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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2013, 05:05 PM
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Thanks Sweed! Bad calculations on my part. I...

Thanks Sweed! Bad calculations on my part. I think I will let her mellow in the bottle until Labor Day and see where we are at. I appreciate you sharing your experience!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2013, 04:12 PM
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Bottled today after what seemed like forever in...

Bottled today after what seemed like forever in the carboy. Final gravity was 1.020, giving it a 7.7% ABV. The 12 oz of Bourbon up the ABV by a %, so it's close to 9% - which is about where I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2013, 12:42 PM
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IMO, and from everything I've read, you don't...

IMO, and from everything I've read, you don't want to go more than a lb in a 5 gal batch.

I don't know this for sure with molasses, but when I've added honey to my brews I dilute with warm water...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2013, 06:35 PM
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Racked to secondary after 2 weeks in primary. ...

Racked to secondary after 2 weeks in primary. Added oak chips that had been soaking in the vanilla beans and bourbon. The beer smelled amazing! Talked with a friend who owns a brewery and he said...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-06-2013, 11:21 PM
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Bottling a 2 Hearted clone and brewing a Red Rye...

Bottling a 2 Hearted clone and brewing a Red Rye IPA. New recipe, 1st crack at it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 02:32 PM
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Posted By chad1776
Had to set up a blow off tube there was so much...

Had to set up a blow off tube there was so much action going on!

I'll ditch the vanilla beans - it's to flavor the bourbon with vanilla. The chips in the secondary will give it a toastiness and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 12:23 PM
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Posted By chad1776
Took me a while but I brewed up this kit as-is...

Took me a while but I brewed up this kit as-is last week. It was actually my second brew and I did my third (a Russian Imperial Stout with bourbon vanilla molasses and brown sugar) yesterday. I'll...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2013, 12:11 PM
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I brewed yesterday - it was the Jasper's Ghosts...

I brewed yesterday - it was the Jasper's Ghosts of Bardstown Bourbon Vanilla Stout. Boiled 1 lb of Blackstrap Molasses in addition for the full 60 min and added 1 lb of brown sugar with 5 minutes to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 12:07 PM
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I brewed yesterday - it was the Jasper's Ghosts...

I brewed yesterday - it was the Jasper's Ghosts of Bardstown Bourbon Vanilla Stout. Boiled 1 lb of Blackstrap Molasses for the full 60 min and added 1 lb of brown sugar with 5 minutes to go. This is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-17-2013, 05:58 PM
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Brewed a Bell's Two-Hearted Ale clone yesterday....

Brewed a Bell's Two-Hearted Ale clone yesterday. Based off Northern Brewer's Dead Ringer kit - but purchased my own ingredients. Upped the hop schedule to be an oz at 60/40/20/10 and at flame out....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2013, 04:58 PM
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Posted By chad1776
BrewerinBR - I appreciate your help and...

BrewerinBR - I appreciate your help and experience. I definitely will go with the molasses in the boil. The recipe calls for 4 oz of priming (corn) sugar. Would you still prime with equal amount...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2013, 02:55 PM
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Posted By chad1776
Brown Sugar and Molasses in Stout?

I'm getting ready to brew a Vanilla Bourbon Russian Imperial Stout and want to get that molasses/brown sugar taste as well as up the ABV.

I've seen recipes with either or in it, but never one with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-10-2013, 08:34 PM
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Posted By chad1776
Bourbon Vanilla Stout Feedback Wanted

I'm brewing this in 3 weeks and wanting feedback before I brew please and thank you! This is my second brew and my first crack and modifying a kit.

The basic kit is the Jasper's Ghosts of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2013, 02:21 PM
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Posted By chad1776
Thanks everyone. I think I'll go with the recipe...

Thanks everyone. I think I'll go with the recipe as-is. I'm impatient and I want to do every kind of beer I like right now, but I'm getting into this long haul, so I can wait and do a RIS with some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2013, 06:11 PM
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Posted By chad1776
Black IPA Recipe Feedback

First time brewer here. Brewing with a buddy in a couple weeks and using the Jasper's Buxbaum Bixby O'Bray kit, but want to make it my own with some of my own tastes. Here is what I'm thinking -...
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