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  1. R

    Butterrum Lifesavers for Primary???

    Im most likely going to try a half gallon experimental batch with butter rum flavored Lifesavers melted down, honey, water, and yeast. Has anyone ever attempted using hard candies? I'm afraid it'll be rocket fuel when it's done but I really want to make a Butterbeer (like from Harry Potter). Any...
  2. R

    Anyone ever brewed with Dragonfruit?

    We picked up a Dragonfruit today to just try it and the thing has a very mild, floral flavor. Anyone have any experience with this fruit in primary or secondary, particularly in cyser or mead?
  3. E

    Growing Ingredients for Use in Your Homebrew

    For most homebrewers, the process begins and ends in their brewing area, and whatever goes into their beer comes from their friendly neighborhood homebrew supply shop or their favorite online retailer. While there is nothing wrong with that-- it’s a system that serves countless happy homebrewers...
  4. wsmith1625

    How did you get started creating your own recipes?

    I would love to hear everyone's story on how they switched from brewing kits to creating their own recipes. I eventually want to brew my own recipes but don't know where to start. Thanks!
  5. T

    Made it Up as I Went with Green Tea Beer recipe - Is it any good?

    I had the inspiration to concoct a tea beer recipe from scratch after watching a youtube video that suggested to avoid green tea due to it giving off too much bitterness (). My previous batch made from scratch with Vanilla beans, Honey, and butternut Squash had great results except for too high...
  6. T

    Made it Up as I Went with Green Tea Beer recipe - Is it any good?

    I had the inspiration to concoct a tea beer recipe from scratch after watching a youtube video that suggested to avoid green tea due to it giving off too much bitterness (). My previous batch made from scratch with Vanilla beans, Honey, and butternut Squash had great results except for too high...
  7. Intheswamp

    What do I need to order? From where?

    Ok, I'm getting ready to ease back into fermenting. I've got some equipment from seven years ago when I made some mead but just dumped the additives and chemicals. I also dumped a bunch of very nasty smelling rubber bungs. I've got hydrometers a some racking canes and a few other items so I...
  8. EnglishAndy

    DIY PBW

    PBW (and Starsan) are no longer available in the EU. This situation may be resolved by the importer but existing stocks are running very low at the usual online stockists. I am personally getting close to the bottom of my tub of PBW and may have to mix my own from ingredients I can get on ebay...
  9. I

    Advice on ingredients for brewing my first beer.

    I wanted to brew my first beer soon. I was thinking of the following ingredients. I was wondering if I could seek some help selecting the right ingredients. Where I'm at, I am somewhat limited in the choice of ingredients. 1) Dry malt extract 2) Red Wine yeast or Dry wine yeast: I plan to brew...
  10. Infantryjared1

    Maple Porter-when to add the syrup

    Hello everyone. My very first brew is a maple porter. It's a kit I got for Christmas. Anyway, the directions say to add the syrup 5 days into fermentation and swirl the carboy. I'm brand new, but what I've read suggests that may be late to disturb the yeast causing off flavors. It calls for only...
  11. D

    Film on beer

    I'm currently brewing a smores stout which I came up with by tweaking a chocolate stout extract recipe. Added Graham crackers to mash which is the only change from original recipe so far. Just transferred to secondary last week and have noticed a white film settling on top of the beer. I'm...
  12. K

    Wintergreen in Root Beer

    Hey, I‘ve decided to make Root Beer from scratch but my recipe doesn’t tell me whether to use dried or fresh wintergreen leaves. I bought a wintergreen plant and I’m growing it in my garden. Would you recommend drying the leaves before putting it into the RB mixture or just using the fresh...
  13. I

    Hello, new guy here

    Hello fellow brewers! I am going to get serious and brew some GF beer real soon. I've got my own equipment but it's been awhile. Last season I tried somewhat of a Sorghum Ale with coco nibs and it tasted like a grapefruit. Big fail. I'll be poking through the forums looking for suggestions on...
  14. nickw14

    Using food waste as ingredients in the brewing process....

    Hey everyone! I am new to the group and scene of Homebrewing but wanting to get some advice firstly. I am looking to start brewing in connection with a group of volunteers who collect unwanted/surplus food from companies who would have thrown it out. They are doing a great job but have to...
  15. L

    Beers that share similar ingredients???

    So, I am new-ish to brewing. I have only been at it in earnest for about a year, and have about 11 brews under my belt. I brew extract kits at present, but am looking to venture out. I have heard brewing can be cheaper by buying ingredients separately rather than kits; however, in pricing a...
  16. Steelers77

    Amarillo Leaf hops -$24.00/Lb

    We just received a limited number of Amarillo whole leaf hops that we are selling by the pound. Come get some : http://www.farmhousebrewingsupply.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=268 Cheers, John
  17. J

    Making Heineken and Peroni. Know the Ingredients?

    I have tried these beers and really liked them. I'm new brewer I would like to try and make it. Does anyone the type of beer they are or the ingredients for them?
  18. SteinBrew

    Recipe Critique - Dos Cerebros IPA

    I am working on a new IPA recipe and I'm curious to hear any feedback before the brew. I think it will be tasty as is, however, I always learn new things when people critique my recipes. Thanks! Dos Cerebros IPA Stats: Recipe type - All-grain Batch size - 10 gal. Mash efficiency - 80%...
  19. oneawesomeguy

    How Long Does It Stay Fresh?

    Hey HBT! I have been thinking of buying ingredients in bulk so I can make beer whenever I want instead of needing to go to the LHBS or waiting a week to get my order from AHS. Cost is another benefit as buying in bulk tends to be a lot cheaper. I am curious to know what is the typical amount...
  20. SteinBrew

    IBA Recipe Critique

    I am working on a new all-grain IBA recipe for a 10 gallon batch. I've never brewed an IBA, so I would love to hear any feedback from those more knowledgeable and experienced than myself. Thank you in advance for any shared insight! Stats: Mash efficiency - 73% Pre-boil - 1.055 OG - 1.059...
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