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Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1789
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 76.252.58.94
Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Happy Broderick Crawford Day, everybody!

What's brewing? I've got a Maple Mead in secondary, and will pick up this year's cider for an ABC next Saturday. The honey & locally made apple butter & muscovado are waiting.

In the queue for the brewery are a Rochefort 8 clone, and an ESB
 

Tex Brewer
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Username: Texbrewer

Post Number: 487
Registered: 03-2004
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Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 05:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"I'm on my way, 10-4." OK, today is 10/4, I get it. I used to watch him on Highway Patrol, which was when I first heard the term 10-4. I also remember a Mad Magazine parody where the bad guy was pulled over off the highway. Crawford could not arrest him, because his jurisdiction ended at the edge of the pavement. He said, "We'll have to call Mike Sfortz of the Soft Shoulders Squad." Good fun.

I made SSoS yesterday, but with a totally different hop bill, so I guess it's not SSoS. And it came out way stronger than anticipated because of increased efficiency and also more vigorous boiling/evap losses, so alc. is likely to be close to 9%. Bubbling furiously now and smells great (WLP023 Burton Ale yeast).
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10750
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 05:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You had me scratching my head there, Paul, until I thought about "Highway Patrol."

My Rochefort 8 clone is bottle conditioning, and the La Fin du Monde that I brewed on Tuesday is still in primary. Next up is a braggot I've been intending to brew for a while, assuming I can find a reasonable source of local honey; currently the cheapest I can find here is $6 for 1 kg (2.2 lbs). O, for the days when I lived in Iowa and knew a beekeeper who would sell 50 lbs. of honey for $40.

After that I'm thinking about a Belgian pale ale, a style I've yet to brew. I see that White Labs WLP 515, supposedly the De Koninck yeast, is available as a seasonal strain right now.
 

Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1790
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 76.252.58.94
Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 08:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just traded a local beekeeper a couple bottles of the last batch of my maple mead for a discounted price on 20 lbs of honey.

Normally he gets $35 a gallon (12 lbs), but he liked my mead so much, I got the honey for $1 a pound. Same thing for the apple butter he sold me that he gets from an Amish family.

Broderick Crawford Day is annual holiday at our house. But, then, we're a half-bubble off plumb around here.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10751
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Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 08:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By the way, Broderick Crawford was a better actor, at least in his younger days, than the cliche of the state trooper he played on TV. In 1950 he won an Oscar for All the King's Men, based on Robert Penn Warren's fictionalized novel about the rise and fall of Huey Long. Sean Penn replayed the role a few years ago, and I have to say I liked Crawford better.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1811
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 98.66.36.103
Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 11:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Done brewing til after the brew fest . . Ain't got no more room!
 

Pete Mazurowski
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Username: Pete_maz

Post Number: 390
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 67.72.98.106
Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 12:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Must be the season for Rochefort clones, I guess. I find myself with an unexpected week of vacation, so I've already knocked out an Oktoberfest and plan on doing Herman Holtrop's Rochefort 8 in the next few days.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2281
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.45.166
Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 01:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm finally back in the game. Back in 2 games, actually.

I brewed an APA Saturday morning for the first batch of the 2009-10 season. 4 brewers and a couple of hangers-on brewed 4 batches in a drenching downpour. Everyone was expected at 7:30am, so I was out there at 6:30 rigging up a makeshift shelter from blue tarps and tent poles and oars and sailboat masts. We were able to stay dry enough. Pretty rusty after the long hiatus: Forgot to add the Whirlfloc and to take an OG reading. But I'll have beer. And there is nothing like the aroma when the first charge of hops goes in after you haven't brewed in a long while. Mmmmmm.

I'm also back in the B&V game. My machine when down on Tuesday morning and I didn't have a replacement until today. I've only now managed to reinstall enough stuff to get back online. I've still got all my recipes and such on the old hard drive, now attached to the new machine in a USB enclosure. But I need to reinstall ProMash to access them. Damn computers!
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10752
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Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 01:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know what you mean about @#$%^&* computers, Paul. I put a new machine together back in May; my old one ran Windows 98 SE and was just shy of 11 years old. At least I had both machines up for a couple of weeks until I put the old one out to pasture.

One of the first installed applications on the new computer (which runs the release candidate beta of Windows 7) was ProMash. I'd heard there were problems with ProMash and the 64-bit versions of Vista and Win7, but the only thing I found was that it couldn't read the old Win 9x help file. A little hunting produced a utility to convert the file format, not that I use the help file very often, anyway.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2282
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Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 01:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the tip, Bill. I insisted that my new machine come "downgraded" to XP. But I will bump it to Win7 at some point before winter. I'm collecting stories of "gotchas" before I do.

As a consultant, I work at a lot of different sites, so I only use laptops. They get used hard and put away dirty. I expect no more that 3 years before a box needs major work or replacement. My last one went down at 2yrs, 10mos, so I figure I got my money's worth. But I will probably try replacing the motherboard so that I'll have a clanger I can take out to the brewhouse. As it stands now, I either have to bring my work box out to the garage on brewday, risking a soaking or worse, or run inside if I want to check something.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10754
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Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 02:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My wife has an older (about 4 years) laptop she uses to work from home occasionally. It runs Win XP, and I installed ProMash on it so I could have a computer handy when brewing. I keep the data files in a shared folder on my own computer that I can access from anywhere on our home network. I've used the wireless laptop all over the place, including the garage and the backyard. ProMash may be old, but it makes minimal demands on a system and does almost everything I'd want it to do. For a few odd features not in ProMash I have my own brewing spreadsheet in a shared folder as well as in a Web folder online.