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  • Posted in thread: Homebrew facepalms on 09-13-2014 at 05:36 PM
    My first time dry hopping I cleaned and boiled some stainless steel bolts to put in the hops
    bag to weigh them down in the secondary. After bottling the batch and retrieving the bag from
    the carboy I ...

  • Posted in thread: Anybody smoke their own grains? on 09-01-2014 at 02:19 PM
    SpeedYellow, I took your advice and ordered the book Smoked Beers. However, I also brewed a
    smoked amber ale yesterday using my oak re-smoked rauchmalt. It smelled and tasted awesome, so
    I went with i...

  • Posted in thread: Anybody smoke their own grains? on 08-27-2014 at 10:17 PM
    Well here it is 3 years later and I'm about to give it a go. My electric smoker is warming up.
    I recently got a 55 lb. bag of Weyermann rauchmalt. I made a rauchweizen with 7 lbs. of
    rauchmalt and it ...

  • Posted in thread: Rauch Ale Recommendations on 08-08-2014 at 04:19 PM
    Oops. WLP 838, that is.

  • Posted in thread: Rauch Ale Recommendations on 08-07-2014 at 10:32 PM
    I went with 3 lbs. of wheat DME along with my first BIAB partial mash of 7 lbs. of rauchmalt.
    WLP 300 for yeast and 1oz. of Hallertauer at 60 min. I topped up to 5.5 gallons to get down to
    1.060. I ca...

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 08-03-2014 at 11:03 PM
    You pretty much always drink beer and when you do, you prefer Schmoogdaddy.

  • Posted in thread: First time Brewing: Hefeweizen & Dead Ringer IPA Extract. Any Pointers? on 08-03-2014 at 08:16 PM
    I brewed a hefeweizen today (rauchweizen actually) using the WLP300. Because it is a wheat beer
    it will be cloudy, so I am not going to secondary that one. Primary for 2 weeks, then bottle.
    My basemen...

  • Posted in thread: Strong Scotch Ale grain bill, too simple? on 07-26-2014 at 11:40 PM
    I used 1/4 lb. peat smoked in my Wee Heavy and I don't pick up any smoke at all in the final
    product. I would not fear 1/2 lb. next time, which ther WILL be. It was excellent. Totally
    agree with aipta...

  • Posted in thread: Rauch Ale Recommendations on 07-26-2014 at 04:21 PM
    I have become the proud owner of a 55 lb. bag of Weyermann rauch malt. I want to make a rauch
    ale, because my lagering refrigerator is busy with Oktoberfest right now, so no traditional
    rauchbier lage...

  • Posted in thread: Red oak cubes??? on 12-29-2013 at 01:41 PM
    As it would turn out, I found some white oak in my supply making this whole thread moot. I've
    already cut the wood into cubes and will be toasting it to the vanilla end of the spectrum. I
    also picked ...