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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-19-2013, 04:57 PM
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Posted By abelseville
Just fyi. Friend of mine brewed an IPA with this...

Just fyi. Friend of mine brewed an IPA with this yeast could be the best IPA I have ever tasted. The fruitiness of the amarillo and simcoe hops seemed to harmonize beautifully with the yeast.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By abelseville
why partial mash this?

I ran across a partial mash recipe for a sierra nevada pale ale clone which called for partial mashing the crystal with 2 row. I keep reading that crystal does not need to be mashed since it's sugars...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-28-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By abelseville
I've got a jam wine that has been fermenting for...

I've got a jam wine that has been fermenting for a year sluggishly and is still sweet. I assumed I threw something with preservatives in there. Do you think some yeast nutrient would help?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-24-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,801
Posted By abelseville
When I started I used "the joy of home wine...

When I started I used "the joy of home wine making" by Terry Garey. He makes wine out of just about anything. Follow his guidelines for specific gravity and Total acidity, throw in some pectic enzyme...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By abelseville
No chlorine here. Well water and star-san for...

No chlorine here. Well water and star-san for sanitizer. wouldn't cost me any more I've already got the yeast cake I was going to dump anyway.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By abelseville
Thanks for the advice. I guess all I have to lose...

Thanks for the advice. I guess all I have to lose is the carboy space at this point.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By abelseville
band-aid beer into lambic?

So a friend just gave me 2 1/2 cases of bad band-aid tasting ESB. She also makes cheese and we were suspecting lacto infection?? I know lacto is one of the bugs in lambic so question is am I right...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By abelseville
I'm sitting at a bar drinking it now. I too need...

I'm sitting at a bar drinking it now. I too need this.
Forum: Hops Growing 03-12-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By abelseville
best deal on big rhizome order?

Anyone know the best place to get rhizomes at a discount for like 50 or 100? Im looking for magnum, chinook, cascade, willamette.

Any other varieties i should be looking at to cover other flavor...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-11-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,801
Posted By abelseville
Plus one on the mango. Probably my favorite...

Plus one on the mango. Probably my favorite white. Add 5oz oak chips for a while it's like a nice chard.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-11-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By abelseville
do i need to worry about oxygen in the head space...

do i need to worry about oxygen in the head space if I rack to secondary?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-11-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,801
Posted By abelseville
I've made lots of wine from foraged fruit. 15...

I've made lots of wine from foraged fruit. 15 pounds for 5 gallons is the magic number generally or up to 25 lbs for a port style. Some of my best so far are paw paw and mulberry. Im going to try...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-11-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By abelseville
Lots of trub in lambic primary

So Im making my first lambic and pretty new to brewing in general and transfer over a lot of trub with a lot of hop material in it. Doesn't seem to be a problem with my regular beers but Im reading...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-31-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By abelseville
priming sugar for belgian strong dark?

About to start bottling my belgian strong dark. (OG 1.088) I have only ever used 3/4 cup priming sugar but this is my first high gravity beer and I am reading it should have more priming sugar? Is...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By abelseville
I think I'm very clean. I do no chill and let...

I think I'm very clean. I do no chill and let wort cool overnight anyway. Never had problems. Guess i'll wait for the truck.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-29-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By abelseville
waiting for my o2 stone

Waiting for the fed ex truck to get here with my new o2 stone. Im also staring at 10 gallons of wort and a starter. Should I wait for the truck to get here to pitch yeast or can I oxygenate after...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-26-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By abelseville
Sorry - I was going to double it for 10 gallons.

Sorry - I was going to double it for 10 gallons.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-26-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By abelseville
I see a lot of recipes that have aromatic as...

I see a lot of recipes that have aromatic as steeping grains. Is this just a waste then?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-26-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By abelseville
awesome info stpug! Thanks~! I will go with your...

awesome info stpug! Thanks~! I will go with your advice and do the extract/steep. Im going to make a ten gallon batch and split it in two carboys and dry hop the one with amarillo and other with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-26-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By abelseville
first ipa recipe critique?

Attempting my first partial mash and first IPA. Switching out 2 row with aromatic malt because that is all I have with diastatic power (am I thinking right here?) What will the aromatic malt...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-22-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By abelseville
Thanks! So would it be ok to crush to more of a...

Thanks! So would it be ok to crush to more of a powder for BIAB partial mash?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-22-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By abelseville
grain milling questions

First attempt at uploading a photo. Hope you can see it. How does this crush look? Im attempting my first partial mash and only have my grandmother's antique coffee grinder to mill grains. I could...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,853
Posted By abelseville
If I buy my extract and hops in bulk I pay about...

If I buy my extract and hops in bulk I pay about half of retail at my LHBS. I would imagine if you added up everything in that kit you are paying full retail for it. Plus the whole point for me is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-03-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By abelseville
Well I had a couple beers and decided to just go...

Well I had a couple beers and decided to just go for it. I brewed up a batch of chocolate smoked ancho cranberry stout. That should cover up any odd flavors ay? It's bubbling nicely and the wort...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-30-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By abelseville
Thanks for the tips. I just tried to energize the...

Thanks for the tips. I just tried to energize the yeast (expiration date 2000) and it's actually bubbling! Ill throw out the specialty grains though.
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