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Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 09-07-2011 at 02:53 PM
I bottled mine yesterday. OG 1.065 - FG 1.012 so about 6.8 ABV (if the calculator was correct).
Tasted it before I bottled and was quite pleased with the outcome. can not wait to crack one
open in abo...
Posted in thread: whats with the bottle hype? on 08-30-2011 at 06:15 PM
I would love to keg, but right now, I am not able to brew enough to justify the initial cost.
Nor do I have space in a 2-bedroom apartment right now to set up a kegging system. Eventually,
when we mov...
Posted in thread: Homebrew supplier near of Waukegan IL? on 08-25-2011 at 06:41 PM
In Libertyville, there is Perfect Brewing on Rt 176, just east of 21. Its not that far from
Waukegan. Great little shop.
Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 08-21-2011 at 03:42 PM
Made this yesterday with a couple alterations as suggested by the guy at my LHBS. I used 1#
Amber DME and 2# Light DME (extra 1# based off his suggestion). Then 15 minutes into the boil,
I added 1 who...
Posted in thread: Aug 27th Plainfield, IL Midwest Brewers Festival on 08-11-2011 at 03:24 AM
I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas waiting for the 27th. Thrilled that they are gonna have
some Mendo brew and saw on their page that Shipwreck is gonna have some brews too.
Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 08-10-2011 at 03:40 PM
See my post above yours. :DI wouldn't necessarily say I was going for "apple pie," but I'm sure
it'll come out something like that. I put my spices into primary because it's a 1 gallon test
Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 08-10-2011 at 02:55 PM
Ok, I have spent the past 3 days reading through just about every post in this Graff thread. I
think it will be close to what I am looking for but have a question. Has anyone added in
cinnamon & nutme...
Posted in thread: Sludge in wort on 08-08-2011 at 04:27 AM
I dump it in the fermenting bucket. My boyfriend strains it from his. I can not tell much
difference. Neither of us get much, if any gunk when we bottle and tastewise there doesn't seem
to be a big di...
Posted in thread: Can You Bottle Rootbeer in Growlers on 08-08-2011 at 03:36 AM
Thanks :-( guess we are just gonna wait until we have that beer fridge again. Apartment fridge
Posted in thread: Can You Bottle Rootbeer in Growlers on 08-08-2011 at 02:17 AM
My 16yo son, who helps me with my brewing, would like to make some rootbeer. We asked the guy
at the LHBS about what it entails and when he got to the point of telling us that you have to
put ALL the ...