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Kegging and Bottling / Berst place to get Perls
« on: April 01, 2011, 05:55:56 AM »
  I'm sure they are all about the same, but where is the best place for me to snag a couple Perl faudets?

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The Pub / Avatar change....
« on: March 31, 2011, 01:27:50 PM »
 I told you all as soon as I began brewing again, I would go back to my old avatar. I'm a man of my word.  ;D

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Yeast and Fermentation / Coopers
« on: March 28, 2011, 09:52:26 PM »
Brewday Saturday, I needed yeast. Not a homebrew shop to be found within 3 hours of here. There is a little craft beer store about 5 mins from my house that carries a small selection of grain, a few hops, and a cuople strains of yeast, and a few other brewing related supplies. All at stupid high marked up prices. I was brewing 12 gallons, so I needed a good bit to pitch. They had a few smack packs, and a couple vials. There was also some packs of wine yeast, and a lager yeast. But alas.....no US-05. Best I could do, was Coopers brewing yeast. It gave me no indication what it was. I'm assuming some version od 1056, US-05, or a WLP002. So, I made due, and pitched two packs, chilled my wort to 60*. By morning, it was chugging away. By late evening, it was going nuts. Come morning, It blew the lid on my demi-jon. Ambient where it is setting is 65*. The temp on the demi-jon is 69*. This stuff went wild! It's ferminting strong, to say the least. I jsut hope it cleans up nice, and will make a decent wheat beer. Seems to be a good bit of banana in the co2 coming off. Not a bad thing for a wheat.
  Anyone have any experience with it?

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The Pub / Kilt wearing
« on: March 28, 2011, 11:42:04 AM »
 It's tax return season. We are getting a pretty good return this year, so Holly gave me the green light to get a good kilt. In fact, she said she really doens not even mind if I wear it out. Don't get me wrong, I'm not into kilts just to be the "goofy guy". I honestly think they look cool, and are EXTREMLY comfortable. Once I get it, I do plan on wearing it, just as I would my jeans or anything else. The one I wear now is just pretty much for brew days. Holly made it for me a few years ago for a ren fair. It's nice, but could easily be mistaked for a Catghoilc school girl skirt.  :-[   
  I'm down to two cghoices. The one from Utilikilts. It costs 330$. I am having a hard time justifying that for a kilt. I havea ton of suits, and do not even pay that for them. I wait for a good sale. Found this other one on e-bay. It's similar. Not quite the quality, and it does not have the removable pockets, which would be great for all the flying I do. Just pop them off and place in the TSA bins. But that's a lot of coin.

http://www.utilikilts.com/company/products/kilts/survival/

http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-Utility-Modern-Kilt-Pre-Order-/180639128590?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item6fc39836da


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General Homebrew Discussion / I'm really doing it! (pics added)
« on: March 26, 2011, 08:08:40 AM »
 On my way now to my buddies where I have my brewery set up now, for my inagural batch. 12 gallons of honey wheat. Pics to come tonight.  8)

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The Pub / Bacon.....again....
« on: March 23, 2011, 03:59:27 PM »
 By now you all know my sick fascination with bacon. For a while now I've had the idea to make pig candy from 1Verticle. Well, Monday, I was doing some pork, for pulled pork on the grill. My rub has a very heavy brown sugar base, along with some cyane, cumin, salt, pepper, a few red pepper flakes for good measure, and maybe some other assorted goodies.
 When putting the pork on the grill, I layed strips of bacon over the top, so the fat could run over, and seep into the pork. By the time it was down, the brown sugar rub had carmelized, and stuck to the now perfectly cooked bacon. Gentlemen, I tell you in all honesty, it was THE BEST bacon of my life!!!
  Having the guys over for poker night on Friday. I'm making a bacon bomb, and you can bet pig candy is on the menu for dessert. Maybe even the maple bacon shakes that was also just pm'ed to me. I can imagine the straight brown sugar would be good on the bacon, but the addition of the cyane, and cumin really took it to the next level. you guys HAVE to try this!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Should I be upset?
« on: March 14, 2011, 11:50:33 AM »
  Went to the local brewery Saturday night to hear a band, who was awesome BTW. The Wailing O'Sheas. And have a few pints. They have a very nice IPA there, called Googg. Not the best I've had, but very drinkable, and with a couple tweaks, something I would not mind having on tap.
  I asked the the brewess for the recipe, and she told me to go scratch! I've asked several brewers, home and pro for recipes, and they were more than happy to share them. Even Sierra Neveda, regarding their ESB. They were very willing to help me. Even had a thread about it hear a year or so ago. It was my understanding that it is common courtsey among brewers to share recipes. Really, you can give 10 brewers one recipe, and end up with 10 different beers. This move on her part really kind of turned me off to the brewery. Her beer is good. Not great, but good. Price is good to, at 2-4$ a pint depending on what it is. And she always has good entertainment. Food is wonderful too, and priced well. Not saying I am going to boycot her, but it just left me kind of sour to her as a person, and brewer. I thought brewers were cooler than that. MAybe she did not get the memo?

