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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Twice, but never again
« on: March 21, 2014, 05:48:34 AM »
Sure, that works now, but what about in the summer when that door is open? ;D

You should tatoo it on the back of your hand.  ;D

Homebrewer Bios / Re: Brewer Bio - Jim Dabler
« on: March 21, 2014, 05:46:44 AM »

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Need Big, 15 gal.? Cooler Mash Tun
« on: March 20, 2014, 01:18:39 PM »
I'm surprised at the suggestion of a 70 qt. Coleman extreme.  It's no bigger, maybe not as big, as the cooler I'm using now.  Isn't a larger cooler available?  Thanks,

I've got a 152 qt. that I use to make 10-15 gal. of big beers.  I call it the "mash coffin" because it's big enough to be buried in!

"March 20, 2014 - Noti, OR - Man drowns after falling into his mashtun.  Wife is distraught, but finishes the beer as a memorial to her husband." ;)

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Need Big, 15 gal.? Cooler Mash Tun
« on: March 20, 2014, 05:15:55 AM »
Love the coleman xtreme.  The 70qt is a big tun... for 5 gallon batches, I'm not sure I would recommend it.  For big beers, fine... but 8lbs of malt for a pale ale or pils would get lost in there!

I did a mild in mine once.  I looked like it barely covered the bottom.  Everything still converted well though.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Need Big, 15 gal.? Cooler Mash Tun
« on: March 20, 2014, 05:04:08 AM »
70 quart Coleman XTREME!!!

Make sure to get the BLUE one.  ;D

Homebrew Competitions / Re: question for comp organizers/staff
« on: March 18, 2014, 08:43:57 AM »
Think about the way commercial beer is packed. Inside thin cardboard six pack holders inside of a box. Nothing else. Obviously the people shipping commercial beer know it is beer but all you really have to is avoid movement within the box and avoid glass to glass contact.

But the commercial guys don't need to worry about UPS trying to kick 40 yard field goals in the warehouse with their packages  ;D

The only tape I put in the box is to secure the bubble wrap and then it's only a small strip.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: question for comp organizers/staff
« on: March 17, 2014, 08:42:41 AM »
I sent entries in once with ziplock bags but determined it was too much work.  In all the entries I've sent, I have only had one break (and I suspect that was once it was there not during shipping...just a suspicion).

Can they change the name of the sale of tickets to a donation?  Here in NH we have a homebrew jamboree and they say you can (strongly suggest but can't require it) give a donation. 

So if this law isn't changed, how does that affect NHC in San Diego next year?

So my girlfriend walks into my office while I'm working today wearing this shirt she made up at cafepress or some other such site... She's going to both be a billboard for me and embarrass me at the same time on our upcomign road trip to Minneapolis to drop off our NHC entries....

Well at least she won't be wearing that "I'm with stupid" tshirt with the arrow for a day or so  ;D

Pick Fick...awesome.  Best of luck in the election!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC shipping issues
« on: March 11, 2014, 12:11:13 PM »
My wife just let me know that mine are successfully on their way to KC....

Now you have to list her as an assistant brewer

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC shipping issues
« on: March 10, 2014, 12:42:59 PM »
My first round entries were received at the shipping location today via UPS.

My first step towards Ninkasi!!   ;D

Omelette saison!

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People are always describing the hot break looking like egg drop soup  ;D

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Bottles with logos for NHC comp?
« on: March 06, 2014, 05:41:28 AM »
They do put numbered labels on the cap, but ... Never mind. I just checked and the bottle labels have name etc on them. I thought the labels were taped on last year. Maybe that's just final round. Or maybe i'm making $4¡7 up.

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Phew...based on you previous post about no identifying information, I was beginning to doubt whether I put the right thing on.  My bottle label has all my identifying information, even my phone number.  But I'm guessing that's why they want rubber bands so the label can be removed easily.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: March 05, 2014, 12:29:37 PM »
You could do it in a lot fewer characters, but you would need a texting, 15 year old to interpret it for the judges. ;)

Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: March 05, 2014, 09:13:44 AM »
Dan, if you (or any of the other GC candidates) win, you have a Wednesday morning meeting that will last into the afternoon, and you bring the beer.

I always get in on Tuesday night for that reason.

Note the bolded's part of the initiation rites before we teach you the secret handshale!
I'd bring them a 30 pack of Stroh's...initiate this!  ;D

Handshale?  Is that where you shake hands and leave an oily residue?  :o

it was june and I had 10.5 pairs of thick wool socks and two pairs of socks I could actully wear.
Who you kidding?  Everyone knows you Californians only wear sandals and flip flops ;)

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