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Old 07-16-2007, 04:18 PM   #21
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Well, like they say there is a fine line between insanity and genius

Looks great man, some of those barrels are definitely on my future list!

As an aside, pardon my ignorance but how do you know it is a John De Clerk book? Also, are you involved in work with Ultrasound?? I have done work with transducers, NDE, etc etc. I am heavily involved in acoustics atm.

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Old 07-17-2007, 07:49 PM   #22
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As an aside, pardon my ignorance but how do you know it is a John De Clerk book?
Why it's simple. First I drank a beer. Then I used the thickness of the book in proportion to the carboy and divided it by pi. Then I drank another beer. Then I took the result of that and multiplied it by the circumference of the whiskey barrel. Then I drank another beer. Then I... I forgot where I was going with this conversation. Anyways the important thing was I had drank a few beers. Then in a moment of looking at my copy of the book and knowing Brewtopia also had a copy of the book I put 2 and 2 together and got me another beer. Moral of the story... Beer is good!
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:40 PM   #23
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I think insanity is a good part of life. I say you fit the my definition of insane. Looks amazing.

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Old 07-17-2007, 08:51 PM   #24
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Where did you get that barrel?
I second that!!!
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:55 PM   #25
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Cool Barrel!
The good thing about a beer like that is even if it sucks, you will still love it due to the work and time involved.

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Old 07-17-2007, 08:58 PM   #26
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I don't even know what BrettanomLambiSaccharomyceLactobacilluPediococcus means.

But I think I like it. I bet your condo smells awesome.

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Now we know why you are working so hard on a peltier type fermentation cooler instead of making a temp controller from an old chest freezer!
Guilty as charged! Plus, I like to tinker .

250sq ft is the size of the university owned apartments I'll be moving into; it's an economy, practically a studio. Beats the 10x11 dorm room I had to share with another kid a few years ago.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:30 PM   #28
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Brewtopia's SWMBO IS awesome. I had the pleasure of meeting both of them and they are fantastic people.
Brewtopia definately married up!
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:08 PM   #29
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The barrel was a Christmas gift from SWMBO last year. Came from a local winery but was too small and impractical for their use. Last held a Merlot. Sat empty for about 6 months before I got it. I filled it with water and a mixture of Sodium Metabisulphate and Citric Acid and it's been sitting like that for 7 months until now.

...and Rich and BP are right, my SWMBO IS awesome!

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Old 07-19-2007, 02:56 AM   #30
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Awesome project!

Not to hijack the thread, but you two gents who own the DeClerck Brewing book....is it really worth the $75 price tag?

I'm willing to spend the bucks if it will help me brew better beer, so I'd appreciate your feedback.

There's also volume 2.................................

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