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Forum: Louisiana HomeBrew Forum 04-26-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By BigAl
Thanks was looking at there web site , but there...

Thanks was looking at there web site , but there isn't anything on calender coming up. Job I have will take up most of my time plus moving into an apartment so won't be able to brew big batches like...
Forum: Louisiana HomeBrew Forum 04-25-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By BigAl
Moving to Bossier city 1st of may. Are there any...

Moving to Bossier city 1st of may. Are there any homebrew supply stores? Would like to get as much info about clubs as well? Do you have any contact information?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-19-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,851
Posted By BigAl
Thanks gives me some great Ideas. Just need to be...

Thanks gives me some great Ideas. Just need to be real accurate because trying to work on a recipe by adding to 1 gallon at a time.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-17-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,851
Posted By BigAl
Best scale for real small measurements.

I did a search on here and online trying to find a scale that will give me accurate measurements. I have a large and small manul scale but I was trying to weight 1/2 of small cinnamon stick and...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-15-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,110
Posted By BigAl
About 2 years ago maybe longer Blue Rhino went...

About 2 years ago maybe longer Blue Rhino went around and picked up all tanks considered 20 lb and replaced them with 15lb tanks. If you have older tanks that are considered 20 lb it's cheaper to...
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By BigAl
On my last batch 1 is choco stout the other plain...

On my last batch 1 is choco stout the other plain stout works great to play. Also a few batches ago did oatmeal raisin in 5 left the other 5 plain. Like both. To each his own.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By BigAl
I use baggies and rolling pin, but you might...

I use baggies and rolling pin, but you might want to control how crushed you get. I have a wit that I crushed really hard and the coriander was overpowering but it has set for 4 months and is right...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-09-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By BigAl
I try to buy a years 2 row supply and pilsner at...

I try to buy a years 2 row supply and pilsner at 1 time. keeps my cost down as have to drive aways to pick up grain. average 250 lbs of 2 row 50 lbs pilsner. Speciality malts go to local lbs buy in 5...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-02-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,926
Posted By BigAl
I try to buy at least 250 lbs of 2 row at 1 time...

I try to buy at least 250 lbs of 2 row at 1 time to lower cost since I have to drive 200 miles for pickup. I buy crystal in full sacks as it's about half the price at local hbs. It seams to last, as...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-16-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By BigAl
Thanks guys not really problem in hooking up just...

Thanks guys not really problem in hooking up just regulator as there is an arrow showing diection for gas to flow. Was trying not to throw crap into landfeild. Will bite bullet buy full thing and try...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-15-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By BigAl
Banjo Burner regulator

I have 2 different models off this burner one came with 30 psi regulator and other came with 20 psi regulator. I had better control and used less propane with 20 psi. It blew and now would like to...
Forum: Brewing Software 06-17-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 48,293
Posted By BigAl
thanks for a great program. I'm having a few...

thanks for a great program. I'm having a few problems and I'm sure it's me. When I follow the manual and try adding the hops I end up with 43.2 for bitterness. I have played around on how I type in...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By BigAl
diatomaceous earth works great on ants won't harm...

diatomaceous earth works great on ants won't harm your hops. Put it on the ground around the plants and they won't be climbing on them any more. I hate ants i sprinkle this around the foundation of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-19-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,953
Posted By BigAl
Blue rhino changed the size of there tanks about...

Blue rhino changed the size of there tanks about a year ago. It's not that they are still a 20 lb tank and only filling it with 15 lbs it they are only a 15 lb tank. Where I work I tell people that...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-18-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By BigAl
Got 2 off my plants last year. Second harvest...

Got 2 off my plants last year. Second harvest better then First. Second year plants.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-19-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,029
Posted By BigAl
Do I drink too much probably. I don't take any...

Do I drink too much probably. I don't take any readings on the beer I brew. I don't brew for the buzz I brew for the taste. I enjoy being able to drink 3 or 4 different styles in 1 evening. I don't...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-31-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,894
Posted By BigAl
I have Fuggles,Tettnanger,Glacier,Chinook and...

I have Fuggles,Tettnanger,Glacier,Chinook and Centennial.Really only problem was the Jap beetles. The fuggles didn't get over 10' feet tall. Really didn't get any type of harvest. The tettnanger got...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-29-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,894
Posted By BigAl
I live in springfiled. I got about 10 ounces off...

I live in springfiled. I got about 10 ounces off my vines this year. They are second year. I have 5 varietys. 1 vine did nothing I believe due to the fact that it was to close to my compost pile...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By BigAl
limited hop garden space

I have 5 varietys of hops spaced about 5 ft apart. I know that they are to close but this is just 2nd year. I keep reading different posts about putting a barrel around each to keep from spreading....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-29-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By BigAl
Thanks. I had read from palmer to take a pre...

Thanks. I had read from palmer to take a pre boil reading to figure mash efficiency which is why I was taking small samples because of the fact that I always start my boil as soon as collect my 1st...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-28-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By BigAl
Mash Efficiency for 10 gallons

Ok I've been doing all grain for 3 years and never worried about my efficiency. Today i decided that I would see what it was. Now my 1st question. I know that I'm to take a reading after i sparge...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-09-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By BigAl
Try dog hair works great. They used to eat my...

Try dog hair works great. They used to eat my tomato's and someone told me to put dog hair around plants. It works. Did it last year with my hop's and had no ploblems.
Forum: General Techniques 06-06-2008, 04:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By BigAl
I use ic with hose to get as low as local tap...

I use ic with hose to get as low as local tap water will get then add at least 2 gallons of water that I have out in freezer at start of making batch. Seems to finish getting down to pitching temp...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-26-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,690
Posted By BigAl
Well I've got action started on Friday in air...

Well I've got action started on Friday in air lock. It's slowing a little about every 5 seconds. I've read somewhere on here that you need to re aireate the must to keep fermentation going. Should I...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-23-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,690
Posted By BigAl
Well I've been babying my starter along since the...

Well I've been babying my starter along since the other night. Just got home from work and added a little stright must this time to see if it will continue to go. Will keep adding until I go to bed...
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