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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-20-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 86
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Posted By Talonracer67
Sorry I was going by taste not nomenclature. If...

Sorry I was going by taste not nomenclature. If you grain bill is all barley malt then it will have a "scotch" taste when distilled. Mostly corn mashes are where whiskey comes from, then depending on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-19-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,977
Posted By Talonracer67
*sigh* I make all 3 types of alcohol regularly....

*sigh* I make all 3 types of alcohol regularly. Beer, wine and the other thing we don't talk about here. I caught that too and I was as dumbfounded as any of you. And also whiskey is NOT "distilled...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,528
Posted By Talonracer67
Just had one. Like Facinerous I seem to find a...

Just had one. Like Facinerous I seem to find a new way to screw up every brew cycle. Anyway I just started fly sparging and love it. Its a ghetto setup but works great. So after my mashing session is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-12-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Talonracer67
I made a stir rod for my drill, no dough balls...

I made a stir rod for my drill, no dough balls here. Got me some mad stir action!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Talonracer67
Ironically I just had a Ruthless Rye last time we...

Ironically I just had a Ruthless Rye last time we went out to eat. We both liked it but again my wife complained it could have been a little hoppier....lol......she's spoiled too. I might try Denny's...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Talonracer67
Bored with session beers

I think I ruined my taste buds. It seems now unless I'm drinking an IPA or some really wicked porter- I'm not that impressed. Right now i have two brown ales bottled, Caribou Slobber and a Surly...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Talonracer67
I have 5 glass carboys but I use them just to age...

I have 5 glass carboys but I use them just to age wine and any longer term beer aging (my bourbon barrel porter is in one) However they never come out of the milk crate they are in unless they are...
Forum: India Pale Ale 03-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 387,671
Posted By Talonracer67
Just gotta say, this recipe rocks!! Me and the...

Just gotta say, this recipe rocks!! Me and the wife got into IPA's last year and tried about 10-15 different Microbrews. This blows them all away. It has a very distinctive flavor, probably due to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-05-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,679
Posted By Talonracer67
Just got an Irish red ale from them, will brew it...

Just got an Irish red ale from them, will brew it this weekend
Forum: India Pale Ale 03-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 295,501
Posted By Talonracer67
I agree TonyG my basement smells awesome with...

I agree TonyG my basement smells awesome with this fermenting
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,580
Posted By Talonracer67
Its a hobby so I really don't count the cost....

Its a hobby so I really don't count the cost. Getting cheap, GOOD beer is just a benefit. When I was into building fast cars, wow talk about a negative ROI. I hunt alot and shoot 4 or 5 deer a year...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,961
Posted By Talonracer67
I just PM'ed him with this, I've actually seen...

I just PM'ed him with this, I've actually seen Briess two row on sale there for cheaper. They had a special near christmas and it was $37/50lb. One thing tho if you let them grind it they REALLY...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-03-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Talonracer67
Thanks bill and Yooper, I'm gonna do just that....

Thanks bill and Yooper, I'm gonna do just that. I'm amazed how easy it was to fly sparge and the results were impressive.

Yooper I used this one ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Talonracer67
First time fly sparging- water calculations

Just for fun I tried fly sparging this weekend. I normally batch sparge. My mash tun is a 10 gallon cooler, had a bazooka tube but I got nothing but stuck sparges. So I got a false bottom. Since i...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By Talonracer67
Pitched the yeast already, I guess I'll see what...

Pitched the yeast already, I guess I'll see what happens. BTW after I cool the batch with my wort chiller I pour it in the fermenter thru a grain bag to get all the hot break and hops out. It gets...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By Talonracer67
Didn't use a starter I used US-05, so olive oil...

Didn't use a starter I used US-05, so olive oil is out-any other ideas? Just did some searching and on real high gravity beers like Imperials people sometimes hit it with O2 halfway thru...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By Talonracer67
Forgot my o2

Brewed up a batch of Zombie Dust, hit a 1.072 OG first time fly sparging, was impressed. Went to hit it with o2 and my tank was empty. Tractor Supply is closed. Would it hurt to get a new tank...
Forum: India Pale Ale 03-02-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 295,501
Posted By Talonracer67
Just brewed this, used the 6 gallon AG. First...

Just brewed this, used the 6 gallon AG. First time with my ghetto fly sparge hit 1.072OG. Those citra hops smell fantastic. Used US-05 I think its slightly cleaner than 04 , with my IPA's I want a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-26-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244
Posted By Talonracer67
Please listed to Yooper!!!!! I basically ruined 3...

Please listed to Yooper!!!!! I basically ruined 3 batches of beer trying to "carb to style" using that POS calculator. If you like flat beer after bottle conditioning for a month by all means have at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By Talonracer67
My first batch is Bell's Two hearted is almost...

My first batch is Bell's Two hearted is almost gone already, I sampled alot of IPA's this year and the Bell's clone tastes completely different than anything, maybe its the Centennial hops. I'd...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-24-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Talonracer67
Actually forgot to mention that, my efficiency...

Actually forgot to mention that, my efficiency was darn good (my local LHBS really gives you a great crush). I think i remember I the OG was supposed to be 1.052 and I hit 1.064!! Attenuation was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-24-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,491
Posted By Talonracer67
I honestly think its all due to preference like i...

I honestly think its all due to preference like i said, I DO NOT have a very refined pallet. I need strong tastes in my beer to get my attention. Someone with a refined pallet can detect subtle...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-24-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,491
Posted By Talonracer67
Its amazing how individual taste is. Last year...

Its amazing how individual taste is. Last year when I started brewing I hated IPA's, my wife really hated them. However I was a Guinness fan and she hated that too. Only thing she would drink is a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-24-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Talonracer67
Strange lack of taste in AG Caribou Slobber

Have 3 batches bottled, including my first AG effort. The IPA, a clone of Bell's Two hearted is awesome. However my all grain Caribou Slobber (this was my favorite extract brew last year) is...
Forum: General Techniques 02-19-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,243
Posted By Talonracer67
I do something similar, when I'm sparging I take...

I do something similar, when I'm sparging I take the first two gallons of runnings and put them on the stove and heat them while I finish my sparge, however I'm careful not to bring it to a boil....
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