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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By bigken462
I was reluctant to drop the cash buying a 7cf...

I was reluctant to drop the cash buying a 7cf freezer. So far, aside from my very first brewing kit, it's been the best investment to date. You don't know how nice it is to key in a temp setting and...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 05-30-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 135,593
Posted By bigken462
Full until last night. Pictured on the left is a...

Full until last night. Pictured on the left is a Wisconsin Belgian Red and on the right is an American Wheat.

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By bigken462
Calculating ABV after adding fruit.

Back on 4/26 I brewed a all grain Wisconsin Belgian Red with a OG of 1.068. I had let it run it's course for two weeks before racking it onto 6lbs of cherries which I ran through my processor....
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
Posted By bigken462
I wish I had one of those hanging cast iron...

I wish I had one of those hanging cast iron jambalaya pots. Can you imagine that paired with crawfish, beer and music?

Who knows what this may evolve to next year. Lol
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
Posted By bigken462
Nahhhh, but I wished I did. I would be eating...

Nahhhh, but I wished I did. I would be eating Cajun cooking three meals a day; every day!
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
Posted By bigken462
Yep, I'll cut up a large bag full. It makes the...

Yep, I'll cut up a large bag full. It makes the bugs a lil easier to peel. I'll also toss in a bag full of garlic, and a half dozen onion heads into the mix. Going in also is shrimp, Cajun sausage,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
Posted By bigken462
Lol, it's like a bean toss game. Very similar to...

Lol, it's like a bean toss game. Very similar to horseshoe except these bags are filled with corn. Can be just as challenging as horseshoe, but if you were to have kids around, it opens the game up...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
Posted By bigken462
Two wheats. Well, three if you count the one in...

Two wheats. Well, three if you count the one in the closet that should have been in there. lol

If I had the fridge space for it, I would have purchased another keg to have it. I have several huge...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
Posted By bigken462
The sad thing is, I have ten gallons of two other...

The sad thing is, I have ten gallons of two other beers that should have done been bottled a week ago. I've just reached a point that I would rather take a beating than have to bottle another beer....
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 397
Posted By bigken462
Time to eat some mudbugs and drink some beer!

Yard work is done, house work is done, 120lbs of mudbugs have been ordered, the stage is set and the band has been booked. Two work days and a wake up and I'll be introducing about 30-40 co-workers...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-16-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By bigken462
I sometimes filter if time is not on my side, but...

I sometimes filter if time is not on my side, but I quickly determined that everything the mentors on this list says about giving beer time is true. I consider the ability to filter another tool I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-10-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 24,834
Posted By bigken462
Cleaned house, transferred 5 gallons of wheat to...

Cleaned house, transferred 5 gallons of wheat to 2nd, processed 6lbs of cherries and about to transfer 5 gallons of New Belgian Wisconsin Red on top of the juice and pulp. Then I'll be scrubbing two...
Forum: General Techniques 05-09-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By bigken462
I have a side by side fridge so I can do one at a...

I have a side by side fridge so I can do one at a time.

Because of some slow fermentation throwing my brewing schedule off, I have been forced to take the bottom drawers out of my fridge and use...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-09-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By bigken462
WLP400 - 22 days at 68* before it slowed down...

WLP400 - 22 days at 68* before it slowed down enough to cold crash. Most painful brew yet for me since I needed it's spot in the chamber.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By bigken462
A few questions about cold crashing

Iím waiting on some tubing, quick connects, pinch clamps etc. to arrive in the mail so that I can get the stuff to transfer a cpl gallons of well carbonated and conditioned beer from a 5 gallon keg...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By bigken462
Lol, I haven't hardened my taste buds yet enough...

Lol, I haven't hardened my taste buds yet enough to chance making or drinking any IPA's. The closest I have is a Mirror pond Pale Ale and a SNPA. Both of those were dry hopped. Lol, I guess I'm puss...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By bigken462
I sure wish I could get my hands on a bottle....

I sure wish I could get my hands on a bottle. They don't sell them down here. Grrr.

I purchased my ingredients for the kit at Alabrew (www.alabrew.com) just south of Birmingham. Don't know that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By bigken462
Best method to add cherries Wisconsin Belgian Red

G'Morning guys, and Happy Homebrew Day!!! I wish I was off work to brew up something. Grrrr

I have a New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red kit that I brewed up last Saturday. This was a 1.070 OG all...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-02-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 407
Posted By bigken462
Sadly tomorrow I will be missing it all. But I do...

Sadly tomorrow I will be missing it all. But I do get to work on my Birthday while seeing everyone else talk about National Homebrew Day. lol

Ya'll have fun. Enjoy a few cold pints for me. :-(
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-02-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 89
Posted By bigken462
Both ended up doing quite well. They are still...

Both ended up doing quite well. They are still going as I type this. The batch from the smaller flask might be just a lil weaker, but it's a lighter gravity American Wheat so I would not expect too...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-01-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By bigken462
Lol, I actually have a SA Summer Ale that I was...

Lol, I actually have a SA Summer Ale that I was going to half keg/half bottle that I will be able to put in it's place. It's been in the primary for 22 days. Dang WLP400 taking it's sweet dang time...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-01-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By bigken462
Holy mackerel, where did my beer go?

That awkward moment you have with yourself when you discover your first batch of kegged beer is almost empty which was brewed for a event later in May.

Crap sake I never imagined it going that...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-28-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By bigken462
I wish I did. Just a quart jar which was filled...

I wish I did. Just a quart jar which was filled halfway with Starsan. I don't have anything in the house that will fit in that spot. Going to empty out a 2 liter soda bottle in a few minutes and see...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-28-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By bigken462
So much for keeping the freezer clean

I guess it's a lil late to be worrying about buying a larger blow off tube. So who thinks I'm going to wake up to a stinking mess in the morning?

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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,831
Posted By bigken462
Sadly, I even had those tools at my disposal....

Sadly, I even had those tools at my disposal. Complete BIAB system just arms length away. Just one of those times where you don't have the experience until shortly after you needed it. Lol

At...
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