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Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-10-2014, 02:09 AM
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Posted By BigRock947
Gotta love those ah ha moments....when i did 2.5...

Gotta love those ah ha moments....when i did 2.5 gallon and 5 gallon batches that was the only way i could enough wort with my two smaller pots.

Congrats on the higher efficiency....i went from 70...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-08-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
Here's a link to some great information ....just...

Here's a link to some great information ....just use your water volumes and you'll be fine....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/easy-stovetop-all-grain-brewing-pics-90132/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 05:45 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
Here's a link to Northern Brewers...

Here's a link to Northern Brewers kits.....Brooklyn Brew Shop sells them along with a few others...just search "small batch beer kits" on Bing or Google
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2014, 05:05 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
2-gallon buckets work great. Bakeries get...

2-gallon buckets work great. Bakeries get frosting in 2-gallon buckets and when empty are thrown away. You could hit a few places and see if there will keep some for you and the price is...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-08-2014, 01:29 AM
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Posted By BigRock947
That volume of water sounds about right for a...

That volume of water sounds about right for a full volume mash and a 60 minute boil. I usually start with 11quarts and finish with 1.5-gallons. Don't be afraid to squeeze the bag to get all the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2014, 08:03 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
try it and report back....:mug:

try it and report back....:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2014, 05:19 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
You could I guess...if you're sure you got the...

You could I guess...if you're sure you got the zip lock bags sanitized...then again I wouldn't but that's me.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-04-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
I was reading through your website and facebook...

I was reading through your website and facebook page about brewing a beer everyday for a year....quite a challenge. I assume you want a quick and easy way to cool your beer....it doesn't get any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
Your amounts look a little low on the grain side...

Your amounts look a little low on the grain side of things and a little high on the hops so....

Using a smartphone app the amounts should be more like...

41.75 ounces of 2-Row
14 ounces of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
I'm sure you'll be fine.....I'm a Keep It Simple...

I'm sure you'll be fine.....I'm a Keep It Simple Stupid brewer though.

I don't like to open and close containers to add or remove things or at least keep it to a minimum like dry hopping a couple...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 07:14 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
bleme.....I was thinking the same thing but...

bleme.....I was thinking the same thing but having not done this myself I couldn't put any personal experience behind it.

I think the amount of sugar left shouldn't effect his carbonation too...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
I actually went the other way....I bought a...

I actually went the other way....I bought a kegging system and was going to build a fridge to hold it all. Then I decided I wanted to brew 2.5 gallon batches...of course that was 15 years ago and I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
I used my "Ugly Junk" mill to grind up 2.5# of...

I used my "Ugly Junk" mill to grind up 2.5# of grain for a brew yesterday. It works really well for BIAB and small batches...It only took me about 10-15 minutes to crush up the grain. Another place...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-06-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
Personally I don't....I use a whisk and stir it...

Personally I don't....I use a whisk and stir it until it has a nice frothy head on it then add dry yeast. I like to brew under the KISS principle.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-06-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By BigRock947
I made a bottling bucket out of a 2 gallon paint...

I made a bottling bucket out of a 2 gallon paint bucket. Just make sure you run your drill bit backwards so it doesn't chew up the plastic...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-06-2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
Welcome Craig....I'm glad you found your way back...

Welcome Craig....I'm glad you found your way back to brewing.

Yes this thread has taken a life of its own...Don't be afraid to ask a question even its been covered before....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By BigRock947
I'm very content brewing 1 gallon batches. I...

I'm very content brewing 1 gallon batches. I started brewing 5 gallons then dropped to 2.5 gallons...now I brew 1 to 1.5 gallons batches and very happy that I switched.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2014, 03:34 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
What helped me was to brew slightly larger...

What helped me was to brew slightly larger batches of wort...like 1 1/2 gallons. So when it was time to pour into my fermenter, I would get a whole 1 gallon and leave most of the hops and trub in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2013, 04:31 AM
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Posted By BigRock947
Hey dads....I'm still here. Good to see ya back.

Hey dads....I'm still here. Good to see ya back.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 11-14-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,415
Posted By BigRock947
Same here...I received the December issue...

Same here...I received the December issue today....thanks
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-26-2013, 01:42 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
I noticed an excessive boil off when I switched...

I noticed an excessive boil off when I switched to 1 gallon so I turned down the heat so I got nice moving boil and not the violent boil most brewers suggest....I know what your thinking but when I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-25-2013, 04:50 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
I brewed this 5 gallon recipe from 'Brew Your...

I brewed this 5 gallon recipe from 'Brew Your Own' as 2.5 gallons so I just halved all the ingredients. I didn't follow the same mash schedule....I just did a single step BIAB mash at 154 for 60...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-25-2013, 04:20 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
The huge difference with doing all grain beer at...

The huge difference with doing all grain beer at 1 gallon vs. 5 gallons is the temperature drop during mashing. A 1 gallon mash just doesn't have the mass to hold the heat so I put my oven on its...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-10-2013, 05:40 PM
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Posted By BigRock947
A 1-Gallon forum was asked for by huntingohio...

A 1-Gallon forum was asked for by huntingohio almost a year ago...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f22/we-need-small-batch-brewers-section-365395/

In my experience, the linear relationship of...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 09-27-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,415
Posted By BigRock947
Awesome deal...order placed Thanks

Awesome deal...order placed

Thanks
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