Last Activity:10-19-2016 2:00 PM
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Posted in thread: Vanilla Bean Advice on 10-20-2016 at 03:13 PM
If the beans are "smoochy", I would say you are good, but as ECUPirate07 said, you can always
add, but not take away.
Posted in thread: Vanilla Bean Advice on 10-19-2016 at 02:00 PM
When beans are fresh, they are plump and moist. As they age, they dry out and get a bit hard. I
have let fresh beans sit in the sealed package for a few months and they get hard and have some
Posted in thread: Vanilla Bean Advice on 10-17-2016 at 04:56 PM
I think the freshness of your beans comes into account as well. I always use super fresh beans
so the flavor is a bit more pronounced. I have had some beans that were not fresh before and
they were dr...
Posted in thread: Vanilla Bean Advice on 10-17-2016 at 03:41 AM
I always use 5 whole beans, split, scraped, and soaked in either bourbon or rum (depending on
the beer I am making) and it is always the perfect amount for my 7% all the way up to my 14%
brews. I also...
Posted in thread: New Holland Dragon's Milk Clone Recipe on 10-05-2016 at 01:25 AM
Quick Newb question, When aging on booze soaked oak chips, do you transfer JUST the chips to
secondary or the booze they were soaking in as well?I always add the wood to the secondary, but
save the bo...
Posted in thread: New Holland Dragon's Milk Clone Recipe on 10-05-2016 at 01:23 AM
Update: At bottling it was almost a dead on dragon's milk. With some age, the vanilla flavor
started to take over and is more vanilla-y than dragons milk. I think I also picked up some
oxidation over ...
Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-27-2016 at 03:21 AM
In it to win it!
Posted in thread: New Holland Clone? on 02-03-2016 at 04:25 AM
So I just sampled my second batch of this and made some tweaks from my first stab at it. At
this point, it is identical to Dragon's Milk. I tasted it tonight because I just threw in some
Posted in thread: Using fishing line on oak spirals- is this bad? on 12-31-2015 at 09:59 PM
My plan was to pull the spirals out when the oak is right because it is then getting vanilla
beans and cacoa nibs. I am unsure of how long the oak will need to give me what I am looking
for, so I did ...
Posted in thread: Using fishing line on oak spirals- is this bad? on 12-31-2015 at 08:43 PM
I am planning to tie some fishing line to my oak spirals so I can pull them out of the
secondary once the flavor profile is right. Can the line have any negative effect on the beer
(leeching, off flav...