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(Quad City Times)   If you stole an 800 pound beer canning machine from a local craft brewery, police in Davenport, IA would like a word with you   (qctimes.com) divider line 56
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2012-08-15 08:12:31 PM  
Obama did it
 
2012-08-15 08:31:08 PM  
What sort of monster would interupt the production of liquid joy?
 
2012-08-15 08:59:18 PM  
i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-15 09:06:27 PM  

cretinbob: Obama did it


Are you really that dumb, are ya!

Obama bottles his brew.
 
2012-08-15 10:22:29 PM  
800 pound canning machine + 500 canaries...

Take the suspects downtown Lou, I'm sure one of them will sing.
 
2012-08-15 10:38:35 PM  
Savages.
 
2012-08-15 10:50:16 PM  
I don't know nuthin'.
 
2012-08-15 10:51:06 PM  
Pssshh yeah right they're just gon try to 'rest me or some shiat no THANK YOU
 
2012-08-15 10:51:19 PM  
How do you can an 800 pound beer?
 
2012-08-15 10:52:59 PM  
Drew?
 
2012-08-15 10:53:49 PM  

baka-san: cretinbob: Obama did it

Are you really that dumb, are ya!

Obama bottles his brew.


Well, he has so far, but now...
 
2012-08-15 10:54:55 PM  

whatshisname: How do you can an 800 pound beer?


It's a really dense canning process.
 
2012-08-15 10:55:33 PM  
If they are using water from the big muddy to make that beer they did a lot of people a big favor!
The locals can't taste it or enjoy the taste since they were raised with it but I hate it. Every time I travel that way I always seem to stop in the area for a piss break and to get something to drink, and every time you taste that muddy flavor.
 
2012-08-15 10:56:18 PM  

roadkillontheweb: If they are using water from the big muddy to make that beer they did a lot of people a big favor!


Water can be filtered, you know.
 
2012-08-15 10:56:18 PM  
"Gawd Dammit Billy, how we get this in the apartment now?"
 
2012-08-15 10:58:17 PM  
What idiot pays $1000 a pound for for a machine?
 
2012-08-15 11:00:23 PM  
gameshowhost: [i50.tinypic.com image 299x360]

And I thought I was pathetic for weighing 290 and benching 350
 
2012-08-15 11:01:27 PM  
Death penalty. Canning lines are goddamned expensive, and attacking your local brewery is just subhuman.
 
2012-08-15 11:02:04 PM  
Beer shouldn't be in cans anyway. What is this, 1970?
 
2012-08-15 11:03:00 PM  
Canning is taking off in a big way. The cans stack better, prevent light from affecting the beer, and they recycle better than bottles.

Too bad some people have to steal canning machines.
 
2012-08-15 11:05:28 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Canning is taking off in a big way. The cans stack better, prevent light from affecting the beer, and they recycle better than bottles.

Too bad some people have to steal canning machines.


Yep, plus cans are now lined with organic liners which prevent the beer from ever contacting metal so you don't get the nasty metallic taste. A couple of our local brewers (Sly Fox, Six Point) have started focusing heavily on canning.
 
2012-08-15 11:07:28 PM  

scubamage: AverageAmericanGuy: Canning is taking off in a big way. The cans stack better, prevent light from affecting the beer, and they recycle better than bottles.

Too bad some people have to steal canning machines.

Yep, plus cans are now lined with organic liners which prevent the beer from ever contacting metal so you don't get the nasty metallic taste. A couple of our local brewers (Sly Fox, Six Point) have started focusing heavily on canning.


Funny how Keystone, that pisswater of a beer, was using lined cans like this years ago. If it were only a better beer doing this, we could have had canned microbrews years ago, instead of the skunky bottled micros we have now.
 
2012-08-15 11:08:50 PM  

gameshowhost:


I know the man in that picture. He died not long ago. He posted a heartwrenching video online shortly before he died about his struggles with his weight and basically how he knew it was going to cost him his life. He was a giant man with a giant heart.
 
