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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-25-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Fennis
Maybe consider making a blonde or cream ale? I...

Maybe consider making a blonde or cream ale? I brewed a beer for a family wedding last summer, and while I initially was thinking about making a beer tuned to the wedding couple, I thought a little...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-21-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,782
Posted By Fennis
It took me a little while to enjoy hoppy beers,...

It took me a little while to enjoy hoppy beers, but now I love them. I am not sure if you have a specialty beer store in your area or a bar/restaurant with a lot of beers on tap, but going somewhere...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By Fennis
I've always just used top off water directly from...

I've always just used top off water directly from my tap. I use a sanitized container, from the tap to the carboy, but otherwise, its just cool tap water directly from my well. I've been brewing for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,389
Posted By Fennis
To answer your questions though: Yes, boiling...

To answer your questions though:
Yes, boiling is very important. It kills off bacteria and removes impurities from the water. Once you mix everything, yes you would put it into a fermenter, with an...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,389
Posted By Fennis
I was wondering in the back of my mind if you...

I was wondering in the back of my mind if you were a college student. If your goal here is to produce a large amount of some sort of alcohol to consume, mead is not going to be your answer. Mead...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,389
Posted By Fennis
Is your only concern alcohol content? To me...

Is your only concern alcohol content? To me anyway, brewing beer, mead, or wine has less to do with the alcohol content and getting drunk and more with brewing something that tastes great and is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,389
Posted By Fennis
I haven't done a mead yet myself, but I have...

I haven't done a mead yet myself, but I have researched it as well because I want to make a batch--though I am thinking right now on a much smaller scale of a 5 gallon batch. I know for the honey...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Fennis
I wouldn't worry about it. I've usually leave my...

I wouldn't worry about it. I've usually leave my beer in the primary for around 3 to 4 weeks, sometimes 5 if I am busy and don't have a chance to transfer it to the keg. It has never seemed to impact...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-20-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Fennis
It seems to be that would be like a fruit juice...

It seems to be that would be like a fruit juice wheat, and while it works for juicy juice, I think actually using real fruit with such distinctly different flavors would just end up being a wheat...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-20-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14,376
Views: 458,147
Posted By Fennis
Congrats! We have a baby girl due May 8th and in...

Congrats! We have a baby girl due May 8th and in celebration for that, I'll be brewing a 5g SMaSH using one of my favorite hops, simcoe.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-30-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By Fennis
Open Office is the quick, easy, and free fix. ...

Open Office is the quick, easy, and free fix. Then copy everything into a new google doc and you will have access to it on any computer/tablet anywhere.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-26-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Fennis
Don't rubs usually include a lot of salt? I...

Don't rubs usually include a lot of salt? I cannot see how that would be all that good. Why not instead figure out good beers that pair well with different rubs or BBQ sauce?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Fennis
Okay, well I guess it would be helpful to know a...

Okay, well I guess it would be helpful to know a little more about your setup. What are you brewing with now? What is your capacity? Can do you do full boils?

When the wife started me on this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Fennis
I tend to leave all the trub in the boiling...

I tend to leave all the trub in the boiling kettle. I usually have bits of hops in there to which probably wouldn't change anything, but the yeast really care about the sugar. If you are using dry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Fennis
When I made a pumpkin ale last year, I did it in...

When I made a pumpkin ale last year, I did it in the mash. The canned pumpkin I bought was with no sugar added, so it was really only adding in starches/mouthfeel to the beer--it left almost no...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Fennis
My dog discovered this with the tip of her tail...

My dog discovered this with the tip of her tail one time. Dog hair burns/melts pretty quickly when the burner is going wide open and now my dog is nowhere to be found when I start pulling out the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Fennis
I like the Cream of Three Crops recipe. Its an...

I like the Cream of Three Crops recipe. Its an easy drinking beer and it would be a good offset to the hoppy clone you plan to make. You could also look at doing a blonde ale as that is also a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Fennis
Yes, an initial boil oxidizes the aluminum and...

Yes, an initial boil oxidizes the aluminum and makes it safe for boiling. If you are going to spend the money for a 3.5-4 gallon kettle, honestly, save up the extra few $$ and get a 40qt/10g...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-30-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Fennis
I guess a disadvantage is it takes more time to...

I guess a disadvantage is it takes more time to get a full boil going and you need a larger pot to take that full volume. Plus if its just big enough for a full boil, you risk a boil over on the hot...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-29-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,550
Posted By Fennis
I still buy commercial beer, but a lot less then...

I still buy commercial beer, but a lot less then before I started brewing, and with a different purpose. Before I brewed, I would buy the same stuff over and over again because I liked it. Now that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-29-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By Fennis
Well the easiest way would probably be to just...

Well the easiest way would probably be to just bottle it all, but what is the fun in that, right?

About 8 years ago my we held my brother-in-law's bachelor party at a family friend's hunting camp...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-29-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By Fennis
There are multiple shows through the Brewing...

There are multiple shows through the Brewing Network. Their website is http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/ and gives an idea of all their shows. Type in Brewing Network into itunes search and you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-28-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By Fennis
As far as quality is concerned, what you have to...

As far as quality is concerned, what you have to be on the lookout for is freshness. Most of the bigger outfits that seem to do a lot of business (Austin Homebrew, Northern Brewer, Morebeer,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-27-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Fennis
That is great news! Bottle away and enjoy all...

That is great news! Bottle away and enjoy all your hard work.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-27-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Fennis
Probably not a significant enough drop to really...

Probably not a significant enough drop to really change your abv. If you are looking for a boost the next time you make a batch, you will need to have more fermentable sugars for the yeast to use...
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