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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-25-2014, 02:18 AM
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Well, post got eaten - thanks Safari. ...

Well, post got eaten - thanks Safari.

Anyway... I'm excited, have been since you first said you were writing a book. I've had to figure out everything through interviews, emails to brewers (you...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 06-19-2013, 08:50 PM
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Views: 303,060
Posted By cinderbike
Brewed 6 gallons of an amped-up version of the...

Brewed 6 gallons of an amped-up version of the traditional recipe (SG 1.130) in February, and bottled it two weeks ago. It's a tad flat (duh!) but is tasting fantastic. The brandy barrel pairs nicely...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-31-2013, 04:00 PM
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Views: 163
Posted By cinderbike
Bottle conditioning huge beers?

Getting ready to bottle a ~16% quad tomorrow - most yeast have an alcohol tolerance of 14% at best, save a few champagne/distiller yeast strains.

Anyone have suggestions on strains to add with...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-11-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,158
Posted By cinderbike
Excellent portfolio. Mostly Illustrator or are...

Excellent portfolio. Mostly Illustrator or are you hand-drawing this stuff?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,001
Posted By cinderbike
Good idea.

Good idea.
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 04-04-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By cinderbike
My two cents: I have all of the anniversary beers...

My two cents: I have all of the anniversary beers and all the Christmas beers (except PiaPT) so I know how difficult it is to track them down. I was lucky and bought most of them through RS.

You...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-03-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By cinderbike
tap tower flanges?

Recently bought a two-tap tower from acumetalfab.com - it's amazing - nice thick walls (probably 1.5-2mm thick). Well, the shank I took off the tower that came with the kegerator, the flange doesn't...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 04-02-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By cinderbike
Are the free shank upgrades only on kits or ala...

Are the free shank upgrades only on kits or ala carte as well?
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 03-12-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By cinderbike
I have Pliny and most of their sours -...

I have Pliny and most of their sours - Temptation, Supplication, Consecration, and Beatification right now. PM me if the trade you have falls through, I always love a good Westy 12.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,888
Posted By cinderbike
Wow, that's amazing. And that he let you have...

Wow, that's amazing. And that he let you have these, when people trip over themselves for far newer vintages on BA and the like. Jealous!
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-12-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By cinderbike
I have a Balcones barrel (blue corn), first was...

I have a Balcones barrel (blue corn), first was an imperial oatmeal stout that was boozy and oaky after a week, then an imperial red that spend ~10 days in it. After that most of the whiskey...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-11-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By cinderbike
That's what I thought, I've got a used wine...

That's what I thought, I've got a used wine barrel and 2 5 gallon Balcones barrels that are aging clean beers now, but will soon be moved over to sourville.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,916
Posted By cinderbike
Should I worry about my 575SS', or are those...

Should I worry about my 575SS', or are those fine? Did he say?
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 03-08-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,275
Posted By cinderbike
Tabasco (red, green, chipotle, you name it),...

Tabasco (red, green, chipotle, you name it), especially the Family Reserve (hotter, thicker consistency, better flavor)
Crystals when I need something with less heat
Dave's Insanity when I need...
Forum: General Techniques 03-08-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,791
Posted By cinderbike
Several factors, first being toast level -...

Several factors, first being toast level - bourbon barrels are charred, versus medium / med+ toast on most homebrew cubes/staves/spirals.

Second main factor, bourbon goes into a barrel at 120+...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-08-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,398
Posted By cinderbike
There was a brewery in town that closed not too...

There was a brewery in town that closed not too long ago. They had so-so recipes but a huge infection issue that never went away - I guess they were forced to choose between selling known 'bad' beer...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-08-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By cinderbike
Some people have issues with acetic acid...

Some people have issues with acetic acid production when using buckets - I'd make sure they are as air-tight as possible, or invest in a couple Better Bottles strictly for sours.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-06-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By cinderbike
Inoculating a barrel

This goes out to oldsock and the other gurus:

Any special steps to inoculating a barrel with bugs/brett? Or would just racking a sour into it get the process going?

I'm looking into starting up...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-06-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By cinderbike
Those Balcones 5 gallon barrels?

I recently bought one of the 5 gallon used whisky barrels from Balcones. My question is, are these truly 5 gallons or 20 liters (5.3 gallons). I'd prefer to fill this to the brim.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-26-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By cinderbike
I treat it like whole hops - mesh bag over the...

I treat it like whole hops - mesh bag over the end of the auto-siphon, and cold crashing the day before.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-26-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By cinderbike
My Brett C cultures usually smell like lemons, or...

My Brett C cultures usually smell like lemons, or at worst, a little catty. But no vomit.
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-08-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,388
Posted By cinderbike
450D here. Looking into upgrading to the 5DmkIII...

450D here. Looking into upgrading to the 5DmkIII soon.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-08-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By cinderbike
They're almost identical, with the benefit of the...

They're almost identical, with the benefit of the tap handle not being able to spin freely like on the 525SS (although I hear this is fixed in newer versions). For $10 cheaper it's a no brainer. I...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 01-08-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,914
Posted By cinderbike
I'd simplify the center shape and just make it a...

I'd simplify the center shape and just make it a hole. You might also want to make the area the text is in fatter so that it has more breathing room. I like the direction you're going in, though. :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,924
Posted By cinderbike
I was a BIAB brewer from the get-go (I skipped...

I was a BIAB brewer from the get-go (I skipped extract), but I will say that when I moved to a full AG system last year it forced me to pay more attention to my processes. I'd concur about it being...
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