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Posted in thread: Fancey-ing Up Cherry Ale Recipe on 09-16-2014 at 06:53 PM
Hi Everyone,I have a notion to brew a cherry ale for the fall/holiday season, and found a
recipe that seems promising. It comes from Charlie Papizian's "Joy of Home Brewing." "Cherries
in Snow"5 gallo...
Posted in thread: Holiday Ale Ingredient Suggestions on 10-25-2013 at 02:06 PM
Hi Everyone,I made an oatmeal stout last winter (recipe below) which turned out fantastic. I'd
like to brew it again, but give it a holiday twist. I have never brewed with strong holiday
Posted in thread: Bad seal on Bottles on 09-05-2013 at 12:08 PM
@E Marquez -- I used the capper linked above. Not sure if that is called a wing capper?I did
not use screw-top caps. @Hello -- I know they are not sealed because I have had a half dozen or
so since I ...
Posted in thread: Bad seal on Bottles on 09-05-2013 at 12:04 AM
Hi Everyone,I recently bottled a batch of Brewer's Best English Bitter Ale, and the majority of
bottles I have had were not fully sealed, so they are flat.I use one of the standard kit
cappers -- like...
Posted in thread: Star San for Canning? on 07-20-2013 at 01:02 AM
Yes thanks everyone! I will definitely go the boil route. I don't have that many cukes for this
batch, so the process won't be too labor intensive.
Posted in thread: Star San for Canning? on 07-19-2013 at 12:36 PM
Hi Everyone,Kind of a random question, but I am going to can some pickles this weekend, and
rather than sanitize the jars and lids with boiling water I have thought to use star san like I
would use to...
Posted in thread: Long-fermenting, high ABV Christmas Beer on 06-22-2013 at 12:49 PM
'Tis the season to think about Christmas beers, right? (Christmas in July is close enough!)I'd
like to brew a small batch (1 or 2 gal) Christmas ale or porter that is high in ABV (10% or
higher) that ...
Posted in thread: Summer Lemon Shandy Questions on 04-28-2013 at 12:27 PM
Hey everyone,Quick question about a summer shandy-style I am brewing today. The recipe,
borrowed from wjbunton, is:8 oz. Carapils - steep8 oz. Crystal 10L - steep3 lbs. Light DME3
lbs. Extra light DME...
Posted in thread: What's the worst craft brew (commercial) you've had? on 09-30-2012 at 12:27 PM
I've only had 4 drain pours, so they all get my label as 'worst commercial beer'.Leinenkugel's
Summer Shandy- tasted like Pledge furniture polishRivertown Pestilence- smelled like puke...
tasted like ...
Posted in thread: Changes to the Recipe Database on 09-29-2012 at 02:57 PM
Food (or beer!) for thought; what about a category for small-batch brewing? One or two gallon