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Beer Recipes / Gingerbread Beer Recipe?
« on: November 03, 2012, 04:56:13 PM »

Can anyone point me to a good gingerbread beer recipe? I'm an extract or partial mash brewer (sorry I know that is not as cool as all-grain)


Ingredients / Black IPA and Carafa II Malt question
« on: December 25, 2011, 02:46:17 PM »
We are planning on brewing a black IPA (extract with grains) in which 1 lb. of Carafa II malt (450 L) was to steep separately at 130 degrees F from the other grains for only three minutes. It appears the brew store mixed the Carafa II malt with the other grains that are to steep for 30 minutes at 154 degrees F.

We're trying to decide if we should toss the grains ( i hate the throwing away grains) and re-purchase them or go ahead with the brew and see what happens.

The other grains steeping for 30 minutes are 1.5 lbs pale ale malt, 12 oz. belgian aromatic malt, 10 oz. crystal malt (60 L) and 4 oz. black malt (600 L). So now add the 1 lb Carafa malt (450L) for 30 minutes at 154 F  instead of 3 at 130 F, and what will happen to the beer? The recipe can be found in the recent Jan-Feb 2012 issue of Brew Your Own, page 12.

What do you think will happen? Should we try it or start over?

Ingredients / Local Honey vs Orange Blossom Honey
« on: November 13, 2011, 02:19:01 PM »
Orange blossom honey is not readily available in my area. I'm brewing a Belgian Honey Ale and thinking of substituting with local  honey made from who knows what. The recipe has orange peel and coriander in it. While the finished beer may differ in taste than the original recipe, would adding more orange peel counterbalance the different honey? What kind of taste difference should I expect from the honey substitute?

Ingredients / Chamomile
« on: January 09, 2011, 10:57:57 PM »
A wheat beer recipe I'd like to try calls for 2oz (55g) whole chamomile flowers. Herbal chamomile tea is only chamomile flowers.Will chamomile tea work as a substitute?

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