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  • Posted in thread: 12 Beers Of Christmas 2016! on 08-18-2016 at 12:56 PM
    I just sampled another bottle of the Fruitcake Old Ale I brewed for this in 2013 (in fact, for
    the 12 Beers of Christmas 2013. It has aged wonderfully! The fruits dry it out a bit, so it
    isn't as full...

  • Posted in thread: first sour beer - quick ferment? on 08-08-2016 at 12:29 PM
    The Belgian Sour Mix won't sour the beer in 2-3 weeks. You'll get fermentation due to the
    Saccharomyces in the yeast mix; however, it takes longer for the other bugs to sour the beer.
    In fact, I would...

  • Posted in thread: "Maple" Nut Brown recipe? on 07-26-2016 at 12:16 PM
    This was the latest version (I had done two before). I would go with this version again. It was
    delicious, and I could absolutely taste maple. Mashing high, including some darker malts, and
    the maple ...

  • Posted in thread: "Maple" Nut Brown recipe? on 07-24-2016 at 12:51 PM
    My Maple Nut Brown:OG: 1.053FG: 1.016IBU: 26SRM: 27ABV: 5%Golden Promise Malt; 12.5#
    (56%)Belgian Special “B”; 1.5# (6.5%)British carastan; 1.5# (6.5%)Belgian aromatic
    malt; 1.25# (6%)Choc...

  • Posted in thread: flanders red ale questions on 07-14-2016 at 11:52 AM
    Nice! I fermented mine with Roselare and it sat in the primary for 4 months. I then racked to a
    secondary, brewed a new batch and collected it on the yeast cake in the primary. In a few
    months, this s...

  • Posted in thread: "Maple" Nut Brown recipe? on 06-28-2016 at 12:22 PM
    Do it! I have done several, and I settled on a recipe that gives a definite maple flavor.

  • Posted in thread: Islay Ale (3rd Place Specialty Beer Winner) on 04-26-2016 at 12:24 PM
    I made a 100% peated malt ale. I know, it defies comprehension. But if we're talking Islay (and
    especially peaty Islays), let's go Ardbeg Supernova (at over 100ppm peat phenols) or
    Bruichladdich Octom...

  • Posted in thread: Gonna have a baby, is my life over on 04-05-2016 at 01:05 PM
    More than likely, you will find yourself wanting to be involved in his/her life in many ways.
    This doesn't mean that your hobbies will fade away; however, some may change. I still brew
    beer. At first ...

  • Posted in thread: For those that bottle: ABV vs carbonation on 03-22-2016 at 12:41 PM
    Many yeast strains have a hard time fermenting in a high alcohol environment. So it takes
    longer for the reduced amount of viable yeast cells (that tolerate the environment) to
    completely convert suga...

  • Posted in thread: Blow off tube overflow on 03-22-2016 at 12:39 PM
    I brewed a lambic and filled a 59 gal barrel (with about 55 gal wort). Had a 1.5" blowoff into
    a 5 gal bucket of starsan. I have NEVER seen such vigorous fermentation. Had to empty the
    bucket and refi...