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The Pub / Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
« on: January 02, 2011, 09:08:43 AM »
Collared can be an awful meal if cooked wrong or a delicious if done correctly. I guess that's true of a lot of foods, but this one seems to be more black and while.

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 02, 2011, 09:04:56 AM »
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Looks pretty clear to me. A mandatory BAC test is an unreasonable search of one's person. You could even argue that they are illegally seizing your breath and/or blood.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much did you brew in 2010?
« on: January 01, 2011, 09:38:19 PM »
No comment. I smell a rat here. :D

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 01, 2011, 09:37:06 PM »
Because I live in a FREE country and I AM innocent until proven guilty by a jury of my peers; not by a F__King machine.

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The Pub / Re: Beer Robot Fridge with and app for that...
« on: January 01, 2011, 09:33:55 PM »
I really wanted one of those Tossimo (sp) Brewbots for Christmas. but no one got me one. I'd love to have some thing hand me am espresso first thing in the morning.

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 01, 2011, 09:30:06 PM »
I have to ask again. Why refuse a breath test?

Even if I was completely sober, I'd refuse one.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 109% Efficiency!
« on: January 01, 2011, 12:03:17 PM »
I think the 100% mark is the level to which we as homebrewers can pratically achieve. Anything more than that will require additional resources and steps with which we don't ordinarily undergo. So for all pratical purposes, 100% efficiency for homebrewers is the ultimate goal.

Sounds like 100% is average, the way you put it. Anything less, is due to not enough effort on the brewer's part.
So, the new "C" grade brewer needs to get 100%, anything below is lazy and below average - anything above is due to effort above and beyond (aka: above average effort).

Well, that puts me in the "lazy and below average" category.

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 01, 2011, 08:33:33 AM »
I can.  And although I find this objectionable, it's not clear that it violates the constitution.  

Why would anyone care if law enforcement entered their house without a warrant, if they had nothing to hide?

That was actually a response to 2 comments, but I can't seem to quote 2 people at the same time.

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The Pub / Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
« on: December 31, 2010, 09:24:58 PM »
Lets hope 2011 is better than 2010.

How could it not be.

I just got done a great big overflowing plate of Roast wild pork and homemade sauerkraut served along side a couple of huge perogies. I think I over did it. Gonna abstain tonight and Im not even sure I will be awake to ring in the new year.

You guys are gonna have to do it for me.

Happy New Year to all.

Enjoy those wings tuber, one of my very favorite dishes.

2011 has to be better than the previous 2.

HNY everyone!

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: December 31, 2010, 09:23:29 PM »
Can you say "unconstitutional"?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Some basic knowledge help, please.
« on: December 31, 2010, 09:20:55 PM »
I would never use a whisk in my mash. Too much aeration.

Why is that a problem?  And if it is, couldn't you use the whisk to mix gently?

It may not be, but why take a chance? Yes, you can stir slowly, but I tend to go pretty wild when I have a whisk in my hand.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Some basic knowledge help, please.
« on: December 31, 2010, 12:35:27 PM »
I did that a few times with my earlier mash tun and it worked very well. I haven't done it with this one simply because I haven't figured out an easy way to plumb it. That, and running down the sides works about as well.


FWIW, I use a pump and go around the sides in a circle, several times, until I've added enough water. Then I start stirring very slowly with my mash paddled until I don't see anymore dough balls.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Some basic knowledge help, please.
« on: December 31, 2010, 11:54:40 AM »
I add my strike water around the edges of the the cooler, so it goes to the bottom and wets from the bottom up. Based on that, I'm kind of add grain on top of water.

I would never use a whisk in my mash. Too much aeration.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« on: December 31, 2010, 10:10:14 AM »
Brew different beers and establish some new styles. I'm tired of the old ones. :D

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Some basic knowledge help, please.
« on: December 31, 2010, 10:03:18 AM »
I add water to grain. It has never been a problem for me.

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