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35 minutes ago, Inarah said:

 

Definitely uncool.  I remember one of my first batches of mead exploding in the night, and cleaning sticky shrapnel off everything in the kitchen. Not fun.  

 

At a coworker's party one time, another colleague brought some homemade cider. Unfortunately the pressure had been building up on a bad batch and when he opened the bottle... well, cider volcano. The host said he was still finding bits of brown stuff in odd places months later. 

 

25 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Yeeeeeeeeeah, I'm a little weird about loaning my stuff out to people as it is, but there is absolutely no way whatsoever I'd loan out anything that in any shape or form involved the use of yeast. I am not that brave. :unsure:

 

Yeah, but they're just old Pepsi kegs from back in the 80s that I picked up and refurbished like a decade or so ago for a few bucks each. Part of being in the homebrew club is sharing stuff like that with newcomers to try and keep the cost of the hobby down for everyone. 

 

24 minutes ago, Corsair said:

When I was working at a prison, and the inmates would make "hootch", the stuff made from ketchup was the most foul smelling stuff you can imagine. Once hauling a large trash bag full of the stuff one officer busted tha bag open and it stank up the entire cell house!

 

 

Fun fact, you can make hooch from toilet paper. Its just cellulose which can be broken down into sugars and then easily converted to alcohol. Maybe this will be the new "thing" among TP hoarders. Also, ketchup? Man that sounds foul.

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My marsupial spouse used to brew beer. My first and most vivid memory of this is shortly after I joined him in Arizona. He had a five gallon batch fermenting in the front bathroom, to which I had paid almost no attention. He was off at work when I heard a very loud bang, and went running to see what had happened, and was greeted with a beer fountain decorating the bathroom. It fortunately didn't smell dreadful, though fermenting beer is not my favorite smell, since it took pretty much forever, even after scrubbing, for the bathroom to stop smelling like a brewery.

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Somebody in my building is having a hard time with quarantine. While I am not legally allowed to approve of their methods for coping I find I do anyway.

 

I can smell the bong from here. I've smelled it around this time every single night for the past week. I think they're two floors away?

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9 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

I understand it and it actually normal behavior.  There are some times I have to remind friends that this is a work phone and they shouldn't send pictures like that.  Which actually works out because I don't want to see pictures like that ::o:!  

 

But that's me not others.  I perfectly understand the personal phone requirement.  If they ever finish developing the dual SIM phone, I'll be first on the list (or at least get one the company will allow...)

 

Commercial sanitizer is pretty rough on the skin, even if you're not allergic.  I sympathize.  Most of the stores that do that here will let you wear gloves instead 

I've had a dual SIM phone for three years now. I'm not using dual SIMs, though, because it's that or a memory card. 

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Watching John Wick again, and you know, some people watch it and say did he really need to kill that many people over his dog, and others say did he really kill enough, and I think we all know which of these people are the heartless monsters.

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9 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

Unless you go very early or very late, it's about an hour's wait to get into any of our nearby supermarkets. We've been delivering food and supplies for a couple of sets of elderly neighbors who are understandably wary about going out and braving the crowds. They pop their shopping lists and some money in an envelope through our letterbox in the evening and we head out the next day and get it for them. It's all very civilized and we leave their receipt and change in the bags when we drop off the shopping the next morning. 

 

Very nicely done, Kuroneko.

 

When all this kicked off wife and I offered to do this for our one, elderly widowed neighbour. She was genuinely surprised: "I'm only 85, why do I need anyone to do my groceries for me? It's only a couple of miles to the shops."

 

Got to admire country people. Mind you, having 4 strapping farmer sons helps.

 

Nanny Ogg is alive and well and living in North Devon.

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5 minutes ago, paintybeard said:

When all this kicked off wife and I offered to do this for our one, elderly widowed neighbour. She was genuinely surprised: "I'm only 85, why do I need anyone to do my groceries for me? It's only a couple of miles to the shops."

 

Goals.

 

Not the widowed part. But the couple of miles at 85. On foot.

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6 minutes ago, paintybeard said:

 

Very nicely done, Kuroneko.

 

When all this kicked off wife and I offered to do this for our one, elderly widowed neighbour. She was genuinely surprised: "I'm only 85, why do I need anyone to do my groceries for me? It's only a couple of miles to the shops."

 

Got to admire country people. Mind you, having 4 strapping farmer sons helps.

Nanny Ogg is alive and well and living in North Devon.

With a Nanny Ogg sighting reported, can Granny Weatherwax be far behind?

GEM

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1 minute ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

Goals.

 

Not the widowed part. But the couple of miles at 85. On foot.

 

Which she regards as a pleasant walk in the fresh air. Plus a chance to catch up on local gossip/spy on rivals.

