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Forum: Belgian and French Ale 02-04-2012, 05:55 AM
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Posted By rickyhoel
I just put them in a plastic bag and hit them...

I just put them in a plastic bag and hit them with a small hammer.:)
Forum: English Brown Ale 12-02-2011, 04:00 AM
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Posted By rickyhoel
I brewed a smaller test batch of this a year ago....

I brewed a smaller test batch of this a year ago. Fantastic. This will be my new go to beer in my cellar. I now have a 12 gallon batch aging. Thanks for the great recipe.:mug:
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 08-24-2011, 03:24 AM
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Posted By rickyhoel
That is plenty of time in my experience:mug:

That is plenty of time in my experience:mug:
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 08-28-2010, 04:53 AM
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Posted By rickyhoel
I bet your other batch will taste closer to the...

I bet your other batch will taste closer to the colorado brew and less like Hoegaarden. That belgian style yeast leaves quite a mark on the brew.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 07-29-2010, 02:25 PM
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Posted By rickyhoel
I don't think you will have a problem with the...

I don't think you will have a problem with the oats. But rememember, Blue Moon uses SWEET orange peel only Not bitter. Also, T-58 gives it a peppery, Hoegaarden type of taste. Blue Moon uses a...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-24-2010, 02:17 PM
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Posted By rickyhoel
Another important point is keeping your terms the...

Another important point is keeping your terms the same. Ground coriander and ground orange peel is a much different volume than crushing coriander seeds with a hammer in your kitchen and Valencia...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-24-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 563
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Posted By rickyhoel
Here is my latest recipe that came out fantastic....

Here is my latest recipe that came out fantastic. It is a lot more like Blue Moon than Hogaarden. One thing I will recommend after reading another string with advice from a former Coors employee is...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-04-2010, 08:47 PM
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Posted By rickyhoel
BrewNinja, You are my hero. I found the link...

BrewNinja,

You are my hero. I found the link in related threads with info from Wayne1 who worked on the original recipe and now I can't wait to make it again with Wyeast 1056 and not having to...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-02-2010, 09:57 PM
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Posted By rickyhoel
Yeast strain

I have been working on trying to tweak my wit recipe quite a bit to get closer to the "Blue Moon" flavor and less similar to a "Hoegaarden" traditional wit flavor. I tried the AHS Blue Moon clone and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-15-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By rickyhoel
One more note from my veteran brewer friend. He...

One more note from my veteran brewer friend. He said he would not even use a capper! He would just twist them back on while using a towel for a strong grip.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By rickyhoel
The thin glass argument makes sense. He has...

The thin glass argument makes sense. He has warned me repeatedly about breaking bottle necks and now I know why.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By rickyhoel
Twist Off question

So a friend of mine is an old school homebrewer from England. I was relating my quest to find more bottles and he said that twist offs work fine. I was skeptical until he brought over a couple brews...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 11-21-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 181
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Posted By rickyhoel
A friend was raving about Stella Artois, I don't...

A friend was raving about Stella Artois, I don't get it. I would rather have MGD for a lager.

After enjoying Blue Moon, I expected I would love Hoogarden; blew $18 for a 12 pack and didn't like...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-26-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By rickyhoel
I stopped by my LHBS and bought a bag of the...

I stopped by my LHBS and bought a bag of the plastic corks and some wire cages for the larger belgian beer bottles I have purchased over the months and they have worked great so far....
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