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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-30-2012, 02:57 AM
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Posted By cowgo
rubbing my belly for good luck.

rubbing my belly for good luck.
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 05-13-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 67,140
Posted By cowgo
Video tour

A video tour of the eBIAB brewery and hidden mancave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHDeNriXTBc
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2012, 04:41 PM
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Views: 508,348
Posted By cowgo
Brewing a Faux Urquell using pilsner malt,...

Brewing a Faux Urquell using pilsner malt, hallertau and dry hopping with saaz. Yeast is Papazian's hybrid Cry Havoc fermented at the lower end of the ale temp range and mashed at 149 for some...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2012, 08:58 PM
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Views: 917
Posted By cowgo
I use 5 oz. On bottling day I boil it up in a bit...

I use 5 oz. On bottling day I boil it up in a bit of water and then cover and let it cool. By the time I'm ready to bottle it's cool enough to pour into the bottling bucket. I then rack the beer out...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 03-20-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 52,464
Posted By cowgo
53416 I'm sending this from the iPhone so...

53416

I'm sending this from the iPhone so hopefully the pic shows up. I love the star san snake. Mine coils up and around the hose like a boa.

You cant see it in the pic, but sitting at the...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 03-19-2012, 04:53 PM
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Views: 52,532
Posted By cowgo
I'm going to brew this tonight, but skip the 1/2...

I'm going to brew this tonight, but skip the 1/2 pound of wheat and bump up the carapils and Vienna by a .25 pound each.

I'll be using Papazian's Cry Havoc hybrid yeast at ale temps on the cool...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2012, 02:30 AM
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Posted By cowgo
My eBIAB set up: ...

My eBIAB set up:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/cowgo/005.jpg
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By cowgo
Hahaha, I just drunkenly told my beer in...

Hahaha, I just drunkenly told my beer in public...."shhhhh....wait, wait, wait, I..I, you know what, I love you man."

Been a few years since I drunk posted on HBT. Wow, I have a headache.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By cowgo
BIAB Homebrew tasting night

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/cowgo/heiferweizen.jpg

Cowbrau Heifer Weizen, bottled two weeks. Tastes amazing, I'd put it up against any commercial wheat and rate it even or higher. First...
Forum: For Sale 03-11-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By cowgo
Still have several items left. Surprised the...

Still have several items left. Surprised the ekeggle hasn't sold. It's priced to get it out of my basement quick. New price on the 25 gallon pot with weldless valve.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-10-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,459
Posted By cowgo
No, that fan has a lot of suck to it. Haven't had...

No, that fan has a lot of suck to it. Haven't had an issue with condensation. The hood extends out a couple inches past the pot all around so if there was condensation it would drip outside the pot. ...
Forum: For Sale 03-08-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By cowgo
eBIAB Keggle and More

ALL SOLD OFF NOW

Scaling down solely to eBIAB, so I'm selling off the remains of my 3V system.

eBIAB keggle with 4500 ULWD element, copper thermowell and probe, float switch to prevent dry...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By cowgo
A Marris Otter SMaSH.

A Marris Otter SMaSH.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-06-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,459
Posted By cowgo
You might try a sheetmetal shop and have them...

You might try a sheetmetal shop and have them fabricate a hood. I used sheet metal for mine and coated it in a few layers of copper colored rustoleum. It has a hydroponic fan venting straight...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-05-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By cowgo
Yep. Snagged a cheap one from Morebeer during...

Yep. Snagged a cheap one from Morebeer during their recent facebook sale. Used their cheapo shipping option though so 5 days later now it hasnt even been picked, much less shipped.
Forum: General Techniques 03-05-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By cowgo
I set mine to 2 and let her rip for 60 seconds....

I set mine to 2 and let her rip for 60 seconds. That kicks up quite a frothy foam.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-05-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By cowgo
Painfully obvious I haven't bottled in years

My regulator shot craps so I'm bottling a Kolsch for us and a wheat for a buddy who helped build my brewery.

I think everything is going great. SWMBO is filling and I'm capping. We're going along...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-04-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,696
Posted By cowgo
Interesting thread, but it's 4 years old and the...

Interesting thread, but it's 4 years old and the OP hasn't been on HBT for the last 2 years. I can't find anything on the net about a LHBS in Excelsior Springs, so I guess the dream didn't pan out.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 03-03-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 108,551
Posted By cowgo
I've had this logo and brewery name since, well,...

I've had this logo and brewery name since, well, 1988. It was hand drawn by a 16 year old kid who's now an illustrator at Pixar. The little bull horned C at the bottom goes on a neck label when I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-03-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By cowgo
Nice looking head for only a week in the bottle....

Nice looking head for only a week in the bottle. I've never opened a bottle after that short of time for fear that it wouldn't have carbed enough and I would end up wasting a bottle.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,586
Posted By cowgo
I know some folks are down on the Danstar Munich...

I know some folks are down on the Danstar Munich dry yeast, but I've always had great success with it. I just scored 44 vials of White Lab for 39 bucks though so my Danstar/Safale days are over for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-28-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By cowgo
Oh, that was a legitimate question. I thought you...

Oh, that was a legitimate question. I thought you were just gloating over your great deal. :cross:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-27-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By cowgo
I've done that too a couple of times. Didn't have...

I've done that too a couple of times. Didn't have any problems, no infections or off flavors. Don't worry about it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By cowgo
I'm a downtown guy so I always hit up the brewpub...

I'm a downtown guy so I always hit up the brewpub at Main Street station. There's also a "satellite" brew pub in the Golden Nugget. It's fun to sit at the bar and slow play video poker for comped...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By cowgo
After I use mine, I blow it out with oxygen for a...

After I use mine, I blow it out with oxygen for a minute as it sits in a bucket of starsan. I then use a sealable sandwich baggy, previously dipped in starsan, turned inside out to grab the stone...
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