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Posted in thread: Determining ABV with Secondary Ingredients on 11-21-2015 at 11:50 PM
Totally get the caution. I've been using vodka in the past to make pretty much all of my
extracts. I've had pretty good results overall. The only extract that I would say was a fail
was for a wheat be...
Posted in thread: Determining ABV with Secondary Ingredients on 11-21-2015 at 09:53 PM
I've got an Imperial Mint Chocolate Stout in the works. It's currently sitting at just below
8%. I've got a container of cocoa nibs and a container of pepper mints both sitting in roughly
4-6 oz of vo...
Posted in thread: Confession Time on 11-12-2015 at 01:42 PM
I confess that the vast majority of my bottling and sanitation practices occur merely 6 feet
away from where my cat does her business. Haven't noticed any ill sight effects yet. But the
concept does g...
Posted in thread: Oxidation and Racking on 11-10-2015 at 04:01 PM
Prolonged being the operative word here. You don't want a Large volume of oxygen (air) to be in
contact with the beer for a Long period of time (days). You want to transfer your beer smoothly
Posted in thread: Oxidation and Racking on 11-10-2015 at 02:09 PM
I don't have any sort of Kegging or C02 system. However I do have a tube that is PLENTY long
enough. I wouldn't say there's ever any splashing involved, just some bubbling similar to if a
child is pla...
Posted in thread: Oxidation and Racking on 11-10-2015 at 12:59 PM
Never racked to secondary. I'm waiting three weeks on an Imperial Stout and considering racking
for once. Before I commit to this decision I want to get on the same page as to what exactly
Posted in thread: First Time Imperial on 11-09-2015 at 11:00 AM
As predicted. I woke up to this. I can't really do anything about it right now so I presume
just wait till it settles down and clean up after? It's at 63F 314856
Posted in thread: First Time Imperial on 11-08-2015 at 11:15 PM
I'm predicting a sticky mess in a few days. Fortunately it will be contained in my chest
freezer but I think I filled it up a little too high. Making an imperial mint chocolate stout.
Posted in thread: Christmas Porter - how much of these: Cocoa nibs / Hazelnut extract? on 10-28-2015 at 05:45 PM
Hmmm... I used this. imagine if they're similar, you could probably get away with using half
and then add more to taste. Hadn't heard that for the powder. But it makes sense. There's a
Posted in thread: Christmas Porter - how much of these: Cocoa nibs / Hazelnut extract? on 10-28-2015 at 04:15 PM
I'd also consider suing cocoa powder along side the cocoa nibs. You'll get a chocolate flavor
from the nibs but it's not as strong as you'd think. For the hazelnut, I've used the extract
vials you can...