Frankly speaking

My apologies but there won’t be a brew review this evening. Sorry. A good friend of the boys, who has been with them for years and is considered part of our family, got married this Saturday. A bash at the VFW hall and a good time was had by all for sure, with a select group drinking homebrewed pumpkin ale, specifically made for the occasion.

In anticipation of the event, and to avoid having to drink bad beer, my son Jim and a friend of his made sure we’d have a good time. With homebrew.

A batch of American amber ale extract was brewed up on the kitchen stove and spiced pumpkin innards were added to brew a rather low alcohol, but very tasty seasonal beer. It weighed in at 5.5% and was perfect for the occasion. It was racked into a 5-gallon Corny keg and charged for a few days.

Realizing that the VFW in town may not allow outside beer at the festivities inside, my son and another buddy built a jockey box complete with tap handle and a coil of stainless tubing and plan to place the entire ensemble, keg, CO2 tank and jockey box in the back of a pickup which would be strategically parked near the front door. When our glasses went dry inside we visited the truck with the jockey box in back and refilled our glasses. Every drawn beer was nicely chilled, thanks to the box.

Here’s a little photo set of the rig.

50 feet of stainless stell tubing inside a picnic cooler which will be filled with ice.

50 feet of stainless stell tubing inside a picnic cooler which will be filled with ice.

Jockey box front side.

Jockey box front side.

Jockey box backside.

Jockey box backside.

Secret tubing.

Secret tubing.

Tubed keg.

Tubed keg.

Keg and CO2.

Keg and CO2.

Having fun at a festive gathering and drinking homebrew trumps a stay-at-home brew review anytime. Beer drinkers at the bash, who were invited for a taste, had nothing but good things to say about the beer. The 5 gallon keg was drained dry in about 4 hours. Success!

The site has been updated to WordPress 3.7 on Thursday, and I’d like to give it a week to say anything more about it. I also have the Mac OS Mavericks update chiming in every day and I’d like to wait on that as well. There are one or two other apps that I use daily on the site that may have issues.  The wait game is proper this time around.

Since I’ve limited the time for post commenting to 7 days, the amount of comment spam has dropped significantly. The way I figure, if someone really wants to comment on an old post, that someone could just send an email. Or phone me at 1-800-NICEPANTS. Pfft!

The shift in the subject matter for the Wednesday Honeys continues to get support. Rather than focusing on any particular lingerie model by name, we’ve dived into more general areas where the ladies are represented in ways that more enhance their natural shapes. (!) We’ll continue on this track for as long as possible until we ultimately have to stick in a model. Let’s see how it goes.

Slowly but surely, I’m posting some longer duration videos. I have to reassure myself at times that, based on what other sites of the same genre post, readers will accept it rather unflinchingly. Now I won’t post a video that’s 18 minutes long on a weekday, but I think that some relevant subject matter about 7 or 8 minutes long would be OK. Or I’ll just post an 18-minute video if it was relative.

Once again, I’m sorry for the lack of a brew review, but I had a great time at the wedding bash and came home at a decent time to change back into my jeans and sweatshirt and pound out a rather sober missive.

And just to let you know, I still love doing this shit and posting on the site is the highlight of my day. Thanks for stopping by.

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3 Responses to Frankly speaking

  1. Frank's Son says:

    Thanks for the blurb! The beer was fantastic and went quick. Props to Kyle for the cleanup and help with the operation. Next time I see 10 gallons being ready instead of five.

  2. Skippy says:

    Clean up sucked! J/K
    It was well worth it and thanks for the settle guidance durning the brewing Frank. 10 gallons sounds great for the next occasion!. I wish I knew my truck was going to be in a photo shoot I would have given her a bath!

  3. fcgrabo says:

    It was great beer and many people loved loved it. Thanks for the effort you put in to bringing cold homebrew to our lips.

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