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Forum: DIY Projects 02-25-2014, 06:44 AM
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Posted By indigo
Any chance for some build details on this little...

Any chance for some build details on this little guy? I rent as well, but would love to have a tiny little kegerator at home.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-14-2013, 07:21 PM
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Posted By indigo
It may be too late for this batch, but in the...

It may be too late for this batch, but in the past I've had good luck using honey as priming sugar. You don't need nearly as much of it, and you still get a great honey undertone to the finished...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-04-2013, 12:21 AM
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Views: 7,862
Posted By indigo
Well, I tasted my first go at a "Pale Stout"...

Well, I tasted my first go at a "Pale Stout" today! The recipe was heavy on the Maris Otter, included some toasted Flaked Barley, flaked Oats and some Crystal 30L. There was also a pound of dark...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-06-2013, 06:21 AM
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Posted By indigo
I haven't noticed any off flavors in this batch...

I haven't noticed any off flavors in this batch yet -- it's almost been two months in the bottle and almost gone. Curious what dangers you've heard about brown sugar, a few recipes I've been working...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-06-2013, 02:03 AM
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Posted By indigo
Holy cats! Count me in! So much great stuff here...

Holy cats! Count me in! So much great stuff here with which to upgrade my system!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-05-2013, 03:17 AM
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Posted By indigo
I made a Boddington's clone based on Dude's...

I made a Boddington's clone based on Dude's recipe here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f64/pub-ale-21226/#post205143

that came out superb! I primed the bottles with clover honey instead of corn...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-05-2013, 03:14 AM
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Posted By indigo
Kelleigh Pale Stout

Hey, all:

Here's my first recipe built-from-scratch, my attempt at a Pale Stout. Curious to get some feedback, I'm planning to brew this weekend!

Grains:
6 lbs. Maris Otter Pale Malt
1 lb....
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-02-2013, 02:45 AM
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Posted By indigo
I've been keeping mine simple: ...

I've been keeping mine simple:

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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2013, 02:53 AM
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Posted By indigo
Sourcing fresh Clover

I'm looking to make a Green Clover Stout recipe this year (was hoping to do it for St. Pat's day, but not looking likely), and one of the key ingredients is some fresh red clover (both flowers and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By indigo
I've got an idea for a 'green clover stout', a...

I've got an idea for a 'green clover stout', a deep dark stout racked over fresh clover and flowers, and then primed with clover honey. Need to find a supply of fresh clover, but even at this time of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,074
Posted By indigo
Here's my list of goals for the year: ...

Here's my list of goals for the year:

Continue brewing a new batch of beer every two weeks, cycling between stouts, ales, and reds. There's still a lot I need to learn, and brewing a lot is the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-11-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,625
Posted By indigo
Nice! I also have plans at some point soon for...

Nice! I also have plans at some point soon for Blue Sun, which would be a blueberry-wheat ale.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-11-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,625
Posted By indigo
WHAAAAAAAT? Wouldn't that curdle in the beer?...

WHAAAAAAAT? Wouldn't that curdle in the beer? Damn, I *might* just have to add some of that, it would certainly give it the cloudy, creamy color I want it to have...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-11-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,862
Posted By indigo
I was just reading up on Pale Stouts tonight, and...

I was just reading up on Pale Stouts tonight, and learned that they've actually been around for a long time, since long before 'stout' was associated purely with the modern, thick, dark understanding...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-11-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,625
Posted By indigo
I just put together a recipe for Mudder's Milk...

I just put together a recipe for Mudder's Milk this evening, before I looked and found this thread!

I've got a 14-grain-pound oatmeal stout, mixed with 4.5 pounds of dark brown sugar and honey in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-08-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,044
Posted By indigo
I think just all the talk about bottle bombs has...

I think just all the talk about bottle bombs has me worried that I will accidentally use too much priming sugar, and not realize it until it's too late. This leaves me overly cautious at bottling...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-08-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,044
Posted By indigo
Pasteurization to stop bottle carbonation?

Hey, all:

One thing I've always been worried about when bottling is the fear that I'm setting myself up with bottle bombs. Not sure why I'm worried - my beer tends to end up really lightly carbed....
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 6,013
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Forum: Cider Forum 12-02-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By indigo
Wow, really? I had no idea cider would take that...

Wow, really? I had no idea cider would take that long to mature! The first two batches I made a couple years ago (using store-bought cider, not fresh) were perfectly drinkable right away without much...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-02-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By indigo
Okay! Got a second opinion on the cider, and it...

Okay! Got a second opinion on the cider, and it seems that it hasn't gone vinegar after all, it's just extremely dry. We mixed the hard cider with some of the unfermented cider from the same batch...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-01-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By indigo
It was 75 pounds of apples, in roughly this...

It was 75 pounds of apples, in roughly this blend:

45% Pippin
20% Gala
15% Macintosh
15% Granny Smith
5% Gold Rush

I also added a half-gallon of Cranberry juice, and some cinnamon sticks in...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-30-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By indigo
Well, this cider has not aged well so far. It's...

Well, this cider has not aged well so far. It's been in bottles for about a week after about a month fermenting. Still smells great, but the flavor is really not what I was hoping for. It's oddly...
Forum: English Pale Ale 11-24-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By indigo
Brewed up a batch of the AG-version of this...

Brewed up a batch of the AG-version of this recipe this morning, and I'm happy to report that it's probably the first brewing I've done where everything went more-or-less according to plan. There...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-21-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 6,013
Posted By indigo
I grew up a child of the 70s, discovering ska in...

I grew up a child of the 70s, discovering ska in the 80s through Madness, The Specials, Blondie, and Evan Dorkin's excellent Pirate Corp$ comics! I didn't really like third-wave ska for a looong...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-15-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By indigo
Thanks for the tip, Tre9er! I'll give it a shot...

Thanks for the tip, Tre9er! I'll give it a shot and report back in a few days...
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