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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-26-2010, 05:07 PM
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Posted By throwbookatface
If you're going for smoked flavor, focus on the...

If you're going for smoked flavor, focus on the outside of the fruit. The seeds and the inner veins are where the heat will come from, while the outside provides most of the flavor. Are you using...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By throwbookatface
Good point. I plan on adding either a touch of...

Good point. I plan on adding either a touch of Woodford Reserve (so well-rounded and very slightly sweet) or Baker's (a little sweeter, I think) and I wouldn't want to waste any, especially if I ever...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2010, 05:04 AM
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Posted By throwbookatface
If you use buckets I use thin dish towels as a...

If you use buckets I use thin dish towels as a layer between my bucket and a 1-gallon plastic juice jug frozen, laid on top. They soak up the condensation and transfer cold (or absorb the heat) from...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By throwbookatface
Dude, I hope you have access to a cool closet -...

Dude, I hope you have access to a cool closet - yesterday and today were hot as hell in the city. I had my roommates who work at home keep some jugs of frozen water on top of my bucket since my room...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By throwbookatface
What kind of cider, and juice, and what kind of...

What kind of cider, and juice, and what kind of yeast?

If you used clarified apple juice and champagne yeast, you won't get a krausen. There are few of the same proteins or lipids you get in beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By throwbookatface
That's what I was thinking - even if it's Beam,...

That's what I was thinking - even if it's Beam, it's not vodka!

Bourbon porters and stouts are awesome - Try some Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, it's incredible. Unibroue makes a dark Canadian...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,044
Posted By throwbookatface
I feel like a no-sparge full volume mash would...

I feel like a no-sparge full volume mash would still leave a bit of sugar in the grain bed. Probably little enough that it wouldn't affect your efficiency too much to use this method, but (excuse the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By throwbookatface
Looks like the man who just brewed a coffee...

Looks like the man who just brewed a coffee bourbon porter is the perfect man to help me!

Moving on from the "separating beer" question - do you ever add either coffee or bourbon straight into...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-28-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By throwbookatface
Nice! One recommendation - it would be "Cerveza...

Nice! One recommendation - it would be "Cerveza Diamante," not the other way around. Great job on these, though - the cherry chocolate stout sounds awesome!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-28-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By throwbookatface
Adding coffee + leaving headspace in secondary

Hey guys,

I brewed another coffee stout and want to experiment with adding real coffee (cold-brewed) and bourbon to part of the batch. I have 5 gallons in a 6 gallon bucket right now. I have two...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-26-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,514
Posted By throwbookatface
Makes sense. Thanks!

Makes sense. Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,511
Posted By throwbookatface
Yeah, it's more for people just trying to get...

Yeah, it's more for people just trying to get into brewing - or people who may brew a small batch 2x a year or so, just because they like kitchen experiments, etc. $15 for abou 10 beers isn't...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-23-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 109,253
Posted By throwbookatface
^ I like the long format of the label, the...

^ I like the long format of the label, the typeface is great. Very rustic, desert-like. Great dog, too! Pets and beer belong together.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-23-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,514
Posted By throwbookatface
I still don't understand why you need to...

I still don't understand why you need to naturally carb the thing. Can the CO2 cartridges not force-carb it enough?

Also, my understanding is that people use less priming sugar for their...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-23-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,784
Posted By throwbookatface
Plain paper, brush or rub milk on to get it to...

Plain paper, brush or rub milk on to get it to stick to the plastic, print on a laser (not inkjet) so the ink won't run when wet. Comes off with a quick rinse, but be warned that condensation will...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-22-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,025
Posted By throwbookatface
Keep that S-4 in the mid-60s or lower unless you...

Keep that S-4 in the mid-60s or lower unless you want a weird berry flavor. I realize that some esters may be called for in some styles, but this yeast, in my experience, picks up and drops off...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,511
Posted By throwbookatface
I do wish Brooklyn Brew Shop would not sell their...

I do wish Brooklyn Brew Shop would not sell their 5-gallon kits without proper instructions. The directions are just the same as the 1-gallon sizes scaled up to 5-gallon sizes. They 1) Assume you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-21-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,391
Posted By throwbookatface
^Maybe it's because bland beers aren't that great...

^Maybe it's because bland beers aren't that great in and of themselves... if I make the best Imperial Water Lager (with a finishing gravity of 1.0001), do I deserve an A+? I'd argue that in a BJCP...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-20-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,391
Posted By throwbookatface
I really have to disagree with these points....

I really have to disagree with these points. Since when did we staff missing the forest for the trees?

A brewer's overall prowess means nothing to me (personally) unless I enjoy the beer. Who...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 09-19-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,293
Posted By throwbookatface
If I remember correctly, Corona's official stance...

If I remember correctly, Corona's official stance is that there isn't enough hop character in their beer to skunk it due to light exposure. Kind of hilarious, no?
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 09-19-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,764
Posted By throwbookatface
Heineken Light. I love the beers more people put...

Heineken Light. I love the beers more people put down as skunky (Grolsch, Heineken, St. Pauli), but this stuff has no redeeming value. I like a grassy bitterness to beer, but watery skunky bitterness...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-19-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By throwbookatface
If there's even a question of hop utilization,...

If there's even a question of hop utilization, add the DME later. Hell, I'd even add only 1/4 of it first since you'll have a wort going already. I feel like DME doesn't really benefit from boiling...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-19-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By throwbookatface
Keep us updated!

Keep us updated!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-19-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By throwbookatface
My understanding is that steeping and mashing are...

My understanding is that steeping and mashing are interchangeable for crystal/caramalts - the sugars have already been converted by kilning the malts while wet, resulting in a "mash" as the crystal...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-19-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By throwbookatface
You could make the blue potion a blueberry ale of...

You could make the blue potion a blueberry ale of some kind, maybe a wheat.
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