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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: homebrew turning black
« on: September 06, 2012, 05:45:43 PM »
I see, two different beers brewed separately at different times. I've been brewing for going on 17 years now and I have never seen anything like this. When you are looking at a sample is this in the hydrometer flask? Should not be turning dark, like pitch black. It will appear to darken in bulk, as was mentioned. Sometimes surprisingly so. But when you pour a sample it should not be stout colored.

Edit: reactive metal is a good suggestion!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: homebrew turning black
« on: September 06, 2012, 04:58:45 PM »
Is this right? A couple of YEARS ago?

I missed that part...

I'm thinking it is a typo and he meant a couple weeks ago but wanted to make sure. As was mentioned, yeast dropping out of suspension can make the beer appear darker than it really is, but if you age a beer for years it will get dark because of oxidation. Obviously pale ales need not be aged more than a couple of weeks/months at the most.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: homebrew turning black
« on: September 06, 2012, 04:54:11 PM »
I recently made a pale ale and made a belgian pale ale a couple of years ago. For both, I stored the carboy in my basement. Both seemed to be doing fine, but suddenly turned black (no black malts used). I think it has something to do with where I'm storing it: I split half of the wort for the Belgian Pale with a friend, who took his carboy to his place and his half turned out fine. Any ideas what's going on?

Is this right? A couple of YEARS ago?

Ingredients / Re: Dry hop-cigaring?
« on: September 06, 2012, 04:24:40 PM »
You could chew tobacco and make a chicha with the tobacco spit!!! :D

The Pub / Football Season!!!
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:21:11 PM »
Titan's have a brutal opening 4 games. I'l be happy if they win 1 of 4.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / First Batch
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:09:49 PM »
+1 to the buying a propane burner and getting the heck out of the kitrchen comment. You will want to get off your kitchen stove ASAP if you continue in this hobby. Nothing ruins a stove faster than a wort boil over.

Equipment and Software / Pellet packs
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:03:09 PM »
On IPAs and such I actually prefer to pull a little "Hop Trub" over into fermenter. I think it increases aroma and flavor. I also think these would adversely affect hop utilization. And why not just use a nylon hops sack and tue it and reuse it?

The Pub / Football Season!!!
« on: September 06, 2012, 11:57:45 AM »
I had fun watching Alabama pound Michigan last Saturday. Can't believe the Giant's lost to the Cowboys last night.

Yeast and Fermentation / WLP670 - waiting for something funky
« on: September 06, 2012, 11:55:58 AM »
BBL aged maple syrup sounds awesome!

General Homebrew Discussion / Lager question
« on: September 06, 2012, 02:26:07 AM »
if you still have a butterscotch taste after the d-rest you can pitch a small amount of active kruasen, even a clean fermenting ale yeast, and that will clean up the diacetyl likedy-split (usually). You can even pitch a little starter of dry yeast like US-05 and it should work.

Is the antenna ok?  Maybe Isaac did it in.

It's not the antenna because my small TV works fine.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I chose a recorder like Scott mentioned, the same one in the post above. Fingers crossed it works!

I should buy another TV but I have a frugal wife who won't buy another one until this one is completely crapped out.... that said, the frigging remote went out a year after we bought it. Maybe I can talk he into it... but I have home repairs I have put off for months and it will be difficult to procure new said TV until those are finished. :(

Yeast and Fermentation / WLP670 - waiting for something funky
« on: September 05, 2012, 07:26:36 PM »
yeah, if you want to increase the brett character and shorten the time needed to pick up the brett you can add some sugar directly to the fermenter. That will speed it up nicely.

Right before the switch to digital-only OTA broadcasts they had an 800 number that old people could call to get a hdtv receiver so they wouldn't be cut off from the world.  Maybe you can find that number and call them... tell them the major fell and can't get up but still wants to watch the Titans lost this Sunday!   ;D

So, I did a google search and looks like they are all sold used or refirbished at top dollar. And you misspelled "WIN".  ;)

That said, I did find this: - looks promising.

Keith, what brand is it? I am having a similar problem with my LG.

Gosh, I can't remember right now. It's not LG. But I'll look and post it when I get home tonight. (I think it is something weird, like, Polaroid. I got it at wall mart - go figure. Could be the same TV though and different logos slapped on it.)

So, for some reason, my 5+ year old flat screen TV will not pick up HD signal over my antenna anymore.  Something in the TV will allow me to switch to other options (video games, DVD player, etc) but when I go to watch HDTV over the airwaves it won't turn on the receiver. I thought about getting Direct TV, but decided not too.

So I considered getting a new DVD player or Blue Ray to run my HDTV through the player instead. But I can't seem to find any description that says it has an HDTV receiver built in on any of the one's I have looked at. For instance, this one:

I really want to watch football Sunday. Any help? Do these things come standard and they just don't make mention or what?

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