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Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 08-18-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,066
Posted By portlandbeergeek
But aren't bocks lagers; this one calls for an...

But aren't bocks lagers; this one calls for an ale yeast.

And i've got the ingredients all set for making his beer tomorrow, whatever it might be called.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-27-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,752
Posted By portlandbeergeek
Ah, wish I had seen this post earlier! I ended...

Ah, wish I had seen this post earlier! I ended up planting my phony hops. Hopefully a good year of their ornamental-ness will be enough to appease the wife before they mysteriously die.
Have three...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-27-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5,056
Views: 288,934
Posted By portlandbeergeek
haven't been on HBT much in the last year, but I...

haven't been on HBT much in the last year, but I have made three 6 gallon batches in that year!

20,019+18=20,037
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-27-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,591
Posted By portlandbeergeek
i did a saison with acid malt a couple years...

i did a saison with acid malt a couple years back. sounded like a good idea at the time, but just 4 ounces in five gallons left a notable mark that wasn't very desirable.

Better late than never i...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-10-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,752
Posted By portlandbeergeek
so, my wife just came home with two of these...

so, my wife just came home with two of these Sunbeam hops....

has anyone brewed with 'em, and should we take the plants back?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-08-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,616
Posted By portlandbeergeek
Brewing this one tomorrow! Just...

Brewing this one tomorrow! Just curious...haven't read the entire thread, has anyone attempted this with a true sour mash? That's my intention this weekend.

And now it seems to be pushing the...
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-08-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 110,251
Posted By portlandbeergeek
I'd up the IBU's, but then again I've only made...

I'd up the IBU's, but then again I've only made this once and instead of dry hopping I added some oak chips. The bitterness is there, but I had the real deal for the first time in a year or so just...
Forum: English Pale Ale 02-27-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,196
Posted By portlandbeergeek
well i went and did what i too often do, i added...

well i went and did what i too often do, i added an extra ounce of No.Brewer for sixty minutes (in addition to the FWH) as well as an extra half ounce willamette at 45 minutes. Think i may be...
Forum: English Pale Ale 02-24-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 91,196
Posted By portlandbeergeek
Orfy, your Hobgoblin recipe was excellent, i'll...

Orfy, your Hobgoblin recipe was excellent, i'll be brewing this one tomorrow!
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-28-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,501
Posted By portlandbeergeek
mine's still got a thin layer of what looks like...

mine's still got a thin layer of what looks like mold. It was much worse before racking out of primary. I just assumed that's what Brett does? I'm not worried :-)
Forum: India Pale Ale 01-15-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 110,251
Posted By portlandbeergeek
How big is your kettle? You'll need a fairly...

How big is your kettle? You'll need a fairly large kettle to brew AG, especially this recipe with all that volume pre-boil. You may want to look into building a picnic cooler mash tun (or mash tun...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-13-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,501
Posted By portlandbeergeek
If you're asking me, mine's still sitting in...

If you're asking me, mine's still sitting in secondary. Er....third-ary to be exact. My brew sat on some oak chips for a couple weeks in secondary before being racked again. I'm in no rush to...
Forum: India Pale Ale 01-11-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 110,251
Posted By portlandbeergeek
I've oaked this recipe and it is awesome!!! ...

I've oaked this recipe and it is awesome!!!

Your homebrew shop should sell oak chips, probably in 4 oz and/or one pound quantities. It's really more of a wine-related thing, so look in the wine...
Forum: General Techniques 01-08-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,933
Posted By portlandbeergeek
Awesome thread! I've been brewing with straight...

Awesome thread! I've been brewing with straight tap water for the past few months, and haven't noticed much of a difference than my brews with salts added.

I've heard PDX water is very soft, but...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-07-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 22,136
Posted By portlandbeergeek
Just got 7 packs in the mail in return for three,...

Just got 7 packs in the mail in return for three, all in less than a month from sending them back!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-02-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12,403
Views: 2,212,231
Posted By portlandbeergeek
i made a batch with 1/3 fresh pear juice and hot...

i made a batch with 1/3 fresh pear juice and hot damn it's tasty! Gonna let it age a few months before i pop open another bottle
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 22,136
Posted By portlandbeergeek
That's awesome! I just pulled my three packets...

That's awesome! I just pulled my three packets out of the trash, thanks to this post.

:ban:

How many bad packets did you send them to get five in return?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 22,136
Posted By portlandbeergeek
now i'm kinda glad i just threw out my two extra...

now i'm kinda glad i just threw out my two extra packets....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-12-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,737
Posted By portlandbeergeek
will be brewing this tomorrow, my Friday the 13th...

will be brewing this tomorrow, my Friday the 13th Stout :D Thanks for the recipe!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-24-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,056
Views: 288,934
Posted By portlandbeergeek
oops! Actually the night before was an Apfelwein...

oops! Actually the night before was an Apfelwein extravaganza and i was a bit fuzzy yesterday afternoon mixing up the next batch. Good lookin' out!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-23-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5,056
Views: 288,934
Posted By portlandbeergeek
14462 + 6 = 14468

14462 + 6 = 14468
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-16-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By portlandbeergeek
My dogs go crazy for these treats! Today I'm...

My dogs go crazy for these treats! Today I'm making a batch with a few tablespoons of bacon grease added for good measure. I suspect they will be agreeable.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-17-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12,403
Views: 2,212,231
Posted By portlandbeergeek
Yeah you should be good on that time frame. ...

Yeah you should be good on that time frame. hell, I bottled a a batch last week that had been fermenting for four weeks. Had a few last night and they were damn tasty. Just can't keep my hands off...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-14-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By portlandbeergeek
Well, i'm a bit colorblind and don't know if...

Well, i'm a bit colorblind and don't know if there's any green going on. It was white and fuzzy I guess. I used the same Wyeast Lambic blend that you used. Will the Pellicle ever go away?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-13-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By portlandbeergeek
Is heavy, visible mold normal with this yeast...

Is heavy, visible mold normal with this yeast blend? I had a flander's red in primary for four weeks before getting around to racking it. there was a ton of mold all over the surface! I racked,...
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