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    First Weizenbock Recipe for Critique

    Well, I got to brewin' yesterday and let me tell you, this one was an adventure. Aside from the 100-degree temps outside, it was a temperamental boil from the beginning. This thing wanted to boil over constantly. I have never had one like this before, and I'm not really sure what happened. Maybe...
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    First Weizenbock Recipe for Critique

    Great advice. I just brewed the Dead Guy Ale clone kit and used my upstairs bathtub along with some milk jugs of ice to keep the fermentation temps around 60F. I wrapped the top of the fermenter in wet towels and had a fan constantly blowing on it as well, so I'm sure that helped. Maybe for this...
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    First Weizenbock Recipe for Critique

    Well, I am a bit disappointed. I guess I expected a little more participation from the group. I guess yet another recipe for review isn't really too popular. Anyway, after some additional research I have decided to eliminate the flavor and aroma hops on the original recipe as (at least from what...
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    First Weizenbock Recipe for Critique

    Hey all, it's been awhile since I've been active on here (still looking for a job) so I thought I would kick things back off with my latest recipe. When my wife and I were out a few weeks ago I had my first Aventinus wheat dopplebock and I loved it (so did the SWMBO). Of course, I immediately...
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    Robust Porter for Comments

    Damn this is a good one. I just cracked open the first bottle after a week of conditioning and I am blown away. Subtle vanilla aftertaste with huge coffee and chocolate notes. The lactose has done a great job adding just a bit of sweetness and mouthfeel to the brew. If it's this good at one...
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    Robust Porter for Comments

    I have made some changes to the original recipe based on some of the comments. Vanilla Mocha Cream Porter Partial mash, 5-gal final volume 3.5-gal boil. 2lb American 2-row 0.5lb Flaked Wheat 0.5lb Flaked Barley 0.25lb American Chocolate Malt 0.5lb Belgian Special B 0.25lb Carafa...
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    Thought I Would Share My Latest Recipe

    I gotta tell ya. For such a simple little recipe I think that it is one of the best I have made to-date. I think if I make something like it again I will use another ounce or so of Cascade for bittering, but me thinks this wasn't a bad batch.
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    Honey's Home Apricot Hefeweizen

    I entered this recipe into the Sam Adams Longshot competition. I think it's a decent beer, but I am sure that I am just what the title says, a longshot. I don't think they announce winners until sometime in September. Here's hopin'.:rockin:
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    Robust Porter for Comments

    Thanks for the response. At the moment, I happen to have only two lbs of American 2-row on hand so I am going with that. Given the 3:2 ratio I will remove about 1.3lbs of DME in the recipe. Should this be enough with which to mash the flaked barley and wheat?
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    Robust Porter for Comments

    Man I love this board. Such fast responses. So of I am reading this correctly, if I replace two lbs of the DME with a 2-row malt (1:1 weight wise) and keep the rest of the bill the same I should see a much better end result? Anybody have a suggestion for what type of base malt I should use...
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    Robust Porter for Comments

    I plan to brew a new style for me, robust porter, this coming week and I am looking for some comments/suggestions on the recipe I have constructed. It is based on a one that I found on the BeerTools website with a couple of minor modifications. Vanilla Mocha Cream Porter Partial mash...
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Not brewing on the weekend but Monday I plan to brew up a 5-gal batch of robust porter. I found an interesting recipe on the BeerTools website and decided to change it up a bit with a different hop profile and some vanilla beans in the secondary. This will be my first porter so I hope it turns...
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    Honey's Home Apricot Hefeweizen

    I was able to maintain a pretty good bit of honey character in the final product. I think that adding the honey into the boil at the end and with the flame off really helped to prevent alot of the volatilization typically seen when you boil it for extended periods of time. As for the clearing...
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    HoneysHomeApricotWheatAllLacedUp

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    HoneysHomeApricotWheatHeadShot

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    Honey's Home Apricot Hefeweizen

    Well, I know it's been awhile since I posted on this brew, but the time has come. I have to say that I am quite pleased with how this batch turned out. I was a bit concerned about it being too bitter and overly fruity, but neither is the case. There is a great apricot aroma and flavor and the...
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    Thought I Would Share My Latest Recipe

    Well, I am not really sure what style it is or what it should be called, but I brewed my latest batch yesterday. At this point, all I am really concerned about is whether or not it will taste good. I have never really been too concerned with staying within specific style guidelines, so we...
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    Hi from Austin, TX - and THANKS!

    Welcome from another brewing newbie in Dallas (well, originally from Cleveland, OH up until about a year ago). I gotta warn ya, once you homebrew there's no turning back! My wife got me the same kit last Christmas and I am already on my 4th batch. That's what spare bathrooms are for...
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    Wheat beer in Secondary: what's supposed to be happening?

    Unless you have a spigot built into your fermenting vessel you are going to have to access the beer through the top. I would recommend that you completely sanitize anything you are going to put into your beer. A quick soak in Star-San or something similar should do the trick. I don't see why...
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    Greetings from Ohio

    Greetings from a Cleveland guy that has recently been transplanted to Dallas. I never thought I would say this, but I missed the snow!! Maybe the ability to brew outside in December will make up for it!
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