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Posted in thread: BIAB Brewing (with pics) on 11-08-2012 at 01:24 PM
You could even just use your 5 gal brewpot - I use paint strainer bags from Home Depot, sparge
(if desired) by lifting the grain bag into a colander placed over the brewpot, then top off to
5 gal afte...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin Lager on 11-05-2012 at 08:27 PM
Just brewed my first pumpkin beer, a lager with an oktoberfest base. Just added 2 pounds of
canned pumpkin (unspiced) to the mash and added pumpkin pie spice in secondary (used the spice
Posted in thread: Adapting kits. on 01-11-2012 at 01:38 PM
came across this thread while researching for a cherry chili pepper imperial stout. how did you
add the pepper - whole, pureed, diced, seeds or not, etc. did you end up doing both the boil
and later a...
Posted in thread: Coffee steeping on 01-05-2012 at 06:00 PM
I've tried both methods - adding cold steeped coffee and adding ground coffee to the fermenter
- both worked pretty well.I added the grounds for a few weeks and the coffee flavor was not too
Posted in thread: Black Eyed Pea Ale (black IPA) on 12-14-2011 at 12:41 PM
very different than my original batch (without black eyed peas). has a smoother mouthfeel,
fuller body, and an earthy sweetness (if there is such a thing) with a hint of chocolate.
bitterness doesn't ...
Posted in thread: Black Eyed Pea Ale (black IPA) on 11-18-2011 at 04:04 AM
Finally brewed this tonight - used northern brewer black IPA kit with 1 lb black eyed peas
added to the mash. OG slightly increased (1.080 vs 1.075). Had a hint of a black eyed pea aroma
prior to the ...
Posted in thread: Citra Hop for IPA on 11-04-2011 at 05:11 PM
have a double IPA with Centennial at 60 and 20 minutes, cascade at 15 and 5. used 1 oz Citra
and Cascade dry hop - has a nice tropical fruit character (pineapple and citrus). I haven't
tried Citra for...
Posted in thread: oak aged imperial stout on 10-28-2011 at 02:33 PM
have 2 bombers of my 2010 version and 12 of the 2011 version that are sitting tight in my
closet right now. They are calling my name, but so far I am resisting...
Posted in thread: chocolate raspberry imperial stout advice on 10-28-2011 at 01:53 PM
in the future I may cut the raspberry back a bit (to 3 pounds) and/or add some lactose as the
body is a bit light - likely due to the fermentation of the fruit. overall a very good tasting
beer to be ...
Posted in thread: chocolate raspberry imperial stout advice on 08-15-2011 at 11:01 AM
Carbonated well, full of raspberry aroma, and taste of dark chocolate with a touch of tartness
from the raspberry! Expect the raspberry to mellow with time and flavors to meld making this an
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