. I dare you to find out who I am! :)
I always thought your forum picture looks like Kevin Smith.

My alias represents my love of two things, Star Wars and dark beer, mostly stouts.

I also like Abba but I thought "dancingqueen" would be a little odd for a forum name  :D

The Pub / Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« on: November 02, 2011, 01:49:16 PM »
Maybe some of us are in hiding from the governement for a crime we didn't commit.

So you can't take anyone serious unless you know their name, even if the information they give is sound?  I've had my first name and last initial in for over a year when someone else asked about this...can't guarantee the whole not acting like an ass thing however  ;D

The Pub / Re: Happy Halloween
« on: November 01, 2011, 01:04:18 PM »

GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!! must have fun cleaning up egg shells and toilet paper every year  :D

Other Fermentables / Re: List of killer yeast strains?
« on: November 01, 2011, 08:10:24 AM »
Check the first post on this forum:

Shea Comfort had addressed this on a Sunday Session on the Brewing Network once.

The Pub / Re: Happy Halloween
« on: November 01, 2011, 05:56:55 AM »
Trick or Treating has been postponed until November 6th for us due to the power outages and trees down from the weekend snow storm.

« on: November 01, 2011, 05:54:01 AM »
here we go Steelers, here we go...
nothin' better than beatin' the Pats...
until next Sunday when we get revenge on the dirty birds of Baltimore...

We lost power and I didn't get to see/hear the game, so it never happened  ;)

DAMMIT!!! >:(

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What do you want Santa to bring you?!
« on: November 01, 2011, 05:50:41 AM »
We promise to leave out milk & cookies for you & carrots for your reindeer.

I hear the reindeer really like spent grains.

Santa...I'd really like a SS chugger pump...maybe you can find one in stock somewhere  :o

Thanks for the update. We'll have this changed and it should reflect on the Supply Shop Directory tomorrow morning. If anyone else notices any information that needs to be changed in a shop's listing, please send any updates to




Can we suggest homebrew shops to list, or is that something the actual business would need to do?


The Pub / Re: Watcha planting this fall?
« on: October 27, 2011, 07:11:11 AM »
My wife planted some chipmunk food, otherwise known as tulips.   With snow expected today, I'd say the growing season for me is well over.  I even cut back my hops and mulched them for the winter.

Next spring, a whole new garden will have to be done since we are installing a pool where the current one is.

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