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  1. CowboyShootist

    Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway

    As a future winner I am replying to this thread. LOL
  2. CowboyShootist

    Adding a Valve to brew pot

    One question about the weldless fittings. When I installed a ball-valve on my cooler for my mash tun I was able to tighten the fittings enough to prevent leaks but this also involved a rubber grommet behind the washers. The concern is that the washers on the inside and outside are flat...
  3. CowboyShootist

    Where can I get a decent beer in New Orleans?

    I think the word in New Orleans is Around Here, It's Dixie Beer LOL. I heard the brewery was in serious trouble after the Hurricane. I hope they get it back in action.
  4. CowboyShootist

    Bacon sandwiches cure a hangover???

    Wiser words were never spoken! :) And when a Bacon sandwich just isn't enough there is The Ultimate Bacon Hangover Cure
  5. CowboyShootist

    Built my brewstand today

    Hey Jaja, How did you install the Thermo? Does it leak at all? Cheers TC
  6. CowboyShootist

    Getting ready to bottle my Peach Wheat

    Thanks that what I thought but I wanted to make sure.
  7. CowboyShootist

    Getting ready to bottle my Peach Wheat

    Greetings, I am about to bottle up a Peach Wheat I threw together from a kit plus some hallertauer hops. I racked into the secondary just short of 2 weeks ago onto some peach puree. When I go to bottle should I try to avoid getting any puree from the bottom of the secondary or should I...
  8. CowboyShootist

    Measuring Priming Sugar

    Ok weighing sounds like the way to go...pun intended. But, since different sugars have different densities how do you know how much to weigh? I know dextrose is generally the most commonly used priming sugar, and perhaps DME is second. Histo stated that temperature has an impact so are...
  9. CowboyShootist

    Measuring Priming Sugar

    Probably sitting on the back patio smoking a cigar and enjoying a home brew....LOL :)
  10. CowboyShootist

    Measuring Priming Sugar

    Thanks for the info. I am a little confused as most of the books I have read, well ok the 2 books I have read, say to use 3/4 cup of sugar (Dextrose). Is measuring the weight a better way to go?
  11. CowboyShootist

    Measuring Priming Sugar

    Greetings, A couple of nights ago I was bottling up a Honey Ginger Lager and found a package of priming sugar that had come with a beer kit that I got for Christmas. I have always used 3/4 cup of priming sugar which is what I measured out of the package. The package was labeled as having 5oz...
  12. CowboyShootist

    Phil's Sparging Arm

    Greetings, Was looking at the Phil's sparging arms and was wondering if anyone had tried a simple nozzle from a yard irrigation system? Seems like you could get one of the adjustable models and have it spay a nice "rain-like" circle of water over the grain bed. TC
  13. CowboyShootist

    Cooler for HLT?

    Greetings, Finally found a round 10gal rubbermaid for my MLT. In the process of looking around I saw some places online that were selling sets of cooler style MLT and HLT. I am a little confused about the cooler style HLT. Is the idea to simply pour hot water into the cooler? I am assuming...
  14. CowboyShootist

    Very occasional bubbling in the blow-off tube

    Just took another Hydro reading. 1.0055 so I racked into my secondary with 3lbs of Peach puree. So far everything looks OK. I'll probalby bottle in 2 weeks just to give the beer time to soak up some peachness. :)
  15. CowboyShootist

    Very occasional bubbling in the blow-off tube

    OG was around 1.056 and fermenting temps around 65-70F. Haven't taken a final reading just yet. Getting ready to do that in a bit. I am hoping to see the FG around 1.010-1.005.
  16. CowboyShootist

    Very occasional bubbling in the blow-off tube

    OK, I know the Hydrometer tells all but I was wondering about very intermittent bubbling coming through the blow-off tube. I have a batch of Wheat beer in the primary and it's been there for a little over a week (9 days). About every 1 1/2 mins it gurgles a few bubbles out. I'll take a Hydro...
  17. CowboyShootist

    Cooler style MLT

    He shoots, he scores! $37+ tax for the 10gal model. Thanks for the heads up everyone. TC
  18. CowboyShootist

    Cooler style MLT

    Greetings, I am trying to get the materials together to make a MLT that will support 10 gal batches. What I am finding is that locating a 10gal round water cooler is near impossible. I can find the 5gal units but not the 10s. I've looked everywhere but haven't gone to the online stores yet...
  19. CowboyShootist

    What's the deal with Yeast Starters?

    Wow and I thought I already knew everything about making beer...LOL...just kidding. What's interesting here is that I actually asked a question about the amount of yeast needed for a batch of beer when I first started some 6 months ago and no one pointed me to this calculator. Thanks
  20. CowboyShootist

    What's the deal with Yeast Starters?

    What do you mean by yeast pitching rates? I always dump the entire dose in all at once. Is there a different recommendation?