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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-14-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By boscobeans
If Kodak was the last to use them I'd be pretty...

If Kodak was the last to use them I'd be pretty sure they would be pretty clean. ( PRETTY SURE ? ).. Look for pitting or caked on gunk.

This is a link to MSDS info for all the Kodak chemicals...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-17-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By boscobeans
I sold Cutco back in 1969. It helped put me...

I sold Cutco back in 1969. It helped put me through college..
Great knives. I still remember some of the sales pitch. Good ole Mary (the generic name we used).

bosco
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-12-2014, 01:40 AM
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Posted By boscobeans
Dangerous Money

Dangerous Money
Forum: Liquor 02-10-2014, 02:31 AM
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Demerara El Dorado 21 Year Old Special .. ...

Demerara El Dorado 21 Year Old Special ..

Picked up a few bottles about six years ago in the Caribbean. Still have a little left in one of them. Very unique.

bosco
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-09-2014, 09:05 PM
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When Worlds Collide bosco

When Worlds Collide

bosco
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2014, 08:54 PM
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Views: 312
Posted By boscobeans
I have the new one and use it the most. If I...

I have the new one and use it the most. If I want to get another brew going while it's full I go to the buckets.
Huge volume, no need for airlock, no blow offs and a handy spigot for samples or...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 82
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Posted By boscobeans
Exactly how I feel.. bosco

Exactly how I feel..

bosco
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2014, 01:37 PM
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Views: 1,456
Posted By boscobeans
Since I don't use any bottles that weren't in my...

Since I don't use any bottles that weren't in my pipeline and I rinse each very carefully once I pour I don't do the PBW. If I do need to use bottles not from the pipeline I would do the same as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By boscobeans
Could be you are pushing your fermenting time a...

Could be you are pushing your fermenting time a little, or the yeast you are using may not be a strong flocutater (sp). I let my ales ferment out for about 3 weeks and the trub layer is compact and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By boscobeans
Put it in a tub filled with snow, a little water...

Put it in a tub filled with snow, a little water an a few pounds of salt. This will go way below freezing temp (like in an ice cream churn) and the time will be greatly reduced if you keep the wort...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By boscobeans
Good post.. It only take a second to look...

Good post..
It only take a second to look inside each bottle. Even store bought bottles could have creepy crawly web in the corner somewhere.

The final step before bottling is always (at least...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By boscobeans
Developing a palate or taste for beers is a...

Developing a palate or taste for beers is a process that is very individual and learned by trial and error over a period of time.

Once you have learned what types or styles of beer you prefer then...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-05-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 369
Posted By boscobeans
It's great. You can get almost every leaf off...

It's great. You can get almost every leaf off the cabbage unlike when I did it by boiling. Now I can make a bunch of golumbki or golubtsy or whatever you want to call them at a moments notice...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-05-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By boscobeans
Ghost Breakers bosco

Ghost Breakers

bosco
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-05-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 369
Posted By boscobeans
I always have a well cored out head of cabbage or...

I always have a well cored out head of cabbage or two (wrapped tightly in Saran wrap) in the deep freeze.

Take it out and plunk in a pot of hot water to thaw.

EVERY leaf comes off perfectly,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-02-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By boscobeans
Nice idea, however I would have a little worry as...

Nice idea, however I would have a little worry as to the bottle's ability to stand up to the pressure of your beer. Probably??? fine if used as a growler, where a lot of initial pressure is relieved...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-02-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By boscobeans
See Tip #4 If you let the beer ferment for a...

See Tip #4 If you let the beer ferment for a week after the specific gravity has stabilized you will have a very clear beer to put into your bottles. THE INSTRUCTIONS always tend to rush you into...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-02-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By boscobeans
Now that we know what you are making there are a...

Now that we know what you are making there are a few tips I can offer.
I've made my share of all liquid extract Cooper's kits and they make a pretty good beer if you ignore some of the instructions....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-01-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By boscobeans
Look in the yellow pages for a plumbing supply...

Look in the yellow pages for a plumbing supply house. I get any length I want and at a price well below Lowes or Home Depot.

bosco
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-01-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 311
Posted By boscobeans
Like Psycotte I live in a deposit State and when...

Like Psycotte I live in a deposit State and when I need a few cases of bottles due to give aways I head to my distributor. I get all I need for $1.20 a case and all are in sixpacks, cased and sorted...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 01-31-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By boscobeans
Smoked eels in olive oil. bosco

Smoked eels in olive oil.

bosco
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 01-31-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 369
Posted By boscobeans
Put a layer of it in the bottom of the pan when...

Put a layer of it in the bottom of the pan when you make stuffed cabbage. It adds some tang and keeps the cabbage rolls from sticking.

Fry it with some butter, and a bay leaf or two (takes a while...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-31-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 133
Posted By boscobeans
From my experience, back when we got a little...

From my experience, back when we got a little cardboard box with a couple of nibs, a wooden pen that held them, a pencil and a ruler, as our grade school supplies, I'm glad they invented the ball...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-31-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 822
Posted By boscobeans
Most STILL WATER or SPRING WATER or most...

Most STILL WATER or SPRING WATER or most un-carbonated water like Mountain Spring, Dasani and others are packaged in bottles that are NOT meant to hold pressure and can explode. Soda (POP) bottles...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-31-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By boscobeans
Two Can Kit ?? Be a little more specific. ...

Two Can Kit ??

Be a little more specific. Is it a kit like a Cooper's all liquid malt kit with hop flavors in the can? Is there a boil involved or just heating water, mixing in the cans then...
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