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The Pub / bar build update
« on: September 21, 2012, 10:20:43 PM »
 While I wait for my mash to finish, figured I would post a couple pics of the bar after I got it started yesterday. Now, I just have to form, and pour it.

The Pub / bitsy tipsy?
« on: September 19, 2012, 09:24:22 PM »
As I'm told the Germans say. I have a friend who lived in Germany for a few years. He was telling me how they would sit around from late afternoon till late at night eating sausages, playing cards etc... and drinking beer. LOTS of beer. But, he said no one ever got drunk . Buzzed yes, but not drunk. He said the secret was a bowl of I guess candies on the table. Small and white, he said they looked like Pez. He has no idea what they were, or had in them, but they sure did the trick. He said you could drink large amounts of brew without getting drunk. Anyone else hear of such a tale, or know what it might have been?

The Pub / ARGH!!
« on: September 19, 2012, 07:00:45 PM »
Avast me hearties! I be wishing ye all have a jolly National Talk Like A Pirate day.

The Pub / Mancave 2.0
« on: August 24, 2012, 07:03:30 AM »
Yesterday, I got back from Ohio, on a six week work trip. Before I left I was teasing Holly about painting my red wall in the mancave  a green. (I've been on a real Irish kick lately) Well, I come home and find this. I'm sure most of you have seen my mancave  pics, so I won't waste space with before pics. Dear god was this little girl busy! There are not words to express to her how much I appreciate what she did for me, or to be able to tell her how much I love her. I had to come here a nd brag about the new mancave  / bar / brewery. And I just want you all to know, I have the best girl in the world!!

This was the red wall. Painted a nice green to remind me of Ireland. Made a shelf for stereo PS3 etc... using an old palate and some chain

My pull out love seat. (For business time  ;D ) She found a bunch o f wooded pallets, took them and painted them black, and here used them to display some of my Marilyn Monroe pics.

This is my recliner sofa. This particular corner had no drywall. Just bar studs and insulation. Had not got around to finishing it after I added the brewery on. She built me a hanging shelf using my old hockey sticks, and displayed my Cabbage Patch baby (had him since I was 5 so shut it!) And my brew-monkey.

She did some dumpster diving and found this chunk of metal, I believe that it is used as a trough to run wiring on, and made a shelf for my beer mugs.

Here, she used an old wooden window frame, chicken wire, eye hooks and chain to make a pot rack for my HLT's.

Another old palate now a shelf to display cool man stuff!

She got me a sweet cabinet off Craig's list with an SS top to store my brew gear on. Grain mill fits nicely. Think I might paint the stand.

Corrugated metal on this wall, just to look awesome!

Another palate to display some of my nicer looking cook books.

More of that metal trough to make bookshelves, and a little SS desk, where I can sit and work on beer recipes.

I have a few loose ends to tie up she could not do. Some trim, and I have to build the concrete bar. Oh, and she also scored me some sweet bar stools at a garage sale. You can see one in the last pic.
   I'm not one who brags, but come on dudes!! Really!?!?! Now, its your turn to tell me all how jealous are of my sweet new pub, and amazing wife!  8)

Oh, and in the bar / brewery, she drywalled and finished the whole thing. It was bare studs, wiring and insulation the last time I saw it.

The Pub / I'm sick of summer.
« on: August 02, 2012, 02:56:51 AM »
 Its been too hot for too long. I've been here in Ohio for the bigger part of summer. So hot here, HVAC /sheet metal work has been unreal. Money has been great though. We figure make it while its there. Who knows what winter may bring. I'm sick of heat. I'm sick of humidity. I miss my wife, my dogs, and my mancave. I miss brewing. Oh, and i had an oxy/ aceteline  torch blow up in my face today. Three more weeks, and I'm home for a good long while. Rant over. Thank you for listening.

The Pub / My city is burning part 2
« on: June 29, 2012, 04:45:48 AM »
Holly and me have been just north of Salt Lake City camping since last Friday, we're coming home Monday (ten day trip). Today, a friend calls me and tells me my neighborhood is about up in flames. Had I been home, we would have been evacuated. Pic number two WAS the home of my buddies father-in-law. Pic number 16 was taken right next to my house. Another friend of mine also lost his home. As of about an hour ago, 30 homes gone, plus my favorite confident store right down the street. Summer time in the west sucks! I'll take ohio tornados any day.

The Pub / Irony at its finest...
« on: June 17, 2012, 02:24:00 AM »
I'm here in Ohio, working. My buddy asks me to road trip it with him some 500 miles, to Kalamazoo, Michigan to do a side job (furnace and air) for a Facebook friend of his. The money was too good to pass up, so I went. Had a late dinner Friday at Paw Paw Brewery. Now, here's where things get weird.... We show up at the house, and the guy we are putting the job in for turned out to be an old friend of mine, I worked with ten plus years ago. But, wait, there's more......the street he lives on where we did the job, Bacon Avenue. That's some Ripley's crap right there.

