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    Home made Hooch

    Your main problem was allowing the naturally occurring yeast to do the job. Using a packet yeast is much 1. Faster 2. Tastier (debatable) 3. Predictable Using the wild yeasts in the air is doable but you stand the chance of nasty tasting yeasts finding there way to your brew or just...
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    Home made Hooch

    Yeah.. I've always wanted to brew a beer with like a Durban poison or a haze strain. Alas I quit the cannabis industry.
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    Home made Hooch

    That's awesome. I imagine the Co2 levels produced by the brewing weren't exactly 1500ppm but it's probably better than no extra co2 and it's free.
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    Home made Hooch

    Ha ha. Yeah it was a decent beer. I was getting super cheap hops off of a guy who went out of business and was selling the remainder on Craigslist. I also had cleared out a 30ft area in the woods where I had a fairly decent garden and I planted some cascade and Chinook hops around the...
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    Home made Hooch

    Ha...yeah we'd trade beers all the time. His were markedly better. As for chestertown Cops arresting Santa.. I didn't know about that.. But it's definitely their modus operandi. One of the capitans that used to really have a hard on for us ended up going to prison for child porn...
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    Home made Hooch

    Tough times call for tough measures. But I was bottling in old Bridgeport and Ninkasi double deuce bottles. I was friends with the guy at the brew shop in town and he let me borrow a capper when my beer was ready. I'm originally from a town of 300 called Betterton. But I raised alot of hell...
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    Home made Hooch

    50 barrels ?!? Were you making that much wine or was that for a mash for something stronger?
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    Home made Hooch

    Daaaaamn. I didn't even know it came in bulk like that!?!? Ive got about 50 packets that I got on a good eBay deal. I should be sponsored by Lalavin.. I swear. I sing the EC -1118's praises from the mountain tops all the time.
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    Home made Hooch

    What I did was make 2.5 gallon batches. I used a 12 quart thrift store pot and used liquid malt extract which makes life Sooo much easier and quicker. I had a little tarped over outdoor kitchen that I boiled my wort under on a camp stove. I used the 15 minute pale ale recipe...
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    Looking for a riding buddy

    ride in the brakes?
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    Home made Hooch

    Next time try using Lalavin EC-1118 yeast. It's a Champaign yeast that has a high tolerance for alcohol (18-20%). Fleischmens works in a pinch but it's alcohol tolerance is low, it tends to not flocculate out as well, and the flavor is kinda bready (because that's what it was selected for) ...
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    Internet in squats.

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    Internet in squats.

    I'm currently in this boat. I have an unlocked public Wi-Fi connection across the street. I got a Linksys extender. For some reason, despite showing the public Wi-Fi on the wireless setup it won't let me connect to it. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with doing this and if they have...
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    Easy hop turns humiliating

    Great write up. Shitty times are always no fun when they are happening but always make great stories later on.
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    Bluetooth Your Scanner

    Figured I would update this thread because having wireless scanner capabilities is fucking awesome. Also rest in peace T-Bone. He had some great stories. And was a cool person. So a few weeks ago I was looking to do this to my old ass radio shack scanner. The original CARDO BTAII transmitter...
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    Jacksonville FL

    I'm currently sitting in 5 points waiting on the street fight radio show at rain dogs.. I'll probabaly be around for another day or two. Edit : Oops.. Old post
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    What’s it like dating on the road?

    Me personally.. I met my wife on the road back in 2003 in the emerald triangle. She was squatting some old, defunct southern pacific passenger cars and I happened to go back there with her and some friends drinking one night. One thing led to another and we started hitching together..then we...
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    Redding CA to Albany OR

    Your welcome. One of the last times I hitched that area it was July.. 107 degrees in Redding and there was a gaggle of homebum looking old men with a ridiculous amount of gear that sat on the exit for 3 and a half days. First thier sign said "Portland.. Then they switched it to "the North Pole...
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    Redding CA to Albany OR

    In my experience (years ago..but I doubt its changed) hitchhiking out of Redding is fairly tough. Also in California it's illegal to walk or be on the highway so it makes it harder. My advice would be to hit the exit at the far north end of town and have a sign saying Oregon. I would turn...
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    Ultralight Gear For Trainhopping?

    I hope you haven't forgot to pack duct tape? It's a life saver when down filled gear gets a hole in it. I know it's saved my ass a few times on windy pigs
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    Ultralight Gear For Trainhopping?

    I don't care who you are.. That rain kilt is straight stylin.
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    Thoughts on florida

    I suppose now that I'm a card carrying resident of deaths waiting room I should list my pros and cons. Cons : The crack of the east coast.. it seems like all the worst, rich, old , Yankees from up north comprise about 60% of the state. Extreme summer heat and humidity lots of creepy...
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    We out here on the STP senior tour Keddie>KFalls>Dunsmuir>Roseville

    hell yeah old man tour! Too bad y'all didn't have any slingshots or slings with you on that sweet taconite ride. They are the best ammo ever. Personally.. I would have loved to see some interbrutal empty auto rack pics tho
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    Banned Withoutatrace banned for being a homo/trans-phobic, racist, misogynist piece of shit

    I'm dumbfounded that there are people in the world who still think like that. I never would have guessed withoutatrace was such a raging bigot. I really enjoyed some of his stories and input but that's just straight up inexcusable.
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    Gardening / Housebitchin' advice.

