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Posted in thread: Chocolate raspberry milk stout on 11-10-2014 at 05:20 PM
I used 3 vanilla beans, for some reason I left them off the recipe. I buy them whole. Cut
lengthwise and scrape out insides. Chop up the beans and put it all in a small jar with vodka.
I usually do th...
Posted in thread: Chocolate raspberry milk stout on 11-08-2014 at 02:05 AM
It turned out pretty well. I made a double batch of the base chocolate milk stout. Then did
raspberry with half. The raspberry was initially a bit overpowering. So I bottled some as is
and some mixed ...
Posted in thread: using cocoa nibs and vanilla beans on 10-02-2014 at 01:04 AM
On brew day I put my cocoa nibs in a small jar and add just enough vodka to cover them, then
screw on the lid. I take the vanilla beans and slice them in half lengthwise. Then scrape out
the seed goop...
Posted in thread: cleaning film off bottom of bottles on 10-02-2014 at 12:40 AM
Hot water and oxy overnight... Then hit with one of these bottle jets.... Never had a problem.
Going forward the best thing you can do is give bottles a quick rinse when you empty them.
Posted in thread: bourbon barral aged imperial stout recipe input on 09-30-2014 at 12:09 AM
I've already got 2 pounds of flakes oats. I've used the chocolate and carafe in a chocolate
stout where I used nibs. I know they are a bit lighter in taste so I added a pound of roasted
Posted in thread: bourbon barral aged imperial stout recipe input on 09-28-2014 at 07:28 PM
Thanks... A actually ditched the crystal all together and went Munich malt instead. I've used
cluster before in a few stouts and am ok with them. Good point about first use barrel... I'll
taste along ...
Posted in thread: bourbon barral aged imperial stout recipe input on 09-26-2014 at 03:25 PM
Ok, So I bought a used 5 gallon bourbon barrel and plan to brew this recipe for a big imperial
stout that I plan to age for 9 months to a year in the barrel. my target was to be close to
12%abv and ha...
Posted in thread: Frozen fermenter on 06-20-2014 at 09:32 PM
I use my temp controlled chest freezer fermenter to cold crash after fermentation is done. I
made a 6.8abv brown ale and in the midst of taking another fermenter out so I could cold crash,
didn't see ...
Posted in thread: Band aid smell is back - infection or overheating? on 06-12-2014 at 03:09 AM
I had the same thing... It was weird cause it was only certain yeasts... Hefe yeast in
particular. After several batches, changing one component at a time, I narrowed it my tap
water. Made sure to use...
Posted in thread: crazy fermentation on 06-12-2014 at 03:01 AM
Answers... No, minimal, and yes. You'll be fine. That strong of a fermentation created 100% CO2
environment inside your fermenter. Clean up the mess and keep your fermenter closed and all is