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  1. BrewmeisterSmith

    Devil's Ale Clone - SanTan Brewing Company

    I'm also curious about this one. I'm in Az having a few of these this week. I noticed that you didnt put any wheat in it. That might help your malt profile/mouthfeel. Also, what if you bittered with Centennial, Cascade in the middle, and simcoe at the end? I've always thought that most websites...
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    Hard Arnold Palmer - (1/2 Sweet Tea, 1/2 Lemonade)

    yes yes yes. Drinking a kill the golfers now. How long to you find the aging process to be. I'm a primary only kind of guy myself, so I'm good with that method. just curious how long it takes to be ready or "hitting" as I call it. Anyone actually have tasting notes on this?? Save me now if it...
  3. BrewmeisterSmith

    Flavoring with tea?

    The peach wheat turned out fantastic. It needed rounding, so i added about 2 shots of peachtree to the keg. It ended up taking first place in our Oktoberfest competition. I'm convinced that this is the way to go when working with peaches. Try it and be amazed.
  4. BrewmeisterSmith

    Scottish Export Four Peaks Kiltlifter Clone

    This turned out amazing. I used 8 oz beech smoked malt in mine. Sucking this down quickly.
  5. BrewmeisterSmith

    Boilermaker Mash Tun-WTF????

    That will help, but probably not a whole lot when the weather gets down to 14 degrees outside.
  6. BrewmeisterSmith

    Boilermaker Mash Tun-WTF????

    Without a pump, do you just heat, then drain into a bucket, then pour back on top, then stir the mash, etc? Curious what your process looks like. Thanks!
  7. BrewmeisterSmith

    Boilermaker Mash Tun-WTF????

    Okay, so a friend of mine bought a top tier system from blichmann. It has three kettles. We ran it for the first time today and made a 10 G batch. I had a lot of trouble keeping a consistent mash temp, unlike my insulated cooler. It seems that from my research there is a TON of work involved in...
  8. BrewmeisterSmith

    Dave's Carmel Apple Cider

    update. I kegged this on Sunday without putting any campden tablets or potassium sorbate in. Cold temp should be sufficient. I ramped it up for 24 hours on gas at 35 psi. It tastes great. Could use a little more carbonation, but that will come as I continue to age on gas. I made the syrup as...
  9. BrewmeisterSmith

    Flavoring with tea?

    I'm in the process of making a peach cobbler beer. I added 20 tea bags of "perfect peach" to flame out. I just racked it yesterday on to 8 lbs of frozen peaches. I was impressed by the flavor that the tea gave it. It also had a great nose.
  10. BrewmeisterSmith

    Doughnuts / Pies in beer

    I just mashed 10 glazed doughnuts (was a dozen, but I ate 2) and though I'd share my experience. The mash tasted great. Less doughnut than I thought there would be, but it was definitely there. I did only mash 6 lbs of two row with my steeping grains and only ran a 1st running. no sparge. I just...
  11. BrewmeisterSmith

    Bananas Foster Creamy Ale (All Grain) **pic intensive**

    a buddy of mine just made this and only put 1 bean in the keg when racking it. I didnt notice much vanilla, but more banana than anything. It was good though.
  12. BrewmeisterSmith

    Bananas Foster Creamy Ale (All Grain) **pic intensive**

    the OP recipe shows two split vanilla beans at 20 minutes. But others are saying secondary. Which is best?
  13. BrewmeisterSmith

    Dave's Carmel Apple Cider

    Can I just add the campden tablets and potassium sorbate to my keg with the syrup at the same time? Or should I add the tablets to the keg, rack the cider on top of it, bleed O2 and then wait til the next day before adding the syrup? Just curious. What others have done.
  14. BrewmeisterSmith

    Nickle metal taste- dump or save

    I use .5 micron water filter and it seems to work great...normally. i'm thinking there may be another factor at work.
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    Nickle metal taste- dump or save

    I rarely get off flavors strong enough for me to consider dumping a batch. but I made the 15 minute cascade pale ale, which I've had great success at before. I get a metal almost nickle taste on the back of my tongue. I usually dry hop in the keg. when I keg, I use the rinse and repeat method...
  16. BrewmeisterSmith

    Saving yeast cake

    Also, am I correct in assuming that I should store this in the fridge until next time? Any harm in re-using this 1.5 to 2 weeks out?
  17. BrewmeisterSmith

    Saving yeast cake

    This may have been done or is an over played topic. I've never done this so don't burn me at the stake. Just curious if there are a few folks out there doing this and making it work. I just made an IPA with WLP 001. Tasted great. Flawless in fact. So, I took the yeast cake and poured it into a...
  18. BrewmeisterSmith

    Doughnuts / Pies in beer

    Why would you make spaghetti sauce with a whole pie? Gross man. Spaghetti and beer are two different things. Wait....holy crap......Spaghetti beer! With a hint of cherry pie. Dude...that's obviously the best idea you've ever had. But seriously. M C Zero hit it on the head. Some of us are just...
  19. BrewmeisterSmith

    Doughnuts / Pies in beer

    true, too much fatty oils can alter the outcome. I make a coconut cream stout, which is fantastic. The coconut shavings are a little fatty and there is always a think layer of oil floating on the surface. I carefully rack the beer from under this layer and know that anything remaining i the keg...
  20. BrewmeisterSmith

    Doughnuts / Pies in beer

    Idk. I don't think it's a matter of being a tryhard. But I do think it's fun and creative. Randy Mosher told me recently that one of the fun things with brewing is that you can really screw with people. So this type of thing is not your jam. I get it. But I can tell you first hand that the...
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