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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By cowain
I was carrying about 6 gallons of hot wort that...

I was carrying about 6 gallons of hot wort that had just finished boiling and I happened to slip as I was walking up the stairs. Of course, my only concern was not dropping the day's work, so I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-26-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,372
Posted By cowain
I just wrote my law review article on arbitration...

I just wrote my law review article on arbitration (obviously not the same as homebrewing) but preemption of state law by federal law was a big deal in the note. Virtually all state arbitration laws...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2006, 07:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,372
Posted By cowain
Practice a little civil disobedience - don't obey...

Practice a little civil disobedience - don't obey it and hope they catch you doing so. Then challenge the law (preempted by Fed. homebrewing law).
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-20-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By cowain
reioutlet.com and mgear.com also have good deals.

reioutlet.com and mgear.com also have good deals.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-12-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By cowain
Just go to your local guitar store and ask them...

Just go to your local guitar store and ask them for some medium gauge electric strings and let them pick something out for you. It should work fine.

Lighter gauge are better for more lead guitar...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-06-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By cowain
Maybe that's why I get along better with ball...

Maybe that's why I get along better with ball locks.:mug:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-05-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By cowain
Get balls. he he.

Get balls. he he.
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-28-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,447
Posted By cowain
Yeah, that dive in the box was pretty...

Yeah, that dive in the box was pretty spectacular. However, the idiot aussie shouldn't have slid - he had help behind and had completely cut off the attacker's angle AND they were playing with a man...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-22-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,447
Posted By cowain
That game was truly embarassing. Bruce Arena is...

That game was truly embarassing. Bruce Arena is an idiot and better not be the coach next time around. What kind of a moron comes out in a 4-5-1 in a must win game against a team that has lost its...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-19-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By cowain
when you adjusted the pressures, did you purge...

when you adjusted the pressures, did you purge the keg? (pull the little metal thing at the top?)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-19-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By cowain
The answer is yes. Whether or not the wine...

The answer is yes. Whether or not the wine bottles will hold up depends on the volumes of CO2 you put in the beer. I have a big belgian (4 vols CO2) in champagne bottles with corks right now. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-19-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By cowain
I experimented with some hopless beer in college....

I experimented with some hopless beer in college. It was called Schlitz and Colt 45.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-19-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,640
Posted By cowain
I'm so confused right now.

I'm so confused right now.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,132
Posted By cowain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preemption_(law) ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preemption_(law)

is a pretty decent reference. Preemption is a fairly complicated legal field, but its concepts aren't that difficult to understand generally. You...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-13-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,447
Posted By cowain
I can only hope that the US's performance was a...

I can only hope that the US's performance was a fluke and the real team will show up for the games against Italy and Ghana. The only upside is that only one of the goals (the last one) was earned -...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2006, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,132
Posted By cowain
The states still friggin amaze me. I checked...

The states still friggin amaze me. I checked Utah's beer law (just for fun, because I knew the crazy mormons would have a more stringent beer law) and sure enough, they have attempted to withdraw...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-08-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By cowain
Have you given the starter some good swirlings? ...

Have you given the starter some good swirlings? I had a similar situation here in AR in the middle of the summer last year. It took a good amount of time to get any activity and I had to swirl the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-07-2006, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By cowain
I don't know that an IPA could be done with only...

I don't know that an IPA could be done with only one variety of grain. I'd be interested to see a recipe that only calls for one variety.

For me, I like hops as much as the next person, but what...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-07-2006, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By cowain
My advice - find an experienced brewer and have...

My advice - find an experienced brewer and have that person be your partner. You take care of the food, they will take care of the beer. I plan on opening my own brewpub in 5 years or so and will...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-05-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,348
Posted By cowain
Yikes, I forgot about this thread. I have the...

Yikes, I forgot about this thread. I have the exact same setup as David_42. It is pretty good. Probably the best part is the ease of getting different filters for it (1 micron for most, 10 micron...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-02-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By cowain
I just used some stored yeast (washed) that had...

I just used some stored yeast (washed) that had been in the fridge for about 3 months. Starter started just fine, so I'd say it's likely that yours is fine, too.
Forum: General Techniques 06-02-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By cowain
Yeah, I'd say your bigger concern would be that...

Yeah, I'd say your bigger concern would be that the filter may have taken away nutrients necessary for the yeasties.
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-26-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By cowain
Sounds like you have spyware. Try Spybot Search...

Sounds like you have spyware. Try Spybot Search and Destroy.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,348
Posted By cowain
I filter. I think it is worth it because I like...

I filter. I think it is worth it because I like the clarity I get in the pilsners, IPAs, etc. (beers where you can see it). It makes it seem more professional and people are more apt to drink and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By cowain
Well, I was going to say that they don't tell you...

Well, I was going to say that they don't tell you how much grain comes in the all grain kits because they don't want to give away the recipes, but now that I think about it, that kind of sucks. In...
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