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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-24-2012, 10:02 PM
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They just look like yeast rafts to me! You should...

They just look like yeast rafts to me! You should be fine.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-03-2012, 10:21 PM
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Posted By GDRMaille
Had a sample Halloween night; was quite the...

Had a sample Halloween night; was quite the gusher! Probably didn't think through filling only half a bottle with the last bit of brew! Still has a bit of twinge to it from the bourbon, but if it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2012, 10:43 PM
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Posted By GDRMaille
I'm not the person to ask about conversion, but...

I'm not the person to ask about conversion, but maybe someone else here can give it a go...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2012, 11:11 AM
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Posted By GDRMaille
Bottled up last night. Ended up with 41.5...

Bottled up last night. Ended up with 41.5 bottles, as my trub took up nearly a full gallon. Not happy about it, but the smell subdued me! I used 2/3 cup of brown sugar boiled for a bit in 2 cups of...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-11-2012, 11:26 PM
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Posted By GDRMaille
Should I leave it as is on top of all the fruit...

Should I leave it as is on top of all the fruit and yeast, or rack it off into a new carboy?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-11-2012, 03:27 PM
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Posted By GDRMaille
Edited to include FG and ABV

Edited to include FG and ABV
Forum: Mead Forum 10-11-2012, 12:20 AM
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Posted By GDRMaille
I made a blackberry peach mead using done honey...

I made a blackberry peach mead using done honey from my mother's own bees. I forgot to measure the OG, but I don't really care about the alcohol %. FG is now at 0.998 after 2 weeks in primary with 2...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-28-2012, 02:15 PM
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Posted By GDRMaille
24hrs in, and the aroma coming off the air trap...

24hrs in, and the aroma coming off the air trap is the best of any batch I've made so far. Very exited!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-27-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By GDRMaille
Ok, 2nd All Grain recipe. Hopefully ready by...

Ok, 2nd All Grain recipe. Hopefully ready by Thanksgiving! 5gal output.

7# 2-row
2# Caramel/Crystal
1# Victory
1# Quaker Oats

1 oz Willamette (60 min)
0.5 oz US Fuggles (15 min)
0.5 oz US...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-03-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By GDRMaille
Swift, thanks! I saved the calculation from that...

Swift, thanks! I saved the calculation from that thread for future use.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-28-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By GDRMaille
Well, I jumped in and took the risk! Ended up...

Well, I jumped in and took the risk! Ended up using one shot per bottle. We'll see how they shape up in a month our so.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-26-2012, 11:47 PM
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Posted By GDRMaille
Mike, thanks for the idea. I am going for a theme...

Mike, thanks for the idea. I am going for a theme on this one (putting it in green bottles), so I'd like to stay with the sour apple pucker liquor as the flavoring. I guess the low response rate is...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-26-2012, 01:58 AM
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Posted By GDRMaille
I will have to search around for a good price,...

I will have to search around for a good price, the website certainly made the book intriguing! Any free calculators on the web?
Forum: Cider Forum 06-26-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By GDRMaille
Sour Apple Cider

I have 4gal of basic cider ready to bottle. I plan on using juice concentrate and a caramelized white/brown sugar mix for priming/back sweetening. I want to add sour apple pucker to a batch of 12...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By GDRMaille
*update*... If anyone is still reading this: The...

*update*... If anyone is still reading this: The almond flavor has mellowed significantly! I am exited to see what the next few weeks have in store, aging-wise.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-23-2012, 02:27 AM
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Posted By GDRMaille
Here, here! My vanilla bourbon porter (3rd...

Here, here!

My vanilla bourbon porter (3rd batch ever brewed) has been a major hit with everyone; even my friends/family that only enjoy the "lite" stuff. Helped me realize it is now my favorite...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By GDRMaille
Update - another taste test: This time it was a...

Update - another taste test: This time it was a bottle, 2 weeks old, chilled 24 hrs in the fridge. Almond flavor and aroma still very strong. Tastes more like a wheat, now that it is carbed. Cherry...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2012, 03:34 AM
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Posted By GDRMaille
Surprised no one has mentioned an Irish Car Bomb...

Surprised no one has mentioned an Irish Car Bomb yet!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-07-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By GDRMaille
Did your kit come with instructions? I would...

Did your kit come with instructions? I would venture to guess that you are meant to steep the grains for a bit, then remove and boil the malt extract in the same "wort" (water that had the grains...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-05-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By GDRMaille
2nd FG was 1.007 since I didn't take a reading...

2nd FG was 1.007 since I didn't take a reading after adding in the puree, I am assuming this will end up around 6.5-7% ABV.

Taste test - Almond flavor is very dominant up front. No aftertaste to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By GDRMaille
*update* Bottled last night. Didn't expect...

*update*

Bottled last night. Didn't expect to lose almost a whole gallon to trub, but oh well! Squeezed 24 12oz bottles out of it and then put about 6oz in a glass, which promptly went into the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-02-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By GDRMaille
Definitely your chocolate

Definitely your chocolate
Forum: Virginia HomeBrew Forum 06-01-2012, 02:02 AM
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Posted By GDRMaille
Beer and BBQ Block Party in Sterling

For those who are fans of Sweetwater Tavern, this Saturday (June 2nd) they are having their second annual party. It's from 1 to 5pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By GDRMaille
Replace where I said extract with honey...

Replace where I said extract with honey...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By GDRMaille
You could add more extract by taking about one...

You could add more extract by taking about one gallon of your wort and just warming it up on the stove until the extract is dissolved in (not hot enough to boil though), then pitch that into the rest...
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