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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2011, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Poindexter
I would kill or die to have a five gallon bourbon...

I would kill or die to have a five gallon bourbon barrel. Once it started leaking I would take it apart and use pieces of it jusy like oak chips we can both buy in the store.
Forum: General Techniques 04-15-2011, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Poindexter
I have only made a few batches this way, but if I...

I have only made a few batches this way, but if I spring for another spunding valve I'll go with a fixed relief valve around 7-8psi.

I am still working in Corny's only, I don't own any Sanke kegs....
Forum: Cider 01-14-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,613
Posted By Poindexter
Poindexters Graff #4

This one is 14 months old and the recipe is a keeper.

My first two Graffs were just not ready for prime time. My third one a good friend dearly loves, to me it is thin and one dimensional; I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-29-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Poindexter
In general the darker or heavier a beer is the...

In general the darker or heavier a beer is the warmer I like it. I kinda keep an eye on recomended serving temperatures, about 55F is the highest I have seen.

I am personally better able to...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-09-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By Poindexter
If you go with pastuerized (heat sterilized) but...

If you go with pastuerized (heat sterilized) but preservative free apple cider you won't have to boil it. All the bugs in it are dead.

Also, you can dissolve the brown sugar in a 2-3 qaurts of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-16-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,670
Posted By Poindexter
I don't have any coke kegs. If it was pepsi kegs...

I don't have any coke kegs. If it was pepsi kegs (gotta be pretty similar) I would say new springy things at $12 each. Pepsi pressure reliefs work fine while wet.

In the mean time you have some...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-15-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By Poindexter
Agree with above, if it is really strong you are...

Agree with above, if it is really strong you are going to need more than one five gallon batch to cut the "whiskey" you have back down to size.

One thing you might could do is go ahead and bottle...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-14-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Poindexter
You might zip tie a copper scrubber like the...

You might zip tie a copper scrubber like the Chore Boy brand onto the pickup end of your siphon? Like a SOS or Brillo pad, but without the soap in it, just the metal wool part.

Also, you can...
Forum: General Techniques 06-14-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Poindexter
I think you are going to be OK though you may...

I think you are going to be OK though you may need to rouse the yeast, give it a while and see where the gravity stabilizes after the krausen drops.

Having been there done that I pull a...
Forum: General Techniques 06-14-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Poindexter
With some of the Cornies in my herd I can click...

With some of the Cornies in my herd I can click the vent valve to open position, so I _could_, with some connectors, bubble oxygen in the black post/ dip tube - slowly- and let it vent out the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-13-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Poindexter
I have used molasses in a few brews now. If...

I have used molasses in a few brews now.

If you are using just a couple ounces in secondary for flavor rounding, like in a Kotbusser, the grocery store stuff is fine, just pasteurize like you are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,299
Posted By Poindexter
Have you tried the Baltic Porter by the Alaskan...

Have you tried the Baltic Porter by the Alaskan Brewery in Juneau?

I have not tried the Granville Island Winter, but the ABBP has lots if vanilla and goes down nice. The Baltic Porter uses a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-08-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Poindexter
I ranch 1056 (Chico) 1098 (London Ale) and Notti...

I ranch 1056 (Chico) 1098 (London Ale) and Notti Yellow.

I tend to run the 1098 if I am doing anything fancy with the grain bill - sounds like you are, and I stick with the 1056 if I want the hops...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-19-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By Poindexter
Yes and no. If you "need" another saucepan...

Yes and no.

If you "need" another saucepan to make beer with steeping grains, then yes get one.

If you can make beer with steeping grains using what you already own, spend the dough on...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-07-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By Poindexter
I agree with david 42. Totally.

I agree with david 42. Totally.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-07-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,987
Posted By Poindexter
Why not bitter with Fuggle like the real thing? ...

Why not bitter with Fuggle like the real thing?

http://www.firestonewalker.com/index.php?c=our_pale_ales

Your grain reads/ sounds pretty close, I had a sixer of this in San Francisco last...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-07-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By Poindexter
The one from the Alskan brewery in Juneau is the...

The one from the Alskan brewery in Juneau is the only spruce beer I can stomach. It starts like a very basic pale ale, good balance through the middle, and then some Christmas tree in the finish.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-13-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,368
Posted By Poindexter
I bulk aged my trippel for about two months...

I bulk aged my trippel for about two months before I bottled it, then six months in the bottle.

I only made the one trippel, but anything I ever made with an OG over 1.080 needed months on the...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-12-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Poindexter
Reads like you might explore two styles,...

Reads like you might explore two styles, dopplebock and export stout might be right up your alley. Similarly, look for Baltic Porters, similar to regular porters only lager instead of ale.

On my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Poindexter
1. One thing you can do is buy some one gallon...

1. One thing you can do is buy some one gallon glass jugs of apple jouice, make a batch of hard cider in your Poland Spring bottle and then have five one gallon carboys for test batches of mead. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-08-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Poindexter
Yes, you can adjust the carbonation of the keg up...

Yes, you can adjust the carbonation of the keg up or down after it is on the gas.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-05-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By Poindexter
My stock response is practice hitting mash temps...

My stock response is practice hitting mash temps while you are "just" steeping.

When you can consistently steep your grain at say 155F, then you are ready to mash.

Sorry, I don't think in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By Poindexter
I had some Firestone-Walker Pale Ale in the Lower...

I had some Firestone-Walker Pale Ale in the Lower 48 a couple years ago and have been chasing it since.

Generally I get pretty close with mixed german noble hops early and Chinook late. It's...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Poindexter
I would encourage you to fool around with rice a...

I would encourage you to fool around with rice a few timesm, it is a tricky glob to get sugar out of.

I used rice syrup solids once, sort of like DME only D Rice E. Bleh.

I tried to convert...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-31-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By Poindexter
About a month should be OK. Screw top jar right?...

About a month should be OK. Screw top jar right?

I would be OK leaving a sealed tin can go some longer.
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