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    Berliner Weiss Braggot

    Hi all, I've gotten interested in Braggots after hearing the latest Brewing Network Sunday Session. Has anyone ever tried to sour a mead or braggot? Also, does anyone with experience have advice for what honey might work well with this ill-advised project? Thanks...and please feel free to...
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    American IPA Purring Kitten Session IPA

    Of my 3 Session IPA attempts this has been by far the best. How can you beat a nice hoppy 3.5% beer? UPDATE: This scored a 42 and won its category (Specialty 23) at the 2012 Las Vegas SNAFU Memorial & it ended up getting 2nd place in Best Of Show out of roughly 160 entries. 10/1/13 UPDATE...
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    Feisty Farmhand Hoppy Saison on WLP585

    I entered this in an upcoming contest on 10/20 & it has a few fans so I thought I'd post it. UPDATE: This beer was split into 2 batches (one with a starter & one a direct pitch of the vial). I'm proud to report the starter side placed 2nd & the vial side placed 3rd (in Belgian & French Ale) in...
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    Hay Gurl Hoppy American Farmhouse

    This has been very well received and is entered in SNAFU's competition (in Las Vegas) on 10/20. I recently re-brewed it with only a few minor changes. Grain Bill: 4.5lb 2row 4.5lb German Pils 1.25lb White Wheat 0.5lb Honey Malt 0.5lb Table sugar (added at 5 min left in boil) BIAB...
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    Brett Beer Sink Spoon 100% Brett Rye IPA

    This has been very well received and will be entered in upcoming contests. My buddy stirred the 80 degree wort with a dirty spoon from the sink, hence the name. Grain Bill: 10.5lb US 2row 2lb Rye 1lb Franco-Belg Munich 6-8L BIAB Mash Schedule: 151 for 60min Mash out at 168 for 10min Hop...
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    Lazy But Belgian - APA on saison yeast

    UPDATE: This placed 2nd in Belgian & French Ale in the SoCal Regional Homebrew Championship: http://www.inlandempirebrewers.com/compwinners2012.html This was an 8 gallon batch that I split into two 4gal batches. Half was on WLP560 Saison (exclusively from Austin Homebrew) & half was on WLP029...
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    Lime Saison

    All-Grain - Lime Saison Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP566 Belgian Saison II Yeast Starter: Yes Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: WLP644 Brett B Trois Batch Size (Gallons): 5.25 Original Gravity: 1.052 Final Gravity: 1.008 IBU: 32 Boiling Time (Minutes): 90 Primary Fermentation (# of Days &...
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    Jolly Pumpkin dregs & Barleywine

    So I've harvested the dregs from a couple bottles and will be stepping them up. (And if I try this I will likely grab a few more bottles.) My last dreg excursion with JP seems to be going just fine on a Dubbel. I heard Justin on Brewing Network mention a while back that somebody at a...
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    100% Brett Rye IPA

    Looking to give this a shot. Probably 8 gallon batch split on WLP 644 and good ol Brett B 650. Just threw together 80% 2row, 10% rye, 10% munich in beersmith. Tentatively planning bittering with Columbus & flavor/aroma with Tett & Nelson. I want to keep it fairly simple. Both want to brew...
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    Cocoa Nibs in Cointreau?

    So I'm making a chocolate pale that I'm going to back end load with orangey hops (Pacifica, Palisade, Pacific Jade) and I'd like to secondary with cocoa nibs. Because I'm already doing the orange & chocolate thing I thought Cointreau (orange liquer) could be a nice replacement for vodka to...
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    Looking For Vegas Homebrewer Hospitality

    Dearest Vegas Homebrewers, My girlfriend and I are moving out to Vegas in April to embark on our plan to eventually start a brewpub. In preparation for that, I’ll be driving my car out there (from Austin) and will be looking to hit town on the 23rd of this month. I have a flight back to...
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    Hide Yo Kids Saison

    All Grain - BIAB Yeast: Dupont strain 3724 - no starter :drunk: Batch Size: 5 gal Boil Size: 8 gal Estimated OG: 1.107 SG Estimated Color: 7.2 SRM Estimated IBU: 59.4 IBU Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 % Boil Time: 90 Minutes Step Mash: 144-148-154-168 14.5lb Bohemian Pils 3lb Munich...
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    Trashed fellow brewer

    So my homeboy that usually wants to brew on a Friday every few weeks or so wanted to do a Live Oak Hef clone. Cool. He wanted to hit half with kiwis and grapefuit juice because he likes my Catfish Head White & Red (American Red with white wine juice). Cool. He wanted to add the kiwis asap...
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    Gluten free needs to use something other than GF

    I get excited by these titles and then it's just mofos who wanna free their glutens. 'Problem with GF' sounds entertaining to respond to until I realize it's gluten free. I don't want to be a drunken hater, but maybe GFers could call it something different like Stomachically Challenged. SC...
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    Perfecting my house pale

    So I've shrunk something Rogue Yellow Snow IPA-ish down into a pale that I call Yellow Drizzle: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/making-rogue-yellow-snow-ipa-into-light-beer-255302/ 6 gallon PM batch (3 on Pacman, 3 on WLP090) 6.9lb Xpale LME .8lb Melanoiden .7lb Carapils I'm happy...
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    Yeaster Bunny Barleywine

    My latest ill-advised thought is to brew up a 6 gallon batch of American barleywine (not disimilar to that of Jamil's from CYBI) and then split it into 3 two gallon batches with different yeast strains for each. Then after a few weeks to a month, blending the 3 back together and letting it age...
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    A lot of craft beers seem dull now

    The more I get into homebrewing and zero in on the styles and hops that I enjoy, the more I'm left underwhelmed by commercial craft beers or thinking up ways to improve the beer I'm drinking. Tonight I was drinking Avery's Hog Heaven Barleywine and Live Oak's Hefeweizen. Two very good...
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    Absorbing 5 gallons of beer with dry hops?

    This might be my next wildly wreckless beer project. I want to dry hop a 5gal batch so heavily that I literally just have a large wet bucket-shaped hop ball that I have to squeeze out into my bottling bucket. Any guesses on how many pounds I'd need and how much bigger the bucket would need to...
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    Making Rogue Yellow Snow IPA into a light beer

    My friends (and my head most mornings) complain that I make too many big Belgian beers and Imperial IPAs. So I thought I should try making a 4% IPA and thought it'd be fun to make it something similar to Yellow Snow: http://www.rogue.com/beers/yellow-snow-ipa.php This is what my 4am...
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    Reinforce wine bottles full of beer?

    In a pinch I bottled beer into 15 wine bottles. Almost immediately after performing this act I thought this could be problematic. I've read online that the risk of bottles breaking is rather high. What's my best bet at this point? I've been thinking of tightly wrapping the bottles in duct...
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