Stupid Tips

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  1. jeffpn

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    It took me a long time to figure out the quickest way to empty a soapy carboy. I fill my carboys up about 1/5 full with soapy water to clean them. If you hold the carboy completely upside down and swirl the water inside in a circular motion, it empties fairly quickly. It helps when you can get a hole to form in the water going out of the neck. The soap and the water come out together. Then a quick rinse gets rid of all of the soap.
     
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    Vortex! :)
    Works extremely well when you're rinsing bottles, too. A quick flick of the wrist and you have an empty bottle by the time you can count to about 3. Really speeds things up with you're doing the cleaner/rinse/sanitizer process.
     
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    But it works the oposite down under and may happen quicker:D.
     
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    You guys call it an "xetrov"?
     
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    I reckoned that you fellas just held the bottles right side up to get the same effect. :D:D:D
     
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    Yep lucky the bubbles rise the same way and not the beer:eek:.
    Just sometimes they do if I've got gushers:).
     
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    You're not using dish soap are you? I use a food grade soap such as the ones used to clean your beer lines on your tap system. That way, you don't get a film left by the soap, and it rinses clean.
     
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    My stupid tip is when making a yeast starter remember to watch for the boil and don't just walk away and realise you've left a capped flask of boiling sugar water on your gas burner. My one liter starter turned out a 500ml starter but at least I new it was sterilised.
     
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    I use Dawn dish soap. I know I'm not supposed to, but I've used it for years. Please don't tell anyone! :)
     
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    Jeez , i even got annoyed when my housemate thought she'd help me and washed all my beer glasses with dishwashing soap
    Thought sh'd know better working in a pub
     
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    Ahh her heart was in the right place just not her practice :).

    A great girl to have around did you point her in the right direction mark and show her your bottling bucket:p.
     
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    And when I was little, my dad would go to work and complain to the guys about the way my mom would mow the lawn. "She doesn't do it like I like it done."
    "Your wife mows your lawn, and you're complaining??"
     
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    She only washed them because while I was at work her and friends decided to sample my brews without asking , no clean cold glasses left for me in my beer fridge ( no beer either ) very unimpressed
    Also now have less glasses since moving in , denies breaking them of course
     
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    yes but you have to be happy they liked your beer, most woman say they do but really don't, not sweet enough lol
     
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    Normally drinks cheap wine in a box , seems to just want to get messy drunk
    Searching for another place now as it won't stop
     
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    party girls, ok that brings me back ;)
     
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    Well yes that is uncalled for. Have to put a lock on that beer fridge eh? I see you can get beer tap locks as well you may also need these in future;).
     
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    Shouldn't have to lock my stuff up , you could leave your wallet , beer and phone at my place and it'd be waiting for you when you came back ...you know like normal people would !
    I got overpaid last week and silly me told them and allowed them to deduct difference this week .....I may be a pirate but even I have ethics
     
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    Not party girls , this is a woman in her 50s , anyway this is the last I'll moan about it
     
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    Don't they get senior discounts? Or early bird drink specials?
     

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