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Yeast and Fermentation / 1st time using liquid yeast
« on: February 15, 2012, 05:35:50 PM »
So my local homebrew store was out of dry yeast, so i bought some liquid yeast (English ale strain) . this will be my second attempt at homebrewing, i will be making a milk (sweet) stout using a extract recipe i have read/heard that i need to use a starter batch with liquid yeast, however, i'm not sure how to do starter batch? Can i just pitch the yeast into the primary fermenter and go from there or do i need to use a starter?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: becoming a beer judge
« on: February 13, 2012, 01:19:58 PM »
There are several homebrew clubs around Denver that often host a class.

Foam On The Range in Denver
KROC in Broomfield
the Rockhoppers in Castle Rock
and Hop, Barley and the Alers in Boulder

and there's an online course taught out of Denver, http://www.beerjudgeeducation.com/

Thanks for the link. I will have look into the some of the local clubs as well.

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General Homebrew Discussion / becoming a beer judge
« on: February 12, 2012, 11:19:28 PM »
So seeing as I'm newbie to the home brew scene, i was wondering if there were any classes programs to become a judge or at least a class to become a better beer taster? I know about the BJCP, but i was wondering if anybody know of cheaper or free classes (either online or in-person). I'm not necessarily looking to become an official judge but I'm not totally against it either.


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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Milk stout recipe
« on: February 09, 2012, 10:19:17 PM »
thanks i think i will go with the dry yeast and good suggestion about the lactose, i wasn't sure when i should add it

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Milk stout recipe
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:57:21 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion, do have a favorite or recommended yeast?

jmcamerlengo, alcaponejunior recommended the following and the book had no suggestion  Safale S-04 dry yeast, Ringwood strain, WhitBread strain, or Englis Ale strain. WLP 005, 007, and 002 respectively.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Milk stout recipe
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:15:05 PM »
I think i will trying this recipe from the joy of homebrewing (with possible changes)

6-6.5lbs of dark LME
1lb crystal malt ( 60 or 120L?)
1/4lb black patent malt
1/4 roasted barley
1/2 lb chocolate malt (not in the recipe so i'm not sure if it's needed)
1oz of either goldings, fuggles, williamette, or cascade
1/2oz of either northern brewer or perle
 
Yeast- ale type?


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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Milk stout recipe
« on: February 09, 2012, 05:49:57 PM »
I'm looking for the beer to be similar to Left Hand's milk stout, maybe more chocolate taste and less coffee,any idea what malt/grains would work best?

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Milk stout recipe
« on: February 08, 2012, 04:44:53 PM »
both recipes sound good, I'm a little nervous to jump from a kit to a choosing my ingredients, after-all this will be a my second attempt at a home brew. I may do some more research on the grains and other stuff to see the differences before i brew, any suggestions would be appreciated. and good luck to you as well alcaponejunior

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
« on: February 08, 2012, 02:04:31 PM »
This is the beer that turned me on to the whole style. I am throwing a Milk Stout in as my next beer into the primary on the weekend after thanksgiving. I am hoping to visit the brewery next month when I am on my army sponsored trip to Denver. Longmont is only about a half-hour away right? or did I misread the map?

Yeah Longmont is about 20-30min north of Denver and about 30min south of fort Collins on I-25 ans about 20=30min away from Boulder as well, right in the middle of the front range breweries

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Milk stout recipe
« on: February 08, 2012, 02:01:19 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion, I will have try it out soon

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Milk stout recipe
« on: February 08, 2012, 02:10:26 AM »
So I just bottled my first ever attempt at home-brewing a pretty good red ale, and I was thinking about starting my second beer. I was thinking of doing a milk stout, but i haven't seen a extract recipe and for that matter a solid non-extract recipe. I really like Left Hand's milk stout. Does anybody have good extract or even partial mash recipe?

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
« on: February 08, 2012, 01:55:37 AM »
For those who don't live Colorado, Left Hand has been hyping up their release of their milk stout bottled with nitro, not CO2, it's very good pours like a Guinness.
 
Oh and Fresh-craft is a great place for great craft brews and food when in Denver,
If you happen to venture north to Fort Collins, stop by The Mayor of Old Town (100 beers on tap) and great food, plus there now like 8 or 9 breweries/brewpubs in town


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: alternative wort cooling equipment
« on: January 22, 2012, 06:22:04 PM »
I also just thought of another question. If i sat the wort chiller in a cold water bath and ran the wort through the chiller would that work, vs running cold water through the wort chiller tubing?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: alternative wort cooling equipment
« on: January 21, 2012, 01:55:23 PM »
thanks for all the suggestions. I think i will cool with the sink bath or just go ahead and by a wort chiller

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General Homebrew Discussion / alternative wort cooling equipment
« on: January 20, 2012, 11:56:02 PM »
I'm about to start my second batch of beer and was wondering if sing dry ice to cool down the wort would work? I know that some home wine-makers use it. Last i took advantage of cold weather. I really don't want to pay for a wort chiller or run all the water required to use one. I appreciate any and all suggestions

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