2012-08-15 11:10:45 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: scubamage: AverageAmericanGuy: Canning is taking off in a big way. The cans stack better, prevent light from affecting the beer, and they recycle better than bottles.

Too bad some people have to steal canning machines.

Yep, plus cans are now lined with organic liners which prevent the beer from ever contacting metal so you don't get the nasty metallic taste. A couple of our local brewers (Sly Fox, Six Point) have started focusing heavily on canning.

Funny how Keystone, that pisswater of a beer, was using lined cans like this years ago. If it were only a better beer doing this, we could have had canned microbrews years ago, instead of the skunky bottled micros we have now.


A lot of that is because micros aren't using the right bottles. You'd think they'd know that much before getting into the industry though. Brown is the only color, period (unless you can find blue glass but good luck. Green like rolling rock, or clear? Welcome to skunk city, population: your beer.
 
2012-08-15 11:16:26 PM  

Lando Lincoln: roadkillontheweb: If they are using water from the big muddy to make that beer they did a lot of people a big favor!

Water can be filtered, you know.

They sure as hell don't seem to do it!
Bottled and canned beverages from the area (that I purchased) always have that taste.
 
2012-08-15 11:16:32 PM  
Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.
 
2012-08-15 11:21:05 PM  

roadkillontheweb: If they are using water from the big muddy to make that beer they did a lot of people a big favor!
The locals can't taste it or enjoy the taste since they were raised with it but I hate it. Every time I travel that way I always seem to stop in the area for a piss break and to get something to drink, and every time you taste that muddy flavor.


Can't speak for the Quad Cities, but Memphis gets its water from artesian wells.
 
2012-08-15 11:24:43 PM  

scubamage: AverageAmericanGuy: scubamage: AverageAmericanGuy: Canning is taking off in a big way. The cans stack better, prevent light from affecting the beer, and they recycle better than bottles.

Too bad some people have to steal canning machines.

Yep, plus cans are now lined with organic liners which prevent the beer from ever contacting metal so you don't get the nasty metallic taste. A couple of our local brewers (Sly Fox, Six Point) have started focusing heavily on canning.

Funny how Keystone, that pisswater of a beer, was using lined cans like this years ago. If it were only a better beer doing this, we could have had canned microbrews years ago, instead of the skunky bottled micros we have now.

A lot of that is because micros aren't using the right bottles. You'd think they'd know that much before getting into the industry though. Brown is the only color, period (unless you can find blue glass but good luck. Green like rolling rock, or clear? Welcome to skunk city, population: your beer.


I think you've got your facts mixed up a bit. Blue is better than clear, but worse than green.
 
2012-08-15 11:34:18 PM  

GORDON: Can't speak for the Quad Cities, but Memphis gets its water from artesian wells.


Everything is artisan these days isn't it? Artisan bread, artisan cheese, artisan freeking donuts. What did we do before we had all this artisan stuff? We just had WATER, plain old water and it never did anyone any harm and it was good enough for us.
 
2012-08-15 11:34:49 PM  
I've only been to davenport a few times, once to see john prine and then to see johnny cash, but I liked that town. Old, seedy looking, lots of bars...my kind of place.
 
2012-08-15 11:36:50 PM  

whatshisname: GORDON: Can't speak for the Quad Cities, but Memphis gets its water from artesian wells.

Everything is artisan these days isn't it? Artisan bread, artisan cheese, artisan freeking donuts. What did we do before we had all this artisan stuff? We just had WATER, plain old water and it never did anyone any harm and it was good enough for us.


I like where you're going with your argument, but artisan water really is a thing.

An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure.
 
2012-08-15 11:41:06 PM  

Lando Lincoln: roadkillontheweb: If they are using water from the big muddy to make that beer they did a lot of people a big favor!

Water can be filtered, you know.


Well, one would hope...
 
2012-08-15 11:41:37 PM  

Oldiron_79: gameshowhost: [i50.tinypic.com image 299x360]

And I thought I was pathetic for weighing 290 and benching 350


Not sure why that would be pathetic. Bench is all about your arm lengths and where your tendons attach. That being said, Anyone that can bench their own body weight, or more, is doing great.

