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Postby yeastmeister » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:59 pm

budrockdiesel wrote:I can donate one of my carboys if needed. Let me know.


Yep, that would help out. Anyone else?
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Postby aleguy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:04 pm

I would like to, but mine will all be full if my brewing goes according to plan. Most of them are full of mead and wine, leaving only one currently open, and I intend to fill it up with beer next week.
Besides, I have a strict policy of only using carboys for secondaries. It's just too hard to clean all the trub from the primary out of them.
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Postby yeastmeister » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:08 pm

Oxyclean. Fill with water, add a scoop, ignore it for 2 days. Rinse. Cleaning can't get easier.....
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Postby thebuddrik » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:11 pm

I have a bucket and a carboy. I know u wanted two glass carboys but I only have 1 open. I am actually ready to bottle what I have in my other one but I can’t get to it till before the brew.
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Postby triple-oh_six » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:09 pm

I've got an empty carboy to spare for a little while.
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Postby yeastmeister » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:08 am

Cool, sounds like we have everything falling into place. You guys have fun tonight. Looks like we will have an awesome day tomorrow. Weather looks nice, and the airshow should provide some overhead entertainment. All the water is made, the grain is measured, and things are packed in my truck. I'm bringing 5 gals of my pumpkin to a party tonight. No worries however, it was a 10 gallon batch, so I still have 5 to bring tomorrow.
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Postby aleguy » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:42 pm

It looks like I'll be spending the evening hiding from the local kids who will be seeking to extort candy from every adult in sight.
I wouldn't want to contribute to the obesity epidemic.
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Postby yeastmeister » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:47 pm

Hand out toothbrushes....guaranteed they won't come to your house next year....
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Postby thebuddrik » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:33 pm

and how many rolls of toilet paper did u have in your trees the next day?
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Postby aleguy » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:55 pm

none. Turns out trick-or-treating was banned this year by my local authority. Not a single kid braved the ban in my neighborhood.
Back to matters zymurgical, I can donate four cases of longnecks if needed for bottling what we brewed today. I can also bring my bench capper, bottling bucket and bottle filler. That leaves us needing sanitizer, bottle caps and priming sugar as well as a small stove to boil the priming sugar on. I have a backpacking stove that will do in a pinch. just let me know.
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Postby yeastmeister » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:39 am

aleguy wrote:none. Turns out trick-or-treating was banned this year by my local authority.


Huh? First I heard of that.... A few places moved the days around due to football conflicts. Full list can be found here:
http://www.katc.com/Global/story.asp?s=9215955

I'd love to hear more if it was actually Banned.

Otherwise, A huge thanks to everyone who came and participated. I think we had a decent showing, talked to lots of people, and generally things went off without a hitch. When I checked last night at Marcellos, both brews were percolating just fine, the all grain batch has more trub on the bottom than the extract batch, but thats to be expected. I think the all grain batch is actually going to be a little lighter in color than the extract kit. Time will tell.

We will bottle these kits, and keep them at marcellos to entice people with homebrew. I'm certain if aleguy donates the bottles, marcellos will donate the caps and the priming sugar. I'll bring the sanitizer, bottle tree, and such. In a couple of weeks, I'll send out another message asking for volunteers for that. Not that bottling 10 gallons is a problem, but extra hands help.
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Postby aleguy » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:43 pm

Yeah, I've always bottled alone, so I have a hard time figuring out how more hands could help instead of getting in the way, but I'm looking forward to finding out.
As to Halloween trick-or-treating, I live in a trailer park and the management is run by leftovers from Mussolini's Black Shirts. I believe they banned the practice in the park, though I'm not a hundred percent certain. They have already banned roller skates, skateboards, scooters and motorcycles as well as trampolines, drinking and hot tubs, etc. etc. It would be easier if they would simply post a list of allowed activities. "Anything not expressly allowed is prohibited. . . "
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Postby alms66 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:08 pm

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the brewing event with my head being swollen to the size of a pumpkin and all - it's very difficult to drive that way. :lol:
I hope to be there for the bottling event though, as I should be all healed up from the surgery (surgical removal of all 4 wisdom teeth) by then. I am also very interested in doing a side-by-side taste comparison of the two brews. It might finally push me to spend the money on going all-grain.
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Postby GuitarLord5000 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:02 pm

alms66 wrote:It might finally push me to spend the money on going all-grain.


This is a bit off topic, but if money is the inhibiting factor for going all grain, you might want to check this out:
http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/forum/ ... &sk=t&sd=a

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Postby thebuddrik » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:40 pm

after watching the AG batch I plan on going all grain soon! the only thing that you really need is the ice chest, bulkhead, ball valve, and some type of screen or braided stainless. Most everyone has an ice chest and the rest of the stuff is easy to come by.
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