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  1. Brewfawx

    What to do with spent grains?

    Hey all, Im looking for something to do to repurpose my spent grains after brew day. I dont have livestock or chickens, so is there anything I can do with my grains? Fawx
  2. Brewfawx

    First attempt at a sour, Help?

    So i recently got a smaple of some wild yeast from the coast, and after the sample fermented out it smelled sour, but in a very pleasant way. I wanted to make a sour beer with it, and wee what came from it. I was thinking of doing a sour blonde ale with strawberries, but I have no idea how to...
  3. Brewfawx

    carbonating in the bottle with chocolate?

    Ive got a chocolate and peppers stout that is just about ready to bottle, and when I tasted it last, I found the chocolate flavor lacking. Since I plan on carbonating in the bottle, is it possible to use some sort of chocolate chip to provide the sugars and or bump up the chocolate flavor a...
  4. Brewfawx

    Can anyone identify this? Is my beer ruined?

    I am currently brewing a chocolate and poblano pepper stout. It has been aging for a week or so after fermentation stopped, and I added some 100%cacao dark chocolate and some fresh peppers, all sanitized in vodka. A few days later I looked and this has formed. There is no airlock activity and...
  5. Brewfawx

    Watermelon Wine Attempt

    I am making my first attempt at watermelon wine on Monday. I have a decent amount of beer experience, but I've never done a wine. id love some feedback on my recipe. One gallon batch: take a large watermelon and puree the inside, run through a strainer to remove excess pulp. add 1 1/2lbs sugar...
  6. Brewfawx

    Something Wrong?

    I am doing an ipa with a few teas in it, in a one gallon batch, and i think my OG is 1.010. Does that seem correct? am I reading the Hydrometer wrong, or could it be somethign else?
  7. Brewfawx

    Left in Fermenter?

    So I was brewing a Walnut Vanilla Amber, and after pouring my wort into my carboy, a family emergency came up, and i was unable to pitch the yeast for about a week. the fermenter had a blowoff tube attached, and was undisturbed during that time. Is it too late or unsafe to pitch the yeast? Will...
  8. Brewfawx

    Single Hop Green Tea/Hibiscus IPA

    A Single Hop IPA using Mosaic Hops. 2lbs U.S Pale 2-row Malt 5oz Caramel Malt (60L) .25oz Mosaic at 60 minutes .25oz Mosaic at 15 minutes .25oz Mosaic at 1 minute .75oz Mosaic dry-hop for 3 days 3tsp loose-leaf Hibiscus petals at 60 minutes 3tsp Loose-leaf Hibiscus petals at 30 minutes 3tsp...