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  1. FermentingFreak

    Up a Kriek...?

    I took the picture prior to putting wire hoods on them. :P I am disappointed that the only color of wire hoods I could find were gold. Guess there isn't much of a market of variety.
  2. FermentingFreak

    Up a Kriek...?'s done! Letting it settle work really well. I got exactly 5gal. I worried for nothing. I tasted it from the siphon; tastes amazing even uncarbonated. It took me a few bottles to 'dial-in' the corker but I'll use those 'duds' as my sampling bottles. Now...where to store them so...
  3. FermentingFreak

    Up a Kriek...? got on the way and delayed me 3 weeks but I don't think it matters as this has already been sitting a year :P I've been checking the gravity and it seems stable. I moved it to the workspace for bottling tomorrow morning. I tried not to disturb it too much however, some ripples were...
  4. FermentingFreak

    Up a Kriek...?'s been just over a year! Preparing to bottle. Any words of advice from the Pros about bottle this Kriek?
  5. FermentingFreak

    Up a Kriek...?

    ...that long huh? Aside from my desire to drink it now, my fear is that the room it's in may get too warm in the summer months...I know it's supposed to be sour but will warmer temps have the same adverse affects as they would on an ale?
  6. FermentingFreak

    Up a Kriek...?

    I was planning on bottling it next month but might let it sit a couple more months. I didn't taste it..afraid to disturb it too much. :o
  7. FermentingFreak

    Up a Kriek...?

    10 November 2012: My first attempt at a Lambic. I used NB Dawson's Kriek Extract Kit with Wyeast 3278 Lambic Blend. Followed the recipe; O.G.1.053. 23 November 2012: Racked into Secondary; added an extra can of Cherry Puree. Covered and (tried) to forget about it... 5 January 2013: Lifted...
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  12. FermentingFreak

    Liquid Yeast + Hot Shipping Conditions =

    Yeast Health Uncertainty...leaving a novice brewer nervous with questions. I gambled (stupidly) and ordered the NB 115th Dream Hopbursted IPA Extract Kit with Wyeast American Ale 1056 online. It just happened to ship during a really hot week and was delivered in the early morning when I was...
  13. FermentingFreak

    Need a QUICK answer

    I have had success cooling the wort quickly using an unusual method: freezing water (after boiling) into ice blocks in sanitized zip-locked bags, cutting bags open with sanitized knife and dumping the ice blocks directly into the wort. It took some time to cool but it was effective. Read about...
  14. FermentingFreak

    Pitching yeast

    I find myself referring to John Palmer's "How to Brew" site often:
  15. FermentingFreak

    First brew. Concerned about OG

    I find myself visiting this page after each brew: :)
  16. FermentingFreak

    Black IPA with Extract

    I brewed Midwest's kit Hopstache Black IPA w/ Safale US-05 and it was a huge hit! I highly recommend it.
  17. FermentingFreak

    Knuckle Sandwich recipe?

    OMG! Must try! Would someone be so kind as to convert this into an extract recipe? Thanks!
  18. FermentingFreak

    burnt steeping bag

    I use NB and MW kits. This last one was NB's Chocolate Milk Stout. The base of the beer (stout) was perfect but you couldn't taste the sweetness from the lactose (milk) or the chocolate supposedly infused from the nibs. Next time I will increase the lactose used, get the chocolate flavor a...
  19. FermentingFreak

    burnt steeping bag

    So I finally got around to tasting this beer. No burnt taste noted, although I wasn't pleased with the overall taste of the final product. Beginning to notice that many kits don't have enough or as pronounced favors as I think they should. Guess I am going to have roll the dice and modify as need :)
  20. FermentingFreak

    Irish Car Bomb Stout

    I started drinking at the 3 week mark (and they were GREAT then) but I have noticed that the longer you let them sit, the better they taste. I have no idea about the ABV but it only took one 22oz bottle to feel a really great buzz!! :)