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Old 01-22-2013, 05:03 AM   #21
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That's cool. Any suggestions on what kind of rocks one should use? What kin did you guys use. Maybe I'll try and suggest it at the next club meeting and see if I can get us doing this. Looks like fun.

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:13 AM   #22
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That's cool. Any suggestions on what kind of rocks one should use?
Tasty rocks.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:23 AM   #23
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Damn I'm pissed I didn't make that group brew. (though I was at the porter that is still in the barrels). My plans had to change that day even though I was planning to go to the stein brew. Jeremy knows how to put on a great group brew and those mash tuns are fun to admire. Glad you guys had fun, I will be at next years.

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:00 PM   #24
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Use granite, its a fairly non pourus rock. So water wont get in the holes and explode. Then after the boil, let a couple rocks cool off of put them in star san. And put them right in your bucket fermenter!!!

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Old 01-22-2013, 04:56 PM   #25
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The Stein brew I organized a while back didn't have any smoky flavor or aroma. It did have an earthy/minerally flavor though. I thought it would be smoky considering we maintained a 90 minute boil with ONLY rocks so they saw the fire through many cycles.

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I dont remember any smoke flavors either. Been awhile since a drank it though. I remember caramel flavor, earthy, and some cascade hop action!! Bobby, what kind of yeast did you use??

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We brewed it as a Bock, so it was a mix of lager yeasts the various people saved slurries of.

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Ahhh ok, we have lots of people trying different thing with the stein beer this time, lagering it, different yeasts etc. should be interesting to see how they turn out this summer!

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