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The Pub / Re: Japan quake
« on: March 15, 2011, 12:06:16 PM »
alpha particles (think doubly ionized helium atoms) do carry a fair amount of energy but in general unless they are inhaled or ingested they are not a concern. they won't penetrate a piece of paper.  now if you ingest or have trapped in your lungs etc a particle that as it decays emits alpha, that would suck, however, alpha emitters are not likely to be throughout environment. yeah gamma particles have high energy and pass through the body very little you can do to shield and this represents most of the radiation that reactor operators on operating plants are exposed to from a reactor itself.  though they pass through the body their high energy rips the hell out of your cells. i was a former nuclear submarine officer and worked in the civilian nuclear industry before getting tired of it and changing careers.  i don't think the physics changed when i left.

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The Pub / Re: Real life Mariokart
« on: March 13, 2011, 09:17:50 PM »
my son's senior year of high school they were not aloud to dress up for halloween.  this made him mad and he and 4 or 5 friends staged a mariokart race through their school. they had to knock some teachers out of the way that were blocking the door from costumed kids.  they had a kid on the inside with a video.  friggin 'larious.  they did get in trouble but way worth it.

that Remi guy did a pac-man version of that in some stores as well

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The Pub / Re: Japan quake
« on: March 11, 2011, 09:13:37 AM »
my wife has lost contact with a good friend in japan.
when i lived in hawaii, we were always kind of hoping (sick right) for this so we could take the submarine out to sea without the captain on board.
God bless everyone in harm's way

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tap-a-Draft
« on: March 10, 2011, 10:42:06 AM »
i found that on line if you search 3-liter keg or tap gizmo. i will probably do something similar. the caps on the juice jugs are bigger and i am trying to put two separate ports in them.  that is the rub, they are not quite big enough for two ports.  i may break down and do it the other way.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Tap-a-Draft
« on: March 10, 2011, 10:08:22 AM »
i am working on these very ideas.  currently i am trying to use gallon apple juice bottles made out of pet.  these stand up right. little concerned about oxidation but feel if only lasts a few weeks to a month may not be an issue. hopefully will have first design up and pressure tested in next week or so.  also dmtaylor has a good post on reusing heineken kegs.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« on: March 09, 2011, 03:02:25 PM »
you bent your mouth on what? ;D

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Equipment and Software / Re: Fermentation Station Sanitation....
« on: March 09, 2011, 01:41:16 PM »
there goes my boat mooring >:(

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What type of hops should I grow?
« on: March 09, 2011, 12:20:31 PM »
grow with what you like to brew with, or something you would like to try.  i have magnum, sterling and sentiem this is year two starting.  my magnum hops year one made it to the roof of garage, to the ground, and back up (illinois)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Skimming foam from the boil
« on: March 09, 2011, 11:00:07 AM »


He also claims to get like 127% efficiency in his beers.  ;)
maybe he considers the adjuncts to be bonus points. ::)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Skimming foam from the boil
« on: March 09, 2011, 09:38:19 AM »
I just let it boil over and have the wife clean it up ;D
Da man!!!
I just let it boil over and have the wife clean it up ;D actually i pour my wort through a strainer enroute to the fermenter and it is not a problem

You funny......

Haven't found a strainer, yet, that will catch the hot break.

I use a regular strainer with a piece of flour sacking over it.

please no one tell my wife ::)  i use a strainer that is extremely fine. does take a while to pour through and i actually have to rinse it once or twice while pouring through it.  i think she (Lord help me) got it from pampered chef

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Equipment and Software / Re: Don't ever......
« on: March 08, 2011, 03:30:44 PM »
ditto to what tom said  ;D, oh, i mean the i am sorry part :'(.  it could be worse, you could have been smoking, though i am not sure if the new refrigerants will convert to phosgene. but hey, on the plus side you could drop it in the lake with a big chain attached and use it for a permanent boat mooring ::)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Skimming foam from the boil
« on: March 08, 2011, 01:54:29 PM »
I just let it boil over and have the wife clean it up ;D actually i pour my wort through a strainer enroute to the fermenter and it is not a problem

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Ingredients / Re: Hops Anyone?
« on: March 08, 2011, 12:37:29 PM »
Fix it!


will do ;D, the homegrown are just starting there second year.

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The Pub / Re: Soon we can pack concealed
« on: March 08, 2011, 12:21:16 PM »

Except most high schools don't have gym class any more....

oh yeah, i forgot.  they can't even play dodge ball anymore.... :'(

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Ingredients / Re: Hops Anyone?
« on: March 08, 2011, 11:35:49 AM »
wow, i have only a few ounces of home grown magnum, sterling, sentiem and maybe an ounce of hallertau. i feel left out :'(

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