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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Drinking Only Homebrews
« on: March 24, 2014, 05:45:51 PM »
I have found myself brewing less American,  British,  and Scottish styles,  since I can drink fresh craft brewed ales at almost every pub and taproom  I brew and drink lots of lagers and Belgians, as where I live, finding good versions of those on tap is difficult.

I don't ever see myself ever drinking only home brew, as I like going to bars too much. I do find myself going less and less to the fine beer store, though, and very rarely ever get a growler filled.

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Same here. Lately, I've noticed when I got out, there's almost nothing on tap that I want. Hard to imagine a place not having a good oatmeal stout, hefeweizen, schwarzbier, helles, pilsner, pale ale, vienna lager, dunkel, or a porter, is it? Well, it is. Anything we have is either an IPA, Belgian, or commercial lager. But the only place I really go out any more in a nice little pub & restaurant that has Weihenstephaner hefe and Fuller's London Porter. All anyone wants anymore is IPAs and imperial stouts.
I drink mostly homebrew, but buy some here and there, and go out once a week maybe for a few. But most of my drinking is homebrew at home.

I totally agree.  I'm tired of seeing 10 taps with 7 IPAs, BMC, BMC Lite, and Blue Moon.  It seems like nobody cares about any other style.  I don't blame the bars/restaurants, though.  From the bartenders and owners I've talked to, they blow through kegs of IPA in no time, and other stuff doesn't tend to move. 

It's funny. We've gone from no beer choices (nothing but BMC products everywhere) to a bunch of craft beers available in many places... but all we've seemed to do is add IPA to the old BMC lineup.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Drinking Only Homebrews
« on: March 21, 2014, 08:13:42 AM »
I pretty much only drink homebrew, except for the following:
- I'm out at a bar or restaurant.
- I'm looking for examples of a style I am about to brew, or have brewed and want to compare to.
- Something unique is available.
- Sour beers.

So, all in all, I probably drink about 90% homebrew.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrewing Appliance survey
« on: February 25, 2014, 04:15:41 PM »
Couldn't finish survey... lost interest.  Magically bottling my beer for me would be cool, but not actually brewing/fermenting it.  If I didn't want to do that part, I see no reason to brew my own.  I could buy beer at the store.  I thought about a machine like this for my craft beer loving friends who don't want to put in the effort to brew, but realized pretty quickly that they'd rather just buy the beer from their local bar or bottle shop than have to buy a (likely expensive) machine to make the beer at home.

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You lose a lot less than you'd think.  I was concerned when I first got my pump, but I quickly discovered that it wasn't enough to bother with.

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The Pub / Re: Trick-or-treat
« on: November 01, 2013, 10:41:22 AM »
- but for the third year in a row I noted that not one said thank you

Sad! But to be expected these days.
No, not acceptable.  I told my kids if I didn't hear them say thank you they would have to go back and knock again just for that.  They didn't forget.
Damned straight.  I don't think it should be expected at all.  Our little pirate said thank you at every house.

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The Pub / Re: Trick-or-treat
« on: October 31, 2013, 12:14:32 PM »
We're taking our little one (Almost 3 now) for the first real trick or treat trip. just up the block and back, maybe hit three or four houses. We got him a tiny treat pail so he can't get too much.

He's gonna be a fire engine

Same here.  My daughter turned 3 this year.  This is the first year she's into it.  My wife just dressed her up as something the last 2 years, but this year she knew what she wanted to dress up as and everything.  So we'll be out walking the pirate princess around the neighborhood to see how much candy she can plunder in her small bucket.  LOL

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Storing an empty keg
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:40:34 PM »
I typically rinse, PBW or Oxy soak, hot rinse, sanitize, purge/pressurize CO2 and store. As Denny stated, if the keg will hold pressure while in storage, it should maintain pressure during kegging/serving. I keep my kegs pressurized while in storage.

This is exactly what I do.

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The Pub / Re: Where are you?
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:37:34 PM »
New here, first post. Been active for a long time on the B3 forum.  Location - East of Raleigh, NC

Welcome, Took!  It's good to see more folks here from the B3 forum.

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The Pub / Re: Third Year Anniversary!
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:26:14 PM »
Congratulations!  I hope you find some breathing room soon.  :)

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 tank inside the keezer?
« on: October 11, 2013, 02:32:58 PM »
Paul,
Is that a gas disconnect just under the RANCO?  That is brilliant!  What kind of hardware did you need to make that connection to the gas post?

Dave

Yes, the connector is just below the Ranco.  It was pretty simple actually.  I don't have the list of parts with me but the most critical are these:

Cornie adapter: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/adapter-for-corny-plugs-1-4-ffl-x-19-32-18.html
Type B ball lock gas connector: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/plug-assembly-gas-type-b-all-cornelius-ball-lock.html

Once I found those it was just finding a plumbing nipple that fit the adapter.

Paul

I used the same fittings, although it runs into a cabinet that sits next to the kegerator.  I hide the CO2 tank behind a cabinet door in the cabinet next to the kegerator (between the kegerator and wine fridges):


(Click on thumbnail for larger image)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Coolest Wife Award?
« on: September 16, 2013, 08:00:13 AM »
Nice!  I'd almost be afraid to cut into it to eat it.  LOL

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Good article for jokes, but not for actual analysis.  The entire study was based on asking 105 patients in one low-income area ER what they were drinking.  Of course you're going to have a high number of inexpensive beverage choices there.

If they ran this survey at a Beverley Hills ER, we'd probably be discussing why so many people get loaded on expensive champagne and wine before heading to the ER.  LOL

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Ingredients / Re: The "Truth" About Commercial Beer.
« on: July 29, 2013, 02:07:10 PM »
Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!!!   :D

Does that mean I should start referring to vegetarians as "Grass-Fed Soylent Green"?  LOL

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Equipment and Software / Re: Re: Beersmith
« on: June 05, 2013, 09:19:49 PM »

I lessthanthree this analogy.

I am fascinated by the word lessthanthree.  Even as a phone autocorrect, I wonder about the derivation.

I think he was trying to type <3, meaning "heart".  Such as "I <3 this analogy"

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The Pub / Re: Do you hate to be corrected?
« on: May 12, 2013, 08:29:08 AM »
I don't care if those people are insulted or not.  I post the correction for everyone else who has to read it.  People have a habit of believing what they read.  Whatever nonsense was posted by the original poster will likely get shared onward by someone else, either on Facebook or in real life.  I figure that correcting it up front is doing a favor to all those people, even if the original poster gets their feelings hurt from their embarrassment.  There's already too much misinformation out there.

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