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Old 10-15-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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Being in Waco there's no LHBS. I hadn't brewed in over a month and it was driving me insane. What I did have was some bottle dregs of Wyeast 3711 that I managed to build up to a pitchable quantity, a couple pounds of two row, and a grocery store that has a great organic/bulk section. So here's what I brewed.

3 Gallon Batch

2lbs Two Row
20 oz. Himalayan Red Rice
2.5 lbs. sugar
1/2 lbs. brown sugar
1/2 lbs. medjool dates
1 quart organic concord grape juice
1/2 lb. honey
1 oz. dried hibiscus flowers
Peel of 1 large navel orange
2 tbs. fresh ginger.
1/2 tsp. alpha amylase enzyme (help convert the rice)

OG came in at 1.052. Should be interesting.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:03 PM   #2
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I don't either, but I suspect the dates and the ginger will be the top flavors.

 
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:27 AM   #3
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Spice/vegetable/fruit beer? Have no clue.
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:44 AM   #4
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Looks like a Dogfish Head beer.

 
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:06 AM   #5
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http://www.dicortes.com/page10.html

 
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:12 AM   #6
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Dicortes sucks out loud as a LHBS. They have some way over priced DME and LME. I only go there when I need bottlecaps.

They do however carry some great beers.
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:15 AM   #7
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I think with all of the different types of fermentables this beer should be pretty cool and some pretty complex alcohols. It also smells freaking incredible. While there's no hops, everything in there (sans the brown sugar and maybe the dates) is extremely fermentable. So that should leave it pretty dry with the ginger orange peel and chamomile the dominate flavors.

I'm kinda stoked.

Also we have official visual fermentation. I freaking love Wyeast 3711.
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:51 PM   #8
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Dicortes sucks out loud as a LHBS. They have some way over priced DME and LME. I only go there when I need bottlecaps.

They do however carry some great beers.
well darn, I was hoping to have helped.

 
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:01 PM   #9
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I thought Waco might have been big enough to have a LHBS, too bad.

There's no LHBS for me either, so I have to treat Austin Homebrew like one. Even with the flat rate shipping option, it still gets to me in a day so i can't complain.
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:40 PM   #10
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No worries Wacko. I appreciate the effort.

I'm surprised too Spartan. A buddy of mine who brews said that there used to be one but it closed down a couple years ago. I like AHS well enough, but I hate not being able to just go there and get what I need whenever I want to.
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