Personally, I can't bench sh*t anymore, as I'm scared as hell to make my torn rotator cuff worse. I need my job more than the macho feeling of pushing up 8 plates.
 
2012-08-15 11:43:39 PM  
Stealers suck.
 
2012-08-15 11:49:12 PM  
Aw come on, I was going to give it back later tonight.
Besides, it was shiny.
 
2012-08-15 11:49:23 PM  

Show_The_O_Face: I like where you're going with your argument, but artisan water really is a thing.

An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure.


corncommentary.com
Oh. Never mind
 
2012-08-15 11:58:46 PM  

MrHappyRotter: What idiot pays $1000 a pound for for a machine?


Let's see, we have a high speed, stainless steel machine with tight tolerances that isn't used in big enough lots for true mass production(of the machine itself), that has to be rated for food use, easy to clean, probably with lots of little parts, and you're surprised it's expensive?

A computer CPU can run multiple thousands 'per pound'. Same with most of the chip level components in your computer. Think of this thing like the 'CPU' of the factory. 

The sad part? It's probably going to be sold as scrap by some meth heads for like $1k.
 
2012-08-16 12:10:17 AM  
What a terrible idea. Given how tight knit the craft community is, it'd be practically impossible to re-sell.
 
2012-08-16 12:12:49 AM  

Firethorn: MrHappyRotter: What idiot pays $1000 a pound for for a machine?


Oh yeah, and $100k/800lbs = $125/pound, not $1k.
 
2012-08-16 12:17:42 AM  

Saints_Gambit: What a terrible idea. Given how tight knit the craft community is, it'd be practically impossible to re-sell.


With grain sacks cut and no forced entry, resale might not be the goal. Someone might have just taken it to stymie him.
 
2012-08-16 12:25:59 AM  

Firethorn: Firethorn: MrHappyRotter: What idiot pays $1000 a pound for for a machine?

Oh yeah, and $100k/800lbs = $125/pound, not $1k.


Well, if you're going to use American Dollars, yeah.
 
2012-08-16 12:32:12 AM  
tvmegasite.net
 
2012-08-16 12:42:51 AM  

scubamage: Death penalty. Canning lines are goddamned expensive, and attacking your local brewery is just subhuman.


Amen. At the very least, let the Beer Gods smite them for their sacrilege.
 
2012-08-16 12:48:20 AM  

cretinbob: Obama did it


He was in town today... coincidence? Yes. Enough to blame him anyway? Also yes.
 
2012-08-16 12:53:15 AM  
Just wait for 6 months and some microbrewer within a 100 miles will be selling cans.
 
2012-08-16 01:00:41 AM  

doglover: Saints_Gambit: What a terrible idea. Given how tight knit the craft community is, it'd be practically impossible to re-sell.

With grain sacks cut and no forced entry, resale might not be the goal. Someone might have just taken it to stymie him.


That's what I was thinking. Sounds like someone wants him out of business. The machine was probably dumped in the river immediately.
 
2012-08-16 05:25:36 AM  
Would Police in Davenport, IA like an original composition from DJ First and Michigan?
 
2012-08-16 06:50:42 AM  
Shouldn't that end with "like a beer with you" instead?
 
2012-08-16 08:01:26 AM  
Mean. You are messing with beer, man! And it's a low profit labor of love business! WTF.

Cans are like mini kegs. They protect the beer better than bottles. Zero light, almost no O2, they are easier to recycle, lighter to ship, and stack/ store easier than bottles.
O2 can actually fuse into beer under the crown caps - especially during temp fluctuations. Twist caps are the worst, then crown caps. Beer will skunk (become light struck) almost instantly in clear bottles, within minutes in blue bottles & green, and slowly over time in brown.

My one gripe with cans is that they are often lined with a petroleum based epoxy and the product contains Bisphenol A, or BPA.
 
2012-08-16 08:11:02 AM  

BrotherMalcolm: Cans are like mini kegs.


If cans were made of stainless steel, you'd be right.
 
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