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Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-27-2007, 07:54 PM
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Posted By bigkevj
So, here is what I have learned through my first...

So, here is what I have learned through my first wine kit based on questions in this thread:

Transferring: my instructions said to wait until the SG is at a certain level, I did so. It also said...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-19-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,924
Posted By bigkevj
Yooper chick: I think i bought the same...

Yooper chick:

I think i bought the same corker that shakz has in his post on the first page of this thread. Can I not use #9 corks for that? I think that is what I bought. Will I break the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-18-2007, 01:43 PM
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Posted By bigkevj
Bottles are not a problem anymore. I have a...

Bottles are not a problem anymore. I have a friend who owns a couple of bars and an italian restaurant here in town. He said he would have 30 bottles to me in a week.
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-17-2007, 07:18 PM
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Posted By bigkevj
Discount

Does anyone know of any discount codes to use on Austin Home Brews website to order?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-17-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,924
Posted By bigkevj
OK, but renting in not an option. Can someone...

OK, but renting in not an option. Can someone that uses any other corker besides a floor corker tell me good/bad about your corker?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-17-2007, 06:36 PM
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Posted By bigkevj
No, I am in the middle of Kansas. No LHBSs...

No, I am in the middle of Kansas. No LHBSs around here.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-17-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,924
Posted By bigkevj
Juice Bag Opener and tools question

Some sites say you need to purchase a $7 tool to open the juice bags. Is this really necessary? Also, If I didnt want to go to the expense of a floor corker yet, what would be the best corker to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-17-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By bigkevj
I making Red. Probably a Pinot Noir. That is...

I making Red. Probably a Pinot Noir. That is the wife's favorite. I found two kits on Austins website, one that was 50, one that was around 90. I will probably go for the more expensive one, that...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-17-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By bigkevj
Wine Newbie questions

The wife gave me the ok to buy some wine making supplies and make some wine. I have been making beer for a while.

I have a bucket that is marked for 5 gallons, it says 6 is the bottom ridge of...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-20-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,426
Posted By bigkevj
Guess I don't feel so bad now. Thanks for the...

Guess I don't feel so bad now. Thanks for the input....I will put the airlock on before snapping on the lid from now on....sounds like that is the solution! And Malkore, I am sure I can find a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-19-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By bigkevj
Did I ruin my brew?

So the other night I am brewing up a Pumpkin Ale. I put it in the primary fermenter (6.5 gallon bucket), pitch the yeast, and I go to put the air lock into the hole in the lid. As I do this, the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-16-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,185
Posted By bigkevj
I have not had a problem. I heated the end of...

I have not had a problem. I heated the end of the tubing in hot water, slipped it right on. Only problem is that it is so tight I cant get it off now!
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-13-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,476
Posted By bigkevj
Not looking for a team name, just a nickname for...

Not looking for a team name, just a nickname for me to put on the back of the shirt. The team name will be either Balls n Dolls or 4 Square is 4 Losers.

I like "The Windmill"

Any other...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-13-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By bigkevj
OT - Kickball Nickname

I am starting a co-ed kickball team in a new league in my hometown, and I need a nickname to put on the back of my shirt. Got any ideas?
Forum: Mead Forum 08-10-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By bigkevj
Call me stupid, but what exactly is the...

Call me stupid, but what exactly is the definition of "mead". Sounds to me like you are making some kind of wine here....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By bigkevj
That is my fault in terminology. I am not doing...

That is my fault in terminology. I am not doing a partial mash. I am just steeping the grains for 30 min. Noobie mistake!
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-10-2007, 03:19 PM
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Posted By bigkevj
I love poppers....I do cream cheese and crab meat...

I love poppers....I do cream cheese and crab meat wrapped in bacon.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2007, 03:16 PM
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Views: 298
Posted By bigkevj
My first

My first partial mash brew will happen tomorrow. One question - After I put the grains in the grain bag, how do you seal it? Just tie a knot at the top?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-09-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By bigkevj
I understand that. But if I pour the "dust" into...

I understand that. But if I pour the "dust" into the bag, won't it just fall out either on the counter or in the wort? I just want to make sure thats ok.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-08-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By bigkevj
I think the instructions read to steep the grains...

I think the instructions read to steep the grains in the grain bag, then add the LME and hops and boil for an hour
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-08-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By bigkevj
Need some help

I purchased the big river brown ale from Midwest, and am planning on starting it this weekend. This is the first time I have used anything but extracts. I got the bag of grains, and I had them...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-08-2007, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By bigkevj
do you have a recipe for the vanilla cream stout?

do you have a recipe for the vanilla cream stout?
Forum: Introductions 08-07-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By bigkevj
Good Luck with all that Lizzy, keep us posted!

Good Luck with all that Lizzy, keep us posted!
Forum: General Techniques 08-07-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By bigkevj
From Wort to Fermenter

Question.....I have been doing some reading and learning on this site since joining. I was under the impression you want to strain the wort as it goes into the primary fermenter. Is that correct?
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By bigkevj
Daveyboy, can you tell me a little more about...

Daveyboy, can you tell me a little more about this Caramel cream ale? Sounds very good. Is it a kit? I am a noobie, and not ready for tough recipes yet.
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