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Douche4Sale
May 8, 2003

...and then God said, "Let there be douche!"



silence_kit posted:

Does Kirkland Light actually taste bad or is it just another light beer? I don't get when people (performatively, I suspect) trash light beer as having a horrible offensive taste, when it really doesn't have a strong flavor at all. Sometimes a light beer is just what the doctor ordered, especially on a hot day.

It is awful. Before I started recovery, I was an active alcoholic and even my broken brain struggled to drink them.

Kirkland Light: So bad, even an alcoholic says "maybe I'll just have some water instead."

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silence_kit
Jul 14, 2011


Oh thatís disappointing. Iím a big fan of Natural Light and was hoping that the Kirkland Light would be a good replacement.

RoastBeef
Jul 10, 2008


I was wondering who brewed it:


Somebody on ratebeer posted:

Kirkland Signature Light Beer, 105 calories, 4.2% ABV. Contract brewed for Costco by the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company under the brewer name Hopfen Und Malz (for the west coast market) and since mid 2009 by Matt Brewing as "New Yorker Brewing Co." (for the east coast market), and for central states by Minhas Craft Brewery as "Regal Brau Brewing Company."

Matt brewing makes Saranac's beers which in my experience have been at least unoffensive.

Jingleheimer
Mar 30, 2006


schreibs posted:

Stunningly bad. Each 12oz can tasted like the brewer added 6 drops of 93 octane gasoline to stale flint michigan tap water.

This is accurate.

Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004




The Kirkland Citra IPA is god awful, like I'm probably going to throw the rest of it away awful.

poisonpill
Nov 8, 2009

The only way to get huge fast is to insult a passing witch and hope she curses you with Beast-strength.



Tap the Rockies vs The Champagne of Beers vs Itís Miller Time vs AMERICA

I know which one Iím choosing whatever is cheapest at the store that day

DarkHorse
Dec 13, 2006

Vroom Vroom, BEEP BEEP!

Nap Ghost

Paul MaudDib posted:

My 10 year old shark navigator vacuum seems to have clogged for good this time, I canít get it to run right. Possibly needs new filters but Iíve tried that, and the vacuum head seems clean (including the tube leading up to the vacuum).

Anyway what do people think about this one?

https://www.costco.com/bissell-multiclean-allergen-lift-off-pet-slim-deluxe-upright-vacuum.product.100737281.html

Our navigator had a bunch of problems recently too but I was able to diagnose them. It started when it started sounding weird, like loud rushing air noises and had weak suction and the motor was getting really hot. Turned out there's a pressure release valve (rushing air noise) and the motor was overheating because it was fighting a half dozen clogs. Here's what I fixed:

  • The length of hose between the beater bars and the vacuum body had a hole in it. Replacing it was a few bucks
  • The length of hose inside the handle had jammed with dust but wasn't immediately obvious. I had to disassemble it but that was because a 3" stick had somehow wedged itself in there
  • The grating in the dust cartridge was clogged. I cleaned it out periodically with compressed air but apparently that wasn't enough. Washing it out with water cleared it.
  • The foam filters under the cartridge were loaded with dust. We'd been washing them out but eventually bought new ones (then the dogs tore them up as toys before we could install them and we bought new new ones)
  • A few of the other interfaces and connections that we never used had built up some dust. I just looked for every disconnect I could find and gave it a once over

Considering it's over 10 years old at this point it was due for a bit of servicing and it's back to pulling out stuff I'd never guess was there. No judgment if you just want a new vacuum though :)

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Apr 8, 2004


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silence_kit posted:

Does Kirkland Light actually taste bad or is it just another light beer? I don't get when people (performatively, I suspect) trash light beer as having a horrible offensive taste, when it really doesn't have a strong flavor at all. Sometimes a light beer is just what the doctor ordered, especially on a hot day.

They only made it for two months and it was TERRIBLE. I bought the 48 pack for $20 thinking "how bad could it be?". I drank maybe two total and my friends tried some. I still have about 40 of them stacked in a pyramid in my garage.

We shot a few of them with a pistol but that was just a waste of ammo.

