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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2014, 07:14 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
Well said Brewfun!!!

Well said Brewfun!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
It might help if I explain my system....I mash...

It might help if I explain my system....I mash doing BIAB on my stove top in a 3 gallon kettle....my Brew House efficiency is 70%...

But my pre-boil efficiency is around 80%....BF adjusts my Brew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
You're right.....2.5 lbs of grain in 3.5 gallons...

You're right.....2.5 lbs of grain in 3.5 gallons of beer shouldn't give you a 1.060 beer. Here's is what i think happened. Now this is based on my testing Brewers Friend but I image Beersmith would...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-05-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
First year Crystal Hops...pretty excited...

First year Crystal Hops...pretty excited considering the late start and the crazy weather in Central Iowa this year.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2014, 05:08 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
count me in!!!

count me in!!!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2014, 09:07 PM
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Views: 239
Posted By BigRock947
Very cool...awesome your family did that for you....

Very cool...awesome your family did that for you.

My Birthday was 3 weeks ago and my wife made a hop garden for me...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/birthday-gift-hop-garden-476988/
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-13-2014, 03:00 AM
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Posted By BigRock947
Just wait to bottle after you get back from...

Just wait to bottle after you get back from vacation.... I like to wait a minimum of 3 weeks before I even think about bottling. The extra time will let the yeast do its job and clean up the beer....
Forum: Hops Growing 06-12-2014, 05:19 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
Garden update: 1st picture: First Crystal...

Garden update:

1st picture: First Crystal Hop is still doing well despite a setback....I believe a rabbit got in and nibbled the top off of the first soot,

2nd picture: 2nd Crystal Hop is up...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2014, 08:50 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
Way cool!!! +1 on the hill idea....I understand...

Way cool!!! +1 on the hill idea....I understand your excitement as my wife and I started a hop garden this year too.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By BigRock947
More information will help us answer your...

More information will help us answer your question but I wouldn't get stressed about it. I've made quite a few beers that I've made mistakes and they have turned out okay. Not the greatest beers but...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-03-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By BigRock947
Cascade and Crystal of course...Zeus, Newport,...

Cascade and Crystal of course...Zeus, Newport, Tettnganger and Nuggett

I laughed about the symbols too...she's just so artsy...my technical brain hurts sometimes :cross:
Forum: Hops Growing 06-03-2014, 06:20 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
I'll mention it to my wife about the intertwine...

I'll mention it to my wife about the intertwine and mix issue.....knowing her, I'm sure she has a plan already thought up.

Hopefully the power meter won't be an issue...it's read electronically by...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,756
Posted By BigRock947
Yeah it's good boat for fishing around here in...

Yeah it's good boat for fishing around here in Iowa and its great for my wife and me....when I go to Minnesota, I do get a little envious of boats like your Lund deep "V" hulls when they zip past me...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-03-2014, 02:23 PM
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Views: 1,756
Posted By BigRock947
Here's my beater fishing boat I got from my...

Here's my beater fishing boat I got from my brother in law...1980 Lund Tri-hull....starts every Spring and it gets me out on the water to fish. The pictures are bit awkward but you get the idea. My...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-03-2014, 02:55 AM
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Posted By BigRock947
First year hops...as stated in my other...

First year hops...as stated in my other thread....birthday gift from my wife. Just found the first hop bine yesterday.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2014, 08:33 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
I had to stop by the LBS for some bottle caps and...

I had to stop by the LBS for some bottle caps and picked up a mini auto siphon on a whim....WOW! I wish I would have bought one sooner. Made the transfer to my bottling bucket a breeze.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-01-2014, 08:30 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
Are these your own recipes? Sounds...

Are these your own recipes? Sounds delicious....care share the recipes.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-01-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By BigRock947
Update: first hop bine is up....Crystal! Pretty...

Update: first hop bine is up....Crystal! Pretty excited!
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By BigRock947
Looking over the pictures again, I thought I got...

Looking over the pictures again, I thought I got the pulley that she has at the top for when it comes time to harvest but it got cut off :(....she actually had her dad come over to help with that....
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By BigRock947
Thanks. I was blown away about how much research...

Thanks. I was blown away about how much research she did to make this happen.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By BigRock947
Trying to figure that out..... GOT IT!!!

Trying to figure that out.....

GOT IT!!!
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By BigRock947
Birthday Gift - Hop Garden - Added Pictures

My wife keep saying that she was going to surprise me this year for my birthday. She was absolutely right...I always thought about planting hops but I hesitated for one reason or another. Well, she...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-18-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By BigRock947
Ditto on the vacuum sealer. Check out...

Ditto on the vacuum sealer. Check out Homebrewfinds.com for deals.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,750
Posted By BigRock947
If I was to go back to doing 5-gallons batches -...

If I was to go back to doing 5-gallons batches - I'd do "no chilling" in the brew kettle....

Don't just take my word for it:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/exploring-no-chill-brewing-117111/
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-07-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,878
Posted By BigRock947
I understand about providing some constructive...

I understand about providing some constructive criticism and not just bashing...I get that.

Of course, it'll brew beer...small batches don't bother me because that's what I brew...

I think my...
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