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Posted in thread: The Mad Elf Holiday Ale on 12-01-2010 at 12:40 PM
I have brewed a clone variant of this for 2 years now. It is 5lbs cherries for a 5gal batch (i
have used 4 lbs before, no huge difference)i use 2.5 lbs dark sweet cherries (frozen bags are
fine just t...
Posted in thread: Saison on 03-12-2010 at 01:45 PM
Thats an interesting recipe. I used a similar one for a sour i have in my oak barrel. The
saison i used i got from a friend that one the spirit of belgium award in DC with it a few
years back. its pil...
Posted in thread: Apfelwein Oak'd on 11-09-2009 at 01:56 PM
french oak is not as strong a flavor as american oak. I think you could do 4 months on oak and
it be alright so long as its french oak. I have an american oak barrel i have a sour aging in
and i had t...
Posted in thread: The Mad Elf Holiday Ale on 10-30-2009 at 01:06 PM
I spoke to Chris from Troegs at a tasting last year for mad elf. I thought he said there is
clove in the brew also. I am going to try this and add a bit of clove to it also.Edit: It was
Clover Honey n...
Posted in thread: Apfelwein Oak'd on 10-21-2009 at 02:55 PM
nope. you get a bit of oak sourness but its very pleasant and subtle. i had a few drink 'snobs'
really give me props on that one specifically. I put on a blind tasting between a few different
ones i m...
Posted in thread: Apfelwein Oak'd on 10-21-2009 at 02:06 PM
It is a huge hit with friends and family. They all love the oak aged the best and the cider i
am getting from the local farm is fresh, unfiltered and very flavorful. I am excited to see how
you like t...
Posted in thread: Saison on 10-05-2009 at 08:37 PM
I did a partial mash version though with Pilsner LME and used dried orange peel instead of
fresh.How can i convert this to a partial mash recipe? I am interested in trying this but don't
brew all gra...
Posted in thread: Apfelwein Oak'd on 09-03-2009 at 06:08 PM
Alright. I just transfered this to a keg after about 10 weeks sitting on an once of med toasted
oak chips. I used organic gala apple cider from a local farm. I have gotten more compliments on
Posted in thread: Longest time in the secondary for your ales? on 09-03-2009 at 06:03 PM
I have a sour that will be going on 4 months in 'secondary' I will probably keg it come May of
2010.Ales i dry hop, such as ipa's , i keep for 10 days in there and i have a RIS i plan on
aging in seco...
Posted in thread: Another Carbonation Question... on 08-11-2009 at 06:08 PM
Yes. I read your thread and figured that was it. I just wanted to make sure my suspicions were
correct as this is my... 6th batch and I am still going through the learning process. I am just
going to ...