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    Adding bourbon to Holiday Brew too much?

    Everyone, I am brewing my first batch in 3 years this coming weekend. I am going to do a holiday brown ale with a hint of cinnamon, coriander, orange peel, and ginger. I am tempted to split the wort and take half and do a secondary fermentation with oak chips soaked in bourbon. Has anyone...
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    Pectic enzyme in a braggot

    I brewed a cranberry braggot last weekend. I used 6 lbs of orange blossom honey and 2lbs of rehydrated cranberrys. The cranberrys were added 7 min before flame out and I added the honey after flame out with the wort temp around 160 F. I stirred it and let it set for about 10-15 min and then...
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    I'm thinking about brewing a cranberry braggot for my wedding. I'm curious what the general consensus here is on how popular a braggot would be for the general population. Is it worth it or should I brew something else? I thought I would at least brew something exotic and not something they can...
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    Can I use the extract for my Partial Mash as a starter?

    I am brewing a partial mash doppelbock (1.088 OG) this weekend and was wondering if I could use the 3 lbs of extract as the starter and then mash the grains a day or so later and add that to the wort, or vice a versa. If this is a good idea, when should I add the second part of the wort...
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    Largest amount of grains you can use with partial mash

    Hey all, I have been looking for this info on the site but can't seem to come across it and I am waiting on my copy of Designing Great Beers to arrive. I do not have the equipment to do an all grain, yet, but am going to do a PM doppelbock. I've been looking over recipes and had a few of you...
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    First recipe for a partial mash, please comment.

    I just finished using Beersmith (thanks for the suggestion guys!) to develop a partial mash doppelbock recipe. I only have a 5 gallon SS pot so it is not a full boil. Here is what I have... 6.60 lb Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 51.16 % 3.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM)...
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    How do I convert an extract recipe to a partial mash?

    I have the extract recipe for Dogfishhead's 60-minute IPA and would like to convert it to a partial mash. How would I go about doing this? thanks, Kurt
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    Will going to a partial mash get rid of the extract twang?

    I have brewed a few extract beers and have been generally disapointed in the results. My primary is empty (god forbid!) and I have seen a few threads on partial mash and am considering moving to that. I do not have the money to go AG but plan on obtaining AG equipment over time. My question...
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    Secondary question.

    Hello. I did a search on this subject and read the sticky but I still have a specific question. I brewed a porter 11 days ago and had not seen any activity in the bubbler for 7 days. I got a ton of activity (blow off) within a couple of hours of adding the yeast and it slowed from there, so I...
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    Split my batch in the primary?

    Hi everyone. I finished brewing the NB bourbon barrel porter extract last Saturday (4th brew, 1st steeping grains). The OG came out a little low but I think I now what happed there and am not worried about that. I am thinking about splitting my batch when it finishes in the primary. Half...