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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-15-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,617
Posted By mblakely
my Barley Wine

I brewed a Barley Wine in October. It is Very good now, but it will get even better. This is an all grain(ish) recipe. Wouldn't change a thing.

Grains/Exptact
33 lbs Pale Malt (2-row)
2.5 lbs...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-15-2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,527
Posted By mblakely
Added Bacteria

How do you deal with the added bacteria in your brewing set up. I mean, do you designate specific carboys for plambics? How do you sanitize or clean out your equipment. From what I am told the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-26-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,813
Posted By mblakely
So the consencus is to mix the lemonaid (or soda)...

So the consencus is to mix the lemonaid (or soda) when consuming because of the added sugar in the lemonaid for fear of bottle bombs and messing with the yeast/carbination. I would think that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,813
Posted By mblakely
Summer Shandy

This is a beer (ususaly a lager) mixed with lemonaid or soda. It is particularly refreshing durring a hot summer day after working outside. It is with this in mind that I would like to make one. ...
Forum: Introductions 08-14-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By mblakely
Welcome to the forum! Where in Michigan are you?...

Welcome to the forum! Where in Michigan are you? Always looking for locals to collaborate.

Cheers
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-21-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By mblakely
We have a Cask Conditioned ale at my bar. We use...

We have a Cask Conditioned ale at my bar. We use a hand-pump beer engine, so it is neither powered Nito or CO2. It is also served at cellar temp, so it is a bit warmer than "normal" brews.

Cheers
Forum: General Techniques 07-05-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,658
Posted By mblakely
I work at a brew pub that has recently expanded...

I work at a brew pub that has recently expanded its operation to include an Irish Pub, serving the same beers, in the basement. Both hold a bit over 300 patrons. We have four fermenting tanks and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By mblakely
I do the dame thing for all of my beer thus far. ...

I do the dame thing for all of my beer thus far. I use a bottling bucket, add my sugar water, then the wort, then bottle. So even carbonation should be reached. Can't think of anything I would...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By mblakely
Non Carbonation

So I made a Wee Heavy Scotch ale last at the end of last summer. It landed about 8.5%. I bottled into some 12oz, some 22oz, and some 8oz. The first 12oz bottle I opened had the correct...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2007, 04:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,982
Posted By mblakely
I am more than willing to sell anybody (within...

I am more than willing to sell anybody (within legal limits) any beer I have. That being said, I am also trying to sell the beer we make. The frustrating part is when I sugest and offer a sample of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-20-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,982
Posted By mblakely
Ignorant Drinkers

OK so I bartend at an Irish Pub that is a bit of an extention for a brew pub. We serve 6 House beers (light ale, Pale Ale, Nitrogen Red, Porter, Stout, Irish Lager) and one seasonal. We also carry...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-20-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By mblakely
I would think that if you do bring the river...

I would think that if you do bring the river water to a boil for the 60 min. you should be fine. There are live creatures that live in natural water, and that is what the clorine is killing. But if...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-08-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,173
Posted By mblakely
From what I understand the nitrogen makes it a...

From what I understand the nitrogen makes it a bit easier to obtain sepperation, but another factor contributing to the sepperation is the differing specific gravity.

In Northern Michigan we have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By mblakely
The Hefe charictoristics come from the yeast...

The Hefe charictoristics come from the yeast strain that you will choose. You might pick up some citus/bananna flavors that would be masked by dry hopping or even over hopping.

My question, and I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,862
Posted By mblakely
The "L" in your amber malt is not refering to...

The "L" in your amber malt is not refering to Liquid. It is refering to the Lovbond scale. The Lovibond scale is a system used to describe the color intenaity of beer. At 35L you should be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-05-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,088
Posted By mblakely
Would you use the Irish Moss? I was thinking...

Would you use the Irish Moss? I was thinking that Aventinus, being a darker Hefe type, would not need the Irish Moss. I have some, and can certanly use it, but I was not thinking I would. What are...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-05-2007, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,088
Posted By mblakely
Aventinus Doppelbock Clone

So I purchased a Mini-Mash Aventinus Clone kit from a respected online company. They sent me:
9oz Crystal 40L
1oz Chocolate Malt
1/4 lb Melanoidin
1 1/4 lb Geman Wheat
1/2 lb Munich Malt
1 1/4...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,687
Posted By mblakely
Non-Guilty Pleasures

You know, Beer is good. I have tasted some of the best beers, and enjoy continuing to taste great beer. But I do like to give my taste buds a rest and "slum" it with some Busch or PBR. You have to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By mblakely
Traverse City Brewers

Hello All! I am looking for like minded brewers in the area to possibly come together and work on a brew. I have an Aventinus Clone brew planed, and was going to teach a few people from work, but...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-29-2007, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By mblakely
Probe Thermometer

I am looking to find a good probe thermometer to give me constant tempreture readings through the boil. What should I look for? What do you like? Any recomendations?

Thanks in Advance
Matt
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 05-27-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,392
Posted By mblakely
Want to make this beer, but how will kegging it...

Want to make this beer, but how will kegging it change the conditioning time? Don't want to rush things, but would like to show this off in a few months if possible. If bottleing is the better...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-27-2006, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By mblakely
Carboy protector

So I have heard horror stories about broken glass carboys, and a lot of you have the scares to show for it. I don't know if I have found the solution, but this is something that I have come up with....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By mblakely
In a full mash you are using the grains to get...

In a full mash you are using the grains to get the sugars and flavors. You can supplement the sugars and flavors from the can by steeping grains to get flavor and body from them. I use a nylon bag...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By mblakely
Well, I may stand corrected. But it is true that...

Well, I may stand corrected. But it is true that it is the best stuff I have found. It works for me, but I suppose that I would not want to put things in my beer that I do not know where they come...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-24-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By mblakely
The blow off tube will work well for your...

The blow off tube will work well for your primary. But I would not use it for the secondary (clearing). Durring the primary fermentation there is rigorus fermentation action, and therefor the need...
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