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Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 05-23-2014, 01:44 AM
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Posted By Richard-SSV
Just cracked one open and I must say this is one...

Just cracked one open and I must say this is one better beers I've made. I stuck to the recipe 100% except that I added 0.25 oz. coriander the last 15 minutes of the boil. The beer just plain tastes...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-09-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Richard-SSV
I used two large cans of Libby, I think 4 lbs...

I used two large cans of Libby, I think 4 lbs total. It was a 5 gallon recipe, don't remember the volume of the strike water, but I used the same bags full of pumpkin for my spathe water too.
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-09-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Richard-SSV
I used canned pumpkin, but instead of adding it...

I used canned pumpkin, but instead of adding it to the mash tun I put it in a mesh bag and then steeped it in my HLT while heating my strike water.

This still imparted a nice orange color and...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-17-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 196,567
Posted By Richard-SSV
I made this recipe about 6 weeks ago and just...

I made this recipe about 6 weeks ago and just sampled my first bottle tonight. I made one slight change in that I split the base malt into half 2-Row and half Maris Otter. I can honestly say that...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-02-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Richard-SSV
Perlick faucet replacement question

I'm ready to buy some Perlick 525's to replace my cheap-o faucets that came with my dual tap tower that I bought from Beverage Factory. My question is, do I need to buy Perlicks WITH the shank or...
Forum: Brew Science 08-24-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Richard-SSV
Thanks to all of you for your help. The fog over...

Thanks to all of you for your help. The fog over my brain is starting to lift a little.
Forum: Brew Science 08-24-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Richard-SSV
So if I understand everything correctly, I should...

So if I understand everything correctly, I should add lactic acid to the mash water only and not the sparge, correct?
Forum: Brew Science 08-24-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Richard-SSV
Where to start with water?

I know you guys must be beaten down with water newbs asking for advice, but I'm going to go ahead and swallow my pride and ask anyway.....

I got my water report back from Wards and started playing...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-17-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By Richard-SSV
Northern Brewer hops?

I have a recipe that calls for US Northern Brewer hops, but all I can find at my LHBS are German Northern Brewer hops. Are these two varieties interchangeable, or are these two completely different...
Forum: General Techniques 08-17-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,220
Posted By Richard-SSV
I am naturally carbing my kegs for the first...

I am naturally carbing my kegs for the first time. For my new keg system I decided to go with 2.5 gallon kegs due to the space constraints of the fridge I have in my bar. What I did on bottling/keg...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-15-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Richard-SSV
Exactly.... the guy contended that the # symbol...

Exactly.... the guy contended that the # symbol did not mean "pounds".
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-14-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Richard-SSV
I found a fire extinguisher place near where I...

I found a fire extinguisher place near where I work in Arlington, TX. They charged me $20, which I thought was a little high, but at least they were friendly and spoke English. I didn't even have to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-13-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Richard-SSV
Good to know...thanks!

Good to know...thanks!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-13-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Richard-SSV
The CO2 Nazi of DFW (ala soup nazi from Seinfeld)

I just went to Shax's liquor store in Lake Dallas and the crazy man behind the counter would not fill my tank. When I came in he asked me how big the tank was and I told him it was a 5 lb tank, which...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,698
Posted By Richard-SSV
I know this thread may be old, but for those...

I know this thread may be old, but for those looking for the recipe, I think I found it. Jeremiah Red is one of my all time favorite brews, so I have been trying all year to replicate it. A couple of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-06-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Richard-SSV
The Meddlesome Moth is one of my favorites. They...

The Meddlesome Moth is one of my favorites. They have my favorite local brew, The Velvet Hammer, from Peticolas Brewing Company, brewed right here in Dallas.

http://www.mothinthe.net/
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 08-05-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,481
Posted By Richard-SSV
WSM is a good choice, but I personally prefer an...

WSM is a good choice, but I personally prefer an off-set smoker. If you choose to go that route there are many regional brands (depending on where you live), so the brands we have in Texas may not be...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-03-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 196,567
Posted By Richard-SSV
I went ahead and baked it with some brown sugar...

I went ahead and baked it with some brown sugar for 45 mins. Then I put it in a strainer bag and steeped it with my strike water and then my sparge water. This produced some nice orange colored water...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-03-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 196,567
Posted By Richard-SSV
Yes, if you go to their website these are...

Yes, if you go to their website these are alternate instructions in lieu of re-hydrating.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-03-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 196,567
Posted By Richard-SSV
In lieu of re-hydrating you can pitch it and let...

In lieu of re-hydrating you can pitch it and let it sit of the surface of the wort in the fermenter for 30 mins, and the shake vigorously after the 30 mins has passed.
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-02-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 196,567
Posted By Richard-SSV
I'm brewing this one tomorrow and was curious as...

I'm brewing this one tomorrow and was curious as to what the thought is behind baking the pumpkin in the oven first? Does this bring out some extra flavors that wouldn't come out in the mash or in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-02-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By Richard-SSV
Clean new grain mill before use?

I just got a brand new Barley Crusher and am curious if it should be cleaned before using it the first time?

The instructions didn't indicate what could or not be used to clean it. I'm wondering...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-01-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By Richard-SSV
Looking for 50 lb bulk grain in Dallas, TX

Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area has any leads on where to find the best price for a 50lb sack of 2-row, local pick up. The cheapest I've found so far is $50, but I was...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-29-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 191,106
Posted By Richard-SSV
Yes, bittering was done with only a 15 min...

Yes, bittering was done with only a 15 min addition. Turned out great!
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-28-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 191,106
Posted By Richard-SSV
Sure... 15 min .25oz. Citra 13.9% AA 10...

Sure...

15 min .25oz. Citra 13.9% AA
10 min .25oz. Sorachi Ace 12.6% AA
5 min .25oz. Citra 13.9% AA
0 min .50oz. Sorachi Ace 10.5% AA

I also added .20 oz Coriander Seed (crushed) at 5 min...
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