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Beer Recipes / Re: Rye IPA grist
« on: January 05, 2015, 02:41:45 PM »
Ahh thank you, no sugar, upped the rye to 20% of grist. Planning on brewing it this Saturday and luckily I have one corny left from the last attempt for inspiration.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Rye IPA grist
« on: January 05, 2015, 02:29:43 PM »
I've done this recipe before without the sugar, haven't tried it with sugar yet. My thinking was it would dry it out a bit more while boosting abv. Add a little more two row and nix sugar? Why would the rye and cane sugar be at odds?

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Beer Recipes / Rye IPA grist
« on: January 05, 2015, 12:31:16 PM »
Here's where I'm at so far
10 lbs two row
2 lbs rye
1 lb crystal 60
1 lb cane sugar
This puts me about 7.2 abv with the Sonoma ale yeast I plan to try this go round.
As far as hopping I'm planning on single hopping with cascade with a small bittering addition at 60 and large additions around 5 min and  flameout.
Any ideas, tweaks, or tricks appreciated.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How Long do You Dry Hop in a Keg?
« on: December 18, 2014, 02:10:23 PM »
I'm with Denny, dry hop in keg until it kicks. Usually use pantyhose and tie that to dip tube at the top so that it hangs a couple inches off the keg bottom to prevent clogs. Haven't had a problem yet.

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Beautiful work, that said I'd be worried about someone breaking that aquarium glass after one too many.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: pumpkin beer
« on: November 18, 2014, 10:50:54 AM »
I don't use any pumpkin in my recipe at all. Just the spices in "pumpkin spice". Libby's is what I used most recently. 10 gram at flame out/ whirlpool. 5 gram in my keg after fermentation. Going to try a vodka and spice mix in a jar then filter spice out of vodka next to eliminate the spice in the keg.
The fresher the spices the better the flavor/ aroma. Grind your own cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger. Add allspice. Never tried actually pumpkin in a recipe, but with this method it's pretty easy to turn any base beer into a "pumpkin beer".

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Pimp My System / Re: 3D Printed Tap Handles
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:44:36 AM »
I would print a lower receiver, thread that and use it for my "freedom ale" tap handle.

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Pimp My System / Re: Upright Keezer build
« on: November 10, 2014, 10:17:19 AM »
Very nice!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Weldless valve for kettle
« on: November 10, 2014, 09:48:00 AM »
My only problem with the gasket on the outside of a weldless bulkhead was trying to get a jump on heating my strike water up by lighting burner while getting the hose ready to fill the keggle  With no water and a full tilt bayou burner the smell and smoke had me dropping the hose to kill the gas. Never did replace that little guy, looks a little crispy on the outside. Still no leaks.

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Started almost two years ago with a lme pre hopped kit and a packet of "yeast". It ended up terribly as it had sat in a customers basement for over 5 years. This was not enough to stop me from many trips to the lhbs. Now running a 3 tier gravity capable of 15 gal batches. Still no beer I would call amazing, but some of them are getting pretty good.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Airlock blow out
« on: November 04, 2014, 08:47:17 AM »
If you think it might be a volcanic bomb get a plastic tote and put your carbon in that. Worst case you are cleaning plastic not carpet

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1990s beer critic
« on: October 22, 2014, 01:11:36 PM »
Buying  this just to see how bad it really is. Maybe gift it to a fellow beer geek around the holidays and see if they get the joke

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg charger to go?
« on: September 09, 2014, 09:46:02 AM »
Sounds like it might be worth it, I don't have a 5lb co2 setup anymore so this will probably beat  lugging the 20 around. Thanks

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Kegging and Bottling / Keg charger to go?
« on: September 08, 2014, 08:40:29 AM »
Northern brewer has a " soda keg co2 charger " for sale. Any body have experience with this type of thing? I'm guessing I force carb my keg then use this gadget for serving pressure on the go. Sounds great in theory to me, no reg, or co2 cylinder. But does it actually give a good pour with a picnic tap?  It could be awesome for festivals where beer is allowed but no shady "co2" tanks getting through security.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Leaving Dry Hops/Fruit in a keg?
« on: August 28, 2014, 07:51:20 AM »
I love high OCD beers

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