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Old 09-14-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Hurricane Ike

It is sure good to know that my homebrew hobby has a "life-saving" benefit during trying times like the Hurricane Ike that hit our area yesterday. Houston is under a "boil advisory" for the drinking water due to the collapse of the electric system that made water pressure drop.

Boy o boy am I glad I just bottled 5 gallons of Pilsner Urquell clone from Midwest last weekend. Yea, I know, it is still a little green. However, it sure beats tap water when you need to "re-hydrate"!

Here's my recommendation for anyone facing a hurricane season - lay in a goodly supply of good drinkable homebrew - the style of your choice. Plan for at least 2 pts. per person per day. Also, if you can manage, keep ice on hand to cool you homebrew and other essentials.

It sure helps to pass the time.

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Old 09-14-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Always good to be prepared. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't alcohol De-hydrate? Anyway, at least you have a nice big pot to boil in when under a boil advisory, and some good homebrew stashed away!
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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2 pints per day, it's a hurricane, you need more than that
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