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post #421 of Old 08-15-2010, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Now on to the main event. Pictures of sanded dull paint is pretty boring but here is another one anyway just to show you how much the entire Jeep was sanded.


Here is the driver's side rear quarter with the untouched clear coat.


No point in posting the sanded pictures because they are dull flat white so here it is after the first stage of polish.


Here is the entire driver's side after all three stages of polish.


One last picture of the rear quarter panel. I would have to say that even I'm impressed with this picture.



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I know why this is taking so long... you're stalling because you forgot how to put it back together... didn't you!

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post #423 of Old 08-16-2010, 08:24 AM
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Thanks for posting the brewing pics. I see you're buying grain by the bag. Do you have a roller mill? You seem to have almost unlimited energy! Brewing one batch wears me out, mostly because I know I have to see it through to the end. The end result is always worth it though!

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post #424 of Old 08-16-2010, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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I know why this is taking so long... you're stalling because you forgot how to put it back together... didn't you!
You got me! No, it has really been a lack of time to get some solid work done on the Jeep and the acquiring of all the new nuts and bolts I need to get everything back together. So far this week looks like it might be on the light side as far as work load (the first time in months) so hopefully it stays that way and I can take a day or two off at the end of the week and get some stuff back together.

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Thanks for posting the brewing pics. I see you're buying grain by the bag. Do you have a roller mill? You seem to have almost unlimited energy! Brewing one batch wears me out, mostly because I know I have to see it through to the end. The end result is always worth it though!
Yeah, my brew club all went in on a bulk grain purchase and we picked up a couple pallets worth of grain. I'm probably sitting on about 250 pounds worth of grain. That sounds like a lot, and it is, but I can rip through 45 pounds in one day doing a double brew like yesterday. I do have an adjustable Malt Mill by JSP. I need to rig up a motor drive for it, the cordless drill works but is a PITA sometimes. It is a lot of work and its not finished with just the brewing. Once they ferment out you have all the transferring and cleaning of the all the fermenters and kegs. Thank God I only bottle about one gallon from each fermenter and keg the rest. Could you imagine bottling 25 gallons of beer? No thanks. The hassle of bottling is what made me give up brewing for so many years. I'll post some pics of said brews once they're done. I might try your cherry juice on one of the fermenters of American Wheat, we'll see.

And for some beer porn, here is a picture of my house standard Amarillo APA while I was picking my hops in the fall of 2008.


And one more of my Irish Red recipe.

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post #425 of Old 08-16-2010, 11:28 AM
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Coiz...Ken...you two suck! Thanks to ya'll I've been seriously considering getting back into brewing. Nothing beats a good IPA except an even better stout.

Sweet pics of the Jeep by the way - can't wait to see the finished product!

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Coiz...Ken...you two suck! Thanks to ya'll I've been seriously considering getting back into brewing. Nothing beats a good IPA except an even better stout.
For me, brewing is a labor of love. It's a whole heck of a lot easier to pick up a 6 pack of fine beer at the store than to brew a batch. In that regard, it's no different than rebuilding a CJ versus buying a decent TJ. It's a whole lot easier to buy the TJ and hit the trails the same afternoon, but if you like rebuilding things then the CJ brings great rewards.

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For me, brewing is a labor of love. It's a whole heck of a lot easier to pick up a 6 pack of fine beer at the store than to brew a batch. In that regard, it's no different than rebuilding a CJ versus buying a decent TJ. It's a whole lot easier to buy the TJ and hit the trails the same afternoon, but if you like rebuilding things then the CJ brings great rewards.
No arguments there! It also looks like it's got more of a following than it did when I was involved 15 years ago. I didn't bottle, I kegged into 3 cornelius kegs. I was about to make the leap to nitrogen for my stouts when I lost interest. I've got the space again to do this and a place in the garage picked out for a beer fridge, so..

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Is that a second gen SV race bike I see peeking out of a picture? You track tire collection looks as bad as mine.
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post #429 of Old 08-16-2010, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Well get back in it! Brewing really is a labor of love. I enjoy brewing because it is technical and has quite a bit of science involved. Not to mention I can brew ~12 gallons of good beer for around $40. So 128 beers or roughly 21 six packs for ~$40. That's roughly ~$2 a six pack making it myself or buy it at the store for ~$8 a six pack. That's a no brainer there.

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Is that a second gen SV race bike I see peeking out of a picture? You track tire collection looks as bad as mine.
See post 372 and Post 48. My spare tire collection is crazy and to think I threw away about five pairs just a couple months ago.

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It also looks like it's got more of a following than it did when I was involved 15 years ago.
Not to hijack this thread too much, but I can tell you that IMO the biggest improvement in homebrewing technology in the last 25 years is the availaibility of high quality liquid yeast. You can choose from probably 50 different liquid yeasts from 2 or 3 different manufacturers. You're basically getting yeasts that are propagated from the original sources of yeast for the major styles and well-known heavy-hitters. You want to brew an English-style porter? You're good to go. You want to brew a belgian-style white beer? No problem. High gravity belgian-style ale? Sure. "East Coast" lager (ie: Samuel Adams Boston Lager)? Of course.

It really is a night and day different from the days 25 years ago when you had one kind of dry lager yeast and 4 kinds of dry ale yeasts.

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I would have to agree that pitching the right amount of a high quality yeast and keeping it at a constant temperature is the single biggest improvement I had made to my brewing. I always try to keep the yeast at the colder temperatures in their range. So if it says 62-75, I shoot for 64-65. It seems to produce a much cleaner or crisp beer.

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I got my HD steering box mount installed.


It is definitely a beefy unit. With this and the cross brace, my steering gear should stay put.

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I would have to agree that pitching the right amount of a high quality yeast and keeping it at a constant temperature is the single biggest improvement I had made to my brewing.
I had a similar journey. Once I started fermenting at controlled temperatures, my beers took a dramatic step up in quality. Controlling the temperature really controls the output of the yeast and what byproduct chemicals it is generating or consuming.

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I took Dave's advice and added jam nuts to my clutch rod extension. I only had to add a few threads to both sides. Now I just have to prep it for paint.

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