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Ran into a few snags with today's project, but that's life.  Tomorrow said snag will be dealt with, and we'll get not only the tables up, but for fun we're going to also set up a mock flop space in the living room too... Right where the bean bag chair we're planning on getting at some point will eventually lie. 

 

I'm still rather looking forward to having a third table for working on stuff, maybe I'll stop having a bunch of minis to assemble in front of my computer's keyboard afterwards.... ::P:

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9 hours ago, Thoramel said:

What he didn't tell me is it was apparently an infected batch and he didn't want to clean the keg. And it appears it's been sitting for a long time building up pressure that way because sitting in my warm kitchen overnight the "beer" foamed up and out the keg post that, upon examination, was so clogged with gunk it was incapable of forming an air tight seal. Which led to about 2 gallons of beer flowing out across my kitchen floor overnight. It was under all my appliances and had congealed into a sticky mess. And if you've never smelled nasty, old, infected beer then count yourself lucky. I've spent the whole day pulling out appliances and scrubbing. 

 

I'm not one given to anger very often. But right now it's a good thing that guy is no where near me.  

 

I think, when this is over, your 'friend' needs to have a beer shower party at his house where everyone shakes the bottles and pops the top.  I don't think anyone will warn him.  Seriously though thats really poor manners!

 

7 hours ago, Thoramel said:

 

Fun fact, you can make hooch from toilet paper. Its just cellulose which can be broken down into sugars and then easily converted to alcohol. Maybe this will be the new "thing" among TP hoarders. Also, ketchup? Man that sounds foul.

 

Wouldn't cellulous convert over to methanol?  That would not be the safest booze in the world... though it might taste better than some of the mistakes I've made :rolleyes:

 

7 hours ago, Tapetum said:

My marsupial spouse used to brew beer. My first and most vivid memory of this is shortly after I joined him in Arizona. He had a five gallon batch fermenting in the front bathroom, to which I had paid almost no attention. He was off at work when I heard a very loud bang, and went running to see what had happened, and was greeted with a beer fountain decorating the bathroom. It fortunately didn't smell dreadful, though fermenting beer is not my favorite smell, since it took pretty much forever, even after scrubbing, for the bathroom to stop smelling like a brewery.

 

Ah yes, that.  It was over 20 years ago!  ::D:. Actually I thought you would bring up the cherry mead incident in South Carolina.  I missed on the bottling sugar and one warm August day there was the sound of a breaking bottle, followed by a cascade of shattering glass.  Picking that out of the unfinished plywood cabinet under the HVAC for the house was no fun at all! :blink:

 

6 hours ago, sumbloke said:

I've had a dual SIM phone for three years now. I'm not using dual SIMs, though, because it's that or a memory card. 

Then maybe I should rephrase... when my IT department recognizes something like that exists maybe I can get one.  Right now the pinnicle of technology my IT will recognize is a iPhone 8 or a galaxy 8.  Anything higher has not been deemed safe...

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26 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

Ah yes, that.  It was over 20 years ago!  ::D:. Actually I thought you would bring up the cherry mead incident in South Carolina.  I missed on the bottling sugar and one warm August day there was the sound of a breaking bottle, followed by a cascade of shattering glass.  Picking that out of the unfinished plywood cabinet under the HVAC for the house was no fun at all! :blink:

 

Then maybe I should rephrase... when my IT department recognizes something like that exists maybe I can get one.  Right now the pinnicle of technology my IT will recognize is a iPhone 8 or a galaxy 8.  Anything higher has not been deemed safe...

My father says he used to brew his own ginger beer. The packs came with the ingredients for 12 bottles, but he only wanted to brew 4 at a time, so he'd divide the ingredients into 1/3 and 2/3 piles. One time he put in the 2/3 pile by accident...

 

My dual SIM phone is a Galaxy S7 Edge. If IT recognises phones up to S8...

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Our garden is home to squirrels, jays, magpies, pidgeons, great tits (the birds you pervs!), blue tits ( again, birds!),  blackbirds, thrush and we even spotted a woodpecker nearby.

 

Here are some pics from a magpie getting some peanuts from one of our feeder stations.

Sorry about the quality, taken from behind a window and these guys are fast.

 

 

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With any luck, that will be English muffins later today...

 

I have to say, this episode has not been the painting opportunity I had hoped it would be.  The “lemonade” I appear to be making out of this is mostly in the cooking/baking department.

 

I was working on a hill for my scenery upgrade on Friday, and went to look for a container of flock.  No success ensued.  By the time I had a stack of boxes unloaded from shelves and opened, it seemed like a good time to reset the shelves, so that all the finished, ready-to-play stuff is on one side:

 

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All of the pending stuff (i.e., the lead mountain) is supposed to be on the other side:

 

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However, there are still boxes of scenery, so work will continue.  No, by the way, that’s not the bottle of flock I’m looking for...that’s coarse light green, and I need the fine blended green. ::P:

 

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