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All Things Food / Re: Ethnic and Regional Cooking
« on: December 11, 2010, 11:48:11 AM »
Very nice!  Did you bring some for everybody?

Looks like it's made with a two-beer roux.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer as percussion instrument.....
« on: December 10, 2010, 09:09:52 PM »
I use glass blow-off tubes in beakers for my "airlocks".  I used to keep my fermenters in the little room underneath the stairs (what we call Harry Potter's bedroom).  The constant bloook, bloook, bloook, in the quiet of the night irritated my wife.  With multiple fermenters, the out-of-time cacophony of bloooking drove her crazy (she is a pianist).  We bought a window-shaker air conditioning unit, converted one of the bathrooms into the fermentorium and gave Harry his bedroom back.

I loved the blooking myself, but as the saying goes, "When Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" 

That goes double for lack of sleep.

I wish Jim Morrison would have signed on for 5 more years

You and me both.

Five more years of bad poetry?!  I boggles the mind...!

(But, I do love the music)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Question about ppm in water chemistry
« on: December 10, 2010, 08:20:02 PM »
In dilute solutions with a specific gravity of one, miligrams per liter is effectively equal to parts per million.
Not so for solutions with specific gravities other than one.

If the specific gravity of a solution is not equal to one, the conversion is as follows:
1mg/L = ppm (by weight) x specific gravity

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Question about ppm in water chemistry
« on: December 10, 2010, 07:44:05 PM »
Expressing different chemicals as one common chemical material makes it easy to add their concentrations to get their total effect.  As an analogy, consider a wealthy person with bank accounts in several countries.  In order to calculate his total wealth, you must express each currency in terms of a common unit (such as ounces of gold).  

For instance, constituents that are often quantified as CaCO3 (calcium carbonate) are "hardness" species (divalent metal cations such as Ca 2+ and Mg 2+) and alkalinity species (hydroxide OH -), carbonate (CO3 2-), and bicarbonate (HCO3 -).

Expressing these species in terms of a single component (the common unit, in this case calcium carbonate) allows the individual species to be summed, indicating their eqivalant total reacting capacity.

Nitrate, nitrite and ammonia are often expressed as nitrogen - N
Sulfate, sulfite and other sulfurous compounds are often expressed as sulfur - S

...can you believe that guy, saying things just to get a reaction or for pure shock value?

heh heh heh... what's in the water up there?

The Pub / Re: We have a gusher!
« on: December 10, 2010, 07:14:29 AM »
The color photo you saw was probably the Last Drop in an issue of Zymurgy.  This picture was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the subject of this thread.  Thanks for posting the picture!

General Homebrew Discussion / Spent Hops and Canine Hyperthermia
« on: December 10, 2010, 07:00:45 AM »
At a recent homebrew club meeting here in Hilo the subject of spent hops being poisonous to dogs came up.  It seems that if dogs eat spent hops they can die from hyperthermia.  Does anyone have any information about this?  Is it just spent hops or can growing hops be toxic to dogs too?

The Pub / Re: We have a gusher!
« on: December 10, 2010, 06:44:57 AM »
Was that Tom Moench in the hat sitting at the end of the table?   :D

All Things Food / Re: What's For Dinner?
« on: December 09, 2010, 11:13:36 PM »
I'm re-reading Atlas Shrugged and recognized the quote in your signature.  It is part of an exchange between Francisco d' Anconia and Hank Reardon.

But, you missed your chance to point out my uncredited Tom Petty quote...

All Things Food / Re: What's For Dinner?
« on: December 09, 2010, 10:59:34 PM »
Emeril should credit his sources.

If say, he was quoting Ayn Rand?

"The person who craves a moral blank check of that kind, has dishonest intentions, whether he admits it to himself or not."

All Things Food / Re: What's For Dinner?
« on: December 09, 2010, 10:18:53 PM »
If you met him in person you'd think differently.

The Pub / Re: We have a gusher!
« on: December 09, 2010, 09:27:45 PM »
Now THIS is a gusher

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: December 09, 2010, 09:19:36 PM »
Winter storm warning...

Double overhead surf (with larger sets possible) on all north and east facing shores is here now... aaaaahhh oooooooo!!!

Flash flood warnings for all of Hawaii Island through Friday night.

Snow storms possible tonight for summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  (27°F at 5PM Thursday).

The Pub / Re: Strange Days
« on: December 09, 2010, 09:10:23 PM »
Jim's probably laughing his ass off in his Paris grave...

Naw... He broke on through to the other side decades ago.

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