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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrewing Hobby Survey
« on: November 04, 2012, 01:03:26 PM »
call me paranoid but this survey is funded by the National Science Foundation, A fed govt agency. Sorry but I don't trust the govt enough to give out this kind of information... I don't see the need to go blindly into any survey that pops up asking about homebrewing...

Ingredients / Re: Raspberry Juice concentrate
« on: October 29, 2012, 09:30:19 AM »
A good, high quality concentrate will only have the natural sugars in them... no added sugars. If you're bottling, I would suggest racking to secondary, adding flavor to taste then let it ferment again, shouldn't be much though. If you're kegging I wouldn't worry about any further fermentation.

Ingredients / Re: now hear me out first....
« on: October 25, 2012, 04:02:40 PM »

add cilantro and use sorachi ace for flavoring.

Ingredients / Re: Raspberry Juice concentrate
« on: October 25, 2012, 08:56:52 AM »
mix to taste! example: mix 1-2oz into 5gal, stir gently and taste. Mix in 1oz at a time until you get it where you want it.

Ingredients / Re: Raspberry Juice concentrate
« on: October 24, 2012, 07:38:41 AM »
Keep in mind you're not going to use the full quart... and the time and effort you'll save over using real fruit is worth the cost IMO.

Ingredients / Re: Raspberry Juice concentrate
« on: October 23, 2012, 07:38:22 AM »
I would suggest what Euge said, ferment it out then blend to taste. However, go get one of the high quality concentrates online. The stuff the hombrew shops sell are sythentic and nasty tasting.

Beer Recipes / Re: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Stout
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:22:32 PM »
Have you ever carmalized raisins before? I'm thinking they'll burn easily... I would think add some to the boil around 5-10m and if you want more flavor add them at end of primary too. maybe something to help:

Ingredients / Re: How best to use raw wheat berries?
« on: October 03, 2012, 03:15:55 PM »
I've used it several times... I run it thru the mill 2x then mix in with the mash... I don't get the 'creamy mouthfeel' that Randy is looking for but I can taste it and I still get good head retention.

Equipment and Software / Re: Best Big Burner
« on: September 27, 2012, 03:42:53 PM »
Look for something 100,000+ BTUs and you'll be good to go.

what temp do you plan to mash at and for how long? That will have an impact on the perception of IBU/GU ratio.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Buffalo Wild Wings and home brew
« on: September 04, 2012, 10:19:42 AM »
I thought the bearded guy in the commercial was denny...

Beer Travel / Re: Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« on: August 16, 2012, 10:52:55 AM »
stay away from the "Jersey Shore" type douchbags...

Beer Recipes / Re: Deschutes Twilight Clone
« on: August 03, 2012, 11:11:56 AM »

Recipe type: All grain
Batch size: 5 U.S. gallons
Original gravity: 1.046-1.054
Final gravity: 1.011-1.017
Boil time: 90 minutes
Fermentation temp: 65° F
Yeast type: English Ale

NW 2-row Pale Malt
Carastan Malt
Dextrin Malt
Northern Brewer

Cascade and amarillo are the stars here... I would bitter with tett, NB around 30min and very late addition wtih cascade and amarillo and maybe even dry hop with amarillo.

Ingredients / Re: Are 30 minute hops worth it?
« on: July 30, 2012, 07:13:05 PM »
all hops are worth it! ... nuff said!

Beer Recipes / Re: ThaiPA
« on: July 26, 2012, 04:26:02 PM »
right, but similar herbs, used basically the same way...

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