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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-01-2007, 12:09 AM
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Posted By distrex
Just wondering what you think

I have been kinda just randomly trying different specialty grains and such in my beers to see how they come out and was wondering what you guys thought of something like this:

5 gallons

7Lbs...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-26-2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,812
Posted By distrex
Brew in a bag.

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4650
I stumbled on this a couple days ago and it seems like it might be worth it, especially to just get my foot into all grain. I was just...
Forum: General Techniques 04-21-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By distrex
Thanks alot guys, i'm gunna go ahead and pic up...

Thanks alot guys, i'm gunna go ahead and pic up Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles. Seems like it'll be a good read. Are the text books you guys were talking...
Forum: General Techniques 04-19-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By distrex
Great Books

I have read both the complete joy of home brewing and how to brew and was just wondering if anyone knew of any other good books that are a little more than introduction books. They were both very...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-09-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By distrex
Yay! Finally tasted my first kegged beer

Today is a great day. I just got my CO2 bottle charged and hooked up my very first keg and tasted my first recipe and my first own kegged beer. What can make the day better? Gotta start on my next...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-18-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By distrex
You could just use any apple juice that they have...

You could just use any apple juice that they have there that is good. 100% juice or concentrate.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By distrex
Nope, that is just the pressure in the carboy...

Nope, that is just the pressure in the carboy building up do to the CO2 the yeast are making. You should be good
Forum: Virginia HomeBrew Forum 02-16-2007, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By distrex
To bad sounds like it would have been a blast.

To bad sounds like it would have been a blast.
Forum: Virginia HomeBrew Forum 02-15-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By distrex
Local MicroBrew

I've been itching to find out how some other homebrewers beers are coming out, and the best way i figured, aside from finding a local person is a little microbrewery. I was just wondering if anyone...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By distrex
Sugar and water

This is probably a stupid questiong but has anyone ever fermented just sugar and water? What would it taste like?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-13-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By distrex
That sounds like it would be really good. I'll...

That sounds like it would be really good. I'll give that a try here some time. Could you taste much of the malt extract in there?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-11-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,657
Posted By distrex
That's all good to know. So it seems like you...

That's all good to know. So it seems like you need to use a decent amount of it to get a decent amount of flavor from it. Would it be better to maybe added to the secondary fermentation or maybe...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-11-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By distrex
Would adding a bit more sugar bump up the alcohol...

Would adding a bit more sugar bump up the alcohol some or would that kinda ruine that flavor?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-11-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,019
Views: 276,873
Posted By distrex
Got a fresh new gallon going right now Thread...

Got a fresh new gallon going right now
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Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-11-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By distrex
Good to know that you had good luck with it. My...

Good to know that you had good luck with it. My SWMBO loves wine, but doesn't like beer to much. She has been kinda doubtful that i could make a good wine out of some concentrate and sugar but i...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-11-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By distrex
First wine just started

Hey everyone i just put my very first wine into the primary :ban: , just waiting to start adding yeast now. I followed yooper chicks recipe from welches grape juice, but instead of just straight...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By distrex
I'm using a little electric stove in my apartment...

I'm using a little electric stove in my apartment so i don't have to much room to work with. The only reason it boiled over cause the pot was to little. I just dumped it into a pot about twice as...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By distrex
Lol. Good to know i'm not the only one out there...

Lol. Good to know i'm not the only one out there getting wort all over the place
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By distrex
That's a good idea, didn't even think of that. I...

That's a good idea, didn't even think of that. I just kinda went "oh sh!t!" Watched it spill over and turned off the heat.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By distrex
First lesson learned

Well i just learned one of my first lessons when actually brewing your own beer not from a kit. When you add your bittering hops in the wort boils up, alot. Oh P.S. for those of you who don't know...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-10-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,657
Posted By distrex
Since it's so strong would it be smart to just...

Since it's so strong would it be smart to just use a bit of it and pair it with something else, maybe brown sugar or just a bit more DME?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-09-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,657
Posted By distrex
maple syrup

Has anyone ever tried using pure maple syrup in one of their brews. I was thinking of trying a little bit of it in my next brew to just kinda mix things up and keep experimenting.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,483
Posted By distrex
Thanks a bunch yooper chick, I see about giving...

Thanks a bunch yooper chick, I see about giving that recipe a go.
bitteral, thanks for that. I didn't know that there were some recipes like that towards the end. Those seem like some pretty good...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,483
Posted By distrex
lefteye, I'll be moving on to all grain here some...

lefteye, I'll be moving on to all grain here some time soon but for a bit i'd like to get to know a little bit more of the easy stuff and kinda get a good footing before i get all the way in. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,483
Posted By distrex
I have begun to read the howtobrew.com ebook and...

I have begun to read the howtobrew.com ebook and there has been alot of good information in there so far, very good read. I've also bought a book online a little bit ago and it should be here...
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