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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2013, 07:12 PM
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Posted By bigemadrid
Since starting this thread I have brewed two...

Since starting this thread I have brewed two Dubbels with figs and they've both turned out amazing. First time I chopped em to bits in food processor then froze figs, then let them thaw before adding...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2013, 04:15 PM
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Posted By bigemadrid
Very true- the brewshop has a fine mill for...

Very true- the brewshop has a fine mill for grinding up wheat malts though and I used it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2013, 03:12 PM
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Views: 862
Posted By bigemadrid
Efficiency Issue with First All Grain Wheat Beer

Brewed my first all grain wheat beer last night and my OG came out terribly low at 1.031

4 pounds Malted Wheat
4 pounds Pilsner Malt
.5 pounds Aromatic Malt
.5 pounds Munich Malt

Mashed for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By bigemadrid
thanks for the input - will keep tabs on this and...

thanks for the input - will keep tabs on this and try a few more bottles to see how it turned out. won't be able to try them as often as i'd like since this beer needs to age. I'd be real surprised...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By bigemadrid
2 Bottles, Same Batch, Why so Different?

I just (very eagerly) cracked open the first bottle from a batch of Barley Wine i brewed up. I know this style of beer should be aging for quite some time before drinking - this has only been in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By bigemadrid
thanks for the tips & co-signs guys. The...

thanks for the tips & co-signs guys.

The brewery just started the contest and are going to do it monthly, so random that the first one they pulled was Strong Ale/Barley Wine... I don't think...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By bigemadrid
Help Needed with a Barley Wine recipe!

I'm entering my first Homebrew competition. A local brewery here did a random drawing of beer styles for the competition and Strong Ale/Barley Wine was selected. They've acknowledged the obvious that...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-06-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,104
Posted By bigemadrid
I'm a Seattle-ite with regular access to the...

I'm a Seattle-ite with regular access to the deliciousness that is Finn River dry hopped cider. Homebrew beers all the time, taking my first crack at a cider with just a 1 gallon batch. Here's the...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-30-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By bigemadrid
Awesome, thank you!

Awesome, thank you!
Forum: Cider Forum 07-29-2012, 05:15 PM
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Views: 905
Posted By bigemadrid
First Batch of Cider - Campden Tablets Question

Hey all - mind helping a newbie to cider out with a question? if the juice i'm using to make a cider is pasteurized, then isn't the wild yeast killed and therefore there is no need for campden...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-07-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,401
Posted By bigemadrid
It's been 2 weeks since I bottled the recipe I...

It's been 2 weeks since I bottled the recipe I came up with and it tastes great! Not quite fully carbonated so I'll give it a few more days and try again. I'll post my recipe when I get back home...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-06-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,159
Posted By bigemadrid
Amber DME Recipe

So I picked up a lot of extra Amber DME by mistake. Sitting on about 5 pounds of it. Looking to build a recipe off it and put it to use, but most of the recipes I found use Amber DME as a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,401
Posted By bigemadrid
PS the pint of freezing them I assume is to kill...

PS the pint of freezing them I assume is to kill out bacteria/etc?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,401
Posted By bigemadrid
Alright it's official this is going to be my next...

Alright it's official this is going to be my next beer and I'm going with the Belgian Dubbel for sure!

Gestyr - did you use fresh or dried figs?!?

The Costco bags are 2 pounds, and I really...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,401
Posted By bigemadrid
Ever put Figs in Beer?

As anybody ever brewed with figs?!?

I'm OBSESSED with these dried organic figs from Costco, every time I chomp into one I think "Beer, this needs to go in a beer"...

So I want to brew with...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-23-2012, 12:32 AM
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Posted By bigemadrid
Officially a paid member, count me in!!! :)

Officially a paid member, count me in!!! :)
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-21-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By bigemadrid
It will settle out - my brother in law is quite...

It will settle out - my brother in law is quite the seasoned veteran homebrewer... He brewed my fiancÚ a GF IPA, he told me it was the filthiest, green swamp color for WEEKS! Well beyond anything he...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,569
Posted By bigemadrid
I have a pale fermenting right now, I added 1...

I have a pale fermenting right now, I added 1 Tbsp of fresh grated ginger per gallon to. Also added the peel of one grapefruit per gallon. I peeled each grapefruit then scraped away the white stuff...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By bigemadrid
First I've heard of Mallaird ... *goes to get his...

First I've heard of Mallaird ... *goes to get his google on*
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By bigemadrid
I'm doing full boils in a 7 gallon kettle (takes...

I'm doing full boils in a 7 gallon kettle (takes painfully long to get boiling on the stove but I keep sticking it out haha)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By bigemadrid
Yes I added LME at start of boil. Thanks...

Yes I added LME at start of boil.

Thanks for tips. I'll pull a sample today and check its color in a glass.

Does it matter when in process you add extra fermentables like sugar or honey...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By bigemadrid
IPA Dark/Black-ening Up in Secondary

K, a tad bit nervous. My IPA was in primary for 2 weeks, racked it to secondary a week ago today, and now it's damn near black. Very dark, still an amber glow of sorts "behind the black" color but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By bigemadrid
Temp Control

So I'm 5 batches deep in my young homebrew career. I'm doing everything stove top, including full 6+ gallon boils for my LME batches (7 gallon kettle, yup I wait for that ***ch to get boiling) and...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-01-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By bigemadrid
Haha - I assumed GF was read as Gluten Free in a...

Haha - I assumed GF was read as Gluten Free in a forum dedicated for that, but for the record it's for my GF GF ;)

Great tips and thank for the recipe - I hadn't thought of cooking the honey or...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-01-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By bigemadrid
Stout Question

Any suggestions on what to add to a GF recipe that will give it that ink black color of a stout? I'm trying to work up a GF Stout recipe - I plan on toasting my own oats and some buckwheat, also...
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