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All Grain Brewing / Re: Metal rod for measuring volume
« on: April 12, 2012, 09:27:44 AM »
Your plastic spoon and mine must be made of different materials, or the sharpie I used was somehow different than the marker you used.  I cannot get the black marks to stay on the mash spoon.  Otherwise, I'd do the same.  I'm not wild about putting sharpie phenols into my beer again, though.
Sharpie marker doesn't stay on very well while the spoon is wet, but a couple more applications after it's dry does the job!   ;)

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Considering how long it took to get registered, I wasn't going to complain.  At least I'm able to log back in!  When I joined a few weeks ago, the registration was not working and bluesman helped me get signed up!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Metal rod for measuring volume
« on: April 11, 2012, 02:15:17 PM »
Here's what I use.  I filled up my keggle one gallon of water at a time and marked my old plastic spoon at each increment.  I have 2 different shaped keggles, so I have 2 different plastic spoons with marking hanging there next to my mash paddle.


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Beer Travel / Re: Things to do in Baltimore, MD?
« on: April 10, 2012, 03:46:02 PM »
People are getting killed all over that city all the time.  Yes, even the Inner Harbor area.  There are great bars you can visit, but do it cautiously and with a group, only!

People are getting killed in lots of cities, lots of the time.  Be cautious as you would in any unfamiliar area.  A lot of violence is isolated to illegal activities, specifically the drug trade.  According to the Sun crime maps, there was one murder in the inner harbor area last year, as a result of a drunken fight on the 4th of July and possibly in self defense.

If death is not an option, avoid any place with high population density and also car rides.
OK, it's not the worst city in the country, but it's in the top 10.  Worse than DC, Philadelphia and NYC.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2011/02/16/the-11-most-dangerous-cities

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Beer Travel / Re: Things to do in Baltimore, MD?
« on: April 10, 2012, 03:04:43 PM »
People are getting killed all over that city all the time.  Yes, even the Inner Harbor area.  There are great bars you can visit, but do it cautiously and with a group, only!

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Beer Travel / Re: Things to do in Baltimore, MD?
« on: April 10, 2012, 02:15:00 PM »
Don't go anywhere alone.  Try to travel in large groups and keep your eye out for roaming youth mobs.   :(

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/09/us/maryland-beating/index.html?iref=obinsite
Yes, but aside from that, Baltimore can be a lot of fun!   ;D

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The Pub / Re: Beer anxiety dreams
« on: April 10, 2012, 12:27:02 PM »
I never run out of beer.  Sadly, I must admit, I have a drinking problem.  My problem is I brew too much and can't drink it fast enough!  (Horrible, I know!)  I often solicit help with my problem while at other times need to fill growlers just to free up a keg so I can brew more! 

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Beer Travel / Re: Things to do in Baltimore, MD?
« on: April 10, 2012, 12:15:33 PM »
Don't go anywhere alone.  Try to travel in large groups and keep your eye out for roaming youth mobs.   :(

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Did you take any pics?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Metal rod for measuring volume
« on: April 09, 2012, 07:21:21 AM »
I use a typical brewing plastic spoon and marked water levels with a sharpie!

http://www.monsterbrew.com/Prod_PlasticSpoon.cfm

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Beer Recipes / Re: critique my first all grain
« on: April 07, 2012, 06:41:51 AM »
I don't know about Ron, but I'm 60 today.
I don't know you, but I'm really sorry to hear you turned 60.  It must be rough.  Maybe you should sit down.   ;)

It's way better than the alternative, kid. ;)
Yes, I know.  I'm not too far behind you!

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The Pub / Re: regional Sayings
« on: April 06, 2012, 08:03:48 PM »
People visiting the ocean in Delaware go to the beach.  In New Jersey, they go to the shore.

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Beer Recipes / Re: critique my first all grain
« on: April 06, 2012, 06:56:01 PM »
I don't know about Ron, but I'm 60 today.
I don't know you, but I'm really sorry to hear you turned 60.  It must be rough.  Maybe you should sit down.   ;)

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That concrete floor kind of looks like the top of a giant open fermenter!

Yeah, hopefully that means cleaning up spills will be less of an urgency!
Spill?  What spill?   ;D

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Brewed a no-sparge Scottish 70/-.  First brew on the newly dyed/sealed concrete floor (after a long saga of concrete finishing I won't bore you with).


That concrete floor kind of looks like the top of a giant open fermenter! 

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