WescottF1
Oct 21, 2000
Forums Veteran

I live not far from the Minhas brewery and have toured it once. All of their beers have a weird sourness to them which could be due to Monroe, WI's water. Kinda like how the Rocky Mountain water Coors uses must have a lot of iron or something in it, because to me Coors has a really metallic aftertaste to it.

Solvency
Apr 28, 2008

Trade, sir! Discover it! This is you, this is a clue. Get a clue, discover trade!


Enos Cabell posted:

The Kirkland Citra IPA is god awful, like I'm probably going to throw the rest of it away awful.

Really? This is the green can, Citra Session IPA, buy my family have enjoyed it quite a bit. It's a great drinking on the patio during the spring sorta drink, and we've already gone through two cases of it, and I'm going back soon for another. It won't blow your socks off or anything, but for a beer that's as tasty as it is for $20 for a 24 pack, you'd be hard pressed to find better (and if you know of something better for the same price, do let me know).

MisterOblivious
Mar 17, 2010


poisonpill posted:

Tap the Rockies vs The Champagne of Beers vs It’s Miller Time vs AMERICA

I know which one I’m choosing whatever is cheapest at the store that day

Give Hamm's a shot if they carry it. Often beats the others in blind taste tests. Sometimes Miller comes out ahead.

Johnny Truant
Jul 22, 2008






Hamm's gave me the farts so bad I woke up from a drug fueled music festival crash

So, ymmv but I'll stick with Keystone Light

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Problematic Poster*~

Fun Shoe

Coors Banquet is the best american adjunct lager.

Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004




I've been looking at a few different zero gravity chairs online, and kind of hemming and hawing about pulling the trigger on one. Spotted one at Costco today for $80 that looked way nicer and about $20 cheaper than anything I'd seen online, so decided to pull the trigger. It's super comfy and has a handy little built-in side table with a drink and phone holder, should make for some great star gazing. Probably going to go back this weekend and pickup a second.



e: oh yeah, got some meats for the smoker this weekend too... first time cooking short ribs so should be fun



Enos Cabell fucked around with this message at 19:13 on Jun 3, 2021

dxt
Mar 27, 2004
METAL DISCHARGE

Solvency posted:

Really? This is the green can, Citra Session IPA, buy my family have enjoyed it quite a bit. It's a great drinking on the patio during the spring sorta drink, and we've already gone through two cases of it, and I'm going back soon for another. It won't blow your socks off or anything, but for a beer that's as tasty as it is for $20 for a 24 pack, you'd be hard pressed to find better (and if you know of something better for the same price, do let me know).

Agreed, pretty dang solid for the price. They used to have a 'Kirkland Craft beer variety pack' brewed in Wisconsin and it was loving garbage.

Gaius Marius
Oct 9, 2012



Chinatown posted:

Coors Banquet is the best american adjunct lager.

Johnny Lawrence approved

Bibliotechno Music
Dec 29, 2008



Only a quick service today, rode my bike up there with Mr Music to pick up my meds and take communion. 1/4 lb+, pop, chicken bake, and a fruit smoothie (first time, better than I expected!). A short but satisfying experience, PBUC.

Johnny Truant
Jul 22, 2008








Almost bought this for this thread

StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter


Johnny Truant posted:



Almost bought this for this thread

You couldn't spare a dollar for our amusement?

Supreme Allah
Oct 6, 2004

everybody relax, i'm here


Nap Ghost

iwentdoodie posted:

What was the issue?

A couple of you have asked but its a long boring story that I'm sick of repeating (mainly to costco employees) but heres some basics

- two wasted trips, the last one where they assured me on the phone i could drop the car off if I didn't need it immediately (its my 2nd car so keep it as long as you want, i just need it by the end of the month because it also needs its safety inspection). Then when I get there (getting a friend to meet me there for a ride back home by the way), 'oh no we can't do that. heavens to betsy who ever heard of night drop for car service'. But the guy on the phone JUST told me! 'well sorry we cant do that'. well, FUUUUUUUUCK.

