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    Any draftsmen on here? Need drafting software

    +1. Used it last year to do the plans for my deck. Quite a nice package once you get used to it.
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    Is it just me or is the BJCP going to hell?

    What I was getting at is that a beer's appearance can be arrived at via an infinite number of pathways. Your orange beer may be because of x% of this malt and y% of that, but my orange beer (exactly the same hue) can be the result of a, b, and c. Saying that a beer looks oxidized is only valid...
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    Poor flocculation advice

    http://imgur.com/JQsKsCL
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    Is it just me or is the BJCP going to hell?

    If you can't access the link it started off with a question as to why a beer would look "dull". The answer the president of the BJCP gave was "oxidation". Sorry but I file that under "pretentious ******* wanker". Totally agree about the style guidelines. Most of them seem okay but there are...
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    Is it just me or is the BJCP going to hell?

    I've been less & less involved over the past 7 years or so. Kind of turned off by some things, particularly the new style guidelines. Then today, this: http://forum.bjcp.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=1158 I wonder how long before some douchebag judge writes down "oxidized" under appearance.
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    Anyone know this guy? (Mitch Lawry)

    On the weekend an Australian died here in a toboganning accident. You can read about it here: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/Australian+dies+tobogganing+Edmonton/10784693/story.html
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    The great Aussie patriot

    The female of the species is hard wired to mix genes. A friend I went through university with had a friend (a Canadian) that studied in Australia for a few years. Upon his return, in a bar, he said to my friend "watch this." He then flipped on his Aussie accent. Within minutes he was...
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    Continuing Rant Thread - Get it Off Ya Chest here

    My oldest just turned 14 the other day. About a year ago she passed her mom in height and right now she's around 5" from my height (6'3" / 1.9 m). Skinny as a rail as we keep her active by enrolling her in tae kwon do, skiing and swimming. This past summer she, her younger sister and I were...
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    Anything nice for Xmas? Brew or Non brew related.

    Just what I asked for: Sound Of The Beast, The Complete Headbanging History Of Heavy Metal by Ian Christie. Can't wait to read it.
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    Australia: Background info for Forum Owner

    Thanks but no need to mail me anything. I love beets and tins of beets are readily available here. I had an Aussie burger at a restaurant once and it came with the beet slice. Was a very good burger. Can get vegemite here too but I don't really want to spend that much for a tiny taste. The...
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    Australia: Background info for Forum Owner

    Thanks - was wondering if it was as simple as opening a tin. I guess it is!
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    Australia: Background info for Forum Owner

    OT (kinda) question: the beetroot on a burger thing....how is the beet prepared? Boiled beforehand? Grilled? Mom cooked with beets a lot (borscht, pickled beets). I know they're hard as granite raw. Just curious what's done to them prior to hitting your hamburger.
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    Australia: Background info for Forum Owner

    The times I've traveled to the states (haven't been to Australia - yet), I've found Americans to be genuinely polite*, genuinely interested in learning about Canada, and very willing to help someone if needed. And quite forward. I have to explain that one. 4 years ago we took the kids to...
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    Continuing Rant Thread - Get it Off Ya Chest here

    In Canada we have something called the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program. It was originally meant to address shortages in skilled tradesmen like welders or the like for our oil & gas industry. Unfortunately, fast food restaurants, especially MacDonalds, have been abusing it to hire almost...
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    Continuing Rant Thread - Get it Off Ya Chest here

    Brake fluid will dissolve automotive paint. Can be carried in what looks like an ordinary water bottle. ....Just sayin'.
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