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Old 09-07-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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So, what else are you up to?

Had these plated. They are 1911 originals.

That old, companies used their own sizes, so I tapped & threaded the inside of the ends and threaded in a compression converter. Worked perfect. One had a leak at the base and I ground out the cancer area and brazed it with Silfos

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Very cool. Passions are great and the end product is so sweet. Nice Job!
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Very cool!

I make wine. Nothing award winning just home brew.
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Very cool!

I make wine. Nothing award winning just home brew.
We just harvested honey. In the process now. A friend wants to make mead, he just brews now.
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I've been deep into clay-barring, polishing, waxing, replacing clutch and brake fluids, adjusting suspension (and of course riding) my new-to-me toy. I went down to LA and trailered home to Wyoming a 2007 Honda CBR1000RR that has 890 miles on it. In great shape except for a little garage neglect and some cracked, 8 year old tires that I need to replace. Fun, fun, fun !

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Had these plated. They are 1911 originals.

That old, companies used their own sizes, so I tapped & threaded the inside of the ends and threaded in a compression converter. Worked perfect. One had a leak at the base and I ground out the cancer area and brazed it with Silfos

Man they look great !!
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my new-to-me toy. I went down to LA and trailered home to Wyoming a 2007 Honda CBR1000RR that has 890 miles on it.
Great bike!!!! 12,000+ RPM redline!!! Be safe and enjoy it.
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Started liquidating some of my toys, went to deliver this one today


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Started liquidating some of my toys, went to deliver this one today


Speed? Altitude? Camera mount? GI Joe guy flying it?
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Speed? Altitude? Camera mount? GI Joe guy flying it?
Lol, this one actually never left my basement since i bought it as it's size was bit out of my comfort level to fly, left this hobby about 5 yrs ago.
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Finishing selling off the rest of my pinball machine collection.
Got engaged and my fiance' moved in last weekend
Traded in my bought new 2002 subaru legacy gt, bought a 2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R. Love the CVT, and this is coming from an exclusive manual driver for the past 14 years.

Did I mention I'm engaged?? lol
Hey, if someone besides us can stand your presence for more than a few months then you hold onto her!!!!!

Congrats!
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Another home brewer here. I've made mead in the past, using orange blossom honey and champagne yeast. I let it ferment for 6 months, turned out nice, 17% ABV.

Currently on tap:
Double IPA
Barleywine
Chocolate Stout

Brewing:
A couple of sour starters
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Another home brewer here. I've made mead in the past, using orange blossom honey and champagne yeast. I let it ferment for 6 months, turned out nice, 17% ABV.

Currently on tap:
Double IPA
Barleywine
Chocolate Stout

Brewing:
A couple of sour starters
Session IPA
How much honey is used in a batch?
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How much honey is used in a batch?
Between 2 and 4 pounds per gal of water. The general rule of thumb I've seen is 3 (this is honey dissolved in water to make 1 gal, not 1 gal + 3# of honey).

For beginners: an introduction to meadmaking

"One pound of honey, dissolved in water to make one gallon of must, will yield about 1.036 depending on moisture content. So let's say that you want a five-gallon, 11%, dry mead. From the chart above, you'll need a starting gravity of about 1.078. A little math: 78 "gravity points" (truncate the one-point part), times five gallons of must, means you'll need about 390 points of "total sugars" starting out. If honey gives 36 points per pound per gallon, take 390 divided by 36, and you'll need 10.75 lbs honey (rounding for convenience is a meadmaker's friend!) plus water to make five gallons. See how that works?

Let's try a three-gallon, 14% alcohol, semi-sweet mead. We'll choose a yeast that is alcohol tolerant to 14%, and start with enough sugars to leave (theoretically) about two percent's worth of unfermented sweetness. Several strains would be good for this; let's say we'll use Lalvin's D-47 Cotes-dú-Rhone for its aromatic and fruity notes. Again consulting the potential alcohol chart, finding 16% (minus the 14% the yeast should consume leaves 2% for us to taste, a semi-sweet level) means we'll need to start at 1.103 or so. Mazers, start your calculators! 104 (starting gravity minus the "1." part) times three gallons = 312 total gravity points. 312 divided by 36 p.p.g. for honey means we'll need eight and two-thirds pounds plus enough water to make three gallons. Slick!

This procedure will hold for any mead you'll want to make. Note that the yeast do not read the same books we do, and do not always perform the way we want. However, if they've been treated well we can usually count on them to get us near their published tolerance level. High-alcohol or high-gravity musts, or musts with a lot of acids, can inhibit them from reaching that level and they'll give up prematurely. Preparing a nutritious starter to propagate the yeast and providing adequate nutrients will help them do their best."
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Last time I made beer 50% of the bottles exploded, due to chain reaction.

One blows, shakes up the others and they blow too.

Of the remaining bottles that survived, although it tasted good, there was a very high alcohol content.

My friend was under the table after only 3 beers and one was enough to impair you for sure.

100 proof Beer....yikes!
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Hummmmmm..... Mead & cars?
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