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My new favorite toy
« on: December 25, 2013, 02:05:59 PM »
I've been doing cellaring at a mid-size production brewery. Among the many cool toys we get to play with is a handheld digital luminosity meter that lets us test for ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in real-time. We'll swab the outlets of equipment we can't visually inspect, like the centrifuge. No ATP, no life.

Maybe a little spendy for home brewing, though… A used one could be worth picking up for a small brewery.

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/cleaning/accessories/ATP-100.shtml?CAWELAID=1372130190&catargetid=1553584461&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKGlqJugzLsCFY1FMgodzjUAEQ
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 02:33:29 PM »
Pretty cool and I may put it on my wish list for this year. So, how does it read the swabs?

Edit: Never mind, I read it. Pretty cool little gadget!
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 03:06:19 PM »
Looks awesome, if I had one at home I'd hate to use it with the $3.10 per use

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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 03:07:49 AM »
Spendy?
People really say that?   ::)
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 08:16:25 AM »
I hear it more from people who live in the frozen North Woods. You probably don't know many of those folks.
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 12:19:05 PM »
So it's trendy to be spendy with yankees?   ;D
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 01:05:35 PM »
So it's trendy to be spendy with yankees?   ;D
Some Yankees and probably Canadians. The ones I have heard say it are from the UP, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. You know, the ones that sound like they are out of the movie Fargo.
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 01:14:57 PM »
So it's trendy to be spendy with yankees?   ;D
Some Yankees and probably Canadians. The ones I have heard say it are from the UP, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. You know, the ones that sound like they are out of the movie Fargo.

My sister is from Florida, but has lived in Chicago for the last 20 years.  She can talk like that when she wants to.  We have fun with it.  I do cajun or Hawaiian pidgin and she does Minnesota. 
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 01:36:06 PM »
So it's trendy to be spendy with yankees?   ;D
Of course....the Yankees always have one of the highest payrolls every year, especially since they just signed Elsbury  ;D
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 02:48:02 PM »
Amazing yah?  They spend all that money, AND STILL can't buy a world championship!   ::)
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2013, 04:01:18 PM »
Well, I just spent way too much time googling "spendy". Apparently it's primarily associated with the Northwest US, which might make sense since my grandmother grew up there. The earliest example I could find was in a dictionary of Devonshire English from 1837, though, so at least I'm in good company. :P
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2013, 04:37:30 PM »
So it's trendy to be spendy with yankees?   ;D
Some Yankees and probably Canadians. The ones I have heard say it are from the UP, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. You know, the ones that sound like they are out of the movie Fargo.

Holy Mackinaw eh.  That thing sure does look spendy, eh.  But I don't know what hopfenundmalz is talking aboot.

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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2013, 05:17:55 PM »
So it's trendy to be spendy with yankees?   ;D
Some Yankees and probably Canadians. The ones I have heard say it are from the UP, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. You know, the ones that sound like they are out of the movie Fargo.

Holy Mackinaw eh.  That thing sure does look spendy, eh.  But I don't know what hopfenundmalz is talking aboot.

Sorry Graham, not near you but probably more the folks up by the Soo, or Winnipeg. I didn't hear it in SE Michigan until I met a friends parents from St. Pual. Then up at my sister's place near Iron Mountain, she used it a few times, as she has picked up many of the expressions they use up there.
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Re: My new favorite toy
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2013, 10:51:50 PM »
So it's trendy to be spendy with yankees?   ;D
Some Yankees and probably Canadians. The ones I have heard say it are from the UP, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. You know, the ones that sound like they are out of the movie Fargo.

Holy Mackinaw eh.  That thing sure does look spendy, eh.  But I don't know what hopfenundmalz is talking aboot.

Sorry Graham, not near you but probably more the folks up by the Soo, or Winnipeg. I didn't hear it in SE Michigan until I met a friends parents from St. Pual. Then up at my sister's place near Iron Mountain, she used it a few times, as she has picked up many of the expressions they use up there.

Just teasing. They are weird up by the Soo.