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The Pub / Re: GPS?
« on: September 24, 2011, 10:36:16 AM »
I have WPS

Wife Positioning System

I have one of those - it's never wrong.  It may not be right, but it's never wrong!
I have an SLD (spousal location device).  Some people call it a cell phone.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is your boil-off volume reproducible?
« on: September 24, 2011, 10:34:46 AM »
I fill up the kettle to the high dirt mark, boil for an hour and accept what's left.  It's usually about 10 gallons of beer.

The Pub / Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
« on: September 23, 2011, 02:35:02 PM »
What made me feel old was when I guy I was in a class with one day said 'who's david bowie?'

For some reason, rap music makes me feel old.  Every person less than 20 years old seems to have rap on his or her radio/cd/ipod.  It's not pretty, it's not easy to listen to, and I'm thinking that they don't like it either - they just play it to annoy people older than 20.  Works for me.
I was born in 1952, so I hit the perfect music period when I was 16 to 25.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ask the Experts - Patrick Rue
« on: September 22, 2011, 08:47:14 AM »
I had a problem also. Emailed The AHA and they had me reenter password and no problems. Good info.

Yep, same here.  I think it has to do with the new database the AHA is using.
I still can't access it even after an email and a changed password.  Will try again later.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Probably infected
« on: September 22, 2011, 08:02:59 AM »
The thing about the 'bad' one is that I've never seen krausen or whatever it is that thick and sticky before. That and the fact that the two beers are filled from the same batch with the same yeast.
Mine look like that all the time.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Does anyone use Growlers to bottle with?
« on: September 21, 2011, 06:58:22 PM »
We did talk about this before here:
It depends on what you mean by "growler" the big, heavy swing-top bottles or the 1/2 gallon screw-cap ones.  Carbonating in the latter could be risky assuming the variables of residual sugar and overcarbonation.  They look a little weak to me for something as unpredictable as homebrew.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How long in the secondary?
« on: September 21, 2011, 02:37:12 PM »
follow-up.  My batch of Rye/Wheat IPA did go bad, and I do think it was a Brett-like infection.  Unlike a single strain of Brett, it was completely revolting.  It tells me that longer than 2-3 weeks in secondary is not a good idea unless lagering in cold temps & then kegging.

It's not the time spent in the secondary, it's the sanitation of the equipment that makes the difference.

Beer Recipes / Re: beefing up a small beer
« on: September 21, 2011, 02:30:08 PM »
Quick question: after a 4 hour boil, how much wort will be left if you start with one gallon first runnings?
I'd cap with some light munich malt.  I love munich malt.

All Things Food / Re: What's for Lunch?
« on: September 21, 2011, 02:26:35 PM »
Geezle pete, euge, what did you do to your stove?  It's always so clean in your pictures......
The plate looks nice.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Probably infected
« on: September 19, 2011, 04:07:12 AM »
I hope you are not declaring it infected just from what you can see.  What I see in the pictures indicates a vigorous fermentation, that's all.  Have you tasted it yet?

Not yet... But I'm concerned at 'vigorous fermentation' because the OG on this one was 1035.
That's what I would normally expect with low gravity and a lot of yeast - a very strong and fast ferment.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Probably infected
« on: September 19, 2011, 03:15:28 AM »
I hope you are not declaring it infected just from what you can see.  What I see in the pictures indicates a vigorous fermentation, that's all.  Have you tasted it yet?

Beer Recipes / Re: Butter beer
« on: September 18, 2011, 08:52:52 AM »
I'm not so sure that warmer fermentation temps will promote diacetyl.  Perhaps using Ringwood yeast would be better for that, using cooler temps and making sure it flocs out of suspension quickly.

Equipment and Software / Re: Propane burners and soot
« on: September 17, 2011, 06:08:48 AM »
Happened to me once when a spider or something crawled into the air intake. Blasted it out with compressed air and no more soot. So check the air path not just the external control. You need more oxygen.
This is good advice.  We get lizards making themselves at home in the air intake around here all the time.

Homebrewer Bios / Re: Lennie Rosenkrans for Mayor
« on: September 16, 2011, 02:30:47 PM »
I'm just that darned interesting I guess.
And you write well, too.  Thanks for lightening up my Friday afternoon.

Beer Travel / Re: Local beer recommendations - MI, MN, WI, SD, ND
« on: September 16, 2011, 12:13:34 PM »
Jeff - What is in Tawas City?  I am not as familiar with the Lake Huron side for breweries.
Wiltses is the name of a brewpub in that town, but I just googled their site and it says it is suspended.  I was looking for a town and a beer not too far from Detroit on the Huron side and that popped up.  It's about a 150 mile drive.
Any other suggestions are appreciated.

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