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Old 12-27-2005, 12:37 AM   #21
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Talk about the kiss of death...Clink.
That wouldnt be that big of a loss though... I rarely even take my hydrometer readings, they don't change the beer flavor any, Just a half of a beer less you'll be able to bottle .

Sorry to hear bout your carboys though man, that sucks.. I know from experience... cept mine had beer in it when it shattered... that really sucked .

As a side note. Today I went out and spent some of my Christmas funds. I picked up an 8 Gallon stainless commercial grade kettle (110 bucks at the local restaurant supply shop!), and then picked up a Red Lager Extract kit from my LHBS , brewing starts tomorrow afternoon. Can't wait to break in the new kettle!
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:10 PM   #22
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Man, Mrs Santa (my wife) was really good to me! I got a Brupacks Mash Tun / Boiler, so I can now take those first steps to all grain. Just got to sort myself out a wort chiller.

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Old 12-27-2005, 08:57 PM   #23
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I must've brewed some good beer for some good people. I got:

Unibroue (Unibroue)
La Fin du Monde (Unibroue)
Fantôme Brise-BonBons (Brasserie Fantôme)
Midas Touch (Dogfish)
Pangea (Dogfish)
Lump of Coal Holiday Stout (Ridgeway)
N'Ice (Chouffe's)
Chocolate Bock (Sam Adams)
Sam's Utopias (Sam Adams).

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Old 12-27-2005, 11:21 PM   #24
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I was in a Big Lots store today. Found a 5 gallon stainless kettle and lid for just , get this, $ 6.99. Yeah it seems a little light duty, but now I can boil two batches at a time.

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Old 12-28-2005, 12:31 AM   #25
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Nothing beer related, no one knows what to get me since I just go out and buy what I want whenever I want. But my sister-in-law did give me these cool pants (like pajama bottoms) with AC/DC on them and 2 cans of Bavarian Sauerkraut!
You can't make these stories up.

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Old 12-28-2005, 08:01 AM   #26
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Nothing homebrew-related, but I did find a hydrometer at a thrift shop today for $2. (So that's my HB Christmas present for myself, I guess.) I scoured the whole shop, hoping there might be a load of carboys or something that had also been donated to the shop, but no luck.

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Old 12-28-2005, 08:57 AM   #27
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Well I'm currently single so I only have family and friends to give me gifts. I asked about a month ago for a refractometer and I think they thought I was speaking some sort of weird star trek language.. so I didn't get that this year.

I did get a jet burner and will be getting a 56 quart kettle soon when I make my next trip to Vancouver.
Oh, and enough grains for a ten gallon batch.

Another harmonica. New guitar tuner, strings and a pedal for the guitar I own and want to learn how to play again. (Wasn't that good when I did play it and have since forgotten almost everything)

And a DVD recorder in a pear tree.

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2 cans of Bavarian Sauerkraut!
I haven't eaten that in years - might have a search for some today!
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:33 PM   #29
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A lot of Americans don't like sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) because all they do is open a can and dump the contents into a pot, heat it up, and eat it.

All wrong. They don't know to pour it into a colander to drain, then rinse the pickling juices off.

I like it when you add fresh water (or beer!) to the pot (just enough to cover the cabbage), a teaspoon of sugar (brown sugar works too), some fennel, and a bay leaf. Then let it simmer for a while. Yummy!

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Old 12-28-2005, 10:16 PM   #30
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Stuff I bought myself... some being a little early

Sanyo 4912
3 Pin Lock Cornies
5lb CO2 tank
misc fittings and cobra taps
enough ingredients to do 4 batches
3 lbs of hops, but hopsdirect sent 5lbs

Stuff I was given:
Tap-a-draft system ( I think my GF's dad wants me to bring more brew to his house)
CO2 regulator
CO2 fill since no where was open ( we did a direct xfer from his 20lb tank to mine) a little scary since we had no way to know how much was in my tank.

A shelf/rack to hold my pint glasses near the Sanyo that resides in my living room.

And I still haven't done x-mas with my family yet

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