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Old 07-09-2012, 07:12 PM   #11
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Oh, and since you are coming from the rain forest, prepare yourself to be dry. And hot.
HAH, yeah I have spent all but 4 years of my life up here and I am definitely not a hot weather person. I will miss being surrounded by evergreens and the local topography around here is great.

I do hear that there is plenty for an outdoorsy person to do in SLC vs some other places so I am not all that bummed.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #12
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Ah Fastenal. If it holds something together and McMaster doesn't carry it, Fastenal can get it to you. Eventually.
That is pretty funny. I just met a business owner who pretty much said the same exact thing.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:40 PM   #13
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That is pretty funny. I just met a business owner who pretty much said the same exact thing.
A couple years ago there was a modification i wanted to make to my bike that required something like 100mm long M6 thumbscrews in marine-grade stainless, which Fastenal offers, but were clear that they were not in stock and had a lead time.

And six months later they arrived.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #14
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A couple years ago there was a modification i wanted to make to my bike that required something like 100mm long M6 thumbscrews in marine-grade stainless, which Fastenal offers, but were clear that they were not in stock and had a lead time.

And six months later they arrived.
Coincidentally enough, the business I was referring to is an Import Auto shop. His complaint was that Fastenal does not stock enough of, and has too long of a lead time for, metric fasteners.

What do you ride? I took a spill in '09 and haven't gotten back on except for once or twice on some buddies' bikes.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:13 PM   #15
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Coincidentally enough, the business I was referring to is an Import Auto shop. His complaint was that Fastenal does not stock enough of, and has too long of a lead time for, metric fasteners.

What do you ride? I took a spill in '09 and haven't gotten back on except for once or twice on some buddies' bikes.
Oh, i meant pedal power. In this case it was a KMX tadpole trike.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #16
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Holy crap, I have been away from HBT for a while...

SLC has plenty of beers and at least three homebrew shops in town (Arts, Beernut, Salt City Brew Supply). Beer on tap is going to be 4%, and there are funky rules that you might see sometimes with that. Not often, but they're funky when you do see them. For instance, at Oktoberfest up at Snowbird, they must segregate two areas of crowds: the bottle/can beer area and the draft beer area. Unfortunately, you can't enter the other area with your beer...it's crazy, but somehow its how their permit works. I digress... Grocery stores, gas stations, and so on can sell 4% beer any day of the week (no flavored malt beverages a-la Mikes Hard Lemonade- only in state liquor stores). You can get a high-point beer at restaurants, breweries, and state run liquor stores. The liquor stores are going to be open for lousy hours 5 to 6 days a week depending on where you are in the state. No liquor sales on federal or state holidays, and no liquor (or anything sold by the state liquor stores) on election days. Locals plan ahead for holidays, or are faced with a long arduous trek to Evanston, Wyoming (fireworks, porn, liquor) on Sunday or on a holiday. Bars can still serve every day though, although the election day thing might still be a deal breaker for hard drinks...I'd have to look that one up to be sure. You can get around some of the rules though if you know the tricks. For instance, if you are hard up for a bottle of wine and can't or don't want to drive to Wyoming on Christmas day or something, you can go to Olive Garden or somewhere similar and purchase some food (a "restaraunt" must serve food with any alcohol; only "bars" can serve alcohol sans food), then pay the exorbitant corking fee for a server to open a bottle of wine purchased at said restaraunt, then just don't drink it and take it home. It's an expensive bottle, but you can do it if you're desperate and didn't prepare. Some other places, like Epic, have a restaurant in the brewery and allow the sale of high-point beer even on Sunday.

There are a few breweries in and around town: Wasatch, Squatters, Uinta, Epic, Red Rock, Desert Edge, Hoppers, Bohemian, Roosters, and Shades of Pale. There is plenty of fun in and around town, and although the predominant culture is not one you would want to hang out with, they do make a lot of folks rule out Utah that might not otherwise. To me, it keeps it less crowded than it could be. I love that I can hit the trails on Sundays and see far less people than I did on Saturday. It's awesome.

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Old 07-19-2012, 05:28 PM   #17
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Holy crap, I have been away from HBT for a while...

Beer on tap is going to be 4%
Welcome back!

So, draft beers at bars can't be above 4% but at breweries they can, but bars can sell above 4% in bottles? Is that what you are saying?

I am really excited for the scenery! I love hiking and climbing but I will REALLY miss all the green around here (evergreens and vibrant shrubbery). It will be very different from what I am used to. I will also miss the temperature and hiking in the rain... But, all in all, a change of scenery is usually a good thing. And when you say it is less congested around there that just makes me happier! I can and do get along with everyone but definitely enjoy the peace and quite... "more people more problems" as they say...
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:43 AM   #18
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I just moved to Utah from Maine about a month ago. I love brewing and drinking, so I was a little nervous about what my neighbors would think. My area is about 50/50 LDS. I made it very clear that I was a drinker/brewer so we could get it all out on the table. Turns out is is no big deal at all, i hang out with them while drinking, the neighbors are all great. I wouldn't take a beer into an LDS home, so if I feel the need for a beer i just go next door to my house for a bit.

I love the area, used to live in the back woods in Maine so it was quite a change. There is so much to do and the weather is beautiful. Yes, it gets hot right now, but the rest of the year will make up for it.

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I moved from utah in '03 to tthe north west. Before I moved I had no problems finding good beer. I also have never let abv be a deciding factor in the beer I drink. I drink craft beer for its good flavor not its abv. Some of the best tasting brews ive ever had have been in utah, and at 3.2%. I guess my point is abv doesnt make it a good beer or not. You'll have no problems finding good beer.
As far as anyone that might care about your brewing or not..i always say f... What people think. Your brewing for you, not them. If they got a problem with it they should mind their own business.

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I moved from utah in '03 to tthe north west. Before I moved I had no problems finding good beer. I also have never let abv be a deciding factor in the beer I drink. I drink craft beer for its good flavor not its abv. Some of the best tasting brews ive ever had have been in utah, and at 3.2%. I guess my point is abv doesnt make it a good beer or not. You'll have no problems finding good beer.
As far as anyone that might care about your brewing or not..i always say f... What people think. Your brewing for you, not them. If they got a problem with it they should mind their own business.
FWIW, 3.2% is not ABV: it's 4.0% ABV and 3.2 ABW. The rest of the world talks about beer in %ABV (a higher number), and when talking about Utah beer, they use %ABW (a smaller number) in order to make it sound even more dilute than it is
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