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Wood/Casks / Re: When do you RETIRE a barrel or solera?
« on: March 30, 2014, 07:15:33 PM »
I believe that I know when to retire the solera.  I put the wine thief in thru the pellicle and
pulled out a small sample.  The taste was overwhelming acetic acid vinegar.  I guess technically
I could use the cask to produce more vinegar but, I do not believe that is the direction I
wish to persue......The liquid looks good and smells great...taste is vinegar....cherry vinegar.

R.I.P.

May be it'll become a nice planter in the yard   ;D

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: March 30, 2014, 06:55:03 AM »
Euge, Not having done the method verbatum  so to speak.....
How can one be absolutly certain that it is a waste?

Rather perhaps it completely and effectively removes all prior residuals....

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Yeast and Fermentation / SCORE!!!
« on: March 29, 2014, 10:16:53 AM »
Even tho I am not able to drink much now a days....
I managed to score a vial of ECY Bug Farm yeast.

Since it is prolly a long time (year) from brew to finish beer,
My hope is that I will have healed in that time and can try this.

I am thinking of a nice golden pils wert with the addition of
some unmalted wheat and doing a turbid mash.  To this plan,
I will use some "Aged premium Hops" from puterbaugh farms,
make the house smell like cheese...then make a goodly addition
to the solera after the next forthcoming cherry brett pull from same.....

WHEW....beer is GUD!

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: March 29, 2014, 10:11:35 AM »
Please I implore you  all to watch this video and Insure that you
are using the proper technique for this epoch thread!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVG1U-faqHY

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: March 24, 2014, 10:10:28 PM »
envy

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The Pub / Re: Where have I been?
« on: March 24, 2014, 09:34:12 PM »
Or battle the brain cells
to digest a new O.S.....
Did someone say Linux?

Not directly, but that was what I was getting at...Exactly....Linux (zorin for us challenged ppl)

Just have not taken the leap yet......

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The Pub / Re: Where have I been?
« on: March 23, 2014, 12:37:14 PM »
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle

If I were in the business of selling operating systems and buying NASDAC stocks
from the perpetuation of my business, I would end the life cycle and make everyone
buy new stuff as often as I could!   It's just good biness

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The Pub / Re: Where have I been?
« on: March 22, 2014, 09:46:49 AM »
Yeah I just bought a new computer at Costco and was happy to see it was loaded with Windows 7.  I thought I would be stuck with 8.

Problem with 7 that I see, is the end of support (that we are soon to see with xp) in 2015.
vs windows 8 which is way further down the pike 2018-2020.

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The Pub / Where have I been?
« on: March 21, 2014, 10:42:55 PM »
Dang I am peeved at Microsoft and the end of XP (RANT)! Anyone else?  My XP system barely opens
a webpage any more.  Guess it is time to puke money for a new system. Or battle the brain cells
to digest a new O.S.....

And dang my ole intestinal tract has staged a coup and a full fleged revolution. I am not
sure how this is going to combine with my beer brewing.  Not being able to consume my beer SUX.

(RANT)

Miss y'all and I will try to touch back to update if my system can keep me active on the www.  ???

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: March 03, 2014, 11:38:01 AM »
the grip of this winter has been long cold and brutal....& it ain't over yet

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The Pub / Re: http://tinychat.com/roffenburger
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:42:31 PM »
Yay made it in time!!  8)

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All Things Food / Re: Sausage
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:35:55 AM »
I was reviewing my Botulinum information and these processes leave me so uneasy.....
Not easily skeert, but ^^ is so inciduous!

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The Pub / Re: What's the best hangover cure?
« on: January 08, 2014, 11:20:49 PM »
y'all know I been dawn dere...and it did not really come home till
aw saw that spelled out...swimp....hek yeah....SWIMP....Na ah kin say it lak a pro....
SWIMP!!!!

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Wood/Casks / Re: Oaking an Old Ale
« on: January 06, 2014, 09:37:52 AM »
Seems to me that the reading I have done indicates the Med. French brings some
vanilla notes to the party.  Since I am not an old ale afficianado, I am going here >>> :-X

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Wood/Casks / Re: General advice for a new bourbon barrel
« on: January 06, 2014, 08:28:40 AM »
I did not have the nuggets to do my solera yet but....
There is a method where you can drill a small hole in the end of the bbl and tap in an SS nail
to close the newly created sample hole.  This allows for easy access to the liquid with minimal
exposure to oxygen.   It involves the correct size drill bit to ss nail diameter relationship.

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