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All Things Food / Mustard?
« on: March 09, 2014, 01:42:14 PM »
Did yall know Seirra Nevada makes mustard? I was at the Natural Grocers and I saw it. They had 3 varieties. I picked up the hot one. I was looking at the ingredients and the 4th one was Porter. I had it on a burger today and it is some good stuff.

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Beer Recipes / Munich
« on: March 06, 2014, 07:46:48 PM »
Has anybody ever tried using munich instead of pale malt as the base for a stout? Is there any reason it wouldn't work? Seems to me like it would make a really nice malty tasting beer.

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Beer Recipes / Scottish Wee Heavy
« on: March 02, 2014, 09:32:17 AM »
I don't typically go for big beers. But I love a good Wee Heavy. I few years ago I brewed the Northern Brewer extract one and it came out great. Tasted just like the one The Great Divide brews. Now I am developing a recipe for an all grain one. I thought about even using the original method of taking a gallon of the first runnings, boiling it down to half a gallon before adding the rest of the runnings to carmelize it and add the color. But then I decided to just use caramel grain and black patent to get the sweetness and color. In my recipe below I listed a package of S04 for the yeast. But what I am really going to do is drop the yeast out from under the amber ale I am currently doing and dump that into my wee heavy.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Wee Heavy
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: Strong Scotch Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.086 SG
Estimated Color: 16.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
15 lbs                Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM)            Grain         1        94.5 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)    Grain         2        3.1 %         
4.0 oz                Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)                  Grain         3        1.6 %         
2.0 oz                Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)          Grain         4        0.8 %         
1.00 oz               Sterling [7.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min  Hop           5        24.8 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast         6        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 15 lbs 14.0 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 20.84 qt of water at 167.5 F        152.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 2.98gal) of 168.0 F water
Notes:
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Created with BeerSmith 2 - http://www.beersmith.com

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Beer Recipes / Ralph's Tasmanian Wheat
« on: January 19, 2014, 09:27:05 AM »
Ralph and I formulated this recipe this morning. Well I did most of it while he kept guard.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Ralph's Tazmanian Wheat
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 3.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 90.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
6 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        66.7 %       
3 lbs                 White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         2        33.3 %       
0.25 oz               Galaxy [13.60 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           3        15.1 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min  Hop           4        17.6 IBUs     
0.75 oz               Galaxy [13.60 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           5        15.0 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Galaxy [13.60 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  30.0 Hop           6        42.3 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) [23.66 m Yeast         7        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs

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Beer Recipes / My latest stab at a Red Ale
« on: January 12, 2014, 08:15:01 AM »
BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Ralph's Knucklehead Red Spring 2014
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: Irish Red Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.20 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 15.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 30.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
9 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        91.1 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)    Grain         2        5.1 %         
4.0 oz                Special B Malt (180.0 SRM)               Grain         3        2.5 %         
2.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)               Grain         4        1.3 %         
0.50 oz               Sterling [7.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min  Hop           5        16.9 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Fuggle [4.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min          Hop           6        13.4 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast         7        -             
2.00 oz               Fuggle [4.50 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days       Hop           8        0.0 IBUs     



Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 14.0 oz
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General Homebrew Discussion / Just cuz
« on: January 06, 2014, 04:06:27 PM »

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The Pub / Absolutely Amazing
« on: December 29, 2013, 08:45:30 AM »
This really is not my genre of music but I sure do appreciate the talent these young people are displaying here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mYKLvYGqaC0

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General Homebrew Discussion / New website format
« on: December 18, 2013, 03:08:32 PM »
The new format on the main site looks cool. But I miss the longer list of most recent posts the old site had.

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The Pub / Has anybody seen this?
« on: December 13, 2013, 05:55:47 PM »


It is really cool, you purchase pubs and brewery's instead of properties. When someone lands on it they pay so many times the roll of their dice in bar tabs instead of rent. You draw cards that make you pick up someone's tab or a number of other things. You buy beer barrels instead of houses. The barrels are made of wood rather than plastic. The implements are various colors of bottles. And each title deed has information on the back about the brewery it represents. All of the breweries are ones currently in existence.


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All Things Food / Interesting
« on: December 10, 2013, 03:08:19 PM »
Today while letting 3 pounds of buffalo simmer in a bottle of my Bourbon Barrel Porter along with a white onion, 2 large jalapeno peppers, a large clove of garlic, and half of a bell pepper minced up in my food processor, with half a small jar of chilli powder sprinkled (poured) in. I loaded my turkey roaster up with 100 ounces of chopped tomatoes, a couple cans of black beans, a couple cans of great northern beans, another minced up white onion, 2 more large minced up jalapeno peppers, the other half of my green pepper minced up, another minced up clove of garlic, along with the other half of my chilli powder and turned the heat on. After letting my seasoned ground buffalo simmer for nearly half an hour I poured all the contents of the skillet into the turkey roaster. I left the heat on 250 and went to a Dr appointment.

When I got back I got out of my car and the aroma of cooking onions and garlic hit me. It was heavenly. But then the unexpected happened. I opened my door and the aroma of onions and garlic took a back seat to an overwhelming aroma of fresh baked bread. Evidently the S 04 in my bourbon barrel porter really comes forward when cooked. I tried the chilli and I swear I could detect the flavor of fresh bread. It tasted good but didn't have much of a kick so I added a couple tablespoons of crushed red pepper.

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The Pub / Fast and Furious 6
« on: November 29, 2013, 03:18:04 PM »
This movie has all the components of a fun movie to watch while drinking beer
Muscle cars battling a tank going down the highway...check
Big enough villain that it took both The Rock AND Vin Diesel to kick his ass....check
Chase scene with large cargo plane taxiing on the highway...check
Cars bringing said cargo plane down by shooting grappling hooks with cables into the flaps...check
Epic chick fight...check (hubba hubba)
yep...they covered pretty much all the usual stuff to make a good action packed source of entertainment.
Would I recommend it to a friend? Only if I liked them.

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Beer Recipes / Saison with a twist
« on: November 26, 2013, 04:06:39 PM »
Any reason that this would be a bad idea? I am planning on using Lallemand Belle Saison yeast but beersmith doesn't have an option for that so I substituted Nottingham just to have something in there.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Farmhouse Ale
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: Saison
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.060 SG
Estimated Color: 5.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 75.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
6 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        57.1 %       
3 lbs                 White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         2        28.6 %       
8.0 oz                Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM)                 Grain         3        4.8 %         
0.50 oz               Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - First Wort 60. Hop           4        24.4 IBUs     
1 lbs                 Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM)          Sugar         5        9.5 %         
1.00 oz               Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min  Hop           6        22.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min  Hop           7        16.1 IBUs     
1.50 oz               Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min   Hop           8        13.2 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) [23.66 m Yeast         9        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 8.0 oz

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