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Offline oscarvan

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Beer pickers!
« on: February 27, 2011, 10:07:50 PM »
SO a bud in the brew club is selling an old CO2 bottle plus regulator, some rust.....$50. I bite. Good for the shop. Purging, filtering, and on the road for parties. Go to his place, turns out he's also sitting on 2 pounds of Cascade pellets, in the freezer vacuum sealed. Just not going to use them. $20

On the way out the door I mention I'm looking for a fermenteezer..... He says, don't you know I sold one out of my mom's house to a bud recently....but he got a job as a brew master down state, and can't bring it with him....let me give him a call. An hour later the 12cuf Kenmore was in the back of my truck ($50)

Not bad for a day's pickin'.......

I got room for one more 12 cufooter, so I went ahead and ordered 2 two stage controllers.... $300 DAMN! But, that's the part you don't want to skimp on......

Loose some win some. All in all I'm moving forward.
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 12:25:24 AM »
Damn!  You're awfully busy and making more work for yourself! ;D

Sounds like some great finds, I can't wait to see the pictures of what you do with them.
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 03:07:23 AM »
Muaaaahahaha.....
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 04:58:54 AM »
So when will we be seeing Wooden Shoe Pale Ale on the shelves at our local bottle shop?
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 06:02:27 PM »
So when will we be seeing Wooden Shoe Pale Ale on the shelves at our local bottle shop?

The best way to ruin a hobby is to make it a business....... And 90% of running a business is not the fun stuff. It's the red tape and sales and..... and.... Don't need that.

Now, there's an SCA event in July/August where I will be bringing one or two or eight kegs..... it will be available there. Possibly under another name..... Arbalest Ale has a ring to it......

I've ordered the two stage temp controller, in fact I have ordered two, for the fermentation chamber. Want to find another 12cu footer.... Holds two buckets. So.....brew beer, 10g, in the buckets in the chamber..... next week same thing in the second fermentation chamber..... after 12 days crank #1 to 32º to cold crash and let sit 48 hours......keg. Use yeast cake to make next batch and put in FC#1...... a week later the same thing for #2.....and so on and so forth.....

The bottle is for filtering and for dispensing on the road..... I 'm working on a nice medieval looking cart with modern chilled dispensory in it.....

Ah the brain.....stop the brain....it's getting away..... ;D
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 06:09:40 PM »
Nice finds!

The ole' Wooden Shoe is growing out of it's digs. Time to expand.  ;)

It's a beatiful thing.
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 07:36:31 PM »
No.....I can't go anywhere....even if I would want to.....my day job is something that I can't let go. Kids going through school.....bills to pay, job that beats working.... sorry.

I think of it.....like between 4 and 5 am when I am in that semi lucid post barley state...... ;D
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 07:41:58 PM »
I admit to being a picker also, but I haven't scored like oscarvan did.  I got all my cornies that way, I got a CO2 system from an old brewpub that I have no real use for now-it has 5 regulators and 3 different manifolds(2 of which I am using), an immersion chiller that I use to chill y wort in an ice bath on it's way to the fermenter, and countless other things other brewers don't want.   When I introduced myself to the brewer at a nearby brewpub because my yeast was dead(long story) he gave me a baggie of Nottingham, a bottle tree, 4 cornies and some fittings,  And that was my first visit with him.  I think within a year I had half his homebrewing setup in my garage.
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 07:58:15 PM »
I 'm working on a nice medieval looking cart with modern chilled dispensory in it.....

I have been trying to think of something along those lines. Haven't had a chance to build anything yet.
I want to make an insulated box for two kegs, wrap the kegs in kegloves, then run hoses up to one or two small wood barrels with taps. Waterproof the inside of the barrels and pack with ice to maintain the beer temp.

http://www.keglove.com/product_details.php?category_id=3&item_id=55

Anyway, What event? Pennsic?
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 06:27:39 AM »
Anyway, What event? Pennsic?

Yes M'lord......... ;D

I like the jockey box in a barrel idea......Wifey thought about a huge barrel on wheels with everything inside....

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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2011, 06:56:13 AM »
Anyway, What event? Pennsic?

Yes M'lord......... ;D

I like the jockey box in a barrel idea......Wifey thought about a huge barrel on wheels with everything inside....



I wish I could fly out to that, I always get a kick out of SCA stuff. In France they're building a castle using all of the materials and techniques of the middle ages, which is what you would get if you gave some SCA people a grant to build a castle. I don't think they have period beer available for sale, though - so maybe that's my niche market! http://www.newyorkcarver.com/guedelon.htm
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2011, 06:59:25 AM »
Here's the link to the castle site: http://www.guedelon.fr/
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2011, 07:03:54 AM »
Cool...... Something similar happening over here:

http://ozarkmedievalfortress.com/
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2011, 08:04:10 AM »
Cool...... Something similar happening over here:

http://ozarkmedievalfortress.com/

That's in my old stompin' grounds. Will have to go there next time we visit family. Thanks for the link!
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Re: Beer pickers!
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2011, 10:05:14 AM »
That stuff is all cool.  As long as they don't insist on talking in period language ;D
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