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Old 08-10-2005, 11:23 PM   #11
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anytime, happy to help.

do you primary in a glass 6.5 g carboy? if not, maybe for future brews. that way you can see when the activity is complete w/out lifting a lid on a bucket set-up (and having to jack with a hydrometer). plus it's better for the brew IMHO, but that dead horse has been kicked a million times here.......

hey, i've tasted the krausen before! :~)
6.5 gallon Carboy, and I was just telling my wife how cheap this hobby is. That's a good idea though. I do like to see what's going on in there, and I do believe I already have Krausen in the secondary, and it's bubbling like mad. Strange.
(My last hobby: Guitar playing, which is cheap. But I bought Taylor guitars on a moderate basis, which are expensive.)
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:10 AM   #12
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Ah, so next time I see the stuff, I should think: Rack later.
yea you want all that stuff to be a crust ring around the carboy similar to this:



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Guitar playing, which is cheap
there are apparently quite a few quitar players including myself here. i wouldn't call quality guitars cheap - but i would equate the enjoyability and satisfaction
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:33 AM   #13

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6.5 gallon Carboy, and I was just telling my wife how cheap this hobby is....

(My last hobby: Guitar playing, which is cheap. But I bought Taylor guitars on a moderate basis, which are expensive.)
My LHBS sells new ones for ~$23.00, so they aren't that bad. I also look for them at garage sales. Haven't found any yet, but I keep looking!

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there are apparently quite a few quitar players including myself here...
Yep, same here. Lead vocals and guitar in several bands not worth mentioning. Mostly Ricky's, but one Telecaster and a sweet, black Les Paul Custom, many moons ago. Sold it to pay for college. Okay, to pay for beer at college!

 
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Old 08-12-2005, 03:04 PM   #14
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6.5 gallon Carboy, and I was just telling my wife how cheap this hobby is.
(My last hobby: Guitar playing, which is cheap. But I bought Taylor guitars on a moderate basis, which are expensive.)
it is a cheap hobby, but can get crazy as any other! i just dropepd some coin finishing my 3 teir keg-kettle system. but compared to what it would have cost to buy from Sabco, More Beer, etc., i saved about $450-500 bucks plus i can brew up to 15g if i want to. woo-hoo!!!!

know what you mean though, my hobbies were (notice past tense!) Harley's (chopped, slammed, & fat '98 Night Train) and drums (Tama's, Gretsch). neighbors bitched about both! he,hehehe,he...it was cool........


there is a antique/junk shop in a little town near me that sells 6.5 g carboy's for $15.00, 2 for $12.50. needless to say, she move 'em PDQ.
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Old 08-12-2005, 05:00 PM   #15
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Hobbies can be expensive, my last hobby was a '79 MG Midget. $$$$ and work.
I sure do miss that car..... but like the reliability of our Nissan Z and the ruggedness/off-road ability of our Xterra.

As far as guitars go, I've got a couple acoustics. One is a plastic back Applause guitar I bought for 100 bucks back in 1985. As cheap as it is, you can beat the hell out of it, and it still stays in tune, and has very good intonation and a nice bright sound. I'm not a very good player, but nothing relieves stress like drinking a pint and playing the guitar.

The crud in the fermenter looks like good healthy yeast sediment. (It also looks like baby poo, but we won't tell any non-homebrewers about that, will we. )
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Old 08-12-2005, 05:15 PM   #16
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The crud in the fermenter looks like good healthy yeast sediment. (It also looks like baby poo, but we won't tell any non-homebrewers about that, will we. )
Well I've seen a lot of baby poo (seen a lot of big people poo too, but's that's another story), and I don't remember any looking like that. Baby food maybe
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:02 PM   #17
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OK, I'll take your word for it Pistolero... I don't have any kids, I'm just speaking from what I've seen when visiting friends who have kids. It never looks pleasant in any case. (doesn't smell good either.....)
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:08 PM   #18
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OK, I'll take your word for it Pistolero... I don't have any kids, I'm just speaking from what I've seen when visiting friends who have kids. It never looks pleasant in any case. (doesn't smell good either.....)
Well I have to say your friends shouldn't be subjecting you to their babies' poo particularly since you probably brought the home broo
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Old 08-13-2005, 12:33 AM   #19
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This thread took an interesting turn.

 
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