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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-25-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Update

Well, I got to brewin' yesterday and let me tell you, this one was an adventure. Aside from the 100-degree temps outside, it was a temperamental boil from the beginning. This thing wanted to boil...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-14-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Great advice. I just brewed the Dead Guy Ale...

Great advice. I just brewed the Dead Guy Ale clone kit and used my upstairs bathtub along with some milk jugs of ice to keep the fermentation temps around 60F. I wrapped the top of the fermenter in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-13-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Wow...Not Such a Popular Post I see

Well, I am a bit disappointed. I guess I expected a little more participation from the group. I guess yet another recipe for review isn't really too popular. Anyway, after some additional research I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-06-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
First Weizenbock Recipe for Critique

Hey all, it's been awhile since I've been active on here (still looking for a job) so I thought I would kick things back off with my latest recipe. When my wife and I were out a few weeks ago I had...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-04-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Damn this is a good one. I just cracked open the...

Damn this is a good one. I just cracked open the first bottle after a week of conditioning and I am blown away. Subtle vanilla aftertaste with huge coffee and chocolate notes. The lactose has done...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-04-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Vanilla Mocha Cream Porter - Redux

I have made some changes to the original recipe based on some of the comments.

Vanilla Mocha Cream Porter

Partial mash, 5-gal final volume 3.5-gal boil.

2lb American 2-row
0.5lb Flaked...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-01-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
I gotta tell ya. For such a simple little recipe...

I gotta tell ya. For such a simple little recipe I think that it is one of the best I have made to-date. I think if I make something like it again I will use another ounce or so of Cascade for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-01-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
It's a Longshot

I entered this recipe into the Sam Adams Longshot competition. I think it's a decent beer, but I am sure that I am just what the title says, a longshot. I don't think they announce winners until...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-01-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Thanks for the response. At the moment, I happen...

Thanks for the response. At the moment, I happen to have only two lbs of American 2-row on hand so I am going with that. Given the 3:2 ratio I will remove about 1.3lbs of DME in the recipe. Should...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-01-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Man I love this board. Such fast responses. So...

Man I love this board. Such fast responses. So of I am reading this correctly, if I replace two lbs of the DME with a 2-row malt (1:1 weight wise) and keep the rest of the bill the same I should...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-01-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Robust Porter for Comments

I plan to brew a new style for me, robust porter, this coming week and I am looking for some comments/suggestions on the recipe I have constructed. It is based on a one that I found on the BeerTools...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14,409
Views: 459,148
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Robust Porter Brewday

Not brewing on the weekend but Monday I plan to brew up a 5-gal batch of robust porter. I found an interesting recipe on the BeerTools website and decided to change it up a bit with a different hop...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-22-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
I was able to maintain a pretty good bit of honey...

I was able to maintain a pretty good bit of honey character in the final product. I think that adding the honey into the boil at the end and with the flame off really helped to prevent alot of the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-22-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Baby Pictures

Well, I know it's been awhile since I posted on this brew, but the time has come. I have to say that I am quite pleased with how this batch turned out. I was a bit concerned about it being too...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-09-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Thought I Would Share My Latest Recipe

Well, I am not really sure what style it is or what it should be called, but I brewed my latest batch yesterday. At this point, all I am really concerned about is whether or not it will taste good. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-19-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Unless you have a spigot built into your...

Unless you have a spigot built into your fermenting vessel you are going to have to access the beer through the top. I would recommend that you completely sanitize anything you are going to put into...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-18-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,238
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Sam Adams Double Bock - I need to make something like this!

I just had a Sam Adams Double Bock (from their Imperial Collection) and I absolutely loved it. I had better like it for almost $10/4-pack! It is about as malty as I think I would like without being...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
I just finished a honey, apricot wheat and the...

I just finished a honey, apricot wheat and the only reason I used a secondary was because of the fruit. In your case, I wouldn't think you would need anything more than a 7-10 day primary before a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-17-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Apricot Wheat Status Report

Well, I thought I would take a minute to update everyone on the status of my latest creation. So far, it seems like everything is going according to plan (with a few interesting happenings along the...
Forum: General Techniques 03-13-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Thanks to all who have replied so far. One good...

Thanks to all who have replied so far. One good thing about the forum is that I can always expect a quick reply. It helps when you love what you are talking about! Any way, based on what I have...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-13-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
I hope to have a nice subtle apricot nose to the...

I hope to have a nice subtle apricot nose to the finished brew with just enough flavor in the background to make it interesting. The last thing I want is an overpowering fruit flavor that takes over...
Forum: General Techniques 03-13-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Fruit in the secondary and no activity

I just racked a wheat brew over into the secondary on top of a can of apricot puree (Oregon Fruit Products, 3lbs @ 12 Brix) and it has been about 12 hours with very little evidence of additional...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-12-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
I will definitely keep everyone posted on how...

I will definitely keep everyone posted on how this batch turns out. This is sort of an experimental recipe as I am not sure what the crystal and white wheat malts will do to the final product. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-09-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Sam Adams Longshot Brewing Contest

Has anyone else seen the latest Sam Adams television campaign? They are actually promoting homebrewing on the mass media. I love it! :rockin: I guess they have some contest (the Longshot Homebrew...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-07-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,097
Posted By Hops-a-Lot
Well, guess this wasn't a particularly exciting...

Well, guess this wasn't a particularly exciting recipe for commenting. I am going to be batching tomorrow so I supposed I will let everyone know how she turns out.
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