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Forum: General Techniques 07-08-2013, 09:16 PM
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Posted By relaxnrelapsen
thank you! I was thinking the same thing about...

thank you! I was thinking the same thing about the champagne yeast. now, i wonder, how to calculate the priming sugar for style. i hear 2.4-2.7 volumes of CO2 is recommend for the style. with...
Forum: General Techniques 07-08-2013, 09:06 PM
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Posted By relaxnrelapsen
sorry, i edited my post. i fermented at 64. i...

sorry, i edited my post. i fermented at 64. i have heard people fermenting as low as 58F but i was advised not to do so only because it woud take a really long time. the first few days the fridge...
Forum: General Techniques 07-08-2013, 08:22 PM
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Posted By relaxnrelapsen
need bottling advice for "kolsch" with high alcohol

expert advice would be appreciated. i brewed my first all grain kolsch using wlp 029, fermented at 64F. but here's the woopsie part. i used some elderflower syrup at the end of the boil and i...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-13-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
my question is if you can get a plug like this,...

my question is if you can get a plug like this, why not fasten it to ball valve (with appropriate washer of course) and skip the braid all together?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-03-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
just opened one of these after storing it at room...

just opened one of these after storing it at room temp (74) for about 5 months. it was one of my first brews. initially it was a bit too sweet, but it has dried out over time and all hop aroma is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
right on aussietrev, i too make chocolate as a...

right on aussietrev, i too make chocolate as a side job, and know what white chocolate isnt made of! i did a partial batch with lactose and vanilla and it pretty much just tasted sweet. my wheat...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-28-2013, 07:09 AM
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Posted By relaxnrelapsen
bierre aux marrons? chestnut ale?

bourganel brewery in ardeche france makes a delicous chestnut ale. i'm trying to come up with a recipe that would be as good as this. all i know is: 5% ABV, uses chestnut puree and vanilla. this...
Forum: American Ale 02-28-2013, 07:02 AM
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Posted By relaxnrelapsen
i 've been dying to create a chestnut beer, based...

i 've been dying to create a chestnut beer, based on a beer i had in france, (beer bourganel, bierre aux marrons). i believe it was an amber brewed with chestnuts and vanilla. how would the...
Forum: India Pale Ale 02-28-2013, 06:00 AM
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Posted By relaxnrelapsen
update..i subbed belgian biscuit for the thomas...

update..i subbed belgian biscuit for the thomas faucett amber. mashed at 148. og 1.056, used 2nd generation of wlp001. just dry hopped after 3.5 weeks, gravity is 1.008. overall i'm totally...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-28-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
thanks, key west. i will report back in summer...

thanks, key west. i will report back in summer about how the beer conditioned. right now its tucked away and this recipe is probably going to not evolve, as i've switched to all grain...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-17-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By relaxnrelapsen
I finally cracked a few of these after bottle...

I finally cracked a few of these after bottle conditioning for 20 days at 72F and letting them sit in the fridge for 3 days. During bottling i did several different things as follows:
some got...
Forum: India Pale Ale 02-06-2013, 09:59 PM
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Posted By relaxnrelapsen
i actually dont know, i have never done an all...

i actually dont know, i have never done an all grain. thats why i ask!
Forum: India Pale Ale 02-06-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,132
Views: 502,958
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
question on volumes

as this is gonna be my first all grain batch, i need some help on the volumes..
yooper can you elaborate on the volumes during the process, or direct to me to a page that helps?...specifically for...
Forum: India Pale Ale 02-05-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,132
Views: 502,958
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
Can anyone suggest a good substitute for the...

Can anyone suggest a good substitute for the Thomas Fawcett amber malt? This is gonna be my first all grain recipe. I have available at LHBS: bicuit, caramunich, caravienne, belgian special b,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
heres whats in that white chocolate powder: ...

heres whats in that white chocolate powder:
INGREDIENTS: sugar, nonfat milk powder, partially hydrogenated coconut oil, corn syrup solids, sodium caseinate (a milk derivative), cellulose gum,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By relaxnrelapsen
thanks keywest, i'm going with 2.5, the higher...

thanks keywest, i'm going with 2.5, the higher volumes are for true german wheats which is not at all what i made. i'll be bottling this weekend and i will post results in a few weeks! thanks for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-22-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
volumes of CO2?

going to bottle this in a few days, and I'd like some feedback on priming sugar. I've never done a wheat and I assume the style I made is an american wheat. I measure priming sugar by weight and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-12-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
update on white choc wheat recipe

just racked the beer last night after 9 days in primary. gravity reading at 1.012. vanilla taste is very subtle. here's what i did:

scaled recipe to 5 gallons:
made 1 liter starter of wlp001
3...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
i just ordered one from natures flavors. it...

i just ordered one from natures flavors. it wasn't cheap! but i live in hawaii so nothing is.
http://www.naturesflavors.com/white-chocolate-flavor-extract.html
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-07-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
I think i racked the 3 gallon batch first. That...

I think i racked the 3 gallon batch first. That would be the batch that hardly carbonated.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-06-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,096
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
I had some weird results with this yeast. i...

I had some weird results with this yeast. i brewed a honey amber. i let it sit in primary for 14 days. then i split the batch and racked 3 gallons to a carboy and let it sit 1 more week. i racked...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-23-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
re: carapils and caramel 10...they definitely...

re: carapils and caramel 10...they definitely dont smell or look the same! also, not so sure i trust calcs on brewers friend, it is calculating lactose as a fermentable.
Forum: Stout 12-22-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 36,517
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
english ale yeast

this was my very first brew and i too went with the english ale yeast. flavor was awesome. this time i am using wlp007, a higher attenuating yeast. i felt the first go around was a bit syrupy for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-22-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
xfevv...please do post! i plant to brew in the...

xfevv...please do post!
i plant to brew in the next 2 weeks as soon my fermentor is cleared of my solstice stout. i decided on using 7.25lbs wheat extract (its 70% wheat and 30% barley), with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-22-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,217
Posted By relaxnrelapsen
ah, i do extract with 3 gallon boil which lowers...

ah, i do extract with 3 gallon boil which lowers the hop utilization. i have that parameter set in the calculator. wheat extract and pale malt extract doesn't change the calculation. the...
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