Justin Bieber Uses Birthday For Charity: Water

Justin Bieber Charity WaterFor Justin Bieber’s 17th birthday, he asking all of the “Beliebers”  to celebrate his birthday by donating to the Justin Bieber’s Charity: Water page. Justin is asked that his friends, fans and followers donate $17 to charity: water. The money will be used to build clean water projects in developing countries.

“Together, we’ve made a big difference for many causes,” Justin wrote on the page. “Did you know that about 4,500 kids die each day from waterborne disease? By building clean water projects for villages that need them, we can prevent this! I want to make my birthday matter this year — let’s make it so more kids can grow up to have a 17th birthday like me. Join me to make a change.”

Of course, Justin Bieber isn’t the only celebrity working to provide clean water to those who need it. For Adam Lambert’s 29th birthday, he set out to raise $290,000 through his own charity: water page. He did that and more. He extended the challenge to his fans, and as of this writing, his page has received $295,500 in donations.

Alyssa Milano’s mycharity: water campaigns raised over $92,000 for her 37th birthday in 2009, and another $39,551 for her 38th birthday at the end of 2010.

The “Sponge Bob” Crane Ultrasonic Humidifier

Sponge Bob Crane Ultrasonic HumidifierSponge Bob has access to plenty of moisture in his “pineapple under the sea,” but that’s not the case for many of us humans, especially if we live in dry environments. A humidifier is essential to creating a healthy indoor climate. It supplies moisture, providing relief for dry skin, chapped lips, and symptoms associated with cold and flu, including nasal congestion, sinus irritation and dry cough.

The Sponge Bob Crane Humidifier is great for children’s rooms and nurseries to assist with a child’s breathing during cold and flu season and to protect them from problems related to low humidity.  This humidifier features a removable water tank that holds up to a gallon of water, and an auto-off safety function for when the tank becomes empty. A control knob at the top of the unit can be used to regulate the mist output. The Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier runs quietly, is energy efficient, and able to supply moisture for up to 12 hours.

Hurry and don’t wait to purchase the Sponge Bob Humidifier from FiltersFast.com!

How to Make a Randall With a Water Filter Housing

Dogfish Head’s New Randall the Enamel Animal

The Randall was first pioneered by the ever-innovative Dogfish Head Brewery in Maryland. Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head’s founder and president, was looking for a way to make his brutally-bitter 120 Minute IPA even more hoppy at an event called the “Lupulin Slam” in 2002 (lupulin is a bitter powder found on hop plants).

Sam built a makeshift water filter and filled it with Cascade and Willamette hops before sending the 120 Minute IPA through it. Hopheads at the event were stunned at how fresh and resinous the beer’s hop presence was, even if it did seem like it could strip the enamel off of your teeth. Thus “Randall the Enamel Animal” was born.

These days, brewers and homebrewers alike fill Randalls and water filters with much more than just hops. Some common Randall fillers include coffee or vanilla beans, bourbon-soaked oak, fresh fruit, candy canes and jalapeno peppers.

Don’t worry: if you can’t afford Dogfish Head’s Randall the Enamel Animal at $375, you can make your own Randall beer filter out of a water filter housing for a fraction of the price.

How to Make a Randall the Enamel Animal:

1. Find an appropriate water filter housing. A standard 10″ water filter housing should work for most applications. You’ll probably want to go with a clear water filter housing, so that you can see whatever ingredients you stuff in it. Since most beer lines are 1/4″, it would make since to find a filter housing that could accommodate 1/4″ lines (rather than using bungs to convert the fittings). Popular outlet sizings on these housings include 1/4″, 1/2″ and 3/4″. Just make sure it either matches the size of your existing line, that you have the appropriate fittings to convert it. The Pentek 158117 Filter Housing is a popular, economical choice.

2. Make a stainless-steel filter replacement. Since a true water filter would diminish the flow you need to move beer through the filter, you’ll want to construct a piece of stainless steel to stand in for the filter. You can drill holes through it to allow for a good flow. Most standard 10″ water filters measure around 2 1/2″ x 9 3/4″.

3. Assemble fittings, tubing, disconnects and other assorted hardware. HopWild gives a good run-down of the various hardware you’ll need to build the Randall, and walks you through the necessary steps.

If you liked this post, be sure to come back to read about which water filters to use for homebrewing. If you have any questions about which filter housings would be appropriate, feel free to leave a comment below.