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The Pub / Re: Ouch
« on: September 20, 2011, 11:34:54 AM »
Looks like it was hit with a really big baseball.

Glad no one was hurt.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg clean up
« on: September 19, 2011, 01:06:25 PM »
Don't know if it's right, but here's what I do:

Once the keg kicks, I rinse it a couple times with hot water.  Then I fill about 1/2 way with hot water and oxyclean, seal it back up, and shake the hell out of it.  I then force some oxyclean solution through my line ( cobra taps ) and leave some in there to soak.  I'll let the keg soak for a few hours, then flip it so the top gets a soak for a few hours ( or days if I forget ).  Finally, empty the solution and rinse several times before sanitizing and refilling.

Once a year, I will break them down and replace the o-rings.

Beer Recipes / Re: Butter beer
« on: September 19, 2011, 05:31:48 AM »
I had butterbeer at Universal Studios.  Here's their recipe:

  Butterscotch Sundae topping
  A little water


I'm not saying it wasn't good however!

« on: September 19, 2011, 05:26:25 AM »
2-0 PATS!!!!  Suck it San Diego!!!!  What a treat seeing Vince Wilfork intercept Rivers' pass and huff it down the field!!!!!

I was at the game and also got to see Drew Bledsoe and Jon Morris for the Patriots HOF induction presentation!!

Beer Recipes / Re: Using cinnamon in the mash
« on: September 16, 2011, 12:49:38 PM »
I think one of the BN shows said it was used as an antioxidant.

OTOH, since I've never used it and I've never had an oxidized mash, it doesn't seem like it has much value.

Great!!  What the hell am I supposed to do now?  Charlie uses it, Denny doesn't!  Who do I follow?  ;D

It's late on Friday...starting to get a little punchy!

Beer Recipes / Re: Using cinnamon in the mash
« on: September 16, 2011, 12:34:16 PM »
I think one of the BN shows said it was used as an antioxidant.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch sparge water won't fit?
« on: September 16, 2011, 08:19:56 AM »
If your numbers after the 3 gallon sparge are higher than you expected, you could just add the 1 gallon of water directly to the brew kettle.  Otherwise I would sparge twice, since it shouldn't take too long with batch sparging.  Just vorlauf after each addition and stir ( some let it sit for 10 minutes or so, others don't )

Pimp My System / Re: Keezer build + some questions
« on: September 15, 2011, 08:03:15 AM »
Tom & Ibru...both good suggestions.  I may just end up building a new collar because I have to buy  a mitre saw for some other house projects and will want to just cut stuff up.

In certain homebrewing circles, those little kegs are called "Scotties" ( the BN Army guys know what I'm talking about )  :D

Pimp My System / Re: Keezer build + some questions
« on: September 14, 2011, 05:13:05 AM »
Great...Thanks a lot.  now I need to do my collar all over again  :P

Nice build.  I actually need to do mine over because
  A.  It looks like crap
  B.  It's about 1 in short of allowing me to put a corny on the hump
  C.  Why the hell not

The Pub / Re: Where Were You on the Morning of 9/11/01?
« on: September 12, 2011, 05:35:57 AM »
I was in my office in Boston listening to the Dennis & Callahan sports radio show on WEEI.  John Dennis' daughter was in NYC on the phone detailing what was going on.  I ran to the cafeteria to watch the TV ( with several others ) and we were all looking out the windows at the planes leaving Logan ( before they knew what was going on and grounded all airplanes ).   I was working at the Westin Hotel which is right in the middle of the 2 tallest building in Boston ( Hancock & The Pru ).

Ten years ago today, we had to evacuate the hotel because a name on the terrorist watch list was registered at our hotel.  Quite a site to see the FBI raiding the hotel in full gear carrying shields.  Scary.  Turned out to be a false alarm, but everyone was certainly on edge.

The Pub / Re: American Football
« on: September 08, 2011, 12:28:37 PM »
Monday Night Football!!!!!

The Pub / Re: American Football
« on: September 08, 2011, 11:27:54 AM »
:), You are smarter than I am then!

I admit, the Jets are an exciting team with some interesting personalities.


 :D  :D  :D

The Pub / Re: American Football
« on: September 08, 2011, 08:54:51 AM »
Family affiliations require me to at least pay a little attention to the Eagles this year.  I'm not much of a Pro Football fan but one of my nephews is the new kicker for the Eagles this year.  I need to at least know if they're winning to keep my family happy.  ::)


Is this your nephew?   ;D

Sorry but it was a perfect setup!

The Pub / Re: American Football
« on: September 08, 2011, 07:42:03 AM »
I'll consider the season a success as long as the Pats beat the Dolphins, Jets, Colts, Steelers, and the other 10 teams they play this year.  ;)

I hope to make it to more than one game this year!


The Pub / Re: Anyone keep pot plants?
« on: September 06, 2011, 05:32:35 AM »
My wife would kill me if I put plants in her pots.  what would she cook with  ;D

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