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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Anybody familiar with PBW?
« on: March 18, 2013, 10:28:02 AM »
Yeah.  At least it's never bothered me.  FWIW, I seldom mix it that strong.  It seems to be equally effective at a much lower concentration.

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Going Pro / Re: Portable Bottling Trailer
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:48:21 AM »
We used portable bottling truck for the beer I brewed at one of Rogue's facilities for NHC last year.

How was the shelf life of the final product?

Drank what was the last bottle AFAIK about a month ago.  Still fine.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Raisins in a Dubbel
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:47:03 AM »
1/2-1 lb.  Depends on how prominent you want it.

per 5 gallons?

Doh!  Yes.  Sorry, lack of sleep.....

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Equipment and Software / Re: Help with mash tun size
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:46:09 AM »
Graham, this one might help, too.

http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation profile
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:42:42 AM »
To tell the truth, I don't even look at the suggested temp range for the yeast.  I just know that if I start ales at 58-62, leave it in the low 60s for a few days, and then let it rise, I'll get what I want.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Raisins in a Dubbel
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:40:44 AM »
Just keep stirring!  I like to use raisins later in the process.  After the beer is fermented, toss some raisins in a red hot wok and caramelize them.  Deglaze with some of the beer, then toss it all in a secondary and rack the beer on top.
Damn Denny, you have me sold. Think this might be my next brew.

Works really well with dates and figs, too.

My keg of dubbel is coming to an end and I have some dried figs in the fridge...

What quantity of figs would you recommend for 5 gallons?

1/2-1 lb.  Depends on how prominent you want it.

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Ingredients / Re: What's the strangest ingredient you've ever used?
« on: March 17, 2013, 09:23:37 AM »
This is how I know yer getting old, you don't remember this from years ago over at at B3 forum. You berated me for it At the time. ;)

Nah, I ended up dumping it due to a weird salt flavor probably from crackers.

Dude, there are a LOT of signs I'm getting old!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Raisins in a Dubbel
« on: March 17, 2013, 08:38:48 AM »
Just keep stirring!  I like to use raisins later in the process.  After the beer is fermented, toss some raisins in a red hot wok and caramelize them.  Deglaze with some of the beer, then toss it all in a secondary and rack the beer on top.
Damn Denny, you have me sold. Think this might be my next brew.

Works really well with dates and figs, too.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Raisins in a Dubbel
« on: March 16, 2013, 11:12:12 AM »
Just keep stirring!  I like to use raisins later in the process.  After the beer is fermented, toss some raisins in a red hot wok and caramelize them.  Deglaze with some of the beer, then toss it all in a secondary and rack the beer on top.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: what a brew day...
« on: March 16, 2013, 11:10:29 AM »
Have a beer!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wy 3522 Belgian Ardennes
« on: March 16, 2013, 09:54:08 AM »
I use this yeast all the time, and have not had the problems you're facing. It's the La Chouffe yeast, and their beers have always looked bright to me.

+1.060

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Ingredients / Re: What's the strangest ingredient you've ever used?
« on: March 16, 2013, 09:17:41 AM »
Marshmallows and graham crackers in the mash and chocolate in the boil: s'mores beer. :)

Did the marshmallows and graham cracker flavor come through in the finished beer?

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Like anything in home brewing, when you read something someone wrote about how to brew, I find myself spending more time considering the source, the date it was written, and then try and figure out if it applies or not. The good thing is its always fun and interesting to just try it out and see what your own personal experiences are.......not everything (some things are) you hear or read is gospel when it comes to brewing.

Ken, you have earned the Gold Star of Pragmatism today!  Good on ya!


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whatcha all drinkin on St Pat's day?
« on: March 16, 2013, 09:13:22 AM »
Nothing whatsoever!  :(  Working a 14 hour day.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Switching to All Grain
« on: March 16, 2013, 09:10:51 AM »
I wouldn't have looked, but I did per Igloo's FAQ at its website:


"Which coolers will hold hot beverages?
If you own an Igloo Beverage Cube with the friction-fit lid design or a Classic Stainless Steel Beverage cooler – these models can accommodate hot beverages. All other Igloo coolers are NOT recommended for use with hot liquids."

Oh oh :-[

Calm down.  Same thing they've been saying for at least 15 years.  They say that because they haven't tested them with hot liquids, not because they don't work or aren't safe.

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