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    vanilla extract

    i used about 3 ounces of pure vanilla extract for an english brown ale kit at bottling and it's FABULOUS!
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    Adding fruit to secondary, how to sanitize the fruit?

    thanks for the quick reply! sounds like a plan. my only issue is that i don't use plastic anymore - only glass carboys. i'm thinking about straining the blueberries after i steep and before i add to the primary. let us know how it tastes, tom!
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    Adding fruit to secondary, how to sanitize the fruit?

    nevermind...posted before i read the last few comments. i'm thinking of adding the blueberries to primary like 32indian said...
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    Adding fruit to secondary, how to sanitize the fruit?

    quick question...when you racked to secondary and put the blueberries in...did you rack to a 7 gallon or 5 gallon carboy? trying to figure out if i need to get another set of carboys to do fruit beers... thanks in advance!
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    Coopers Ginger Beer

    awesome DT! congrats on the IPA win!
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    Would you like a lemon with that?

    i have found one hefe brew that doesn't need a lemon at all: paulaner's. try it!
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    Coopers Ginger Beer

    how did the judging go, DT? my batch of Ginger IPA just finished fermenting - krauesen finally fell last night, so i'll be moving it to secondary tonight & dry-hopping more fresh ginger. it took 10 days to finish fermenting! i don't use a hydrometer, so i can't tell you any readings. :eek...
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    Coopers Ginger Beer

    80/- did you put all that in the primary? i'd be surprised if it turns out ok...contamination etc. and 2.5 lbs of ginger is a LOT. i spoke to a microbrew guy at a recent brewfest and he told me to watch out how much ginger i add to my batch because it will definitely overpower your beer if...
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    Coopers Ginger Beer

    i'm gonna brew up a batch of brewers best IPA with some fresh ginger this weekend... i'll let you know how it turns out. i'm going to try 1 ounce in the last 10 minutes of the boil and then dry-hopping another ounce in secondary. hopefully it won't over power the brew.
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    Favorite Brewing Music

    brazilian girls led zeppelin of course after a fatty :cool:
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    Need an Extract Recipe For Vanilla Nut Brown Ale

    Thanks for the response NUCC98. I think I may chance it as well. I bought mine at Trader Joes in DC - need to check the bottle, but I'm hoping it's organically grown. Man I can't wait! It's so hard to decide what batch to do next! I have a Belgian Blonde Ale kit that I must brew first, but...
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    Need an Extract Recipe For Vanilla Nut Brown Ale

    How'd it turn out? Still jet-fuel-y? And NUCC98, do I need to sterilize the vanilla bean at all? I just did a lemon corriander weiss and it required me to microwave the lemon zest for 30 seconds before putting it in the secondary. Do you think I should do the same to the bean or no?
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    Belgian Ales!!

    i had the chimay cinq cents last weekend. YUM! i think i liked the blue label the best as well. try the white though, just to see. i love abbey/trappist ales!
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    Need an Extract Recipe For Vanilla Nut Brown Ale

    Thanks orrelse! I was thinking of just adding the vanilla bean to the primary anyway.
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    Need an Extract Recipe For Vanilla Nut Brown Ale

    Sorry for requesting an extract recipe, but hey, I'm comfy with it! Anyone out there have a good extract recipe for a Nut Brown Ale with vanilla bean? I recently bought a couple of vanilla beans, and I'm interested in seeing how it tastes with the Nut Brown Ale. I LOVE Newcastle, as well as a...
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    This Beer Sucks, IMO

    GAH! Ya stumped me. It's been about a month since I brewed this batch. I can't remember, but I think it was bitter. It was dried out orange peel. I think Janx may have answered this question before: bitter vs. sweet orange peel. It might be in a post about when to add orange peel to a batch.
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    This Beer Sucks, IMO

    Sure. Purchased at www.MidwestSupplies.com. BELGIAN WITBIER The Belgian Wit WYeast #3944 is recommended and is responsible this beers refreshing flavor. Our ingredients for this recipe include: 6 pounds of Wheat malt extract 1/2 lb. Carapils malt 1 oz. Hallertau bittering hops 1 oz...
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    This Beer Sucks, IMO

    YUM! Yes, my homebrew Wit is actually pretty good. It's a little more bold in flavor than microbrewery versions I have tried, not bold per se re alcohol content or anything, just bold taste. It's OK. I need to perfect it though. As you know, I am still using kits. I know I know. But they were...
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