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Old 02-18-2009, 12:41 AM   #21
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Alright so I came up with a recipe for a Vanilla Blonde Ale...what do you guys think?

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4 Pounds light DME
1 Pound Vienna
1 Pound 2-row Caramel 10
.5 pounds Carapils

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.5 oz Perle (60 min)
.5 oz Williamette (30 min)
.5 oz Williamette (10 min)

Yeast - WLP008 (East Coast)

2-3 oz Real bourbon vanilla extract

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Old 02-18-2009, 12:49 AM   #22
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I asked a friend about the whole extract vs. bean issue (she's a chef who just opened her 2nd restaurant in San Fran) and she suggests that you use the beans via scraping like others have suggested. She also suggested that if you can get a hold of Mexican vanilla (comes in a huge bottle for like $10), try that. She said it is a little stronger than American extracts and is also smoother. I'm sorry I can't be much help

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Old 02-27-2009, 10:13 PM   #23
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How is the Black Beauty Capper compared to the Red Emily capper? I'm just now switching to glass bottles w/caps and am looking at various ones on ebay. Or is it much preferred to get one of those standing ones?

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Old 02-27-2009, 10:21 PM   #24
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How is the Black Beauty Capper compared to the Red Emily capper? I'm just now switching to glass bottles w/caps and am looking at various ones on ebay. Or is it much preferred to get one of those standing ones?
Personally Black Beauty to Red Emily eh Pick One! I Use a Red Emily and Been Capping For Over 6 Yrs with it! Never a Problem. The Bench Capers do make life Easier! If your using all the same bottle size you mine with the manual adjusting one but if your bottles are all different do with the automatic adjustment one! Just my 2 cents!
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