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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-03-2012, 10:29 PM
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Posted By BrookdaleBrew
I would add some sugar but the beer is already...

I would add some sugar but the beer is already pushing 9% ABV. I guess I'll just add the dregs and see what happens. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-03-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
The Dupont strain.

The Dupont strain.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-03-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Saison already at 1.002. Should I bother to add brett?

Just moved a saison over to secondary to age a bit and the gravity was at 1.002. I was thinking of adding some dregs from a few bottles of Goose Island Sofie to hopefully get some brett character....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-29-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
This actually looks really similar to a beer I...

This actually looks really similar to a beer I did not too long ago, although mine had a bit more crystal. Trust me, the partigyle will be plenty roasty (mine actually placed as a Robust Porter in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-20-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Yeah, that's kind of what I was afraid of. Oh...

Yeah, that's kind of what I was afraid of. Oh well.

Has anyone had any luck with the pH strips at AHS?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-20-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Can someone suggest a good, inexpensive pH meter?

The one at AHS (my usual store) says you can't test the mash directly. I can see it becoming frustrating having to cool portions of your mash, test, adjust, cool, test, adjust, repeat until you hit...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Any way I can save my stout?

I brewed a big stout a while ago and it's been aging in secondary for a few months. The issue is that since my water is terrible for big stouts, (something I didn't realize at the time I brewed it)...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-16-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,964
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
It's not a sour. It is brewed with brett, which...

It's not a sour. It is brewed with brett, which is a wild yeast, but you don't really get any sourness from it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,964
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
The more affordable, widely available yet still...

The more affordable, widely available yet still tasty sours are probably Lindeman's Cuvee Rene and Petrus Aged Pale. Avoid any of Lindeman's fruit lambics because they are sweetened to the point of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
I'd do some sucrose additions to dry it out, just...

I'd do some sucrose additions to dry it out, just make sure to keep the sucrose to less than 10% of the total grain bill.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,042
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
What yeast did you use, what temp did you ferment...

What yeast did you use, what temp did you ferment at and did you make an appropriate sized starter? I tend to get more green apple with british yeast when fermented a higher temps. I don't think 1...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-08-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Trade on beeradvocate.com. It'll probably cost...

Trade on beeradvocate.com. It'll probably cost you less.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,145
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
I would and did. That beer just won a second...

I would and did. That beer just won a second place ribbon in a local competition. Used a pound of Special B, a quarter pound C120 and a quarter pound pale chocolate in the grain bill.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,571
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Old Raspy really isn't what I'm going for. In my...

Old Raspy really isn't what I'm going for. In my opinion that is a thinner bodied imperial stout. Don't get me wrong, it's a great beer, just not what I'm trying to accomplish.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,571
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
I could just use instant quaker oats, right? How...

I could just use instant quaker oats, right? How much would you suggest adding to the mash?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,571
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
That is a good point. I usually mash my bigger...

That is a good point. I usually mash my bigger beers at around 150 just because when you're dealing with an OG over 1.100 you usually want the most fermentable wort possible but maybe I'll try this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,571
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Is there a secret to making a big, chewy stout?

Big stouts seem to be my white whale as far as brewing goes. I've brewed a few and none have come out like I wanted them to. I'm going to attempt to brew another one soon and I think I've got my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Glissade is deliciously subtle. I probably...

Glissade is deliciously subtle. I probably wouldn't have appreciated it early in my craft beer journey, but as my palate has evolved, I've learned to love these types of perfectly balanced,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,132
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
I entered 6 beers in a competition that was held...

I entered 6 beers in a competition that was held today. The 2 beers that I used the magic hop dust in were the only ones that placed. Just saying.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Yeah, I'm sure Mt Holly water is different....

Yeah, I'm sure Mt Holly water is different. Sorry, I know this is all probably overwhelming for a beginner, I just wanted to try to save you from making a bad batch of beer. Imperial Stout is a tough...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Unfortunately, no. Charlotte has great water for...

Unfortunately, no. Charlotte has great water for brewing so you don't need to buy spring water because it's basically the same thing that comes out of the tap. The problem is that our water is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Well, if you're using Charlotte city water, I...

Well, if you're using Charlotte city water, I suggest adding something to up the alkalinity so that your stout turns out tasting decent.

The two big stouts I've tried to brew both turned out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-25-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
Don't worry unless you start seeing something...

Don't worry unless you start seeing something similar to the stuff posted in this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/pellicle-photo-collection-174033/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
I would use some of your cooled wort to make a...

I would use some of your cooled wort to make a starter and pitch it tomorrow morning. As long as everything else is sealed up in a carboy you should be fine.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-19-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,405
Posted By BrookdaleBrew
A large majority of my fermentations are complete...

A large majority of my fermentations are complete within 7 days. The only real exception is lagers. They'll be fine.
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