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    Help needed creating - Abita French Connection Extract Clone - Saison

    So, I was trying to do this recipe earlier this year, but I can't seem to get a handle on it. I really want to do an imperial version, approximately 10-12%. We are going to add some homemade vanilla extract at bottling time, I think. Below is the information from Abita. It is one of the...
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    Vanilla Extract - When to add?

    I'm making my own vanilla extract with vodka and vanilla beans. I'm not exactly sure when to add it to my beer. I've tried to google it, but I always get conflicted answers. I used a clean knife, but I didn't sanitize the knife with star san though. I'm worried about potential infection. I...
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    Danstar Belle Saison Rehydration confusion

    I am probably going to use the Lallemand belle saison yeast. I am a bit confused on how to do it. Basically, it says to boil water to 86-92F, put yeast in, leave for 15 minutes. It says then to suspend yeast completely. (What does that mean?) I have no idea what it means by attemperate...
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    Recipe help for imperial saison please!

    I want to do a clone of the abita select French connection, but an imperial style of it. It calls for their recipe (they wouldn't send me grain bill) for French Vienna, wheat, and caramel. They hop and dry hop with French aramis, French strisselspalt, and French triskel. (I Abe the...
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    No bittering hops in recipe?

    I am going to try to do a clone closely of abita select French connection. It uses French aramis, French Strisselspalt, and French triskel. According to my research, they are all aroma hops. The only thing though is that they hop with aramis and also dry hop with it. Is this normal? I'm trying...
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    Abita Select: French Connection Recipe?

    My 2nd ever home brew, Imperial Blonde, (7.48% ABV) is pretty damn good after only 1 week of bottle conditioning. I just wanted to see how it was going, and my girlfriend asked if I brought more to drink!! Anyway, we love saison, and the best ever beer she had was the Abita Select: French...
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    How long to make/carbonate prosecco?

    I bottled my 2nd ever homebrew a week ago (Imperial Blonde) and I was thinking about trying wine. I know "champagne" takes like a year to carbonate. How long would it take for a prosecco to make and carbonate? Since it isn't carbonated as much as a champagne, I would think it would take a lot...
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    Sierra Nevada Red IPA clone

    Does anyone know how I can make something like the Sierra Nevada red IPA? I love the flavors and the hop level in it. It just meshes so well together. I am only doing extract brews right now. I'm done an oktoberfest ale and working on an imperial blonde. Also, anyone know any more beers...
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    2nd Ever Homebrew - Imperial Blonde

    My first home brew was an Oktoberfest ale, and I haven't had the time or money to start another one until yesterday! I asked my friend if he wanted to go in half with me on it so he can see how he likes home brewing. He has been interested, and I thought the best way to show him is to let him...
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    Higher than projected starting gravity?

    I can't remember what the range for the imperial blonde is. I think it was like 1.065-1.071. Our starting gravity when we pitched the yeast is a corrected 1.073. Will it be okay? I think m pot is too big and takes forever to get it boiling so I may have lost some water through that process. Or...
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    First brew Oktoberfest - 5th and 6th bottle totally different?

    We are drinking our 5th and 6th beer beer from my first home brew ever, an Oktoberfest ale. The 5th beer has that smokey Gouda ish flavor, and the 6th has a mild smokey flavor. The first 1-4 beers had no smokey flavor. Why is this? I got the smokey flavor 2 beers from a different bottling...
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    First homebrew ever results

    Oktoberfest ale extract. Fermented for 1 month. ABV approximately 4.3%-4.7%. Bottle conditioned so far 1.5 weeks roughly. Pic with small glass was first opened and way over carbed. Second is third glass. I don't believe I mixed the sugar well enough before bottling. To note: first beer was in...
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    Best 2nd homebrew saison extract recipe?

    I want to make a saison extract for my second ever brew. Any suggestions/recipes? The best saison/flavor I would like to aim for is the limited keg only Abita french connection saison. Thank you!
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    Bottle Condition - Temperature Matter?

    Hey, all! I recently bottled my oktoberfest ale (Fermented at 68F for 1 month) in their bottle on Sept 6th. I have now kept and will keep my house temperature at 73F. Will this produce more fruity esters or whatever or is the beer taste profile firmly established regardless of what...
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    First Brew Ever's First Hydrometer Reading!!! WITH PICTURES!!!

    Well, I am pretty damn excited. :ban::ban: Unfortunately, I didn't take original gravity. As many of you many know, I bought an ingredient kit from my local store for a German Oktoberfest style ALE. The beginning gravity range is 1.052-1.055. It doesn't have a stated final gravity range. The...
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    When is fermentation done? Issue

    I have had my oktoberfest ale in the primary fermenter for 8 days now, and I still have activity in the air lock. My problem is that I don't have a cylinder container to use my hydrometer. I never took a gravity of the wort before I pitched the yeast either. I don't have a thief. I am using a...
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    First Brew Bottling Size?

    I was going to use my old beer bottles to bottle my first homebrew, but I read about mold in bottles. I never did rinse them out and dry them properly. (I didn't even think about brewing my own when I was saving them really) Anyway, I'm not going to go through cleaning them. I am going to buy...
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    First ever brew - weird house smell?

    I'm at work, and I can only post on my phone so I couldn't really search for this answer. Anyway, we are doing a Oktoberfest style beer. We started fermentation on August 8th at roughly 10 PM. It is still fermenting when I checked on it for the first time today. However, the weird thing is...
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    First Brew - Fermentation Question

    Ok, so I bought an ingredient kit for my first home brew. Also, I have been reading How To Brew (3rd edition) Well, the ingredient kit I bought from my local store says to prepare the wort and etc then put it in my primary fermentator (I have a bucket and a glass carboy, and I'm not sure...
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    First brew ingrediants?

    I am trying to decide what to do as my first brew. It will definitely be an extract brew. The types of beers I like are the gulden draak 9000 quad, Irish ales like Killians, xinghu black beer, and southern tier warlock. I'm not sure if I should buy a recipe kit with ingredients from my local...
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