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The Pub / Finally happened.
« on: September 25, 2011, 01:01:02 PM »
 Mrs Weaze finally got the boot from her job after near 13 years. Bossman said he just can't afford her anymore. She is really down in the dumps. I told her to enjoy it. Take some well deserved time, and suckle the teat of government cheese. She earned it. She has twelve years as a licensed insurance agent. She will have no problem finding work when she is ready, even in Idaho. Sure sucks to see her so dowwn in the dumps though.
 But, on an unrelated note, she finally got a butt hat! Call them trashy if you want, but they drive me crazy!!  ;D

The Pub / Airline surcharge....
« on: August 17, 2011, 09:31:42 PM »
I'm kicking around the idea of heading to Japan to volunteer with the rebuilding work. Found a great price for a rounrtrip of 535$. Go to total it, and Delta adds on a 650$ "International surcharge". Never heard of that one. What gives? :-\

The Pub / FIRE! FIRE!
« on: August 16, 2011, 11:48:27 AM »
 Had my police scanner on yester early afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m. I hear  "Yeah, I think I'm gonna need another engine up here. The wind is pretty strong from the north, I don't think I can contain it myself."  About 3 hours later, I walk on the front lawn an see this!!

 Holly was literally standing in our front yard when she took this pic. As the crow flies, it's about a mile from the house. Turns out, a couple kids were playing with matches and toilet paper. I've been able to count three C-130's dropping fire retardent, and about six small planes dropping water. There is one giant helicopter with a tank and snorkle dropping water, and a smaller one with a bucket. Nurmerous trucks, etc... I can't imagine the cost involved. So far, about 1200 acres have burned, and they have it 25% contained. That I know of, one house has been lost.
  It's kind of a sick thing, but it has been very cool to watch. I mean, this is happening in my front yard, making drips right in front of my eyes! The planes are in a flight path right over my house! I have all the fire departments, the Beareau of Land Management, and the Pocatello airport all programmed in my scanner, so I can hear it all go down in real time.

The Pub / Just have to say thanks...
« on: August 07, 2011, 11:44:56 AM »
To my beautiful wife, Holly. I really think I'm married to the greatest girl on earth. We have so much fun together. She has the kindest, warmest heart. A great sense of humor, and she really puts up with me. She's even wanting to help me brew a batch of porter next weekend. Even understands me. Seems like since I got back from my last trip from Ohio, to work, for some reason, we've gotten so much closer. I just can't think of much better than those mornings we sit on the poarch of the mancave together, drinking our coffee. Even a trip to the gorcery store. Fixining meals together, eating together, and spending time thanking our creator. Going to sleep each night with her next to me, and waking up in the morning by her. I'm in the middle of a pretty intense two weeks right now (for respect of board rules I will not go into what) and each evening when I get home, she there waiting for me. I'm really a fortunate guy. I just felt the need to push all my macho crap aside, and tell the world how I feel about her. Now, back to the beer and ass-hattery. Thank you for listening.

The Pub / Weazemobile Now with pic!
« on: June 13, 2011, 09:24:52 PM »
 Sold my Sammi tonight. Pretty cool, it was the first dude that even asked about it, and he only talked me down 100$.
 Pretty sure I found my next ride. I went and looked at the truck I posted a pic of a couple weeks ago, and I gave it a solid "meh".... Stopped to look at a buddies truck on the way home, and this is the one! It's a 1991 Silverado, 4x4, 1 ton, 454. Body is in great shape. No cancer, just a couple spots on the hood where the clear coat is lifting. THe drivers seat has a pretty big tear in it, but nothing a seat cover won't fix. It's got a receiver hitch, a ball for a goose neck, in the bed, and it's wired for lights and trailer brakes with the brake controller installed. This sucker is one bad boy! Color is not exactly my thing, but, what ya gonna do? Oh, it also has a ladder rack that I should be able to sell for a few hundred.
  So, any body got anything that needs pullin'?  ;D
  (pics to come)

The Pub / Read any good book lately?
« on: June 13, 2011, 04:07:09 PM »
 Been a while since we had a book thread. Just thought I would check in and see if anyone has come accross some must reads.

