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  • A friend gave me his home brewing equipment because he, "didn't have the patience for it." All I had to give in return was a six-pack of my first brew.
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  • Posted in thread: Cocoa Nibs on 07-24-2014 at 06:09 AM
    I wrap my nibs in a drip coffee filter (tied off with cotton string) and drop it in at flame
    out. I leave the packet of nibs in the primary for 2 weeks. Plenty of chocolate flavor
    extracted, IMHO. Mak...

  • Posted in thread: Scottish Wee Heavy Question on 07-14-2014 at 03:14 PM
    I did one we left bulk aging for 7 months. Pitched champagne yeast when bottling for safe
    measure and it carbed up nicely in a month or so. Champagne yeast can tolerate the high alcohol
    levels well wi...

  • Posted in thread: Grain Taste on 07-14-2014 at 03:05 PM
    Also look at your thermometer accuracy. You may be mashing too high or low. Happened to me and
    I could taste the grain too (I was mashing too low).

  • Posted in thread: When to add fruit on 07-10-2014 at 06:02 AM
    I add the fruit on day 3 of primary fermentation

  • Posted in thread: Onion Smoke? on 07-08-2014 at 04:28 AM
    Closest I've come is smoked onions for consumption. I core them and pack the inside with
    butter, garlic powder, and a splash of beer. Really tasty buggers! them on the coals seems
    like a waste of goo...

  • Posted in thread: Who's smoking meat this weekend? on 07-08-2014 at 02:45 AM
    Cured and smoked some belly bacons. ~8/9 hours on light apple wood smoke Saturday while doing
    chores. out great!

  • Posted in thread: Decided to Stop Lurking!!! on 07-08-2014 at 02:36 AM

  • Posted in thread: Am I gonna need a blowoff? (Nottingham) on 07-08-2014 at 02:34 AM
    ALWAYS use a blow off tube, esp. on a 1.060+ beer. Better safe than sorry. I use 'em even on
    smaller beers.

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2014? on 06-30-2014 at 03:41 PM
    19547+3 Deschutes Inversion IPA Clone+3 Peach Blonde Ale+3 James' (I Feel Good!) Brown Imperial
    Stout+3 Beat the Heat Wheat=19559 Gallons

  • Posted in thread: Any tips on my Chocolate Coffee Stout recipe? on 06-18-2014 at 02:22 PM
    Consider using nibs instead of cocoa powder. In at flame out and leave in through fermentation.

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