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Forum: Belgian and French Ale 08-26-2013, 03:57 PM
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Posted By jefro
Had not considered that, very interesting. It...

Had not considered that, very interesting. It could be then called "Up On Tripel Kriek".
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-26-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Final update: it is pretty darn good, but still...

Final update: it is pretty darn good, but still green. However, there is very little of it left, as my friends and brother have learned of its existence.
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 01-12-2013, 06:16 AM
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Posted By jefro
Would love to hear anything you find out about...

Would love to hear anything you find out about this.
Forum: Gluten Free 01-07-2013, 03:04 PM
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Posted By jefro
Wow - fascinated to try this at some point,...

Wow - fascinated to try this at some point, thanks for posting
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-12-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Update 11/11/2012: Quite clear and dark now. I...

Update 11/11/2012: Quite clear and dark now. I may bottle it this week.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-12-2012, 06:02 AM
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Posted By jefro
My Christmas research list

This is for research purposes (really). Bevmo ships, so I'm putting together a wish list for under the tree. Any suggestions?

Current list:

Affligem Abbey Ale Tripel
Lost Abbey Avant Garde...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-05-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Update 11/3/2012: Racked to secondary. Beer is at...

Update 11/3/2012: Racked to secondary. Beer is at 1.014, many complex flavors already after 3 weeks and I can tell it will be much better in a month or two when the hops wear down. Next batch I'll...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-28-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Friday measured gravity: 1.016 Also on...

Friday measured gravity: 1.016

Also on Friday I finally found an aquarium heater and set up the water at 72. It has been at 72 ever since, although I'm not sure it will get any drier than that - I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-22-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
hogwash - thanks! I haven't actually racked it...

hogwash - thanks! I haven't actually racked it yet, ran out of time and figured I'd do it at lunch today. I'll keep it on the cake for now. I have it in the house and it is back up to 66 and bubbling...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-21-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Brewed 1 week ago, down to 1.030 (from 1.080). It...

Brewed 1 week ago, down to 1.030 (from 1.080). It has been holding at 65 degrees or so day and night, so has been very steady, and tastes and smells fantastic. It got cold last night, though, and...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-17-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
larrybrewer - yup, definitely. Mine are almost...

larrybrewer - yup, definitely. Mine are almost always different from expectations (usually higher = less attenuation).

Mine is bubbling away nicely now, no volcano action, but it has also been...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-17-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By jefro
I'm surprised no one else has suggested "Horse...

I'm surprised no one else has suggested "Horse Apples", but maybe that phrase isn't as widely used as I would expect?
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-15-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Finally brewed! Final recipe: 5lbs light...

Finally brewed!

Final recipe:
5lbs light DME
2.5lbs amber DME
1.5 lbs invert sugar (cane juice reduced to syrup with 1T lemon juice)

60 minute boil:
2oz Wilammette (60 mins)
2oz Kent...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-13-2012, 04:03 AM
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Posted By jefro
Finally brewing my first attempt at a Belgian...

Finally brewing my first attempt at a Belgian Tripel this weekend - calling it Tripel Entendre. It is made up of about 8 lbs of light & amber DME left over from a shopping trip, 1.5 lbs of cane...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-10-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Ok, thanks - I'll probably throw in another 0.5lb...

Ok, thanks - I'll probably throw in another 0.5lb of invert sugar (homemade candi).

It always confused me that adding more sugar would "dry out" the beer to a lower FG, until I realized what is...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-10-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By jefro
I'm playing around with Brewer's Friend and...

I'm playing around with Brewer's Friend and plugged in my recipe. It does seem to qualify as a slightly dark Trippel, which is nice, although the flavor from the yeast I think is most important - I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-09-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By jefro
I never got a krausen, just some interesting...

I never got a krausen, just some interesting little bubble islands roaming around on the surface evidencing much activity within, but even that has slowed down a bit. It has mostly been in the 66-68...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-08-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Project update: I made a big starter...

Project update:

I made a big starter (1.060) with one vial of WPL500. It took 48 hrs to get going (see http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/starter-not-starting-359168/#post4474791) and never did...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-07-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By jefro
landshark that was my experience precisely - mine...

landshark that was my experience precisely - mine took almost exactly 48 hrs.

I started it on Thursday eve and set it on the kitchen counter. Saturday eve I was sitting in the kitchen finishing...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-07-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By jefro
...and now moving & grooving, though no krausen....

...and now moving & grooving, though no krausen. I'm happy now :) thanks for the help
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-07-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By jefro
was going to post a pic, but it just started...

was going to post a pic, but it just started bubbling! 48 hrs later...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-06-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By jefro
Starter not starting?

I made my first starter about 24 hrs ago, 1/2 gallon at about 1.060 in a 1 gallong jug with Trappist yeast (WPL500, 1 vial). I pitched the yeast at exactly the same temp as the water and I was...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-04-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Just wanted to post that I found a great article...

Just wanted to post that I found a great article on homemade candi sugar on our very own HBT wiki: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/How_to_make_Candi_Sugar (thanks to Ó Flannagáin, Orfy,...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-25-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Interesting! I have a good local source for...

Interesting! I have a good local source for organic cane sugar - it hadn't occurred to me to do this, but I definitely will.



Very interesting indeed. I have only used Fuggles once and thought...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-25-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By jefro
Getting started

After too much work last week, I am finally ordering ingredients. I'm making a few slight changes based on info from this thread (thanks!) and other research as well as availability of ingredients. I...
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