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Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 09-15-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By DSmith
Flat Ass Tired (similarities to Fat Tire, oven...

Flat Ass Tired (similarities to Fat Tire, oven toasted base malt). I'm going to be making a lot more of this.
http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=20726

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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-14-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 142,898
Posted By DSmith
I transferred my apfelwein with the 270F sugar to...

I transferred my apfelwein with the 270F sugar to a secondary. The gravity was 1.000, very close to past versions using corn sugar (0.998). The sugar was very fermentable. I didn't have any extra...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-14-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,681
Posted By DSmith
Congrats. I'm also an Eagle Scout. I...

Congrats. I'm also an Eagle Scout.

I wouldn't look at the Cl/SO4 ratio but their individual levels. What I suggested (and used) is not extreme and think it works well with a malty beer.

I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-08-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,681
Posted By DSmith
Looks like the answer will have to wait. I got...

Looks like the answer will have to wait. I got an automated-response:
"I am holiday until Monday 22nd September 2014"

I'll update this if I get an answer.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,681
Posted By DSmith
Here is an email regarding the water chemistry...

Here is an email regarding the water chemistry from Jeff at Wychwood:

"We use relatively hard water but this heated to 90c to remove the temporary hardness and chlorine. We add 50g of CaCl2 and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-08-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,681
Posted By DSmith
The closest I've brewed is summarized in post...

The closest I've brewed is summarized in post #81, #84 & #87.

I mash thick like you mentioned in #1 and have no idea of it's affect vs. mashing thinner for this beer.

Fermentation with the...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 08-30-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 286,792
Posted By DSmith
Yooper's Stone Ruination Clone ...

Yooper's Stone Ruination Clone
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/stone-ruination-clone-155771/
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Chimay Grande Reserve Blue Clone Attempt following Brew Like A Monk Specs
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Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 08-25-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,122
Views: 343,583
Posted By DSmith
Lalvin EC-1118 is <$1 for a 5 gram pack. I...

Lalvin EC-1118 is <$1 for a 5 gram pack. I bottle everything and re-yeast at a rate of 1 gram/5 gallons (rehydrated), about 1e6 cells/mL, and get consistent carbonation without any further...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 148,674
Posted By DSmith
This is very helpful to know that the port still...

This is very helpful to know that the port still comes through if you don't add the soaking port to the secondary. This is seems very different from recipes with bourbon soaked wood and there's 100+...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 148,674
Posted By DSmith
"As far as the Kate's oaking goes. All of Kate is...

"As far as the Kate's oaking goes. All of Kate is lightly oaked. We make our own Portwood simply by infusing oak spirals ( The Barrel Mill, Avon, MN- 800.201.7125) with local Port. Of course if I...
Forum: American Ale 08-06-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 693,964
Posted By DSmith
I agree. I limit dry hopping to 5 days and have...

I agree. I limit dry hopping to 5 days and have only used pellets. I dryhopped Edwort's Rye IPA with 1.5 oz of Chinook (5.5 gal batch) and it was perfect. I think this Haus Pale Ale could work...
Forum: American Ale 08-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 693,964
Posted By DSmith
1 oz of cascade sounds great. I'd do that the...

1 oz of cascade sounds great. I'd do that the next time making this, probably even sub in a portion of pale ale malt too but then it's almost becoming a Mirror Pond clone.


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Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 08-03-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 286,792
Posted By DSmith
New post a picture of your pint

Graham's English Cider. Perfect medium carbonated cider for a hot day.



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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 142,898
Posted By DSmith
Making 2# of the 270F sugar went smoothly per the...

Making 2# of the 270F sugar went smoothly per the instructions in post #1. I kept the heat low on my gas stove (2 out of 6) and needed to adjust the heat up a little at the very end to get to 270F. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-01-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 142,898
Posted By DSmith
I've made Edwort's Apfelwein a few times with 2#...

I've made Edwort's Apfelwein a few times with 2# of plain sugar. I'm going to make 2# of the Light Amber (270F) sugar this time and see how it turns out.

Has anyone done the same?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-30-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By DSmith
Not a kit, Denny Conn's #304 Rochefort 8 from...

Not a kit, Denny Conn's #304 Rochefort 8 from this thread:

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=84549

Note, there's a post somewhere where Denny states the candi syrup he uses...
Forum: Cider 07-30-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 53,582
Posted By DSmith
Thanks. I've made Edwort's Apfelwein a few times...

Thanks. I've made Edwort's Apfelwein a few times and Graham's English Cider once now. Graham's cider ended up a little more sour than apfelwein, but both are refreshing. I think either sticking to...
Forum: Cider 07-30-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 53,582
Posted By DSmith
Is the original recipe in post #1 (2 specialty...

Is the original recipe in post #1 (2 specialty grains, wheat beer yeast) worth making?
Forum: Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer 07-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,241
Posted By DSmith
Has anyone made this recipe? The post #1...

Has anyone made this recipe?

The post #1 listed 30 days of secondary so I assume that's how long the beer was in contact with the oak.

When soaking the chips in scotch, does the scotch go into...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-28-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12,479
Views: 2,268,286
Posted By DSmith
I've made this recipe a few times as originally...

I've made this recipe a few times as originally posted. Has anyone successfully aged this on wood? I'm thinking of making a 6 gallon batch and splitting out 3 gallons to age without wood (possibly...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By DSmith
I meant that that concept and title of the thread...

I meant that that concept and title of the thread was very similar, English base malt + candi sugar. I've thought about the 1800 but ditch the plans when I calculate the cost of all those hops.
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-15-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By DSmith
The original poster's beer sounds a lot like the...

The original poster's beer sounds a lot like the Town Hall 1800 IPA kit by Northern Brewer.


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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-01-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 162,343
Posted By DSmith
I've been watching this thread for a malt...

I've been watching this thread for a malt breakthrough. I'm going to brew this beer next with stonebrewer's hop schedule and the 13.5% Cara Aroma / 86.5% 2-Row malts, WL007, 149F mash. I bought a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By DSmith
I use a pair of kitchen scissors that come apart...

I use a pair of kitchen scissors that come apart for cutting open the Wyeast packs. The scissors get washed/sanitized and it's pretty easy to cut the pack open, take the scissors apart, and use the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-24-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,681
Posted By DSmith
I used ProMash and see that your grain weights &...

I used ProMash and see that your grain weights & post boil volume result in a 60% mash efficiency for 1.049 OG. If your actual OG was 1.059 and you hit all your volumes, you actually got 72% mash...
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