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Posted in thread: natural (i.e. no fridge) lagering in the Inland Northwest in Winter on 10-20-2014 at 04:07 AM
Hey all,I'm thinking about brewing my first ever lager, which, I hope, will be something of a
darker brew --- maybe a baltic porter. I've had lots of success with ales in the past,
including some fair...
Posted in thread: cocoa, chicory, coffee in an RIS on 06-14-2014 at 09:04 PM
Hey all,I'm brewing my annual RIS, this time to try cocoa nips, chicory and coffee in
secondary. My plan right now is to try the following amounts in about 4 gallons:4 oz cocoa nibs
(2 roasted, 2 raw)...
Posted in thread: Preparing dried haws (hawthorn berries) on 09-12-2013 at 04:07 PM
Hi all, I'm planning to make a dark beer, similiar perhaps to an Ebulum, using dried haws as an
ingredient. Problem is, I can't find any hints on how to do this. Haw wine has recipes, but
Posted in thread: Cherry wood aged chocolate imperial stout (Yeti clone based) on 07-19-2013 at 12:45 AM
OK! I've now given these an early (for an impy) tasting, as has my father-in-law, and here's
the overall assessment:This is a damn good beer!It's difficult for me to tell precisely because
I am fairly...
Posted in thread: Cherry wood aged chocolate imperial stout (Yeti clone based) on 04-28-2013 at 01:37 AM
A quick update: The whole thing is now in secondary. The first batch of wood chips came our all
black and charcoal like, but I made up a second, toasted at a lower temperature, and the
results were wo...
Posted in thread: Cherry wood aged chocolate imperial stout (Yeti clone based) on 04-22-2013 at 01:09 AM
Hi folks,I'm trying an experiment and thought I'd post my notes here as things develop.My
father-in-law and I have an awesome clone recipe that has never failed us for Great Divide's
Yeti. This time a...
Posted in thread: White Labs Belgian Strong Ale Superattenuation?! on 11-17-2012 at 09:55 PM
Hi all,Last year around this time I made a quad / old ale using one of White Labs Belgian
strains. This year, I decided to remake it because my father-in-law and I liked the old one so
Posted in thread: keeping yeast happy for an upcomming brew.... on 09-21-2012 at 05:20 PM
Thanks! That's really helpful!
Posted in thread: keeping yeast happy for an upcomming brew.... on 09-20-2012 at 06:54 PM
Hey folks,So, after having a really good experience brewing a Belgian Dark Strong last year,
I'm approaching another, this time tweaking it in a couple ways that I'm anticipating could
make for a stuc...
Posted in thread: first IPA (cross between Deschutes Chainbreaker and Red Chair) on 06-26-2012 at 03:32 AM
Hi all,My father-in-law and I will be brewing our first IPA this weekend, and I'm working out
the details of the recipe. We've never brewed an IPA before, and wondered if I could float a