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Forum: Mead Forum 06-17-2014, 02:47 PM
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Posted By sha0056
thanks gratus! If he has any batches that will...

thanks gratus! If he has any batches that will be transferred soon, will have him pitch on the cake
Forum: Mead Forum 06-16-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By sha0056
reversing yeast stabilizer?

a friend recently made a mead and noticed that it was not fermenting like prior batches. It turns out that instead of adding yeast nutrient, he added yeast stabilizer.

Is there a way to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-08-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,515
Posted By sha0056
I think it is safe to say that anything we do in...

I think it is safe to say that anything we do in brewing is at our own risk. the only bottle I had explode was actually 2-3 months after bottling - no temperature change or movement. I put all...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-08-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,515
Posted By sha0056
I think it is safe to say that anything we do in...

I think it is safe to say that anything we do in brewing is at our own risk. the only bottle I had explode was actually 2-3 months after bottling - no temperature change or movement. I put all...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-08-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,579
Posted By sha0056
+1. let us know if there is any difference

+1. let us know if there is any difference
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-18-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 475,085
Posted By sha0056
+1 to mashing in a preheated oven. I preheat to...

+1 to mashing in a preheated oven. I preheat to 170 and turn the oven off when the pot goes in. That way when mash is done, no insulation / wrapping needs to be removed prior to the boil.

I...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 11-08-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,855
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Posted By sha0056
You could even just use your 5 gal brewpot - I...

You could even just use your 5 gal brewpot - I use paint strainer bags from Home Depot, sparge (if desired) by lifting the grain bag into a colander placed over the brewpot, then top off to 5 gal...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-05-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By sha0056
pumpkin lager / Oktoberfest

Just brewed my first pumpkin beer, a lager with an oktoberfest base. Just added 2 pounds of canned pumpkin (unspiced) to the mash and added pumpkin pie spice in secondary (used the spice combination...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-11-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By sha0056
came across this thread while researching for a...

came across this thread while researching for a cherry chili pepper imperial stout. how did you add the pepper - whole, pureed, diced, seeds or not, etc. did you end up doing both the boil and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-05-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,828
Posted By sha0056
Is there any noticeable difference? I would...

Is there any noticeable difference? I would think that adding the grounds in secondary would be essentially cold steeping (in beer instead of water). I have not tried cold steeping coffee but just...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-14-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By sha0056
very different than my original batch (without...

very different than my original batch (without black eyed peas). has a smoother mouthfeel, fuller body, and an earthy sweetness (if there is such a thing) with a hint of chocolate. bitterness...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By sha0056
Finally brewed this tonight - used northern...

Finally brewed this tonight - used northern brewer black IPA kit with 1 lb black eyed peas added to the mash. OG slightly increased (1.080 vs 1.075). Had a hint of a black eyed pea aroma prior to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-04-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By sha0056
have a double IPA with Centennial at 60 and 20...

have a double IPA with Centennial at 60 and 20 minutes, cascade at 15 and 5. used 1 oz Citra and Cascade dry hop - has a nice tropical fruit character (pineapple and citrus). I haven't tried Citra...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-28-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,925
Posted By sha0056
have 2 bombers of my 2010 version and 12 of the...

have 2 bombers of my 2010 version and 12 of the 2011 version that are sitting tight in my closet right now. They are calling my name, but so far I am resisting...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-28-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By sha0056
in the future I may cut the raspberry back a bit...

in the future I may cut the raspberry back a bit (to 3 pounds) and/or add some lactose as the body is a bit light - likely due to the fermentation of the fruit. overall a very good tasting beer to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-15-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By sha0056
Carbonated well, full of raspberry aroma, and...

Carbonated well, full of raspberry aroma, and taste of dark chocolate with a touch of tartness from the raspberry! Expect the raspberry to mellow with time and flavors to meld making this an amazing...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-12-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,925
Posted By sha0056
The hard part is waiting for it to peak and not...

The hard part is waiting for it to peak and not drink it all too soon!
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-12-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,925
Posted By sha0056
Left the champagne yeast out and is carbonating...

Left the champagne yeast out and is carbonating without it - despite 11% ABV and nearly 1 month secondary. The oats and additional malt (as well as woodford reserve bourbon) are giving this batch a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-21-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 81,131
Posted By sha0056
If you are looking for something more along the...

If you are looking for something more along the lines of a bourbon barrel aged stout (have not had KBS, but love Bourbon County Stout), you may prefer the bourbon and oak (as per bourbon barrel...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-21-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 81,131
Posted By sha0056
I don't know, but send me some KBS and I'll let...

I don't know, but send me some KBS and I'll let you know!:)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-21-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,017
Posted By sha0056
read Revvy's link - it helped me be patient with...

read Revvy's link - it helped me be patient with my oaked imperial IPA / strong ale. did a double batch of the same base beer and added oak cubes to half in the secondary. the non-oaked batch was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,214
Posted By sha0056
just looking at his site and looks like he's...

just looking at his site and looks like he's experimenting with some partial mash and reviewing some commercial beers.

quite enjoyable!
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-26-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 475,085
Posted By sha0056
Did my first AG this way last week (NB American...

Did my first AG this way last week (NB American Wheat) - worked great
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-06-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,855
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Posted By sha0056
Good Eats... and drinks!

Good Eats... and drinks!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-27-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By sha0056
think I will do this as my next brew (in a month...

think I will do this as my next brew (in a month or so) - plan to crush 1 lb black eyed peas with 1 pound base malt and will see what happens!
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