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Forum: General Chit Chat 11-20-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,998
Posted By Buford
My dad recommended to stay away from Carmax (he's...

My dad recommended to stay away from Carmax (he's a retired mechanic, used to work at a Chrysler dealership), but what in particular is bad about Carmax?
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-20-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,998
Posted By Buford
I'm still debating on what I'm going to get. I...

I'm still debating on what I'm going to get. I looked at a 2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue and did in fact try driving it around the parking lot even though I have next to no experience with a stick and...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-16-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,998
Posted By Buford
My 2000 Chrysler died a little over two weeks ago...

My 2000 Chrysler died a little over two weeks ago and I'm currently trying to find a car. Engine is shot in the old car, it had 108,500 miles on it. I figured it was going to go within the next...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-16-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Buford
I ended up getting them from Williams Brewing,...

I ended up getting them from Williams Brewing, they had them and I picked up a few other things to make the shipping worthwhile. Thanks for the help though.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-11-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Buford
Polysulfone QD O-ring question

I have some of these QDs:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/135x135/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/i/m/image_1992.jpg

But the O-rings on them are pretty...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-04-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,141
Posted By Buford
I've given up on analog thermos, I can never get...

I've given up on analog thermos, I can never get one that reads quite right. I've switched to a digital with changable probes so I can leave long wire probes in my HLT and my mash tun threaded...
Forum: General Techniques 11-04-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By Buford
I don't bother covering, and you really shouldn't...

I don't bother covering, and you really shouldn't at least until the wort is below 140 degrees. DMS stops being produced below that temp, and any condensation that drips back in while it's still...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,440
Posted By Buford
I used to use an 8 gallon, but had a few...

I used to use an 8 gallon, but had a few boilovers. I now use a 10 gallon, and that's about right. I do 90 min boils, and have to account for loss in the lines of my pump and cooling setup, so I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-30-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 20,158
Posted By Buford
Yeah, the ban is on flavored cigarettes. Covers...

Yeah, the ban is on flavored cigarettes. Covers clove as well, but not menthol.

Have heard that Djarum will slightly change the size and market their cloves as "cigars" to evade the ban due to...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-02-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,299
Posted By Buford
Huh, I haven't had any issues with FiOS service. ...

Huh, I haven't had any issues with FiOS service. I only have the internet service, though, I don't care about TV (if I want to see something I just find a torrent or use Netflix).

I've been doing...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-23-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,232
Posted By Buford
I have a 10 gallon I use as a boil kettle and for...

I have a 10 gallon I use as a boil kettle and for heating strike water before I transfer it to a cooler. The pot is nice, but beware that the boil screen does not play well with pellet hops. Leaf...
Forum: Introductions 07-23-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Buford
Definitely check out the JRHB. Each month's...

Definitely check out the JRHB. Each month's meeting covers a particular topic (often a beer style) and there is a segment called the "5 Minute Brewer" that quickly gives an overview of an aspect of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-23-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By Buford
I'm 31 and rarely get carded for anything around...

I'm 31 and rarely get carded for anything around home. A few months back I was in Boston and got carded for EVERYTHING, even tobacco purchases. Hell, I got carded in a convention dealer room before...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-22-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 20,158
Posted By Buford
I think I may be changing my opinion on Grov...

I think I may be changing my opinion on Grov Svart. I'm starting to like that rye-bready flavor. It's quite a bit different from the bergamot flavored types.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-10-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 20,158
Posted By Buford
I got my Northerner order in a couple days ago. ...

I got my Northerner order in a couple days ago. Thus far here's my impressions - all are portion except General Loose:

General Original Portion: Just salty enough, good bergamot quality to it,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-01-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 20,158
Posted By Buford
There is a side benefit to oral health with...

There is a side benefit to oral health with higher pH as well, as it helps neutralize the acids that attack teeth. Also, snus contains little sugar (only what is in the tobacco itself) so there's...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-29-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,679
Posted By Buford
Doc Hammer (co-creator of The Venture Bros.) has...

Doc Hammer (co-creator of The Venture Bros.) has that, and it affects part of his scalp leading to a permanent non-pigmented white streak in his hair. At least in his case, it looks kinda cool.
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-29-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 20,158
Posted By Buford
Snus is actually alkaline - it contains sodium...

Snus is actually alkaline - it contains sodium carbonate.
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-23-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 20,158
Posted By Buford
Found out a local place carries General. I...

Found out a local place carries General. I picked up a can of Original Portion and the Wintergreen White Portion (I asked for the plain White, but I didn't notice until I loked at the can later that...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-04-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Buford
I'm thinking that it likely was a straight-up...

I'm thinking that it likely was a straight-up suicide, as he had stated in interviews that he had considered jumping off a building or shooting himself before. Not out of depression, but out of...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-21-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By Buford
It's pretty easy if you have everything you need...

It's pretty easy if you have everything you need on hand. It took me part of an afternoon to get it all together.
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-20-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 20,158
Posted By Buford
I've never tried "real" snus before, but being as...

I've never tried "real" snus before, but being as I already go through several pinches of Grizzly and/or Kodiak a day at work I thought I'd give the Camel Snus a go. I picked up a can of the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-19-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,783
Posted By Buford
Damn. Just damn. My worst kegging accident...

Damn. Just damn. My worst kegging accident involved a stuck liquid-out poppet due to a little piece of coriander in a pseudo-wit (so I had a beer geyser), but I was quick enough to shove a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-18-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,241
Posted By Buford
I avoided brewing this past weekend due to the...

I avoided brewing this past weekend due to the ants swarming in the kitchen. I put out the homemade boric acid sugar baits around mid-week, and as of yesterday the ants were gone.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,647
Posted By Buford
It was brought up earier in the thread that any...

It was brought up earier in the thread that any business open to the public should be considered "public" (regardless of private ownership) for the purposes of things like this. Banning smoking in...
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