  I literally just finished Vince Flynn's "Extreme Measures" like five minutes ago. Very good read. If you haven't read Vince Flyn, do. It was my first by him, and I have two more waiting. Recently, I read "Impact" by Douglas Preston. It was ok. Been powering my way through A bunch of James Patterson. "I Alex Cross" was my last, and "Cross Fire". Both were great. I'm about halfway through Alex Cross's Trial. It's not to bad. And, waiting for me my next trip to Ohio in July, I have "One Second After".
  What's everyone else up to? 

The Pub / Don't know how I did it.
« on: June 13, 2011, 12:02:51 PM »
Live in Ohio that is....I just got home yesterday. I never thought I would be so happy to get home to Idaho. The temperature and humidity SUCKED!!! One morning, it was 6:30, 80*, and 80% humidity! Can't imagine I was ever used to that. So nice to be back where it's dry, and a balmy 65*. At least the heat was good for work. I cleaned up! Now, I go six weeks off, till I have to go to work for 2 two again. My life rocks!

All Things Food / Baked beans
« on: May 22, 2011, 09:53:05 PM »
 I HATE baked beans. But, a bug crawled up my butt today, and I decided I wanted to make some. so, with wreckless abandon, I threw some crap in a baking dish. DEAR LORD!!! I have never tasted anything quite like this. It was simply amazing!!
 I did cheat a little, for my base, I just opened a large can of Bush beans. To that, I added a palm full of brown sugar, about 3/4 of a package of shredded cheddar cheese, three strips of bacon (it was all I had) a couple spoonfulls of the bacon grease, and the finishing touch.......a goodsplash of Jim Beam. Gave it a good mixing, and into the oven for half an hour.
  My life will never be the same. 

Beer Travel / traveling for beer
« on: May 21, 2011, 10:09:37 PM »
   I figured I would put this in the beer travel section, as it seemed to make sense to me. Maybe I just had a few too many tonight, though.
I just wanted to say, how awesome is it to have the  beer fridge / kegorator right in the room / mancave where you hang out all the time?! I mean, it just rocks, not having to "travel to the kitchen" for a beer. In fact, for a long time, I had my mancave set up so I did not even have to get out of my Lazy-Boy to pull a pint. Who here is with me?  8)

General Homebrew Discussion / Selling.....maybe?
« on: May 21, 2011, 08:50:28 PM »
Should I?There's a dude out here in Idaho, older guy than me, he could be my dad, actually....and he is pretty well off. He is pushing me hard to get a license (on hs dime) and set up to sell to resturants, etc.... He's been looking at it pretty closely, and researching. I gotta tell ya guys, it's real tempting. Of course, I'd start real small at fist. Maybe even have to give away a few kegs, from there, charge a small fee. If I get enough room to ferment, I figure I could kick out a fair amount of beer in a few days.
  Let's say 5 gal cost me 15$ to brew...I could sell that 5 gallons for 40$, I'm thinking. There's 40 pints in 5 gallons. So, if they charge 5$ a pint, that's a 160$ profit for the buyer. Pretty good investment, no?
  Am I crazy for even considering this? Should I even try? I mean, I sure have the time to do it. And, despite what I say, and all the trash talking I do of myself, I make some pretty dang good beer. Nothing vertured, nothing gained, right?

  Major? Where are you? Help a brother out here!

The Pub / Brewday live!
« on: May 21, 2011, 11:17:28 AM »
If you have nothing to do, this end of the world, watch me brew.

