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The Pub / Re: Goodbye R.E.M.
« on: September 22, 2011, 07:32:59 PM »
Ah, bummer.  I like that band.

So, you were like about 3 when they started?  ;)

I was 4 but I absolutly think of them as part of the sound track of my generation. It's a loss but at least we still have all that music. aint recording wonderful.

Hooked by "Shiny Happy Monsters" on Sesame Street?  ;)

I keep my car iPod on random song and I always smile when R.E.M. pops up.   They will be missed but they will never be forgotten.  Blah, that sounds far to cliche.    I won't really miss them because I have a ton of their music in my library but it still sucks.

The Pub / Re: $12,000 per serving??
« on: September 20, 2011, 06:08:15 PM »
I never understood how something that was meant to be enjoyed through consumption could cost so much but hey, I brew beer, you know, the commoners drink.  ;)

« on: September 19, 2011, 01:41:56 PM »
2-0 PATS!!!!  Suck it San Diego!!!!  What a treat seeing Vince Wilfork intercept Rivers' pass and huff it down the field!!!!!

a huge +1

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Question on racking technique
« on: September 16, 2011, 06:53:09 PM »

Check out this thread  from    Granted the volumes are larger but it is about blending multiple batches in a single fermenter and it should still give you some process ideas.  

The Pub / Re: Presenting... Doughboy Brewing Company!
« on: September 09, 2011, 04:05:43 PM »
Grats Phil!  Wishing you the best of luck and drooling over the lack of regulations!

The Pub / Re: Irene's fury
« on: August 30, 2011, 12:53:02 PM »
Connectivity!   Lost power at about 7:15AM Sunday and its still out.  Had to get to my office in Western MA to get online.  Cooked the fridge Sunday night, the freezer last night and hoping power comes back before we run out of water in the tubs.  We're on a well so no power = no water.  I'm SOOO glad I didn't brew Saturday, the fermentation would be a cluster ...

Luckily, no family or friends suffered injury or damage to homes.  My thoughts to those who did.

The Pub / Re: Irene's fury
« on: August 25, 2011, 06:42:29 PM »
Remember, you have to drain the keggerator when the power fails lest the beer get warm!  Well, I have no choice because no power = no well pump so no water.   Anyway, gotta love home appliances that continue to function when the power goes out!  

On a more serious note, keep your head down and stay safe Ron, and anyone else in her path!  I have a feeling she'll be a bit tamer by the time she hits us here in CT on Sunday.

The Pub / Re: East coast earthquake
« on: August 23, 2011, 07:40:44 PM »
I felt it in South Western Mass.  Thought I was just feeling strange till I saw my monitors and plants shaking.  Took a sec and then realized it was a quake.

The epicenter was in the traingle formed by Richmond, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville VA.

The Pub / Re: Endlessly Amusing
« on: August 23, 2011, 06:42:22 PM »

She then comes back downstairs, looks at the 4-year-old, and asks with a stern voice, "And what do YOU want for breakfast young man? "I don't know," he blubbers, "But you can bet your ass it won't be Cheerios!"

I literally lol'd and my coworker in the next office asked what's so funny?  This one surpassed the muffin one in my book.

All Grain Brewing / Re: So, how long to do a 5 gallon all-grain batch?
« on: August 22, 2011, 12:54:25 PM »
Takes me 6 to 6.5 hours from the time I drag my gear from my basement to the patio and then have it cleaned and put away.  Take away all the equipment movement and I'm looking at 5.5 to 6 hours from milling through clean up.  Takes less when I batch sparge by I am trying to mimic  commercial brewing techniques so I fly sparge unless I'm in a rush.  (Yah, I have the pro brewer dream  ;D)

The Pub / Re: Got Wood?
« on: August 18, 2011, 07:55:52 PM »
Well, I am the ECOPUNK...I burn shudder  Coal

You're  not alone.  The previous owner of my house left a coal fired stove in the basement to heat that area of the house.  They also installed electric baseboard (the basement is finished).  I spend about $230 for a ton of Anthracite coal to heat the basement for the winter.  The alternative is to spend about 800 on electricity to keep it toasty down there.  I've gotten used to the thought of burning coal and I have to say, it provides amazingly comfortable heat.

Edit - Blah, just checked current pricing and the coal is up to 275/ton.  Demand must be up!

The Pub / Re: "Never Again" beers
« on: August 16, 2011, 06:28:47 PM »
I tried a Summer Shandy by Leinenkugel for sh**s and giggles since the only beers available were  Blue Moon,  Summer Shandy or Harpoon IPA.  Made a heroic effort to drink it and finally my wife said, "give me that" and proceeded to get it swapped out for a Harpoon IPA (She disliked it more than I did).  I have a GREAT wife!  I will never let a sip of that past my lips again!

The Pub / Re: Endlessly Amusing
« on: August 12, 2011, 07:58:23 PM »
I got the impression that it was the the general direction the thread was moving. I don't envy the moderators, they walk a fine line performing an often thankless service.

The Pub / Re: Endlessly Amusing
« on: August 12, 2011, 07:12:44 PM »
When I think crazy eyes, I think of only one person.

The Pub / Re: Which sport do you enjoy drinking beer to the most?(Poll)
« on: August 11, 2011, 07:18:43 PM »
I wasn't aware that it was legal to watch hockey, without a beer.

It's not!

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