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  1. antony

    Bottom Draining Tun Deadspace?

    Hey gang, I built myself a bottom draining mash tun from a decommissioned black rubber coated keg & I've got a false bottom in place. My question is regarding mash volumes. Should I measure the space below the false bottom to the drain (maybe .5-.75g) and then add this volume to my usual mash...
  2. antony

    Blueberry Powder?

    Hey gang, Went to Whole Foods with the wife today & I saw this: 100% blueberries, no additives, roughly 48t per bag comes out to right around 800 blueberries. thoughts? I've never used blueberries in a beer because I figured I would just need a ton but this has got me curious...
  3. antony

    Raspberry Brown Recipe?

    Hey gang, I'm curious if anyone has a good Raspberry Brown recipe, similar to New Belgium's Frambozen. I've tried AHS before but was looking for another. Any input would be great. I know how to use the internet, just looking for first hand accounts/experiences. Thanks in advance.
  4. antony

    your favorite extra pale

    Been noticing how much I like really floral/hoppy extra pale ales. I've brewed a 9 lb Pilsner/2.5 lb red wheat w/5 oz of falconers flight that I really liked. Right around 45 ibus, really pale and so delicious young. Anyone have a hop that they think would be delicious w/the same relative ibus...
  5. antony

    2 lbs of 2yr old nugget? ideas?

    hey gang...buddy of mine snagged nearly 2lbs of nugget whole leaf that is approx 2 yrs old (his words). It was warm/soft when I received it & I assume it must have been previously frozen. It's vacuum packed and currently in the refrigerator. Thoughts? Maybe a big base grain bill (2 10g...
  6. antony

    thoughts, prayers, well wishes plz

    hey gang... so...my life's sucked the last two weeks and I need some ears and hopefully a few well wishes/prayers if you're so inclined. My 39 year old wife was diagnosed with lung cancer just over a week ago. Oncologist said its in the advanced stages and we're rushing to get her into...
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    powder additives after kegging?

    Friend of mine made a vanilla porter with mexican vanilla and I'm not a big fan...he's adamant about not using vanilla bean (says he doesn't like it). We've used vanilla powder before & he preferred that. My question is...can I add the vanilla additive powder to the keg after the beer has been...
  8. antony

    lemongrass powder?

    just curious if anyone has experience with lemongrass powder. wife brought home a 5oz jar ("i thought you could brew with it") & I'm kinda stumped. i've never used lemongrass but know there's quite a few recipes around including it...just seems its the actual plant. ideas? suggestions...
  9. antony

    multiple bags for 10g batch?

    Gonna brew my first 10g batch tomorrow. I usually brew 5g biab in either a 13g or 15g keggle. I've got roughly 21lbs of grain that I need to mash but it doesn't fit in my usual grain bag. Can I split the grains b/w two bags and place them in the same keggle? I understand that I don't want...
  10. antony

    1st Beersmith Design Help

    Hey gang, So, I finally grabbed a copy of Beersmith a couple of weeks ago & I'm thinking I want to try my hand and making something that isn't a recipe that I've found. I came up with this: All Grain 5.5g, BIAB 7 lb Marris Otter 2.75 lb German Pilsner 1.25 Crystal 20L 12oz Flaked...
  11. antony

    moving kegged beer to a corny

    so, I went to a festival yesterday (I go every year) and they generally buy more kegs than they can finish. Volunteers generally fill up their growlers as they leave after clean up. Well, knowing I was the last to leave & that the beer wasn't going to be used....I brought a corny keg...
  12. antony

    my lager fermentation fridge "build"...

    the backstory: So, I've got a 23 cu ft chest freezer that I typically use to ferment in (a buddy usually brews with me). Once a year around January we brew lagers & the freezer is turned into a lagering chamber for months & the rest of the pipeline dries out & falls to pieces until May/June...
  13. antony

    soonest you've kegged a hefeweizen?

    Brewed an all grain hefe on Sunday (today's Friday)...4lbs pilsner, 7lbs wheat, 1.5L starter of Wyeast 3068. Had to ferment it at 70ish b/c my chamber's full of lagers. It went gangbusters for 36hrs then slowed down quite a bit. I was planning on checking the gravity just b/c it was so active...
  14. antony

    2 fermentation chambers?

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone have two fermentation chambers? I picked up a 23 cu ft chest freezer off c list a couple years ago for $100 & my buddy & I have been using it regularly, it's the bomb. Unfortunately, brewing lagers severely slows down the pipeline, as the chamber is tied up...
  15. antony

    dbl choc milk stout not carbing in keg

    Hey gang. Made this double chocolate milk stout (BIAB) on Sept 14th: 9lb Marris Otter 12oz Choc Malt 4oz Crystal 40L 2oz Black Patent 2oz Black Roasted Barley Mashed at 152 for 90 minutes. 8oz Malto Dextrin 1lb Lactose 1oz Galena (60') 2oz Belgian Cocoa Powder (5') OG-1.062, FG-1.021 (b/c...
  16. antony

    oats in a chocolate milk stout?

    hey gang, I'm brewing this tomorrow: Double Chocolate Milk Stout 9lb Marris Otter 12oz Chocolate Malt 4oz Crystal 40L Malt 2oz Black Roasted Barley 2oz Black Patent Malt 1oz Galena (60') 8oz MaltoDextrin (60') 16oz Lactose (60') 2oz Belgian Cocoa WL London Ale (1.6L starter) I was going to...
  17. antony

    adding oats to double choc stout

    hey gang-- Planning on making a double chocolate stout & adding 12oz of lactose to sweeten things up a bit. Recipe also calls for maltodextrin (AG--BIAB). Anyone think adding both may be overkill? What about adding oats to the mash as well?Ideally I'd wind up with a thick creamy chocolate...
  18. antony

    can I dryhop after carbing in keg?

    hey gang, Made a bitter blond about a month ago: Captain Greencoat's Bitter Blonde 4.5 lb 2-Row 2.7 lb Maris Otter 1 lb CaraPils Mash @ 152*F for 75 min Mash in w/ 3.1 gal @ 163*F, rest for 75 min. Sparge w/ 4.6 gal @ 176*F. BOIL TIME! 60 minute boil 0.5 oz Cascade (7.5%...
  19. antony

    first time kegging

    hey gang, Just brewed my first 2 AG in my newly converted keggle (drilled the hole myself). I also just picked up 4 corny kegs (though just hoses/regulators for 2, as I only have two taps that I'm installing). My question is, can I have four kegs filled and alternate them b/w the 2 taps...
  20. antony

    do i need a starter?--1.066 O.G.

    I wanted to brew a rye ipa with an og of 1.066 on Sunday but I haven't made it to ahs yet, was planning on going Saturday am. I'd thought about making the starter tomorrow & pitching the entire thing in Sunday evening but I wasn't sure if I'd actually be accomplishing anything with letting the...
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