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Forum: General Techniques 10-23-2012, 10:50 PM
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Posted By MacGruber
Awesome. I'm giving a slow clap for this one...

Awesome. I'm giving a slow clap for this one because it made me laugh.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-20-2012, 07:31 PM
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Posted By MacGruber
I don't like the idea of adding smoke, but that's...

I don't like the idea of adding smoke, but that's my taste. I couldn't imagine eating a smokey, pumpkin pie.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-18-2012, 10:25 AM
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Posted By MacGruber
I used two separate cheese cloths for my hop...

I used two separate cheese cloths for my hop additions.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-18-2012, 12:48 AM
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Posted By MacGruber
I used two of the 30 oz. cans. I would get a...

I used two of the 30 oz. cans. I would get a paint strainer bag because the mesh is super fine. You'll have less of a mss on your hands. I also added the pumpkin pie spices to the pumpkin as well...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-09-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,779
Posted By MacGruber
My goal is to make the spicing subtle. I was...

My goal is to make the spicing subtle. I was actually considering dialing the nutmeg back too. I'm glad you also agree. I'll be brewing this up next weekend and will let it sit till about Christmas...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-07-2012, 10:43 PM
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Posted By MacGruber
I'm going to be brewing a bigger Christmas bock...

I'm going to be brewing a bigger Christmas bock next Sunday. And I'll be brewing a Munich/Vienna Ale for Thanksgiving as well. I'm excited for the bock -it's going to actually be a weizenbock...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-07-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By MacGruber
I love when this thread pops back up for the...

I love when this thread pops back up for the first time!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-21-2012, 12:46 AM
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Posted By MacGruber
My spice mixture was perfect, but my base beer is...

My spice mixture was perfect, but my base beer is just way too strong. I still love it...I just drink as much each day!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-19-2012, 10:10 PM
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Posted By MacGruber
I added an extra 1/2 tsp of each spice and 2.5...

I added an extra 1/2 tsp of each spice and 2.5 tablespoons of vanilla. The spices taste great, it's the beer itself that is too strong. When I made it last year I dialed the grains back to ten lbs...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-19-2012, 11:15 AM
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Posted By MacGruber
After trying this year's batch a few times last...

After trying this year's batch a few times last night, I have realized that I made the base beer too strong for my tastes. It weighed in at around 10%. I'm going to brew this again following the same...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-18-2012, 10:32 AM
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Posted By MacGruber
I finally kegged this. I let it sit in primary...

I finally kegged this. I let it sit in primary for five weeks. It was as great as last year's even uncarbonated. I'll post some pics once it has more carbonation.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 09-03-2012, 01:39 AM
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Posted By MacGruber
Thank you! The keg just kicked last night.

Thank you! The keg just kicked last night.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 08-28-2012, 12:23 AM
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Posted By MacGruber
A little beer porn for you guys!

A little beer porn for you guys!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-25-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 57,713
Posted By MacGruber
That's exactly what I did last year buds, for...

That's exactly what I did last year buds, for exactly the same reason. I couldn't get real pumpkin this early so I settled for canned baked with spices in the boil for the last 15 minutes.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By MacGruber
That's the shaker! You can see crud just poured...

That's the shaker! You can see crud just poured out. There was a lot of yeast in that one!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-22-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 285
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Posted By MacGruber
I did it with real pumpkin and brown sugar. Check...

I did it with real pumpkin and brown sugar. Check out page four of this thread for how I did it. I had to use canned pumpkin this time, but wished I had real pumpkin. The canned was a mess.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-22-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By MacGruber
That happens to me quite often, especially when I...

That happens to me quite often, especially when I use 1056 American Ale yeast. I pitch big starters at high krausen or pitch on top of the yeast cake. It takes off within three hours and goes...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-20-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 285
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Posted By MacGruber
Mine is fluctuating between 63 and 68 ambient.

Mine is fluctuating between 63 and 68 ambient.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-20-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By MacGruber
That's what I figured. I guess it will have to...

That's what I figured. I guess it will have to wait until next year.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-20-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By MacGruber
Barleywine time frame?

Want to make a barley wine now that I've upgraded my equipment and can handle large amounts of grain. I would like this to be ready for December. When would you all brew a big barley wine?
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-19-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 57,713
Posted By MacGruber
Mine is still bubbling every four to five seconds...

Mine is still bubbling every four to five seconds and the yeast are going crazy in there.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-17-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 57,713
Posted By MacGruber
I thought I was going to open up a can of worms...

I thought I was going to open up a can of worms with that bourbon vanilla extract. You can make your own but make sure it's balanced. For me, TJ's can't be beat.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-15-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 57,713
Posted By MacGruber
I second that! It will "taste pumpkin-y," but...

I second that! It will "taste pumpkin-y," but won't have the right aroma yet because it gets blown off during fermentation. Once you add the spices/vanilla at kegging/bottling it all comes together!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-14-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 57,713
Posted By MacGruber
I used store bought (Trader Joe's) bourbon...

I used store bought (Trader Joe's) bourbon vanilla extract at kegging. It was fantastic. Just make sure you use pure vanilla extract and not imitation.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-14-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 57,713
Posted By MacGruber
When I first made it, I scaled the grains down to...

When I first made it, I scaled the grains down to 10 lbs pale malt and 2 lbs crystal-20. I cut the spices in half and added baked pumpkin chunks during the last 15 minutes of the boil. It was...
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