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Old 01-03-2007, 06:54 PM   #31
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Default Update on My Beer

Beano works. Within about two hours it was fermenting again. Nothing spectacular, but a nice 2-3 (maybe more) burps a minute. Still hoping for the best, but definately not sweating it anymore.

BTW: Need a recommendation for a good porter or stout. Looking for something with chocolate, maybe some vanilla, and a minimum of 7% ABV.

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Old 01-03-2007, 07:26 PM   #32
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BTW: Need a recommendation for a good porter or stout. Looking for something with chocolate, maybe some vanilla, and a minimum of 7% ABV.
McBrew I like the way your thinking. Thats sounds like something I could go for next.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:01 PM   #33
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Have you started on your hefe yet? Let us know how it works out.

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Old 01-04-2007, 01:40 PM   #34
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G-E-R-M-A-N,

Have you started on your hefe yet? Let us know how it works out.
No not yet, I cant wait. I am going to buy an expensive brew pot and waiting on that. (I do not want to buy anything 2 times)

I am also wanting to make me an immerision chiller also.
I am going to get me some 1 inch tubing today also.

I am taking my time cause I want to whoop some A$$ when I make my first batch.

I will be taking pics and all of that later.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:06 AM   #35
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While Beano does restart activity, it doesn't necessarily do much to bring down the SG. I really think I jacked up somewhere in the process of making this brew. Might give it a few more days, but with the taste it has, it isn't going to amount to anything spectacular.

I think I'll whip up a batch of Cheesefood's Caramel Cream next. Sounds pretty damn good.

Getting ready to put my brewing on hold soon, since i am moving in June and am not likely to be able to transport a bunch of excess brew. I just don't drink it fast enough, and don't want to give too much away, because I am hanging onto the bottles.

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Default Hefe the Saga continues

For the first several days after adding Beano, nothing. Now SG @ 1.018 (4.1%ABV). Amazing. Now I just need to get the beano to stop working. I plan on dry hopping with pellets soon to adjust the flavor a bit, but now it looks like I might have something salvegable. It doesn't really taste like any sort of hefeweizen, but has potential.

My only concern still is the Beano and potential bottle bombs, I think I am going to go light on the priming sugar just to be on the safe side. This is one scenario where a keg set-up would be really nice.

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Old 01-21-2007, 03:40 AM   #37
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Default Redwood Amberweizen (An expensive lesson)

Today I took a hydrometer reading on the brew. 1.010. The taste was something else. Something like a dry beer-wine that was definately not going to be something I could drink or give away. Down the drain it went.

I can say that it was a wonderful $40 learning experience though, and I will never make another homebrew without a starter. And as far as the beano goes, I don't see myself using it again.

Hoping for alot more sucess on my next brew.

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