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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2013, 01:21 PM
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Posted By tbrown4
Been a while since I've checked in. The Galaxy,...

Been a while since I've checked in. The Galaxy, Citra and Sorachic Sce IPA went real quick. Was very popular with my buddies. I'm now on my third variation of the IPA, with the 5 spread out hop...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-02-2013, 01:05 PM
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Posted By tbrown4
Wanted to check in here. I ended splitting this...

Wanted to check in here. I ended splitting this batch for secondary. 2.5 gallons sat on 2 oz. cacao and 2.5 gallons sat on three vanilla beans. Both sat in secondary for 9 or 10 days. About a week in...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-07-2013, 12:20 AM
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Posted By tbrown4
I haven't done the cacao treatment yet.

I haven't done the cacao treatment yet.
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-06-2013, 10:42 PM
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Posted By tbrown4
So this one has been sitting at 1.020 for about...

So this one has been sitting at 1.020 for about two weeks. Im assuming its not gonna drop any more. I was expecting it to drop a little more.

Tasted about right. Decent body. Not overly sweet....
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-10-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By tbrown4
Ok. I will not increase the cacao nibs. Thanks...

Ok. I will not increase the cacao nibs. Thanks for the input, all!
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-10-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By tbrown4
looneybomber....thank you! this is exactly what I...

looneybomber....thank you! this is exactly what I was looking to do. Went to the LHBS this afternoon to get some random supplies for brewing this weekend and grabbed a few packages of EC-1118. Much...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-04-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By tbrown4
Ive done a vanilla treatment for secondary...

Ive done a vanilla treatment for secondary before, split, scraped, vodka'd.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By tbrown4
Thanks for the input! Another thought I had...

Thanks for the input!

Another thought I had was to split the batch...which I seem to do a lot of as I learn this hobby. Take some of it and sub in vanilla bean instead of cacao nibs. Maybe do a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-03-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By tbrown4
Chocolate Milk Stout - NB Kit

Got this kit today and will probably be brewing in the next 7-10 days. Here's the basic recipe:

Size: 5.00*gal

Original Gravity: 1.054
Terminal Gravity: 1.013
Color: 23.79 (30.0 - 40.0)...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-11-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By tbrown4
Checking in, it's been some time. This stout...

Checking in, it's been some time. This stout ended up sitting in secondary for quite some time before bottling. Now it's been bottled about a month or so. Sadly, it doesn't seem to have carbonated at...
Forum: General Techniques 09-25-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By tbrown4
I just use a very large stock pot to boil for a...

I just use a very large stock pot to boil for a 1L starter, starting with 1.3L and ~108-110g DME. Keeping a squirt bottle handy and my hand on the burner control. Let it cool a bit after a 10 min...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-23-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By tbrown4
I've always steeped in the boil kettle. But I'm...

I've always steeped in the boil kettle. But I'm getting give this a try. Thanks for the suggestion!
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-23-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,533
Posted By tbrown4
Just trolling through this morning. Somewhat new...

Just trolling through this morning. Somewhat new to this hobby. Got seven batches done....5 original recipes....and I've had the question for a while. I was under the impression that dextrine...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-15-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By tbrown4
I enjoy the impressions that are left from the...

I enjoy the impressions that are left from the honey. unless I'm imagining things here.

If I use Brett at all it will be very small portion of the batch that will sit for a long. maybe a gallon...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-14-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By tbrown4
definitely in a good way. It's not overwhelming....

definitely in a good way. It's not overwhelming. I like that flavor in this style beer.

my wife actually suggested me doing a chocolate beer with this yeast to see if I could somehow pull out that...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-13-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By tbrown4
Its got banana flavor for sure.

Its got banana flavor for sure.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-13-2012, 09:59 AM
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Posted By tbrown4
Reading a bit more, I'm thinking of doing the...

Reading a bit more, I'm thinking of doing the Brett brux addition immediately prior to bottling. I'm thinking this should work, right?
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-11-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By tbrown4
This is a much tweaked version of this brew:...

This is a much tweaked version of this brew: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f37/saison-honey-original-recipe-seeking-feedback-339821/

Questions for which I am seeking answers:

1. Should I reduce...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-08-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By tbrown4
Soaked 1 oz oak chips in 180ml of.bourbon. gonna...

Soaked 1 oz oak chips in 180ml of.bourbon. gonna let it sit for a few weeks, then in to half of this batch for secondary.
Forum: General Techniques 09-07-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,432
Posted By tbrown4
Was this for a 5 gallon batch? Halving these...

Was this for a 5 gallon batch? Halving these numbers for 2.5 gallons.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-05-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By tbrown4
Gonna brew again this weekend or next. Wanna get...

Gonna brew again this weekend or next. Wanna get in two more batches this month. I slacked in August.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-04-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By tbrown4
She's chugging along quite nicely this morning.

She's chugging along quite nicely this morning.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-03-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By tbrown4
Brew day went well. Upped the Chinook to 1.5 oz,...

Brew day went well. Upped the Chinook to 1.5 oz, and moved the Willamette to 5mins. Everything else stayed the same. Looks, smells (and tastes) great:)
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-01-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By tbrown4
Ok cool. Thanks for the input.

Ok cool. Thanks for the input.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-01-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By tbrown4
Brewing this on Monday. Should I up the dextrine...

Brewing this on Monday. Should I up the dextrine to more than 0.5#? Or is that enough to give decent body and head retention?
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