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TACODAN commented on a post in r/Homebrewing
TACODAN 1 point

So I brewed last weekend and everything went well, but I sprinkled dry yeast onto my wort instead of hydrating it before hand. I have done this in the past with no problems, but this time I got no activity in my airlock. Should I get more yeast and re-pitch? Is that going to have any negative side-effects? Should I try just waiting it out?

TACODAN commented on a post in r/Homebrewing
TACODAN 2 points

I just did this with my last batch. I thought it was pretty easy. I put in one CO2 cartridge and cranked it all the way up. The beer was carbed after about 48 hours - I shook the growler a bit probably 4-5 times over the course of 2 days. I swapped out the cartridge with a fresh one and it worked great.

ronny_reagan 1 point

Yeah, it's about the same as a corny keg - I feel like it stabilizes to a good carbonation level after about 2 weeks. I never shook my corny kegs just because I wasn't in a hurry for those, and I haven't shaken the uKeg because I don't totally trust all the seals on there to do that. It would probably work though.

TACODAN 2 points

I carbed some homebrew in my 128oz growler, and it only took 48 hours to get to a good carb level. I just cranked it up to 15 PSI, and gave it a rattle 1-2 times a day.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/Homebrewing
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TACODAN 1 point

I have some leftover Simcoe hop pellets from a previous batch, and was thinking of using them to dry hop a Rye IPA I have fermenting currently. Has anyone dry hopped with Simcoe hops? Am I going to get much out of these as a dry hop? Any guidance on how much to add to a one gallon batch?

TACODAN 7 points

Thought this was interesting, as most craft breweries won't wander into the taboo light beer market. Unknown Brewery is going to be marketing a light beer that comes in at under 4% ABV as a tailgate/pool/party beer. I can't imagine many people are going to be excited about shelling out $10 for a 6-pack of 3.8% beer, but I am excited to try it and see if it is significantly better than Bud/Miller/Coors.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/Homebrewing
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TACODAN 1 point

What is the difference between sparging with an all-grain setup vs BIAB? I am looking into doing a BIAB batch, and noticed that the instructions in the sidebar say to give the bag a firm squeeze after the mash to get all of the liquid out, then sparge with hot water onto the bag. I have also heard that when brewing all grain, you don't want to compress the grain after mashing because it will release tanins. Why is it okay for BIAB, but not all-grain?

TACODAN commented on a post in r/Charlotte
Hood_Dreams 13 points

In my opinion FF is the best brewery in the state. If we’re going to have a million breweries/bars then we should at least have more that are actually good.

TACODAN 2 points

Fonta Flora is widely perceived to be the best brewery in North Carolina. While that is subjective, this spot would definitely become a tourist destination for travelers looking for the best beer Charlotte has to offer. I am pretty excited for this.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/Charlotte
flacidcactus 4 points

In the 2 years I've lived here I have yet to meet anyone who enjoys OMB's beers and I do understand they abide by the beer purity laws. Their setup is very nice tho.

TACODAN 7 points

Hello, I live here and love their beers. I think Charlotte beer drinkers have a weird obsession with IPAs and Pale Ales. I was at Resident Culture this past weekend and that was all that they had on tap (Besides two dry-hopped saisons that were hopped so heavily that they just tasted like IPAs). Sometimes a German lager is what I am in the mood for, and OMB does it perfectly.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/ClemsonTigers
Dabo-dont-kare4bama 1 point

I agree, except I think bama will be the only team complete enough to beat us.

TACODAN 4 points

I don't expect UGA to have too great of a fall-off after this season. That QB is going to be a problem for a few years, their recruiting class was elite, and they are well-coached. I think they will be good enough to beat us.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/Charlotte
TACODAN 63 points

I don't really mind Charlotte not making the cut. Charlotte is growing plenty fast right now without Amazon, and I don't think this will change the city's trajectory. Seeing that Raleigh and Nashville made the cut is sort of telling, however. I think that shows that Charlotte is lagging in this region (at least that is the current perception) when it comes to attracting young tech talent.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/Charlotte
12inchsandwich 16 points

I think the biggest problem with it at the moment was dumping all the bikes in winter. Put those things down in March and they’ll naturally spread based on usage and need. It’s way too cold now so they’re just littering sidewalks all grouped together since almost no one is using them.

