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Posted in thread: adding liquor to make a "sipping beer" on 06-06-2011 at 04:32 AM
Thanks for the input everyone, i may just try the smoked peat moss and oak idea to get some of
the flavors i want. Like i said, i just thought of the idea while laying in bed.
Posted in thread: adding liquor to make a "sipping beer" on 06-05-2011 at 06:48 PM
OK, so heres my idea. I was thinking of making some kind of barleywine style beer somewhere in
the "amber" spectrum and once its fermented out, adding some kind of alcohol to boost the abv,
but also h...
Posted in thread: bottle bombs/transfering to keg on 05-11-2011 at 08:20 PM
when i bottled... i quickly boiled 5oz of priming sugar, cooled and poured in the bottling
bucket. Siphoned the beer into the bucket, gave it a quick swirl, then bottled in 12oz bottles
with oxygen ab...
Posted in thread: bottle bombs/transfering to keg on 05-11-2011 at 07:17 PM
ok so here's a little background info....last november i started an ocktoberfest and let it
lager in the basement all winter. Middle of march i bottled and its been sitting in a closet
Posted in thread: Irish moss question on 07-22-2010 at 11:35 PM
i just wanted to know mostly if leaving the irish moss in there helped it clear more, or after
the boil it would have the same effect if it was removed.edit: thank you for the quick response
Posted in thread: Irish moss question on 07-22-2010 at 11:16 PM
Quick question about irish moss. When you add it to the last 15 minutes of the boil.. do you
want to leave the moss in the wort when you transfer to your carboy? or is it fine to strain
out with the h...
Posted in thread: new beer too hoppy? on 06-26-2010 at 03:21 AM
thanks for the welcome! and i realize that the brew will change when its finished, i was just
curious since the hops seemed very strong. According to the instruction sheet IBUS should be
around 19.5 (...
Posted in thread: new beer too hoppy? on 06-26-2010 at 02:58 AM
I brewed by first batch of beer tonight and i dont like an extremely hoppy beer... i ordered a
kit from midwest ( and brewed it as per instruction... steep specialty grains 30 minutes, add
lme and 1 ...
Posted in thread: Sweet cider suggestions on 06-05-2010 at 03:31 AM
I've done a few ciders now where i have used 4.5 gallons of apple juice with a few cans of
concentrate, and sorbated/backsweeted with a couple cans of flavored conc.well anyways these
ciders take quit...
Posted in thread: Flavoring Cider on 05-16-2010 at 03:34 PM
if you backsweeten with apple juice you can't carbonate unless you keg....