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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: fermentation woes - chlorine?
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:42:25 AM »
Here's a link to the Morebeer site that has an excel document:

http://morebeer.com/learn_vids/vids_refract

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Equipment and Software / Re: Better Bottle Stoppers and Dry Traps
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:05:12 AM »
No brushes ever on BB.  I usually do an extended Oxiclean ( or PBW ) soak and then rinse them out thoroughly to clean them.

Others have stated that they have used BB for extended periods of time without any oxidation issues.  The longest I've gone has been 4 weeks...no problems.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Better Bottle Stoppers and Dry Traps
« on: October 19, 2010, 05:40:23 AM »
I use the Better Bottles with the carboy cap but I've never done the siphon.  I've seen people put a rubber o-ring on the neck to make the carboy cap sit tighter, as well as using packing tape.

In my opinion, the dry tap and all the other accessories for the BB are just too expensive ( spigot, racking arm, ported BB, etc. ). 

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: October 19, 2010, 05:36:30 AM »
Great news Frank.  Thanks for the updates.

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I use beersmith which calculates the amount of calories per pint.  Since you already have Promash there is no reason to purchase another brewing software.  I would use the link provided by svejk.

Although this may be a good time to move over to Beersmith.  I own both and find BS to be much easier to use.  I don't think Promash has been updated for a while, and Brad Smith is working on a the next version of BS ( as well as putting out a book of his Beersmith Blog ).

Or you could just say Beer is good for and forget the whole calorie things altogether :)

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I haven't started my copy yet, but can't figure out why the BA and BN can't come up with a better deal for either us (members) or the LHBS.  My LHBS suggested I check out pricing on Amazon.com when I asked if he was getting it in, as that was where he got stock for the store.  I got "yeast..." and "brewing with wheat" together on Amazon for $25 w/ free shipping. 

The BN has a markup to help support their programming since they don't require any money for their content ( although you can donate monthly, which I do ).  They also have signed copies.  I bought mine from The Brewing Network store to support what they are doing.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ask the Experts - John Palmer
« on: October 15, 2010, 11:42:48 AM »
Looks like a John Palmer cartoon character.

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The Pub / Android Battery Drainer
« on: October 15, 2010, 11:23:19 AM »
http://mashable.com/2010/10/15/angry-birds-android-2/

Free game available for Android phones.  This is similar to the castle game someone posted on here earlier this year, but you launch birds at the buildings to try and kill the pigs.

It is Friday afternoon afterall!!  Enjoy.

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The Pub / Re: Raise a Pint of Something
« on: October 14, 2010, 01:29:56 PM »
Two questions:

 1. What were they mining? I understand the mine will be completely closed now.

   Gold and Copper

 2. What happened to my friend Poor Bastard? Did his girl friend or wife meet him? Surely not both.

   The girlfriend showed up.  He had already left the wife before the cave in.

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Equipment and Software / Re: What can I do with a keg...
« on: October 14, 2010, 08:01:16 AM »
I posted a picture of a Budweiser keg urinal on Beer Advocate a couple of years ago and the Bro's deleted the thread within minutes saying it didn't advance the cause of beer or some similar nonsense.

Hmmm...I see the connection.  Weird.  ;) 



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The Pub / Re: Raise a Pint of Something
« on: October 14, 2010, 07:46:32 AM »

Were they Chilean? They probably went nuts once they finally achieved their GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!

No...it was the CNN and Foxnews anchors...too much makeup and too much talking out their asses.  I enjoyed watching the Chilean people getting all excited about the rescue, hugging each other, and singing their national anthem.  And having the President and First Lady there, and looking like they really wanted to be there was something else too.

Funniest moment of the night was when the translator translated the guy laughing.  Apparently "Ha Ha Ha" in Spanish is "Ha Ha Ha" in English.

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The Pub / Re: Raise a Pint of Something
« on: October 14, 2010, 05:35:45 AM »
Some of the best stuff on TV last night.  As long as you muted the stupid commentators.

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Equipment and Software / Re: What can I do with a keg...
« on: October 13, 2010, 01:55:53 PM »
Boil Kettle...or buy it for $10 and sell it to someone for $20-$30.

Just make sure the person you are getting it from has actual ownership of it.

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All Things Food / Re: Leave Room For Dessert.
« on: October 13, 2010, 09:17:57 AM »
Was this an upright castle, or was it more of a flat thing and the castle was in the icing/decorating?  Got any pictures?

Not professionals, but it sure tasted good. 

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All Things Food / Re: Leave Room For Dessert.
« on: October 13, 2010, 05:47:05 AM »
My son and I took 1st place in our Cub Scout Pack Dad and Lad Cake bake last year ( no female assistance allowed and everything has to be edible, including the decorations ).  We made a Hogwarts castle.

I guess it helps that my mom used to bake up a storm when I was a kid...I guess some of it rubbed off.

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