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Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 10-29-2013, 07:15 PM
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Posted By sundowner
Sure, if you use Weyermann's beechwood smoked...

Sure, if you use Weyermann's beechwood smoked malt, 9 lbs is fine. This beer was not designed to be dry and Wyeast 1968 is a perfect fit. If you want a dry porter, there are many other recipes for...
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 10-25-2013, 02:27 PM
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Posted By sundowner
Yes, that should do it. The 1st time I used the...

Yes, that should do it. The 1st time I used the cherry wood smoked malt, I treated it like the alder wood and used it for all the base grain...Too much smoke flavor. Cheers!
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 10-25-2013, 11:46 AM
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Posted By sundowner
It won't be quite the same beer, but Briess has...

It won't be quite the same beer, but Briess has some cherry wood smoked malt that makes an excellent smoked porter. I would cut the amount down to around 4 lbs though...
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 08-12-2013, 02:17 PM
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Posted By sundowner
Ah yes, KC Bier Meisters...a great bunch. This...

Ah yes, KC Bier Meisters...a great bunch. This beer scored a 43 in the 2005 competition there. You have a perfect setup for smoking the grain. Look forward to your reports. Frankly, from the looks of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By sundowner
Not meaning to dispute beertroll's comment since...

Not meaning to dispute beertroll's comment since all mash systems are not the same, but I've never had a problem when using flaked oats...no rice hulls needed with my system...10 gal igloo cooler...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-11-2013, 05:40 PM
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Posted By sundowner
This is my favorite grain bill for what you're...

This is my favorite grain bill for what you're looking for...a good place to start anyway, if you want to tweak your own...

Not mine originally...It was a homebrew friend's grain bill and an award...
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 08-11-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,224
Posted By sundowner
Have you brewed this yet Amanda? I honestly...

Have you brewed this yet Amanda? I honestly believe, for those who love a good smoked porter, it won't disappoint you...regards from sundowner...aka hophead a 'nother lifetime ago...:)
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 07-09-2013, 07:43 PM
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Posted By sundowner
I'm really glad so many folks have enjoyed my...

I'm really glad so many folks have enjoyed my little recipe...Cheers to you
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By sundowner
I did die a couple of times...:). We have a deck...

I did die a couple of times...:). We have a deck built on, it's shady and we sat out there when we were a bit younger. Just not worth the hassle now unless we catch a rain cooled day. In that case,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By sundowner
Our brewery has a screened in section for the...

Our brewery has a screened in section for the actual boiling of the wort but the summer temps still get up to 125F inside. We're shutting down until Autumn and drinking some of the better craft...
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 07-14-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,224
Posted By sundowner
North to Alaska Smoked Porter

I no longer enter competitions but when I did, my version of Alaskan Smoked Porter was generally well received. I do smoke all 9 lbs of the base grain with alderwood (available online). It may seem...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 02-14-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 84,722
Posted By sundowner
My little recipe just takes a lickin' & keeps on...

My little recipe just takes a lickin' & keeps on tickin'...Cheers!
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 03-25-2011, 01:08 PM
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Posted By sundowner
I haven't visited the brewing forums in a long...

I haven't visited the brewing forums in a long time. It warms my heart to see you guys enjoying my Jalapeno Cream ale and playing around with the recipe. That's what brewing on the edge is all...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 03-23-2011, 01:18 PM
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Posted By sundowner
21A spice/herb/vegetable

21A spice/herb/vegetable
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 02-08-2010, 05:51 PM
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Posted By sundowner
Whirlfloc comes in tablet form and is basically...

Whirlfloc comes in tablet form and is basically just a souped up version of Irish Moss. They both help clarity in beer. I use whirlfloc but Irish Moss will do also...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-14-2009, 06:50 PM
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Yes, the IBU's are a little high for cream ale,...

Yes, the IBU's are a little high for cream ale, but it seems to work well. I'm sure the peppers have something to do with that.

I don't see a problem with no-chill. I would just leave the peppers...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 10-14-2009, 05:29 PM
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Posted By sundowner
FWIW, I've never had anyone tell me they didn't...

FWIW, I've never had anyone tell me they didn't like this beer (even women). In fact, women tend to request it as much as men do.

As for the pepper heat...that's why I say 5-7 jalapenos. They...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By sundowner
I would certainly give it more time. Your...

I would certainly give it more time. Your procedures seem sound...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-02-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,373
Posted By sundowner
Most likely because it's a bad idea. If you...

Most likely because it's a bad idea. If you really want tomato juice in your beer, just add some to the glass of beer.

When I was in the Navy, I would do that for nurtrition...:)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By sundowner
If you only toasted 15 minutes at 350F, I don't...

If you only toasted 15 minutes at 350F, I don't think that's your problem. I suppose if your sparge temp was a lot too high, you could be getting some astringency.

It's really hard to say, but I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By sundowner
It really depends more on how you toasted the...

It really depends more on how you toasted the grain. If you did a light toast to achieve something like amber, it's not necessary to let it set for 2 weeks...not even 1 week. On the other hand, if...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,829
Posted By sundowner
The peppers will vary from crop to crop, so that...

The peppers will vary from crop to crop, so that is a variable you'll need to consider. I taste the peppers to check the heat. I use 5-7 jalapenos in mine depending...with your taste buds, I'd say at...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By sundowner
The vodka method is excellent. I also like to...

The vodka method is excellent. I also like to roast 'em first. I think you have about the right amount of peppers. The combination of jalapeno & Anaheim is a good one...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-01-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,466
Posted By sundowner
They're a hybrid. I use them in place of Northern...

They're a hybrid. I use them in place of Northern Brewer hops occasionally. That's about as close as I can come to describing the flavor profile...a very good & versatile hop in my opinion.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-01-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,966
Posted By sundowner
It's contaminated for sure. About your only...

It's contaminated for sure. About your only viable option is to drink it young or toss it. If you bottle it and let it set for very long, you'll likely have gushers.

"Life is too short to drink...
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