I’m a big fan of them, they do probably need to add something in their apps that says to not block the sidewalk and to put it in the grass or something, but that’ll get worked out.

TACODAN 7 points

Exactly this. I would be using these things a lot if it weren't god damn 20 degrees outside. I run a lot of errands that are a bit too far to walk, but a really short drive and these will be a great substitute once the weather cooperates.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/Charlotte
TACODAN 2 points

IUD is in Qatar. Dulles is IAD.

forever_a10ne 1 point

I had a flight to Dulles last month and I'm still confused as to how they got "IAD" from "Washington Dulles."

TACODAN 1 point

I fly in and out pretty frequently. I always assumed it was something to the effect of "International Airport at Dulles" or something like that. Never thought to ask.

TACODAN 11 points

Interesting article in CA today. It looks like new development projects in Southpark and Southend could be put on the backburner until the city upgrades the sewer systems in these areas - which could take years. I'm not sure how the city could botch something like this. Surely someone must have known that the sewage system would be near capacity with all of the development going on in these areas.

Hopefully the city will be more proactive with development along the blue line extension that is inevitably going to take place in NODA, University, etc. This is a huge blow to the Southend/Southpark neighborhoods which had been thriving.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/ClemsonTigers
TACODAN 5 points

I think the most disappointing part of this game was our inability to match the intensity level that Alabama brought. You could tell from the opening kick that Alabama was playing with fire and determination, and it never looked like we were able to get on their level. I don't know if it was just a complacency thing or if it is on the coaches, but I could tell very early on that we were in trouble.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/ClemsonTigers
TACODAN 6 points

Alabama's players were better than Clemson's players. The offensive line couldn't get any kind of push on run plays, and was getting blown up and embarrassed on passing plays. I don't think we faced a team with that kind of physicality all year long, and we didn't look prepared at all for it.

Also, the carriage turned back into a pumpkin for Kelly Bryant. When playing a defense as fast and penetrating as Alabama, you had better be able to make some plays with your arm, and Kelly just doesn't have the tools to do it.

Overall, if you had told me in the beginning of the season that we would make the playoffs again and get bumped in the first round, I would have taken it 10/10 times. I had little faith in what this offense would be able to do losing so many weapons, and it was a factor all year for us. Proud of the boys for fighting all year. Hopefully next year we will have the cast to make a splash in the playoffs again.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/CFB
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memfrica901 60 points

Doesn’t everyone negatively recruit? It seems dumb as shit not to

TACODAN 20 points

There is no negative recruiting and players aren't getting paid. Also, my shit tastes like rainbow sherbert.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/CFB
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IHadSomething_4This 24 points

Yeah, idk why everyone else would celebrate, he's built us into an upper echelon ACC team.

TACODAN 6 points

I'm celebrating, but it is because I think he's done a great job there. I don't know why anyone would want the rest of the ACC to be bad. Its more fun to watch and gives us a better shot at good bowl games/playoffs when the Atlantic is full of good teams.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/ClemsonTigers
TACODAN 2 points

I was really pleased to see how the defensive line played, especially after how they got pushed around at Syracuse. Tre Lamar and Dorian looked fast and disciplined against that defense that can give LBs nightmares. This performance was a nice way to respond on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively, I thought Kelly looked great out there. He seemed like his old self again, and was moving around pretty well. I also think you have to give credit to the coaching staff for putting together a game plan that fit the weather conditions.

All around, a solid game and a good first step to getting back on track.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/ClemsonTigers
TACODAN 2 points

Could be a tough one. Wake Forest has a pretty legit defense which could give us some trouble in the beginning of the game. They are a well coached team as well. I could see this being one of those games that's tied at half and it takes a while for our offense to get rolling.

TACODAN commented on a post in r/Charlotte
disco_biscuit 8 points

Was South Charlotte more strongly impacted or something? The storm was a joke up here in LKN - not a single branch down, no power loss, nada. Wasn't even raining at 7am.

TACODAN 3 points

Seems like it was much worse in South Charlotte. We had several people at our office come in late today or work remotely due to power outages, trees in the road, etc.

Marino4K 2 points

I’m south Charlotte and I saw almost nothing out of the ordinary, just depends on area I suppose

TACODAN 5 points

Or maybe I work with a bunch of liars which is also very plausible.

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