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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-17-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Jack
Should I bottle ths beer today?

Quick question...

I brewed a scotch ale on 15-DEC-2012 with an original gravity of 1.063. I was going to bottle it today, but the final gravity is 1.020. The last time I brewed this recipe, my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-29-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Jack
Doing it on the grill would be infinitely easier....

Doing it on the grill would be infinitely easier.

I've never thought of using roasted peppers for risotto. Thanks for the tip!


I don't want to give you the impression that I'm a master of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-28-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Jack
I'm glad that you took the chili out. If you've...

I'm glad that you took the chili out. If you've ever ordered an IPA with a spicy dinner at a restaurant you know what I mean. One thing that I've wanted to try is to add roasted bell peppers or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By Jack
Scotch ale recipe help

SWMBO asked me to make her a Scotch ale that's similar to Robert the Bruce. She says she likes it because it isn't bitter or hoppy.

After some research, how does this look for a five gallon batch?...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-16-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Jack
apple sauce ale

We had some apples that were about to go bad, so SWMBO made some apple sauce tonight. When I was spooning it into containers, it occurred to me that apple sauce has a bit different flavor than cider...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-14-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,019
Posted By Jack
If you want to try a tripel with too much (in my...

If you want to try a tripel with too much (in my humble opinion) coriander, I'd pick up a bottle of New Belgium Trippel. If you like that, go for it. If not, cut back.

You may also want to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-03-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,912
Posted By Jack
While non-traditional perhaps given the use of...

While non-traditional perhaps given the use of American hops, is it bad to use British yeasts for an IPA?

Also, IPA = a British style.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-02-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Jack
I've used Briess cherry wood smoked malt and...

I've used Briess cherry wood smoked malt and smoked my own with maple. First was a smoked stout with 30% smoked malt and the other was a smoked pale ale with 50% smoked malt (the smoke aroma makes up...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-29-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By Jack
water/yeast for barleywine

I'm planning on brewing a barleywine next weekend since I just got married and thought it would be cool to have a beer to share on anniversaries.

To do that, I'm planning on brewing Randy Mosher's...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-23-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Jack
I was going to start my own barleywine thread,...

I was going to start my own barleywine thread, but I saw this one which answered some of my questions. I got married on 7/31 and want to brew a barleywine to drink on anniversaries and family...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-19-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By Jack
Seattle/Vancouver/Portland beer sites (honeymoon)

I'm getting married on July 31 and will be in Seattle, Vancouver, and Portland on my honeymoon. Like most people, I've heard about that area being beer savvy.

So ... where should I go to put my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-02-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,703
Posted By Jack
I had a stout like this a year or two ago. It...

I had a stout like this a year or two ago. It was made in Finland, I believe... Very, very delicious!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-02-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,849
Posted By Jack
If you do caramelize the onions before using...

If you do caramelize the onions before using them, I highly recommend doing so using the method employed by Thomas Keller. Use a heavy pan (e.g. cast iron) and do all the browning in the oven over...
Forum: General Techniques 04-22-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,958
Posted By Jack
Before I went back to school, I did decoction...

Before I went back to school, I did decoction mashes for all of my beers (hefeweizen, summer ale, porter, etc.) just because I enjoy the process. No idea how much effect it had, if any, but I had...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-18-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Jack
Well, you definitely don't want to add cappuccino...

Well, you definitely don't want to add cappuccino as that is espresso + hot/frothed milk! :-)

I've never made a coffee beer, so I'm just talking as a coffee geek here. There seem to be two...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-18-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By Jack
I challenge you to take a German helles from a...

I challenge you to take a German helles from a good brewery (e.g. Capital Brewery in Middleton, Wisconsin) and mix it with some homemade lemonade. I almost guarantee you'll change your mind. :-)
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-18-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Jack
I'm not an expert, but... 1. That's a lot of...

I'm not an expert, but...
1. That's a lot of honey malt. You have to go really easy on that stuff, as it can be overpowering.
2. I'm not sure if black barley is synonymous with roasted barley...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-18-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Jack
Using dry ice-acetone mixtures is highly...

Using dry ice-acetone mixtures is highly effective in organic lab for efficient distillation/refluxing, so I don't see why the same wouldn't be true if you recirculated it through an immersion or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Jack
Do you intend this to be a clone of Hopalicious...

Do you intend this to be a clone of Hopalicious from Ale Asylum (Madison, Wisconsin)? Just curious.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,217
Posted By Jack
smoked pale ale

I'm thinking about doing another experimental batch next week. Any suggestions before I actually put things in motion would be appreciated. I literally just made a smoked stout that knocked...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,597
Posted By Jack
New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red cherry addition rate

I really like New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red. It's in the style of kriek and is very delicious. Anyway, the New Glarus website (http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/Beers.cfm?BeerID=10) says that it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-07-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,980
Posted By Jack
Drinking a smoked stout now made with Briess...

Drinking a smoked stout now made with Briess cherrywood smoked malt. (This recipe has been scaled up from 3 gallons, hence the weird weights.) Highly recommend this recipe!

Jump Over the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-30-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Jack
I love decoction mashes and spent a lot of the...

I love decoction mashes and spent a lot of the last year using them exclusively regardless of style.

Whenever I do a decoction mash, I always sit down and read Palmer's instructions in How to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-18-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,901
Posted By Jack
That's the great thing about raisins. If you...

That's the great thing about raisins. If you look at the ingredient lists of most brands, there's only one item: raisins.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-14-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,318
Posted By Jack
I didn't realize that Homebrew Talk was for...

I didn't realize that Homebrew Talk was for scholarly studies only. My bad.

Look, if you want a study on this, go for it. Have a double-blind validated tasting panel try a sample of similar...
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