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  1. secretlevel

    How to (Successfully) Brew with Maple Syrup - My story of trial and error

    I have tried pretty much all of the methods to try to get maple flavor in my beers. I've done a maple as priming sugar, maple-aged oak staves, fenugreek seed beer, maple extract beer, maple in primary, maple in secondary, maple soup, maple gumbo... just kidding about the last two. You get the...
  2. BryggAnton

    Adding Dextrin during fermentation

    Hi folks! I'm 1 week in to the fermentation on my big extract stout. And now i wounder if i can add some dextrin directly in to my fermentation vessel, or is it too late? I'm planning on kegging it in 2-3weeks from now.
  3. FL_ABG_brewer77

    Perpetual Blending

    So my idea is that i'll brew a beer (probably either a stout or a barely wine) and I'll let it age for a year. Approx 2 weeks before batch #1 is a year old, i'll brew batch #2. And I'll repeat this cycle year after year. Each time I'll pull an equal amount of each vintage and blend them...
  4. B

    Jacketed Conical

    I’m looking for a jacketed conical. I’d consider 7-8 or 15 gallon. From what I can find Brewers Hardware, Stout, Glacier Tanks and maybe Brewha are the only ones making jacketed conicals for home brewers. I’ve looked at buying new from Brewers Hardware but was hoping somebody may be looking to...
  5. jayjay

    Need quick advice adjuncts effect on priming sugar quantity

    Hi I am about to bottle my first milk stout in which i will be adding a tincture of roasted cacao nibs and vanilla beans to the bottling bucket right before bottling. However i am in doubt as to whether the sugar contents of the adjuncts would mess up the usual priming sugar quantity and...
  6. T

    Climbing Gravity-Taking a High Gravity Beer From Grain To Glass

    When I first started Home Brewing my first thought was not to brew some sophisticated Belgian Ale using only imported ingredients from some monastery high in the Alps, but rather I centered my aim to something more American. My aim was to brew something that showcased the truly American ideal of...
  7. A

    Brew It! - Yooper's Oatmeal Stout

    Charles Caleb Colton once said "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". As brewers, that is an exceptionally true statement. There's a reason that expressions like RDWHAHB have become a staple of brewing. It can be intimidating to develop a recipe, let alone one that's going to have...
  8. V

    Craft The Perfect Draft - Hazy Daze Stout

    As the Fall season approaches here in the Northeastern United States it brings with it the shorter days and cooler temperatures that signal the end of summer. In a few weeks the leaves of the deciduous trees in my neighborhood will start to change color. The same green leaves that provided...
  9. lemy

    Temperature Issues Beyond Reason

    Early this morning I brewed a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. This is the first 12-gallon batch on "my" system. I possess a 14.5 gallon conical fermenter, so why not fill it? Since it was my first big batch, it was not without problems and a lot of learning. I learned a valuable lesson about combing...
  10. lemy

    Temperature Issues Beyond Reason

    Early this morning I brewed a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. This is the first 12-gallon batch on "my" system. I possess a 14.5 gallon conical fermenter, so why not fill it? Since it was my first big batch, it was not without problems and a lot of learning. I learned a valuable lesson about combing...
  11. H

    Questions of Using adjunct for stout ~

    I am planning to make pastry stout. But I have some questions. One is to store cookies in vodka for a week and put both vodka and cookies in the second fermentation. If I put vodka together at this time, wouldn't it increase alcohol and adversely affect beer? Also, is there enough flavor...
  12. P

    Abnormal's Adjunct-Ready Imperial Stout Recipe

    This will be my first attempt so do a big stout in a BIAB. Do you think this is being overzealous. I have posted the recipe. Has anyone tried this? Any tips, words of wisdom, alternatives are appreciated? ALL-GRAIN Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters) Brewhouse efficiency: 59% OG: 1.110 FG...
  13. J

    Bourbon/Coffee Stout

    I looked through a few old forum posts, but there wasn't much info on this, so I thought I'd ask again: I want to bourbon barrel age a stout, but they're a bit expensive and impractical for me to try right now. I've also wanted to add coffee beans to a stout. Thought I'd kill two birds. I have...
  14. V

    BJCP Help

    Waited to long to ask this but I have print the labels today..... I have an imperial milk stout with coconut, vanilla, and Rye Whiskey soaked Oak Chips in it. I am struggling with where to enter it. Here is what I narrowed it down to: 30 A - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (coconut is...
  15. R

    Potential acetobacter issue, yeast OK

    I have a bucket of stout I worked really hard on, and I'm pretty sure it's reached FG, but there's a smell to it that doesn't seem right. I'm going to try putting it in secondary for a while to see if it subsides. Two questions: 1) The smell I think is similar to vinegar, all I can pair it to...
  16. P

    Boozy off-flavour in a big Stout

    Hi all, I'm 3 weeks into brewing my first biggish beer and I'm looking for some advice what to do next. It's a stout with OG of 1.070, so on the smaller end of the Imperial scale. 20 litre/5 gallon batch. I went with Mangrove Jacks M41 Belgian Ale yeast. Fermentation temperature was in the...
  17. D

    An Imp Stout with a high amount of Caramunich

    I have been thinking of making a video on my Youtube channel DrHans Brewery about Caramunich malt for quite some time but never got around to it. As I was sent an Imperial Stout with a high amount of Caramunich, I took the chance to at least talk a little about a malt that I think is quite...
  18. M

    Winter Stout Fun! "Moompa Loompa Orange Chocolate Milk Stout"

    Very excited about this! It's happily bubbling away in the primary as we speak. I used another tried-and-true victory stout recipe I've made as the base, and then added a bunch of fun stuff to it! Moompa Loompa Stout: 5.25 gal. OG 1.064 FG predicted 1.018 ibu's 42 5 lbs. extra light dme 2...
  19. A

    Stout faucet not working

    Hey all! I just installed my brand new stout faucet from my local homebrew supply store. I mainly bought this so I could dispense cold brew nitro coffee. this is my first time working with a stout faucet ever so maybe you guys can help me with this. I installed the lines, attached the gas to...
  20. Saunassa

    Is this normal for S-04?

    I brewed up a sweet stout this past Saturday and pitched a packet of S-04 into it. Placed it into my 60 degree basement closet with a fermwrap and inkbird controller set to 65. Sunday morning it was a chugging along only needing to have heat added every few hours. Sunday at 4pm the temp went...