- finally losing it and getting the same tires from a local place for $200 more because they didn't have the same promo but i really didn't care at that point

- getting jerked around on returning the costco tires (that last part is what the manager helped me with, although he said I'd get an email confirming and I haven't yet)

Anyway what really added to the frustration was the long waits on the phone, and everyone promising call backs that never happened. Oh and everyone making it a point to tell me how busy they are, I know your busy I've been to a costco before. In the meantime it's not like I have anything to do, i work in biotech and don't remember a week shorter than 60 hours in I dont know how drat long. How about I carve the word busy in your foreheads like aldo raine.

Anyway anyway. I guess I'll call back tomorrow about the return confirmation.

RocketLunatic
May 6, 2005
i love lamp.

Yeah, I donít know why people use Costco Tires. Always so expensive even for a get the 4th tire free deal (which is just routine sort of deal). Maybe the quality is better? They just seem to be name brand tires that you can get anywhere.

I tend to go to neighborhood shops run by Korean families and they give me a great deal. And the tires are fine.

StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter


I've found my tire center to be competitively priced, competent, convenient, and it contributes to the 2% executive cash back.

I think I've bought three sets of tires through them so far and plan to continue.

DarkHorse
Dec 13, 2006

Vroom Vroom, BEEP BEEP!

Nap Ghost

StormDrain posted:

I've found my tire center to be competitively priced, competent, convenient, and it contributes to the 2% executive cash back.

I think I've bought three sets of tires through them so far and plan to continue.

Feeling a lot better when I had to do an emergency purchase of tires for my truck. I thought I was betraying the 'co at the time

Supreme Allah
Oct 6, 2004

everybody relax, i'm here


Nap Ghost

Anyway I'm sorry I know this thread is meant to be a celebration of all things costco and they do have wonderful things and food and stuff and junk. Its just there wasn't really a more appropriate place to vent about this. I'll let the thread get back to being happy.

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



i respect this man's experience and will not buy tires from costco, in solidarity

ShortyMR.CAT
Sep 25, 2008

:blastu::dogcited:


Lipstick Apathy

Ive never bought not food items at Costco. gently caress dem tires!

A Pack of Kobolds
Mar 23, 2007




Tires aside, if you're not buying your car batteries at Costco you're loving up.

StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter


Supreme Allah posted:

Anyway I'm sorry I know this thread is meant to be a celebration of all things costco and they do have wonderful things and food and stuff and junk. Its just there wasn't really a more appropriate place to vent about this. I'll let the thread get back to being happy.

Nah man you gotta share the bad products too.

For instance, the plug in led undercab lights are the biggest piece of junk I've gotten there. No switch on it, just motion activated. Which means it turns off and on whenever my hand swiped near it and if have to undo it. Then it broke and wouldn't stay on or stay off reliably.

Sticky
Jan 1, 2006

Pornhub. XTube. I know these names, better than I know my own grandmothers.

RoastBeef posted:

I was wondering who brewed it:
Matt brewing makes Saranac's beers which in my experience have been at least unoffensive.

They also make Utica Club, which if you live within 100 miles of the brewery is a perfectly serviceable cheap beer. The Kirkland Light is just stunningly awful, I'd rather pay 6 dollars more for 60 Genny Creams or Rolling Rocks.

El Jebus
Jun 18, 2008

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Supreme Allah posted:

A couple of you have asked but its a long boring story that I'm sick of repeating (mainly to costco employees) but heres some basics

- two wasted trips, the last one where they assured me on the phone i could drop the car off if I didn't need it immediately (its my 2nd car so keep it as long as you want, i just need it by the end of the month because it also needs its safety inspection). Then when I get there (getting a friend to meet me there for a ride back home by the way), 'oh no we can't do that. heavens to betsy who ever heard of night drop for car service'. But the guy on the phone JUST told me! 'well sorry we cant do that'. well, FUUUUUUUUCK.

