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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2011, 07:08:08 PM »

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
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Yes that is your humble narrator in those pictures.  No, it never gets the slightest bit ordinary.  Being that close to Pele one must be VERY aware of what's going on at all times.  Things can change in an instant and you can become a puff of smoke and ash, or gassed with volcanic gasses, or worse.  There have been a few times when I was shaking so bad even the stabilization in my camera didn't help.  But talk about being alive in the moment!  It is addicting for sure.
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2011, 07:12:49 PM »

You have an outdoor shower?

Of course.  Duh...

Oh wait...  You mean they make them inside too?  Wow!  What'll they think of next?   ;)

Indoor outhouses, no doubt.

So I suppose a Black IPA would be fitting for an Indoor outhouse shower.  ;D

Golden ale for golden showers?   :o
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2011, 07:50:33 PM »

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
Uncanny

Yes that is your humble narrator in those pictures.  No, it never gets the slightest bit ordinary.  Being that close to Pele one must be VERY aware of what's going on at all times.  Things can change in an instant and you can become a puff of smoke and ash, or gassed with volcanic gasses, or worse.  There have been a few times when I was shaking so bad even the stabilization in my camera didn't help.  But talk about being alive in the moment!  It is addicting for sure.

Is there a youtube link?
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2011, 07:58:51 PM »
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2011, 08:00:02 PM »

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
Uncanny

Is there a youtube link?


Facebook link above


Doesn't that make you a little nervous standing there or...

Very cool photos!
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2011, 08:17:18 PM »

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
Uncanny

Is there a youtube link?


Facebook link above


Doesn't that make you a little nervous standing there or...

Very cool photos!

I'm not a facebooker. :(
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2011, 12:04:59 AM »
Amazing pics - I don't think I could have stood in your place for a few of those pics. :o
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2011, 12:24:06 AM »
If you look closely you can see smoke rising from the backs of my ears...
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2011, 02:09:10 AM »
That's absolutely NUTS. And also awesome. You know how some people do hot rocks brewing? You should try lava brewing.
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2011, 05:30:51 AM »
If you look closely you can see smoke rising from the backs of my ears...

Where were the photos taken? Which volcano?
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2011, 07:04:21 PM »

Where were the photos taken? Which volcano?

Kilauea on Hawaii Island


That's absolutely NUTS. And also awesome. You know how some people do hot rocks brewing? You should try lava brewing.

I do know about steinbiers.  Never really been tempted to try it though.  The lava here is vesicular basalt (an extrusive igneous)  which is very porous and brittle.  Seems like I remember Chuck Skypeck experimenting with steinbiers and figuring out that a more dense intrusive igneous rock, granite, works best when you want to rock-n-brew.
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2011, 01:30:34 AM »

I do know about steinbiers.  Never really been tempted to try it though.  The lava here is vesicular basalt (an extrusive igneous)  which is very porous and brittle.  Seems like I remember Chuck Skypeck experimenting with steinbiers and figuring out that a more dense intrusive igneous rock, granite, works best when you want to rock-n-brew.


That makes sense. The more dense the rock, the better it holds heat, the longer it takes to move that thermal mass towards the cold end.
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Re: Just had a great shower beer
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2011, 03:46:27 PM »

I do know about steinbiers.  Never really been tempted to try it though.  The lava here is vesicular basalt (an extrusive igneous)  which is very porous and brittle.  Seems like I remember Chuck Skypeck experimenting with steinbiers and figuring out that a more dense intrusive igneous rock, granite, works best when you want to rock-n-brew.


That makes sense. The more dense the rock, the better it holds heat, the longer it takes to move that thermal mass towards the cold end.

You also want to get ones that don't tend to explode when heated too much.
I remember some friends making steinbier once.  They melted a box fan blowing air onto the fire to stoke it.  The beer turned out nice though.
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