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Forum: General Chit Chat 06-03-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By GearBeer
Unfortunately, it's all too common. Without...

Unfortunately, it's all too common. Without getting into the ridiculous quagmire of corner cutting that is my garage, I'll mention that my room while in high school (second floor) was wired on the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,373
Posted By GearBeer
That depends on the... condition of the condom. ...

That depends on the... condition of the condom.

I would go ahead and hit it with bleach, PBW/oxyclean and bleach again. Your bleach solutions should be STRONG. I bought a 5 gal carboy from a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,770
Posted By GearBeer
Cans are great for large distribution, small...

Cans are great for large distribution, small variety operations. The reason for this is the necessary massive order of cans (essentially a semi trailer's worth). Most breweries can't store or afford...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By GearBeer
You're probably OK. 1. It'll take some time...

You're probably OK.
1. It'll take some time for the temperature to get to 31.
2. There is some thermal mass to the star san solution.
3. As foyt20 said, if the beer is in active fermentation the...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-23-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By GearBeer
Nah, it's rabbits. They have a fancy for the tips...

Nah, it's rabbits. They have a fancy for the tips of the shoots. Rabbits nipped a number of tips from mine this year but they just couldn't keep up with the sheer number of bines my Cascade produced.
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By GearBeer
Personally, I wouldn't put that on the cover...

Personally, I wouldn't put that on the cover letter. However, it is something that should be brought up in the first interview to the effect of, "I know I may seem overqualified given my level of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-10-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By GearBeer
It's like a car accident... I just can't look...

It's like a car accident... I just can't look away.
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-10-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By GearBeer
Sorry to hear that... IMO Oberon has gotten worse...

Sorry to hear that... IMO Oberon has gotten worse year over year for at least the past 4 years. I bought my obligatory annual six pack of disappointment to taste the slightly hazy, excessively clean...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-10-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5,064
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Posted By GearBeer
5 on Saturday: 19873+5=19878

5 on Saturday: 19873+5=19878
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By GearBeer
Yup, you've got it right. There is some risk of...

Yup, you've got it right. There is some risk of contamination, but you've already got a CO2 blanket and hopefully the cherry flavoring you're putting in is sanitary. I would recommend pulling a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,344
Posted By GearBeer
Long live Old Blue! ...

Long live Old Blue!
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Don't do this at home, or anywhere else for that matter, it's ridiculously...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-25-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,344
Posted By GearBeer
As much as I hate to admit it, I think you made...

As much as I hate to admit it, I think you made the right choice. My family has a long history of minivans and the latest generation was a big step down for Chrysler.

1993 Dodge Grand Caravan -...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-14-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By GearBeer
I've got the Loc-Line set up in my mash tun. It...

I've got the Loc-Line set up in my mash tun. It works great. You kinda have to guess at the proper depth but that's not too difficult.
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-04-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,768
Posted By GearBeer
Frequent brewpubs and microbreweries exclusively,...

Frequent brewpubs and microbreweries exclusively, then you won't have this problem. ;)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By GearBeer
I assume you are brewing 5 gallon batches. If...

I assume you are brewing 5 gallon batches. If you're intending on continuing with the same volume I would recommend getting one of the standard (relatively cheap) cast "swirl" burners. They're...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,217
Posted By GearBeer
It might work. I'd worry about degrading the hops...

It might work. I'd worry about degrading the hops with the temperature, though.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By GearBeer
Wow, that's amazing. I just picked one up from...

Wow, that's amazing. I just picked one up from Bass Pro Shop for $90, but that's more expensive when you include 6% tax!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By GearBeer
$75 is probably good for the pair. A good...

$75 is probably good for the pair. A good regulator is probably a little more expensive than the bottle. Is it a fully instrumented reg? I've seen some come up without a cylinder pressure gauge.
...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-25-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,577
Posted By GearBeer
Only if renting from a responsible landlord....

Only if renting from a responsible landlord. :cross:
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 367,475
Posted By GearBeer
We do tend to enjoy our beverages. At MSU it was...

We do tend to enjoy our beverages. At MSU it was much harped upon that the College of Engineering had more bar crawls than any other college. :drunk:

I've picked up a couple muscle car shift...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,141
Posted By GearBeer
McMaster 10095K12 LOC-LINE ANY-WHICH-WAY...

McMaster

10095K12 LOC-LINE ANY-WHICH-WAY COOLANT HOSE, 1/2" ID, 13" LENGTH W/ CONNECTORS & ROUND NOZZLES

10095K45 1' OF 1/2" ID, LOC-LINE ANY-WHICH-WAY COOLANT HOSE

50785K94 MED-PRESSURE...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-24-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,141
Posted By GearBeer
How about the newest and strangest? Check out The...

How about the newest and strangest? Check out The Pol's design. He uses Loc-Line, a flexible, rigid coolant hose, to set the height. It doesn't sprinkle, but he makes a pretty good case for that not...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-24-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,905
Posted By GearBeer
I have some limited experience from being in...

I have some limited experience from being in charge of my club's bourbon barrel. When I was fearful of an infection in our barrel I was told that there are "barrel clean" products that will scour the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-19-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,972
Posted By GearBeer
In my last position I had two coworker brewers,...

In my last position I had two coworker brewers, but I'm all alone now. :(

My boss knows and it's even on my resume, but only because I'm the president of my homebrew club.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-19-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By GearBeer
Two or three, if you clean like me. Gently,...

Two or three, if you clean like me.

Gently, with unscented soap and water.

Only if you're as lazy as I am.
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