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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-01-2014, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Crayfish
I am assuming you have already used the barrel...

I am assuming you have already used the barrel for other brews, right? On the chance it is a fresh barrel, I would throw something dark and heavy in there. If it a cashed barrel that you are...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-01-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Crayfish
Thanks for the replies. Yes, a keg of top off...

Thanks for the replies. Yes, a keg of top off beer is a good idea.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-31-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Crayfish
I have another question regarding this project. ...

I have another question regarding this project. There has been some expected evaporation and I would like to top this off. Does anyone see a problem with making a simple 1-2 gallon 100% extract...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-02-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Crayfish
Thanks for the feedback Coff. I pitched 2 ECY20...

Thanks for the feedback Coff. I pitched 2 ECY20 bottles and some older Roselare (just over six months). Yes, it was boozy from the apple brandy and not by recipe design. I tasted it again while...
Forum: General Techniques 01-02-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Crayfish
I am by no means an expert but have used a 5...

I am by no means an expert but have used a 5 gallon rum barrel and 30 gallon brandy barrel before and can relate what I did.

For the 5 gallon barrel, I added about half a gallon of boiling water...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-28-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Crayfish
We filled the barrel and let it sit for a few...

We filled the barrel and let it sit for a few months. I checked in it yesterday and have a couple if concerns. It is very boozy and there is a slight white film on top. No wild yeast or bugs have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-27-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 388
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Posted By Crayfish
I brewed this with a few mods including aging in...

I brewed this with a few mods including aging in a rum barrel. I racked onto 5 lbs fozen/thawed bananas. Since my rum character was to come from the barrel, I added about a quarter cup of vodka/1.5...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-21-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Crayfish
Be careful not to but the 4.5" ones on Amazon. ...

Be careful not to but the 4.5" ones on Amazon. They are great for secondaries in buckets. However, they are too wide to fit into Cornys.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-20-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Crayfish
Thanks for the reply. I thought it would...

Thanks for the reply. I thought it would probably be A-OK but it's good to hear that someone else has done it
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-16-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,478
Posted By Crayfish
Very cool. I love guava. Was it at all...

Very cool. I love guava. Was it at all astringent from the seeds?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-16-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Crayfish
Reboozing a barrel?

I have a 5 gallon rum barrel that I have already aged 2 beers in. Most of the spirit character is gone. Is it possible to add a bottle of another spirit, swish it around, and let it sit for a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-30-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,506
Posted By Crayfish
Would oxygenation be a concern with this? I...

Would oxygenation be a concern with this? I guess a vigorous reactivity on of fermentation would expel any oxygen but I am wondering since I considered doing the same thing with a beer I have going....
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-04-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Crayfish
Thanks for the feedback sweetcell. Yes, we...

Thanks for the feedback sweetcell. Yes, we figured that we would be aging a lot of this on various fruit over time so a golden ale would allow for that character to shine through better than an Oud...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-03-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Crayfish
We decided that we would like to put a golden ale...

We decided that we would like to put a golden ale in the barrel. All of us are relatively new to making our own all grain recipes. We took a collective stab at it and came up with this. Does...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-25-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Crayfish
Thanks again for the input berebrando. I am...

Thanks again for the input berebrando. I am meeting up with the others tomorrow to discuss what exactly we want to brew and the profile we are ultimately seeking. Its good to know we can start our...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-19-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Crayfish
Thanks berebrando, we really appreciate the...

Thanks berebrando, we really appreciate the input. It sounds like you have a fantastic barrel going there.

My unstinct tells me that the barrel is probably good to go. The more I think about it,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-17-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Crayfish
Apple Brandy Barrel Project

A few friends and I have just acquired a 30 gallon apple brandy barrel with the intent of filling it with some sort of sour base beer. We bought the barrel from John at http://www.barrelbroker.com/...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Crayfish
Quick update. The beer went through primary for...

Quick update. The beer went through primary for about 2 weeks then into the barrel. I pulled a sample after 2 days to see where it was at (the barrel was used only once) and it was hot. I let it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-08-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 33,899
Posted By Crayfish
Good to hear. I will definitely stop by when you...

Good to hear. I will definitely stop by when you are up and running.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-06-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By Crayfish
Thanks for the answers. Does the threat of...

Thanks for the answers. Does the threat of acetobacter apply to barrels that previously stored booze? If there is booze left in the barrel after emptying, is it safe to store without further...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-31-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By Crayfish
Everyone mentions the threat of acetobacter and I...

Everyone mentions the threat of acetobacter and I am wondering how long a barrel can sit after being drained of wine. I can get a used barrel that was emptied a few months ago. Is that too old? Is...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-30-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,956
Posted By Crayfish
Very informative thread. Thanks. I am thinking...

Very informative thread. Thanks. I am thinking of pulling the trigger on a used 59 gallon wine barrel (cabernet sauvignon). It has been empty for 3 months. I will have to go and inspect but this...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-09-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,685
Posted By Crayfish
Thanks for taking the time to do this and...

Thanks for taking the time to do this and meticuluosly write up the results. This was an interesting read.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-08-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By Crayfish
Last minute pale ale with leftovers

How does this recipe look?
11 lb 2 Row
6 oz Honey malt
8 oz Crystal 40
6 oz acid malt

Hops

Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Amarillo 9.5% 1.000 oz Boil 60.000 min Pellet 29.9
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-06-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Crayfish
Recipe is below. Sorry of it is jumbled. I...

Recipe is below. Sorry of it is jumbled. I created this in brewtarget and am unware of an easy text export. I copied the print preview. The recipe i based it off of is from someone on the board. ...
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