The Pub / Beer in Kalamazoo
« on: May 23, 2012, 09:58:04 PM »
I'm going to be in Kalamazoo in a couple weeks. Where can I get some good beer?

The Pub / Costello buys a computer from Abbot
« on: May 23, 2012, 02:03:00 AM »

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.


COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.


COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?


COSTELLO: For my office?


COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?


COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'.

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'W' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? Do you have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. At no extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?


àA few days laterß

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you? COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on 'START'

The Pub / song title game
« on: May 18, 2012, 01:45:58 AM »
Let's try a game we play at the RV forum I frequent. Its now at almost 1900 pages.

   I'm going to throw out a random song title, and artist. Next person to post has to post a song title with a word from the title I posted, along with the artist. And so on....

Wynona's Big Brown Beaver - Primus

The Pub / i bid you all fare well...
« on: May 12, 2012, 01:08:11 PM »
  I'm on my way to International Beer Fest in Cleveland, Oh. If I don't make it back, I love you all. I want Major to have my saw. My bacon of the month will automatically be shipped to Boulder, and I want my turtle collection to go to Denny. Good bye, brothers.

The Pub / just made soft pretzels...
« on: April 07, 2012, 05:42:13 PM »
To go with my hefe weizen. My life will never be the same.

That is all.

The Pub / A letter to my wife during the NHL playoffs
« on: April 06, 2012, 10:04:46 PM »
A Letter To My Wife During The Hockey Playoffs

Dearest Love,

As you well know, you are the light of my life; you are my companion through the hills and valleys of this life. Being together with you and our children is what defines my very existence.

When I look into your eyes I still see the woman I fell in love with all those years ago and cannot wait for what life has in store for us next. When you are sleeping beside me at night I know the secret to the meaning of my life.

That said, tonight the NHL playoffs start and we won’t be seeing each other very often for the next few weeks.

The grass will not be mowed as often as you would like and I will not be available for helping with the kid’s bath and bedtimes. The vehicles will most likely only be washed when it rains and please remember to only talk to me during commercials.

I will prefer to watch the games on the big TV, so you will have to DVR your programs and watch them at other times.

Also, during this time I would prefer the refrigerator to be stocked with my favorite hockey-watching foods and beverages. A quick trip to the grocery store every now and then would really mean a lot to me.

Now, we both know that my work schedule will not allow me to watch every game live, so DVR-ing my games will take precedence over anything you would want to watch.

You should expect the living room to look a little more ‘lived in’ than usual, so a bit of extra attention there on your part would be great.

I would hope you have a good attitude when my friends and I wake you and the kids up with our late night yelling at the TV and high-fiving.

Remember that we’re a team and sometimes you need to go the extra mile for the sake of being a team-player.

You will find me to be very upbeat during this time, unless my team ends up losing early on; in which case I will be angry and depressed.

During the action, I will not be able to make it to the refrigerator, so I may need you to be ‘on call’ and bring out an occasional sandwich or drink.

Also, since most games start around 7:00 or 7:30, dinner should be ready no later than 6:30.

I know I don’t need to bring this up, but please try to limit your walking in front of the TV to zero times.

Remember, our love knows no bounds and is a light that never goes out.

Your Loving Husband,

General Homebrew Discussion / my beer proved itself tonight
« on: April 01, 2012, 01:56:19 PM »
 A while ago, I was asked to make the beer for a party, expecting well over 100.  I haven't talked about it here, because I've been way to nervous about it. I made a plan, and stuck to it. Well, tonight was the big night. I made 13 gal of honey wheat, and 5 gal of stout. It was a huge hit. Most of the people there I did not know. Person after person told me how much they liked it. Not a few times did I hear the phrase "best I've had". And more than did I hear a story along the lines of " I hate dark beer / stouts.  So-and-so made me try this. I absolutely love it. I can't get enough". Several people told me what they really liked about it was it was not heavy, or thick, like a lot of dark beers they drink. And no bitter end on it, very smooth. A couple times I also heard " I like Midnight Satin, at the brewery here, but this is a lot better". It was so good to hear all that from total strangers.  For a while now, I've had a suspicion I make decent beer. Now I know I do. Many thanks to all of you. Five years ago, I did first extract batch on the stove. 90% of what I've learned about brewing is from all of you. The cheap and easy Denny, butt reaming from Major about pitching cool, and fermentation temps, and so much more from all the rest of you guys. So thank you all. I would not be the Brewer I am today if if weren't for you all. Oh, and this also proves one big thing...pantless brewing really works!
  Now, I tell you that story to get to the good part. The dude working a t the place we had the party tried my beer. While I was carrying a keg to my truck at the end of the night, he stopped me to talk beer. Long story short, he gestures across the street to Great Western Malting, and tells me his dad works there. For the price a Growler of beer, as much of whatever malt I want. From a few pounds, to sacks. I put my first order in, and he said I can pick it up Monday. Hopefully, its not to good to be true. If it is the real deal, I'll be trading in my two tap system for a chest freezer real soon!

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