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    Collecting Culture from My Cats

    For your next project you can culture Deez! :mug: This is your future. I know this has nothing to do with huffing cat piss, but for the life of me I couldn't get this image out of my head. Thank you for ensuring no more work will get done today.
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    Swimmers in Secondary

    You beat me to it. :ban:
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    I Quit Smoking

    Good for you man. I used to dip very regularly, and now I'm so glad I quit. I found something that helped at this stage was to avoid anything that led to a habitual dip afterwards. Sometimes it was as easy as changing my physical location to avoid it, other times I had to actively tell someone...
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    HELP! My landlord is a home-brew hater

    Tell that nosey _____ to educate herself, and watch the documentary called "Breaking Bad." Ignorant wanker. I would also shake someone's hand if they were ostentatious enough to make a big enough batch of meth that warranted a 15 gallon pot in the drive way.
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    HELP! My landlord is a home-brew hater

    All excellent points made here. I'd approach it tactfully. First, set up a time to discuss it with her via in person or over the phone. Email/Voicemails leave one sided mentalities and seldom result in open-minded conversations. Second, approach the conversation with the intent of splitting...
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    Found a bucket after 2 years

    I think this is one of the things that makes homebrewing addictive and obsessive. This beer is practically impossible to replicate. There are so many unique characteristics that it warrants almost a "special event" to even open a bottle. No matter what you do, when it's gone it's gone, and...
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    Found a bucket after 2 years

    2 Things. 1) You posted this gem clearly for encouragement to try it. So suck it up, because posting it here of all places is like making a bet and not following through with it. 2) Since it was in a bucket this long it's probably oxidized to high hell. However, you won't know until you...
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    Bizarre Hydrometer OG Reading

    I hear yah in regards to temp correction. I did the correction and it came out at 1.017 I think from what I remember. Still way off. I mean you are right, hot temps = low readings, but still way more skewed than they should be. Edit - You know the more I've thought about it, maybe my...
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    Bizarre Hydrometer OG Reading

    I brewed an English Mild today, and during the process I checked my Pre-Boil OG on my hydrometer just to see how the mash went. Well I was shocked to get a reading of 1.008. I can't make heads or tails of it. I even tasted the grains, as I usually do, after sparging and if there's any sweetness...
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    Got evicted because of brewing

    With some high end ingredients and an already installed "brew kettle" you'll be able to make some righteous prison hooch...:ban:
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    Winter Wheat Recipe Design Input Please

    I've been kicking around the idea of developing a winter wheat for Christmas. Well after trying Bell's Winter White Ale last weekend, I've decided I definitely need to pursue this. I've started with Campfire Brewing's Winter Wheat recipe as a base. The recipe calls for Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove...
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    Midwest Beer Officianados Beer Recommendations

    No she's not going any further than a few local liquor stores that have decent beer selections. I'd be a terrible son if I asked her to drive 3+ hours each way just to get me a few beers. I'll tell her to keep an eye out for them though if they hit store shelves before Christmas. Bells is...
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    Midwest Beer Officianados Beer Recommendations

    My parents will be coming down from Indiana spending Christmas with my wife and I in Georgia. It's been 5 years since I last lived in Indy. My mom, being the saint that she is, will be bringing me a treasure trove of beers from the Midwest that don't make their way to GA. My question to you...