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Posted in thread: Hey Sleep Apnea folks! on 10-30-2015 at 02:15 AM
What I'm wondering is this: is it okay to use Starsan on the tube and the humidifier reservoir?
I'd probably was with soapy water, then Starsan, then air dry. But I figure that if I need to
keep this ...
Posted in thread: 2015 Hop Harvest Totals on 09-23-2015 at 02:54 AM
3 lbs of centennial, 9 lbs 1.2oz of cascade, and 8 lbs of chinook.544.7 + 48 + 145.2 + 128 =
865.9Damn. Someone likes Pales/IPAs a lot.Are you the leader for single grower highest total?
Posted in thread: 2015 Hop Harvest Totals on 09-23-2015 at 02:50 AM
Since I've had so many problems getting cones worth a damn (see my other threads here), I was
picky and only harvested cones that were of a decent size or had no visible flaws. Hence, a
little less th...
Posted in thread: Chicago/Upper Midwest growers-have you harvested yet? on 09-08-2015 at 02:12 AM
Thanks for everyone's input. I started harvesting mine this weekend, since the collective
wisdom told me to do so.If they turn out to be crappy (again), I'll know something else is to
blame. Thanks ag...
Posted in thread: Chicago/Upper Midwest growers-have you harvested yet? on 09-04-2015 at 03:04 AM
I have zero confidence in my ability to gauge when my hops are ready, after three years of bad
or, at best, lackluster quality hops. Last year I got almost two pounds of dry Centennial and
Posted in thread: WTB a 6 gallon glass carboy on 05-24-2015 at 04:16 AM
There's a homebrew shop in downtown St. Charles. They might have what you're looking for.
Posted in thread: Adventures in new fatherhood on 05-23-2015 at 02:50 AM
little brewersThese? These are two little kiddos engaged in sensory play. Other than that whole
"the medium is 150F" bull****, occupational therapists will laud this as an educational
Posted in thread: Adventures in new fatherhood on 05-23-2015 at 02:46 AM
Mommies appreciate quiet time to themselves on occasion.More than on occasion. I never thought
homebrewing would be a way to give her that.But I'm happy to oblige.
Posted in thread: Adventures in new fatherhood on 05-20-2015 at 04:08 AM
I remember, before I had kids, a friend telling me that he was extract stovetop brewing with
his kid in a Moby or Ergo or something. I thought to myself, "Damn, that's irresponsible. That
kid could ge...
Posted in thread: Hey Sleep Apnea folks! on 10-28-2014 at 10:35 PM
You shouldn't need a generator, just a deep cycle battery, a small inverter, an a way to
charge/recharge the battery. You'd want them at home if the power goes out anyway. If you use
lower pressures y...