Bayou Beer

All about beer brewing and drinking in South Louisiana.

How Much Volume Does Grain Occupy in Storage

June 10th, 2012

I recently purchased a dozen half gallon sized Ball brand mason jars to store specialty beer brewing grains. A good deal of google research only revealed how much volume grain would occupy in a mash not in dry storage. Well here is a picture of one pound of black patent malt in a half gallons son jar. As you can see it will hold about 2 pounds and some change. Perfect for small amounts of specialty grain the local home brew shop never has.


Michael Jackson’s Beer Companion Poster

June 2nd, 2012

I love garage sale hunting in my neighborhood. I live in a neighborhood called Shenandoah in Baton Rouge which I’ve heard is one of the biggest in the world. Pretty much guaranteed several sales on a weekly basis. Today I ran across one of my favorite types which is a bunch of relatives selling an older persons junk for them which has been hanging around for a while. All kinds of tools, work out equipment, furniture and then I walked in to this beautiful poster from Michael Jackson still in the original plastic. It says portal publications and has 1996 written on it. I’ve searched around online and haven’t found even another picture like it. Very cool pictures of beers categorizations and style descriptions of the styles as Jackson saw them. I’m in love with it and can’t wait to get it framed up and on a wall. Great stuff!

Michael Jackson Beer Companion Poster