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Forum: Cider 04-18-2011, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
I really suggest using an ale yeast, wine yeast...

I really suggest using an ale yeast, wine yeast will produce something much more like wine than cider, too dry.

Cut the lime and tea in half if you're doing a half batch.

You don't need to use...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-08-2011, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Freezeblade
I've been using the same numbers for Piloncillo...

I've been using the same numbers for Piloncillo as Turbinado, it's very similar in flavor, but the piloncillo seems to have a bit more of a buttery taste, I assume from the mallard reactions in...
Forum: Cider 03-09-2011, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
A: It's just to fill headspace. As for...

A: It's just to fill headspace.

As for keeping it in primary for bulk aging, I wouldn't keep it in primary for more than 3 months, even 2 is pushing it. You get some strange flavors if you let it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2011, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Freezeblade
I'll bite on this as well. it sounds like the...

I'll bite on this as well. it sounds like the sort of sugar you want to use for this is sold around here has "evaporated cane juice" which is quite a bit lighter than turbinado or demerara, but...
Forum: Cider 02-11-2011, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
I can really only vouch for the recipe as...

I can really only vouch for the recipe as written, which is without the brown sugar, honey or spices.

I really think that IF you were going to do spices, which I don't recomend, that'd be far too...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-26-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Freezeblade
You know, I think that WYeast West Yorkshire, or...

You know, I think that WYeast West Yorkshire, or While Labs Yorkshire Square Ale would be great in all of these. that or the WLP005, ringwood. They are all very malty yeasts, and would work great in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-26-2010, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
I think you won't taste the honey in there, even...

I think you won't taste the honey in there, even at 3 pounds. Personally I would add 2# of a STRONG flavored honey (buckwheat, basswood, etc.) at secondary (don't boil it), and replace half of the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-16-2010, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
If you want some extra mouthfeel, toss in some...

If you want some extra mouthfeel, toss in some flaked barley. my irish red looks like this (in percentages, I dont' have my beersmith here, I'm at work)

MO: 81%
C150: 5%
Flaked Barley: 3%...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-16-2010, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
If you want it drier, you shouldn't be mashing at...

If you want it drier, you shouldn't be mashing at high as 154, but more like 150 or 148. Mashing higher will make it more sweet. I might also suggest replacing the C40 with a smaller or similar...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-16-2010, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
I've added what some might consider "strange"...

I've added what some might consider "strange" things in my beer, as I've done a few non-hop beers bittered with Yarrow, mugwort and wormwood. Turned out quite interesting, although I will probably...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-16-2010, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
for the tangerene syrup, might I suggest a...

for the tangerene syrup, might I suggest a slightly different route? Boiling juice from tangerenes will cause the pectins in the fruit to set, and will lead to haze in your final beer, which will...
Forum: Cider 12-13-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 373
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Posted By Freezeblade
It'll totally be fine, if you're really worried...

It'll totally be fine, if you're really worried about it, then pitch about a half pack of fresh yeast into the bottling bucket per 5 gallons at bottling time along with the priming sugar. I've...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-09-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Freezeblade
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-08-2010, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
It'd have flavor? Also, my vote is for Marris...

It'd have flavor?
Also, my vote is for Marris Otter. all the way.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-02-2010, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
Have you seen this thread?...

Have you seen this thread? http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/pursuit-perfect-malt-bomb-157839/

Might be somthing like what you're going for.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-30-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Freezeblade
I tend to do only 2 hop additions for my cream...

I tend to do only 2 hop additions for my cream ales, I don't have my recipie in front of me (at work), but I do equal additions at First Wort Hop, and at 60mins. The IBUs going right into the center...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-30-2010, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Freezeblade
I usually use Willamette for my cream ales, nice...

I usually use Willamette for my cream ales, nice and mellow, clean, with just al little earthyness.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-30-2010, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Freezeblade
If it's anything like the rest of the stone...

If it's anything like the rest of the stone beers, they take the local San Diego water, dilute it 50/50 with RO water, and then use salts to get as close to London Water as possible.

San Diego...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-30-2010, 02:05 AM
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Posted By Freezeblade
Personally, this sounds like WAY too much crystal...

Personally, this sounds like WAY too much crystal malt, especially if you count that honey malt behaves a lot like crystal malt in many ways.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-22-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Freezeblade
I've had the Mad river "Scotch Porter" which had...

I've had the Mad river "Scotch Porter" which had a little bit of smoke in it. quite good. you could shoot for something like that.
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 11-18-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Freezeblade
Steam bath will help, making the hydration wetter...

Steam bath will help, making the hydration wetter (if it is dry) most of the bread I do has a hydration between 65-75% The latter being quite wet. Another way to perhaps get more holes in is to...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 11-18-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Freezeblade
A picture of what was wrong would be worth a...

A picture of what was wrong would be worth a thousand words in figuring out what in your process is causing the dense bread. The previous poster's suggestions are wonderful as well.

Irregular...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Freezeblade
+1 for this. But keep to a clean english strain...

+1 for this. But keep to a clean english strain IMHO, notty works awesome in this case.

I actually replace the 10% roasted barley with 5% UK chocolate and 5% roasted barley
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-16-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,538
Posted By Freezeblade
Are any of wychwood's beers unfiltered? you can...

Are any of wychwood's beers unfiltered? you can perhaps culture up some of their yeast, that might give you the flavors you need.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-14-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,913
Posted By Freezeblade
That grain bill looks really bloody tasty.

That grain bill looks really bloody tasty.
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