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  1. Ksosh

    Socia's Black Chocolate Robust Porter (AG)

    Hi all, Here's a Robust Porter (or possibly a RIS) recipe of my own creation that is turning out great. Feel free to use/modify as you see fit. Socia's Black Chocolate Porter (AG) Batch size: 5.5 gal OG: 1.062 FG: 1.015 Color: ~35 Bitterness: ~25 ABV: 6.2 7 lbs Marris Otter...
  2. Ksosh

    Recipe: Socia's Black Chocolate Robust Porter (AG)

    ***Edit: Whoops, should have been in recipe database. Added here: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f126/socias-black-chocolate-robust-porter-ag-157403/#post1814558 *** Hi all, Here's a Robust Porter (or possibly a RIS) recipe of my own creation that is turning out great. Feel free to use/modify...
  3. Ksosh

    Just had some homemade fruitcake...

    circa 2007. Still good (had to slice off a small bit of mold) Not sure if I should be happy or sad?
  4. Ksosh

    How much liquid do you typically lose in the primary?

    So I just bottled my barleywine. It's been in the primary for just over a month, and it has CRAZY yeast activity the first week. That said, there wasn't too much blowoff (maybe 1/4 gallon MAX). 6 gallons went into the fermenter easy, and when I bottled today, I siphoned 5 gallons of beer off...
  5. Ksosh

    Swad's "Sakar" Sugar = Clear Belgian Sugar Substitute?

    Hi all, So while browsing the local Asian market for citric acid (to make my own belgian sugar), I saw packets of Swad brand "Sakar" sugar. It looks sort of like clear belgian candi sugar (the hard stuff, not the liquid). I can't find much about this stuff on the internet (other than it's...
  6. Ksosh

    Should I be pissed at my LHBS?

    So I went to my LHBS asking for Wyeast Trappist High Gravity yeast (*edit*3787), and they said 'oh, we don't have that, but the white labs 550 is a perfect substitute. So I say 'ok' and buy it. ...From what I can tell, WL550 is Belgian Ale Yeast, and not a 'perfect substitute' for trappist...
  7. Ksosh

    Barleywine Recipe - Critique please!

    Here's a Barleywine recipe I threw together that I'd like to brew soon, and I'm visiting the LHBS today to buy the stuff, so critiques, especially quickly, would be welcome. 16 lbs Pale 2 row malt 4 lbs Munich malt 1 lb Crystal 10 malt 8 oz Chocolate malt 8 oz Lyle's Golden Syrup 1 lb...
  8. Ksosh

    Cold crashing my carboy - temp to bottle at?

    So as the title says, I've been cold crashing my 5 gallon better bottle of Baltic Porter (it's gonna be soooooo good :ban:). It's in my mini-fridge hovering just above freezing. I'd like to bottle it sometime this week, sooo... 1. What temp should it be for bottling (regular ~70 degrees?)...
  9. Ksosh

    Anyone try Sugar Free Syrup for flavoring?

    Thinking of making some odd combinations (Peanut Butter Porter, Cinnamon Stout, etc), and came across these Da Vinci Sugar Free Syrups: http://www4.netrition.com/davinci_syrups_page.html Here's a sample of what's in the nutrition information for the cinnamon one: Water, spice extract...
  10. Ksosh

    ok to store grains outside - freezing?

    Is it ok to store my sacks of grains in my jeep until I need to open them, if there's a chance they'll freeze?
  11. Ksosh

    Will 'chill haze' bottle condition out?

    Just a quick question, and getting overwhelmed with the 'chill haze bottle condition' search results that aren't what I'm looking for: If I have chill haze in my blonde ale (didn't dry hop), but it's only been in the bottle a week (I know, i know, wait 3... I like to compare as the process goes...
  12. Ksosh

    Rate my grain crush

    Someone tell me if this looks good. Done using a corona mill knockoff (Grizzly, I think)
  13. Ksosh

    Sinebrychoff Baltic Porter Clone (PM), 2009 HBT 3rd place, 12A-C

    Modified recipe of one that's from here: http://www.kernans.org/~pete/beer/index.php?index=36&index_by=name Sinebrychoff Baltic Porter Clone 6 lbs Light Malt Extract (Muntons, 8 SRM) 56.9% 2 lbs 12 oz Amber Liquid Extract (Northern Brewer, 12.5 SRM) 26.1% 8 oz Caramel/Crystal 60 Malt (60 SRM)...
  14. Ksosh

    *sigh* At what temp is a 'cold fermented' ale?

    Alright, I've been trying to navigate google search for HBT, but the only stuff I'm finding deals with lagering and/or lager yeast, so some non-noob please answer my noob question that I should have been able to otherwise find with searching: For something like a Baltic Porter, where the BJCP...
  15. Ksosh

    Interest in an Albany, NY/Southern VT area bulk grain buy?

    Hi all, After seeing the NYC/NJ bulk grain buy, I'm jealous. I'll just say up front that I don't have the logistics or location to set a bulk buy up for the Albany, NY/Southern VT area myself, but I'd definitely be interested for a few sacks if someone is willing to coordinate...
  16. Ksosh

    Please critique my Kasteelbier Bruin-Brune Recipe

    So I just had Kasteelbier Bruin-Brune (aka Bière du Chateau Donker), and I'm in love. I want to try and brew this huge, heavy, sweet/malty Belgian Quad(?). Never made a Belgian anything before (not a fan of the Ommegang dirty-foot taste), but the Kasteel was amazing (and not footy at all), so...
  17. Ksosh

    Baltic Porter Recipe - Comments welcome

    Hi all, Trying to replicate Baltika No 6 (a Baltic Porter). This is what I came up with so far, based on the brewery's description of their ingredients, and the BJCP guide for what's typically used in this type of beer: 12 lbs Pale 2-row (Canada, because that's what I have :)) 8 oz Crystal...
  18. Ksosh

    Screwdriver bolt for Corona Mill?

    Hi all, So I picked up a Corona (Grizzly) mill for AG, and I've read threads where the handle screw was replaced with some type of drill bit. I'm wondering if anyone has a part number for lowes/hd for what i'd be looking for (or at least a general description of it), or if you had to special...
  19. Ksosh

    Attention DIYers...

    Make sure to cut AWAY from you when using a large folding knife, so you don't have to spend 2 hours at the urgent care center like I did today. Good news is that I don't need stitches (apparently wasn't quite deep enough to warrant them), bad news is I'm out my $15 copay and 2 hours of brewing...
  20. Ksosh

    Albany, NY area: Trade my hop pellets for your Hallertauer pellets

    Hi, I just got 9 pounds of hops from hopsdirect, but didn't think to grab hallertauer/hersbrucker, which I only use in one recipe. Anyway, if anyone in the Albany, NY area has extra hallertauer/hersbrucker pellets, and wants to do a 1:1 trade for other pellets (up to maybe 1/2 pound or so?)...
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