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    MiniYoda got a reaction from D Kristof in MUG MidWest meeting   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAhGAdeyOTw
     
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from kedogn in MUG MidWest meeting   
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Dag nabbit.  I will tey it tomorrow 

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    MiniYoda got a reaction from kedogn in MUG MidWest meeting   
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Shrike in MUG MidWest meeting   
    As we wait for Josh to arrive, @Creeps McLane, his friend Jeff and I have sampled the four commercial beers that I brought.  Creeps video recorded it, and we'll have it posted in the near future.
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from kedogn in MUG MidWest meeting   
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Josh has arrived and we are all hungry, ao we're going to 3 floyds now for a bite and a beer
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Josh has arrived and we are all hungry, ao we're going to 3 floyds now for a bite and a beer
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Shrike in MUG MidWest meeting   
    As we wait for Josh to arrive, @Creeps McLane, his friend Jeff and I have sampled the four commercial beers that I brought.  Creeps video recorded it, and we'll have it posted in the near future.
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Shrike in MUG MidWest meeting   
    As we wait for Josh to arrive, @Creeps McLane, his friend Jeff and I have sampled the four commercial beers that I brought.  Creeps video recorded it, and we'll have it posted in the near future.
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Creeps McLane in MUG MidWest meeting   
    For those going to the big shin-dig this weekend:
     
    https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Munster+IN+46321:4:US 
     
    Anyone coming in from the north, this means a long sleeve shirt and a light water-proof jacket
    Anyone coming in from the south west, this means a thick sweatshirt and water-proof parka
     
    Yoda......I'm a born northerner.  T-shirt and run when it's raining.
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    MiniYoda reacted to Bonsai & Brew in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Our forecast for the next 6-48 hours includes a blizzard warning with 40-50 mph winds and 8-12 inches of snow.  While normal people stock up on bread, milk and tobacco, I made a quick stop at the LHBS for base malts and yeast.  After crafting a brew, I plan to enter a few more beers on Untappd and add all my new friends. 
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Because of me, he went on untappd earlier today.  He is still trying to find the time to add his beers.  He'll add friends soon
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    MiniYoda reacted to Creeps McLane in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Wait a minute... @Bonsai & Brew is on untappd and he hasn’t added me as a friend yet? Wtf, man??? 
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from 76shovel in How long to condition?   
    That's one of the problems of this hobby.....patience.  But, while you wait, go to the local beer shop and buy a variety of beers.  I do this to taste different styles and variations of them
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Creeps McLane in MUG MidWest meeting   
    @Bonsai & Brew has added is home brewery, Stau-Haus, to Untappd.  He has loaded two of his 12 beers that he sent us (hopefully he can add the remaining 10 before tomorrow evening). 
     
    I promised him we will give him "honest" reviews on them
     

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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Creeps McLane in MUG MidWest meeting   
    For those going to the big shin-dig this weekend:
     
    https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Munster+IN+46321:4:US 
     
    Anyone coming in from the north, this means a long sleeve shirt and a light water-proof jacket
    Anyone coming in from the south west, this means a thick sweatshirt and water-proof parka
     
    Yoda......I'm a born northerner.  T-shirt and run when it's raining.
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    MiniYoda reacted to Palmetto Brew in How long to condition?   
    Dude it's going to be a long 2 months!
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    MiniYoda reacted to Elkscat in 3G Conical Fermenter   
    I was preparing to bottle a batch of Saison du Miel but a disaster dumped the whole batch down the drain. I hadn't made sure the ball valve was securely tightened in place. While I am glad the valve can be taken apart for cleaning, I had do idea it might unscrew along with the jar assembly. When I was taking the jar off to attach the bottling adapter, the ball valve parts all fell out. Before I could figure out what went wrong, an entire batch of beer an poured out of the FastFermenter.
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from Creeps McLane in MUG MidWest meeting   
    4.5 hour drive for normal people (I tend to drive slower than "normal"), minus one hour due to time zone change.  I'm stopping in Indianapolis for a little while, then have a couple of other stops planned on the way.  In part to check on the coolers to see if they need ice/remove water, and in part to visit breweries along the way.
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from MRB Josh R in MUG MidWest meeting   
    T minus 36 hours, 30 minutes until departure (leaving at 0800hrs Friday morning).
     
    Boxes of drinking glasses and non-drinking beers ready to go.  Preparing to clean two igloo coolers and test a laptop.  List of places to stop along the way prepared earlier today.
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    MiniYoda reacted to C-ya in MUG MidWest meeting   
    I'll make it Saturday evening after a class.  I'll try to get a room so we can partake more of the good stuff without trying to drive home.
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    MiniYoda reacted to scouterbill in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Here's a thought for those attending this soirée. This event is happening in Chicago on Saturday. 
     
    https://untappd.com/v/goose-island-brewpub/881/event/250203
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    MiniYoda got a reaction from C-ya in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Today I received a package from Mid Continent Testing Labs of South Dakota (Thanks @Bonsai & Brew)  To endure the lab samples are ready for proper use, I will put the box in the fridge now.
     
    The lab must have some issue securing boxes for shipping samples.  The box doesn't have the lab's logo.  Instead, they used a box from Green Chef.  The kid at the UPS store asked if it was food stuff.  I said........um...yea, and left it at that.
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    MiniYoda reacted to MRB Tim in How does Mr. Beer create new recipies?   
    Great questions! For our recipes, we get no guidance from Coopers, it's all us. Sometimes there's a commercial beer we want to emulate, sometimes we just try something and it comes out well, or it sounds good so we brew it. There is a test kitchen in which our Twitch stream takes place, so that's the best place to see it. We don't want to have too many recipes up on the website at once, because it gets confusing, so we typically stick to around the 80 or so top sellers. Lately we've been experimenting more with limited-release recipes, often having one or two ingredients that we get in a limited stock, sell through, and discontinue. It's been proving pretty popular. There isn't a set number to release, but we all brew as much as we can. 
     
    So, sometimes we have a plan, and go through a few trials until we nail it, but sometimes it's just a happy accident. 
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