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All Things Food / Re: What's For Dinner?
« on: January 09, 2011, 01:12:06 AM »

The Pub / Re: How low can you go?
« on: January 08, 2011, 07:14:27 PM »
but don't you all agree it takes real talent to make bad beer, cosistently?

There was a quote or joke and I can't find it. But it went along the lines of

"They have the skill to brew bad beer consistently and the marketing budget
to convince you to drink it. "

Never underestimate the power of brand allegiance.

The Pub / Re: DOH!
« on: January 08, 2011, 01:35:20 PM »
I was traveling from Orlando to Cleveland for thr '97 NHC via commercial airline.  A friend asked me to carry a corny keg of beer for him to be entered in the keg-only competition.  He assured me that the pressure had been released from the keg.  When I got to the check-in counter the attendant asked what the keg was.  I told her it was beer, and all of the pressure was released.  She proceeded to take her pen and use the point of the pen to push down the poppet valve on the outlet side of the keg.

Beer sprayed everywhere, including all over the attendant, me, the ceiling, the counter...  Standing there with beer dripping off of her chin, the attendant said, "That's pretty tasty, what kind of beer is it?"

We  cleaned up the mess, the counter attendant apologizing the whole time, me embarrassed and pissed off that I hadn't checked the relief valve.  The keg was checked in, but as the baggage crew brought the keg out to the plane, the pilot spotted it and refused to allow it on his plane.  It was carried to Cleveland later on a cargo-only plane, and my friend won third place in the competition.

The Pub / DOH!
« on: January 08, 2011, 12:50:57 PM »
What is your strangest brewing mistake/story?

The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 07, 2011, 03:05:05 PM »
1)  A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2)  A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3)  A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 06, 2011, 07:38:56 PM »
Now if they had the computer equivalent of the ignition lock to keep people from drunken posting on the forum . . . ;D

Ask and ye shall receive:

Not good enough - I got through 4 levels of engineering calculus, differential equations and linear algebra homework - late at night powered by homebrew...

The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 06, 2011, 01:26:48 AM »

Interestingly, if our Google car got into a wreck with you (me) drunk in the back seat who would be responsible?

The Federal government would be, for mandating the blending of ethanol in gasoline! (10.00% ! )

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: January 05, 2011, 08:23:24 PM »
High surf advisory for all west facing shores of Hawaii Island through Thursday night.  10 to 12 foot wave faces with occasional larger sets likely.

I'm sitting watching the sun set behind some ginormous waves at Kua Bay in North Kona.  Too pooped out to paddle out one more time...

Ingredients / Re: Palmer Spreadsheet Error
« on: January 05, 2011, 02:30:00 PM »
I've read this thread with interest.  But I don't see the issue.  I've never used chalk (it doesn't dissolve fast enough).  If I need additional Ca it's gypsum, carbonate/bicarb it's baking soda or soda ash.  Chloride has never been a problem, but I'd add CaCl.  If there were too much of something, add some RO & back add what was needed.

I know it's difficult to add RO to drinking water supplies, but it's very doable at brewing levels. ???

I operate several MGD+ drinking water treatment sytems that are demineralized by reverse osmosis.  We blend back a portion of the feedwater (about 10%) to achieve the desired TDS content in the product water.

The Pub / Re: How low can you go?
« on: January 04, 2011, 01:02:07 AM »
Canoe beers?  Really?!  Wow.  If that's all there is to drink I volunteer to be the designated driver.  I only have so many brain cells.  I refuse to kill any with canoe beer.

The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 03, 2011, 07:30:49 PM »
Scanned? For real. Now that is bad.

But wait, scanners were invented after the Constitution was written...

The Pub / Re: How low can you go?
« on: January 02, 2011, 06:04:52 PM »
As seen written on a quote board at McGuire's Irish Pub,

"Life is too short to drink bad beer!" 
Carrie Nation

The Pub / Re: Is to Early to Say Happy New Year?
« on: January 02, 2011, 05:58:06 PM »
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.

All of the collard greens I've ever eaten were green...  :D

You're right kerneldustjacket, a dollop of peppered vinegar is a good addition!

The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 02, 2011, 05:52:10 PM »
Believe me when I say there are probably few people who want to see drunk drivers kept off of the road more than I, but errosion of our Constitutional rights to achieve that goal is crazy and unnecessary.

Someone whom I admire greatly, Benjamin Franklin, put it very well, " They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 02, 2011, 05:33:47 PM »
OK, some of you think that the 4th Amendment should be disregarded in the name of public safety.  How about we move down one Amendmant and try this one then:

US Constitution - Amendment 5 - Ratified 12/15/1791.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

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