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Old 06-25-2009, 06:26 AM   #21
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u dont wanna use a roor for a starter. its cheaper to get a flask haha.

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Old 06-25-2009, 02:42 PM   #22
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What was the problem with just smoking a joint, eating a couple of Twinkies, and going to sleep? Was that a problem? They say marijuana leads to other drugs. No it doesn't, it leads to f***ing carpentry. That's the problem, folks. People getting high going, "Wow man, this box would make an excellent bong! *snort* This guy's head would make an excellent bong! *snort*" Relax! That's why I stopped doing drugs in the first place. Not because I didn't like 'em, but because I didn't want to build anything, ok?
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:27 PM   #23
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too many haters. i'm like the macgyver of starters!

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Old 06-26-2009, 02:44 AM   #24
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u dont wanna use a roor for a starter. its cheaper to get a flask haha.
and you can't smoke out of a flask! DUH!!
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and you can't smoke out of a flask! DUH!!
You've never had hash under glass? You have never lived, or maybe vegetated.
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and you can't smoke out of a flask! DUH!!
Excellent point Beerthirty! Cheers to those who say it can't be done.
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and you can't smoke out of a flask! DUH!!
The Dude: You're obviously not a golfer.
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A bong is essential to making a good starter. The preferred method is to dissolve 200 grams of DME in one liter of water. Use a saucepan for this step. When the DME is completely dissolved, pour into a two liter flask or something similar other than the bong. Add some Foam Control to the flask to reduce the boilover potential. Use a lot of it too! Now, load the bong and hit it at least three times within about the time it takes to bring the wort to a boil in the flask. Continue boiling for 10-15 minutes. Cool the flask in a pan of water or a sink. Be careful not to float the flask or it can tip over. Once cooled to below 80 F, you can pitch the yeast. Cool it to the lower fermentation temp if using lager yeast. Clean up the stove top before the boiled over wort dries to an epoxy like condition where it is near impossible to remove without using oven cleaner or something similar. This must be done before SHE returns home! Otherwise, there will be hell to pay.

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Somewhat off topic... Roor makes some pretty nice stuff but they're way too expensive. A good friend of mine is a glassblower, made me a really nice piece with the ground slide fittings and everything for about 1/4 the price.

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Somewhat off topic... Roor makes some pretty nice stuff but they're way too expensive. A good friend of mine is a glassblower, made me a really nice piece with the ground slide fittings and everything for about 1/4 the price.
if only we all knew a glassblower. See if he will blow you a carboy. When i went to stone brewing in san diego they had blown glass tap handels which were pretty sweet looking...
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