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The Pub / Re: Right vs. Pragmatic
« on: March 02, 2012, 05:12:00 PM »
There was a time when bathroom door handles bother me that's my real peeve is knowing that there are people who take a s*** and don't wash their hands when they're done.    >:(

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Classifieds / Re: Single Tier Brutus 10 "frame" for sale
« on: March 01, 2012, 03:46:58 PM »
You should post a picture.  Jmo...

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Classifieds / Re: wtb kegs for all grain system
« on: March 01, 2012, 03:43:09 PM »
You'll catch a lot of grief for using a keg although the recycler's / junk yards will scrap them out for stainless or aluminum and it's okay.    :o

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Beer Recipes / Re: RIS Recipe Critique
« on: February 25, 2012, 01:36:17 PM »
I,d probably use xtra dark crystal instead of crystal 40.  Jmo.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: How careful are you?
« on: February 01, 2012, 04:07:04 PM »
RDWHAHB... if you're wound too tight then its more like a job and less like fun or a hobby.  If I were brewing to be a "Pro" then yeh I'd probably be more of a stickler but hey... I brew for myself and I'm my own worst critic.  I've been told by a few people my brews are as good as X and Y in the stores but being honest I have a hard time "repeating" a brew exactly... but then I don't worry about it too much either.   ;)

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam Adams Infinium
« on: January 31, 2012, 03:52:49 PM »
$24 out the door here... I can't justify spending that much cash on a brew thats only 10%.  If it were near 20% I wouldn't  have a problem but its just a normal size brew for me.  I really like SA's RIS... great stuff.  Their Alpine Spring isn't bad for a light beer either, pretty good actually... but more of a chic beer.  jmo....

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The Pub / A great time waster
« on: January 31, 2012, 03:39:50 PM »
I love playing on here....


http://www.monarchygame.com/portal.php

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Ingredients / Re: Anyone use Palisade hops?
« on: January 18, 2012, 04:27:40 PM »
This may sound odd but I made an all Palisade ale and it seemed almost sweet and grassy to me... a very mild hop as I recall.


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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Old Rasputin
« on: January 11, 2012, 03:33:43 PM »
I wish I could find Old Rasputin close to me, maybe I can get one of the locals to see if their distributors carry it and brind it in.  Does it come in a 4 pack or a 6 pack?  I'm getting to where I appreciate big dark beers more and more.  I'm not particularly fond of Belgians dark or not and regular IPA's are just a bitter APA it seems.  Yeh, I'm kinda picky I suppose but I know what I like.   :P  Give me a great tasting beer thats got high abv, good body and loaded with Flavor and I'm happy as hell... I don't need a six pack to make me happy, just good beer with some kick to it.   8)




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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Blind Pig
« on: January 10, 2012, 04:02:09 PM »
Sometimes I like a Bitter IPA but I appreciate the hop Flavor balanced with the malt more now.  I haven't tried Blind Pig yet but Hop Slam is a big beer loaded with hop flavor and I wouldn't miss it for the world now.  IPA is about abv and hops just balance the fact that they are higher abv.  Bitterness has nothing to do with it IMO, I've had APA's that were Very Bitter but still within range of and APA according to abv.

Jmo...

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Equipment and Software / Re: Uh.... not exactly
« on: January 10, 2012, 03:54:03 PM »
Actually, I thought you would be someone that might be interested in it.  Its interesting where you can find starches if you look, some good whiskey makin info there.  I was suprised to see oils in different grains too.  But, I really just use it to mix feed for my pigs so...   ;D 

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Equipment and Software / Uh.... not exactly
« on: January 06, 2012, 06:41:00 PM »
brewing software but some of you might be interested in what you can learn from it about grains. 

http://www.evapig.com/x-home-en


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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Return of the kit
« on: January 06, 2012, 06:19:30 PM »
As was pointed out to me a few years ago by majorvices, if you use LME you don't have to worry so much about your water chemistry.

I would use LME often if I could find an inexpensive source for good malt.  I tend to make my AG beers without enough mouthfeel IMO because I don't (but probably should) use carapils.

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The Pub / Re: Hey, did you guys know.....
« on: January 06, 2012, 06:08:32 PM »
That it's a federal offense to take your own whiskey on an airplane? Neither did I.  :-\

Yep... and if you have more than seven days worth of food stockpiled... you can be detained and questioned as a terrorist, oh and you don't get a lawyer either.  Hmmm.... your own whiskey on a plane is a cakewalk, go ahead, live on the wild side... I dare ya.    ;)  8)   :-X

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All Things Food / Re: shelf stable eggs
« on: January 06, 2012, 05:57:03 PM »
What about shelf stable meat? Autoclave some ground beef, vacuum seal, and enjoy!

I believe you are talking about the old "country style" cured ham etc. or some people call it a Tennesee Country Cure... if I remember right.   :-\   Anyway its basically salting the hell out of it and smoking is optional if I remember right also, anyway it lasts for months upon months without any refrigeration required.  Before refrigeration if you wanted to keep meat it was about the only way.  A guy at work was just telling us about how his grandpa did it and that the meat was off white after it was finished.


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