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Forum: Mead Forum 12-19-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By Llysse
Sorry it took me so long! To me, The Stark Raven...

Sorry it took me so long! To me, The Stark Raven Mead now tastes very much like a holiday beverage: warming, with vanilla and toasted marshmallow notes, and just slightly sweet. It's nice to sip in...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-03-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 26,520
Posted By Llysse
We are opening another bottle of this tonight....

We are opening another bottle of this tonight. It's been nearly three years. We'll update later as to how it's progressing.
Forum: Mead Forum 04-11-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 26,520
Posted By Llysse
Well, it turned out a lot better than we...

Well, it turned out a lot better than we expected, given our initial impressions of cough syprup or alcoholic Dr. Pepper!

It's actually pretty durn good. I liked the level of sweetness......
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-24-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Llysse
You can see a few pictures in this other blog...

You can see a few pictures in this other blog post (unrelated to beer):

http://blog.mypetchicken.com/2012/02/27/older-hens-kenny-rogers-and-long-term-flock-management/

Since you do keep...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-23-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Llysse
Thanks! We have Easter Eggers and real Wheaten...

Thanks! We have Easter Eggers and real Wheaten Ameraucanas, too--beautiful green or blue eggs for the EEs, and blue only for the Wheatens.

The hen pictured eating the spent grains is a Speckled...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-23-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Llysse
From machinelf's wife: We have a different...

From machinelf's wife:

We have a different bread machine recipe for spent gran bread we posted somewhere a while ago. It is good, but we like this one far better. This new recipe doesn't require a...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 01-27-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Llysse
Wow--those pictures look terrific (and so does...

Wow--those pictures look terrific (and so does your bread, YUM!). Tomorrow I'm making a stew version, and I can hardly wait. (I keep thinking how wonderful the kitchen will smell tomorrow...)

I...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 01-26-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Llysse
That's funny--I did the exact same thing!

That's funny--I did the exact same thing!
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 01-26-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Llysse
Oh, my--that looks delicious! You may want to...

Oh, my--that looks delicious! You may want to throw in a piece of sweet potato or two with the roast. The reason I say that is just because the sweet potatoes cooked in the yummy stout sauce was one...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 01-24-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Llysse
Let us know how you like the recipe! :mug:

Let us know how you like the recipe!
:mug:
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 01-22-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Llysse
Irish roast beef with stout au jus

This will kick your ass with flavor, and it's so easy to make! Also, it's a good excuse to make Two Rooks' Sweet Blackbird Stout (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/sweet-blackbird-stout-219759/).
...
Forum: Stout 01-22-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,069
Posted By Llysse
Sweet Blackbird Stout

Two Rooks' Sweet Blackbird Stout

Style: Sweet Stout
Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Ingredients


5 lbs Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) 48.78 %
2 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) 19.51 %
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-18-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By Llysse
I think some (all?) wine yeasts won't ferment...

I think some (all?) wine yeasts won't ferment maltotriose... so I suppose that could leave a little body if your beer was mashed high and heavy in less fermentable sugars. But if you mashed high,...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 12-10-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By Llysse
Very clever! I agree with Jetzer: love the sketch.

Very clever! I agree with Jetzer: love the sketch.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-05-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Llysse
I think it's called silkscreening. Another way to...

I think it's called silkscreening. Another way to do it is called "applied ceramic coating." No idea if this would be too pricey for homebrewers. I'd probably try out some sort of acid etching...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 11-20-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Llysse
Those are awesome! (machinelf posting from...

Those are awesome!

(machinelf posting from wife's account, oops...)
Forum: Hops Growing 07-01-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 50,734
Posted By Llysse
Magnum--first bud: ...

Magnum--first bud:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4752495893_f56790d8fb.jpg

:mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-20-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,251
Posted By Llysse
I should just followup here with a post to say...

I should just followup here with a post to say that the replacement stirplate is fabulous, and works just fine. (Shipping was fast, too!). Highly recommended, and thanks again.

:mug:
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-19-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By Llysse
I always love his font choices, too; he is...

I always love his font choices, too; he is amazing with display typography.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,255
Posted By Llysse
We might be the only people in the world who...

We might be the only people in the world who started out kegging and then later went to bottling. Truth is, we just prefer bottling because it's easy to keep many many many different brews that way....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-04-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By Llysse
Depends on the temperatures at which you're...

Depends on the temperatures at which you're conditioning as to precisely how long it will take... but a week is too early, for sure. We use DME for priming, and it seems to take about 3 weeks to get...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-30-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,213
Posted By Llysse
With this one, the crystal added nice caramel...

With this one, the crystal added nice caramel notes, and the Victory came through very strongly so there was an incredible toastiness, not only to the crust but even to the spongy center. I'm sure it...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-30-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,213
Posted By Llysse
Two Rooks' Spent Grain Bread

Two Rooks' Spent Grain Bread
(for 1.5 pound loaf)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4652839120_fd1043e854_m.jpg



1 c room temperature water (be sure to adjust the amount as necessary,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By Llysse
Chlorophenols can give a plastic-y off taste....

Chlorophenols can give a plastic-y off taste. Those can come from chlorine or chloramine in the brewing water, or sometimes if you have sanitized with bleach but didn't get it all rinsed off.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 05-13-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By Llysse
Glad you like it. :) Both chess and birds have...

Glad you like it. :) Both chess and birds have some significance to us, so we thought "Two Rooks" fit well. A lot of the names we are using for our beverages refer to one or the other. For example:
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