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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-06-2014, 05:14 AM
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Executive Chef.....went to school for Computer...

Executive Chef.....went to school for Computer Engineering.


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-11-2013, 07:45 PM
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6 gallon batch of imperial breakfast stout. ...

6 gallon batch of imperial breakfast stout. Brewed with oatmeal cayenne cocoa nibs molasses cold-brewed coffee and maple syrup. Sitting in secondary for 5 weeks now on oak and buffalo trace...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-28-2013, 04:31 PM
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Views: 1,470
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I have a 5 g batch imperial stout with and OG of...

I have a 5 g batch imperial stout with and OG of 1.111. I put it into two fermenters and shook the hell out if each. I also strained from the boil pot from a few feet high through the strainer to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By penabrewchef
An airlock is in no way a reliable way to tell...

An airlock is in no way a reliable way to tell whether fermentation is occurring. It is a tool used to let gas escape(if necessary). While preventing other bugs and such from entering your beer. If...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-19-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By penabrewchef
Who loves big beers?

I love big complex brews, so I am trying my first RIS. It's a big breakfast stout that started at 1.111 OG. 11 # lme. 2.2# molasses and 3.5 oz cluster hops at 60 mins. .5 oz fuggles. .5 oz...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-17-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By penabrewchef
Already got my imperial breakfast stout going. ...

Already got my imperial breakfast stout going. About 13% ABV. And everything from coffee to cocoa to cayenne in that bad boy.
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-15-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,669
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This will be my third batch. First was a strong...

This will be my third batch. First was a strong scotch ale 7% ABV. Turned out great. Second was an imperial oatmeal stout with cinnamon and bourbon soaked oak. It's 12% about to bottle it. Tastes...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-14-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,669
Posted By penabrewchef
Double Ipa recipes?

I am looking to brew a double Ipa that I want to dry hop with simcoe and armadillo. Then finish with blood orange syrup and orange zest. Any ideas or recipes how to approach this would be...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-10-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By penabrewchef
Alright, let that beer ferment for two week in...

Alright, let that beer ferment for two week in primary, no change in final gravity. Went from 1.075 to 1.015 or so. Racked to the secondary for two weeks with the bourbon soaked chips. It's been...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By penabrewchef
Plastic water jugs as fermenters?

I have a spare 5 gallon water jug that I was thinking of using as a fermenter. I'm pretty sure I can use it as a primary, but am concerned about ixidation when using long term as a secondary; i.e....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-06-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By penabrewchef
Got some dfh 120 Fw sucaba, or Avery...

Got some dfh 120 Fw sucaba, or Avery Mephistopheles or the beast. Also plenty of local Texas beers like jester king.
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-05-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By penabrewchef
That was my thinking two fermenters means less...

That was my thinking two fermenters means less spilt beer. Plus with the huge og of 1.95 I am aiming for. The nutrients from the kreusen could help prevent stuck fermentation if I can't aerate the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-05-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By penabrewchef
RIS blowoff or two fermenters?

I am planning in brewing an RIS and only have a 6.5 gallon fermenting bucket and a 5 gallon carboy. Anticipating a huge kreusen I plan to do a 5.5 g batch. Splitting half to the bucket and the...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 04-05-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,816
Posted By penabrewchef
IF you want cheap belly to practice your process...

IF you want cheap belly to practice your process on or try different flavors, a Chinese market cannot be beat. Often as low as 1.50 a lb. I often get the slab with the skin on so I can make...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-05-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By penabrewchef
Definitely hit the Jester King brewery your on...

Definitely hit the Jester King brewery your on Saturdays. They make some killer unique beers.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By penabrewchef
My cellar is a bucket in a dark and cool closet. ...

My cellar is a bucket in a dark and cool closet. That's the closest thing to a cellar you get in Texas.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-03-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By penabrewchef
Popped one bottle after 8 days. Small hiss no...

Popped one bottle after 8 days. Small hiss no gushing, very small 1/4 " head. Still needs to carb up a bit but it definitely tastes great. Overall, damn I made good beer. Imperial red with a nice...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-02-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,054
Posted By penabrewchef
I was actually embarrassed by a purchase my wife...

I was actually embarrassed by a purchase my wife made. I came home to find a sixer of pink Bacardi wine coolers in the fridge. And I seriously got worried that someone would see them and put them in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-02-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By penabrewchef
What's in your cellar?

I've got several bottles of Abyss. Three Sucaba, a Firestone Anniversary ale 16 signed by David Walker, 2011 three philosophers, and some Ranger Creek single batch 2 and 4 to name a few. What beers...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-02-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By penabrewchef
Thanks for the input. This is my first batch an...

Thanks for the input. This is my first batch an I plan to be as patient as is necessary to get it right. I want to pop one bottle a week just to see the progression if carbonation. But three weeks...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-01-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By penabrewchef
How long should carbonation take?

I know this is a subjective question based on temp/ size of bottle/ ABV and other factors, but I was curious for a guideline. I have a 7% imperial red that I left in primary for two weeks then...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-01-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,131
Posted By penabrewchef
As soon as you have pulled the beer out. Rinse...

As soon as you have pulled the beer out. Rinse thoroughly with hot water, then fill with cool water and add 1/4 cup of bleach. Let sit for 24 hours then rinse and done. If this doesn't work you...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-15-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By penabrewchef
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm excited about my...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm excited about my first batch. I wanted to make a strong scotch ale with a nice balancing bitterness and oak/vanilla finish. So far so good, we'll see how she turns...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-15-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By penabrewchef
Aging after primary

I brewed my first batch of beer based on a Brewers best Irish red kit and brewed the following: 9.9# light lme. 1# light dime 2# 120lvb crystal malt 2 oz chocolate malt. 1.5 oz Golding at 60 min...
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