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Posted in thread: do you carb your apfelwine? on 11-06-2009 at 01:21 AM
Bottled and Carbed. Don't know volumes, but it was a half cup table sugar + 1 gram champagne
yeast (i'd crash cooled, killing off all the old yeast...). Everyone loved the carbed version,
we ended up ...
Posted in thread: Naughty (spicy) and Nice (smooth) Christmas Ales. HELP, PLZ! on 08-10-2009 at 05:55 PM
Thanks shek! I'll make a test batch with a little rye (maybe follow a hop-rod-rye clone), and
see how that tastes. Do you think a Hefe yeast would enhance the spice? ruin it?
Posted in thread: Naughty (spicy) and Nice (smooth) Christmas Ales. HELP, PLZ! on 08-10-2009 at 06:02 AM
@idgenius2000: Yeah, the spice store and I are trading spices for beer (agorism, ftw). Star
Anise is pretty licorice-y, right? Do grains of paradise have that same thing going on? I think
I'm set on B...
Posted in thread: Naughty (spicy) and Nice (smooth) Christmas Ales. HELP, PLZ! on 08-09-2009 at 10:37 PM
So I figure it's a good time to start my christmas (x-mas, channukah, kwanzaa, winter solstice,
etc.) brew, so that I can let it sit for a while before I bottle, then it can bottle condition
for a whi...
Posted in thread: Brewer's Pretzels on 05-13-2009 at 02:09 AM
Been a pretty die-hard baker for a while (since before I became a brewer), and I've been using
some washed hefe yeast to make pretzels and pizza for a while. You've gotta be sure to use
washed yeast, ...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2009? on 04-13-2009 at 10:30 PM
5 Brown Ale, 5 Dunkelweizen, 5 Irish Red, 5 Stout, 5 IPA, 1.5 experimental lager = 26.5 for me
and7545.5 gallons totalor243.53 barrels
Posted in thread: Red Ale Partigyle recipe advice on 03-05-2009 at 02:12 PM
So... how'd it go? I'm looking to try a parti-gyle, and I want to know how yours went. Any
Posted in thread: OK be honest about this recipe! on 02-26-2009 at 03:49 AM
I don't know if the dried bananas will be neccessary. Just the yeast alone will produce a lot
of banana esters if you let it ferment around 72-74 F. I made an english brown, but my
thermometer was bus...
Posted in thread: I need help calculating gravities! on 02-24-2009 at 11:04 PM
So...I'm doing a dunkelweiss, and I added a pound of honey to the wort (5 gal.) I then took the
gravity. I would like to be able to calculate how many points the honey contributed to the
Posted in thread: OR/WA Brew Day v2.0?? on 02-20-2009 at 08:57 PM
Y'all pitched more yeast in there when you put it in the barrel, right? If it's going to sit
there for a year, won't the yeast decompose and make it taste terrible? (I know you have it
figured out so ...