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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Idaho 7 hops—wow onion/garlic
« on: November 14, 2018, 05:47:05 PM »
I find it hard to believe for all the testing they do before releasing a new hop variety no one ever got onion/garlic flavor... shady.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Idaho 7 hops—wow onion/garlic
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:47:21 PM »
so were Summit hops late harvested? The consensus seemed to be that half the people got the citrus/tangerine out of it and the other half got onion/garlic/beef broth. I was unfortunately in the latter group. And all the beers I tried back then tasted like onion/beef broth... even from the larger craft breweries. I can't prove its a late harvest thing but I would counter that its more than that. Everybody's taste buds are different. We're not all going to taste the same thing. But it sure pisses me off that these hop vendors are not giving any indication of what would be considered an 'off flavor'.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Wife's shaker can
« on: October 02, 2018, 05:18:50 PM »
my wife can shaker can...

Beer Recipes / Re: Use for hops
« on: September 25, 2018, 05:19:49 PM »
if they are still good, i would use all the lemon drop in a pale. bitter with magnum or something of your choice and  all the lemon drop at 5min and dry.

All Grain Brewing / Re: What to do?
« on: June 18, 2018, 04:31:20 PM »
distill it.

All Grain Brewing / Re: overnight HERMS
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:46:22 PM »
I can say as someone who does overnight mashes in a cooler, you don't need a blanket. You only lose maybe 5 degrees in 8-10hrs. you're not going to notice that in the finished product.

Equipment and Software / Re: Star San turned my bung brown...
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:49:57 PM »
what is wrong with a brown bung? who cares what color it is as long as it functions correctly.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: lemon flavor
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:45:23 PM »
and dont forget Sorachi Ace hops... late addition and dry hop.

Pimp My System / Re: Basement electric kettle / cooler setup
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:53:29 PM »
its such a clean space! Do you use that util sink to clean buckets, carboys, kegs, etc? how does it work out? Plenty of room? I was thinking about getting one of those.

Ingredients / Re: Honey, vanilla, cinnamon
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:57:52 PM »
being a huge NON fan of spices or chili in beer I would say go with 1/4-1/2t of cinnamon since its your first time using it, it can become overpowering very quickly. The suggestion above for vanilla. As for honey, depending on how strong you want it, 1-2#s at flameout or use honey malt in the grain bill. 1/2-1# per 5gal should give you a nice honey flavor.

Ingredients / Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« on: May 23, 2017, 05:30:01 PM »
What's it taste like?

its a bit nutty!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« on: May 12, 2017, 05:27:00 PM »
I'm with the 'just because it can, doesn't mean it should' crowd... I did think that there are certain things besides babies that shouldn't be added and no one would ever try until I saw Booze Traveler... Austrailia... stag semen in a stout... yummy!  :o WTF?! why?!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Making your own barrel
« on: April 10, 2017, 05:07:59 PM »
sealing the keg by means of filling it up and the wood expanding as its saturated. I wouldn't use any kind of bonding agent other than water or beer...

Beer Recipes / Re: Stone Ruination 2.0 Double IPA clone
« on: April 07, 2017, 09:03:17 PM »
This is the 1.0 recipe but it should give you a starting point.

Stone Ruination IPA
94.2% 2-row pale malt
5.8% C-15 crystal malt
Magnum and Centennial hops
Finishing ABV=7.7%; IBU’s=105

emailing them is the best option, they're usually really open about giving out recipe info except for AB.

from stone site:
ALC/VOL 8.5%
Magnum Nugget Centennial Simcoe Citra & Azacca
we employ dry hopping and hop bursting to squeeze every last drop of piney, citrusy, tropical essence from the hops that give this beer its incredible character.

Our revamped recipe brings in a different hop bill combining classic varietals—Centennial and Magnum—with newer cultivars that weren’t even a glimmer in their growers’ eyes 12 years ago. Those newbies are some of the hottest hops on the market: Citra, Simcoe and Azacca. We spent the better part of a year running multiple prototypes of this beer through the brewhouse and bar at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, tweaking quantities, addition times and more in an effort to make the best update to this storied beer as possible. And that’s just what we ended up with—a double IPA that bursts forth with hop aroma akin to melon and a variety of citrus and tropical fruits, and flavors that fall right in line with those tantalizing scents.

A lighter malt character allows that fruitiness to shine, but it’s more than a reduction in grain and proper attenuation that’s responsible for Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0’s brilliant taste profile. We employed a modified take on the hop-bursting method that brings so much hop flavor to our sessionable Stone Go To IPA. It’s another one of those technical revelations we made in the more recent future, which we were excited to use when taking on the task of improving on Stone Ruination IPA. There are a number of other tricks of the trade we applied to this beer, but we have to keep some of those under our hats.

All Grain Brewing / Re: How many here would buy a Grainfather???
« on: March 10, 2017, 04:35:44 PM »
brew boss also comes in 120V. If you're brewing in the garage putting a hook in the truss to mount a manual pulley to for the basket is no big deal... if you're in you're kitchen, yea, I wouldn't want a hook there...

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