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  • Posted in thread: All-grain Brewing Alone on 01-17-2017 at 01:37 PM
    90% of the time I brew alone and enjoy it. 5% of the time, I brew with others who have done it
    many times before. The hardest 5% is when I brew with folks who want to learn or just want the

  • Posted in thread: All-grain Brewing Alone on 12-08-2016 at 06:04 PM
    Good advice.I would also add: Clean as you go. Dump the mash tun, clean it and put it away
    during the boil. Put anything that you are done with away when you are done with it. It makes
    the end of a br...

  • Posted in thread: Accidentally ordered peat malt (recipe screw up) on 12-02-2016 at 01:07 PM
    I made a beer with 100% peat smoked malt. It's delicious. Won some competitions. But it is a,
    you love it or you hate it type of beer.

  • Posted in thread: Fresh Barrel Souring on 10-08-2016 at 01:00 PM
    I would do as some have suggested and brew a porter and let it age in the barrel for half a
    year or so. Then do another one just like that in the same barrel. Then you can start thinking
    about a sour ...

  • Posted in thread: Adding oak to a Flanders on 09-15-2016 at 01:01 PM
    I bought an untreated/unfinished oak dowel from a hardware store, cut it up into shorter
    dowels, pressure cooked them, and charred them with a propane torch. I then suspended them in
    the beer through ...

  • Posted in thread: Please check it. Is it really TRUE? my fav is blacklisted :( on 08-31-2016 at 12:10 PM
    One could argue that EVERYTHING you eat, in fact who you even are, is GMO. GMO is normal; it is
    natural and part of evolution. Nothing you eat is "natural." It has all been GMO'd over time.
    Now if you...

  • Posted in thread: "Maple" Nut Brown recipe? on 08-31-2016 at 12:00 PM
    I'd let it sit for a few months and forget about it.

  • 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 ...