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Posted in thread: Keg conditioning on 01-25-2014 at 03:10 AM
I do it all the time. Sometimes I carbonate in the keg and then let it sit and age. I find the
beer is a bit richer that way.
Posted in thread: how much vanilla extract/ cocoa nibs/ coffee on 01-12-2014 at 02:26 AM
Okay - my chocolate rum raisin porter (which was loved by many) had an OG of 1.069. First - I
took 4oz of cocoa nibs and 4oz of raisins and soaked them in 8oz of rum. I left this to soak
for about two...
Posted in thread: how much vanilla extract/ cocoa nibs/ coffee on 01-12-2014 at 01:56 AM
For cocoa, I do a one two punch. Dutch processes cocoa at 10 minutes left and then nibs soaked
and blended in vodka (or another alcohol) at flameout. I'll double check my chocolate rum
raisin porter r...
Posted in thread: Beer Kit Help on 12-21-2013 at 11:50 AM
I'm guessing you'll be steeping specialty grains? If so, I'm leaning towards you probably can -
you won't get any starch conversion but you should get the mouth feel.This thread is a pretty
Posted in thread: I have beer!! on 12-19-2013 at 12:16 PM
First - congratulations on your first brew. Now take a deep breath, relax and then give
yourself a high five. You deserve it.Next - does your recipe (kit or otherwise) list what the
final gravity shou...
Posted in thread: Chocolate bock first brew. on 12-16-2013 at 03:34 AM
How's it coming along?
Posted in thread: Skunky beer? on 12-12-2013 at 07:47 PM
Great. So there's a chance this infection is a gusher?Yes - it could be something like brett
that's just nomming away on those sugars and gassing up those bottles into bombs.
Posted in thread: Why is my Og so low yo? on 12-12-2013 at 04:29 PM
I'm sure you're right. Problem identified was a more appropriate statement. So is the beer
****ed?Probably not - it might be a little unbalanced. Dryer than you'd want or expect. Worst
case, you stres...
Posted in thread: Skunky beer? on 12-12-2013 at 03:39 PM
I brewed a weizenbock not too long ago, and some weird stuff is happening. I bottled it about
12-13 days ago. Last night, I stuck one in the fridge for a couple of hours, and when I opened
it, the foa...
Posted in thread: Chocolate bock first brew. on 12-12-2013 at 03:32 PM
An update on my first beers life cycle. Has now after thirteen days been moved to secondary. I
racked it to add cocoa nibs soaked in vodka. Hopefully it turns out well. I'm guessing the
added cocoa ga...