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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2011, 07:24:55 AM »
You're right, I should get a second one for a spare.....but they'll be DIFFERENT, and then the whole insanity will start over again......stop the voices, stop the voices..... ;D

It's really not that bad.  See, once you have a second one, you'll never break the first one so you don't care if they match.  If you only have one, though, that's when you'll break it.
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2011, 07:25:57 AM »
Thermapen ordered.
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2011, 07:39:20 AM »
....you spend a couple of hours every day on homebrew forums.  ::)

By the way, I broke down and ordered a Thermapen.  :)
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2011, 07:43:11 AM »
By the way, I broke down and ordered a Thermapen.  :)

You won't regret that decision.
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2011, 10:04:56 AM »
Thermapen schmermapen. Here's what you REALLY need: http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/products/3198797/Infrared_thermometer.html

+/- 2.7*F. Eh..

I have one similar ala Harbor Freight. Great for HVAC but sucks for reading mash temps. I'll check my fermenters with it sometimes...
Thermapen ordered.
....you spend a couple of hours every day on homebrew forums.  ::)

By the way, I broke down and ordered a Thermapen.  :)

Muahahah! Enjoy!
« Last Edit: February 10, 2011, 10:07:02 AM by euge »
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2011, 10:31:07 AM »
...you open a brewery (FTW)  ;)
But then you're not a homebrewer, serious or otherwise :)
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2011, 11:18:01 AM »
....you spend a couple of hours every day on homebrew forums.  ::)

Only a couple?  I spend at least that much on this one alone, not to mention the other 5 I'm on!
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2011, 11:24:14 AM »
....you spend a couple of hours every day on homebrew forums.  ::)

Only a couple?  I spend at least that much on this one alone, not to mention the other 5 I'm on!

...but Denny you are the "King of all internet homebrewers".  ;) ;D
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2011, 11:25:45 AM »
....you spend a couple of hours every day on homebrew forums.  ::)

Only a couple?  I spend at least that much on this one alone, not to mention the other 5 I'm on!

...but Denny you are the "King of all internet homebrewers".  ;) ;D


God, I hope not!
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2011, 11:36:56 AM »
Thermapen schmermapen. Here's what you REALLY need: http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/products/3198797/Infrared_thermometer.html

I have one of those I use when I'm out on the active lava flows.  They only measure surface temps.

Whoa!  as I was sitting here writing this we had a bit of an earthquake, I'm guessing around M3.5 -3.8

Real-time earthquake data:  Here

Hah!  M3.6  I'm getting pretty good at it...

<edit>  The scientists had a look at the seismometers and uped it to a M3.8
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2011, 11:43:03 AM »
Thermapen schmermapen. Here's what you REALLY need: http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/products/3198797/Infrared_thermometer.html

I have one of those I use when I'm out on the active lava flows.  They only measure surface temps.

Whoa!  as I was sitting here writing this we had a bit of an earthquake, I'm guessing around M3.5 -3.8

Real-time earthquake data:  Here

Hmmmm, brewing on a lava flow...... ;D

Hah!  M3.6  I'm getting pretty good at it...
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2011, 11:48:35 AM »

Hmmmm, brewing on a lava flow...... ;D


Well kind of... I live on the flank of an erupting volcano, Kilauea.  My home sits on a 400 year old flow, and that's where I brew, so I guess I do brew on a lava flow.  

The erupting vent Pu`u `O`o is 14 miles from my house.
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2011, 04:35:13 PM »
I was more thinking kettle on hot rocks..... Guess that's not practical....kettle may melt.... :o
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Re: You know you're a (serious) home brewer when........
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2011, 04:50:27 PM »
I was more thinking kettle on hot rocks..... Guess that's not practical....kettle may melt.... :o

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