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Forum: Mead Forum 08-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By badducky
I went ahead and did it with a long sanitizing...

I went ahead and did it with a long sanitizing session, and a little bit of the skin for nutrient and tannin instead of a nutrient (this time).

I'm keeping it blood simple just to see, in a small...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-10-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By badducky
Awesome, thanks! I'm off to the store for my...

Awesome, thanks!

I'm off to the store for my ingredients in a few minutes. (I'm out of wine yeast!)
Forum: Mead Forum 08-10-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By badducky
black Native Texas Persimmon Mead help?

The wife went foraging while I was at work and came home with about a pound of native Texas Persimmon, and a metric ton of prickly pear tunas.The persimmons are black and soft and taste smoky, a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-14-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,737
Posted By badducky
If you're only major goal is to see the...

If you're only major goal is to see the difference in different dry hop flavors, you can use apple cider made straight in these different jugs, too. Cider has a very clean flavor, too, which will...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-23-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By badducky
I am trying to upload a...

I am trying to upload a picture.http://lh4.ggpht.com/-NcEzPvuCS2I/U6duAWUL6zI/AAAAAAAAD7s/7lO3CYXPY_k/s1600/20140622_184819.jpg
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 06-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By badducky
I've used Nottingham for a simple reason: It...

I've used Nottingham for a simple reason: It makes the final cost of the brew less than 25 dollars, and the results are very tasty and crowd-pleasing.

I tried Windsor but it didn't dry up enough,...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 06-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By badducky
Dad's Red Ale

I started working on a red ale recipe for my dad, and after trying a few different things from a few different places, I sort of dialed backwards into a recipe that is only slightly off Jamil's Irish...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-08-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By badducky
I have been doing this all grain over and over by...

I have been doing this all grain over and over by popular demand.
5 gallons
2 pounds 6-row
2 pounds Vienna
2 pounds red wheat
1 pound flaked oats
1 pound honey
15 ibu from Belgian-appropriate...
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 06-08-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By badducky
Updated with more info below...

Updated with more info below...
Forum: General Techniques 09-27-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By badducky
What are the yeast strains that can handle low...

What are the yeast strains that can handle low 50s?

Wyeast Koelsch, Nottingham, and...?
Forum: General Techniques 09-26-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By badducky
Ale Yeasts for Cold Temps

Howdy,

I recently acquired a new fridge and put the old one in the garage. I'm using it for brewing. I don't have the ability to customize and fiddle with it. It does exactly what it does.

My...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-20-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By badducky
Oh, easiest way to deal with processing...

Oh, easiest way to deal with processing Piloncillo is to put a tablespoon or two of water with the pilon of sugar into a NutriBullet and let it go for about five minutes. The engine heat and the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-20-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By badducky
I've done a lot of brewing with Piloncillo, as it...

I've done a lot of brewing with Piloncillo, as it is cheap and easily available where I live at a very high quality. (Hooray for South Texas!)

It is a fairly neutral sugar, though it will impart...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 06-16-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 160,327
Posted By badducky
Lacking blood oranges, I used texas ruby red...

Lacking blood oranges, I used texas ruby red grapefruits. Came out fantastic. Pick your favorite or best available citrus and it will be very good.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-15-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,085
Posted By badducky
Check out www.hopville.com and plug in your...

Check out www.hopville.com and plug in your recipe, and style of beer, and it should tell you if you're within range of the style.

There's a couple great beer brewing tools out there.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-14-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,144
Posted By badducky
I'm sipping a simple, all-grain American-style...

I'm sipping a simple, all-grain American-style Brown ale with Northern Brewer for bittering, and a flameout addition of much Smaragd hops, and it's a really fantastic combo. I could really see...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-22-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By badducky
Caribbean "Eggnog" made with beer - a quick recipe for y'all

Howdy,

My wife's mother is from Grenada. When my wife sipped an Oatmeal Stout Porter I made, she said, "It tastes like beer." (She's not a beer drinker.) Then, she asked if she could make eggnog...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,953
Posted By badducky
That's the process, gd. I take it two or three...

That's the process, gd. I take it two or three degrees hotter than target to start just because of the long mash.

I haven't had haze problems with most batches, particularly lately as I've done...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,953
Posted By badducky
My actual efficiency was around 86% and my temp...

My actual efficiency was around 86% and my temp was 156 to start, placed into a per-heated oven at 170 (my lowest).

Every batch gets more efficient, too. The first time was something like 60%. I'm...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,953
Posted By badducky
Brew in a bag, overnight mash for high efficiency

I am sure this has been mentioned before, but it merits repeating. Brew-in-a-bag done with an overnight mash - in my case, a 3 gallon batch of small batch - gets consistently huge efficiency. Today...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-31-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,342
Posted By badducky
I used less than 5% in a Wheat ESB, recently, and...

I used less than 5% in a Wheat ESB, recently, and it's almost overpowering with molasses flavor. It's very... different. I don't not like it. It is drinkable, and it is beer, but it is very distinct...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-10-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By badducky
Effects of Flaked Oats on brew

Howdy,

I've been making lots of BIAB simple wheat beers lately and settled into a simple 50/50 ratio of two-row to red wheat, generally 3 pounds of each grain for 3 gallons of wort. I've been...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-28-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,085
Posted By badducky
I just finished a bottle of an all-Cluster...

I just finished a bottle of an all-Cluster American Wheat that really impressed me with the fruity, spicy, and just slightly dank flavor of this which is now my favorite American C-hop. It is a...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 11-28-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By badducky
I've been loving BIAB. One thing I've been...

I've been loving BIAB.

One thing I've been doing, now that I'm all-grain, is home-toasting malts, and making my own crystal malts from base malt. With the BIAB method, I'm doing small batch beers...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-26-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By badducky
Just a followup note to add that the beer came...

Just a followup note to add that the beer came out great.

I'm pretty hooked on this home-toasting thing, now, and I've even started making my own crystal malts from base malt. It isn't exactly...
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