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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-29-2013, 01:15 AM
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Posted By WineIsRed
Bottle carbing a high-ABV brew with WLP500

Quick question for the hive:

I made an Austin Homebrew Rocheforte 10 clone kit – and went a tad over on the OG.

OG = 1.117

I used WLP500 with a huge starter...

after 4 weeks in primary,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,072
Posted By WineIsRed
I've been going back-and-forth with that company...

I've been going back-and-forth with that company for 2 weeks now trying to order these... no one knows if they have any, and no one knows if/when they can get any...

If I ever am able to get my...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-09-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By WineIsRed
I would be very interested to read specific...

I would be very interested to read specific instructions / results of this method. I've been thinking "Bochet" for a couple years now, but it seems like such a pain that I've never done it. Would...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-09-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By WineIsRed
subscribed. I have one of these kits 6 months in...

subscribed. I have one of these kits 6 months in primary and looking forward to what wisdom this thread provides.
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-25-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,422
Posted By WineIsRed
OG - 1.052 FG - 1.020 2 weeks primary and...

OG - 1.052
FG - 1.020

2 weeks primary and 2 weeks secondary with Windsor yeast.

It tastes great, but a bit too sweet. Next time I'm thinking of doing a big starter and adding a pound or 2 of...
Forum: General Techniques 11-23-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By WineIsRed
Subbed. I have no input, but this is relevant to...

Subbed. I have no input, but this is relevant to my interests ;)
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-16-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,918
Posted By WineIsRed
I will trust your (and others) judgment and will...

I will trust your (and others) judgment and will try it again.

Honestly – the one I tried tasted like one part aspirin, one part chalk, and one part dirt all stirred up in a very unimpressive...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-16-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,234
Posted By WineIsRed
I guess this idea died... but FYI - I am...

I guess this idea died...


but FYI - I am drinking a batch of this that is 1.5 years old and it's great!

Brew what you want. If you want to drink it in 6 months, then brew something that will...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-13-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By WineIsRed
I just wanted to say “thank you” to everyone...

I just wanted to say “thank you” to everyone posting their experiences with Windsor.

I have a batch of Caribou Slobber OG = 1.052 and FG = 1.021 for an attenuation of ~60%, and I've been spending...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-25-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,918
Posted By WineIsRed
IMHO - just make sure Bam Noire isn't the first...

IMHO - just make sure Bam Noire isn't the first Jolly Pumpkin beer you try. I love sours, but was barely able to choke this one down (and other sour aficionados I know dumped theirs down the drain)....
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-07-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By WineIsRed
Will Brett and Pedio eat Lactose?

Will Brett and Pedio eat lactose like they'll eat maltodextrine? I usually add some maltodextrin to sour batches, and am wondering if I can use lactose as well.

Thanks.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-08-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By WineIsRed
Really old (I mean REALLY old) LME question.

I've encountered a highly unusual situation. A brewpub went out of business some time ago, and the owner is getting rid of a bunch of equipment.

There are two barrels of dark LME – I haven't seen...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-22-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By WineIsRed
Difference in clarifying instructions...

No problem – just curious...

I have done a bunch of wine kits (Pinot Noir, Barolo, Nero D'Avola), and I've noticed that the directions are usually very similar. Specifically, the directions have...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-14-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By WineIsRed
On further thought.... you (AmandaK) indicated...

On further thought.... you (AmandaK) indicated (on a different thread) that Roeselare was superior to Lambic blend... and in the video they're using Roeselare....

So maybe I shouldn't do this with...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-14-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By WineIsRed
Thanks for the response. My understanding is...

Thanks for the response. My understanding is that the sacc will generally flocculate, so the cake will contain a very high proportion of sacc. As far as the Brett and pedio, since they are active...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-12-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By WineIsRed
The oxygen point makes sense. As for “seeds and...

The oxygen point makes sense. As for “seeds and fruit particles”, I guess I should have said that I'll be adding puree (that came with the kits).

One thing I keep thinking about is that NB sour...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-12-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By WineIsRed
Another "fruit in primary" question

I have a couple lambic kits that are ~9 months in primary, and I'll be adding some fruit sometime in the next few months (raspberry to one, cherry to another).

What are the pros and cons of just...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-11-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By WineIsRed
Rinsing agent in dishwasher??

I have always run my bottles (for beer, wine, or mead) through the dishwasher with no soap to sanitize them prior to bottling... but recently SWMBO put some rinsing agent in the dishwasher that's...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-02-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By WineIsRed
I hope this isn't too much of a hijack (I also...

I hope this isn't too much of a hijack (I also have an NB Grand Cru as well as a Oud Bruin going and I really want to reuse those cakes).

Would you elaborate on why Roeselare is so much better...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-15-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By WineIsRed
Sounds good. I don't have any experience with...

Sounds good. I don't have any experience with D47, but I know many people here think it's a great yeast.
Forum: Mead Forum 07-15-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By WineIsRed
I've been thinking of doing blueberry mead -...

I've been thinking of doing blueberry mead - blueberries seem to be in season and Costco has tons of them...

It would be easier to have input if we knew more about the process you're using.
...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-12-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By WineIsRed
FWIW, I made that recipe and after 16 months it's...

FWIW, I made that recipe and after 16 months it's great.

I will say that it tasted very harsh for quite a while, but I didn't notice band-aids...

Also, it tastes much better (smoother) cold,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-06-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By WineIsRed
FWIW - I recently moved and brought two lambics...

FWIW - I recently moved and brought two lambics with me. These were 6 months in primary (5gal batch in a 6gal better bottle), and had a light pellicle before the move (not much O2 inside a better...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-29-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By WineIsRed
:off: Thanks for sharing this. I've...

:off:

Thanks for sharing this. I've recently gotten into sours, have tasted some great examples, and have heard rave reviews about JP. I was able to find a Bam Noire, and to put it simply -...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-16-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By WineIsRed
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