Recent content by elkshadow

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

  1. E

    WLP 550 for stout?

    If you want to do a stout with Belgian yeast and have a choice in yeasts, try Wyeast 3711 and adjust your recipe for finishing around 1.005-1.003. I made a delicious experimental beer with an English stout grain bill, hopped (and dry hopped) like an American IPA and French Saison 3711 yeast. It...
  2. E

    The Home Made Pizza Thread

    Made some dough today. Will report with tomorrow later or tomorrow.
  3. E

    Funny things you've overheard about beer

    *steps back into thread and reads last couple pages after ignoring for months, still less than 1% funny stuff....... *steps back out, closes door dramatically *contemplates perma-flounce from thread........
  4. E

    How much do you brew ?

    3.3 gallon batches, about 25-30 per year... some years more, some less. This year will be average.
  5. E

    It's......... beautiful!!!!!

    Yeah it can but I'm on it. It slowed down today and now it's like the other three.
  6. E

    It's......... beautiful!!!!!

    Smaller batches is the key. :mug:
  7. E

    It's......... beautiful!!!!!

    LOL I'm all about the Belgians as you can tell. I was making some 10-12% rocket fuel for a while but I like to enjoy more than 1 or 2 at a time and I didn't like the one year wait so I dialed it back to 8 or 9 percent. Nice happy medium. Ready in ~3 months and 3 of them is perfect for an...
  8. E

    It's......... beautiful!!!!!

    Just wanted to share a picture of my fermentation den. The buckets are only 3.5 gallons but I rarely have more than two batches going at once so it makes a nice picture. From left to right we have an 8.7% Dubbel/Dark Strong, a 10% Dark Strong, a 7.6% Tripel and tomorrow the upside-down...
  9. E

    What did I cook this weekend.....

    *Googles furiously Looks awesome *adds to The List
  10. E

    Obtaining higher ABV

    Last night I took this thread seriously and tried to help because I have experience making high ABV Belgians but tonight (after 4 homebrew abbeys) I'm thinking, "Google it and stop trolling." LOL :drunk:
  11. E

    What did I cook this weekend.....

    I think this is my favorite thread on HBT. I love brewing and I have 3 batches of beer (all belgians) and a batch of apfelwein going but man I love checking in on this thread and seeing all the tasty stuff people are into. For dinner today was some crock pot pork shoulder (nice and fatty)...
  12. E

    how does bad beer happen?

    OP asked "how do you make bad beer?" I offered my opinion which is that water and fermentation temperature are key and all the "sanitation is paramount to making good beer" talk is overblown and I used abbeys in Belgium fermenting in stone (with or without brett or other funk) as an example of...
  13. E

    Anheuser-Busch... Props to you

    Advertising disguised as news. Call me a cynic.