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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
    grape Koo...

  • 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 -
    I didn't...

  • 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 02:42 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 04:34 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...