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Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 12-08-2008, 05:07 PM
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Posted By Pyro
Will do. I made a Chocolate Stout last year for...

Will do. I made a Chocolate Stout last year for Festivus and it had a great chocolate flavor...and I only used 6 oz in that batch. It already smells great in the primary...can't wait.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 12-07-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 23,188
Posted By Pyro
Here's my Choc-banana Hefe recipe:

Extract w/ grain recipe

.5 lb Cara-Pils
.25 lb Special B

1.5 lbs Wheat DME @ 60 min.
1 lb honey
4.5 lbs Wheat DME @ 20 min.

.5 oz Sterling & 4 oz cocoa powder @ 60 min.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 12-04-2008, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Pyro
SewerRanger's recipe inspired me to try something...

SewerRanger's recipe inspired me to try something like this yesterday, but I changed quite a few things. Should be done & kegged by Festivus. I'll let everyone know how my version turned out.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-08-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,822
Posted By Pyro
The blueberries weren't too bad cost wise, maybe...

The blueberries weren't too bad cost wise, maybe 10-12 bucks, but I just feel like the past year was such a waste as I am one that likes to let my cider go for at least a year or two. I've made pilot...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,822
Posted By Pyro
Sooooo dissapointed. I loved everything about...

Sooooo dissapointed. I loved everything about this recipe, the flavor, the color, a perfect amount of residual sweetness, etherything...until I popped one open about 6 months after bottling. Musty,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-13-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By Pyro
Thanks for all the info. Ended up using 6lbs of...

Thanks for all the info. Ended up using 6lbs of Briess malt along with my 2.5 lbs PM grains and I don't know what my efficiency turned out to be, but I wound up w/ a OG of 1.063. I liked the price of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By Pyro
DME types...

Just a quick question about different brands of DME....specifecly, M&F and Briess. My LHBS tells me there is a difference between the two. They say M&F has more fermentable sugars than Briess. Is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-25-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,444
Posted By Pyro
I made my pseudo AB clone a few weeks ago, all...

I made my pseudo AB clone a few weeks ago, all Chinook (6 oz!), and it tasted wonderful racking into the secondary. I basically took someone's AB clone recipe found here and hopped it up w/ more...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-10-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Pyro
Hmmm. I think I hear crickets chirping...

Hmmm. I think I hear crickets chirping...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Pyro
Summit &/or Crystal &/or Willamette IPA?

With the hop shortage and all, I'm trying not to deplete my reserves of the more "popular" hops in my freezer (ie. Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo, Chinook, etc.), but I would like to make a good IPA....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Pyro
OK, so I ended up taking NB's recommendaton and...

OK, so I ended up taking NB's recommendaton and just made a Chinook IPA yesterday, so in about 1 month when I'm ready to bottle, I should have a good yeast cake in the secondary for the Fatbottom. I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-02-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Pyro
OK. I think I'm going to go the route of making...

OK. I think I'm going to go the route of making an IPA and the pitch on to the yeast cake, like NB reccomends as opposed to making two starters. Question: Does it have to be a 5 gallon batch? I like...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-30-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Pyro
Ok. But this is for a five gallon batch, and I...

Ok. But this is for a five gallon batch, and I only have 6 gallon fermenters(2). 5 gallons of wort and 2 gallons of starter obviously are'nt going to fit. Do I need a bigger fermenter too?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-30-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Pyro
Help! Starter for Lord Fatbottom...

Making Lord Fatbottom soon...(Northern Brewer's recipe). This is a huge barley wine with a starting gravity of 1.123. After plugging in the numbers on mr. malty's pitching rate calculator, it is...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-22-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,798
Posted By Pyro
BigKahuna... Look at the dates above MY...

BigKahuna...

Look at the dates above MY ORIGINAL post here, and then the new thread I started with this same question. The one here was made 2 days earlier than my thread starter. No one was...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-20-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
Posted By Pyro
Apfelwein sweetening/carbing question..

This was my post on another thread, but I didn't seem to get any responses there, so I'm starting a new thread for it here. Please help!
I have a batch of Ed's Apfelwine w/ EC-1118 that's in the...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-18-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,798
Posted By Pyro
A little off topic...

I kind of have the same question as this thread starter, but slightly different. I have a batch of Ed's Apfelwine w/ EC-1118 that's in the primary @ about 9.5%. I've got another finished batch of it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-15-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Pyro
Ok, going all-grain in the spring here. I really...

Ok, going all-grain in the spring here. I really have no desire to ever make a 15 gallon batch...and it seems like a lot of work to go through for 5 gallons, so 10 gallon batches is what I'm aiming...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-15-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By Pyro
Ok, gotta chime in on my sweet deal..

A couple of weeks ago I went to the free section of CL and found an add for 150 FREE bottles from a ex-homebrewer that wanted them to go to a good home. When I got there, he actualy had more than...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-14-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,384
Posted By Pyro
Thanks all...

Picked up a half dozen @ Wally World yesterday and u can't beat the price! They don't look that big, though...so is the concensus to use up to 1 ounce pellets/.5 oz whole leaf per ball?? Don't want...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-12-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By Pyro
Abundance of Hallertu & Tettnager

I picked up about 4 oz of each (pellets) a while ago, and havn't really found a recipe for them. They have been stored properly in the freezer, but they are getting older. Don't want to waste them...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-12-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,384
Posted By Pyro
Hop ball?

I know some brewers use, hop bag, some pitch directly in to wort and strain, and others use hop backs. Has anyone ever heard of a "hop ball"? I'm thinking it would be kind of like a tea ball but...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-12-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,308
Posted By Pyro
Hop Schedules...

Has anyone seen this table?

http://www.brewsupplies.com/hop_characteristics.htm

Questions:
Does everyone agree with this?

If I understand correctly, does this mean the best time to get the...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-11-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,822
Posted By Pyro
Sorry...typo. Should read "Liquid Pectic...

Sorry...typo. Should read "Liquid Pectic Enzyme".
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-09-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Pyro
Well, I was actually looking at brewing on St....

Well, I was actually looking at brewing on St. Patty's day, but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth, so whenever you can send it would be great. Thanks Jesse. Need any Ringwood?
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