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Ingredients / cider
« on: January 08, 2013, 08:05:52 AM »
I am brewing cider this week i would actually like to do 2 batches but dont have the room.  I can't see any reason why I cant freeze 5 gallons of soft cider to use later for hard cider.  I usually use White Labs cider yeast, so I'm not using any naturally occuring yeast already presant in the soft cider to ferment.  is my thinking correct on freezing?

General Homebrew Discussion / Beer Smith for the iPhone?
« on: January 07, 2011, 07:40:59 AM »
I am thinking about getting an i Phone is there an app for brewing, right now I am using Beer Smith.

Ingredients / Re: Granola?
« on: October 07, 2010, 02:44:07 AM »
You think a pound isn’t enough? How many rolled oats do you typically use in 5 gallons?

Ingredients / Re: Hops for Deschutes
« on: October 06, 2010, 05:43:05 AM »
What ever happened to their Quail Springs IPA?

Ingredients / Re: Granola?
« on: October 06, 2010, 05:11:01 AM »
That’s a good idea.  As well as the cereal you could add honey and brown sugar to give the complexity of flavors granola has.  That is what I was trying to accomplish anyway.

Ingredients / Re: Molasses in a Porter
« on: October 06, 2010, 05:06:47 AM »
I have used molasses in the boil 1 cup for 5 gallons.  I usually add it at the begining of the boil with malt extract.  adds great flavor 

Ingredients / Re: Granola?
« on: October 05, 2010, 03:36:24 AM »
Wouldn’t you gain head retention by dispensing with nitrogen?  I have always had a problem with too much head dispensing with nitrogen.  Just haven't perfected it yet

Ingredients / Granola?
« on: October 04, 2010, 09:26:49 AM »
So the other day I was sipping on an IPA eating a dried granola snack and it occurred to me that I could use it in a oatmeal stout.  I was eating maple nut granola, so no fruit.  There should be lots of fermentables in this stuff.  I was thinking of seeping it in 155*F water before the boil with the grain.  Maybe a pound should do it.  Has anyone tried this? 

Ingredients / Re: Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 09:14:49 AM »
  I was thinking of the yeast I started with (White Labs California)  I always keep some dry yeast in stock.  Thanks

instead of using a quaternary fermentor what if I used my keg as a quaternary so I could siphon of the trub from the bottom when I tap it.  I would loose less beer that way.

Ingredients / Re: Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 09:01:50 AM »
It's been in the secondary a week, I wasn't thinking of adding more yeast

Ingredients / Re: Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 07:11:08 AM »
the secondary is a 6 gallon carboy isn't that going to be a problem getting five pounds of fruit in there?  I will need to put the blow off tube back on.

Ingredients / Re: Long Cascade hops
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:53:46 AM »
two weeks ago I harvested and got several Willamette about that size

Ingredients / Re: Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:47:43 AM »
The beer is in a secondary now.  I was going to siphon it into a tertiary (7 gallon bucket) and add fruit.  I have just added flavorings in the past but always wanted to add real fruit.

Ingredients / Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:00:26 AM »
I am going to add some blackberries to my fermentor this weekend.  at what rate should I add?  I heard blueberries are 1 pound per gallon.  is it the same with blackberries?  I also realize it depends berryness I really want.

General Homebrew Discussion / Growing Hops Alpha Acidity
« on: August 17, 2010, 10:18:54 AM »
How do you measure Alpha Acidity in the hops you grow?  Do you just go with the average AA for  a specific variety?

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