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Forum: General Chit Chat 01-20-2013, 07:00 AM
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Posted By 45_70sharps
The song remains the same - Led Zeppelin

The song remains the same - Led Zeppelin
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2013, 03:32 AM
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Posted By 45_70sharps
As you start to learn the different grains, hops...

As you start to learn the different grains, hops and yeast, you will look at and evaluate beer even more differently!

It's a fun addiction.
Enjoy.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By 45_70sharps
I can see that. It could come across like you...

I can see that.
It could come across like you were asking the reff on a date.

The worse thing would be if that was how he took it and still wanted to come over.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2013, 11:03 PM
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Posted By 45_70sharps
If you've ever been at a gathering like say a...

If you've ever been at a gathering like say a barbeque where there's an assortment of good beer and seen that guy who can't stand any of it and is drinking his favorite $10 a 30 pack beer, you know...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2013, 10:49 PM
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Posted By 45_70sharps
The world's full of people and opinions. You...

The world's full of people and opinions.
You might be able to educate him or show him how good homebrew can be, or he may love the taste of hams and never see the effort of homebrew as worth the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By 45_70sharps
I would start by contacting these guys. ...

I would start by contacting these guys.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/government-affairs/statutes/wyoming

They list local stores on their website and I used the Washington...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By 45_70sharps
I can see not being interested in online. You...

I can see not being interested in online.
You should be able to find any business at least exists and what their hours are though.

My "local" store doesn't have much more than that.
They're...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,039
Posted By 45_70sharps
As you can see, I'm with you man! If you were...

As you can see, I'm with you man!
If you were within 2 1/2 hours of me like my "local" store, you would know me by name!




I can understand this since it's not actually local and the cost in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By 45_70sharps
The comment was back at another guy, but I think...

The comment was back at another guy, but I think every comment is open to rebuttal by anyone. It's a pretty open discussion.
Well you can certainly do what you want, but in the big picture, like...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By 45_70sharps
You missed the entire point. If you displace...

You missed the entire point.
If you displace local jobs, then not only is the tax from that company gone but the jobs are also.
You have people without the income to spend and your job is soon to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By 45_70sharps
One thing this thread has shown me is how lucky I...

One thing this thread has shown me is how lucky I am.
The brew store I go to might not be close, but when I'm in town their grain prices are pretty darn good.
Better than the posted online prices...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By 45_70sharps
Well I'll stick to the main reason for sparging...

Well I'll stick to the main reason for sparging and let the experts chime in with more detail.
When you mash and convert the starch to sugar, the sugar is carried with the water ( now wort ) into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,039
Posted By 45_70sharps
So... When I order the latest do dad on line, in...

So... When I order the latest do dad on line, in what way does that help my local economy?

If I order from Amazon.com and they drop ship from the factory, how many people are cut out of the loop?...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,039
Posted By 45_70sharps
Well true. The stores are run by people. Some...

Well true.
The stores are run by people. Some people do good business by being fair, some are not people you want to deal with.





As for the question that someone else posted about local...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,039
Posted By 45_70sharps
It's probably a market share thing. They...

It's probably a market share thing.
They probably sell cheaper because they sell more.
Sort of a catch 22 if too many people in an area buy online, the local stores cost more.
If they switch to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By 45_70sharps
First off, where I live I have to travel for lots...

First off, where I live I have to travel for lots of my shopping needs and that's as close as anything.

Second, It's where my sister and her family live and where my folks moved to so I take my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,039
Posted By 45_70sharps
Many many years ago, Joe used to DJ at a Seattle...

Many many years ago, Joe used to DJ at a Seattle radio station and even drove their hydroplane race boat at the yearly race on lake Washington one or two times.

Cool guy.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,039
Posted By 45_70sharps
Even though we don't agree and I feel that it's...

Even though we don't agree and I feel that it's an easy thing to save the local stores, just use them!, I think you are probably a pretty good guy.

Your name on here suggests you are a Joe Walsh...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By 45_70sharps
I try and get things through my local brew store....

I try and get things through my local brew store. I even see if they can order something that they don't have.
I'm still waiting on a mill and I'm about to give up on them though.

I buy online a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,039
Posted By 45_70sharps
What scares me is that you might be right about...

What scares me is that you might be right about this.

When it happens, the economy will begin to crumble.
Retail is a huge part of the economy and when you get rid of the jobs associated with it,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,039
Posted By 45_70sharps
I don't agree. Buying local supports your...

I don't agree.
Buying local supports your community with jobs.
Every dollar spend local makes it's rounds through the local community several times.
When that dollar is making it's rounds, it may...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,039
Posted By 45_70sharps
I kick this around. It's 2 1/2 hours to my...

I kick this around.
It's 2 1/2 hours to my "local" homebrew store so there are other factors for me.
I'm in the city where the store is one to three times a month, so if things work out on the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-18-2013, 04:44 PM
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Posted By 45_70sharps
Big eyes - Cheap Trick

Big eyes - Cheap Trick
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By 45_70sharps
I looked at the recipe and it looks like it could...

I looked at the recipe and it looks like it could be close.
I'm not good enough to say any better than that.

Have you brewed it?
If so, how close did it come out?
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-17-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By 45_70sharps
Time will also take care of it, probably. I...

Time will also take care of it, probably.
I brewed a rye, coffee, hoppy beer out of what I had around the house and it was way too bitter.

I kept giving it time and had a glass from time to time...
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