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Forum: General Chit Chat 05-26-2014, 06:23 PM
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201890 Zeus, an explosive-sniffing lab mix that...

201890
Zeus, an explosive-sniffing lab mix that will love you forever if you scratch his butt.


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Forum: General Chit Chat 05-24-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,171
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If you LOVE your job...

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More Fleet Week. Today we took the helos to Curtis High in Staten Island. The HSC-5 guys make this really easy. Superb dudes.

Go get a #SelfieWithaSailor if you are in NYC.


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Forum: General Chit Chat 05-22-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,171
Posted By HornetSparky
Those tour guys flying single seat with a full...

Those tour guys flying single seat with a full load of random tourons in the hornets' nest that is the New York SFRA have a pretty neat job. They all looked 17, but that's because I'm old. It must...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 04:32 PM
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Seriously. What's one 15 A fuse among officers? ...

Seriously. What's one 15 A fuse among officers?


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Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 04:28 PM
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Truly a Hornet driver The electrical issues...

Truly a Hornet driver

The electrical issues were in my stateroom. Apparently the ship's engineer did not like my DIY project in the stateroom.

There's a fine line between fame and infamy…

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Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 04:18 PM
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Views: 97,911
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200732 Met Bosco in the wee hours of this...

200732
Met Bosco in the wee hours of this morning. He is a 10 year old US Navy Malinoit that has done deployments to Afghanisan, Iraq and other similar locations. He is still going strong at ten and...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 01:49 PM
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Views: 20,171
Posted By HornetSparky
200718200719 Interesting week; I'm coordinating...

200718200719
Interesting week; I'm coordinating the aviation events for Fleet Week NY. These were taken by helicopters flying passengers from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport to the USS OAK HILL. OAK...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-15-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By HornetSparky
I've geeked a bit on marking mine. I measured...

I've geeked a bit on marking mine. I measured with 1/2-gallons of water to about 7 gallons and clipped a ridge of doubled-over duct tape at the waterline each time. I transferred those clip-marks to...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-24-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,171
Posted By HornetSparky
I think what you found is all the USN has...

I think what you found is all the USN has released to the public. On the good side, the pilot can now walk and is otherwise mostly recovered from what were serious orthopedic injuries. He isn't...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-24-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,171
Posted By HornetSparky
Sorry; F/A-18E has but one seat. Also, realized...

Sorry; F/A-18E has but one seat. Also, realized after I hit reply that AG 103 is on the bottom of the Atlantic since January. Most unfortunate.


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Forum: General Chit Chat 04-23-2014, 11:55 AM
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I've flown that jet! May well fly it next week...

I've flown that jet! May well fly it next week as well. Love the Super Hornet.



Sparky
Making beer and hard cider in Southern Virginia since 2011.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-01-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By HornetSparky
Took a 9V 800ma dc power supply and soldered...

Took a 9V 800ma dc power supply and soldered small alligator clips to it this weekend to try this out. Worked pretty well, if somewhat slowly. I was practicing on the cutout portion of my keggle...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-24-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 105,144
Posted By HornetSparky
How to add permanent volume markings to a kettle (illustrated)

Stop marking your kettle and seek immediate spousal attention if you experience an erection lasting more than four hours. Do not mark your kettle while drinking alcohol to excess, as you may...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-03-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 930
Posted By HornetSparky
I too enjoy Alton Brown. The best part of Alton's...

I too enjoy Alton Brown. The best part of Alton's approach is that he addresses why a particular technique works in addition to how to execute. Teach a man to fish . . .


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Making beer and...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-28-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 930
Posted By HornetSparky
I grew up watching the frugal gourmet with my...

I grew up watching the frugal gourmet with my father. Loved it. Supremely sad that he had such a horrible side.


Sparky
Making beer and hard cider in Southern Virginia since 2011.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By HornetSparky
Minor point, but if think Jaimez's point was that...

Minor point, but if think Jaimez's point was that even one slot in the top will slightly reduce the amount of wort you can siphon out of the tun. Once the top of the liquid gets down to the highest...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-20-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 370
Posted By HornetSparky
Thank a moderator today!

Reply with a "Thank you!" if you appreciate the sevenish people that devote their time to making this forum all that it is. They hear from those with complaints--which is what they signed up...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-17-2014, 03:15 AM
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Views: 97,911
Posted By HornetSparky
179990 Otis in a foot of snow. A kind of...

179990

Otis in a foot of snow. A kind of happiness just not seen in self-conscious animals like ourselves.

Rescued him and gained a fabulous member of the family. I strongly encourage looking...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By HornetSparky
Fridge for kegs

I have yet to build my kegerator (it's on my brewery roadmap, though), but I think the question you ask depends on what design kegerator you desire. If you look around this forum you will find...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,171
Posted By HornetSparky
179563 Refueling post-flight. Took the flight...

179563
Refueling post-flight. Took the flight doc (in the back seat) on a low level training route through SE WV.


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Forum: General Chit Chat 02-10-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,171
Posted By HornetSparky
178412 On cruise, there is a moral...

178412

On cruise, there is a moral obligation to grow a disgusting stache.

Also, in accordance with NATOPS I immediately put my mask back on after getting a drink of water.


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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-02-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By HornetSparky
In the midst of making my keggle right now from a...

In the midst of making my keggle right now from a 1/2 bbl stainless keg. Cut the top with an angle grinder and putting the valve in. Not particularly challenging but interesting.


Making beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By HornetSparky
For those who have never tried SKEETER PEE

Another option is to pasteurize the bottles once they have carbonated to your liking. There is a sticky in the cider forum called "easy stove top pasteurization" that describes it well. Be careful of...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-12-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By HornetSparky
Hard Apple Lemonade?

For a five gallon batch I would think that would be sweet but very tasty. Obviously it depends how sweet you like your beverages, but I use two 12 oz cans of concentrate to sweeten 5 gallons of...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By HornetSparky
After writing this, I figured I'd save a few...

After writing this, I figured I'd save a few cents and try cider with less yeast nutrient. I used the same "<.1% potassium sorbate" cider that I used in the past. The previous three batches with K...
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