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Posted in thread: White House Honey Ale: 2nd Place, 2013 Chicago Cup on 05-20-2013 at 05:12 PM
Love honey beers and have made the original several times. IMO, the addition of 1/3 Honey malt
really imarts a true honey flavor as the actual honey ferments out completely dry.
Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 03-13-2013 at 05:33 AM
Okay, I keep a house cider on tap at all times and the best advise I can give (if you keg) is
use the standard recipe and then vary the final product by adding your favorite fruit flavor. I
Posted in thread: Help! Does anyone know why my wheat beers are darkening in the bottle? on 03-11-2013 at 07:43 PM
IMO, the problem is most likely adding the wheat extract(dry or liquid) to the boil to soon, I
used to have the exact same issue. I now take the kettle off the burner for just about 1 minute
and add t...
Posted in thread: Apple Cider Question on 03-08-2013 at 05:42 PM
I have made several different versions of Graff cider and usually add 1 cinnamon stick during
last 5 min of boil and 1 after primary fermentation completes(I let it sit in the secondary for
about 3 da...
Posted in thread: Requiem Raspberry on 01-14-2013 at 02:35 PM
Yeah, Ive done it both ways and it really does work well either way and have also used fresh
and frozen berries, mixedberries also work well. I used to just dump the berries into the
carboy but for ME...
Posted in thread: Requiem Raspberry on 01-10-2013 at 07:47 PM
Works like a charm...if you keg. You bleed off the oxy anyways, never had an issue with
oxidation on any keg and am a firm believer it is pretty rare in young beer unless your beer is
exposed to the e...
Posted in thread: Requiem Raspberry on 01-08-2013 at 08:09 PM
For those who don't already have a system for fruiting the wort in the secondary carboy, a good
trick is to tie a sanitized grain bag around top of carboy and dump your berries into the bag
and just r...
Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 12-16-2012 at 02:37 PM
Yea, figured I'd ask. The whole foods here sells an organic fresh pressed spiced cider and it
tastes awesome, but I don't know how well the spices and whatnot would stand up to primary
Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 12-05-2012 at 08:03 PM
For what it is worth!Just finished off a batch of tart cherry cider based on the regular graff
recipe but once fermentation has completed I racked into my keg over 16 oz tart cherry
concentrate and 1/...
Posted in thread: Making hard lemonade on 05-18-2012 at 04:04 PM
Here is another easy lemonade recipe/method.2lbs. Corn Sugar 2lbs. clover honey 2lbs. light
malt extract 6 cans frozen lemonade concentrate * Optionial Fruit puree 2-3 lbs6% ABV
estimated1 packet nott...