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Posted in thread: Natural Wild Yeast on 02-01-2015 at 07:02 PM
I just picked up some raw unfiltered honey. I was planning on adding about 15 lbs to water to
make a mead. I'm under the impression that honey contains naturally occurring yeasts, and my
plan was to j...
Posted in thread: 3 gallon batch in 6.5 gal bucket on 02-01-2015 at 06:20 PM
I'm looking to make a small batch of about 3 gallons. I have a few 1 gallon jugs and standard
6.5 gallon buckets. I'd rather not split the batch into the 1 gallon jugs to just recombine
them in the bo...
Posted in thread: Mystery hops on 08-11-2014 at 12:09 PM
I got some home grown hops from a friend of a friend before moving. I just got the chance to
use some last night and boy did they smell great. There were these hops labeled simply "GN"
that smelled ci...
Posted in thread: Brewer's library on 03-05-2014 at 11:38 PM
I was looking for a reading list of books to take my brewing and knowledge to the next level.
I'm an engineer, but not a chemist/biologist, so technical works are appreciated, but I might
lack some ba...
Posted in thread: Beer Brewing Calender on 12-19-2013 at 02:40 PM
My only seasonal brews are for the New York Rangers. So I'll brew a home beer and an away beer
in time for the first games. Normally I like to do a winter grand cru and brew in
November/December and b...
Posted in thread: Trader Joes Spiced Cider on 11-18-2013 at 01:56 AM
Last year it was $3 for a half gallon. But I live in upstate New York, so tons of cider mills
in the area. And one of them gives me unpasteurized and unfiltered cider
Posted in thread: northern brewer pin lock keg system on 11-15-2013 at 06:43 PM
Northern brewer is running a sale on their pin lock kegs if you buy a system. I've always heard
of ball lock kegs and I was wondering if there is a functional difference, or any reason I
would want on...
Posted in thread: "Chai" winter beer on 11-14-2013 at 08:25 PM
10 min is too early for chai/tea additions. Think of it as a cup of tea, you wouldn't steep it
for 10 min. I'd suggest flame out at the earliest, or preferably an infusion or "dry hop" it
Posted in thread: Trader Joes Spiced Cider on 11-14-2013 at 01:50 PM
It has a bit of residual spiced sweetness to it. Certainly no more spiced then the
pre-fermented levels, so not all that strong, but noticeable. In short, throw some yeast in,
you can't go wrong.
Posted in thread: "Chai" winter beer on 11-14-2013 at 01:48 PM
I've done a chai-ed porter using actual chai tea. First off, chai is inexpensive enough that
it's a good way to go if you want that flavor (a plain, loose chai shouldn't be more than $5-10
for 2 oz). ...