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Beer Recipes / Re: Thoughts on Black IPA recipe
« on: March 02, 2015, 05:20:07 PM »
One thing that I've never understood about brewers wanting to avoid roastedness in a black IPA. Isn't that most of the point in making it black? If you're not wanting any roasted flavor in your black IPA, why not just make an IPA. Somebody please set me straight if I'm missing something lol.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Thoughts on Black IPA recipe
« on: March 01, 2015, 08:14:44 PM »
My secret weapon in my Black IPA is Candisyrup D-180 and some Carafa III. I don't like a lot of roast, but rather a hoppy, dark fruit flavor.

Hmmmmmm! This is an interesting idea. This is my first Black IPA so I will probably stick to grain only, but this sounds like a very interesting idea going forward. How much would you typically use and how much Carafa III?

I use 12 or 14 oz carafa III plus 4 oz of chocolate. I think you have a good number.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Thoughts on Black IPA recipe
« on: March 01, 2015, 06:06:21 PM »
That's a nice amount of carafa III. i use a few ounces of chocolate in mine to add a touch of roastedness along with 3/4 lb of C60 for body, but you might get that with the carahell. I use a bunch more hops but thats what I do lol. You're hop schedule looks good. And yes, definitely dry hop 4 oz. Cents and columbus will be a good combo in this beer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Vials gone for white labs?
« on: March 01, 2015, 03:46:45 PM »

White Labs does have a vial return program. See the link below.

http://www.whitelabs.com/white-labs-customer-club

You don't have to send the vials, just the labels... That's why I said that I needed to get busy lol



If you're chucking those vials, I need some. PM me and I will send you you a prepaid postal box.


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Will do. I have no idea or plan to get to them so it might be awhile. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Vials gone for white labs?
« on: March 01, 2015, 02:12:38 PM »
White Labs does have a vial return program. See the link below.

http://www.whitelabs.com/white-labs-customer-club

You don't have to send the vials, just the labels... That's why I said that I needed to get busy lol

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Vials gone for white labs?
« on: March 01, 2015, 11:57:37 AM »
I think these would be easier to use. Less messy and easier to get the yeast out.

I need to start peeling labels off vials to get sent in for some free yeast. I have about 40 of them lol

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew Weekend 2/28
« on: February 28, 2015, 06:55:48 AM »
Ok. Too many Franks on this thread. I'm getting confused lol.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Brew Weekend 2/28
« on: February 28, 2015, 06:14:51 AM »
As far as the weather goes, February was for the birds, but it was good for brewing. Who's at it this weekend? I'm brewing the 2015 addition of my Barleywine. I'm keeping the malt the same but switching the hops up a bit.
10 lb two row
10 lb Maris Otter
5.5 lb Munich
1 lb Victory

120 min boil
60 min 2 oz nugget and 1 oz Apollo
30 min 1 oz columbus and 1 oz Centennial
10 min 1.5 oz Cascade, 1 oz Cent, 1 oz Apollo, and 1 oz Equinox
0 min 1.5 oz Cascade, 1 oz Cent, 1 oz Apollo, and 1 oz Equinox

I'll be racking a session IPA and using it's yeast cake of WLP 001

Life is good!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: bulk rhizome purchase.
« on: February 27, 2015, 12:27:38 PM »
I had heard there is a percieved shortage with all the folks who want to start planting....

The Thyme Garden has pretty good deals on 100 bundles.  Excellent quality.

I wasn't sure if the Thyme Garden sold bulk or not. They have the best rhizomes that I've found.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 26, 2015, 06:34:41 PM »
I never plan it this way, but I'm brewing a Barleywine saturday. The day is going to kick off at -13 with a windchill pushing -30. This will go down as the coldest February on record with an average temp of 13.5. It's the second coldest month ever to January of 1977. Average temp that month was 10.7. These records are for Youngstown, OH.

Wow! You da man. Don't put away the hat yet.

That hat is still in service! They are calling for another 4-6"on Sunday. It's been relentless this year. Barleywines do make the best Hot Scotchies though  ;D

Cheers to that, Frank.  You're a trooper !

More like on a time table for this one lol. I'm racking a session IPA and using its yeast for this beer. If we don't brew Saturday, I'm at least two weeks out. Life is good.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 26, 2015, 06:22:15 PM »
I never plan it this way, but I'm brewing a Barleywine saturday. The day is going to kick off at -13 with a windchill pushing -30. This will go down as the coldest February on record with an average temp of 13.5. It's the second coldest month ever to January of 1977. Average temp that month was 10.7. These records are for Youngstown, OH.

Wow! You da man. Don't put away the hat yet.

That hat is still in service! They are calling for another 4-6"on Sunday. It's been relentless this year. Barleywines do make the best Hot Scotchies though  ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 26, 2015, 06:06:29 PM »
I never plan it this way, but I'm brewing a Barleywine saturday. The day is going to kick off at -13 with a windchill pushing -30. This will go down as the coldest February on record with an average temp of 13.5. It's the second coldest month ever to January of 1977. Average temp that month was 10.7. These records are for Youngstown, OH.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Stone Delicious IPA
« on: February 26, 2015, 02:30:04 PM »
It states on the pack that it's not gluton free

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to the hobby
« on: February 26, 2015, 05:04:59 AM »
Malt plus water plus hops plus yeast equals beer, usually. Beyond that there are many methods that work. Lots of debate over which is best. Start simple. When making big purchases try to pick things you will use for a long time. When the gods speak, listen and try but dont take everything as law. Sometimes the experts aren't. Its pretty hard to not make beer. Its pretty hard to make world class beer. But in the middle is some fine and fun ground. Enjoy the journey

Words of wisdom. Especially nothing is law. Methods that are popular now will be considered a trend next year. I love you hobby because you are in control. You can try things that you want to try. If it works, you share it. Others will try it.

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