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Forum: General Techniques 06-14-2014, 09:53 PM
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Posted By corwin3083
Boil Hop To Dry Hop Ratio?

I don't know if such a thing has been studied in any scientific way, but even from anecdotal experience, for every amount X of boil hops, what amount Y of dry hops would you use?

I'm making a...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By corwin3083
I hadn't heard of them, but they're definitely...

I hadn't heard of them, but they're definitely going at the top of my list to visit this fall. Do you know off hand if they press pick-your-own apples on site as well?
Forum: Cider Forum 05-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By corwin3083
Cider Apple Sources in NJ?

Does anyone else in Jersey have any good sources for cider apples in the area?

I've found plenty of pick-your-own type places with a wide variety of cooking or sweet cider apples, etc, but no hard...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-19-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By corwin3083
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-22-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By corwin3083
Don't dump it! IME, meads, and braggots in...

Don't dump it! IME, meads, and braggots in particular, need to age, as age somehow causes the honey flavors to reappear. If you let this sit in bottles for a year or two, you just might find that the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-21-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,768
Posted By corwin3083
1. Bottle 2. Drink 3. Weep silently for what...

1. Bottle
2. Drink
3. Weep silently for what could have been
4. Vow to do better
5. Rebrew
Forum: Mead Forum 03-13-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By corwin3083
When you say... ".5# Roasted Barley (60...

When you say...

".5# Roasted Barley (60 mins@ 160F)
.5# Chocolate (60 mins @ 160)
.5# 60L (60 mins @ 160)
1.5oz Magnum (12AA) hops (60 mins @ 160)"

...does that mean that you boiled both the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-23-2014, 01:45 AM
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Views: 309,858
Posted By corwin3083
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,142
Posted By corwin3083
One of my best friends was dating a woman whose...

One of my best friends was dating a woman whose father was heavily into Rochefort. One day he told me "you have to try this beer that Al introduced me to, it's not like anything else you've had..."
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-23-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By corwin3083
Dry Stout And Chinook

One of the things I want to do this year is start making more session beers. I figured I'd start with a dry stout, and use Chinook to get to know the hop.

So, first question, since I've never...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By corwin3083
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-03-2013, 05:44 PM
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Views: 249
Posted By corwin3083
Vienna/Warrior SMaSH - Ale or Lager?

I recently acquired a chest freezer and temp controller, and was thinking about turning one of my next brews into a lager.

I was planning a vienna/warrior SMaSH:

9# vienna
.4oz warrior FWH...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-26-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By corwin3083
It sounds like overkill, but remember that using...

It sounds like overkill, but remember that using honey for 40% of your fermentables means that that 40% will ferment out almost completely, which in my experience changes the aging situation...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-26-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By corwin3083
Honey, in my experience, takes a while to ferment...

Honey, in my experience, takes a while to ferment completely, even in a braggot. I'd leave it to bulk age for 2-6 months, then bottle and age for 6-12 months more.

Given the amount of headspace...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 02:15 PM
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Posted By corwin3083
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-09-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By corwin3083
Chop up the apples and freeze them. Then, next...

Chop up the apples and freeze them. Then, next year, dump them in a carboy to defrost, then rack the lambic on top of them.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-30-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By corwin3083
All of the beers I've brewed with belgian yeast...

All of the beers I've brewed with belgian yeast seem to have needed bottle conditioning time for their full flavor to come through. Some of them were pretty insipid prior to 3-4 weeks in the bottle,...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-18-2013, 01:08 PM
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Posted By corwin3083
In!

In!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-16-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By corwin3083
I have a cherry stout that's been in bottles for...

I have a cherry stout that's been in bottles for about 8 months now, made using sour cherries. The cherry flavors are only just starting to blend with the stout flavors. The good news is that after...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-13-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,044
Posted By corwin3083
An experiment occurred to me: Some strains of...

An experiment occurred to me: Some strains of lacto produce alcohol. Would it perhaps work to ferment, say, two-thirds of a batch of wine with regular wine yeast and the remaining one-third...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-03-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,007
Posted By corwin3083
If it's something in suspension, do finings...

If it's something in suspension, do finings eliminate it?
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-29-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By corwin3083
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-06-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By corwin3083
Effect of primary sach strain on brett activity

I brewed a sour blonde using ECY Bugfarm a while back; it's been in bottles for a little under a month now, and is currently the most underwhelming beer I've ever made. It's sour, but that's it....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-05-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By corwin3083
Never tried it. Let us know how it turns out.

Never tried it. Let us know how it turns out.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-02-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By corwin3083
My experience with Galena is that it tastes...

My experience with Galena is that it tastes super, super bitter even when used as a late addition. Combined with an entire ounce of Warrior at 60min, that might turn out to be undrinkably bitter, at...
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