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Nuthin' brewin' here.  Just working around the house.  Waiting to get home to check on last weekends hefeweizen that is hopefully percolating away in my basement.

The Pub / Re: Revisiting old hobbies
« on: March 18, 2010, 07:04:32 AM »
Our guys like to go down by the river.  We need to look out for different species of raptors going after our little guy.  Nothing like walking down the trail and having a bald eagle or red tail eyeing you up.  They say we have coyotes around our area as well, but I haven't seen any.  Got tons of foxes though.  Here is our Aussie Shepherd being a goofball.

The Pub / Re: Beer Drinking Music !
« on: March 18, 2010, 06:00:29 AM »
Shoot me now..... ;D

To name a few and in no particular order......
Fleetwood Mac - Only for the girlfriend after Buckingham/Nicks joined Bob Welch and before - I'll give ya.
Foghat - A band I love to hate
R.E.O. Speedwagon - Didn't get much radio play outside the midwest before 1980.
The Doors - I'll give you this one
Jefferson Starship - I'll give you this one
The Bee Gee’s - pre disco OK after that the taste of gunmetal in my mouth
Led Zeppelin - I don't consider LZ pop.  They only had one song that got got radio play back in the day WLL.
Elton John - After Madman, I just couldn't listen to him anymore
Pink Floyd - Again, no radio play before The Wall not considered pop to me.
Rolling Stones - I'll give you this one
The Eagles - I'll give you this one
Paul McCartney & Wings - Meh
Chicago - Early stuff was good, but again, Meh
Lynyrd Skynyrd - I'll give you this one
Aerosmith - good but meh
Rod Stewart - I'll give you this one
Deep Purple (My all time favorite song “Smoke on the Water”!) -  SOTW didn't get radio play when Machine Head first came out.  At least in New York.
Three Dog Night - I'll give you this one
Doobie Brothers - I'll give you this one
ZZ Top - No radio play before Tres Hombres.
BTO - Good partying band but meh otherwise
Santana - I'll give you this one
Grand Funk Railroad - I'll give you this one
Kansas (I've requested “Dust in the Wind” be played on that final day. Hopefully a long time from now!!) - I'll give you this one
Styx - good but meh
Nazareth - I never heard these guys on the radio until they had been around for five years or more.  Don't really consider them pop either.  Kinda like ACDC maybe.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - I don't consider these guys pop.  Didn't get much play in the early days either.
Rare Earth - I'll give you this one although there best stuff was never plyed on the radio.

Beer Recipes / Re: RIS recipe check!
« on: March 18, 2010, 05:35:25 AM »
I set mine for 65% for big >1.090 beers as well although my DIPA is ususally around 72-75%.  I attribute that to the cane sugar addition.

What was your actual efficiency for your RIS?

I think it was 65%, but it may have been 63%.  I don't have acces to that information at the moment.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beginner questions. . .
« on: March 17, 2010, 12:28:23 PM »
+1  And if that bogs you down a bit, get Papazian's  The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.  Less technical and a little dated, but more entertaining and an easier read.

Beer Recipes / Re: RIS recipe check!
« on: March 17, 2010, 12:11:30 PM »
I set mine for 65% for big >1.090 beers as well although my DIPA is ususally around 72-75%.  I attribute that to the cane sugar addition.

Beer Recipes / Re: RIS recipe check!
« on: March 17, 2010, 08:40:32 AM »
His is similar, but a bit stronger.  I did not use any brown malt and I used crystal 80 instead of 120 and of course, quick oats. And no Victory either.  Actually it's nothing like mine. ;)  I only had two hop additions as well.  One bittering and one flavor.

The Pub / Re: Beer Drinking Music !
« on: March 17, 2010, 08:35:57 AM »
LOL, I like a lot of 70s rock but I'm with cap on this one!  But then again, I like disco, so don't mind me...    ;D


The Bee Gee's. Absolutely golden harmonies!

How can you deny them that.

I almost puked in my mouth.  Most pop music from any era makes my skin crawl.

Beer Recipes / Re: RIS recipe check!
« on: March 17, 2010, 08:15:41 AM »
the roasted barley, black patent, and chocolate in mine total around 9% (off the top of my head).

also, don't forget as it ages those will mellow, so keep that in mind.

Valid point taken. I definitely want to age this properly.

So far, I think mine's been aging a little over 3 months.  I plan on letting it go until next fall.  It will be next winters big beer.  I tried to model it after Old Rasputin.  Only time will tell.

Equipment and Software / Re: teflon tape.
« on: March 17, 2010, 08:07:45 AM »
Metal on metal especially the same metal is bad my old engineer dad told me. The tape can handle the heat but you might have to redo fittings on sanitary critical fittings if sloppily wrapped.

Metal on metal causes galling which basically cold welds the pieces together (bad).  The teflon acts both as a lubricant and a sealant and will work fine in this application.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Sanitation
« on: March 17, 2010, 08:02:00 AM »
I'm guessing that the effect of entrapped O2 in the foam is minmal.  FWIW, the foam stays on top of the beer and most of it is removed during the racking process and then you pressurize with the more dense CO2 and that forces the foam and air to the top of the keg.  You purge, and voila, no air or O2.  I wouldn't and don't worry about it.

All Things Food / Re: Pesto Pork Chops
« on: March 16, 2010, 09:36:34 AM »
They are the same.  One thing I didn't realize that the white button mushrooms are just immature baby portabellas (crimini).

All Things Food / Re: Pesto Pork Chops
« on: March 16, 2010, 08:36:12 AM »
Keith,  What about all that healthy eating? JK.  It sounds real good.  What kind of mushrooms did you use?  I'm thinking Crimini would be good.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your Favorite Style of Beer?
« on: March 15, 2010, 05:31:26 PM »
I think you could give me an ESB any given day of the week and I'd be happy. Happier still if it was every day.


I just tapped a keg of ESB this past Friday night and it is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  :)

Edit: I've always wanted to use that word for something. So ESB it is! ;D

I suppose I'll have to beg for a sample ;)  See ya Friday.

Brewed the hefeweizen, Used the shirron chiller.  It worked pretty well, but I have to play with the cold water flow to get the right heat transfer.  I underpitched, on purpose and will ferment at 62-65F.  I will not be home to monitor the progress, which is worrisome, but what the hey RDWHAHB, right?

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