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Beer Recipes / Re: what would you call this?????
« on: January 01, 2010, 04:49:03 PM »
update on this beer....  it sat in primary for about a month and then "lagered" another month...  (i had an unfinished keg i put in the keezer and dropped the temp down to 42 degrees and the beer sat in there.)  after i emptied the keg (this week), i racked this beer into the keg.  i pulled off a sample.  it tastes fairly light with a moderate hoppiness.  this should be a pretty good "drinking" beer to have around the next couple months. 

after it carbonates and i start drinking it, i'll update the thread with a more specific review of it.


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Black IPA underway
« on: December 31, 2009, 03:59:22 AM »
i brewing a black ipa this weekend (hopefully).  iirc, stone 11th/sublimely self righteous is a black ipa and a wonderful brew.  i can't wait to brew one myself.  it will be my first all grain venture.

Pimp My System / Re: My system
« on: December 30, 2009, 09:17:33 PM »

i've only kegged a couple times, but i usually set the pressure to about 12 and shake it three or four times a day for three or four days.  after a couple days it's carbonated enough for me to drink and after that i drop the pressure to about 6 or 8 until i empty the keg.

Equipment and Software / Re: making the switch to all grain!!!
« on: December 30, 2009, 01:15:58 PM »
thanks for the advice guys.  i will cut back on those specialty malts.  probably by at least half and then add maybe four ounces of de-bittered black for color?

All Grain Brewing / Re: No Pants Brewing
« on: December 28, 2009, 10:27:55 PM »
i usually plan upfront, but invariably, i change stuff at the zero hour.

Equipment and Software / Re: Cooler woes.
« on: December 28, 2009, 10:09:40 PM »
damn......  i just got two new red rubbermaid coolers.....  really they are orange...  can i make good beer in an orange rubbermaid?

Equipment and Software / Re: making the switch to all grain!!!
« on: December 28, 2009, 08:49:15 PM »
i'm using the following recipe....   (may modify it a bit...)

5 gallon batch

12 lbs Maris Otter
1 lb Crystal 60L
1 lb Carafa Special

1.5 oz Amarillo  - 75 min
1 oz Simcoe  - 60 min
.5 oz Amarillo - 20 min
.5 oz Amarillo - flameout
.5 oz Simcoe - flameout
1 oz Amarillo - dry hop

probably ferment on the us-05 or the american ale.

if i'm feeling crazy, i might put it in an american oak barrel for a couple weeks before i keg it.

i'm open to suggestions of course.

Equipment and Software / Re: making the switch to all grain!!!
« on: December 28, 2009, 08:36:05 PM »
i just bought some grains for my first couple batches....

---- Crisp Maris Otter
   30 lb   
---- Belgian Pale Ale
   10 lb   
---- Briess Victory
   5 lb   
---- Briess 2 Row Caramel 10
   5 lb   
---- Caramel Vienne
   5 lb   
---- Biscuit
   3 lb   
---- Special B
   2 lb   
---- Briess Special Roast Malt
   2 lb   
---- Aromatic
   2 lb   
---- Flaked Oats
   2 lb   
---- Weyermann Cara Munich III ®
   1 lb   
---- Briess 2 Row Caramel 60
   1 lb   
---- De-Bittered Black
   1 lb   

i've already collected quite a few hops....

(one more that i can't remember the name of that is not common in the states)


london ale
ringwood ale
american ale II

can't wait for my first all grain brew day!  i'm going to do a black ipa.

All Things Food / Re: Coffee Makers
« on: December 22, 2009, 03:02:47 PM »
i don't drink coffee unless it's in my beer, but i bought the missus a keurig utlimate single cup system.

Wood/Casks / Re: Anybody purchased from this guy?
« on: December 22, 2009, 02:33:25 PM »
i have a couple of the small 5.25 gallon oak barrels...  i was told when they are empty, to fill them with 5 gallons of distilled water and 5 campden tablets. 

whisky of your choice also works if you can rememeber to rotate the barrel to keep it from drying out on the inside.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 17 years of Zymurgy archives!
« on: December 15, 2009, 07:11:38 PM »
now, if i just had the 17 years of back issues......

The Pub / Re: Beer Drinking Music !
« on: December 10, 2009, 09:44:42 PM »
jazz, all kinds.....

All Things Food / Re: Club soda: doing it at home?
« on: December 09, 2009, 09:57:08 PM »
this won't get you there, but may be of interest....

The "coffee in the secondary" approach that Keith mentioned is often referred to as "dry beaning".  I do that for aroma and add coffee to the finished beer for flavor.

i'm glad you said that, because that is what i was thinking about doing, but wasn't sure if it would be overboard.

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