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Posted in thread: Parboiling Blueberries for secondary on 03-24-2011 at 10:43 PM
Blueberry beer that doesn't turn purple usually uses extract, not real fruit.Is it easy to find
blueberry extract? Maybe use a mix, so you get a light purple tint without making it look like
Posted in thread: Does anyone have any tips/help for dismanteling a dorm fridge on 03-23-2011 at 11:41 PM
It depends largely on the specific fridge. Most dorm-size mini-fridges that I've come across
(the old one I have) don't work. There are some instructions with pictures at this link: well
as the requi...
Posted in thread: Parboiling Blueberries for secondary on 03-23-2011 at 11:32 PM
I use 1 lb/gallon. You'll end up with very purple beer but blueberries are not strongly
flavored If this turns the beer purple, how do commercial breweries make blueberry beer without
much altering it...
Posted in thread: Two yeasts for chocolate banana stout on 03-23-2011 at 11:21 PM
As an alternative to boiling or soaking to sanitize, what about baking as a way to extract
flavor beyond what a simple puree would do? I imagine it would bring out the sweetness in the
banana (maybe t...
Posted in thread: I Need Brewery Design Help on 03-23-2011 at 12:05 PM
Good Ideas, I have a stereo in the garage as well as fire extinguishers. A CO2 monitor is a
must, thanks for the suggestion.No, a CO meter. You exhale CO2. CO kills you. ;)Plenty of
counter space as w...
Posted in thread: Honey Chamomile IPA? on 03-22-2011 at 01:00 AM
honey malt & carapils are both crystal as well. when using crystal malts, i dont see a point in
using carapils as well as it basically does the same thing, but with no added flavor.Ahhhh OK -
Posted in thread: Honey Chamomile IPA? on 03-22-2011 at 12:52 AM
Thanks for the replies (especially the Meffid/JP guys!) - I've never brewed with honey or honey
malt (I knew honey is almost 100% fermentable, but that makes sense as to why you won't get
much flavor ...
Posted in thread: Honey Chamomile IPA? on 03-22-2011 at 12:19 AM
Well I'm finally (I think) ready to delve into AG brewing, and I've been hankering to brew my
first IPA as well...I've got a few questions as I sit here (with a Southern Tier "Extraordinary
Ale" in ha...
Posted in thread: Seal/Label Generator - An Easy Way to Make Labels on 01-10-2011 at 01:42 PM
^I like that...and everyone likes the Taconic, so it's a win/win!
Posted in thread: Mint Chocolate Stout on 01-02-2011 at 03:34 PM
Golddiggie, the cacao nibs have fat/oils that adversely affect the wort. Cocoa powder is the
way to go, but it's bitter and doesn't fully disolve in the boil, makes a mess, etc.Went on the
Sam Adams b...