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01-29-2010

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06-25-2011 12:49 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Mobile, AL
  • Homebrew,Planting and growing fruit (or trying anyway)
  • Pharmacy Student
  • Jimmy Puckett
  • Metal, Celtic, Classical
  • Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, Star Wars
  • Fanatical about Lost! (Yes, I'm one of THOSE people)
  • Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, Legend of Drizzt by R.A. Salvatore
  • High gravity Witbier, Dunkelweisse, Chimay Tripel, Scuppernong Wine, Dark Cherry Buckwheat Melomel, Ethiopian T'ej
  • Concord wine in the primary awaiting blueberry/raspberry addition.
  • Strawberry wine for my next romantic getaway.
  • - Spiced Orange Metheglin (excellent taste/sweetness/acidity, but maybe a little more spice next time)
    - Sourwood/Medjool Date Melomel (the sourwood honey has a kind of musty flavor that's hard to look past, and I'm not sure if the dates contributed any flavor or not)
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Caramelized Honey on 06-25-2011 at 04:39 AM
    Thanks! I was just doing a little research and found this Bochet recipe. I think I'd also
    rather go for a golden brown or dark brown color. I'm tossing around the idea of making beer
    clones using hone...

  • Posted in thread: Caramelized Honey on 06-25-2011 at 03:45 AM
    I just had the idea of caramelizing my honey before making mead, in order to give it some
    nutty/toasty notes. Anyone know of any obvious cons to this method, before I try it?

  • Posted in thread: Spiced Dark Cider on 06-24-2011 at 06:43 PM
    MeadWitch, I probably was a little excessive with the coriander, but I was just improvising
    without having done the research. It still had a nice flavor, but you could definitely tone it
    down a bit. A...

  • Posted in thread: Spiced Dark Cider on 08-21-2010 at 02:34 AM
    The only preservatives that you have to look out for, as far as I know, are Sodium Benzoate and
    Potassium Metabisulfite. If neither of these is explicitly listed in the ingredients, you're
    good to go!...

  • Posted in thread: Spiced Dark Cider on 08-08-2010 at 05:31 AM
    Here's a good one I made recently:1 gal apple juice (I used Great Value from Wal-Mart)2 lb dark
    brown sugar3 T ground coriander3 whole clovesLalvin 71B-1122 yeast (my fave)I simmered the
    spices in abo...

  • Posted in thread: Great New Recipe on 06-14-2010 at 06:24 PM
    I just tasted my latest creation, and I'm pretty happy with it! I used half a gallon of
    Northland Pomegranate Blueberry juice and about 2 cups of freshly picked mulberries and
    blackberries from the ya...

  • Posted in thread: Building recipes on 02-15-2010 at 07:38 PM
    I'm not even sure how to word this question, but is there a standard way to predict how much
    grain is required for a specific ABV? For example, if I knew I wanted to brew a beer that was
    8% ABV but I ...

  • Posted in thread: Dunkelweizen Recipe on 02-10-2010 at 03:46 AM
    I'd love to brew a good dunkelweizen and I read that someone called DeathBrewer has a great
    recipe on this site. Does anyone know it? Thanks!-Jimmy P

  • Posted in thread: Storage of excess grain/hops on 02-09-2010 at 08:15 PM
    I'm sure this has probably been discussed already, but I couldn't find it online. What's the
    best way to store leftover ingredients? I'm planning some one-to-two-gallon AG brewing recipes
    and I know m...

  • Posted in thread: Prolonged lees contact on 02-08-2010 at 07:35 PM
    Oh okay thanks guys. Maybe I'll go ahead and rack it a little sooner than planned then. I
    over-oaked a batch of mead a long time ago, and it wasn't pretty. I ended up just using it to
    top off other ba...

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