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The Pub / Re: What is the Purpose of this Forum?
« on: June 14, 2017, 09:39:31 AM »
 I think an "advanced technique" is relative to the brewer. To a new brewer doing extract on the kitchen stove making a starter is an advanced technique. Hell, maybe even using steeping grain is advanced to him.
 But, then you take a seasoned guy like Denny, it's going to take something pretty radical to be advanced. But one thing I think we can all agree on is that Major's "sea monkey aeration" debacle of 2012 could be considered an advanced technique by anyone no matter how many batches they have brewed. 

Ingredients / cocoa nibs
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:33:23 PM »
I've never used them before but want to in my Chocolate Starfish Porter. I plan on racking to secondary  Wednesday night. That will give it two and a half in primary. I will add the nibs to secondary. I assume they will eventually melt into the beer. But it seems to me that as it sits in secondary they will all drop out and be left behind. Is that how it goes, or will I still get a good flavor from them?

The Pub / Re: NBA Finals
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:24:12 PM »

The Pub / Re: Playoffs again
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:23:27 PM »
My head is held high for  the Pens, but dragging for the Cavs. So, I guess that means I'm looking straight ahead.

The Pub / Re: What is the Purpose of this Forum?
« on: June 09, 2017, 11:44:45 AM »
I think what I said was taken wrong. I just get the feel on some threads, and I'm not even talking about anything that's been directed at me. An example would be perhaps someone asking about a corona mil. They are on a budget and it's what they can afford. Seems like they'll get bashed for not buying a Barley Crusher, Monster Mill, etc....get bashed because they bought a two roller and not a three. My point is we don't all have the coin to buy top dollar. We would love to if we could, but we do the best with what we can afford. So, next time a guys posts about his $25 refractometer, instead of telling him what garbage it is, it's nice to hear a "way to go, you're gonna make beer no matter what you paid for it."  That's all my point is.

The Pub / Re: What is the Purpose of this Forum?
« on: June 09, 2017, 06:30:30 AM »

I also would ask everyone to keep in mind that not every homebrewer is pulling down a mid-six-figure income or has infinite brewing space and electrical capacity or infinite sense is that this little piece of demographic information is sometimes where things go off the rails. I greatly admire those who create amazing beer using inexpensive improvised systems--that takes _real_ skill!

A big plus one from! This is exactly how I feel. I'm not a rich man and cant afford the best of everything. I don't have 4k lying around to drop on a shiny new electric HERMS. But, I built a very nice electric system for a couple hundred bucks. Did I use cheap Chinese PID's? Yes. But they work just fine and I paid $15 for them. I didn't have $160 to spend on a March pump. But my little $15 Chinese one works just fine for what I need it to do. So go ahead and be down on a brewer because he doesn't have an infinite money tree. But I can tell you one thing, by building it yourself and having to source parts on a budget, you know your rig inside and out. If it breaks, you know exactly how to fix it.  And, there's so much more satisfaction in drinkning a great beer that you made with your own equipment.

The Pub / Re: What is the Purpose of this Forum?
« on: June 07, 2017, 09:16:19 AM »
I think we all just need to take a step back, take a few deep breaths, and lovigly gaze into our carboys eyes whilst listening to

We can all reconvene when calmer heads and hearts prevail.

I got all my stuff from Amazon. Got a killer deal on the RTD's. They were somewhere around $13  each. And the XLR's I got in a five pack for under $10

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Please reassure me
« on: June 07, 2017, 08:46:58 AM »
No need to worry about air escaping in the bucket is under positive pressure.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nagged About Brewing
« on: June 07, 2017, 08:43:20 AM »
   A tin knocker with a hot wife? I thought the sparkies and turd herders always got the good looknin' wemmens.

Ex-tin knocker. I'm a desk jockey now. We tend to do pretty well in the lady department. Funny thing, It was after I quite tin knocking that I traded in my used wife for the new, much improved model. Seems to coincidental to me. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nagged About Brewing
« on: June 06, 2017, 10:51:36 AM »

What's your address?  I'm coming by to steal her.

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You'd have to get past me first.  8)

The Pub / NBA Finals
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:25:39 AM »
Well, Cleveland got their a$$es handed to them in game one. But, they did come back last year to win four in a row. Really hoping Sunday's game is better. My very awesome wife got us tickets to the watch party at the Quicken Loan Arena!  8)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nagged About Brewing
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:18:43 AM »
Yeah, I get the same. My wife doesn't work outside the home so if I try and help out in the house she gets on me. she tells me that's my time and I should be brewing or other hobbies. She's always down on herself, which I hate, because she feels she should work so that I can afford more brewery gear and grains, etc... She definitely a keeper.  :)

Not to mention she's a hottie!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Score at LHBS!
« on: May 31, 2017, 07:38:46 PM »
Those plastic crates are cool.  Do you have a source for them minus the bottles-- I have plenty of them? When I started brewing about 3 years ago, the only bottle storage I had were the cardboard shipping containers furnished when you bought new empty bottles --definitely not sturdy enough to handle the weight of filled bottles.

Fortunately, one of the guys in the local brew club cleaned out his garage and gave me three of the sturdy 24-bottle cardboard cases that filled bottles used to come in.

But if you have source for the plastic ones, I might pull the plastic card out of my wallet.


Sorry. No source. Just a fluke chance at my LHBS.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 31, 2017, 07:36:12 PM »
Looks great, Weaze!  What hops?

All Citra.

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