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Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 11-10-2013, 09:27 PM
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Posted By paint_it_black
Hey Jeff, thanks for this valuable input! I got...

Hey Jeff, thanks for this valuable input! I got your response just before we were about to get our ingredients at the LHBS, and it convinced us to change our brew day up a bit. We were planning on...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 11-08-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By paint_it_black
Wow, thank you for such a detailed response! ...

Wow, thank you for such a detailed response! This really helps clarify a few things for me.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 11-05-2013, 05:21 AM
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Posted By paint_it_black
Brewing with Clarex/Carity Ferm -- is there more I need to know?

I've been an all-grain brewer of regular barley-based beers for years, looking to brew a GF/reduced-gluten batch for a family member. I can't speak to her particular condition, but she is okay...
Forum: India Pale Ale 04-13-2013, 07:38 PM
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Posted By paint_it_black
Daddio and I are brewing this up right now,...

Daddio and I are brewing this up right now, sticking with the original recipe. Don't think we've ever used either of these hop varieties before, so it's a bit of a mystery brew for us -- pretty...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-28-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By paint_it_black
Bumping this one, cos I wouldn't mind seeing an...

Bumping this one, cos I wouldn't mind seeing an informed response. Recently joined the Android ranks myself...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By paint_it_black
Hmm, I never knew that about amber ales! Reading...

Hmm, I never knew that about amber ales! Reading that article now, interesting! Cheers!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-15-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By paint_it_black
Hey Bob, thanks for the input! I think I might...

Hey Bob, thanks for the input! I think I might make those adjustments to the grain bill.
I was also thinking about adding a 15 min hop addition, between .25 and .5 oz, do you think that's necessary...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-13-2012, 07:48 PM
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Posted By paint_it_black
Yeah, I kinda thought so too. But I spose...

Yeah, I kinda thought so too. But I spose there's only so much you can do with Fuggles and Goldings before you start wanting to branch out a bit. And technically they don't use the term "bitter",...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-13-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By paint_it_black
Liverpool Organic Brewery - Liverpool Pale Ale

I'm living back in Portland again and wanted to brew up something akin to Liverpool Pale for a little touch of home. I'd like your guys' input on my recipe.
It's an English real ale, bitter, 4.0%...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By paint_it_black
Hmmm, righhtt.... So I guess once I start to see...

Hmmm, righhtt.... So I guess once I start to see some decent carbonation in the bottles all I can really do is try to refrigerate all of it. That might help me avoid explosions...

Yep, I was just...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
Okay, so here's what happened with batch #2...

Okay, so here's what happened with batch #2 yesterday:

It had fermented down to 1.006 and was still working pretty herd (bubbled about every 5-6 seconds in the airlock). I personally thought it...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
Sweet, I'll check it out. Thanks!

Sweet, I'll check it out. Thanks!
Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
That sounds like a lot more sugar and carbonation...

That sounds like a lot more sugar and carbonation than I'm looking for. I'mt hinking more like 2 volumes CO2. Will adding, say, a half gallon of juice provide enough sugar, and enough sweetness do...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-26-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
UPDATE AND NEW QUESTION Right so my first...

UPDATE AND NEW QUESTION

Right so my first batch turned out pretty damn good, albeit a bit drier and higher in ABV than I expected. I got a second batch going while that one was bottle...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-04-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By paint_it_black
Hmm, alright, maybe I'll tweak mine to be more in...

Hmm, alright, maybe I'll tweak mine to be more in line with this and see how it goes. thanks!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-04-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By paint_it_black
Whoa, that's a pretty high Munich to Pale ratio...

Whoa, that's a pretty high Munich to Pale ratio you have there. Is that the route I should be going? My previous batch I had more Munich than I do now, I just thought you're supposed to have one...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-04-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By paint_it_black
Help with a Widmer Brrr-like red ale?

I've tried my hand at a Widmer Brrr clone a couple of times, but the proportions were so different from recipe to recipe, and it's been so long since I last made it, it's hard to remember what worked...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-01-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
Awesome, very helpful, thanks! I'm thinking...

Awesome, very helpful, thanks!

I'm thinking I'll bottle straight away. I don't want to have to mess around with backsweetening. I'm a bit worried it might dry out too much before I can get...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-31-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
Okay guys, here's an UPDATE: I used 5...

Okay guys, here's an UPDATE:

I used 5 gallons store-bought juice, 2 lbs destrose, and Safale -- either 04 or 05, I forget.

OG: 1.068
after 10 days it's fermented down to 1.007. It's tasty!...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-28-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
Hmm, okay. Do you think this could be fixed by...

Hmm, okay. Do you think this could be fixed by racking to a secondary, leaving as little yeast in as possible, and adding sugar to that? Or would I have to somehow pasteurise the carboy's contents,...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-28-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
I don't think so man... I've never heard of...

I don't think so man... I've never heard of there being malt involved with cider (except for that "Graff" recipe found here on HBT). And not like Wikipedia is the definitive source of knowledge,...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
Yeah, it's just, I want something akin to...

Yeah, it's just, I want something akin to *cider*, and neither the early age dry white wine, or the older apple champagne taste are what I'm looking for.
Is this approach of mine not going to turn...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
A couple years ago I looked into Apfelwein and...

A couple years ago I looked into Apfelwein and Graff, and what I read on the main Graff post was that Apfelwein takes a long time to age and get to a point of drinkability, so I made the Graff...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
Awesome, this really helps clear things up for...

Awesome, this really helps clear things up for me. Sounds super easy too. Thanks a lot!
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By paint_it_black
Simple cider from store-bought juice

Okay, so I've been reading a lot of posts in the forum here, but nothing has straight-forwardly answered my question of whether you can make a decent cider out of store-bought juice and not much...
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