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Posted in thread: Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout on 04-30-2013 at 03:09 AM
So, Firestone Walker Brewery has 2 similar stouts (links provided), the Velvet Merlin and the
Velvet Merkin. The difference between the two is that the Merkin is 8.5% while the Merlin is
5.5% and the ...
Posted in thread: So what is your house beer? on 12-08-2012 at 01:17 AM
My own super citrusy American IPA. If I'm out then Firestone Union Jack which is what I modeled
Posted in thread: FW Velvet Merlin (Merkin) Clone? on 12-01-2012 at 04:47 AM
Yeah, saw that...but before they upped the ABV and aged it in bourbon barrels and even before
they bottled the beer, it was originally called Velvet Merkin.The original Velvet Merkin is the
Posted in thread: FW Velvet Merlin (Merkin) Clone? on 11-30-2012 at 05:19 AM
Also, as far as I can remember Merkin and Merlin are the exact same beer.Please refer to my
above post. I lived a mile from Firestone Brewery for 5 years :)
Posted in thread: Quick hop question on 11-29-2012 at 04:40 PM
Thanks. Definitely gonna make the time changes to match IBU'S.
Posted in thread: Quick hop question on 11-29-2012 at 04:21 PM
I'm making a second honey blond using 2oz of Willamette. Hop schedule is 1oz at 60, .5 at 15
and .5 at 10. I'm trying to make it exactly like my last batch. Thing is my LHBS only had 1oz
Posted in thread: Am I going to over carb? on 11-03-2012 at 03:42 AM
By the way, turns out the keg is NOT noticeably heavier after kegging. Just me being lame, or
one too many home brews :)
Posted in thread: Secondary and cold crashing in a keg on 11-03-2012 at 03:39 AM
Do most people chill right after kegging? If I just let it sit at room temp with CO2 on it for
a couple weeks it seems like that's secondary and kegging to me, just without carbonating. It
just seems ...
Posted in thread: Secondary and cold crashing in a keg on 11-02-2012 at 07:35 PM
Is there any con to doing a secondary in a keg? Also, if I were to transfer from primary to
keg, purge the O2, leave a couple pounds of CO2 head pressure and keep it at room temp for a
week or 2 or 8,...
Posted in thread: FW Velvet Merlin (Merkin) Clone? on 10-25-2012 at 04:31 PM
Just want to clear up that Merlin and Merkin are indeed two different beers. The Merkin is the
Merlin with higher abv % and has been aged in bourbon barrels. Merkin is only available on tap.
I can eas...