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All Grain Brewing / Re: I am back!
« on: November 26, 2012, 03:03:59 PM »
Thanks All!  Brew day went great.  With 46lbs of grain I decided to split the mashing between two cool man 72 Qt extremes.  Several buddies showed up to either learn about brewing or help with the clean up.  All were rewarded with great grilled sausages made locally by

Hit an OG of 1.090.  Used two different belgian yeasts and beginning fermentation at 68 degrees.  Any recommendations of when to raise the temp?

If I knew how to post pictures I would.  Thanks again.  I feels great to be back.


All Grain Brewing / I am back!
« on: November 22, 2012, 09:39:05 PM »
This will need to move to another forum I am sure but... I am back!  I have two 2L starters going with Wyeast 1214 and 1762... will be making a 10 gallon batch of Belgian Strong from "Brewing Classic Styles".  My first all grain (any brewing) since my cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy!!! If feels good.  Happy Thanksgiving all!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sanitize Vanilla Beans
« on: September 10, 2011, 03:51:10 PM »
Good enough for me then, thanks Denny

General Homebrew Discussion / Sanitize Vanilla Beans
« on: September 10, 2011, 02:57:14 PM »
Will be doing Denny's Vanilla Bourbon Imperial Porter next month.  A local homebrew shop mentioned sanitizing the beans in grain alcohol.  Does anyone know if this is necessary?  Thanks.

Beer Recipes / Re: Questions on Denny's BOURBON VANILLA IMPERIAL PORTER
« on: September 02, 2011, 04:36:44 PM »
Thanks, what do you think about adding the dark grains at the. End of the mash?  I batch sparge according to Denny's site.

Beer Recipes / Re: Questions on Denny's BOURBON VANILLA IMPERIAL PORTER
« on: September 02, 2011, 01:59:18 PM »

Will be doing this brew at the end of the month.  I forgot to ask, do you alter your water.  The water here in Bend is very soft.  Ca is 7, pH is 7.8.



Beer Recipes / Re: Questions on Denny's BOURBON VANILLA IMPERIAL PORTER
« on: August 22, 2011, 04:05:14 PM »
Agreed Denny.  Again for clarification.  I have seen your recipe with either 1056 or the 1450 yeast.  Which do you prefer in your recipe.



Beer Recipes / Re: Questions on Denny's BOURBON VANILLA IMPERIAL PORTER
« on: August 22, 2011, 03:52:29 PM »
Not hell bent Denny, I read several versions and given different advice (such as several versions with different yeast, the one guys telling me to ditch the brown malt etc).  I appreciate this forum and the opportunity to question what I am being advised.  I will be going with your recipe as stated above.

Beer Recipes / Re: Questions on Denny's
« on: August 22, 2011, 02:59:07 PM »
Has anyone tried the Pacman yeast or adding oak chips to the bourbon/vanilla (or would that just be too much).

Beer Recipes / Re: Questions on Denny's
« on: August 21, 2011, 12:59:38 AM »
Thanks Gentlemen.  I appreciate the input.  Recommendation comes from a good brewer but someone who just told me that there were no good brews at this weekend's Bend Brewfest.

Denny, truly appreciate your input.  Listened to your interview on the Brewing Network (2006).  Wonderful.

I will reread the recipe and may find the need to repost a question or two.

Cheers:  Bill

Beer Recipes / Re: Questions on Denny's
« on: August 20, 2011, 07:54:03 PM »
Sorry, didn't complete subject line:  BOURBON VANILLA IMPERIAL PORTER

Beer Recipes / Questions on Denny's BOURBON VANILLA IMPERIAL PORTER
« on: August 20, 2011, 07:52:37 PM »
Am planning on doing this recipe in September for a holiday time consumption.  I emailed this to a fellow brewer here in town that recommended changing the brown malt to black malt and adjusting otherwise for color.  He didn't expand on the topic so I am asking you for your opinion.  Thanks. (5 gallon batch size)


11.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)              America        
1.50 lbs.   Brown Malt                    Great Britain    
0.50 lbs. Crystal 40L                     America          
2.50 lbs. Munich Malt (Durst)         Germany        
1.00 lbs. Crystal 120L                   America          
1.25 lbs. Chocolate Malt                America      

Beer Recipes / Biere de L’Amitie Recipe
« on: July 31, 2011, 04:26:58 PM »
Hello All:

Went to a great Belgian Beer Tap House in Portland, OR last weekend called Bazi (  Incredible selection.

I loved the Green Flash and  Brasserie St. Feuillien collaboration.  Does anyone have a recipe for this?



General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Watcha get for Christmas?
« on: December 26, 2010, 05:14:43 PM »
I got a nice gift certificate for my local homebrew supply shop!

Kegging and Bottling / Keg Leak
« on: December 13, 2010, 04:08:10 PM »
Quick question,  I have a corny keg that is not holding its carbonation.  I now realize that I need to put some "petrol-gel" on the lid O ring. Is there an infection risk to release the pressure, taking the lid off, put the gel on the O ring and then recarbonating?



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