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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-26-2012, 09:49 PM
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Posted By BitterRat
Maybe you can find something useful here: ...

Maybe you can find something useful here:
http://www.breweryhistory.com/links.htm
or maybe:
http://brewery.org/brewery/Library.html
Forum: Mead Forum 01-06-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,521
Posted By BitterRat
My bad, he did say 3.2. Thanks for correcting my...

My bad, he did say 3.2. Thanks for correcting my spelling also.
With the amount of time and money spent making mead, beer or wine, I try to aim for optimum.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-06-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,521
Posted By BitterRat
As with brewing you ask 4 people their opinion...

As with brewing you ask 4 people their opinion and you will get 4 different ways to get it done.
(Disclaimer: I am not argueing, I am simply explaining where I am coming from!)
I find it...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,521
Posted By BitterRat
Lots of good info from Goldiggie. Researching...

Lots of good info from Goldiggie. Researching your yeast choice IMO is huge, from knowing what it's best temps for fermentation are to how high abv it will ferment.
One thing raised a red flag for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-10-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By BitterRat
If it were mine, I would use .5 oz each of...

If it were mine, I would use .5 oz each of chinook, cascade and centennial for dry hopping.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-10-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 50,803
Posted By BitterRat
Hey guys, thanks for this thread! I read every...

Hey guys, thanks for this thread! I read every post prior to brewing NN and took all the info from this thread. It may not be an exact clone, but this brew was damned good! Here's the recipe I used:...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-28-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By BitterRat
Have any of you guys made this? I made the 1890...

Have any of you guys made this? I made the 1890 Trumans Export Stout from that blog and it was excellent.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-01-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By BitterRat
No need to toast and store it, just toast it the...

No need to toast and store it, just toast it the night before you brew, leave it on the cookie sheet over night and mill it and mash it. I've done it that way many times with no negative effects.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-16-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By BitterRat
I couldn't disagree more! There are a number of...

I couldn't disagree more! There are a number of folks that have made beers with only late hopping and while the bitterness is not huge, it is most definitely there.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-11-2006, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By BitterRat
Hey Ian, sorry I didn't see this a bit sooner!...

Hey Ian, sorry I didn't see this a bit sooner! Anyway, IMO, one can only approximate what the L would be on the grains that you produce yourself. For me, I use 34L for Amber malt and 60L for Brown...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-10-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,936
Posted By BitterRat
Having grown hops for the last few years, I can't...

Having grown hops for the last few years, I can't help but wonder if you even have hops? The reason is, I have never seen purple flowers? :confused: Maybe there are some that have purple flowers,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,150
Posted By BitterRat
Guys, it's not 10.5 lbs of grain, its 10.5 kg or...

Guys, it's not 10.5 lbs of grain, its 10.5 kg or 23.15 lbs of grain!! Quite a bit of difference!! With that amount of grain, I would not mash at 158F, but more like 1149-151F. The amount of grain...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-03-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,471
Posted By BitterRat
Nice pics Ed!! Our waitresses have a difficult...

Nice pics Ed!! Our waitresses have a difficult time carrying 2 pints and that lady is carrying 7 ltrs, she should come here to train our waitresses!! :D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-03-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By BitterRat
I don't take the guidelines as meaning that No...

I don't take the guidelines as meaning that No German Alt is lager. I take what they say as many brewers call their Brown lager an Alt, or passing it off as an Alt, at least that is my interpretation...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2006, 02:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,838
Posted By BitterRat
I have to agree. I haven't seen Klages in years....

I have to agree. I haven't seen Klages in years. Mostly the bags say 2-Row. In fact, I think the blending thing is dead on for domestic malt, having never seen Harrinton listed on a bag or any other...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-03-2006, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,704
Posted By BitterRat
It would include adjuncts also. And yes it is...

It would include adjuncts also. And yes it is weight of grist. Generally, most noobs to AG use between 1-1.25 qt/ lb, this is much easier to handle and control . The link supplied by MO will help you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-02-2006, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By BitterRat
Jennings!! Weren't they recently bought up by...

Jennings!! Weren't they recently bought up by another brewery? I never had the one you're asking about, but had Sneck Lifter and Cumberland ale, both were pretty good too!! I think Beer Captured has...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-01-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,863
Posted By BitterRat
FWIW, Wyeast 1028 is supposedly Worthington...

FWIW, Wyeast 1028 is supposedly Worthington Whiteshield yeast.
http://www.brewrats.org/yeast1.cfm?cat=6
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2006, 11:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 29,469
Posted By BitterRat
I like North Country Malt. Their sacks of grain...

I like North Country Malt. Their sacks of grain are around $26-28 , and with shipping to where I live (Illinois), I pay about $43. If you can get a bunch of folks to do a grain purchase, a sack comes...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2006, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By BitterRat
Why do you mash at 158F ? For a big beer, that...

Why do you mash at 158F ? For a big beer, that seems a bit high!
Me thinks you need to mash longer, 60 mins or more. Why do you throw in gypsum? do you have a water analysis for that bottled...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2005, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By BitterRat
Not bad for more experienced brewers either!! I...

Not bad for more experienced brewers either!! I like the recipes in those books. Even though there are things that could be tweaked, like alomost every recipe has the same mash temp! But the recipes...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-14-2005, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,446
Posted By BitterRat
Wyeast 1335 British Ale II

Has anyone used this yeast? How'd you like it? What were your observations on performance?
Ive never used this strain and decided to give it a shot, but don't have anything to go on! Any help would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-14-2005, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,339
Posted By BitterRat
Uncrushed as orfy said. However, in a pinch you...

Uncrushed as orfy said. However, in a pinch you probably could get away with crushed grain. In fact there are afew that do just that. I'd think that you'd want to shorten the times and keep a good...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-12-2005, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By BitterRat
Hmm, looks interesting! I'm curious how Goldings...

Hmm, looks interesting! I'm curious how Goldings will work with Columbus!! :confused:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-12-2005, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,371
Posted By BitterRat
Well, you gotta realize that Line was writing his...

Well, you gotta realize that Line was writing his books back in the 70's!! Things just weren't as they are now. However, if it wasn't for guys like him and Papazian, things wouldn't be the same now ....
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