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The Pub / Re: I am bored and wish to be entertained
« on: March 03, 2010, 10:46:00 AM »
I can stay awake til nearly 8:30 PM!  ;)
Lately even 8:30P is a trick for me! Its hell to be so old and tired!

Amen to that! :P

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling Under CO2 and Beer Maturation
« on: March 03, 2010, 07:55:56 AM »
Since the bottles are smaller than the keg, the maturation process will be faster and clearing should happen faster as well.  Both are affected by the size of the storage vessel.  You may want to use gelatin to clear the keg before you bottle if you have a couple of days and the keg is already down to lagering or drinking temps.

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All Things Food / Re: Whats for dinner?
« on: March 03, 2010, 05:33:27 AM »
Tonight I did a 7 hour slow braised brisket in beef stock with cilantro, 1 each dried ancho, guajillo, New Mexico, chipotle peppers and onions. I will shred the meat, reduce the sauce and make some chalupas and refried beans.


Sounds yummy.  I've been eyeing up briskets for the first beef BBQ of the year.  When the weather gets a little better, I'll start using the smoker again.

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All Things Food / Re: Pressure Cookers
« on: March 02, 2010, 11:41:12 AM »
We have a huge Presto pressure canner that my mom gave to me.  Things probably as old (~ 50) as I am or pretty darn close.

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All Things Food / Re: Ethnic Cooking
« on: March 02, 2010, 11:38:21 AM »
What kind of mushrooms have you been cooking with, Cap? ;)

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All Things Food / Re: Pizza Crust?
« on: March 02, 2010, 08:07:36 AM »
Just like homebrewers to take an art and turn it into a science! ;) ::)

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Brewing a reformulated version of my house APA right now!  I'm trying to simplify the recipe a bit.  Is there a better way to spend a Monday?!   8)

Not to my knowledge! ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry hops, pull em or them em?
« on: March 01, 2010, 05:16:01 AM »
A keg lasts me 2 months on average and the hops stay in the whole time.

+1  For C hops, I usually pull Hallertau or other nobles after a couple of weeks though.  I've noticed they have a tendancy to get grassy after a while for some reason.

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The Pub / Re: Best Beer Selection in a Law School?
« on: February 26, 2010, 12:43:54 PM »
You might want to have a few bottles of Duvel available. 

I'm pretty sure it means "lawyer" in Dutch. 


Ha!  I like it! :D

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The Pub / Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« on: February 26, 2010, 12:40:28 PM »
Ain't got the sense God gave a hoe handle.

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The Pub / Re: Snowpeople
« on: February 26, 2010, 10:49:16 AM »
I guess it's not necessarily limited to the internet, but advancement in technology like computers, video game systems and such.

It's a seeking out of stimulation. Kids' brains *need* to be challenged in order to develop properly; it's hard-wired. And no game of stickball can match the stimulation provided by an XBox.

OK, so some of it's laziness.

They could always exercise their brain by using their imaginations and creating instead of having it jammed into their senses through visual and sonic bombardment.  But that's just my opinion.

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The Pub / Re: Sea World; Killer Whale
« on: February 26, 2010, 08:54:59 AM »
I think killer whale pretty much says it all.

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The Pub / Re: Petsmart now offering 3 Guinea Pigs for the Price of ONE!
« on: February 24, 2010, 01:08:48 PM »
Ha!  That happened to us when my daughter was a youngster.  I think at one point we had eight of them.  They were pretty easy to give away though.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP002 Attenuation
« on: February 24, 2010, 01:00:26 PM »
Brian, WLP002 flocs out way faster than WLP001, so I doubt that your results were due to dextrins alone.  I also think that 001 will ferment more types of sugar more readily than 002, at least that has been my experience.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: First lager attempt
« on: February 24, 2010, 12:50:24 PM »
I would still put it in a swamp cooler.  You can then ice it down if it starts to get too warm.

This


+1 or 2

I read Ken's treatise on lagers and I agree.  I do mine pretty much the same way and have very good results as well.  Controlling fermentation temps in a swamp cooler is not all that difficult to do and I can maintain the temps within two degrees over a twelve hour period using this method.

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