    I'm more or less in the same boat. I decided to settle down after a decade and a half on the road and lucked into a half acre of property that I've set out to turn into a food forest. Unfortunately we probably are as far away planting zone wise as possible. I'm guessing your in zone 2-4...
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    Mushrooms - Magic and otherwise

    Assuming your in Seattle like your avatar says I would start by trying to contact the Puget sound mycological society : Try to hookup with them for a mushroom walk. Or maybe check out their annual mushroom show. To get a firsthand look at some edible species in...
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    dumb traveler names

    Im probably gonna..
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    dumb traveler names

    Oh..none not a fan of the name long ago thought of switching to "the slack action hero" but nobody gave me that name..
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    Road worthy E-readers

    Awesome. Thanks. I was leaning towards a kobo or a nook. But there is alot of information to sift through with some reviews being contradictory.
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    Road worthy E-readers

    I can't believe there isn't a thread on this already. Being as books are heavy and there isn't always an easy or cheap way to swap them out on the road I've finally gotten hip to the idea or rolling with an E-reader. I've seen folks selling them on here but there has never been a review on...
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    Solar cellphone/camera chargers

    I have a BLKBOX solar charger as well. I couple mine with a 12,000-some MaH Anker battery bank. I just charge my battery bank via the hanging panels while I'm chilling or walking. Then charge my phone off of the bank.! Fits my needs... Currently.
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    What happened to 7M? It's been almost forever since I've been in here..

    What happened to 7M? It's been almost forever since I've been in here..
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    Sadly the "John" they are referring to is "kool breeze" aka crazy cooter, aka John burns, aka etc. Dude is a piece. But fingers are crossed for mark to be safe.
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    At least I gots me a shack down by the railroad tracks

    At least I gots me a shack down by the railroad tracks
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    stranded on the Florida East Coast Railway's milepost 105.2 for another 3 years or so

    stranded on the Florida East Coast Railway's milepost 105.2 for another 3 years or so
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    PDX... couple days from now... headin down to the sunshine... So-Cal...Union Pacific...

    PDX... couple days from now... headin down to the sunshine... So-Cal...Union Pacific...
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    scanner info. ARA channels

    Definitely. A well made and tuned antenna makes a huge difference is reception
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    Petition for an investigation into rvon's death

    Jeremy would probably be taken a bit more serious if he kept "dumpsta love" out of his signatures in his letters to the officials
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    scanner info. ARA channels

    I have a 200 channel NASCAR scanner with 10 banks of 20. I use 96 channels (roughly 5 banks) for the railroad and then keep the others open for town specific channels. Like if I'm riding Roseville to Ogden I'll program only the dispatch, road channels, and police mutual aid etc channels into...
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    This reminds me of a story I heard from two guys I rode with back in 2005. They were on their way to B.C. From Everett. They got in a big ol CN plug door and highballed all the way to Blaine. Once at the border there was a worker checking all the cars one by one. They decided to hunker down...
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    Stay around cap

    Stay around cap
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    Camp Cactus- Florida is Weird.

    Those opuntia species cacti grow really fast and the conditions in FL are perfect for them. I don't.think they purposely planted them to deter homeless folks.
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    Featured Stupid things the cops have said to you?

    Yeah I.feel ya.. had that shit happen many times and I prefer to push it out of my mind.. I feel stupid every time.. but when they roll up on me I'm generally quick on the draw and ID out before I ever exchange words with them. They tend to laugh and treat me with respect (as they...
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    Skanks: Train-Core ranking system or Traveler identifier?

    I keep two bandanas in my back pocket. Very handy scraps of cloth. I'd say 80% of the people I've met.that wear them cool guy style tend to not be my kind of folks.
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    Learning the mandolin

    tuning wise
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    The Bag Poop (responsibly pooping in an irresposible, toiletless world)

    Bwahhh.. sounds like a premise for a sweet hobo style scheiße (shy-za) porn. I hope I never catch a grainer on the fly that has a fine splattering of mmmmmmmshit
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    News & Blogs Cops dressing up as homeless ...Hobocop??? Really

    Thats fucked up. If I saw someone flying a "high hopes" sign I'd most likely kick them down a bud... In this case I would most likely be arrested for my generosity.
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    Dumpster food! A thread on good grocery chains to dive!

    Ah.. I just assumed then.. but a bicycle and a trailer helps a lot with huge dumpster hauls... Unless you gotta car I guess.. I personally don't like cars tho
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    Dumpster food! A thread on good grocery chains to dive!

    Now you just gotta invest in a bicycle trailer
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    What food not to take from dumpsters?

    Depends on how much yer drinkin