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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By Poindexter
I would kill or die to have a five gallon bourbon...

I would kill or die to have a five gallon bourbon barrel. Once it started leaking I would take it apart and use pieces of it jusy like oak chips we can both buy in the store.
Forum: General Techniques 04-15-2011, 07:33 AM
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Views: 314,117
Posted By Poindexter
I have only made a few batches this way, but if I...

I have only made a few batches this way, but if I spring for another spunding valve I'll go with a fixed relief valve around 7-8psi.

I am still working in Corny's only, I don't own any Sanke kegs....
Forum: Cider 01-14-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,740
Posted By Poindexter
Poindexters Graff #4

This one is 14 months old and the recipe is a keeper.

My first two Graffs were just not ready for prime time. My third one a good friend dearly loves, to me it is thin and one dimensional; I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-01-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By Poindexter
RIP James. SN Stout coming right up. ...

RIP James.

SN Stout coming right up.

God bless.
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 10-15-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,245
Posted By Poindexter
Why not a fruit plate for desert? Oooh. ...

Why not a fruit plate for desert?

Oooh. Check for ginger flavored ice cream, I found it at freakign Krogers once, I think it was Haagen Daze.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Poindexter
In general the darker or heavier a beer is the...

In general the darker or heavier a beer is the warmer I like it. I kinda keep an eye on recomended serving temperatures, about 55F is the highest I have seen.

I am personally better able to...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-09-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By Poindexter
If you go with pastuerized (heat sterilized) but...

If you go with pastuerized (heat sterilized) but preservative free apple cider you won't have to boil it. All the bugs in it are dead.

Also, you can dissolve the brown sugar in a 2-3 qaurts of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-16-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,094
Posted By Poindexter
I don't have any coke kegs. If it was pepsi kegs...

I don't have any coke kegs. If it was pepsi kegs (gotta be pretty similar) I would say new springy things at $12 each. Pepsi pressure reliefs work fine while wet.

In the mean time you have some...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-15-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By Poindexter
Agree with above, if it is really strong you are...

Agree with above, if it is really strong you are going to need more than one five gallon batch to cut the "whiskey" you have back down to size.

One thing you might could do is go ahead and bottle...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-14-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Poindexter
You might zip tie a copper scrubber like the...

You might zip tie a copper scrubber like the Chore Boy brand onto the pickup end of your siphon? Like a SOS or Brillo pad, but without the soap in it, just the metal wool part.

Also, you can...
Forum: General Techniques 06-14-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By Poindexter
I think you are going to be OK though you may...

I think you are going to be OK though you may need to rouse the yeast, give it a while and see where the gravity stabilizes after the krausen drops.

Having been there done that I pull a...
Forum: General Techniques 06-14-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Poindexter
With some of the Cornies in my herd I can click...

With some of the Cornies in my herd I can click the vent valve to open position, so I _could_, with some connectors, bubble oxygen in the black post/ dip tube - slowly- and let it vent out the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-13-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,428
Posted By Poindexter
I have used molasses in a few brews now. If...

I have used molasses in a few brews now.

If you are using just a couple ounces in secondary for flavor rounding, like in a Kotbusser, the grocery store stuff is fine, just pasteurize like you are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,818
Posted By Poindexter
Have you tried the Baltic Porter by the Alaskan...

Have you tried the Baltic Porter by the Alaskan Brewery in Juneau?

I have not tried the Granville Island Winter, but the ABBP has lots if vanilla and goes down nice. The Baltic Porter uses a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-08-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Poindexter
I ranch 1056 (Chico) 1098 (London Ale) and Notti...

I ranch 1056 (Chico) 1098 (London Ale) and Notti Yellow.

I tend to run the 1098 if I am doing anything fancy with the grain bill - sounds like you are, and I stick with the 1056 if I want the hops...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-19-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Poindexter
Yes and no. If you "need" another saucepan...

Yes and no.

If you "need" another saucepan to make beer with steeping grains, then yes get one.

If you can make beer with steeping grains using what you already own, spend the dough on...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-19-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Poindexter
Malted barley should not sprout. The...

Malted barley should not sprout.

The enzymes are still in there to convert the starches, and I guess a few of the individual grains -might- but in general, no, the barley was sprouted and then...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-07-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By Poindexter
I agree with david 42. Totally.

I agree with david 42. Totally.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-07-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,141
Posted By Poindexter
Why not bitter with Fuggle like the real thing? ...

Why not bitter with Fuggle like the real thing?

http://www.firestonewalker.com/index.php?c=our_pale_ales

Your grain reads/ sounds pretty close, I had a sixer of this in San Francisco last...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-07-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Poindexter
The one from the Alskan brewery in Juneau is the...

The one from the Alskan brewery in Juneau is the only spruce beer I can stomach. It starts like a very basic pale ale, good balance through the middle, and then some Christmas tree in the finish.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-13-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,578
Posted By Poindexter
I bulk aged my trippel for about two months...

I bulk aged my trippel for about two months before I bottled it, then six months in the bottle.

I only made the one trippel, but anything I ever made with an OG over 1.080 needed months on the...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-12-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Poindexter
Reads like you might explore two styles,...

Reads like you might explore two styles, dopplebock and export stout might be right up your alley. Similarly, look for Baltic Porters, similar to regular porters only lager instead of ale.

On my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By Poindexter
1. One thing you can do is buy some one gallon...

1. One thing you can do is buy some one gallon glass jugs of apple jouice, make a batch of hard cider in your Poland Spring bottle and then have five one gallon carboys for test batches of mead. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-08-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By Poindexter
Yes, you can adjust the carbonation of the keg up...

Yes, you can adjust the carbonation of the keg up or down after it is on the gas.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By Poindexter
My stock response is practice hitting mash temps...

My stock response is practice hitting mash temps while you are "just" steeping.

When you can consistently steep your grain at say 155F, then you are ready to mash.

Sorry, I don't think in...
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