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The Pub / Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« on: November 03, 2011, 05:13:06 PM »
[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, 12:29:51 PM »
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, 08:49:16 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, 08:04:18 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, 03:10:24 PM »
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, 12:56:55 PM »
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, 12:54:01 PM »
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, 12:50:41 PM »
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, 02:11:11 PM »
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.

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: October 27, 2011, 12:30:26 PM »
We are supposed to see some snow today.  Probably no accumulation.  Guess I better get that pellet stove cleaned out.

Equipment and Software / Re: Bazzoka in Cooler Style Mash Tun
« on: October 26, 2011, 02:00:50 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  I have the 72qt Coleman Xtreme cooler ( blue one of course ).  The toilet supply braid is getting pretty beat up and I just happen to have this bazooka screen and thought it would work great.

You use ss clamps on this?  I would assume the threaded connection would hold.

Last question, does it matter what type of SS coupler I get ( i.e. 304 vs 315 stainless ) as long as it's the right size and stainless ( i.e. not galvanized )?  The LHBS doesn't carry couplers so I was going to hit Home Depot and pick one up.  I could order one online, but I was hoping to get the mash tun back together by this weekend ( and don't want to pay $7 shipping for a $4 part ).


Ingredients / Re: Passion fruit flavour
« on: October 26, 2011, 12:22:23 PM »
Not sure what was said on the brewing network RE Simcoe,
but I love it combined with equal parts Amarillo.  Have fun.

They said that in some beers, Simcoe has a cat piss character.  It can if used to heavily, but used with other hops it makes a great beer  ( Pliny & Green Flash West Coast IPA come to mind ).

Equipment and Software / Bazzoka in Cooler Style Mash Tun
« on: October 26, 2011, 12:00:35 PM »
Does anyone use this:

in a cooler style mash tun?

If so, is the mess tight enough to filter out grain particles and will it maintain its shape with 12-20 lbs of grain on top of it?


Luke Skywalker: "Is batch sparging better?"

Master Yoda: " Quicker, easier, more seductive - once you start down the batch sparging path, forever will it dominate your destiny"

"I do not fear batch sparging like you do.  I will bring maltiness, bitterness, and body to my new brew empire"

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