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The Pub / Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:12:48 PM »
We have one of those soapstone wood stoves, I have a couple hours left with the log splitter to finish off the fire wood for winter.

We've got a Hearthstone Phoenix soapstone stove in our main house in town.

The Pub / Re: Au pair?
« on: October 24, 2013, 11:41:17 AM »
How long are you looking for the au pair to stick around?

Until his wife catches him?  :)

All Things Food / Re: Pig roast ideas
« on: October 19, 2013, 06:15:05 AM »
ATB's are always a winner.

Dang right they are.  Thanks so much for this link.  Tried these out for one of our tailgates and they were an absolute hit...

...and more pics...

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: August 11, 2013, 12:51:20 PM »
Last Kiss - Pearl Jam

Teardrops Will Kiss the Morning Dew - Alison Krauss

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Popping My Homebrewing Cherry
« on: August 05, 2013, 07:19:01 AM »
Thanks so much for the feedback- I do have a quick question. The equipment kit came with small packets of CBrite cleanser (which I'm assuming is for cleanup). I'd like to start the sanitizing process there a product you'd recommend for the stainless steel brew kettle and plastic fermenters?


Personally, I love Starsan as my sanitizer

All Things Food / Re: Boston Butt Recipe?
« on: August 04, 2013, 08:17:33 AM »
I've been doing the Texas Crutch to reduce smoking times to about 6 hours.  Smoke it for 3, wrap it in foil and add some liquid (Coke, if you like) and smoke it for a couple more.  Un-wrap it and finish.

Without doing this, I need 10 - 12 hours to get it so the meat will pull.

I've definitely got to try the crutch on my next butt - last one took 14 hours

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Home Beer and Wine survey
« on: August 04, 2013, 08:11:29 AM »

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: August 04, 2013, 08:03:23 AM »
Me, Myself and I- De La Soul

Crazy as Me - Alison Krauss

Zymurgy / Re: Shipping Woes...need a good alternative
« on: July 21, 2013, 07:18:17 AM »
Honestly in most cases it's never even asked. If you set up and account you can actually fill out your shipping info on line and directly print your label. Then all you do is drop off your package and they don't even ask you anything:)

Seriously, this is the exact way to do it.  Don't have to lie and no questions asked.

All Things Food / Re: Big Green Egg
« on: July 12, 2013, 12:05:53 PM »
Next test was a 7 lb butt. I put around 8 to 10 lb of charcoal and lit it from one side. Before long I dialed in the heat around 220-230F and it got as high as 245F one time. The time I had in mind was about 7 hours and in that time I got to 195F and then closed the dampers.

What are you using to measure your temps?  1 hour per pound seems awfully quick for a 225F smoke.  Or maybe mine just take longer but I'm more in the 1.5 to 2 hour per pound range at 225F.

Ingredients / Re: Candi sugar
« on: July 10, 2013, 10:50:44 AM »
I've had good success with adding it during the last 5-10 min of the boil.

Same procedure works great for me

I'm piggybacking on this because I'm guessing the update started my problems.  Before I left for NHC I was able to see new Unread messages on Tapatalk on android, then during my trip suddenly there were never any unread messages.  I could go in and manually check each forum and see new messages though. 

Anyone else have a similar issue?

I don't know how it appears on Android but, on the regular site, it happens frequently.  What'll happen is that, when you click on 'Unread', you'll sometimes get "No unread topics found since your last visit. Click here to try all unread topics." and you just know there've been new posts.  Defintely click on the "Click here" part.  Again for the regular site, doing that usually clears up the issue.

Beer Recipes / Re: Scotch ale
« on: June 27, 2013, 06:33:46 PM »
Peat malt has no place in a Scotch ale, IMHO.  No matter how small the amount.  British/Scottish 2 row, roast barley, and boil down the first runnings a la Skotrat's recipe:

Exactly my thoughts.

Mine too.  That recipe is 'da bomb' for a Wee Heavy

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How far are you from NHC?
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:57:32 AM »
167 miles

Equipment and Software / Re: Polycarbonate Hydrometers
« on: June 25, 2013, 05:54:51 PM »
I hate broken hydrometers.
Has anyone seen a better price on the polycarbonate hydrometers than this:

Just buy two glass hydrometers.  If you've got a spare one, you'll never break the first.  If you only have one, it's guaranteed to break.

At least that's how it always seems to work for me :)

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