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The Pub / Re: I have the best kids...
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:04:35 AM »
I'm not going to argue about that, and I certainly don't want my kids drinking or especially binge drinking. But I also have seen these "studies" recently that suggest drinking in front of your kids increases their chances of being alcoholics, and I don't buy it nor do I think these studies have been done very scientifically and I definitely think there is an agenda behind it. But if you do feel that strongly about alcohol and kids you should probably not drink period, because that basically confirms that you think alcohol itself is inherently evil - and it sends kids a mixed message which I personally believe is far worse.

The Pub / Re: I have the best kids...
« on: March 22, 2012, 06:43:22 AM »

I have to be Debbie Downer II. We need to be responsible and very careful with our kids when it comes to alcohol.

How is that being a DD? Sounds like an obvious conclusion to me. Any thinking person would realize this.

The Pub / Re: I have the best kids...
« on: March 21, 2012, 07:06:59 PM »
I think the way you should handle alcohol depends on the  individual child. I dont believe asking your eight year old to work the taps on your keggerator puts him at any heightened risk whatsoever.

The Pub / Re: I have the best kids...
« on: March 21, 2012, 05:10:58 PM »
The thing about these studies is they fail to take into account way too many factors. Sure, Bubba sittin' on his porch telling his son to bring him his 12th natural light could cause a problem. A well educated person who teaches values and moderation, maybe not. I do have a problem with people who hide their alcohol use from their children. If you feel the need to do that you probably shouldn't be drinking, period.

The Pub / Re: I have the best kids...
« on: March 21, 2012, 04:24:50 PM »
Not to be a debbie downer but my wife showed me an article a few years ago about children that "get their parents a beer" and how statistically they are over 40% more likely to become alcoholics. Since reading it i never asked my son (now 14) to bring me any kind of alcohol for fear that i would somehow encourage him to drink.

That sounds like a load of crap to me. Too many of those "articles" aren't really based on very sound science.

The Pub / Re: I have the best kids...
« on: March 21, 2012, 03:16:01 PM »
Both my kids can work the taps and bring me a beer (9 and 14). The oldest one has been doing it for several years. I tell both of them if nothing else pans out they have a career as a bartender. OTOH it may be getting time to invest in tap locks.

The Pub / Re: Colt To Bronco.
« on: March 21, 2012, 02:53:19 PM »
Well, it doesn't really matter what you or I think. Football is a business as much of it is a game (perhaps more of of a business) and the sanctions are driven from a business standpoint. Plus, they were warned to stop once and they didn't. The NFL wants to minimize injuries from a business standpoint.

The Pub / Re: Colt To Bronco.
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:32:06 PM »
Tom, the difference is that if someone gets killed playing football it could have serious negative effects on the league as a whole. The NFL is trying to keep players from having broken necks and eliviate concusions as much as possible. This is just sending the message that this sort of thing wont be tolerated.

As far as Tebows to the Jets this is like Jonah to Nineveh - he's being called but I can't believe he wants to go. I really didn't need another reason to hate the Jets but there you go.

The Pub / Re: Colt To Bronco.
« on: March 21, 2012, 04:42:21 AM »
worth 69 million or not.

Not.  He signed for 96 million dollars.  Denny should know that. ;) Disgusting.

69, 96 .... it may as well be all the same to me.

No need to filter, just use finings and cold crash. Biofine clear A3 is what I use and it works like a charm. The beer comes out crystal clear after only a few days. I do agree that in some beers yeast can "muddy" the flavor. OTOH for my IPA I do not use any finings because finings and or filter strips away too much hop flavor.

I make 10 gallon batches, so occasionally filter one keg and not the other. When I've done triangle tests in opaque cups with those beers my tasters consistently pick the filtered beer over the unfiltered one.

No offense, but I am highly skeptical of this as a blanket statement.

The Pub / Re: Colt To Bronco.
« on: March 20, 2012, 06:45:04 PM »
As A Thinking Individual, I Couldn't Possibly Care Less.

I'm almost ashamed to say how pleased I am to see this phrased correctly.  Too many people say they "could care less..."

LOL. I thought the same thing. I just remember the old standard sung by Frank Sinatra.

As for the neck, I think that he would know his body well enough to know whether or not it was worth 69 million or not. After all, it is his neck.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: A simple, Kosher alternative to gelatin
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:20:00 PM »
Biofine Clear A3 is kosher, vegan, and not plastic (so it depends on how you feel about silica). Bonus points: it works really well. It may not be available in anything smaller than 1 L though. B3 has Biofine listed but doesn't say whether or not it's the A3 version:

+1 - the Biofine Clear A3 works great

The Pub / Re: Colt To Bronco.
« on: March 20, 2012, 06:58:33 AM »
I personally hope he sucks.

The Pub / Re: Colt To Bronco.
« on: March 19, 2012, 03:01:32 PM »
LOL. No thanks.  :D

Back to the original point at hand, there's no way the small amount of steeping grains are going to give you ten extra points brix. And if you didn't mash the oats it is likely that they would not have given you nearly as many points had you actually mashed them. YOu wort was most likely stratified. And I recommend mashing the oats with a pound of pilsner next time. Really, IMO you are going to make better beer by doing a mini mash with all of your extract batches. For one thing extract is reported to be low in FAN. And you just get a bit more control and it's freakin' easy.

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