- finally losing it and getting the same tires from a local place for $200 more because they didn't have the same promo but i really didn't care at that point

- getting jerked around on returning the costco tires (that last part is what the manager helped me with, although he said I'd get an email confirming and I haven't yet)

Anyway what really added to the frustration was the long waits on the phone, and everyone promising call backs that never happened. Oh and everyone making it a point to tell me how busy they are, I know your busy I've been to a costco before. In the meantime it's not like I have anything to do, i work in biotech and don't remember a week shorter than 60 hours in I dont know how drat long. How about I carve the word busy in your foreheads like aldo raine.

Anyway anyway. I guess I'll call back tomorrow about the return confirmation.

We have two costcos within 20 minutes from us. One has the best tire department I've ever experienced and they are super fast, friendly, and treated our car right when we brought it in, and had a big inventory of sizes and types. The other sounds exactly like what you are describing. Just an absolute nightmare of "we are really busy, just drop it off, sorry you can't drop it off, we are too busy, you should call next time, no appointments, the manager is busy and talking on the phone is too much of a hassle so just drop it off!" and basically zero inventory so they would have to order it if you really wanted the size of tires your car is supposed to have instead of putting wider tires on just because that is what they have.

schreibs
Oct 11, 2009



A Pack of Kobolds posted:

Tires aside, if you're not buying your car batteries at Costco you're loving up.

They were a solid 35% more for batteries than Pepboys for me. I didnt see them doing anything better than Pepboys either, they removed the old battery for me and put the new one in within 10 minutes.

A Pack of Kobolds
Mar 23, 2007




schreibs posted:

They were a solid 35% more for batteries than Pepboys for me. I didnt see them doing anything better than Pepboys either, they removed the old battery for me and put the new one in within 10 minutes.

Oh word? When I bought a car battery and a deep cycle marine battery I checked Costco vs online options and the Interstate batteries from Costco were better by far. I installed them myself so I don't know if that factors into things.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007

My friends are just out of frame, agreeing with me and thinking that I'm entertaining.

My enemies are just out of frame, laughing too.

redreader posted:

WAAAAH I SAW COSMIC CRISP AND DIDN'T GET THEM! I only just saw this reply. I got gala and envy, and of those, Envy are twice the size and also nicer.

how do you go by the pallet of apples with basically a weed name and not buy some?

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

make's u think



Where do you people store all of this food!?

I have a deep freezer, but trying to buy the apples or those huge clamshells of grapes would take up half of my fridge. Might as well buy the 12 pack of noosa and the grapefruit cups and completely slam it full.

I hate my fridge to be honest. Freezer on the bottom and a French door setup on top. Thereís a huge meat/deli drawer on the bottom that takes way too much space and then two tiny drawers for fruit/produce. Itís a rental though so Iím stuck with it.

Gaius Marius
Oct 9, 2012



Apples are disgusting once you put them in the fridge, just keep them on the counter

NewFatMike
Jun 11, 2015



I've never heard of someone storing apples in the fridge, unless they're like cut in half for a recipe and didn't need the whole thing or something.

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



i store apples in the fridge because i like to eat them cold. it's fine, it's not like tomatoes or bananas where putting it in the fridge ruins it.

DarkHorse
Dec 13, 2006

Vroom Vroom, BEEP BEEP!

Nap Ghost

Hell Yeah posted:

i store apples in the fridge because i like to eat them cold. it's fine, it's not like tomatoes or bananas where putting it in the fridge ruins it.

Same here, ice cold crisp apples are so refreshing in the summer

fizzymercury
Aug 18, 2011


nwin posted:

Where do you people store all of this food!?

I have a deep freezer, but trying to buy the apples or those huge clamshells of grapes would take up half of my fridge. Might as well buy the 12 pack of noosa and the grapefruit cups and completely slam it full.

I hate my fridge to be honest. Freezer on the bottom and a French door setup on top. Thereís a huge meat/deli drawer on the bottom that takes way too much space and then two tiny drawers for fruit/produce. Itís a rental though so Iím stuck with it.
My diet is about 40% fruit so it doesn't take up space for long. Also I put my grapes in the deep freeze.

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priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Hell yeah costco croissant & lox smoked salmon & philly cream cheese is the bomb sandwich. Needs something with a crunch but they donít have capers there (which I donít like anyway). Perhaps some kind of pickle slices.. hm more research required.

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