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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2014, 10:55 PM
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Posted By RecruitNBrew
Thanks for the brewer's friend recommendation! ...

Thanks for the brewer's friend recommendation!
I plugged all the ingredients in and it said I was within style guidelines for a Saison

This was the recipe (5.5 gallons):
4.5 lbs of Belgian...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-19-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By RecruitNBrew
What did I make (Witbier, Saison, etc.)????

I just kegged a standard Witbier and decided to brew up a new batch to pour on the yeast cake (Wyeast - Forbidden Fruit).

The standard Wit was about 50% Belgian Pilsner and 50% Flaked Wheat (with...
Forum: General Techniques 04-30-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Just to clarify, I added .5 oz of dried curacao...

Just to clarify, I added .5 oz of dried curacao orange peel and .5 oz of crushed coriander at 5 min. Also added .5 oz of chamomile at flameout.
Forum: General Techniques 04-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Thinking of dry hopping a Witbier with Citra Hops or Lemon Zest

Has anyone tried this?
I was thinking that the Citra might add a nice citrusy aroma.

Also, has anyone had any good experiences dry hopping with lemon zest?

I'm trying to do a clone of Blanche...
Forum: Brew Science 08-08-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 256,335
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Moved my question to the Cooking/Pairing...

Moved my question to the Cooking/Pairing forum........
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-08-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Turkey Italian Sausage Crumbles (makes an awesome...

Turkey Italian Sausage Crumbles (makes an awesome pizza topping or just eat it straight from the pan!)

This is a great healthier alternative to greasy pork sausage

1lb ground turkey (at least...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-08-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Building RO Water for Coffee Brewing

Moved this to a more appropriate area of forum

I'm a huge coffee drinker and always in search of the perfect cup.
RO water makes terrible coffee and my tap water is not an option.

I want to...
Forum: Brew Science 08-08-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 256,335
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Since reading this thread and building my brewing...

Since reading this thread and building my brewing water from RO, my beers have improved dramatically!

Sorry to threadjack, but I have been digging around the internet to find an ideal water...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-17-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By RecruitNBrew
I'm noticing little particles suspended in the...

I'm noticing little particles suspended in the yeast (not settling to the bottom even under refrigeration). I assuming they are small pieces of the chamomile that I used in the Wit. Should I try to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-16-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Yeast Washing Question

After racking my Belgian Wit to the keg, I swirled the remaining contents of the fermenter and dumped the yeast, trub, etc. into a sanitized 1000Ml flask, covered it and threw it in the refrigerator....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,089
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Any luck with the recipe??

Has anyone in this thread actually brewed a reasonable clone?
Ed, have you nailed it yet?
Blanche de Bruxelles is an outstanding beer and I want it on tap for summer!
Keep this thread going....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-09-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Seeking ideas for bulk hops buy

I'm ready to take advantage of the cost savings associated with buying hops in bulk. I don't brew in heavy volume, so I wanted to narrow the purchase down to three varieties that I can use most...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-04-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,601
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Brewpatrol, Is that LME or DME? I'm...

Brewpatrol,

Is that LME or DME? I'm assuming LME.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Yes, Bruery Provisions sells all the stuff you...

Yes, Bruery Provisions sells all the stuff you mentioned (kegs, starsan, etc.). The online store is just getting up and running, but the physical store is fully stocked. They carry many different...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By RecruitNBrew
The Bruery has very reasonable prices compared to...

The Bruery has very reasonable prices compared to the other places around OC and you can grab a beer at their tasting room on weekends (WIN WIN!)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-03-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,790
Posted By RecruitNBrew
VINEGAR & WATER WORKS GREAT! I know this is...

VINEGAR & WATER WORKS GREAT!

I know this is an old thread, but I just came across a good Corona paint remover by accident. I was soaking bottles in oxiclean and they were left with a film because...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-12-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By RecruitNBrew
All I did was pulled a sample with the thief. No...

All I did was pulled a sample with the thief. No sloshing or stirring. Sounds like it should be ok. It's in a glass carboy, so there's probably enough co2 left.

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Cider Forum 10-12-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Apfelwein Newbie Question

I have a batch in the Fermenter that was started on 7/20/09.
Due to impatience, I decided to draw a sample with my wine thief to see how it was tasting (not too bad by the way).

It's been a few...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-09-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 65,867
Posted By RecruitNBrew
With my fittings, the 5 gallon carboy barely...

With my fittings, the 5 gallon carboy barely fits. I think it would be tough to use a 6.5er. Have you looked into those Ice Cube coolers?
Something like this might work:...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-25-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By RecruitNBrew
All you college boys couldn't figure out that a...

All you college boys couldn't figure out that a lager isn't meant to be fermented at room temperature???? I hope that's community college or else the future of the country is doomed!!!!

Just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-25-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By RecruitNBrew
I'm gonna have to pull Jack Dean's man card for...

I'm gonna have to pull Jack Dean's man card for wearing an oven mitt while stirring the wort. :D
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-23-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,341
Posted By RecruitNBrew
I wasn't impressed with the Superchiller XL being...

I wasn't impressed with the Superchiller XL being 1/4" OD (as others mentioned, the diameter is not advertised). I would say it performed just average and the plastic garden hose fitting has popped...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-21-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Finally, A New Home Brew Shop in So Cal!!!

The Bruery in Placentia, CA just opened a home brew supply shop called Bruery Provisions. I wandered in there before doing a tasting and the place rocks!
It is very well stocked and the prices were...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-03-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,072
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Home Fridge: St. Bernardus ABT 12 Pliny The...

Home Fridge:
St. Bernardus ABT 12
Pliny The Elder
Bear Republic - Racer 5
Bear Republic - Hop Rod Rye
Spaten - Oktoberfest
Dos Equis Special Lager
Full Sail LTD Lager
Full Sail Amber
Indian...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-03-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 65,867
Posted By RecruitNBrew
Here are pics of the covered cooler set-up and...

Here are pics of the covered cooler set-up and the buckets I use for the ice disks:

Fabric Cooler Covering Water Cooler on Flickr - Photo Sharing!...
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