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Forum: Group Buys 03-19-2011, 05:52 PM
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Posted By KCPyrate
Just sent an email, interested in 3 lbs of what's...

Just sent an email, interested in 3 lbs of what's left on post 78, jumping in on this late & only skimmed the thread so sorry if I missed something.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By KCPyrate
In Kansas City/Lawrence I definitely second...

In Kansas City/Lawrence I definitely second Boulevard, 75th Street & Free State.

In the St. Louis area, also check out O'Fallon:
http://www.ofallonbrewery.com/


From their Website:
Q: Do you...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 07-08-2010, 01:24 PM
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Posted By KCPyrate
Brewed this one 6/12/10 with the following: 2...

Brewed this one 6/12/10 with the following:
2 lbs. American 2-row pale
2 lbs. American 6-row pale
2 lbs. Flaked Corn
0.75 oz. Cascade Pellet 5.0 60 min
1.00 oz. Cascade Pellet 5.0 flameout...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-24-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,262
Posted By KCPyrate
Doesn't sound bad except for the odd amounts of...

Doesn't sound bad except for the odd amounts of liquid extract. Most LME recipes seem to call for approx 3 lb increments since that is how most LME is packaged, I would maybe convert to DME for some...
Forum: General Techniques 06-24-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By KCPyrate
Abita made a pecan beer last fall that I loved,...

Abita made a pecan beer last fall that I loved, would love to replicate something like that. I attempted a hazelnut mead a while back & the oils were definitely a pain!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-22-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,244
Posted By KCPyrate
My local Chinese restaurant has given me empty 3...

My local Chinese restaurant has given me empty 3 to 4 liter glass rice wine jugs (some are green others are clear). Carlo Rossi jugs work well & can sometimes be procured from a restaurant. Whole...
Forum: General Techniques 06-22-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By KCPyrate
I know this thread has gone all different...

I know this thread has gone all different directions but, thanks Walker for passing this on... such a simple solution that will save me about $9 per brew! Midget Clown Porn? Seriously? :D
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-16-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,339
Posted By KCPyrate
Also depends on the type of corriander you use,...

Also depends on the type of corriander you use, the kind you normally find at the grocery store is usually round & less aromatic, the kind you find at Asian Markets & specialty stores is football...
Forum: General Techniques 06-14-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By KCPyrate
Apricot Mead (Melomel)... Whatever you do, if you...

Apricot Mead (Melomel)... Whatever you do, if you are making wine or mead, don't heat the fruit, just use campden if you are worried about wild yeast/infection. Freezing the fruit first will help...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-14-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By KCPyrate
Dextrin Malt & Some Caramel Malts also add body,...

Dextrin Malt & Some Caramel Malts also add body, Caramel 60 is often used in Stouts & Porters.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-14-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By KCPyrate
Flaked oats or flaked Barley. I believe these...

Flaked oats or flaked Barley. I believe these both need other base malts for conversion.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,550
Posted By KCPyrate
+1 I don't normally brew exact clones but it's...

+1
I don't normally brew exact clones but it's a good way to match up flavors from malts & hops you like in a style, IPAs for example are all over the board, finding a clone recipe for one you...
Forum: General Techniques 06-02-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,895
Posted By KCPyrate
Yes, lemonade & beer mix. Leinenkugel makes...

Yes, lemonade & beer mix.

Leinenkugel makes one called "Summer Shandy" which is available bottled, but from what I understand they add the lemonade after fermentation and force carb. A local...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 06-02-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 135,569
Posted By KCPyrate
How much do you think it would change the flavor...

How much do you think it would change the flavor profiles, ABV or other aspects to increase the grains to 2 lbs of each? I have extra hops if that would need to be adjusted as well. A lot of the...
Forum: General Techniques 06-02-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,895
Posted By KCPyrate
Try looking for a Shandy recipe, there are a few...

Try looking for a Shandy recipe, there are a few commercial versions out there but I'm not sure if these are mixed after fermentation & bottled/kegged or how the sweetness of the lemonade remains...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-02-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,695
Posted By KCPyrate
Boulevard Brewing released "Dark Truth Stout"...

Boulevard Brewing released "Dark Truth Stout" last winter as part of their Smokestack Series. It is made with a belgian yeast strain, here's what their release had to say:

"Ladies and gentleman,...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 05-28-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 135,569
Posted By KCPyrate
Didn't read through all 17 pages but this looks...

Didn't read through all 17 pages but this looks like it would be a perfect candidate for a stovetop all grain brew with it's small grain bill. Going to have to give it a shot to make a nice summer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-27-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,664
Posted By KCPyrate
Not sure if it is the same one you tried but,...

Not sure if it is the same one you tried but, Buffalo Bill's Brewery makes a great summer seasonal "Orange Blossom Cream Ale". Their website says it is made with Pale & Victory Malts, First Gold...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-11-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,711
Posted By KCPyrate
Has anyone tried both the 2005 and 2007 recipe?...

Has anyone tried both the 2005 and 2007 recipe? Is one better or closer to the real thing?
Forum: Cider Forum 02-17-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,060
Posted By KCPyrate
I have not tried it but agave nectar is...

I have not tried it but agave nectar is fermentable so yes, it is possible.

Check the ingredients on the agave nectar though, some brands seem to have additional ingredients or sweetners.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-18-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,670
Posted By KCPyrate
I made a blood orange sweet mead with Wyeast...

I made a blood orange sweet mead with Wyeast sweet mead yeast & it turned out great... I had hoped to retain some of the deep color but it fermented to a very clear golden hue.

I also agree that...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-04-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By KCPyrate
Sweet & sparkling mead is hard to accomplish in...

Sweet & sparkling mead is hard to accomplish in bottles (can be done by kegging), easier is sweet & still or dry & sparkling but sweet & sparkling is asking for bottle bombs.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-04-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By KCPyrate
Or you can use marbles to reduce the amount of...

Or you can use marbles to reduce the amount of headspace.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-04-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By KCPyrate
Interesting idea but I personally wouldn't put...

Interesting idea but I personally wouldn't put vinegar anywhere near my mead.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-04-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By KCPyrate
Jack Keller has two Almond Wine recipes here:...

Jack Keller has two Almond Wine recipes here: http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/recipes.asp

A little different process but the oils from nuts can be pesky, I followed a similar procedure for a...
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