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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-06-2014, 05:47 PM
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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-28-2014, 10:14 PM
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Posted By etrain666
Very good. Once beer is in there, it is my...

Very good. Once beer is in there, it is my understanding that some of it will evaporate away. Should I keep some beer on hand to fill back up during the aging?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-28-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted By etrain666
Getting some used wine barrels

I have a wine making friend that is giving me two 14 gallon barrels he has used to produce wine. Myself and my club are excited to get some beer into them for aging and souring.

I am getting the...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-13-2014, 04:52 PM
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Posted By etrain666
In, cool me down.

In, cool me down.
Forum: General Techniques 05-13-2014, 11:58 AM
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Posted By etrain666
I have used habs in a few saisons. I found that...

I have used habs in a few saisons. I found that the throat burn will fade, but the pepper flavor will intensify. I add one, sit for a day and test, then add another. A cool idea if you keg, and I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-07-2014, 01:20 AM
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Posted By etrain666
I use the White Labs farm house mix for all my...

I use the White Labs farm house mix for all my saisons. Great yeast! Ferment for three weeks in the mid 70s and package for slight funk. Let it sit for 6-8 weeks and get all kinds of funk.

As said...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-08-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By etrain666
Even though they are not very home brewer...

Even though they are not very home brewer friendly, in the sense that they reveal nothing about their recipes, it's got to be GREAT DIVIDE!
Forum: General Techniques 03-06-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By etrain666
After the ferment. This way you can add to taste....

After the ferment. This way you can add to taste. I recently brewed a hab/jalapeno beer. Started with one Hab, not enough after one week. Added another, and then again to get the flavor where I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2014, 06:46 PM
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Posted By etrain666
At those temps, it will taste a lot like English...

At those temps, it will taste a lot like English ale yeast. Might as well go with that.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-03-2014, 12:25 AM
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Posted By etrain666
Dried apricots gone wrong

I added a pound of dried apricots to a Belgian red ale with wyeast Belgian Ardennes post ferment at 68 degrees. Fermentation kicked back up. Now, tasting it one week later, it has gone from a malty...
Forum: General Techniques 02-28-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By etrain666
Let the yeast shine and keep your recipe very...

Let the yeast shine and keep your recipe very simple. Avoid specialty grains. I go with Pilsner, Flaked Wheat and some Flaked Rice to keep it dry. Noble hops seem to work best. Personally, I really...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-21-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By etrain666
I regularly make a Cali Common with 50% Munich...

I regularly make a Cali Common with 50% Munich and all NB. That malt/hop combo seem to work very well.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-19-2014, 12:26 PM
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Views: 1,055
Posted By etrain666
I recently soaked a french oak spiral in...

I recently soaked a french oak spiral in Chardonnay for 24 hours and then into the beer. After 6 days it was very oaky. In fact, after sitting in the keg, I think there is too much oak. Tastes like...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-03-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By etrain666
Wow, this one looks even better with three...

Wow, this one looks even better with three burners.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-03-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By etrain666
Patio Cart Brew Sculpture

I stumbled upon this and wondered if anyone here has used it as their brew rig:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-07-2013, 12:18 PM
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Posted By etrain666
I use both, sort of... I have a hop spider and a...

I use both, sort of... I have a hop spider and a bazooka tube. I use both when using more than 3oz of hops. Otherwise, I just use the bazooka. No hops get through.

On a side note, I also use my...
Forum: General Techniques 11-06-2013, 02:43 PM
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Posted By etrain666
Good point on adding the specialty grains late...

Good point on adding the specialty grains late mash. Still seems like I am so off on color. Here is a sample grain bill:
Pale Malt (2 Row) 78.9 %
Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) 9.9 % ...
Forum: General Techniques 11-06-2013, 12:39 PM
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Posted By etrain666
Beer always seems too dark

I have been working on a few red ale recipes and I tweak the amount of specialty grains to try and get a reddish beer. In BeerSmith, I might have a recipe with 16SRM, but the final product looks more...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-04-2013, 12:38 PM
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Posted By etrain666
Sour from dregs

So, I brewed up my standard farmhouse ale, and pitched the dregs from two Jolly Pumpkin bottles and two Crooked Stave bottles. Took a sample 5 weeks later and wow, this stuff is already sour. It's...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-09-2013, 12:32 PM
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Posted By etrain666
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-05-2013, 10:12 PM
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Views: 2,374
Posted By etrain666
Bumping this topic. I just found out that...

Bumping this topic.

I just found out that my temp probe got stuck on the outside of the freezer last night. I now have 3 kegs of ice cold beer, probably a good portion of beer frozen in them and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-05-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By etrain666
HELP - my yeast slurry froze

I collected a nice slurry from a farm house ale to be used in a new brew today. I collected it in a jar and placed it in my keezer. Well, I should have figured, the bottom of my keezer is pretty cold...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-27-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By etrain666
I always get huge yeast rafts with mine.

I always get huge yeast rafts with mine.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-26-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By etrain666
As long as there is no fermentation activity, you...

As long as there is no fermentation activity, you can also add more oxygen. This sometimes helps.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-27-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By etrain666
Looks normal to me, just ferment splatter. If you...

Looks normal to me, just ferment splatter. If you had that much mold/infection, I imagine you would be able to smell and taste it pretty easy.
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