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The Pub / new toy
« on: March 10, 2011, 10:06:53 PM »
 Got the green light from Holly to use some of our tax return to get one of these new Droid Xoom's. This thing is sweet! It's actually not a real Xoom, it's a Flytouch. Droid based. Has 2 USB ports, and two micro SD ports. It has wifi, 3 3G, and an ethernet port. Got a built in cam, and mic, also an HDMI out port. This thing is amazing! Going to be great for all the flying I do now. My first app download was angry birds. That is pretty much the only one I think I will ever need.
  I also got it with the optional leather case, with built in mini keyboard. Now, when is pro-mash going to get with the times, and come out with a droid app?
  Got most all my music on here now, and a ton of e-books. I should be able to enterrain myself for months now! ;D

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The Pub / I'm getting a divorce.
« on: March 07, 2011, 02:22:17 PM »
Yes.....Things between me and holly have gotten REALLY bad. i opened the fridge Saturday morning, to get some bacon to go with my scrambled eggs, and what do I find..............turkey bacon!! That's is!!!! i'm walking!!!!  ;D

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All Things Food / Salsa anyone?
« on: March 04, 2011, 09:11:05 PM »
  About a year ago, i would turn my nose up at hot, spicy foods. now, I can't get enough. I've been playing with salsa lately. Tonights creation was pretty good. About 2# of plum tomatos diced, with about three of them ran through the blender with a habenaro, and  a few jalapinos. Toss in some kosher salt, garlic powder, fresh cilantro, (i have it growing in a pot on the kitchen table) and lime juice, and a diced red onion. Pretty good stuff. Nice heat, but not much that you cannot enjoy it. Who else makes it, and how do you do yours?

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The Pub / Who's with me?
« on: March 04, 2011, 09:00:27 PM »
Still got about 7 cans of Milwaukees Best left from the fishing tip. So, Tonight, I got my beer drinking music on, I'm playing "drink the beer", and on the pc, a few games of kitty cannon. Who's in?!



http://www.addictinggames.com/kittencannon.html

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The Pub / What's the Weaze doing this weekend
« on: March 03, 2011, 08:33:23 PM »
you ask?     http://www.journalnet.com/news/local/article_8978fa44-3999-11e0-9faf-001cc4c002e0.html

  Should be a great time, with food, beer, and hopefully some hot chicks! Weather is shaping up well too, but in case, I got my trusty new Idaho hat.  ;D


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The Pub / Just had a great shower beer
« on: February 27, 2011, 09:16:55 PM »
And I had to let everyone know. I just love me a good shower beer. Been a while since I had one. Was freezing the twins off, so I got in a really hot shower, with a Dechutes Inversion IPA, and all was good after.  ;D

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All Things Food / Chicken feet
« on: February 26, 2011, 01:27:14 AM »
  Call me crazy, but I got a hankerin' for some. Today, I hit 4 grocery stores, and 2 butchers. Not one chicken foot. One of the butchers did say they could get me a 40# case. I think that is excessive.  ;D 
   On the chance I do get ahold of some foul feet, the recipe I got called for boiling them in a mixture of soy sauce, waster, garlic, and fresh mint. I know it's a long shot, but any one have any good chicken feet recipes? Anyone? Cappo?

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