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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2012, 01:11 PM
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Views: 1,598
Posted By brewingbarrister
Thanks for sharing! I have only tried his...

Thanks for sharing! I have only tried his Belgian single recipe so far. I really enjoyed it. I need to start brewing some of the others.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-24-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,822
Posted By brewingbarrister
I'm surprised no one has tried a bacon and...

I'm surprised no one has tried a bacon and molasses combo. Maybe that should be my next experiment.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,667
Posted By brewingbarrister
I had similar issues when I started and I just...

I had similar issues when I started and I just adda pound to the base grain each batch and I hit my target OG. You might just have lower efficiency. Around 60-65% is my guess. It will only cost you...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-10-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By brewingbarrister
Thanks for the write up. I am harvesting yeast...

Thanks for the write up. I am harvesting yeast from Bells two hearted ale right now. Stepping up the starter in anticipation of brew day.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-08-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By brewingbarrister
I never got around to brewing it. Let me know how...

I never got around to brewing it. Let me know how it turns out! As to the priming I would add the normal amount of priming sugar unless there is frrmentable sugars in the liquor potion. Good luck!
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By brewingbarrister
I don't have the book in front of me, but Randy...

I don't have the book in front of me, but Randy Mosher's book radical brewing, I think that's the name, has a couple of sparkling ale recipes. Never tried them though.
Forum: General Techniques 08-30-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By brewingbarrister
I would also add that Brew Like a Monk recommends...

I would also add that Brew Like a Monk recommends a cold conditioning period of a couple of weeks (I think it is that long) at lager temps (30s-40s) after primary fermentation and racking to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-28-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By brewingbarrister
Check out Denny Conn's website. He talks about...

Check out Denny Conn's website. He talks about experimenting with it and not tasting a result with the extra effort. However, other people I have heard swear it makes a difference. I have never done...
Forum: General Techniques 08-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,691
Posted By brewingbarrister
Thanks for sharing. I only use jpp pellets. It is...

Thanks for sharing. I only use jpp pellets. It is interesting to read your results. I read that Pliny the elder uses hop extract to reach the target ibu without getting too much vegetal taste.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By brewingbarrister
Sounds OK except your starter sounds a bit...

Sounds OK except your starter sounds a bit unorthodox. I think most people use light dme, myself included. Do you use a stir plate or any other method to help your starter along? I usually use a 2L...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-18-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By brewingbarrister
Thanks. That's an idea. I just liked the idea of...

Thanks. That's an idea. I just liked the idea of using the same yeast from fermentation. I know it won't really impact flavor. I'm just trying to avoid shelling out 7 bucks for another vial of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-18-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By brewingbarrister
Using washed yeast to prime belgian dark strong kosher?

Hey guys,

I have some washed yeast I saved from my Belgian dark strong that I was going to pitch at bottling to help carb the bottles since it has been in secondary for so long and then I cold...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-31-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By brewingbarrister
no krausen with robust porter

I just brewed a robust porter from brewing classic styles. I used WL001 that I washed from a previous batch and made a starter the night before. The airlock is bubbling like crazy, but I have never...
Forum: Introductions 07-30-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By brewingbarrister
Keep at it man. I have 4 AG batches under my belt...

Keep at it man. I have 4 AG batches under my belt and I can say it gets easier every time. As far as dough balls, I just stir really well and don't have any problems.
Forum: General Techniques 07-28-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By brewingbarrister
dry hopping affecting color

I brewed the pale ale recipe from "brewing classic styles" and decided to dry hop (never have before). Dry hopped in secondary for 4 days and some hops came out of the paint strainer bag. The beer...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-11-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By brewingbarrister
i didn't check consistently. I will take a...

i didn't check consistently. I will take a reading tomorrow and see what I get... Thanks.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-11-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By brewingbarrister
Never ending WL570 Fermentation

So I bought the Belgian Noel AG kit from AHS and brewed it up. Hit OG of 1.09 and pitched stepped up 2L starter of WL570. After a VERY vigorous primary fermentation for 7 days I took a SG reading...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-08-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By brewingbarrister
Nice rig. If you go to the all grain forum there...

Nice rig. If you go to the all grain forum there are some sticky threads on commonly asked questions. I batch sparge, but I just take a gravity reading after running off from my mash tun. Then I use...
Forum: Introductions 07-08-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 17
Posted By brewingbarrister
Welcome to the hobby! I'm up in Fredericksburg...

Welcome to the hobby! I'm up in Fredericksburg va. Careful, it's addicting!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-01-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By brewingbarrister
I had your exact same question today when I was...

I had your exact same question today when I was bottling a lager. I just assume it is OK but have never heard otherwise. Today I let it sit into he basement for a bit to warm up before pitching in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By brewingbarrister
I'm interested too. Trying to decode whether to...

I'm interested too. Trying to decode whether to buy a corona mill or a more expensive power crusher.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By brewingbarrister
No. You're fine. Pretty widely accepted you use a...

No. You're fine. Pretty widely accepted you use a secondary with Belgians dry hopping and high gravity beers. Hope it turns out well. Was your FG OK?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By brewingbarrister
No. You're fine. Pretty widely accepted you use a...

No. You're fine. Pretty widely accepted you use a secondary with Belgians dry hopping and high gravity beers. Hope it turns out well. Was your FG OK?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-26-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By brewingbarrister
I am going to try that Gingerbread ale idea you...

I am going to try that Gingerbread ale idea you mentioned. I am in the Richmond area and a local brewery, Hardywood, has a Gingerbread Stout that scored 100 on BeerAdvocate that is supposed to be...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By brewingbarrister
Cool. Thanks for the reassurance. I am still...

Cool. Thanks for the reassurance. I am still getting a feel for how much a few gravity points means in taste.
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