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You empty your pockets at night and find a CO2 cartridge in there........

That's if you can find your pants.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: October 17, 2011, 06:14:37 AM »
Did I mention it sucks being a Dolphan lately?

If it helps, I'll be routing for the Dolphins tonight.  ;)

Another Pats win...now the bye week to get healthy so they can put the hurt on Pittsburgh!!!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: First Batch Question
« on: October 12, 2011, 11:51:11 AM »
Either way works fine.  It pretty much depends on your techniques and system.  I do grain into water because I've found it works better for me.  Pick a method, try it, and see how it works.

I do grain into water because it's what Denny does  :D

Acually I do 1/2 water, 1/2 grain, the rest of the water and the rest of the grain.  Works well for me...no dough balls.

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The Pub / Re: Happy Columbus Day !
« on: October 12, 2011, 06:50:42 AM »
Yeah and November has 2 ....lets move veterans day to the end of March or early April    :D

3 actually if you count the day after Thanksgiving ( which I do but you won't find me within 50 miles of a store ).  It would be wrong to move Veteran's day, especially this year ( 11/11/11 )

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The Pub / Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« on: October 12, 2011, 05:49:59 AM »
Nice!

Faster is always better when it comes to the great wide world of internet activities.  :)

I think this guy would disagree.  :D
 

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The Pub / Re: Good bye dial up, hello 2011!!! Kinda.
« on: October 12, 2011, 05:17:39 AM »
And I also have WiFi through out the entire house now, which means I can surf the forum on my iPod. Woot!

Congrats!  But please, no posting pictures from the "Throne" room

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The Pub / Re: Happy Columbus Day !
« on: October 11, 2011, 11:46:46 AM »
What an insanely stupid holiday if there ever was one...BUT corporate America paid me to stay at home.  Whoopy!

I know some companies traded Columbus Day for Patriots Day ( 9/11 ), which makes more sense except it's so close to Labor Day.  I like to spread these things out a bit.

I don't get the day off but you'd never hear me complain if I did.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: October 10, 2011, 05:45:08 AM »

I'm actually starting to feel sorry for Indy . . I mean being beat by the Chiefs???

Great Googily-Moogily  ;D

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: October 10, 2011, 05:44:21 AM »
Ah...Monday morning is just a little more tolerable after my Pats beat the Jets!!!  :D

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The Pub / Re: Anyone besides me think the price of
« on: October 05, 2011, 08:52:46 AM »
Um, let's not let this devolve into a union/non union thing.  I happen to know a lot of union workers who do a great job and are very reasonable people.

Like professional basketball players?  :D

I'm hoping my 2001 Honda Civic sticks around for a couple more years.  Bought it new in 2000 and I'd hate to have to say good-bye  :'(

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One Word:  TIVO

I rarely watch a game at start time.  Set the Tivo, turn off the phone, and fast forward through all this crap and get to the game.  I usually catch up to the live game by halftime, which makes the rest of the game go really slow.

P.S.  Tivo also allows me to freeze the screen for certain things ( i.e. see lady in tight leather suit mentioned above  :) )

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Equipment and Software / Re: temp control
« on: October 04, 2011, 08:38:16 AM »
Don't know if it's the best but I love the Dual-stage Ranco.  Set the temp and forget it.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: making two yeast starters
« on: October 04, 2011, 05:49:02 AM »
Didn't want to quote myself.  Just read again that it was different yeast.  I go back to my original post in that case.....

Whoops...missed that  ::)

In that case, depending on the yeast i would do a starter for the first day, brew early and pitch.  Get the starter going for the second day and pitch later on the 2nd day.  I pitch my starters at high krausen usually, so in the 18-24 hour range.  So if you pitch on day 1 at noon or so, you should have plenty of time for day 2 starter to get to be ready to pitch in the afternoon.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: making two yeast starters
« on: October 04, 2011, 05:37:38 AM »
How big of a flask?  According to Mr. Malty, a 10 gallon batch ( 2 x 5 gallons ) at 1.050 on a stir plate would require a 1 liter starter with 2 vials.   I don't see why you can make a starter, pitch half and then save the rest in the fridge for the next day.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam Adams Octoberfest 2011
« on: September 30, 2011, 11:56:58 AM »
Had it several times on draft lately, pretty good, so when I spied the case for 24 beans at Costco it somehow jumped into my cart and made it to the house and into the fridge...funny how that can happen...

Finally...someone to corroborate when I've been telling my wife all these years!!!  ;D

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