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  • Posted in thread: Thinking of making a nelson sauvin ipa on 02-12-2013 at 12:38 AM
    Just brewed an IPA with lots of Nelson Sauvin this morning. I really love Alpine Brewing's
    Nelson IPA, it doesn't really make it out of San Diego but if you get a chance try it. 5.5
    Gallon Batch9.5# 2...

  • Posted in thread: Doesn't quack like a duck. on 10-05-2012 at 09:48 PM
    If anything I would call this recipe a Black Barleywine, Port Brewing in San Diego's Old
    Viscosity was referred to as a Black Barleywine when the recipe was in development.

  • Posted in thread: funked quad??? on 01-24-2012 at 08:08 PM
    So if I wait 2/3 a year before adding fruit what should I do to fill the headspace?In my
    experience with brewing sours a bit of headspace is a good thing. I've got a Flanders Red with
    18 months on jus...

  • Posted in thread: looking to get into brewing lambics on 01-23-2012 at 06:10 AM
    I would personally nix the aged hops and used whatever you have around to 10 IBUS. After aging
    it for a year you won't be able to tell the difference.It doesn't really matter what hop
    varietal is used...

  • Posted in thread: Need help carbonating sours on 01-14-2012 at 06:06 PM
    I follow the same procedures you do and have not had a problem with any of the 5 sours I've
    bottled (high ABV clean beers is another story). I do like smokinghole's idea of rehydrating
    the yeast in th...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 3763 and pinot noir on 10-01-2011 at 02:54 PM
    I'd worry about the quality of the wine if it has been sitting in a container with oak for a
    considerable period of time.Once open and exposed to oxygen wine can degrade quickly,
    especially if its a s...

  • Posted in thread: My experience barrel aging on 04-19-2011 at 09:52 PM
    Wineries do use bungs with a series of cut up oak staves suspended to them to add oak quickly
    if the oak character from the barrel is spent. I think it would be easy to overdo it with this
    method thou...

  • Posted in thread: Killer wine strains? on 04-17-2011 at 10:26 PM
    Thanks guys, couldn't find any info specifically on Red Star Montrachet but it sounds like most
    wine yeasts available for homebrewers/winemakers are killer strains so I'll just stick with the
    dregs fr...

  • Posted in thread: Killer wine strains? on 04-14-2011 at 05:06 PM
    I'm brewing a sour pretty quick, I plan on fermenting with a neutral strain probably S-04 and
    various dregs both commercial and homebrew in the primary. In one of my recent sours I pitched
    Montrachet ...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Imperial Stout Help on 12-20-2010 at 09:29 PM
    I had a similar thought a few months ago and brewed a RIS with WL 530 (I think the same strain
    as yours) and added 1# of dark candi sugar after about 5 days when fermentation slowed. It's
    currently ra...