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Forum: Stout 04-04-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,217
Posted By I-Train
Just wanted to chime in and say I brewed this...

Just wanted to chime in and say I brewed this recipe about two months ago. I've been drinking it for the past week or so and it's one of my favorite beers I've ever made. It was a hit with my...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-04-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By I-Train
Spices in BB Belgian Caramel Wit?

Hey guys-

I picked up a Brewer's Best Belgian Caramel Wit kit to brew this week (it came highly recommended at my LHBS). I haven't brewed this or any other Wit before, and I was wondering if it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-07-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By I-Train
Hm well I put about a gallon of water on the...

Hm well I put about a gallon of water on the bottom of my fermenter, poured my wort on top, and added the rest of the water, and stirred it before taking my hydro sample out with a baster. I hope...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By I-Train
Soo... I brewed this recipe last weekend and...

Soo...

I brewed this recipe last weekend and follow the recipe in the link pretty much exactly. I took your advice and bumped the steeping time up to 60 min @ 154ish in hopes of getting more...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-30-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By I-Train
Thanks for the feedback! I've never had Wookey...

Thanks for the feedback! I've never had Wookey Jack, but it's good to know that there is such a thing as a Black Rye IPA - sounds great. I found this thread on making a clone, but unfortunately I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-30-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By I-Train
Black Rye IPA?

Planning on brewing tomorrow for the first time in a while. I found a recipe for a Rye IPA I want to try:

5 gallons/19 L, extract with grains; OG = 1.050 FG = 1.013; IBU = 58 SRM = 10 ABV = 4.9%...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-21-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,759
Posted By I-Train
I think I would use these one at a time - maybe...

I think I would use these one at a time - maybe the oxyclean first to remove any crud and then a good bleach soak to sanitize. I'm sure someone who knows more about chemistry than me can speak to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-14-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By I-Train
Well I went ahead and brewed this on Sunday. I...

Well I went ahead and brewed this on Sunday. I steeped all the grains I listed above and used 6.6lbs of Breiss pale LME for a 3 gallon partial boil (I'm limited to the stovetop in my 7th floor...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-07-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By I-Train
Strambo, thanks for running the stats on it -...

Strambo, thanks for running the stats on it - sounds promising! I'm still a noob so this is my first time freestyling. I'm going to go for it on Sunday and see how its turns out. I've never heard...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-06-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By I-Train
Thanks for the advice! I'm leaning toward the...

Thanks for the advice! I'm leaning toward the first option. This will only be my fifth batch but my instincts are telling me it could be decent. What type of extract do you think would be best -...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-06-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By I-Train
Help with Leftovers!

I'm trying to figure out what to brew this weekend, and I want to use up my leftovers from my last couple brew days. Here's what I have on hand:

Safale US-05 Dry Yeast

.6 oz Magnum Hops @...
Forum: Porter 09-04-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,621
Posted By I-Train
Update - This has been in the bottles for a...

Update -

This has been in the bottles for a couple weeks now, and is tasting great. I followed the directions here but the color came out on the light side for a porter. Any thoughts on why...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-03-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By I-Train
Beer Bottle Quiz!

I ran across this online and thought it would be fun to share:

http://www.sporcle.com/games/druhutch/bunchabeers

See how many beers you can identify by the bottle!

How did everyone do? I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-16-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,830
Posted By I-Train
Could this be due to adding the extract early in...

Could this be due to adding the extract early in the boil?
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-13-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,990
Posted By I-Train
You might be right actually - after looking...

You might be right actually - after looking through all of them, it seems like you're just paying a premium for their tried and true recipes. They repackage the ingredients and don't give out the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-13-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By I-Train
I brewed this kit recently. Just bottled it last...

I brewed this kit recently. Just bottled it last week - smelled great and tasted good even warm and uncarbed. I'll probably chill one or two this weekend and taste for a sneak peek to see how...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-13-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By I-Train
Makes sense - thanks for shedding some light on...

Makes sense - thanks for shedding some light on that. Seems like its definitely something to keep in mind when trying to brew to a particular style.
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-13-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By I-Train
Adding Extract During the Boil

I have been wondering why some extract recipes call for adding the extract at different points in the boil - like for example adding 1 can of LME at the beginning and a second can with 10 min to go,...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-13-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,990
Posted By I-Train
I've only used Brewer's Best kits so far, and...

I've only used Brewer's Best kits so far, and I've been pretty happy with them. They seem to be pretty much the only kits available near me though.

However, I'm thinking about checking out this...
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-13-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,990
Posted By I-Train
I've only used Brewer's Best kits so far, and...

I've only used Brewer's Best kits so far, and I've been pretty happy with them. They seem to be pretty much the only kits available near me though.

However, I'm thinking about checking out this...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 07-13-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,859
Posted By I-Train
Hey Ace, I'm thinking about trying this recipe...

Hey Ace, I'm thinking about trying this recipe this weekend. A couple of newb questions, but I take it the crystal/carapils are for steeping? At what temp/volume and for how long are you doing...
Forum: Porter 07-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,621
Posted By I-Train
Brewed on Sunday - yeast is still going nuts. ...

Brewed on Sunday - yeast is still going nuts. Smells great already.

I ended up adding the honey at the last minute of the boil, just to be sure that it was at sanitary temps for a bit and that it...
Forum: Porter 07-06-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,621
Posted By I-Train
Planning on brewing this recipe over the weekend!...

Planning on brewing this recipe over the weekend! The guy at my store said I'd probably be fine with just 1 vial of yeast, so I'm gunna try that. I've got an extra packet of dry ale yeast to throw...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By I-Train
Washington DC's young beer scene is kind of...

Washington DC's young beer scene is kind of blowing up over the past couple years, definitely worth checking out if you're in the area:

-DC Brau (2011)
-Chocolate City (2011)
-3 Stars (starting...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-19-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By I-Train
Thanks for the input guys - I just read through...

Thanks for the input guys - I just read through the whole StarSan thread regarding the Charlie Talley thread too and I'm feeling a lot more confident that my sanitation has hopefully been good.
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