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  1. Medo

    Got a couple of 3rd place medals in the mail today....

    from the ET Barnette Homebrew Competition held up here in Fairbanks. I took 3rd in the fruit beer, and 3rd in the porter. Got alot of schwagg including tshirts, mag subscriptions, glasses, coasters, hops, grains, etc. But, alas, they had run out of the medals. I plumb forgot all about it until...
  2. Medo

    Took a couple of 3rd Place finishes in this years homebrew competition

    Ahoy hoy, Well, I entered 4 beers, and the 2 that I make for others and personally do not care for came in third in ET Barnette Homebrew Competition up here in Fairbanks. I have a blonde wheat turned red with hibiscus flowers that took 3rd in the herbal beer, and my standard british porter...
  3. Medo

    10,000 yr old glacier ice for my water source in the next batch.....

    Ahoy hoy, Well my mother is up from the states visiting, so I broke down and took her and the family down to Valdez, Alaska for a night. While I was down there, we stopped at the Worthington Glacier north of the pass, and, with pick axe in one hand, and a coleman extreme in the other, I hiked...
  4. Medo

    Difference in diameter of single handled cornys vs dual handle

    Ahoy hoy, Im at work, and was asked this question. Im pretty sure that my single handled cornys are a bit smaller diameter then the standard dual handle. If anyone out there has both, and can easily compare them, I would sure appreciate it. Ill watch for replys. Thanks in advance for any help...
  5. Medo

    Time for Medo's 2nd Annual Birch Sap Beer Brewing

    Ahoy hoy, Well, breakup up here in interior Alaska is running a bit behind, and the birch trees, which i tapped a couple weeks ago, just started bearing their sweet nectar on friday. ill have the 10 gallons ill need for the brew in no time( I do 2qts per lb). This year, I have decided to brew...
  6. Medo

    Does the regulator screw have to be in the horizontal position?

    Or, Can i have it facing up at me, vertical, along with the gauge faces, so i can look straight down and read the gauges and adjust the screw? I know this is a weird one, but I have a situation where it would behoove me to have the gauge faces looking up, and the regulator ajuster screw...
  7. Medo

    Todays my Birthday; Doin a 10 gallon batch and looking for toasts

    Ahoy hoy, And happy birthday to me! Im 39 again, for the 10th time. Thank you Jack Benny! I would request that every member of this forum go out of his or her way to make sure they drink at least one beer today so as to be able to toast my birthday. I get toasts, you all get a sure beer. I...
  8. Medo

    How to Order a Beer in Fifty Languages, and say it in 70

    Ahoy hoy, In my ongoing effort to help folks enjoy beer any and everywhere they go, I give to you today a couple of page links, one is for how to order beer in fifty languages, the other is how to say beer in 70 languages. How to Order a Beer in 50 Languages Beer in 78 languages FYI
  9. Medo

    Interested in how much heat a fully fermenting primary produces?

    Ahoy hoy, Being that im in Alaska, in the winter the cross I bear is keeping my primarys at about 68F or so. I control the temp very scientifically. To be precise, the colder it is, the higher I sit the carboy off the floor. :D Usually, at this time of year, I have the milkcrate the carboy is...
  10. Medo

    Is there a dishwasher repairman out there?

    Ahoy hoy, For the last week my kenmore dishwasher, a vital part of my brewing equipment :cross: started getting loud. Last night it died so bad that it wont even light up a button, and theres water sitting in the bottom of it. Im guessing the motor burned up and took everything with it. Im...
  11. Medo

    What do you do with your extra "sample that" beers?

    Ahoy hoy, I make it a point of trying to buy at least one new beer a week, just to taste for recipe making sake, if nothing else. I have found that there are a few beers that just are not quite my forte'. Because of this, every couple of months I end up with a variety case of various beers that...
  12. Medo

    1st time Corny Kegger Starting Paraphenalia Question

    Ahoy hoy, Well Im real close to jumping into the corny pool, but before I make that order for everything I THINK I need, I should try to clarify a few things. I have nobody to visit to see one working in all its glory, so I have to quess about things, and ask on here. I guess the meat of it all...
  13. Medo

    So, what have you got set back to bust out on Thanksgiving?

    Ahoy hoy, I have a 1.1 gallon mini keg with a cascade ale in it from early sept. Do not know if its any good at all, due to an equipment malfunction i ended up losing most of the batch, and had 2.3 gallons left. I thought this is a good time to use those 2 mini kegs i got for 20 bucks with the...
  14. Medo

    Student charged with making morphine laced homebrew

    Ahoy hoy, Heres the link. FYI Santa Cruz Grad Student Sentenced for Making Morphine-Laced Beer | NBC Bay Area I bid you all a great day.
  15. Medo

    Anyone ever use an aftermarket HD canning element on their stove for boiling wort?

    Ahoy hoy, I found nothing relevant about this using the search feature, so Ill take a chance that im not being redundant. I have found that they make a replacement element for your standard electric stove top range, that is designed to be used by folks that can foods. It is 2500 watts, a 5...
  16. Medo

    I had a 67 GTO; What was your teenage musclecar?

    Ahoy hoy, Ah yes, back in Detroit in 76, I bought my 67 goat for 500 bucks. The coupe with the landeau roof, rally sports package, and hurst his/hers shifter. 325hp 400cid w/ TH400 tranny, 4:10 possy in the rear. I took it north to the one horse town my folks moved to, and it was the 3rd...
  17. Medo

    Anybody chomping at the bit for Red Alert 3?

    Ahoy hoy, Im pretty sure this is where Ive seen folks ramble about games, so.... Ive been playing Command and Conquer since the mid 90s. The Red Alert franchise was one of my favorites. RA3 comes out 11-11..(was pushed back) and Im really looking forward to full scale war. Anyone else out...
  18. Medo

    Looking for Warrior Hops....still.....

    Ahoy hoy, First off, anywhere but Austin Homebrew. I know they have them, but 40 bucks for 8 ounces, then 30 bucks to ups ground it to Alaska, is, well, NOT going to happen. Nothing personal to Austin, but they dont do USPS. There must be someone else in the United States selling Warrior other...
  19. Medo

    High temp orange "O" rings; where to buy?

    Ahoy hoy, Between my fermenator, and the weldless connections for boiling pots and such, I have a few items that use those orange hi temp o rings. Since there may be a time that I would need to replace one, and knowing I wouldnt want to have to wait a week to order one online, I am trying to...
  20. Medo

    1 Gal IPA hops tests yield unexpected results

    Ahoy hoy, Well kids, I have this need to really know hops well. I want to be able to really know what a particular hop does that another hop well, doesnt. My non scientific approach to this, was to make identical 1 gallon batches. Identical except for the hops. I started out with 3 batches, as...
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