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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-12-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By ndrice
Just an update. The beer is out of the barrel...

Just an update. The beer is out of the barrel and into the bottle.

I ended up not doing anything to prep the barrel. I was going to rinse it and clean it, but when I popped the bung the rye...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-12-2014, 05:57 PM
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Posted By ndrice
Emmer Beer/Unmalted Wheat/ Mash time question

I was recently reading about old German beer styles and came across something called "Emmerbier."

Emmer wheat, also called Farro, is a precursor form of modern wheat that was used thousands of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By ndrice
Well, the beer is finally in the barrel. Ended up...

Well, the beer is finally in the barrel. Ended up making a 10% abv rye wine. I hope it's doing good things in there.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-14-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By ndrice
In!

In!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-18-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By ndrice
Sounds awesome! I'm in.

Sounds awesome! I'm in.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-05-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By ndrice
Decided to do a Rye Wine. Due to life and other...

Decided to do a Rye Wine. Due to life and other things I won't get a chance to brew it until mid-april but hopefully it will all work out.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-24-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By ndrice
I think I'm going to make a Rye Wine. Seemed...

I think I'm going to make a Rye Wine. Seemed fitting. Planning on brewing this up in a couple of weeks. We'll see how it goes. The recipe I made has this clocking in at an OG of 1.115. Should be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2014, 06:23 PM
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Views: 663
Posted By ndrice
I just got a full on 8 gallon honey-combed...

I just got a full on 8 gallon honey-combed barrel. I'm wondering if I leave the beer in there for more than a day or so if it will get to much wood character. That's a lot of surface area! :p
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By ndrice
Thanks for all the good advice about this. I'd...

Thanks for all the good advice about this. I'd like to avoid stripping all the character out of the barrel if I can, but I'm also not in a position to fill it right away. It's been "dry" for at...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By ndrice
I know it wouldn't kill everything, but do you...

I know it wouldn't kill everything, but do you think if I sacrificed a bottle of rye whiskey to the barrel and rolled it around in there for a few days it would reduce the chance of any weird...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By ndrice
Barrel suggestions?

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My girlfriend just got this gorgeous barrel for me for my birthday. It's an 8 gallon Black Swan...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-21-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By ndrice
Sounds amazing! Count me in!

Sounds amazing! Count me in!
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-12-2014, 08:59 PM
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Views: 18
Posted By ndrice
Toronto brewery/brewpub/bar recommendations?

I'm headed to Toronto in the middle of March and am looking to hit some of the local go-to beer places while I'm there. Does anyone have any good recommendations?

I'll have a car and was...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-27-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By ndrice
Roggenbier: what am I looking for?

Brewed up this Roggenbier the end of December:

2.5 lbs Vienna Malt (24%)
5.0 lbs Rye Malt (48%)
2.5 lbs Red Wheat Malt (24%)
4 oz Melanoiden malt (2%)
4 oz Chocolate Wheat Malt (2%)

0.5 oz...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By ndrice
Looks awesome! I'm in.

Looks awesome! I'm in.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-03-2014, 12:40 AM
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Views: 309,858
Posted By ndrice
My cranberry lambic is coming along nicely after...

My cranberry lambic is coming along nicely after 2 months. Just transferred it out of the bucket and off the cranberries into a glass carboy to finish out aging
...
Forum: Company Reviews 12-30-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,158
Posted By ndrice
Old thread, I know, but I wanted to add to the...

Old thread, I know, but I wanted to add to the Rebel Brewer love. I'm fortunate enough to work at a homebrew shop, but even we don't always carry everything I'm looking for. When I order online,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-09-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By ndrice
So, an update. Good news and bad news. Good...

So, an update. Good news and bad news. Good news is that I am now a pretty firm advocate of boiling black malt. Primary fermentation is "done" (more on that later) and the beer isn't even remotely...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-04-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By ndrice
Reasonable final gravity?

I just brewed a really big Russian Imperial Stout and I'm starting to have some concerns about my fermentation.

These are the recipe specifics:

14 lb. Golden Promise
3.0 lb. brown malt
2.0...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-02-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By ndrice
Finally got a chance to brew this up yesterday. ...

Finally got a chance to brew this up yesterday. My smoothest big beer brew day so far. The OG on this thing was 1.116 so I'm going to have to do some careful yeast babysitting, but I'm keeping my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-22-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,293
Posted By ndrice
Thanks for all the positive support and feedback...

Thanks for all the positive support and feedback on this experiment! It was a lot of fun and I'm glad I was able to broaden my appreciation for different base malts. Based on all of your...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-22-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,293
Posted By ndrice
Optic was a bit rougher than 2-row. More grainy,...

Optic was a bit rougher than 2-row. More grainy, but still very neutral compared to the other malts. For a beer as hop-centric as SN Torpedo, I think you'd be fine to use it as a sub for American...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-21-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,559
Posted By ndrice
Gran0amigo, you sir, are a true mad scientist. ...

Gran0amigo, you sir, are a true mad scientist. This sounds bizarre to say the least, but hey, why the hell not give it a shot? To me, the brined turkey and tart cranberry additions are practically...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-21-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By ndrice
I'm glad to know there's a precedent for boiling...

I'm glad to know there's a precedent for boiling black malt. I think I'll keep the ratio as is since that's how it was listed in the recipe. I plan on letting this one age for a long long time, so...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,852
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Posted By ndrice
Definitely in!

Definitely in!
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