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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Brewer Bio - David Scheil
« on: December 15, 2013, 02:55:50 PM »
Used to visit Cedar Falls every year for continuing ed. at UNI. Was always happy to find a few decent beers
there on tap at various establishments. Also, started brewing about the same time you did.

Lot's of nice folks in the part of the country. Enjoyed my trips there.

Welcome to the forum. Look forward to seeing you post.

The Pub / Re: Getting old
« on: December 14, 2013, 11:12:25 AM »
It's the drug ads that amaze.  They all list why you should be on this or that for 10 seconds and then 50 seconds on side effects and outcomes that could be life threatening.  The worst one I've seen is the testosterone replacement ad that talks about doing all the things young men can do but then says don't let members of the opposite sex come in contact with treated areas.  Isn't contact with the opposite sex the primary driver for taking the drug in most men's minds?  Do these adds really work?

My son had to write a commercial in some class in grade school and he added a list similar to this at the end of his add.

"Do not use if you are/have ever been/ever plan to be/know anyone who ever has been/is/plans to get pregnant.
Do not use is you currently process oxygen.  Do not use while driving or have ever smelled exhaust from a 2 or 4 stroke engine, have touched or ever think you will have to touch any petroleum derived product.

It went on and on.  The teacher thought it was hysterical.

Ah, perhaps there is hope for the future after all.

The Pub / Re: Getting old
« on: December 13, 2013, 11:07:16 AM »
My favorite shows used to have commercials for Tonka trucks. Then they had commercials for beer, condoms, and rock albums. Now they have commercials for hip replacement law suits. How on earth does my TV know what I need?

What about Viagra and Cialis? 
I've privately polled the rest of the responders on this thread Denny, and they are not getting any ads for Cialis or Viagra. Sooo, what's up?

All Grain Brewing / Re: All grain brewing - pump or no pump?
« on: December 12, 2013, 11:15:18 PM »
A pump. It saves my back, increases my mash efficiency and reduces my cooling time.

It also takes longer to set up and tear down and makes more stuff to clean. (more hoses, trub filter and chiller)

Does it help me make better beer? Doubtful. It does save a fair amount of lifting, but if you don't like ditzing with it, ditch it. We mostly brew because we enjoy it. I say get rid of anything that interferes with that enjoyment.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: December 12, 2013, 10:54:13 AM »
Wow, I'd totally watch that!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: December 11, 2013, 11:14:15 AM »
Diane, that's not the book that Drew and I are doing.  This is another one, where I just contributed a few recipes.  "Experimental Brewing" is still in progress, hopefully finished by the end of this year and released next Nov.
You're supposed to be retired now! Good-oh for having an opportunity to do even more in a pursuit you're both knowledgable and passionate about. (See, I don't hold any hard feelings about the "16" you scored my beer in that "mystery beer" challenge....btw, you were the high score of the 4 slime sucking !@$$#) I still think it was funny you guys had to taste that stuff.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: December 11, 2013, 10:51:01 AM »
Sounds like Pro Brewer advice for the home brewer? If so - I'm in!

Billy Broas has a nice homebrewing blog: He also writes for Both he and Denny are good candidates for picking brewers' brains.

Couldn't find much info via Google search... is it still in the works?

Available on Amazon for Pre-Order. Looks like January release.

Ships Dec. 16. goes on sale Jan. 1.
Glad you got'er done Denny. I was hoping that photos would've given me an excuse to head to the hinterlands for a visit though. Look forward to perusing my copy. Bet you'll even sign it for me.;)

Going Pro / Re: CSB (Community Supported Breweries)
« on: December 07, 2013, 07:21:58 PM »
7 Devils Brewery in Coos Bay sold investor pints at $100 ea. They limited to 300. All proceeds went to employ/ hire local artisans to supply items to the pub. Local muralist did a wonderful antique type mariners map painting on the outside of the building. Woodworkers crafted the interior tables and bar. Glass blower crafted a custom chandelier for the taproom. The place is just lovely.

All holders of an investor pint are entitled to one free pint any Weds. or Sun. for a year. They limited it to 300 as they were concerned about being too crowded. They are slammed busy on Weds and Sundays. Most people come in with friends and relatives in tow. It has worked very well for them. All pints sold out prior to the official opening.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Celebration is out again
« on: December 01, 2013, 10:42:08 AM »
Definitely a great beer and I buy it every year. However, I've got to agree with Sean. My memory is that it is different now. Very possibly, we're exposed to so many great IPAs now that it seems less outstanding.
When I first discovered it, probably late 80's or early 90's, it was on tap for the holidays at a little dive bar across from the original Summit brewhouse. It was not anywhere near where I normally went in my daily travels, but I remember detouring on my way home, or even sneaking out of work to go grab a pint. That stuff would literally call to me across the miles........come....I'm here, and I obeyed. ;D 

The Pub / Re: A great beer story
« on: November 26, 2013, 11:45:20 AM »
My dad, who served for 11 years until my mom got sick, was a radioman (Chief) on the Indianapolis. He had many stories he could never talk about without breaking down and having to leave the room. One was of being ordered to close a water tight hatch while there were still men trying to get up from below. He saw the men's faces nearly every night in his sleep.

A couple weeks before that fateful day the "Indy" went down, he told his CO that if he didn't get off that "can" for a few days he was going AWOL. He was given leave and shortly thereafter she was sunk. He never did reconcile why he was still alive and nearly 900 others were not. It haunted his nights, and as a child, his screams haunted mine.

Equipment and Software / Re: Upflow Sparging
« on: November 24, 2013, 12:51:52 PM »
I love outside the box thinking....but, you would certainly be leaving a lot of liquor behind unless you compressed the grain bed somehow.
Explain what you feel you would accomplish by this.

Ingredients / Re: Red IPA?
« on: November 24, 2013, 02:49:07 AM »
2-4oz. of a lighter colored roasted barley would be better than the Black Patent IMO.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: whitty and clever minds wanted
« on: November 12, 2013, 02:15:35 PM »
Well, apparently Jim knows Roseburg. Free Beer would definately guarantee readership.
I do like Brewburg Connections and The Brewburg Hopinion. 

Not wanting to be too hopinionated, perhaps Brewburg Hoppenings should get the nod.

General Homebrew Discussion / whitty and clever minds wanted
« on: November 12, 2013, 11:17:22 AM »
I knew that header would include just about everyone on this forum. I've been asked to submit a monthly column to our local paper about our club and brewing. I see it to encompass the whole beer culture in our stuff, pub stuff, suppliers, how to's and lot's of brewers wisdom and humor.

I'm looking for some suggestions for the column header.
We are in Roseburg, Oregon. The paper serves Douglas County. The Club is the Umpqua Valley Brewers Guild.
We already have a blog called...."Brewburg"...Where beer lives, written by one of our members who is helping with the writing/editing of the column.

I love the Brewburg name a lot and may try to key off that somehow...

Brewburg Babbler
Brewburg Bulletin
Dear Alewyfe

Let me know if you have any ideas that might be fun and cheeky.

Ingredients / Re: Rye Malt?
« on: November 09, 2013, 12:24:09 AM »
Denny uses 18.5% rye in his famous beer.  I would use that as a starting point.

That's what everybody thinks, but it's actually 18.475% ;)

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