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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ABrewingApe
Nah, for a seaweed ale you want to get some kombu...

Nah, for a seaweed ale you want to get some kombu for soup--serious kelp action! Gonna have to try that now. Thanks for taking this one for the team, komomos--now we know that not even 2 oz of Irish...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By ABrewingApe
As far as book recommendations go, I...

As far as book recommendations go, I wholeheartedly recommend Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers (http://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Herbal-Healing-Beers-Fermentation/dp/0937381667) by Stephen Buhner. There's...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-26-2013, 04:01 PM
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Posted By ABrewingApe
Sounds like a plan to me, but fenugreek...eugh....

Sounds like a plan to me, but fenugreek...eugh. To me it smells more musky--which is to say footy and armpitty--than maple-y. Might work out anyway, though. Have you considered adding some rye? Seems...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By ABrewingApe
The yeast has been using that week to eat your...

The yeast has been using that week to eat your priming sugar and reproduce, so more yeastiness isn't a surprise. Give it time to finish up, settle to the bottom of the bottle, and pour carefully into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By ABrewingApe
Totally fine. You can either whip out actual...

Totally fine. You can either whip out actual measuring equipment and check the gravity of the wort compared to your original gravity (if you took one), and then check it again in a few days to see if...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-26-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,163
Posted By ABrewingApe
Another member of the Leave the Labels club. If...

Another member of the Leave the Labels club. If they soak off in the Star San, great, if not, great. It's kind of funny to drink a cascadian dark ale out of a hefeweizen bottle.

Every couple of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By ABrewingApe
The sugars in fruit, dosed with yeast that like...

The sugars in fruit, dosed with yeast that like that sort of thing, tend to ferment fast and get the ABV up to a preservative level quicker than the sugars in wort. At least that's my experience.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-26-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,001
Posted By ABrewingApe
I like gruit in summer. All the herbs to make it...

I like gruit in summer. All the herbs to make it are great in the spring: I've got yarrow and mugwort and mint going bat**** in the garden right now. It's refreshingly bitter, light in texture, and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,953
Posted By ABrewingApe
I'm talking about many specific individual people...

I'm talking about many specific individual people relating that they do it, have done it, and would recommend it. I'm not talking about some imaginary land of hypothetical bookbrews. Champagne yeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,953
Posted By ABrewingApe
It isn't, though. It really, really isn't. There...

It isn't, though. It really, really isn't. There are things in wort that champagne yeast can and will ferment. It's not an unusual thing to pop some into a big beer for a secondary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,953
Posted By ABrewingApe
I've used champagne yeast. It makes for a very...

I've used champagne yeast. It makes for a very quick ferment and a fairly sweet end result, because the yeast strain is better able to digest fruit sugars (fructose, sucrose, and glucose) and not so...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By ABrewingApe
I dump mine into the fermenter through a wire...

I dump mine into the fermenter through a wire strainer. Gets out the big chunks and leaves the particulates in, plus provides a little aeration. No problems here.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,795
Posted By ABrewingApe
All-grain can be worth it or not; depends what...

All-grain can be worth it or not; depends what you're going for. Me, I consider a by-the-book mash to be one of the least interesting and most finicky parts of brewing, so I save it for specialty...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By ABrewingApe
I'd rather have the chocolate added as chocolate,...

I'd rather have the chocolate added as chocolate, personally. And used in a beer with a polyspice hop--allspice, ginger, that sort of thing. Now THAT'S a stout I'd go through. Or a barleywine.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By ABrewingApe
I think just figuring this is how you do would be...

I think just figuring this is how you do would be more useful. It's interesting to know what your beer tastes like young, no harm in that. Makes the later bottles taste better when you have a clear...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,216
Posted By ABrewingApe
Every summer there's a plague of billboards for...

Every summer there's a plague of billboards for COLD-FILTERED this and FROST-BREWED whatever, and it just makes me laugh. If you don't know that lager is brewed cold already, doubleplusfrosticecold...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By ABrewingApe
I'd be keen on a minty hop or a more explicitly...

I'd be keen on a minty hop or a more explicitly floral hop--like nasturtium or geranium.

On the never-never list: chocolate and banana.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,216
Posted By ABrewingApe
I'd figure "filler" would be the rice and corn...

I'd figure "filler" would be the rice and corn and so-on. And I don't believe for a second that it's been taken out.

Who knows, maybe they've taken out all the barley?
Forum: Mead Forum 04-29-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,500
Posted By ABrewingApe
Made some! I don't bottle it, I just pour it out...

Made some! I don't bottle it, I just pour it out of the fermenter--a one-gallon glass jug. That way some lucky people get the raisins. A fizzy sima raisin is a joy forever.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,436
Posted By ABrewingApe
Have you considered using actual pine as well, or...

Have you considered using actual pine as well, or are you keen to get the flavor from just hops?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,716
Posted By ABrewingApe
I love me some Monk's Blood in a can, but it's...

I love me some Monk's Blood in a can, but it's definitely a winter beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,666
Posted By ABrewingApe
I'd definitely let it come up unless you live in...

I'd definitely let it come up unless you live in one of those "dry" places one hears about and homebrewing really IS the easiest way to have hooch on hand.

In places where that's not the case,...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-19-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By ABrewingApe
Pine needles will make the soil a little more...

Pine needles will make the soil a little more acidic, but no hop that I've ever met seems to mind that--my soil is fairly tart too, being in large part pine mulch, and my Saaz and Cascade do juuuust...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,416
Posted By ABrewingApe
Elysian Brewing, no doubt. Partially because...

Elysian Brewing, no doubt.

Partially because they do pretty much every style, but mostly because they're my own personal Jesus of pumpkin beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-19-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By ABrewingApe
I googled "dried yarrow" and what do you know: it...

I googled "dried yarrow" and what do you know: it even comes in organic (http://www.breworganic.com/organicdriedyarrow1oz.aspx).

Edit: looks like that's out of stock at the mo', though, so there's...
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