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Posts posted by hotrod3539

  1. 13 hours ago, D Kristof said:

    I imagine this up and subzero down winter weather hasn't help keep things calm and steady in your line of work. When we do this would you need a vacation day for a Saturday?

    True story... lol 


    Not generally but I wont know the oncall schedule for the month until a couple days before month start...which I keep complaining about. I wish they would do a two month schedule or give us more than a couple days. Makes scheduling stuff a bit more difficult. Depending on where we do this I would probably do a Friday through Monday kinda thing for travel and such. (4 day weekend mini vacation-esk kinda thing)

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  2. 2 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

    Nice to see you @hotrod3539. Been awhile i think

    Good to be around a bit! It has been a little while, work got stupid busy again...... we had a guy quit, another go out on medical leave so that's left just me to take care of about 1/3 of the state... its calming down now since we hired a couple more guys and the guy who went out on medical is coming back. 😊🍺

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  3. On 2/13/2019 at 6:32 PM, D Kristof said:

    @hotrod3539, @scouterbill, @BDawg62, I am trying to figure out who voted, who didn't and for which destination. I'm also trying to establish a time frame. Miniyoda has suggested a Thursday through Sunday in early June. I tagged the three of you because you're my first guesses for 2 of the Cincy votes and 1 Louisville. 

    Sorry, I havent voted yet...lol June is a tough month for me to try and take time off as it is busy season. Generally it is frowned upon to take vacation May-October....

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  4. On 5/31/2018 at 1:32 PM, D Kristof said:

    @BDawg62, @hotrod3539, ?? Had hoped to hear from you guys by now.


    I wont be able to make it......... Its my busy time at work, hence why i havent checked in in a while. workin 10-12 hr days 6 days a week. May, June, July, August, and into September i get the pleasure of having no life sadly. That said, I truly do enjoy my job in the commercial HVAC industry..... been doing it 13 years. 

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  5. 2 hours ago, Bonsai & Brew said:


    I'm always impressed with your ability to stick to a brew schedule.  Sometimes I'll change my mind in the time that it takes me to go from the kitchen down the stairs where I store my grains!:D

    Truth right here......

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  6. Me and @MiniYoda will work on another one For maybe September In the Greater Columbus Oh. area (Including BrewDogs Only brewery here in the US.). We have TONS of breweries and Taprooms around here, many within walking distance(ISH) of each other so some planning might be done with everyone once we are all together. We have an airport right here (John Glen International airport code CMH) for those that want to fly in and hotels/motels GALORE! Depending on how many come we could look at renting a couple vehicles, or piling into the vehicles of those that drive in, or live around here and go from there. We are only in the VERY early stages of this idea so look for a separate post to pop up soon!

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  7. 18 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

    😞 i refuse to like such a post


    Trust me, it hurt typing it out......


    17 hours ago, MiniYoda said:

    I'll give him a like, just because he tried.  Plus, perhaps he could host a meeting in his area of Pickering/Columbus Ohio.


    For sure, i can name at least 7 brewerys (there is probably more i am forgetting or dont know about) here in the Pickerington/Columbus area (BrewDog, Land Grant, Wolfs Ridge, Seventh Son, Elevator,  Combustion, Loose Rail) we could hit up... some do give tours (i would have to research that info) I can also give a drive by of the local Bud$%@!r plant :D:lol: 

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  8. 11 hours ago, Timelordjason said:

    HEck I am doing something people on here told me not to do with a brew but I was like heck I am going to do it because no one else had so how does anyone know how itll turn out and a taste before bottling it tasted pretty good . I am too worried to say what I did to an oktoberfest because I know I am new at this and experimenting so soon in is taboo but it is in my blood i cannot help it. If it does turn out i will tell my little dark secret lol

    Again, to quote the awesome @Bonsai & Brew.......... if you don't brew it, who will??

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  9. As has been said, temp control is very important. With the yeast that comes with the Mr beer cans, you gotta keep the wort temp around 65 for optimal performance with not getting the green Apple flavor. Personally for my experience i stopped using the included yeast and switched to us-05 pitch the entire packet. It's a bit more forgiving but keeping wort temp below 70 is best with this yeast. Again, this is my experience and yours may vary.

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  10. 7 hours ago, Jim Doherty said:

    Thanks everyone for the advice! Question for hotrod3539- do you follow the same rule as for carbonating beer? For example, I use 3/4 tablespoon per 12 oz bottle as per the chart on the website. Organic apple cider, pasteurized, is on sale this week at the local grocery store so will give it a shot.  Not much to lose if it doesn't work but about $3.00.


    Jim, Depending on how you like your carbonation level, 1/2-3/4 tablespoon would be just fine, any more than that and you might get really overcarbonated and possibly bottle bombs... which is not fun. For me and the wife, we like it a little less carbonated so 1/2 Tablespoon worked perfect for us. You could test which you like better by doing some 1/2 and some 3/4 (make sure you mark which bottles are which) so you would know for next time you do it. Cheers!

  11. 15 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

    Ok, I’m booked. Friday 13th - Sunday 15


    @hotrod3539 you coming?


    so, bottle share Friday night in one of our rooms. Saturday brewery tour and our attempt to drink three Floyds taps dry?


    I am still trying to work it out. I am Scheduled to be on call that weekend but i am trying to get someone to switch or just take it..... (unsuccessfully so far...) so it is still up in the air for me.

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