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    Using kviek in an ipa

    Hey. I want to revive this thread with a question. Thinking of brewing my first NEIPA and my first Kveik beer at the same time... but... I keep reading about the importance of adding a ton of hops during the peak fermentation to get the biotransformation. At the same time, heard Kveik can be...
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    100% Malted Corn Lager, Double Decoction Mash

    This is an exciting post. Kinda like a reality TV, except the star is not brain dead and the story is interesting. How did it end up?
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    Coffee beans or coffee malt for coffee flavor?

    I used coffee once. Cold-steeped 60 g in around 0.5 l for 2 nights, then strained, quicky brought it to boil to sterilize and then into +- 21l batch. Plus f***ton of dark malts. Has really nice coffee edge compared to other stouts where I use f... of dark malts. I would pay attention to the...
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    Milk, toast and honey beer - beer to fit a song

    Hey, Thanks for the ideas. Now looking back at my idea, including coffee into this is might be going a step too far. Let's scratch that idea. Yeah, the grain bill sounds sensible. I don't have any experience with backsweeting, though. Might be an interesting thing to explore. On the bready...
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    Milk, toast and honey beer - beer to fit a song

    Right, I have realised that a monologue might not quite promote a reaction... So, two questions? Anyone has experienced with something similar and better / different ways to turn this idea into a beer? Also, are some of my ideas ********? Cheers
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    Milk, toast and honey beer - beer to fit a song

    Hi folks. Just wanted to share my thoughts, get some inspiration, and maybe inspire someone. Last weekend I went on a nostalgic wave a bit and came across this old song Milk and toast and honey . First, this song is still cool. Second, my taste for music has changed... or was born... since...
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    Specialty Smoked Beer 100% Peated Ale

    For those who are not from New Zealand (everyone local knows... we know), try to get your hands on Rex Attitude by Yeastie Boys. 100% peated distillers malt. Every time I have it, I just giggle uncontrollably for a few minutes... its good/
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    Can I make "bitter water" to add hops after the fact?

    Gee, thats a good idea. I was hoping to dryhop it anyway, so might go for a dryhop nuke instead. Plus Amarillo and Taiheke have both pretty high mycerene anyway. Live and learn. Thanks for the explanation!
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    Can I make "bitter water" to add hops after the fact?

    Sorry, should have made myself clear. I was hoping to boil a bit of water with the extract for regular 60 min and then dump it to the fermenter. I am happy with the boil, just don't want to increase the wort volume too much. So what you're saying that with little water, you will still get low...
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    Can I make "bitter water" to add hops after the fact?

    hey everyone. I am gonna revive this thread rather than creating a new one) with one technical question on use of hop extract. Background: Some weeks ago I have started a batch of Double IPA, this time trying Taiheke and Amarillo combo. Aiming around 8.5%. However, when doing calcs, I must have...
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    Just a story of a wierd batch

    Just a story for a laugh. I have been brewing for a while and have had a book on wild beers sitting on my shelves for some time, too. Never actually applied it... until... Some time ago I was making sahti (a lot of rye, some juniper, no hops), I was left with some grains. I suspected low...
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    Has anyone primed with maple syrup?

    Any experience with using lower grade of maple syrup (or your own equivalent)? I have been reading about the grade B and C maple syrup for a while - supposed to have less suger and more "leftovers" - e.g. flavour. Unfortunately I live in a country where syrup grade B is impossible to get, so I...
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    Maple Oatmeal Stout

    Let me know how it went. I am wondering whether in this case adding some english hops instead of Cascade might work - more earth to the woody chinook and maple syrup. I have tried to brew with maple syrup only ones - not very successfully - but years ago in Quebec I had some maple suryp beer...
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    Full extract ginger ale - feedback wanted

    In the end I changed it a bit: 150 g ginger 30 min 250 g ginger 15 min 200 g ginger 5 min The result is decent - I would be a bit disapointed if this was purely ginger, but with hops it gives enough ginger through while leaving space for the hops. Ginger bite at the start is modest, but...
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    Full extract ginger ale - feedback wanted

    I should give an update on this one. Bottled it some 3 weeks ago. After 2 weeks (still young) the beer is awesome. Yes, the champaign yeast is quite dry (some minimum sweetness, from the unfermentable sugars in pale extract I assume), aromatic, nice ginger backbone with a bit of bite... lovely...