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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-17-2009, 03:13 PM
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Posted By gator
what will brown sugar or molasses do to this?

just ordered my ingredients for my Russian Imperial Stout. I want a complex brew that will take my taste buds on a huge journey, so i'd like to add everything up to the kitchen sink....

in that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-17-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By gator
i want to THANK YOU for this post. i had never...

i want to THANK YOU for this post. i had never heard of southern teir and of course, couldn't get it in mississippi if i had......looking over their beers and ideas, MAN, i love it....

i'm trying...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By gator
To Clone Or Not To Clone???

i'm kinda curious whether or not most people when starting out clone some brews they dig, getting a better feel for the process and then move on to creating recipes that are mostly your own or did...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By gator
AWESOME! thanks, gator

AWESOME!

thanks, gator
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By gator
brown malt......

is brown malt the same as roasted barley - by way of AHB's description, i think it's close but not sure? i'm trying to put together my recipe for an RIS with vanilla (buying from austin hb) and the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,138
Posted By gator
THANKS EVERYONE! it's no small thing that...

THANKS EVERYONE!

it's no small thing that simply waiting may pull this all together. i figure as my skill improves, so will my beer, and i appreciate ya'll taking the time!

gator
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-10-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,138
Posted By gator
THANKS folks!!! i always forget the recipe -...

THANKS folks!!! i always forget the recipe - sorry.

here it is:

1# american caramel 60L
8# alexanders pale liquid

0.5 oz Chinook 13% AA (60 min)
1 oz Centennial 10% AA (20 min)
0.5 oz...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-10-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,138
Posted By gator
describe "cloying" please

this has probably been beaten to death but could someone describe a "cloying" taste? my first batch has been in secondary for several weeks now and i tried some of it last night, along w/ checking a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-06-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By gator
addendum: i'll be using wlp007 dry enlish...

addendum:

i'll be using wlp007 dry enlish ale yeast or something similar if unavailable instead of the high gravity yeast i listed.

gator
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-06-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By gator
posted this a few weeks ago and haven't made any...

posted this a few weeks ago and haven't made any changes....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/looking-help-w-my-ris-122846/

haven't brewed it yet or bought supplies....wanted some experienced...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-06-2009, 02:53 PM
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Views: 1,047
Posted By gator
Characteristics Of A Russian Imperial Stout

in YOUR opinion, what are some universal characteristics that YOU consider "musts" in a RIS brew???

i've created a recipe that i think will be great, but want to make sure i'm not missing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,411
Posted By gator
not to be argumentative but move to mississippi...

not to be argumentative but move to mississippi and come back and talk to me....

archaic nothing over 5% for sale beer wise, no LHBS to be found and a state legislature FULL of idiots that won't...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-05-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By gator
sorry, just getting back to this......est. IBU's...

sorry, just getting back to this......est. IBU's are 67.7 per beer tools.

good idea on the english ale yeasts, will make change.

i'm thinking of adding a little vanilla and possibly honey to...
Forum: General Techniques 07-01-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By gator
EXACTLY what i needed. thanks, gator

EXACTLY what i needed.

thanks, gator
Forum: General Techniques 07-01-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By gator
pitching yeast

quick question that i'm probably missing the "jist" of.

let's say i'm brewing an imperial stout and have a bunch of dry yeast packets laying around.

and, it's an extract w/ steeping grains...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-23-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By gator
fermentation angst

brewed edworts haus ale monday night........attached the blow off tube, ran into a bucket of star sans. per recipe, no starter or rehydration for dry yeast (notty).

yesterday morning, had some...
Forum: General Techniques 06-19-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By gator
welp, got it done......after a battle. don't...

welp, got it done......after a battle.

don't know why i had so much trouble. everything was sanitized but who knows.

brewed and IPA, OG was 1.70 and FG was 1.12.

tasting a bit, really...
Forum: General Techniques 06-19-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By gator
dumb question: syphoning

can someone explain fairly precisely exactly how to do this?

first batch, don't wanna ruin but i can't figure out how to get the brew from the primary to the secondary. have the equipment, just...
Forum: General Techniques 06-08-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
Posted By gator
1-2-3 Format

is there anything wrong w/ letting a plain ole IPA age in primary for more than a week????

are there any advantages to this????

just curious, gator
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-07-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By gator
looking for help w/ my RIS....

wondering if anyone would help me out (or give some direction) with an imperial stout i want to brew....i tinkered in beer tools a little bit and came up w/ this:

extract, 5 gallons

1.25#...
Forum: Stout 06-06-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,963
Posted By gator
BEAUTIFUL sounding beer....and, one i'd like to...

BEAUTIFUL sounding beer....and, one i'd like to brew but:

i'm having trouble matching up the recipe with what austin home brew has to offer....i see breiss light and xlight but no golden light.
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By gator
THANKS Bob, and you pretty much answered another...

THANKS Bob, and you pretty much answered another question I have been having...a holiday brew.

I like big beers and this thread caught my eye as I have wanted to brew an Imperial stout for a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-06-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By gator
quick question if i may as it relates to this...

quick question if i may as it relates to this thread.

when you say "properly aged" for a beer like this (imperial stout, and i'm assuming most 'big beers') how long do you mean???

months or are...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-05-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By gator
barleywine, old ale and imperial styles

quick question - can these styles be readily brewed using extracts and steeping grains????

i'm thinking yes.

gator
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-03-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By gator
help w/ a Christmas Ale

welp, i've got my first IPA in the primary and have ordered the stuff needed (including another fermenter - better bottle, figure that's ok?) for brewing Edwort's haus pale ale extract...
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