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Forum: Extract Brewing 08-27-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
It won't get better, if anything any slight hint...

It won't get better, if anything any slight hint will disappear with time. The good thing is now you know what to do next year and to bump up your spices. Don't do a drastic bump cause you could...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Well I was going to pitch it, but then my wife...

Well I was going to pitch it, but then my wife stepped in with the t-shirt idea and I thought that is this beers only chance at this point. Then I read about the bb's being steel and no issues there...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
So I looked at the thermometer more closely and...

So I looked at the thermometer more closely and the thermometer portion itself didn't break at all, just the casing with the steel shot in it. We filtered the wort several times, racked it from the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Just so we're clear, this is a food grade...

Just so we're clear, this is a food grade thermometer that came with the brew kit I orginally received as a present. Those thermometers don't contain mercury and from what I understand thermometers...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
I forgot to add we racked it off the trub and...

I forgot to add we racked it off the trub and left that in there and that's where we found the glass.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
So what we're doing is we found all of the steel...

So what we're doing is we found all of the steel bb's so there is no issue there. We found three large pieces of glass, but of course we are missing a few. We took a clean t-shirt, cut it up to act...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
**** I know that's the right answer too and I...

**** I know that's the right answer too and I spent a lot of time on this beer. Just when you think you've figured this hobby out you get thrown a curve ball! :mad:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
It's a True Brew Floating Thermometer, from what...

It's a True Brew Floating Thermometer, from what I'm reading it has steel bb's not lead ones correct? I agree about the glass though..........
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Floating Thermometer broke in wort

I'm putting this here hopefully to get more views. I just finished brewing my Pumpkin Ale and while cooling it down my floating thermometer broke in my wort because it hit my wort chiller. The end of...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-25-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,863
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Brewing Midwest's pumpkin extract ale as I type...

Brewing Midwest's pumpkin extract ale as I type this. I baked 3 29 oz cans of Libby's pumpkin puree for 30 minutes at 350 and bumped up the spices that I did last year as my bumps from last year...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-03-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12,475
Views: 2,267,516
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Gotta try making this stuff.............sounds...

Gotta try making this stuff.............sounds awesome!
Forum: Sake Forum 04-03-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 535,736
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
This definately sounds like something I want to...

This definately sounds like something I want to try..........awesome thread!
Forum: Introductions 03-12-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 154
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Good to see another Iowan on board, I'm in the...

Good to see another Iowan on board, I'm in the Des Moines Metro Area.
Forum: Introductions 03-11-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 193
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
The city is definitely getting better and the...

The city is definitely getting better and the brewing is growing in this area. Downtown has really grown as a place for younger people to hang out. I give them credit for changing the face of Des...
Forum: Introductions 03-10-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 193
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Welcome to the board, I live in the Des Moines...

Welcome to the board, I live in the Des Moines Metro Area right now in Norwalk. I've been to the Portland/Beaverton area and I thought it was a cool place. Definately more traffic than Des Moines,...
Forum: Iowa HomeBrew Forum 03-06-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Thanks for the info EZ, I guess I never thought...

Thanks for the info EZ, I guess I never thought of doing that. I tried to make it that way today for a bunch of stuff, but my schedule didn't work out to allow it. I'm gonna try to get there tomorrow...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-06-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 166,448
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Very nice build, I enjoyed following this thread!

Very nice build, I enjoyed following this thread!
Forum: Iowa HomeBrew Forum 03-04-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
I've been there several times, love the place! I...

I've been there several times, love the place! I too have stopped ordering most of my stuff from online. I still might buy a different extract kit from some place else, but if I was doing all grain,...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-12-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,841
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Nice work! I spent way more on my ferm chamber...

Nice work! I spent way more on my ferm chamber than I needed to as well, but it was fun to build something from a pile of wood, insulation, and some wiring.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-05-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Nice way to look at it! :mug:

Nice way to look at it! :mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-03-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
I think we all have had a bug or two fall into...

I think we all have had a bug or two fall into our brews.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-03-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,687
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
I use midwest quite a bit along with austin home...

I use midwest quite a bit along with austin home brew. http://www.midwestsupplies.com/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-31-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
I'm not an all-grain brewer, I'm a partial mash...

I'm not an all-grain brewer, I'm a partial mash brewer. I cooked my pumpkin at 350 for about 30 minutes. The theory is that with the carmalization you bring more flavor out of the pumpkin. However,...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 08-31-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,790
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
Awesome..............my stuff's in the corner of...

Awesome..............my stuff's in the corner of the basement on one stand and I've been with my wife for 13 years.............see what you have to look forward to!?
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-31-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By BIGREDIOWAN
It's worth a shot I suppose................guess...

It's worth a shot I suppose................guess you'll find out what you get right? :mug:
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