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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-24-2013, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Suminorudder
If it were me merely experimenting on my own, I...

If it were me merely experimenting on my own, I wouldn't put much more than a few individual lemons, maybe 3. The one thing I have heard is that even though lemons have a very large amount of sugar,...
Forum: General Techniques 02-17-2013, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Suminorudder
I've kind of thought that Belma would work great...

I've kind of thought that Belma would work great alongside citra, I want to dovsomething hopbursted, especially since belma is so inexpensive right now.

The thing I would wonder about is trying to...
Forum: General Techniques 02-16-2013, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Suminorudder
Hmm, very interesting. Eventually I want to do a...

Hmm, very interesting. Eventually I want to do a Belma IPA or a pale ale.

Would adding a puree at bottling time make it overcarbonated perhaps? Though hefeweizen is usually a lot more effervescent...
Forum: General Techniques 02-16-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Suminorudder
Strawberry Hefeweizen

So while at my local grocers yesterday, we saw that strawberries were on a really deep discount right now. This morning my wife suggests I plop some into my hef I have that's finishing up its primary...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-11-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,307
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Posted By Suminorudder
My beer pipeline looks like this right now: ...

My beer pipeline looks like this right now:

Primary 1: bavarian hefeweizen kit.
Primary 2: air
Secondary 1: arrogant bastard clone kit.
Bottle conditioning: smooth and spicy rye IBA.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-08-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,100
Posted By Suminorudder
I was pretty close to getting a stir plate and an...

I was pretty close to getting a stir plate and an oxygenation kit, but I really didn't need it as much as what I ended up buying instead.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-03-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,100
Posted By Suminorudder
It's called "Intaxication." The overwhelming...

It's called "Intaxication." The overwhelming feeling of joy at getting your refund until you realize it was your money in the first place :D

I was close to getting a bayou burner and a 10 gallon...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-02-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,100
Posted By Suminorudder
Tax refund brewery expansions!

Well here we are at February 2nd, and taxes are starting to slowly drop into peoples accounts or get sent to mailboxes near you, so what are your plans to expand your home brewing operation?

With...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-25-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Suminorudder
Well opening it up does increase the chance of an...

Well opening it up does increase the chance of an infection, and if the beer has mostly finished fermenting, can cause oxidation related off flavors. A good rule of thumb is after primary...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-21-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Suminorudder
Well, it's all done, pitched my starter around 5...

Well, it's all done, pitched my starter around 5 pm. I decided on summit for bittering and simcoe and Amarillo for the flavor and aroma additions.

The wort taste better than any I've tried before,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-20-2013, 04:20 PM
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Views: 473
Posted By Suminorudder
So let's try refining a bit further then... ...

So let's try refining a bit further then...

11 pale 2 row
0.75 c 60
2.25 rye malt
1.00 flaked oats
0.75 carafa 3

Does that seem a little more proportional?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-20-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Suminorudder
So then, if I were to drop off the cara pils...

So then, if I were to drop off the cara pils perhaps and bring the C 60 down to 0.75, would that help?

What about the oats and rye? Is there enough rye to give that nice spiciness I'm looking for?...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-20-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Suminorudder
So my brew day got moved up to today, so I'm...

So my brew day got moved up to today, so I'm looking for as much advice as I can get before I commit to the recipe and purchase the ingredients for it!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-18-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Suminorudder
Smooth and spicy India Black Ale

Hey there, I have my brew day coming up, likely this coming Thursday, and wanted to bounce this idea off of some knowledgeable noggins.

Expected OG 1.078 Expected FG 1.019

11# Pale 2-row
1.0#...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 01-17-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Suminorudder
I would guess based on the amount of water...

I would guess based on the amount of water removed that its somewhere in the range of 6.5 to 7 percent perhaps? I'm not exactly sure how to calculate ABV when it includes removing water content.
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Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 01-14-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Suminorudder
American Eisbeer Homebrew for trade.

As an experiment my last brew day, I siphoned off 1 gallon of an American style pale mild I made for ice distillation. after 7 hours in my freezer at five degrees, I ended up with 6 12 Oz bottles of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,921
Posted By Suminorudder
Warrens Finest Liquids ( a Nanobrewery from...

Warrens Finest Liquids ( a Nanobrewery from Warren Vermont) made a world class rated beer with maple sugar. Heres a link to the beer advocate page. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/17980/43978
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-04-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Suminorudder
Tasting the first beer: India Black Ale!

Very excited to finally have my first beer finished, an India black ale.

The recipe was a brewers best kit, with zythos hops. This is a very hoppy beer, with 4 and 3/4 ounces of hops. The...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-04-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 76,728
Posted By Suminorudder
That was me on Monday, thankfully Portland didn't...

That was me on Monday, thankfully Portland didn't get hit by much more than a belt of very strong winds. But we would have been able to flush our toilet at least! The little things ;)

More to the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-31-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Suminorudder
Recipe

Sorry to take so long to post the ingredient list, been awful busy.

12.0 oz Belgian Cara 8 Malt
4.0 oz Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 3 3.9 %
2 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Suminorudder
Twisted Enkel Blonde: second brew

Hey all, it's my second brew in the fermenter and I had a few questions.

Boil went off without a hitch, used a smack pack of white labs Canadian/Belgian ale yeast and fermentation has been...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 150,925
Posted By Suminorudder
I'm a little surprised to see Shipyard coming up...

I'm a little surprised to see Shipyard coming up here, maybe its just because I'm from Portland and slightly biased. But seriously, there is nothing like an Old Thumper draft after work.

Worst...
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