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Old 01-04-2005, 06:47 AM   #1
Loki
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How can I make the ALC% stronger without dueing too much damage to the taste, I'm thinking about buying a "Bell's Two Hearted Ale" copy kit of E-Bay...

 
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
Brewman
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Add another pound of malt that matches what comes in the kit and ferment it for longer. I have done this several times and it has worked nicely.........

 
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:15 PM   #3
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Looked at that kit. That is actually a decent price, considering all the ingredients that are included. I would also ask the seller for an additional pound of malt extract for $2 more. That way you'll find out also if it's really packaged fresh, as he says it is. Prepackaged extract typically comes in 3.3 lb. containers, so the fact that he's including 6.6 lb. is a tad suspicious. Recipes used to all call for amounts of extract divisible by 3.3, but not anymore.

 
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Old 01-05-2005, 04:40 AM   #4
Loki
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Thanks for the replies, Where can I find a good supplier of ingredents?

 
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Old 01-19-2005, 03:44 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by richanne
Prepackaged extract typically comes in 3.3 lb. containers, so the fact that he's including 6.6 lb. is a tad suspicious. Recipes used to all call for amounts of extract divisible by 3.3, but not anymore.
A few years back quite a few of the local brew shops had 55? gallon barrels of muntons extract in their shops. They would rig them up so they would back fill with co2 as the syrup was drawn. Maybe their suppliers setup is something similar.

 
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Old 01-19-2005, 05:39 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki
How can I make the ALC% stronger without dueing too much damage to the taste, I'm thinking about buying a "Bell's Two Hearted Ale" copy kit of E-Bay...
What kind of strong beer do you like? I may have a couple of recipes tucked back, thats all I make really is strong beer.

 
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Old 01-19-2005, 06:39 PM   #7
Loki
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Originally Posted by Dark_Ale
What kind of strong beer do you like? I may have a couple of recipes tucked back, thats all I make really is strong beer.


I enjoy all types, Ales, stouts, lagers, ect. Chimay is a favorite.

 
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:43 AM   #8
Mark
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I'm concocting a strong beer at moment, it goes like htis:

Coopers Dark Ale Kit (or something like that -I threw awaya the can)
500g Extra dark spray malt
1Kd brewing sugar
priming sugar.

i barreled it a few days ago.

I't not nearly as dark as I would have thought, actually a nice golden colour.

Tastes pretty god too, with a couple of caveats.

You can smell the booze off it. I don't know the percentage but I'm guesing 7 or 8

I swilled some around in mouth for a bit to see what it tasted like, I eneded up producing so much saliva that when I spat the ber out my mouth felt like it had been dessicated!

Having said that it was pretty damn good tasting!

I'm going to age it a god month or so and then i think it will be pretty good, as long as the drieness settles down, anyone got any ideas for that?

 
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Old 01-29-2005, 12:39 PM   #9
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Add crystal malt or rice sugar solids

 
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Old 01-31-2005, 08:00 PM   #10
Mark
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What is this crystal malt stuff?
Is it like malt extract?

BTW I tasted it yesterday and the flavour is starting to mellow out a bit.

Thanks

 
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