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Old 08-23-2014, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default Good year for bugs and I am not talking about yeast.

Japanese beetles should be non existent as of early august..Nope! Now I have fruit flies. Just heated up all my kettles and ran boiling water through my pump and chiller to kill all the eggs. Never thought I would say this but I cannot wait until winter when all these SOB's die.Good thing they are not attracted to my lager chamber, that is the only plus side.

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Yeah the bugs have have pretty rough here in nc as well. Not to mention the rain and humidy. Between the beetles and everything else it's been quite a battle no matter what's used.

It is what it is I guess.

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At least I am going to visit two breweries tomorrow with the SWMBO and going to my favorite brew shop before a wedding. New brew gadgets make everything better.

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It's been pretty bad here too. Darn white ash beetles & this skeeter-looking bug called a mucklehead. Found a brown recluse in one of my Adam's needle cactus. Good thing is I haven't seen that big coyote this year yet. Wanted to put a 22 magnum in his head to make a collar for my leather jacket. Kinda like the toecutter's.

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Think I will take the fruit flies over the recluse...Nasty little spiders.

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It was about the size of a quarter too. Found it while weeding around the cactus. Good thing I spotted him first!

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Yeah the bugs have have pretty rough here in nc as well. Not to mention the rain and humidy. Between the beetles and everything else it's been quite a battle no matter what's used.

It is what it is I guess.
Seriously. Wake Forest, NC here and somehow every brew from April to October is a hot, sweaty, bug filled mess.
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