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Forum: Alabama HomeBrew Forum 08-07-2014, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Safa
Thanks! Signed up for carboy junkies listserv,...

Thanks! Signed up for carboy junkies listserv, hopefully be able to make it out to next months meeting.


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Forum: Cider Forum 08-05-2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Safa
Sounds interesting, let us know how it goes ...

Sounds interesting, let us know how it goes


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Forum: Cider Forum 08-03-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Safa
Just tossed them in! WVMJ: that may be...

Just tossed them in!


WVMJ: that may be the case, and if so I am glad I soaked them in rum beforehand. Cider doesn't have the flavor to handle significant levels of oak. Too much and you'd be...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-02-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Safa
Afraid I didn't measure scientifically, it was...

Afraid I didn't measure scientifically, it was about three or four handfuls.

Just remembered, after soaking the chips, I let them dry/waft in a brown paper bag for a week (I was told that would...
Forum: Alabama HomeBrew Forum 08-02-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Safa
Old brewer, new location

Just moved to Birmingham from Athens, GA. Originally from South Africa.

Interested in meeting up with some other brewers in the area, maybe discovering a club?

Also, if you know any fellow...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-02-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Safa
Just my experience: I brewed a 6 gallon...

Just my experience:

I brewed a 6 gallon batch of cider bumped up to 10.5% with maple syrup. I toasted my own oak chips in the oven, soaked them in dark rum and added them after fermentation was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-02-2014, 02:14 AM
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Posted By Safa
Definitely sounds like one of my brew days! ...

Definitely sounds like one of my brew days!


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Forum: Mead Forum 07-15-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,698
Posted By Safa
Champion! Man I need to find some local bee...

Champion! Man I need to find some local bee keepers, I don't even care if they charge the same or a little more than walmart, I'd just love some quality unfiltered stuff!


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Forum: Mead Forum 07-15-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Safa
Where do you come by honey like that?! Beautiful!...

Where do you come by honey like that?! Beautiful!

Best of luck, I'm staying tuned.
Forum: Mead Forum 07-15-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,698
Posted By Safa
Crap, I'll bite on that offer! Just promise me...

Crap, I'll bite on that offer! Just promise me you'll drop the barrel off!
Forum: Mead Forum 07-10-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Safa
Roger, I'll go ahead with doing both. ...

Roger, I'll go ahead with doing both.

Appreciate the input guys.


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Forum: Mead Forum 07-09-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Safa
Step Feeding vs SNA

Hi guys, about to venture into my first mead, I'm trying a 1 gallon version of this guy (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/blueberry-mead-34038/).

Question:

I'm having trouble deciding between...
Forum: American Ale 05-07-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Safa
All depends on your own kettle, air temp etc. my...

All depends on your own kettle, air temp etc. my boil off at this time of year in Georgia is about a gallon over an hour, so I start the boil with 6.6/6.7 to account for some hop gunk loss


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Forum: Cider Forum 05-06-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,947
Posted By Safa
Well, unfortunately my coffee cider experiments...

Well, unfortunately my coffee cider experiments are halted for the moment, life got in the way and my cider developed some mold! I didn't want to mess with it, so I just dumped it :(. Moving to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-28-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Safa
And I think we have a winner, folks. Sent...

And I think we have a winner, folks.


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Forum: Cider Forum 04-02-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,947
Posted By Safa
1 Gallon Cider Experiments

Robbyhicks, thanks for the recipe! Stoutlover, I assume that's the caramel one you were talking about? Not sure which maple one you are referring to?

As for the coffee cider, I'll let you know...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Safa
If I'm not carbonating, I'll back sweeten and...

If I'm not carbonating, I'll back sweeten and drink as soon as I can get a glass out of the kitchen.


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Forum: Cider Forum 03-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,947
Posted By Safa
Personally I think it pairs wonderfully, it...

Personally I think it pairs wonderfully, it definitely adds some body and allows some sweetness to remain like you mentioned. Once this full size batch it being served to long time cider drinkers I...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-21-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,947
Posted By Safa
Afraid the milk stout cider was a complete...

Afraid the milk stout cider was a complete disaster from beginning to end. I will revisit it again someday, but for now I'm just tired of trying!

As for other experiments in the works:

1)...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-21-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,503
Posted By Safa
Completely and utterly incorrect. I did a...

Completely and utterly incorrect.

I did a one gallon experiment with lactose which turned out fantastically well. I have scaled it up and right now have a 5 gallon batch bubbling away.

Do...
Forum: Introductions 03-19-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 35
Posted By Safa
Welcome! I'll be moving to Bama in a few months!...

Welcome! I'll be moving to Bama in a few months! Glad brewing is finally legal!


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Forum: American Ale 03-17-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,480
Posted By Safa
Why are there so many dicks on this forum? ...

Why are there so many dicks on this forum?

I've had people taste this, it tastes right on the money. Don't believe me? Don't respond! It's that easy.


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Forum: American Ale 03-17-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,480
Posted By Safa
Afraid the galaxy is pretty important, I got...

Afraid the galaxy is pretty important, I got lucky and found some here in Athens. It's absolutely the backbone of the beer.

Sounds like yours will be nice though, hope it's delicious!


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Forum: American Ale 03-17-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,480
Posted By Safa
So sue me. Sent from my iPhone using Home...

So sue me.


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Forum: American Ale 03-13-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,480
Posted By Safa
Basically steep the crystal grains for 30 minutes...

Basically steep the crystal grains for 30 minutes at 150 degrees, and just convert the base malt to DME (0.6x) or LME (0.75x) at the respective ratio.

Base malt:
6lb light DME (Or 7.5lb LME) (add...
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