The Pub / New ride!
« on: May 20, 2011, 01:50:31 PM »
It's not official yet, but I'm pretty sure I sold my Sammi. Dude was gonna come over this weekend with cash in hand, and a trailer to haul it home on, but stuff came up, and can't do it till I get back from Ohio now. Provided he still buys it, and the seller still has what I want, I'm going from my Samauri, to a truck again. I've really missed my Silverado. Plus, I want something to pull a bigger camper with. Out Trailblazer pulls what we have now just fine, but I plan on getting a newer one real soon, and we are pretty limited with the Trailblazer. Also, 4wd is going to be real nice in the mountains.
  It's got a lot of miles on it, 196k, but it purs like a walrus. Looks like it's been taken very good care of. Not a hint of an oil leak, or anything else as far as that goes. It's a '94, and virtually no rust. And bonus, it's a 5 speed! Going to head over to the owners today, and see if they will hang onto it for a couple weeks. They just put it out today. I saw it garage saleing with the in-laws. (  :-[ ) Told me the price is very negotiable. Gonna see if I can get him to wack a grand off. I'll be happy, though, is I can score it for 2500$
  Now, I just need to think of a name for her.

The old.....

The hopefully new...

The Pub / i love cartoons!!
« on: May 17, 2011, 09:19:11 PM »
My name is Weaze, I'm 34 years old, and I love cartoons! American Dad, Spongebob, Family Guy, Simpsons, King of The Hill, Beavis and Butthead. This afternoon, I let out the gayest little squeal you ever did hear, when I saw Cartoon Network is show old Loony Tunes again. Coyote and Roadrunner, Marvin Martian, Foghorn Leghorn.....This stuff is great!!!!
   Am I alone, or does anyone else feel the same way?

Pimp My System / Ideas for walls?
« on: May 17, 2011, 09:28:54 AM »
 Trying to decide how to finish the walls off in the new brewery. If I were back in Ohio, I have access to sheets of SS for cheap. I mean, real cheap. Not so here in the high desert. I want to balance the line between cheap, and looks great. Not sure if I am feeling tile or not. Have not ruled it out. Green board, with a good coat of hight gloss paint? Maybe....Dura-rock would look cool, and hold up great, but to hard to wipe down. So, what do you kids got I have not thought of yet?

Homebrewer Bios / Offiicial Weaze bio
« on: May 15, 2011, 09:42:58 PM »
Who Are You (please include a picture): Weaze. AKA Barry Benoit

Home Town (City, State):
Pocatello, Idaho

I've been a homebrewer since:
July of 2008

Do you have a homebrewing disaster you'd like to share?
 Pretty much all of my homebrew is a disaster. And yes, I have used a mop on the ceiling.

What is your favorite style(s) to brew?
 APA, IPA, Stouts, and Porters

What style(s) will you never brew?
 Anything even remotly Belgian.

What was the first beer you ever brewed?  How did it turn out?
 APA from Northern Brewer. At the time, I thought it was the best beerr I ever tasted. If I were to try it now, I'm sure it would suck.

Have you ever had a homebrew mistake that turned out great?
I was brewing a wheat with a bit of coriander. at 30 min, my propane tank went dry. I rushed and tossed in the corriander, and late addition hops. It was one of my best wheat beers ever. Will never be able to recreate it, but it was good.

What is your favorite beer recipe?
10 2 row, 2# crystal 40*, and a WHOLE LOTA cascades.

Describe your brew system.
 16.25 gallon boil kettle, converted keg to heat strike and sparge water, a 70qt colemann X-Treme mast tun, 2 55k burners, homemade 50' x 3/8 IC, lot's of fermentors, including a 1535 gallon demi jon, and a Barley Crusher.

How frequently do you brew (times/month or /year)?
Once or twice a month.

What is your favorite hop? Why?
Cascade. Love the citrus bomb IPA's.

Do you have a favorite or house yeast? What qualities do you like about that yeast?
 US-05. Cheap, works in a lot of syles, easy to use, and predictable.

What haven't we asked that you would really like to answer?
I wear kilts because it's a comfort thing!

If you could serve your homebrew to someone famous, who would it be and what would you give her/him?
Guy Fieri. He just seems cool like that.

What's the most unusual ingredient you've ever used in a brew?
Cherry Jolly Ranchers. In an IPA

Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer?
Outdoor for now. Soon to be indoor again.

List some of the names you've given your beers. Which is your favorite?
Moose Juice, Thunderstruck, Venemous Duck, Evil Weazle, Gitche Gumee,
 Moose Juice is my favorite. It's my hoouse IPA.

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