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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By RainyDay
Soaking Coffee Beans in Bourbon

Word, thanks! Im guessing you cracked the beans as normal before soaking?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By RainyDay
Soaking Coffee Beans in Bourbon

I have a stout that I brewed last weekend to which that I'll be adding bourbon and coffee beans (full disclosure, it's a chocolate coffee oatmeal stout with vanilla beans and bourbon - Elijah Craig...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By RainyDay
Moving the carboy can cause the airlock bubbles....

Moving the carboy can cause the airlock bubbles. Constant gravity over a few days is the best way to tell, but after a couple weeks (in an average brew at an average temp) it's done fermenting as...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,606
Posted By RainyDay
Rainier, then PBR. Truth be told, while they are...

Rainier, then PBR. Truth be told, while they are consumed infrequently (camping, gigs, et al), I'm never disappointed...


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-15-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 10,741
Posted By RainyDay
Ooh, im in. Sent from my iPhone using...

Ooh, im in.


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-07-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By RainyDay
Ive added wine a couple times. First to a CDA...

Ive added wine a couple times. First to a CDA (with Kolsch yeast). I soaked oak chips in cab sauv for a couple weeks; probably an ounce of chips and 4-8oz of wine. Subtle, but nice. Ive also added...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By RainyDay
Boiled (and cooled) water :) Sent from my...

Boiled (and cooled) water :)


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By RainyDay
When I use dry yeast, Ill typically hydrate it...

When I use dry yeast, Ill typically hydrate it with sanitized water (just a little) for about 20-30 minutes before pitching; it normally helps fermentation start quicker. That's some I started doing...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By RainyDay
Still working on this one. Im currently at 1.060...

Still working on this one. Im currently at 1.060 and 14.44% abv, but it's not moving. I seem to recall the temp dropping too low in the mash and instead of adding more water (didnt want to have to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-11-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,848
Posted By RainyDay
I think most homebrewers fall into two...

I think most homebrewers fall into two categories: Scientists or artists (I will concede that there is middle ground...). Im definitely the artist type. I have a good enough feel for it that I rarely...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By RainyDay
I dont make a hoppy beer without it. I also use...

I dont make a hoppy beer without it. I also use it when I add vanilla bean and the like to the secondary; anything that would add "deposits" that need help settling out.


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-06-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By RainyDay
Im drinking one right now. As others have said,...

Im drinking one right now. As others have said, more rye and less hop flavor over last year's brew. Good, but I would enjoy the hop character from last year (with the current year's rye character). ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-06-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By RainyDay
Ive had 5 gallon batches in a 7 gallon carboy...

Ive had 5 gallon batches in a 7 gallon carboy that needed a blowoff tube. Most batches are fine, but Id rather my closet only have beer in carboys and bottles, not anywhere else :)


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By RainyDay
About 3.5 weeks ago, I re-pitched a 4l starter...

About 3.5 weeks ago, I re-pitched a 4l starter and added 4oz of simple syrup to get the team going. Good fermentation at first, but now it's still going. When I say still going, I dont mean airlock...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By RainyDay
Well bless you for doing it. Im on a mobile...

Well bless you for doing it. Im on a mobile device and am admittedly feeling too lazy right now to do that leg work :) Plus Fringe is on, so yeah...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By RainyDay
day_trippr, that's the chart that came to mind....

day_trippr, that's the chart that came to mind. It paints a very good picture, and it's helpful to see it in a chart.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By RainyDay
Bourbon and vanilla go great together (bourbon...

Bourbon and vanilla go great together (bourbon has vanilla character from vanillin anyway). Chocolate and vanilla go great together. So the 3 together are great to my palette. Cocoa powder will work...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By RainyDay
Google (or Bing) "hop utilization chart", it'll...

Google (or Bing) "hop utilization chart", it'll show you what, out of bitterness/flavor/and aroma, will be most accentuated during the boil. It blew my mind and changed the way I brew. Basically, the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By RainyDay
If it has a spout and you have the fittings and...

If it has a spout and you have the fittings and right size tubing, then why not.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By RainyDay
Just dump em in! 7-14 days in most common, I do...

Just dump em in! 7-14 days in most common, I do 14. No bags. I do filter through a couple 1 gallon paint strainer bags (sanitized) when transferring to the bottling bucket. I also use gelatin 4 days...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By RainyDay
It wont be the same, but those 3 you listed are 3...

It wont be the same, but those 3 you listed are 3 of my favorites, Id say go for it. I would consider adding more hops toward the end of the boil, 20min and under, for a little extra flavor, not that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-01-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By RainyDay
Keg now. Im in the area, Ill help you finish it...

Keg now. Im in the area, Ill help you finish it so you dont have the burden of taking it that far :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-28-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By RainyDay
Sorry, I said amber, but Id do the same amount...

Sorry, I said amber, but Id do the same amount for an Irish Red.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-28-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By RainyDay
A good starting place would be a half ounce to an...

A good starting place would be a half ounce to an ounce of oak chips and 4oz of bourbon. If you want less oak, boil the chips for a minute or 2 before soaking in bourbon. If you want more oak flavor...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-24-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By RainyDay
I dont have a link handy, but google (or bing...)...

I dont have a link handy, but google (or bing...) 'priming calculator'. I use Rooftop Brew's, but they're all similar. They'll give an accurate amount based on how carbed you want it.
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