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Pimp My System / Re: My new chiller
« on: May 14, 2011, 09:53:33 AM »
That's awesome.  Man, I wish I was crafty like that...I'm so worthless when it comes to build your own kinda stuff.

You and me both, bud!  99% of the time I'd rather buy it than abuse my meager skills by building something.

I just brewed my 399th batch...

Nice, Denny!  Doing something special for 400?

I started a Belgian quadrupel thread in the recipe section.  When I decide what I'm gonna post I'll post the final there.  I have some candi syrup samples coming and I'm waiting to see what they send me before I finalize anything.

Something big and Belgian.
Nice!  I'd love to trade Belgian recipes with you, Denny! 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« on: May 14, 2011, 09:50:42 AM »
To my way of thinking, it's not even the cost of ingredients that would tick me off.  That's not that big a deal.  It's the time I have to find to brew it that's really invaluable.  I kinda like Gordon's idea of telling them if they mow your lawn, you'll have time to brew.

The Pub / Re: Going to Antiques Roadshow!
« on: May 14, 2011, 09:48:03 AM »
Wish I lived closer denny I would love to take that bus off your hands. I've owned a ton of bugs but never a bus, always wanted one. My wife and I stop and look at everyone we see. Got any picts?

This is all I've can kinda see the curtains in the back window.  When my wife got it, she installed a fold down rear seat bed so she could go camping.

The Pub / Re: Going to Antiques Roadshow!
« on: May 14, 2011, 08:10:40 AM »
Maybe you should bring the '76 Vee Dub.

They specifically say "No cars".  Plus I'd have to tow it 35 miles into town.  ;)

I just brewed my 399th batch...

Nice, Denny!  Doing something special for 400?

Something big and Belgian.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation Temp QuestionsI p
« on: May 14, 2011, 07:55:55 AM »
I hear ya, coffee is in here... ;) I'm no thermodynamics expert, but it makes sense to me that the middle of the fermenting beer will be warmer than the outside when you're controlling the fermentation by regulating the ambient temp.

Well, it may make sense, but that's not the way it works for me.  I've put a thermometer into the wort in the center of the fermenter to compare to the strip on the outside and I've never found them to vary by more than 1F.

Beer Recipes / Re: Breakfast Stout Recipe Help/Ideas
« on: May 13, 2011, 01:34:46 PM »
When using coffee, I dry bean the secondary with about 5 oz. coarsely cracked for 4-7 days.  That adds mainly aroma.  Then for flavor I add coffee to taste at packaging.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Why won't this beer clear?
« on: May 13, 2011, 01:31:07 PM »
In my experience, Great Western pale ale malt is great stuff and has never caused a clarity issue.

The Pub / Re: Bumper Stickers
« on: May 13, 2011, 11:09:07 AM »
I have a fridge magnet that says "everything I needed to know in life I learned by killing smart people and eating their brains"

ZOMBIE!!!!!!     ;D

I don't give away a ton of beer (hate the bottling hassle), but when I do I don't concern myself with getting bottles back.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Six day IPA
« on: May 13, 2011, 10:55:16 AM »
  I see your point as well. I still know that it will be better than bud though. (not like that says a lot.  ;D )

Yeah, but IMO, water is better than Bud.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Six day IPA
« on: May 13, 2011, 10:36:59 AM »
You nailed it right on......I know it won't be my best beer. I know it could be better.

See, I guess I just don't understand what the point is if this is the result.
I think I do.  Good enough is always good enough.

I guess I don't like to give beer (or anything else) to people unless it represents my best efforts.  In that case, to me, good enough is not good enough.  And let's go a step further...what if someone who was considering homebrewing is turned off to it because the beer isn't that great?  Yeah, maybe a bit hyperbolic, but maybe not.

The Pub / Re: Bumper Stickers
« on: May 13, 2011, 09:16:41 AM »
You should seriously consider restoring it. Those are really nice fixed up.

Oh, and then add some flowers and peace signs. :)

It would still be a gas guzzling death trap.  I'd be happy to just get rid of it, but it was my wife's first car and she has sentimental attachments.

The Pub / Re: Bumper Stickers
« on: May 13, 2011, 09:11:24 AM »
I've got one on my 76 VW van (no longer running) that says "Honk if you see parts fall off".

Ha! awesome.

If that thing has peace signs and flowers painted on it, I want pictures. :)

No way.  Stock green and white paint job.

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