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The Pub / Re: Distilling
« on: October 17, 2010, 03:38:14 AM »

The stories of people going blind and all that are what weaze said. These troubles start in the fermentation. It comes from putting whatever into the mash to raise the alcohol level. Dont want any wood in there. There are several different easy tests to test for methanol. If you have healthy fermentation it is very hard to make methanol. It has nothing to do with the distillation really.

I'm no distiller, but I think I've read the methanol is a product of the distilling process.  I think you're supposed to toss the first runnings (heads) because it contains methanol, collect the middle runnings, and toss the final runnings (tails) because it contains the higher alcohols (nasty tasting fusels).  You'll get methanol from corn squeezin's, cane sugar, malted barley...whatever you're fermentng and distilling.

The Pub / Re: You know you're a homebrewer if............
« on: August 14, 2010, 04:31:07 AM »
I find myself scouring Craigslist daily for bigger kettles, and other equipment I really don't need, but would cool to have.

Classifieds / Re: Brew pots
« on: May 07, 2010, 06:35:58 PM »

I understand. It's tough to be a homebrewer in Sequim.  Bill's shop in Bremerton is our LHBS.  And over an hour away....

Dang, that's bad...kinda puts the clamps on spur of the moment brewing opportunities.    Seems between PA and Sequim there might be enough folks to support a part-time shop at least.

Classifieds / Re: Brew pots
« on: May 06, 2010, 01:52:12 AM »

$50 for the 15 gallon,   $20 for the five.  The 15 gallon has no lid.  (well it does, but I'm keeping it)  The five gallon has a glass lid, with a nice hiole for a thermometer.


$50 is a great price, but ferry fare and gas would be cost prohibitive.  I reckon I'll pass...thanks.

Classifieds / Re: Brew pots
« on: May 05, 2010, 03:37:08 AM »
Hi folks -

I've got a 15 gallon pot with fitting for valve and thermometer, plus a five gallon with no fittings.  Dirt cheap, but must pick up in the Sequim, Washington area.

How much is dirt cheap?  I'm in Edmonds.

The Pub / Re: Cival War Reenactment Photos.
« on: May 05, 2010, 01:30:35 AM »
fatdogale, do you mean "Trinity is still my Name"?

Didnt know that there was another nobody film.

Man I love these Terence Hill and Bud Spencer movies.

This got me to thinking about these movies, so I hit the 'net to do some research...I've been confusing My Name is Nobody with My Name is Trinity for a really long time.  Long ago I watched My Name is Nobody with some friends, and I kept telling them how funny it was.  We were all waiting for it to get much funnier.  I remembered Terence Hill from the Trinity movie, but couldn't really recall Henry Fonda being in all makes sense now!

The Pub / Re: Cival War Reenactment Photos.
« on: May 05, 2010, 12:54:55 AM »

fatdogale, do you mean "Trinity is still my Name"?

Yep, that's it - Trinity is still my Name...thanks!

Hey, check out the last name of one of the Additional Resources authors at the end of the article Kai linked to:

Bierwort, L.

The Pub / Re: Cival War Reenactment Photos.
« on: May 04, 2010, 01:33:42 AM »
I like Clint Eastwood but my favorite western, (the first one I ever saw as a kid) is My Name is Nobody. A little campy but still a great movie.

My Name is Nobody, and Nobody Is Still My Name - a couple o' westerns I loved as a kid.  Haven't seen them in forever.

Outlaw Josey Wales is one of my favorite westerns.  I like Jeremiah Johnson, too, kinda western/mountain man with Robert Redford (circa 1971-2)  Saw it in the theatre when it was new.

The Pub / Re: OK homebrewers, where should I live?
« on: April 09, 2010, 04:17:44 AM »
Mountains and water all around you, fresh fish easily had, a pile of local breweries and the Pacific Coast is a couple of hours away. The summers in the PNW are glorious, as Denny said. The thing to worry about with the winters isn't the rain, but the lack of sun. It doesn't get cold like the Midwest but it's rare you get a day when the sun is out and certainly no clear blue skies in January like we see here (while it's -10)

I've been in the burbs 20 minutes north of Seattle for 25+ years, and to me this is the best place in the world in the summer (late spring to early fall, really - May is typically glorious), but the endless days of wall to wall low clouds in the winter (Oct - March) take their toll on me
Lots of outdoor acitivities year 'round - 2 ski areas within 2 1/2 hours of Seattle, cycling year round (winters typically in the low 40's, but we do get cold snaps, and a little snow once or twice a year - you'll love Seattle's response to an inch of snow as a midwesterner)
Lots of local beer and fresh seafood!
Not much in the way of nuke plants around here, though the Navy has a nuke sub base over on Hood Canal...not exactly metropolitan Seattle, but maybe they're hiring civilian engineers?  Lots of hospitals in the area - your skills transferable to Nuclear Med?
It's a great place to live, as your friends here will probably attest, especially if the gloomy winters won't get you down.

The Pub / Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« on: April 08, 2010, 04:12:33 AM »

All Things Food / Re: For Weezle.....CANDIED Bacon
« on: March 10, 2010, 01:40:07 AM »
Along those lines:
1 pack little smokies, bacon cut in thirds, brown sugar.
Roll little smokies in brown sugar, wrap with bacon, roll in brown sugar again, bake at 350 til the bacon is crisp, about 20-30 min.  Mmmmm, meat candy.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Black IPA done.
« on: December 13, 2009, 02:51:42 AM »

Now that's a BLACK IPA.  ;D

Looks good Weaz

The start of a new BJCP category...IBA  (India Black ALe)

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