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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 30, 2017, 12:29:50 AM »
It's been a while. Though I would resurrect this one. I'll start.

Apple Pie, by Rafferty

The Pub / I gotta brag
« on: June 30, 2017, 12:25:06 AM »
 My wife won't be home from Florida for a few days yet, so I have to brag to someone. This past week at work I've closed not one, but two 2 million dollar deals. In theory, with that kind of sales I would not have to work for the next year. I miss my wife and little girl, but it's been a he'll of a week!!!

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: June 30, 2017, 12:10:47 AM »
Been looking for this since I left idaho, to no avail. I finally had given up. After work Saturday I was going to stop at the state store for a bottle of Gentlemen Jack. For some reason I decided to stop at the one about 1/4 doom my office as opposed to the one next to my condo. Went to grab my Jack, when I see this out of the corner of my eye. So for 4 years I've been sitting on top of it and had no clue.

The Pub / Re: I would never wish for...
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:19:01 PM »
That's my kinda food truck! 
 my makes pig candy for me a couple times a month. There are no words.  :o

The Pub / Re: Cigars
« on: June 20, 2017, 03:12:12 AM »
So what would be a good cigar to pair with an IPA?

The Pub / Re: I would never wish for...
« on: June 20, 2017, 03:06:47 AM »
My girls are going to be gone for 11 days starting Saturday. I'm looking forward to the first two days, but then I want them home. Its gonna be weird. At least I have IPA, whiskey, and cigars.

The Pub / Re: What is the Purpose of this Forum?
« on: June 14, 2017, 04:39:31 PM »
 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 13, 2017, 05:33:23 AM »
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 13, 2017, 05:24:12 AM »

The Pub / Re: Playoffs again
« on: June 13, 2017, 05:23:27 AM »
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, 06:44:45 PM »
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, 01:30:30 PM »

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, 04:16:19 PM »
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, 03:46:58 PM »
No need to worry about air escaping in the bucket is under positive pressure.

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