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The Pub / Re: Beer Thirty
« on: October 06, 2011, 09:35:23 AM »
I guess you have to be there to enjoy it. I saw a Blue Men show on TV and after 30 minutes I was bored with it. I mentioned about going to one of their shows in Vegas and my wife shot it down. My son had seen one and he said that while it was fun he'd never go to another one. To each their own, I guess.

The Pub / Re: Anyone besides me think the price of
« on: October 04, 2011, 08:51:04 PM »
I want my car built by union workers that smoke weed at lunch.  ;D

The Pub / Re: It's Baseball Season!
« on: September 29, 2011, 04:34:02 AM »
Don't really give a RA about any teams in the post season

You mean that because the Braves are not in there yet...right?

Braves and Seminoles = incessant tomahawk drone...  spare me!   :P   ;)

No more tomahawk this year :'( :'( :'(

Columbus is a good sub.  ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to open 55 lb grain bags.
« on: September 29, 2011, 04:30:47 AM »
That's a good trick when they use 2 strings, but some only use one. It can still be opened by pulling the string, but you have to look a little closer at which side to start at.

The Pub / Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« on: September 28, 2011, 11:10:59 AM »
I've found that a good soak in an Oxiclean solution will take care of the soda flavor/smell.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Super Cold Ale Fermentation
« on: September 25, 2011, 08:51:26 PM »
One thing to consider is clolder temp you pitch less yeast grow you will have.
Yeast grow will give you some flavor profile. 

Me grow yeast too. (Insert grunt) ;D

« on: September 25, 2011, 08:41:04 PM »
Titans looked ugly but pulled out the win against the hapless Broncos.

Mike Vick - OUCH! 2 weeks in a row knocked outa the game. He's paying up that heavy karma price no doubt! "Dream team"... Bwahahahaha!

I loathe dog fighting, but in Vick's case, I'd pay to watch him one on one against a pit bull.

The Pub / Re: Finally happened.
« on: September 25, 2011, 08:36:58 PM »
There is nothing that turns me off more that a tattoo on a woman. Well, to be fair on a man too, but that should probably be in another forum. 

Just saying.

The Pub / Re: GPS?
« on: September 24, 2011, 07:12:54 AM »
I have WPS

Wife Positioning System

The Pub / Re: Woodworking
« on: September 23, 2011, 09:58:58 AM »
One thing you can do is build the cabinets yourself, because they aren't that hard to build and they don't require super equipment or special bits. Then get with a cabinet maker for your door and drawer fronts.

The Pub / Re: Manufacturer has Changed
« on: September 21, 2011, 08:39:08 AM »
You can make your own with a cap and a tire valve.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Probably infected
« on: September 19, 2011, 06:44:36 AM »
If you have ever seen a plant where they blow film for bags or roll out aluminum, you'd realize that it's anything but sanitary. I always sanitize anything that comes in contact with my beer, even is it's right off the roll.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Home built beer engine
« on: September 02, 2011, 09:41:54 AM »
What was the cylinder taken off of?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Refractometer
« on: September 02, 2011, 06:46:54 AM »
I've noticed that my correctly calibrated refractometer gives different readings, with nearly every drop of the slide cover.
I have had the same sample give me more than 3 different readings, when I'm testing my boil.
In fact, a friend of mine insists on opening & closing his cover, until he likes what he sees.
I think this is possibly a bad practice...
While I understand that he's not changing sugar content, I imagine that something has to be skewing the results, if the reading is changing...My first guess is definitely temperature, but I hypothesize that temperature is not the only culprit.
A correctly made hydrometer is the more accurate beer-making tool, IMHO.
But, it's very nice to be able to get readings during the sparge or boil.
I'm just very skeptical of how folks use the refractometer.

I have recently resorted to allowing my sample-filled refractometer sit for several minutes before I read it.
This seems to alleviate any questions regarding whether or not I can trust the measurement.

He could very well be skewing the results. By opening the cover, you allow a little evaporation to occur. that could give you a higher than normal reading. When you place that drop on the lens it should be closed immediately and I allow mine to set for about 30 seconds before taking a reading.

The Pub / Re: Beer Trade Etiquette
« on: September 01, 2011, 02:06:55 PM »
My take on this is if someone gives you something you try to give back... unfortunately its harder when its the 'online' community trading.. especially living in another state... A guy up in WA just sent me 6oz of his homegrown hops... I have every intention of sending him a 6pack once I get it brewed... pay em back! pay it forward!

I'll trade you 6ozs. of hops for a sixer. What are you looking for? :D

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