oh holy crap! Wow, I'm touched you guys, really I am. Since I got a thread all about me
I'm going to relay a story to you that happened today. Today is my birthday, and I decided that as a gift to me, I'm going to re-start my homebrewing equipment collection. After trolling on craigslist all morning, I find a listing for some cheap glass carboys. The guy calls me, and I go over to his house to pick them up.
I got a 6.5 gallon and a 5 gallon carboy for $32.50. That's actually a good deal for such things, really. As I was leaving, he said "I have some beer making stuff if you're interested"
I stopped the van and said "I'm listening". So for an extra $5, I got an autosiphon, a malt bucket for Lets Brew, a blowoff tube, and another plastic gallon bucket.
I scored! The autosiphon alone is $15 brand new, the malt buckets are $3.50 at Lets Brew, The blowoff tube is probably about $3. oh and I got some hop bags too.
And here's the strange part: The guy was fat and old like most homebrewers are, and has a long mostly white beard. He had these blue twinkly eyes, and was WEARING ALL RED FLANNEL! I **** you not, little turds, I **** you not!
And another thing; both mapquest and google maps couldn't find his address. He didn't live out in BFE, this is in the middle of a huge subdivision. I don't think I ever got his name either....
OK, MAYBE I won't be Oliver Cromwell this year. Mostly.