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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 06:00 PM
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Posted By thomismydad
Sour brown 6 months in bucket

I've messed around with WLP670 on some saisons a bit but that the extent of my souring experience. This month I'm planning to ramp up a sour pipeline. First I intend to make my first sour brown using...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-18-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,935
Posted By thomismydad
I just racked mine to oak cubes and bourbon last...

I just racked mine to oak cubes and bourbon last night. Any suggestions on how long to age? I was planning a month. My first time using cubes instead of chips.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-02-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,777
Posted By thomismydad
Aside from all of the other reasons others have...

Aside from all of the other reasons others have posted here (milds are very tasty!) I love being able to throw together a little 1.040 brew night recipe for $20-$25. Low hop session beers are the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By thomismydad
I've used this yeast on 3 beers now and have not...

I've used this yeast on 3 beers now and have not experienced any "explosive" fermentation. I would guess that the amount of sugar/fruit in your beer is what caused the yeast to really go at it. If I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-01-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By thomismydad
I've looked around for this before too, with no...

I've looked around for this before too, with no luck. Bump. Bump .
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-03-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By thomismydad
Must be some great friends to have! Thanks for...

Must be some great friends to have! Thanks for the advice. I'll check back with results when I brew it, but it probably won't be for a few months. I have a few others in the pipeline.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-02-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By thomismydad
Greenbush Brewing Distorter

Took a weekend trip to Michigan and just had this beer. It was great. Here is a description...

http://www.greenbushbrewing.com/beers/distorter.htm

So now, I'm trying to put a clone together of...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 07-13-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 36,050
Posted By thomismydad
I did end up brewing this with the WLP670,...

I did end up brewing this with the WLP670, looking and tasting pretty great right now. Thanks for the recipe. I was thinking about dry hopping with a couple of oz of saaz. Any thoughts on how long of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-29-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 20,226
Posted By thomismydad
How did the Cynic with WLP670 turn out? I was...

How did the Cynic with WLP670 turn out? I was contemplating doing this but given the acidulated malt in the NB Cynic recipe I thought it might interfer with the sourness of the yeast.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-29-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By thomismydad
WLP670 reuse

I just brewed a saison this weekend with WLP670 american farmhouse and I was contemplating brewing another saison and pitching on my yeast cake in 3 months when I bottle this. Are their any issues in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,129
Posted By thomismydad
I'm going to be boarding the sour train to funky...

I'm going to be boarding the sour train to funky town this month and I've been eyeing making a white ipa. Figured maybe I'd throw them together. Any thoughts on doing this recipe with WLP670 american...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 05-07-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 36,050
Posted By thomismydad
Any thoughts on using the WLP670 american...

Any thoughts on using the WLP670 american farmhouse yeast with this?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By thomismydad
Bourbon porter suggestions?

I'm a partial masher so high gravity beers are harder for me to brew, but I've been wanting to make something I can add Bourbon and Oak too. I'm looking at doing a porter somewhere around...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,988
Posted By thomismydad
I brew while the children sleep so no rocking for...

I brew while the children sleep so no rocking for me.

I listen to Louis C.K. I love that they have stand up comedy on Pandora now.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,026
Posted By thomismydad
Also, I'm new to this water chemistry stuff. I'm...

Also, I'm new to this water chemistry stuff. I'm not sure what a bad chlorine level is in regards to homebrew. This is my water report...

http://www.mundelein.org/community_info/pdfs/WQR.pdf
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,026
Posted By thomismydad
The 2 brews he tasted these in fermented between...

The 2 brews he tasted these in fermented between 64 and 68 degrees both were Wyeast 1056. I'm not thinking that the temp was an issue.

I've gone back through and tasted the beers myself and I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,026
Posted By thomismydad
Plastic taste in beer

A homebrewing friend of mine has been sampling some of my beers and finding that there is a plastic taste in them. I've been looking into it and it seems the 2 most likely explanations are an...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-01-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By thomismydad
Smoked Porter partial mash recipe

Working on a partial mash smoked porter, basically adding some rauch to a founders porter recipe I found. Any thoughts/critiques?

5 1/2 gallons

3lb Rauch
1.25lb Chocolate malt
1lb Munich...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-06-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 83,462
Posted By thomismydad
Brewing up my partial mash tomorrow night. Scaled...

Brewing up my partial mash tomorrow night. Scaled down the recipe slightly to a 1.094 OG due to system limitations, but everything else is right on.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-16-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 83,462
Posted By thomismydad
Yes, thanks. I may be trying a partial mash based...

Yes, thanks. I may be trying a partial mash based on your recipe the first week of January.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 11-05-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 197,709
Posted By thomismydad
I brewed the partial mash in August. It turned...

I brewed the partial mash in August. It turned out great. The only change to the recipe was adding a tblsp of vanilla to the secondary.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-03-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,741
Posted By thomismydad
Subscribed. I want to try to make this too.

Subscribed. I want to try to make this too.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-20-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By thomismydad
Partial Mash grain bill question?

I'm on my 5th partial mash brew and I'm looking to do a stout. I have a 4 gallon pot that I figure can handle roughly a 6 lb grain bill. Problem is the recipes I'm looking at all have about 4.5 lbs...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-12-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 47,984
Posted By thomismydad
2 weeks in the bottle, tastes great. Excellent...

2 weeks in the bottle, tastes great. Excellent aroma, perfect maltiness. Thanks for the recipe.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-20-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,039
Posted By thomismydad
Thanks. Been brewing in a bucket, can't wait to...

Thanks. Been brewing in a bucket, can't wait to see my next brew.
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