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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-26-2008, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Madtown Brew
"non-traditional" ingredients I've used so far: ...

"non-traditional" ingredients I've used so far:

Sugars:
carmelized sucrose
turbinado
carmelized turbinado
date sugar
honey

Fruit:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-11-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,028
Posted By Madtown Brew
Sterling is a pretty good grower with good...

Sterling is a pretty good grower with good yields. It is supposed to be a hallertauer x saaz cross.

Mt. Hood would be a good choice as well.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-06-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By Madtown Brew
I've found that the best way to "sparge" a grain...

I've found that the best way to "sparge" a grain sack is to have two pots of water. Mash in one first, then just move the bag over to the second pot of water (preheated to correct temp). Wait 5 -...
Forum: Introductions 03-05-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By Madtown Brew
Glad to have you here, Gargoyle!

Glad to have you here, Gargoyle!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,930
Posted By Madtown Brew
I use them. After all, do you have any idea how...

I use them. After all, do you have any idea how hard it is to wash blood stains off...

Oh wait, you said while brewing. No, I don't use gloves while brewing.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-01-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Madtown Brew
I do kitchen brewing as well, using 4 gal and 2...

I do kitchen brewing as well, using 4 gal and 2 gal pots.

What you described as the "texas two step" is what I have to do for high gravity brews since I only have a 5 gallon cooler to mash in. ...
Forum: General Techniques 02-28-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Madtown Brew
I don't see anything wrong with doing that. ...

I don't see anything wrong with doing that. Though as malkore pointed out, you don't need to have a flask or stirr plate to make a decent starter. I use 64 oz. Ocean Spray juice bottles. A peice...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-27-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,621
Posted By Madtown Brew
Word. $6.79 including tax for 5# at the local...

Word. $6.79 including tax for 5# at the local weld/gas recharge shop here.
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-27-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,339
Posted By Madtown Brew
One thing that really helped for me was to...

One thing that really helped for me was to introduce my homebrew to her friends, and their husbands/boyfriends.

Now, instead of saying "ugh, you're brewing again? Don't you already have enough...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-27-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,463
Posted By Madtown Brew
I built two of them last year, both were...

I built two of them last year, both were "double-lenth."

They definitely work, that's for sure. I was even able to lager in mine, holding temps in the mid 50's.

One peice of advice, figure out...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-19-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Madtown Brew
Nice stangs man. I used to be interested in...

Nice stangs man.

I used to be interested in modding mine until I realized how much everything would cost. Especially since I lacked the tools and know how to do it myself. Stopped after the...
Forum: Introductions 02-19-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Madtown Brew
Sweet, our numbers aare increasing every day! ...

Sweet, our numbers aare increasing every day!

Welcome ashleyk.

Now fess up, which bar do you work at so we can go and bug you and drink in front of you while you have to work.
Forum: Hops Growing 02-19-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,491
Posted By Madtown Brew
Only thing I'd be worried about is rabbits...

Only thing I'd be worried about is rabbits gnawing on the fresh growth early in the spring. The rabbits around here can be quite insatiable. Not sure if they do or not though.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-18-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By Madtown Brew
FWIW, I've heard that trub is actually beneficial...

FWIW, I've heard that trub is actually beneficial during the fermentation process. I can't remeber if it was one of the White bros or Dave Logsdon who said it, but I'm pretty sure it was mentioned...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-18-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By Madtown Brew
Best way to answer this would be to email Dave...

Best way to answer this would be to email Dave Wills at Freshops. He always responds promptly.

dave@freshops.com
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-16-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,155
Posted By Madtown Brew
Brewing this up today. Will report back in a...

Brewing this up today. Will report back in a couple weeks with results.

Fat Squirrel Clone v2

6# Breiss pale 2-row
1# American Munich
8 oz. American Victory
8 oz. Breiss Crystal 20
4 oz....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-16-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,075
Posted By Madtown Brew
After reading this thread last Sunday, I decided...

After reading this thread last Sunday, I decided to put the question to The Pope himself. So, on Monday during the live Jamil Show I asked him to clarify where "maltiness" is derived during the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,654
Posted By Madtown Brew
I had been having problems with what I perceived...

I had been having problems with what I perceived as acetaldehyde in my lagers. For the last batch I made, a maibock, I aerated the living sh** out of it. Seems to have helped as the samples I've...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-11-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By Madtown Brew
Irish Whiskey Cake

For the cake:
1/2 C dried currants
1/2 C Whiskey (I prefer bourbon whiskey)
12 oz. semisweet chocolate
1/2 pound butter
1 1/2 C ground walnuts
9 tabespoons flour
5 egg whites
1 1/2 C...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Madtown Brew
I just wanted to mention my method for when I do...

I just wanted to mention my method for when I do a beers that need a lot of grain. It's a bit time consuming, but it works very well for those who are space/volume limited.

For example, the last...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Madtown Brew
I just finished reading BLAM myself. The way...

I just finished reading BLAM myself.

The way I understand it, they repitch primary yeast (probably top-cropped) from an actively fermenting batch into the bottle conditioned brew when bottling. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-10-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,327
Posted By Madtown Brew
necrobumped!

Apologies for necrobumping, but I thought some others might be interested.

I just got back from a beer tasting event where I got to talk with Kirby Nelson, brewmaster of Capital Brewery. What a...
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 02-05-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 910
Posted By Madtown Brew
Beer and Chocolate for Boobs

My GF sent me this link today. Thought some of the other south-central Wisconsinites might be interested.

Event: Beer & Chocolate for Boobs
What: Benefit
Host: Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-05-2008, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,481
Posted By Madtown Brew
Maibock. I've already got mine going. Start it...

Maibock. I've already got mine going. Start it now and it should be good by May.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-01-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Madtown Brew
If you're gonna buy it though, don't get the rock...

If you're gonna buy it though, don't get the rock candi stuff. Try to get either the soft candi sugar, or the sugar syrup.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/sugars.html

Otherwise, you can try to...
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