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Posted in thread: Toasting Oak Before OR After Soaking in Bourbon? on 08-13-2014 at 05:34 PM
I'll keep the bourbon that it has been soaking in, toast them, and then add them back to the
bourbon for a couple days. Worst case I can always add bourbon straight to the keg to kick up
the flavor if...
Posted in thread: Toasting Oak Before OR After Soaking in Bourbon? on 08-13-2014 at 04:56 PM
I've searched and haven't been able to find anything specific on this question (maybe I just
missed it). I have some JD oak barrel chips that I'm currently soaking in bourbon. I'm planning
to toast th...
Posted in thread: Right Temperature? on 03-17-2014 at 11:27 AM
This last comment is slightly misleading. I know this is an old post, but I wanted to comment
for future readers. They type of yeast can have a large impact on the fermentation temps. I
have a belgian...
Posted in thread: What you need to know about chocolate for brewing on 11-13-2013 at 06:56 PM
sleewok - did you roast the nibs or use them as-is?Are the bins of cacao (not bags) roasted or
not?I used them as-is. The nibs that I ordered were dried/milled.
Posted in thread: What you need to know about chocolate for brewing on 11-05-2013 at 03:16 PM
I recently brewed a milk stout ( I did a 10 gallon batch with 2lbs lactose (. I split the
batch into 5 gallons with just milk stout, and the other 5 I added chocolate nibs. I haven't
worked with the ...
Posted in thread: Back sweeten with preserved juice? on 10-08-2013 at 11:55 AM
That makes sense to me. I would think that if you chill the cider, and then add the preserved
juice it would work out. The combination should keep any remaining yeast from gobbling up
sugar. I may try...
Posted in thread: Long Haul IPA on 09-13-2013 at 02:57 AM
I just wanted to follow up on this recipe. This is by far one of my favorite IPAs. The flavor
is extraordinary. Very balanced, not too bitter overall. It has a unique taste that really
stands out (I'm...
Posted in thread: Long Haul IPA on 06-04-2013 at 12:04 PM
I brewed this bad boy a week ago, however, I messed up the boil time and only did a 75 minute
boil (dropping in the initial hops right away). What kind of impact will this have on the final
Posted in thread: RTV High Temperature Silicone to Seal Heat Element Connections on 05-20-2013 at 02:41 AM
Cr@p, sorry about that. Thanks brewmcq for remembering the link. Here's a direct link to the
heating element portion. no worries (double thanks brewmcq). I do appreciate the link. I'm
familiar with t...
Posted in thread: Not your normal BIAB control box on 05-20-2013 at 02:37 AM
Very cool. Looks like something they would have used in medieval times... if they had
electricity. Oh wait, they had wizards for that sort of thing. ;)