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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-11-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Riseabovebb
My beer scored well (38.5), but not well enough...

My beer scored well (38.5), but not well enough to proceed to the next stage. Super happy with my score, especially considering this was my very first competition.

I definitely plan on brewing...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-06-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Riseabovebb
Welp, I'm sending this beer to Philly next week...

Welp, I'm sending this beer to Philly next week for the first round of NHC. Wish me luck guys!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-28-2013, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Riseabovebb
What was your measured efficiency? Was your...

What was your measured efficiency? Was your pre-boil OG super low?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-29-2013, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Riseabovebb
Have you tried reaching out to the brewery?

Have you tried reaching out to the brewery?
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 07-16-2013, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Riseabovebb
Here's another take: Slice the brussels in...

Here's another take:

Slice the brussels in half and marinate with balsamic vinagrette for about an hour. Bring the oven to 400 and bake for about 45 minutes. The balsamic will carmelize and the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-07-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 119
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Posted By Riseabovebb
Just picked up 6.5 lbs of sour cherries today at...

Just picked up 6.5 lbs of sour cherries today at the farmers market in D.C. Pitted and froze them tonight and plan on adding tomorrow or later this week.

I plan on just adding these cherries to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-25-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,291
Posted By Riseabovebb
Your approach seems fine, but it will add a...

Your approach seems fine, but it will add a significant amount of time to the brew day. Are you opposed to beefing up the gravity by adding some DME?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-02-2013, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Riseabovebb
Sorry to dig up a potentially old thread, but...

Sorry to dig up a potentially old thread, but I've had my base beer in primary for approximately 2 weeks now. I haven't added the brett or bugs yet. Just pitched Abbey Ale yeast. I'm planning on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2013, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Riseabovebb
I would say that's about right. You had more...

I would say that's about right. You had more than enough headspace.
Forum: India Pale Ale 11-20-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,465
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Posted By Riseabovebb
About to go another round with this brew. Came...

About to go another round with this brew. Came out phenomenally the first time and I was lucky enough to grab two lbs of Citra from the LHBS! Only weeks away from probably the best beer I've ever...
Forum: Stout 10-05-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 468
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Posted By Riseabovebb
Thank you, mux!

Thank you, mux!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-27-2012, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Riseabovebb
I think you will find this link helpful: ...

I think you will find this link helpful:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/how-big-your-mash-tun-needs-123585/

I know I did!
Forum: Stout 09-21-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 162,065
Posted By Riseabovebb
Thanks! Any recommendations on yeast strain,...

Thanks! Any recommendations on yeast strain, volumes, dry vs. liquid?
Forum: Stout 09-21-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 162,065
Posted By Riseabovebb
I broke down and bought an additional secondary...

I broke down and bought an additional secondary carboy when I brewed this beer due to the length of time it will spend in secondary. Now I have one 6.5G carboy and two 5G carboys. Seems to be...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 09-20-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,855
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Posted By Riseabovebb
I forgot to mash-out one day and had horrible...

I forgot to mash-out one day and had horrible efficiency, ~56% if I remember off hand. I think the mash-out really helps, and I have not burned my bag yet.

When I mash-out, I kind of 'roll the...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By Riseabovebb
I just went out and picked up all the pieces for...

I just went out and picked up all the pieces for this MLT. Went Stainless and took the advice from Schnitzengiggle and went with the 3/4" Water Heater Supply braid with the 1/2" stainless...
Forum: Stout 09-13-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 162,065
Posted By Riseabovebb
Can someone who's bottle conditioned for...

Can someone who's bottle conditioned for carbonation chime in to let us non-keggers know if bottling yeast is needed on this one? I've still got a few months before bottling, but would like to know...
Forum: India Pale Ale 08-27-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 285,470
Posted By Riseabovebb
I shared a growler of this ZD clone at a tasting...

I shared a growler of this ZD clone at a tasting on Saturday and EVERYONE really enjoyed it. The growler/bottles were filled on 8/8 and I think after 2.5 weeks of conditioning, the beer is really...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 57,472
Posted By Riseabovebb
Denny - curious if you've ever tried other...

Denny - curious if you've ever tried other additions besides vanilla/bourbon. Was thinking some coconut and rum would be a fun experiment. Any feedback on this?

I don't want to 'ruin' a good...
Forum: Porter 08-13-2012, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Riseabovebb
What's the temperature of the room where you are...

What's the temperature of the room where you are carbing the bottles? Somewhere in the 70-75 degree range I think is optimal.

I would probably gently 'shake' or at least disturb the bottles in...
Forum: India Pale Ale 08-08-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 285,470
Posted By Riseabovebb
How long is everyone waiting to bottle condition?...

How long is everyone waiting to bottle condition? Three weeks like above seems a little long (to me). That, or I'm just impatient here.
Forum: India Pale Ale 08-08-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 285,470
Posted By Riseabovebb
Just bottled this tonight and it was tasting...

Just bottled this tonight and it was tasting great. I've had the 'real deal' and this is definitely close. Hoping to do a side-by-side once my bottles carb up.

OG was 1.060 (ran out of DME when...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-21-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By Riseabovebb
Damn the thermometer. I was looking forward to...

Damn the thermometer. I was looking forward to trying this batch, Kevin!

I'm using the Polder Digital In-Oven Thermometer and will say that I'm very happy with it. The cord is plenty long so i...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-13-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 477,667
Posted By Riseabovebb
I haven't experienced any issues with tannins...

I haven't experienced any issues with tannins due to crush. I always double crush at the lhbs.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-12-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Riseabovebb
I use the same for my BIAB. The last two beers...

I use the same for my BIAB. The last two beers (10% Barleywine & RIS) have made me wish I had a 15g pot. Overall though, I'm quite happy with my 11G bayou classic. A 15g pot might leave too much...
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