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Posted in thread: Joie De Vivre (Fake Imperial Pumpkin) on 09-11-2011 at 09:14 PM
Added two tsp of McCormack's Pumpkin Pie spice to a spice bag and steeped that in hot water for
15 minutes. I strained the 'tea' through cheese cloth so that most of the lumps were removed,
added my p...
Posted in thread: Joie De Vivre (Fake Imperial Pumpkin) on 09-03-2011 at 07:11 PM
Some people hate cloves. I.e., I used to love german hefe's, now I can't touch them. Ech.Spices
are a bit of a wild card. I think they can differ greatly due to age, form, origin, etc.FWIW, I
Posted in thread: Joie De Vivre (Fake Imperial Pumpkin) on 09-02-2011 at 03:17 PM
I used pre-ground cinnamon, fresh grate nutmeg, and fresh ground clove and after a week in the
carboy all I seem to taste is clove. SWMBO thinks Im nuts and feels that it is balanced but all
I seem to...
Posted in thread: Joie De Vivre (Fake Imperial Pumpkin) on 08-21-2011 at 10:03 PM
Just finished brewing this beer.Has a great taste going into the carboy, very much like pumpkin
pie.Forgot to mention that I added 36 ounces (I made a 2.5 gallon batch) of canned pumpkin to
the mash. ...
Posted in thread: Is this a proper batch sparge? on 08-20-2011 at 04:06 PM
Thats how I've been doing it, filling the mash tun with 2.25g of 168F water two additional
times after first runnings, to get a 6g preboil volume.I actually had a similar question for
anyone else post...
Posted in thread: Keg Carbing at Room Temp on 07-11-2011 at 09:33 PM
Let's say you want 2.5 volumes of CO2 ultimately. You want to carb at 70F? The chart says set
to 28.8 PSI (30psi is close enough). Let's say you let it sit for 2 weeks at that pressure and
Posted in thread: Seriously, too much foam. HELP! on 06-26-2011 at 01:43 PM
This batch was for summer outings and taking on the boat. I did not want to be lugging a ton of
bottles around so I decided to just fill growlers as needed to take where I want to go.
Posted in thread: Seriously, too much foam. HELP! on 06-26-2011 at 01:15 AM
Several things jump out in your situation. 1) It's very difficult to get a good pour at room
temp even on a perfectly balance system because the co2 naturally wants to come out of
solution. Chill the ...
Posted in thread: Seriously, too much foam. HELP! on 06-25-2011 at 11:51 PM
Having a similar issue with my new keg setup. The kegs and lines are all at room temperature. I
naturally carbed the beer in the keg, purged the CO2, hooked up my tank, set the regulator for
2psi and ...
Posted in thread: Home made Hop Stopper - hop taco etc on 04-19-2011 at 11:46 AM
Made one out of 60x60 mesh but instead of threading the edges I simply folded them under to
create a square shape and what I dub the "Hop Pocket."Worked very very well as a filter for my