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Posted in thread: Reboozing a barrel? on 11-18-2013 at 03:28 AM
I have a 5 gallon rum barrel that I have already aged 2 beers in. Most of the spirit character
is gone. Is it possible to add a bottle of another spirit, swish it around, and let it sit for
a while, a...
Posted in thread: Catch-all thread to discuss brewing 100% brett beers. on 11-18-2013 at 03:25 AM
I only have experience with Brettanomyces bruxellensis trois. Initially, when you look at the
vial, you have VERY LITTLE sediment. I made a weak starter of about 500 mLs of 1.024 gravity
and let it si...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 1026PC on 10-12-2013 at 03:35 AM
I've used this strain in a few beers over the past month and it seems to give off some diacetyl
aroma/flavor. I'm pretty sure that it conditioned out after a couple of weeks in the keg, but
it's a wei...
Posted in thread: Zymurgy Pocahontas Pumpkin Ale (2013) on 10-02-2013 at 09:30 AM
Brewed as printed on Saturday except I roasted the pumpkin for 45 min.. Pitched cal ale yeast.
Going in to the fermenter it was spot on pumpkin pie. After 2.5 days in the primary it has
dropped to 1.0...
Posted in thread: Zymurgy Pocahontas Pumpkin Ale (2013) on 09-04-2013 at 10:14 PM
I don't have my recipe anymore (computer was stolen). However, I do remember what I did with
the pecans. Put about 2 cups of pecans in a bag and break them up a little bit. Put them on a
baking sheet ...
Posted in thread: Zymurgy Pocahontas Pumpkin Ale (2013) on 09-04-2013 at 06:45 AM
I brew a couple of pumpkin ales every year for my annual Halloween party. I've had excellent
results with adding the pumpkin pie spices to the secondary, and I add about 3 tsp. Fair
warning to be care...
Posted in thread: Freezer cleaning imperial IPA on 09-04-2013 at 06:39 AM
I would start the aroma additions at 10 mins instead of 20 to get a bit more aroma to come
through and not use the Nelson Sauvin or Sorachi Ace. Change the dry hop Nelson to Simcoe to
keep it consiste...
Posted in thread: Citra Simcoe Pale Ale pointers on 09-04-2013 at 06:30 AM
Amt Name Type # %/IBU 7 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 71.4 % 1 lbs
Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 9.5 % 1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM) Grain 2 9.5 %
1 lbs Vienna Ma...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin Beer Help on 08-29-2013 at 02:31 PM
Did you add any spices? Pumpkin ales get all of the flavor from the nutmeg, clove, allspice,
and cinnamon that are added either at the end of the boil or, in my preference, in secondary.
If you didn't...
Posted in thread: Trouble with Tripples or How I learned to brew a Westmalle Clone without worries on 08-21-2013 at 02:41 AM
I would say use the WLP 550 instead of the dry yeast. Since that is a second generation yeast,
it will be happy and healthy and ready to go. Definitely wash it and do a starter. You will
need tons of ...