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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-28-2008, 11:01 PM
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Posted By benxrow2002
Check out Ed Worts recipes. He has an...

Check out Ed Worts recipes. He has an Octoberfest Ale and there seems to be universal praise for his work.
Forum: Cider Forum 05-22-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,326
Posted By benxrow2002
You're making me thirsty! Thanks for the...

You're making me thirsty!

Thanks for the ideas, guys. I'm gonna try a few out and see what I like.
Forum: Cider Forum 05-18-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By benxrow2002
Statements like these make me realize that I know...

Statements like these make me realize that I know a lot less about this stuff than I want to believe.

So, for the type of cider I want to make, it sounds like I'd be better off using a Hef yeast...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-18-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By benxrow2002
Apfelwein questions...yeast, carbonation?

Ok guys, I need to call on your knowledge.

I recently finished up my first batch of Ed's Apfelwein and it came out pretty well. Very tasty, but not entirely what I hoped for. What I want to end...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By benxrow2002
If you're looking for a Hef....try to find a...

If you're looking for a Hef....try to find a Hacker-Pschorr. I LOVE IT.
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-26-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By benxrow2002
In my limited experience...the yeast makes all...

In my limited experience...the yeast makes all the difference. Do it again with a Belgian yeast and you will taste a BIG change.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-20-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By benxrow2002
March Madness and home brew...

So how many of you called off work today and are enjoying games on TV and a home brew in your living room?

Today I am watching basketball all day, and I'm eating BBQ Beef Brisket that was smoked...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-26-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By benxrow2002
A buddy of mine and I bought identical Hef kits...

A buddy of mine and I bought identical Hef kits from our LHBS except he went with the smack pack and I just settled on Nottingham. Mine was pretty good with the dry yeast, but there was a noticeable...
Forum: General Techniques 02-23-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By benxrow2002
What on earth did my yeast do????

I just came across something funky with my yeast. Up to this point I had only used dry yeast in all my beers....although this last batch I brewed up a Belgian Wit and decided to go liquid and used...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-22-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By benxrow2002
Yes.....half the DME up front and the rest with...

Yes.....half the DME up front and the rest with about 15 minutes left in the boil.

Trying to keep all of my extract brews from coming out the same color...LOL
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-22-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By benxrow2002
I appreciate the help guys. My reasoning for...

I appreciate the help guys. My reasoning for going with a 3 gallon boil vs 2 gallons is that I wanted the beer to come out a little lighter. And I was also going to add the DME as a late addition...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-21-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By benxrow2002
Recipe Conversion request

I was hoping for some help from some of you guys with changing a few things on a recipe I came across. The current recipe is as follows...

2 Gallon Boil

3.3 lbs Amber LME
3.3 lbs Light LME...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-02-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By benxrow2002
Late Addition Questions...

I just wanted to make sure I understand the reasoning behind this...

I am brewing up a blue moon style tomorrow and wanted to keep it light in color. I am doing a 3 gallon boil and the recipe...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 02-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By benxrow2002
At the end of the day they are a company in...

At the end of the day they are a company in business to make money...and they gotta have people drink their beer in order to do that. I like several styles they brew, but I also think they sort of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By benxrow2002
Recipe Philosophy

Just wondering how you more experienced brewers got started with different styles. Did you try to make clones of your favorite beers or did you just throw stuff together to make something unique? ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-30-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,727
Posted By benxrow2002
White Ale

I am trying to learn more about this style of beer and how to make it. I am a big fan of the Great Lake's Holy Moses White Ale and recently tried the Sam Adam's White Ale....so I'd like to try to...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-19-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By benxrow2002
Requesting a Honey Porter recipe and suggestions/directions

Hey guys.....I am just about ready to brew up my third batch and was thinking about adding a little more to bite off. I would really like to try my hand at a honey porter. If you guys have a good...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-19-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By benxrow2002
Sam's Imperial Pilsner

Just curious on who has tried this beer and what they thought of it. I have been wanting to try this style for a while but could never find it. I happened to come across it at some hole in the wall...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-14-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By benxrow2002
Wort Chiller recommendation

I was thinking about taking this next step and wondering what works for you guys...and what you can expect to pay.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By benxrow2002
And guys all recommend about 3-4 weeks in primary...

And guys all recommend about 3-4 weeks in primary fermenter?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By benxrow2002
That'll work. You guys are awesome. I...

That'll work.

You guys are awesome. I really appreciate the help and ideas. This home brewing thing is addicting!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By benxrow2002
I can easily boil 3 gallons of water (old turkey...

I can easily boil 3 gallons of water (old turkey fryer pot).

Also, is there a dry yeast that could be rehydrated for this style of beer or is it 100% necessary to go the liquid route?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By benxrow2002
Easy Hef recipe for a newbie?

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good Hefeweissen recipe. I started my first batch of Blonde Ale and am going to be bottling this weekend. I'd like to get started right away on another...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By benxrow2002
Off the wall question from a newbie

Ok...let me first say that I am pretty new to brewing and have never made up any batches with anything other than LME...although I am going to give all grain a try pretty soon. But I had an idea...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-08-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,239
Posted By benxrow2002
I throw in a vote for Great Lakes too. IMO the...

I throw in a vote for Great Lakes too. IMO the best beer they make doesn't even get bottled and distributed. They make a seasonal pilsner named Prohibition Pilsner. I've only had it when I went to...
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