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Forum: Mead Forum 03-25-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Rockape66
I have been using the Pasteur Champagne yeast...

I have been using the Pasteur Champagne yeast very successfully, but I am making very sweet Christmas Metheglyns. >3.5# of honey per gal. This leaves a sufficient residual sugars for what I desire....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Rockape66
Just do the math. It helps keep the brain active.

Just do the math. It helps keep the brain active.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By Rockape66
Centennial and cascade are primarily grapefruit...

Centennial and cascade are primarily grapefruit flavors for me. I've had piney flavors in some lagers(not mine, not ready for lagers yet), but I don't know what they used.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Rockape66
Free cooler that became my mashtun. <$20 total. ...

Free cooler that became my mashtun. <$20 total. $10 for a heavy duty folding table that became my brew bench.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By Rockape66
Best stout I've made so far is Palmer's from "How...

Best stout I've made so far is Palmer's from "How to Brew." All grain option with both the chocolate malt and oatmeal additions. Absolutely delicious.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-29-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,447
Posted By Rockape66
Late Hopped APA. If I'm running low I always...

Late Hopped APA. If I'm running low I always know what the next brew will be.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-29-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,256
Posted By Rockape66
My Chocolate Oatmeal Stout won't be...

My Chocolate Oatmeal Stout won't be ready:(...Wait...I still have plenty of my Smoked Wee Heavy and my Chocolate Chipotle Porter will be jjust right.:rockin:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-29-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Rockape66
I just fill 'er up with oxyclean solution (1 oz...

I just fill 'er up with oxyclean solution (1 oz per gal), and leave it set overnight. Then rinse well with hot tap water (I use a jet washer to rinse).
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-29-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By Rockape66
I go no less than 2 weeks. Other than that it...

I go no less than 2 weeks. Other than that it depends on the beer. My pale ales and wheats are pretty well ready by then. My stouts, heavies, and such may have the carbonation, but the flavors...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-29-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 251,234
Posted By Rockape66
Trying to decide what style to brew this weekend.

Trying to decide what style to brew this weekend.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,011
Posted By Rockape66
I do up to a 12 lb grain bill BIAB. 5 gal Lowes...

I do up to a 12 lb grain bill BIAB. 5 gal Lowes paint strainer and a 21 qt canning kettle for mash. Wrap an Army wool blanket around kettle to maintain temp. I put a rope through a ring bolt in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-01-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Rockape66
You could do a mini mash with some 2-row and your...

You could do a mini mash with some 2-row and your chocolate malt. Without the 2-row you won't have the DP to reach conversion. I'm with you tekton, boil for conversion? Boiling will kill your...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rockape66
Since I went BIAB and AG I haven't gone back. ...

Since I went BIAB and AG I haven't gone back. BIAB doesn't take much longer than extract w/steeping grains. Since there is less water to bring to mash and sparge temps it really cuts the time it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,565
Posted By Rockape66
Depending on where you are all ales would be...

Depending on where you are all ales would be called malt liquors.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,565
Posted By Rockape66
I've had some rauchbiers that were delicious, and...

I've had some rauchbiers that were delicious, and some that were like drinking a liquified virginia ham. I love a little smoky flavor in a scottish ale or a brown, but smoke is easily overdone.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,368
Posted By Rockape66
Atlantic Sunrise. It has that tequila sunrise...

Atlantic Sunrise. It has that tequila sunrise color without the tequila.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By Rockape66
I love big hops flavor, but not a lot of residual...

I love big hops flavor, but not a lot of residual bitterness. Big malt balanced by bitterness, with lots of late additions for flavor and aroma. That hits the spot. Hopslam is awesome. I made a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Rockape66
Check the internal neck diameter. You might be...

Check the internal neck diameter. You might be able to cork and cage them ala belgians if you can't find replacement flip tops. Sell a gift from your uncle...Shame!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-30-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,905
Posted By Rockape66
My rate has been in excess of 1.5 gal per hour. ...

My rate has been in excess of 1.5 gal per hour. Still tweaking to hit target volumes.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-30-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,179
Posted By Rockape66
I make dog treats with some. A friend has...

I make dog treats with some. A friend has chickens that absolutely go nuts for them. Compost some. I have heard that horses won't eat them for some reason, but cows love em. Goats will eat...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-30-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Rockape66
#1 Tweaking a recipe, and enjoying the result. ...

#1 Tweaking a recipe, and enjoying the result.

#2 Waiting! For the mash to finish, for the wort to chill, for the beer to carb...etc.

#3 I can brew beers that I like to drink, but can't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-30-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,565
Posted By Rockape66
I will definately not say that they are bad...

I will definately not say that they are bad styles; I just haven't had one yet that I would like to drink more. Barleywines and Imperial stouts. Just too sweet and cloying. I've had some dubbels...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By Rockape66
The astringency you're talking about probably...

The astringency you're talking about probably comes from too high a temp in your sparge water. Lower your sparge temp and increase volume to match your boil off. This should give you better...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-18-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By Rockape66
I haven't tried BlackButte Porter, but when I was...

I haven't tried BlackButte Porter, but when I was stationed in WA I loved Bachelor Butte Porter.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-18-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Rockape66
Just my two cents. I would let it ride. Others...

Just my two cents. I would let it ride. Others have commented that the smoky chipotle flavors can intensify with age. I've had other similar flavor profiles do this, but haven't tried chipotle...
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