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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-13-2013, 05:50 PM
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First thing that comes to mind would be tannins...

First thing that comes to mind would be tannins from such large contact with pureed skins and seeds.

http://www.eattheweeds.com/sumac-more-than-just-native-lemonade/

In this link there is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2012, 02:38 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
+1

+1
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2012, 02:36 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
The biggest difference I've found in my research...

The biggest difference I've found in my research is actually in the origin of the ground coriander. Many of the cheap supermart ground corianders are where people are getting the "hotdog" or "ham"...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-29-2012, 02:25 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
You would def get a malty flavor profile out of...

You would def get a malty flavor profile out of it. Anything that is approx 11% of your grain bill will contribute a significant amount of flavor. With that being said you could alter your recipe if...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-28-2012, 03:37 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Lower the roasted barley and potentially use Pale...

Lower the roasted barley and potentially use Pale Chocolate as an alternative to the regular. More actual choco flavor and less roast in my experience. And I second lowering your IBU's as a way to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-28-2012, 03:33 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
In addition I would be careful of using the...

In addition I would be careful of using the Vienna in a steeping method. It being a relatively lightly modified base malt you may need to actually perform some sort of PM to get the fermentables out...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-28-2012, 03:28 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Looks relatively similar to a recipe we've used...

Looks relatively similar to a recipe we've used recently to good results. While we are doing AG brews we had a similar ideas of an Oktoberish beer as the base. My concern with your recipe would be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-12-2012, 12:39 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
You've certainly got a lot of conflicting...

You've certainly got a lot of conflicting feedback on this thread... Here's a bit more. We've been trying to hone in a wit recipe as well. Using a microplane we actually zest in 2 lemons at flameout....
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-01-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Sud Sanctuary, Brew Bastion, Ale Arena......

Sud Sanctuary, Brew Bastion, Ale Arena... Alliteration anyone?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-01-2012, 12:27 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
OK. First of all the cherry idea sounds awesome....

OK. First of all the cherry idea sounds awesome. One thing to keep in mind is that fresh cherries are going to bring a certain amount of tartness on their own. In addition, my experience with the FF...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-01-2012, 12:20 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Sounds great! What yeast did you end up using for...

Sounds great! What yeast did you end up using for this one? Had a similar brew in mind. I've had a little better fortune once I moved my zest/spice additions back to knockout recently. With the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-01-2012, 12:10 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Recipe looks just fine. The biggest...

Recipe looks just fine. The biggest recommendation I would have is to record EVERYTHING about your process through the brew day (Temps, Eff %, Gravities, etc). This allows you to tweak your recipe...
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-15-2012, 05:17 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Yeah with this particular hop schedule we noticed...

Yeah with this particular hop schedule we noticed a pretty interesting peachy type aroma and flavor. Not over-powering but a great addition to the mild malt flavor. Had read in a bunch of places on...
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-15-2012, 02:37 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Cigar City is phenomenal. We are really fortunate...

Cigar City is phenomenal. We are really fortunate to have such an awarded brewery here in Tampa. Coincidentally I'll be in Chicago in a month or so. Anywhere you would recommend while I'm there? I've...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2012, 05:27 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Bad Pun Witbier

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast Belgian Witbier (3944)
Yeast Starter: Nope
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: Nope
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.008...
Forum: English Brown Ale 05-14-2012, 05:11 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Poke the Bear Southern English Brown

53% 5# 4oz Marris Otter (Crisp)
18% 1# 13oz Graham Crackers
8% 12oz Victory Malt
6% 10oz Crystal 40L
6% 10oz Crystal 60L
5% 8oz Crystal 80L
4% 6oz Pale Chocolate Malt
60 mins 0.75 East Kent...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Obviously waiting it out is an idea to which any...

Obviously waiting it out is an idea to which any of the senior members on here would subscribe. Typically many off flavors are cleaned up by those wonderful yeasties we so dearly love.

With that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-12-2012, 05:56 PM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Imperial Oatmeal Mash/Recipe Question

Fisrt attempt at an all-grain RIS/oatmeal recipe.
We use a 10 gallon water cooler as our mash tun and were planning on doing a three gallon batch in order to accomodate our moderately sized boil...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By GingerbreadMan
OK great... Thank you very much for the feedback....

OK great... Thank you very much for the feedback. The only concern we had about using such hot water is that we read in several places that it would leech tannins from the grains.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By GingerbreadMan
First AG day... unexpected results

Using a ten gallon Home Depot water cooler as our mash tun and pouring 170 degree water through a colander during our fly sparge every calculator has told us that we saw approx. 83 percent efficency....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-22-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By GingerbreadMan
Stout Project Pre-Boil Amounts ...

Stout Project

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 5.88 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.069 SG 16.81 Plato
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-10-2010, 03:56 AM
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Posted By GingerbreadMan
Does anyone else have any feedback about this...

Does anyone else have any feedback about this recipe in particular? I believe that changing away from the black patent malt would work well but I wonder if any other issues might be hidden within...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-07-2010, 06:37 PM
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Views: 421
Posted By GingerbreadMan
OK great... thank you for your help. My concern...

OK great... thank you for your help. My concern about the black patent is that the final product will end up with too much of a bitter taste due to the extra toast. I would prefer a little sweeter...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-07-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By GingerbreadMan
First Original Recipe... Good Luck.

Unfortunately we only currently have the capability of making extract batches and this will be the first recipe that we have actually made the recipe for. The plan was to brew this stout and in...
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