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Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 05-29-2014 at 10:34 PM
Has anyone tried adding Oak chips to toss recipe? ... I like to age this on medium toast
Hungarian oak, it comes out quite tasty! I soak the oak in a good Irish whiskey for a couple
days to sanitize. ...
Posted in thread: Freezing cider then fermenting on 02-10-2014 at 01:46 AM
Why not just add apple juice concentrate?Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
Posted in thread: Bitter taste in Cider on 02-10-2014 at 01:39 AM
I have had bitterness with some of my cider batches. For the most part it goes away with age,
like after a month or so in the bottle.If you're getting bitter tannins you can reduce that
with proper ge...
Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 09-22-2013 at 09:41 PM
I just put another batch into primary. I'll be aging with oak again, just 5 weeks is my current
plan. Still, it's going to be such a long wait!Totally worth it, but a long wait. Maybe I
should give it...
Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 09-19-2013 at 02:37 PM
Based on my experimentation I can definitely recommend using oak with this brew.This is already
a great beer (thanks again Mysticmead, I keep coming back to this and it keeps being awesome)
and I real...
Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 07-18-2013 at 02:39 PM
Yeah, how much oak did you use? I'd really like to try that.I ended up using an oak stick.
Looked like this while sanitizing in Irish whiskey for 3 days.135829I would use cubes but had
to settle for w...
Posted in thread: Raging Red Irish Red Ale on 07-16-2013 at 06:51 PM
My 5 gallons of this have been sitting on Medium toast Hungarian oak for over a month now.
Beautifully clear and red, nice notes of vanilla. Time to bottle it so I think
Posted in thread: Slim's Graham Cracker Ale 2.0 on 07-03-2013 at 03:27 AM
I'm pretty sure I used marshmallow vodka for my vanilla bean extract. Enough to cover the beans
in a sanitized little plastic 'home' for 7 days. S'mores!Marshmallow vodka! Classic! Too bad I
Posted in thread: Slim's Graham Cracker Ale 2.0 on 07-03-2013 at 01:11 AM
Oh, it's probably covered somewhere earlier in the thread but how do you handle sanitary
process with your Vanilla Beans?Myself, I soaked them in Irish Whiskey (Kilbeggan) because
that's what I have o...
Posted in thread: Slim's Graham Cracker Ale 2.0 on 07-03-2013 at 01:06 AM
Mother effer...my 2nd infected beer in a row, and sadly, neither due to the brewing process.
This one and my Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale both suffered the same fate: band-aid flavors.
I know what ...