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browndog

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There is a kerbside cleanup going on in my area at the moment, and never before have I eyed peoples junk with such interest. Looking at fridges and wondering how many kegs would fit in them and "hey there's a chest freezer, wonder what's up with it" not to mention old water heaters "hmmm, wonder if that one has a copper boiler in it" It is surprising what this hobby can do to you.


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browndog said:
There is a kerbside cleanup going on in my area at the moment, and never before have I eyed peoples junk with such interest. Looking at fridges and wondering how many kegs would fit in them and "hey there's a chest freezer, wonder what's up with it" not to mention old water heaters "hmmm, wonder if that one has a copper boiler in it" It is surprising what this hobby can do to you.


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sounds like your wearing your brew goggles.

:)

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lol
i go into those cheapee shops looking at all the sh!t thinking "what can i grind, brew, mash, filter, lager or grow yeast in?"
rarely walk out with anything...
 

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Well, it's a relief that I'm not the only one who goes shopping thinking 'now how can this help my brewing??'. Now everytime I suggest something to add to the shopping list, the question 'is it for your home brew?' isn't asked any more... it's assumed.

Yesterday... I asked for dark brown suger (I have standard brown sugar, but not normal), and the reponse was a mutttering about how it's usually used for baking.

Every now and then I pop into some cheapie store and have a browse... but, like tangent, rarely find something worth it. I look forward to the day when I walk out with something that will be really useful!! :) ahh, if only...
 

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my latest tip from Jazman today, digital thermometers from SmickDith
 

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Nice... how much??

One of my friends, who is really into photography, keeps on shaking his head and saying 'beer nerds...' whenever I talk about this forum. Being a beer nerd is the best type!!

Ahh, the influences of this forum...
 

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i always like to scan the local trash and treasure markets for little brewing gems. I used to con the missus into going too until she realised why i really was going.

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hahah my missus wants me to buy a ute so we can grab more sh!t !
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thats where warb gets most of his fridges including the one he gave me
 

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Sort of a little bit off topic, but would an old washing machine mangle be easily converted to become a grain mill, or would you have to replace half of the components to get it to work right?

The reason I ask, is that I may have access to one before it makes it onto the footpath for collection in a cleanup day.



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I can't speak highly enough of Revolve at the Gungahlin tip. This place is always high on my list of places to visit when I am dragged kicking & screaming to visit my mother-in-law in Canberra. Stailess boilers & urns are not that hard to find.
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Gerard_M said:
I can't speak highly enough of Revolve at the Gungahlin tip. This place is always high on my list of places to visit when I am dragged kicking & screaming to visit my mother-in-law in Canberra. Stailess boilers & urns are not that hard to find.
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Yeah baby, the tips is great! I picked up the keg im using for my HLT there. It already had the lid cut out and everything.

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Picked up four pin-lock kegs from refuse week last year. Not one dent on them. Also picked up a 40 litre urn (worked perfectly)
 

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Everywhere I go I am looking for beery stuff

I love Red Cross and type Vinnie shops

Local trader is also one of my favourites

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Yep,

Probably a good place for 2 litre flagons. :lol: Great starters bottles. Just make sure you give 'em a good dose of Napisan first. :D

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Darren said:
Picked up four pin-lock kegs from refuse week last year. Not one dent on them. Also picked up a 40 litre urn (worked perfectly)
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Carefull who's reading this Darren :ph34r: - Kerbside rubbish is the property of the company that's been awarded the contract - helping yourself is theft ;)
We had a big stink a few years back from a contractor, as my company was buying scrap collected by private individuals from the kerbside piles...
 

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Ross.

Bear in mind if you ask permission of the householder in question first is it theft then? All I do if I want something from the kerbside collection I just knock on the door and ask if it's OK. :beerbang:

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warrenlw63 said:
Ross.

Bear in mind if you ask permission of the householder in question first is it theft then? All I do if I want something from the kerbside collection I just knock on the door and ask if it's OK. :beerbang:

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problem solved :)
 

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Just say to them..... Arrrroooollldd!! :lol: :lol:

He's back.

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Darren said:
Picked up four pin-lock kegs from refuse week last year. Not one dent on them. Also picked up a 40 litre urn (worked perfectly)
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Thats a good score darren. Who would throw something like that away? fools!

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