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Climbing Gear Q & A / Re: Life of glue ins?
« Last post by Pete Jackson on May 22, 2015, 06:15:03 PM »
Glue ins, the weak link is obviously the glue.
 Specualtion is just that.. What happens when the glue breaks down? how can you tell? is it 20years, 30,50,100???

Is it? I thought that once cured, the glue is stronger than the rock itself, and you're more likely to break the rock than the glue bonded to it. Can't remember where I read that, though.
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by markvnh on May 22, 2015, 06:06:59 PM »
Beer fu**ing sucks in Italy! On the positive side - food and wine are awesome!

Some of these home brews are sounding pretty good! When's and where's the tasting?
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by strandman on May 22, 2015, 02:03:58 PM »
Good thing you guys were helmets
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by old_school on May 22, 2015, 10:06:46 AM »
Don't think that applied for the bolts above the chimney on 3rd ( now usually 2nd) pitch of Thin Air-- Bolt anchor was there when I first did the climb in 1969   :o ( now I'll duck 8)

I wish those were back Jeff....I'll duck too!!!  :-\
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by neiceclimber on May 22, 2015, 08:09:22 AM »
Speaking of brewing, I decided to make a little twist on an old folklore recipe in VT for maple sap beer.

Boiled 5 gallons to 1/2g added a cup of golden raisins another cup of maple syrup and a cup of maple sugar and fermented with lager yeast.

Boiled 16 gallons to about 6.5g and pulled a 1/2g off and boiled the rest down to 5g's. With the half all I added was a cup of maple sugar and used lager yeast again.

With the final 5g's I pitched in a 2 cups of raisins, 1/4g of maple syrup and used champagne yeast.

All are in the secondary and if my numbers are correct should be between 10 & 12%. Only tasted the second and third ones before secondary. #2 was a bit sweet and has a light amber look, #3 is like sweet water and is very light in color.

May try freeze distillation with a portion of #3.

Not sure how long I'll let them sit and mellow. The old timers would tap into their stash on the first day of haying.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by Jeff on May 21, 2015, 11:17:11 PM »
Well that settles it. It's about honor. It's about integrity. For the sake of all that is pure and fair, this smudge that soils the cloak of our lady Cathedral must be expunged with due haste. Meet me at the witching hour with your torches and crowbars where the two paths split in the shadow of the Lady.

Didn't you get the memo? (I didn't either).  It is all fine if the routes were retrobolted BEFORE the choppers did them, that makes them "original.'

Don't think that applied for the bolts above the chimney on 3rd ( now usually 2nd) pitch of Thin Air-- Bolt anchor was there when I first did the climb in 1969   :o ( now I'll duck 8)
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by JBrochu on May 21, 2015, 07:16:44 PM »
I think they were $20/pound direct from either Hops Direct or Fresh Hops. Not too bad. Surprised to see they are over $5/ounce from homebrew supply outfits. That would cost $25 just for the Citra for this one beer! (1 oz @ 20, 1 oz @ 10, 1 oz @ 5, 2 oz dryhop.)

I usually get several pounds of my favorite hops right after the harvest time then vacuum seal and freeze in 3 to 5 ounce portions and they keep for a couple of years.


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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by strandman on May 21, 2015, 06:21:43 PM »
You got the big bucks..using citra and shit....
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by JBrochu on May 21, 2015, 02:55:03 PM »
Brewing this weekend for the first time in 2 years.

An all Citra pale ale (except Centennial for bittering because Citra tastes like kitty litter as a bittering hop) and then going to do a session Rye bittered with Mount Hood and finished with Hallertau.

 
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by eyebolter on May 21, 2015, 01:38:49 PM »
Well that settles it. It's about honor. It's about integrity. For the sake of all that is pure and fair, this smudge that soils the cloak of our lady Cathedral must be expunged with due haste. Meet me at the witching hour with your torches and crowbars where the two paths split in the shadow of the Lady.

Didn't you get the memo? (I didn't either).  It is all fine if the routes were retrobolted BEFORE the choppers did them, that makes them "original.'   

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