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Forum: Mead Forum 03-06-2014, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Illuveatar
How many gallons of Mead 2014 Edition!

386.25 Gallons

+1 gal Methlegin test batch

387.25 Gallons
Forum: Mead Forum 03-02-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 152
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Posted By Illuveatar
371.75 gallons +5 Cherry Melomel +6.5 Sack...

371.75 gallons

+5 Cherry Melomel
+6.5 Sack Mead
+3 traditional for topping off

386.25 gallons


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-01-2014, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Illuveatar
6751 gallons +6.5 Geuze +6.5 Oud Bruin ...

6751 gallons

+6.5 Geuze

+6.5 Oud Bruin

6764 gallons


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-01-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By Illuveatar
I started making wine when I was 14 and started...

I started making wine when I was 14 and started brewing beer at 18 because I couldn't buy it legally.


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Forum: Sour Ale 04-18-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Illuveatar
A Flanders Red still has between 10 and 25 IBUs...

A Flanders Red still has between 10 and 25 IBUs but with .05oz additions you'd get about 1.8 IBUs. Adding .5oz of each hops would bring the IBUs to 18 which is right in the middle of the range for...
Forum: Sour Ale 04-18-2013, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Illuveatar
I've got to disagree with that comment about the...

I've got to disagree with that comment about the hops amount. 0.05 ounces is less than the weight of a penny, I doubt you could find a scale that would accurately measure 1/20th of an ounce.

The...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5,152
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Posted By Illuveatar
16,645.5 gallongs + 5 gallons Marzen +...

16,645.5 gallongs

+ 5 gallons Marzen

+ 6 gallons Common Room ESB

= 16,661.5 gallons
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-03-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5,152
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Posted By Illuveatar
10,652.5 Gallons + 5 Gallons Sans le Chat sour...

10,652.5 Gallons + 5 Gallons Sans le Chat sour ale

= 10,657.5 Gal
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-05-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Illuveatar
The style Marzen or Oktoberfest is usually brewed...

The style Marzen or Oktoberfest is usually brewed in March and drank 6-7 months later
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-04-2013, 03:28 AM
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Posted By Illuveatar
4760 + 5 Gallons Flanders Red Ale =4765

4760 + 5 Gallons Flanders Red Ale

=4765
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,992
Posted By Illuveatar
I have 16 fermentors. 8 single gallon jugs for...

I have 16 fermentors. 8 single gallon jugs for small test batches of beer, wine, mead. 2 6.5-gallon carboys, 2 6-gallon carboys, 2 5-gallon carboys and 2 3-gallon carboys. Many of my batches...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 01-30-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Illuveatar
I saw the issue at first but it looks like the...

I saw the issue at first but it looks like the problem has corrected itself. Does this happen regularly?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-30-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Illuveatar
I don't really see the problem with that vial. ...

I don't really see the problem with that vial. Are you concerned that it's compressed somewhat ? All the yeast I buy from the LHBS is compressed to the bottom of the vial. Do you always have your...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-28-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By Illuveatar
what yeast did you pitch in this ? It's...

what yeast did you pitch in this ?

It's going to be quite sweet if you stop fermentation at 1.030 or higher. This would be too sweet for my tastes but if you think you'll like it go for it.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-28-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Illuveatar
In a turbid mash you pull some water out of the...

In a turbid mash you pull some water out of the mash tun at the end of each rest 113, 138, 150, 162 just before adding more hot water to raise the temperature to the next rest.

The wort you draw...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-28-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Illuveatar
The Roeselare has sacc in it, I'd just pitch it...

The Roeselare has sacc in it, I'd just pitch it from the beginning. I don't know about the cake.

I don't know much about barrels but I would be concerned about using a new barrel for a long...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-27-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Illuveatar
That sounds right to me. I've added unmalted...

That sounds right to me. I've added unmalted wheat and did a turbid mash for my lambic. A turbid mash will leave unconverted starches to the wort which will give the bugs something to eat as they...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5,152
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Posted By Illuveatar
+5 gallons Belgian Lambic 3075.5

+5 gallons Belgian Lambic

3075.5
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-20-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Illuveatar
^ +1 Flanders Reds are aged in oak casks...

^ +1

Flanders Reds are aged in oak casks for many months.

Also, much of the complexity comes from the blending of beers of varying ages. You may not be able to achieve those complexities...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-18-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Illuveatar
Are you planning on using any adjuncts such as...

Are you planning on using any adjuncts such as unmalted wheat ? Have you considered doing a turbid mash to add unfermentables to the wort for the bugs to munch on ? also, I looked up Roeselare and...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-12-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Illuveatar
With only 18 lbs of honey per 13 gallons your OG...

With only 18 lbs of honey per 13 gallons your OG was probably low, somewhere around 1.050. I just started a 6 gallon batch of Blueberry melomel and it dropped 50 points in 5 days so I don't see why...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-10-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,785
Posted By Illuveatar
I started a Blueberry Melomel on the 2nd. I've...

I started a Blueberry Melomel on the 2nd. I've promised a friend that I'd make a Metheglin so I'll probably use the 3 gallons of traditional I started several months ago and split it into two test...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-05-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Illuveatar
Nutrient and energizer additions may help, they...

Nutrient and energizer additions may help, they certainly wont hurt.

You might want to check the pH of the wort/must, if for some reason you're out of range your yeast may get stressed and stop...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-02-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 11,483
Posted By Illuveatar
Movies are never as good as the books upon which...

Movies are never as good as the books upon which they are based. I've read the LOTR trilogy, The Hobbit, the Silmarillion several times and will probably re-read it every 10 years or so for the rest...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-02-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Illuveatar
+1 Jack Keller taught me almost everything I...

+1 Jack Keller taught me almost everything I know about winemaking.
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