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by Large Sarge
Sat May 12, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5599
Views: 410830

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Today was beer (Much, much better at brewing beer than still'n). 11 Gallons of an Amber Lager are fermenting in a 50 degree fridge. Nailed the numbers. Should be tasty in a couple of months.
by Large Sarge
Tue May 08, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Back from vacation!
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Back from vacation!

Glad your home. Ease back into that sipping hobby. You've been dried up for a year! how many vacations have you been on. I got a couple behind me too.

Follow Me!
by Large Sarge
Mon May 07, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: The worst of the noob questions. Home brew though
Replies: 31
Views: 3648

Re: The worst of the noob questions. Home brew though

Try Midwest Supplies, Northern Brewer, or Austin Home Brew. All have Extract kits and/or partial mash kits. Both are very doable for any beginner. I would stick to ales unless you have a temp controlled fridge for lagering. Darker beers are easier to cover mistakes. Hefe's are the easiest to make. F...
by Large Sarge
Wed May 02, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Thinking about adding a chat feature
Replies: 36
Views: 1331

Re: Thinking about adding a chat feature

I agree that you may lose some good ideas if held in private. However, it would be nice to talk shop when you find yourself in a pinch. Work through the issue as it is happening, but then again, you are gonna have thirty chats about "my airlock isn't bubbling or can I use turbo". Tough call
by Large Sarge
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: how do from the swamp
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: how do from the swamp

Another swamp rat!! What swamp do you hail from. Quite a few south LA guys here. I won't
Hold It against you if yer from FL
by Large Sarge
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: moonshine video
Replies: 20
Views: 1485

Re: moonshine video

I do believe that's Uncle Tupelo's cover of Moonshiner. Great tune.
by Large Sarge
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Will this beer taste good?
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: Will this beer taste good?

Looks tasty! The honey might be a little high for me but everyone is different. Looks like a clean dry beer. Your gonna lose some mouth feel and need to ferment a bit longer with the honey. Saaz would be a good low aa hop to try too if you find it too spicy with the cascade.
by Large Sarge
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Procurement of Kegs > irked...
Replies: 77
Views: 19430

Re: Procurement of Kegs > irked...

The "Keg Threads" always end the same way....yet I still read them....weird.
by Large Sarge
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: What is everyone drinking?
Replies: 1667
Views: 120493

Re: What is everyone drinking?

My only store bought, Sweet Lucy on ice.
by Large Sarge
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: M.F. Big fermenter.
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

Re: M.F. Big fermenter.

I have all but stopped using airlocks. I just flip a 1/2 pint mason jar over the hole. My ferments are 10-15 gallons and usually the pressure is enough to keep out the nasties. I do ferment indoors though. Works for me but might not be the best for everyone else.
by Large Sarge
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: How to reuse yeast??
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: How to reuse yeast??

Yep, cool I'd down to pitching temp and add new ingredients. Check out the Uncle Jesse Simple Sour Mash.
by Large Sarge
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Imperial'ish Stout
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Imperial'ish Stout

Oaked scraps really turn out great in heavy beers (My opinion). I throw in UJSM scraps for a week or two befor I rack to keg and you can get some good flavor pulled over. I was surprised how fas it comes through. Haven't ever tried with bourbon scraps but I would guess it would behave similar.
by Large Sarge
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Imperial'ish Stout
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Imperial'ish Stout

Ya, I had to hide it from myself. Dark closet Behind the coats. Work out good and worth the wait.

Thanks for looking
by Large Sarge
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How mad was your SOH when you bought/built your first still
Replies: 132
Views: 7968

Re: How mad was your wife when you bought/built your first s

Had a little griping till I got her tanked up.
by Large Sarge
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Blood wine?! :D
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Blood wine?! :D

Four way, you scare me. I bet you don't have a problem with strays around the house. Just kidding....maybe
by Large Sarge
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: More $ to investigate than the unpaid taxes....
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: More $ to investigate than the unpaid taxes....

Discovery's Season 2.....
by Large Sarge
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Distillery proposed in Jeff Davis Parish
Replies: 30
Views: 3286

Re: Distillery proposed in Jeff Davis Parish

http://Www.laspirits.net/news.html

Pictures. The still look cool as all get out! Looks like they are putting in some work
by Large Sarge
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Home Distiller Parent site update
Replies: 59
Views: 4978

Re: Home Distiller Parent site update

The more I play on the new site the more I like it. There is a lot of info that is well tucked away. Nice and clean, easy to navigate. Great work.
by Large Sarge
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: One more pic of the big hill
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: One more pic of the big hill

I wanna see some other members "Happy Place". Admittedly, I'm a photography buff....
by Large Sarge
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: One more pic of the big hill
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: One more pic of the big hill

I'm still jealous.......
by Large Sarge
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: What is everyone drinking?
Replies: 1667
Views: 120493

Re: What is everyone drinking?

Large Sarge Russian Imperial'ish Stout. And it's amazing. 1 year in the making!
by Large Sarge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Just a nice Pic
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Just a nice Pic

Nice capture. I'm jealous of your scenery.
by Large Sarge
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Making a Keg pot
Replies: 20
Views: 2391

Re: Making a Keg pot

If expense is not an issue buy a pre done keg. Sabco has'em as well as many home brew sites.

Are we talking a boiler, brew POT, or MASH tun? It would be hard to not have a hole cut in the top for the last two.
by Large Sarge
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Home Distiller Parent site update
Replies: 59
Views: 4978

Re: Home Distiller Parent site update

Husker, your head scares me. I read your posts and my brain hurts. Thank god your on our side. The calc links are amazing. I have been playing with the BAC for 30 minutes. Thanks for your time that you put in helping the guys like me.

And tell that eye you use for an avatar to quit looking at me!
by Large Sarge
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Dreamin of summer
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Dreamin of summer

It 75ish today. Got to weed eat when I get home. We have had no winter this year.
by Large Sarge
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: will these heater elements work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: will these heater elements work?

Your drawing looks like your just using a single circuit.
by Large Sarge
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mead plus Turbo's
Replies: 10
Views: 1771

Re: Mead plus Turbo's

Hmm.... Distilling mead. I've had it once but I didn't make it and didn't really care for it. I much preferred the traditional mead. But as Mr. Piss said, mead is gonna take you some time to get'er done. honey ferments slow. Worth it in the end in my opinion.
by Large Sarge
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Imperial'ish Stout
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Imperial'ish Stout

Thanks BD,

Ya, the last month has been hard. Turned out to worth the wait. Going tomorrow for more grain!
by Large Sarge
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1030
Views: 215152

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Moved 8 1/2 gallons to carboys tonight. Smells good. Still'in tomorrow!