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  1. Yuri_Rage

    Dallas Beerfest

    It’s been a while since I posted on HBT, but I’m at the Dallas Beerfest at Fair Park as I type this. Lemme know if you’re around, and we’ll snag a beer. Will check thread every so often until I’m too drunk to stay!
  2. Yuri_Rage

    Wood Spar Warmer - Critique!

    In case anyone actually cares, I stumbled upon a case of this nearly 12 year old beer during a recent move. I tried one. It’s almost good! So if you use spruce extract, just wait 12 years and then you might be rewarded with a beer you can be proud to have not dumped maybe.
  3. Yuri_Rage

    Can I stop shanking myself?

    According to this page, you'd need 3 1/8" shanks to successfully pass through 2x material. http://www.kegconnection.com/shanks-all-sizes-choose-your-size/
  4. Yuri_Rage

    Tinning a steel screw?

    Silver solder will work better for you. You'll likely need a hotter torch than straight propane or MAPP, though.
  5. Yuri_Rage

    5.2

    Why not just make 5.2 the top number and make 5.2 louder? These go to 11.
  6. Yuri_Rage

    5.2

    I used it for a while. I saw no appreciable difference when I stopped. I vote snake oil.
  7. Yuri_Rage

    All Things Asian To Brew With

    I've been meaning to incorporate a heavy ginger note in a light ale for years now and still haven't. Thai basil could also be interesting, but I think you could easily overdo it.
  8. Yuri_Rage

    Brewing with friends

    I enjoy making brew days a social event. I forewarn potential "helpers" of the lack of excitement and likelihood that they'll be helping with the equivalent of "doing the dishes." I also make sure there's plenty of beer and food.
  9. Yuri_Rage

    New WiFi Router - Giant improvement (eg., range)

    I had similar wifi woes and very recently upgraded to a business class access point. I looked into the Ubiquiti series but ultimately settled on the Xclaim Xi-3. Setup was slightly troublesome, as they rapidly roll out firmware updates that don't play well with the online, strangely...
  10. Yuri_Rage

    5500w element taking a long time to heat

    Are you sure the controller is supplying 220VAC to the element? 120VAC at the element would really cramp your style. If the wiring is correct, then your controller is somehow at fault, and I'm not familiar with the Brew Boss.
  11. Yuri_Rage

    Using a glove as an airlock?

    A glove is fine. You can put a tiny hole in it to vent. That'll hold you over until you get the proper stopper. While I might get some flak from the sanitation police, I'll offer that a piece of aluminum foil is just as good for the first few days.
  12. Yuri_Rage

    Pet peeves.

    Pet peeve threads.
  13. Yuri_Rage

    Soo noob I don't get all the lingo

    @thatjonguy did such a good job answering, I figured this should be a sticky thread. As such, I cleaned up the off topic banter (which was harmless other than cluttering the thread). Thanks for the great reply!
  14. Yuri_Rage

    obssesion with hopstands...

    The technical forums need to remain on topic and should be friendly.
  15. Yuri_Rage

    Do you sparge or dunk?

    @joshesmusica, STOP "continuing the off topic" conversation. You were rude, and now you're simply forcing a line of discussion well outside the topic at hand. Last warning before your access to this site is (at least temporarily) limited.
  16. Yuri_Rage

    Huskless Black Malt?

    I love the stuff. I order the #2 by the 10 lb bag. It's the key ingredient in a super smooth milk stout that I make. I treat it no differently than roasted barley in the mash, but the flavor profile is much cleaner/softer.
  17. Yuri_Rage

    Huskless Black Malt?

    Dehusked Carafa is the malt you seek. Weyermann makes it.
  18. Yuri_Rage

    What are you drinking now?

    Consider that problem solved. I do find the air of exclusivity in your comment a bit off putting, however.
  19. Yuri_Rage

    What are you drinking now?

    I'm talking specifically about this thread. If the latter is the case, report the post(s).
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