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Old 10-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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While getting ready for Hurricane Sandy; I had a sudden thought :
My bottling bucket w/spigot is an *excellent* container for potable water!
Who would have thought that my new home brewing hobby equipment would have survival uses as well!


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Old 10-28-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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And after the hurricanopolypse you can trade home brew for those indispensable medical supplies!

Seriously though, best of luck and I hope it misses you.


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Old 10-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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And after the hurricanopolypse you can trade home brew for those indispensable medical supplies!

Seriously though, best of luck and I hope it misses you.
I live just outside of Philadelphia, so it's going to hit us; I just don't know how bad it will be. And thank you for your well wishes.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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If worse comes to worse, your propane burners can be used to boil water to make it potable. In a pinch, you could cook and eat the grains, though they taste better as beer. And plus for survival there should be plenty of homebrew stocked up to keep you alive and entertained.

Throw a party, get hurricained in, and enjoy yourself.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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iodine / bleach (small amounts obviously) can sanitize water as well.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #6
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If worse comes to worse, your propane burners can be used to boil water to make it potable. In a pinch, you could cook and eat the grains, though they taste better as beer. And plus for survival there should be plenty of homebrew stocked up to keep you alive and entertained.

Throw a party, get hurricained in, and enjoy yourself.
Talk about doom & gloom! I have been through a lot of stuff in my years on this planet, and survived everything it has thrown at me so far. I am concerned, and aware of the dangers, but I don't panic...
I was going to say 'Relax, don't worry, and have another home brew' but I don't feel that would be appropriate in preparation -mode.
AFTER this I will for dang sure. ;-)
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20 gallon RO tank in the garage, 200 pounds of grain in the basement. I'm all set. I'll be having a homebrew and awaiting stormageddon... But just in case we all live, I have some coffee stout to cold crash.
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I usually just get some canned food, fill the tub with water before the storm hits for later use if needed, get batteries for my flash lights, and then stockpile a ton if beer. Hurricane parties are awesome.
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Bad part is,this one's a noreaster with a huricane in the center. Think perfect storm here. It's so huge,by tomorrow we'll likely be feeling the outer edges of the storm here in northeast Ohio. The weather map showed the center around DFH,& the edge past the middle of PA by 6am tomorrow as it steers inland.
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RO reservoir is key! Carboys full of water & kegs'o ale


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