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Ingredients / What's the strangest ingredient you've ever used?
« on: March 17, 2013, 03:28:04 PM »
I used saffron in the BYO Midas Touch clone and I think it is a nice beer - one of the favored taps when folks come over to visit, although it's taking awhile to kill the keg.

LOL! I didn't care much for Midas Touch so there you go!

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Ingredients / dubbel with rye
« on: March 17, 2013, 03:26:35 PM »
I don't see why not! I recommend using the Belgian dark Candi syrup with it though, for sure! I think rye may make an outstanding dubbel.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Carbonation
« on: March 17, 2013, 02:22:20 PM »
On high gravity and especially high gravity heavy hopped beers you are always better off adding half a packet of dried yeast just to be sure. The yeast will not always respond as well on a natural conditioned beer after a high gravity ferment.

If you still don't get any carb in the next few days you can rehydrate a pack, take an eye dropper and crack open each one, add a little yeast and reseal. You should get carbonation then assuming you mixed the priming sugar up well.

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Ingredients / What's the strangest ingredient you've ever used?
« on: March 17, 2013, 02:18:53 PM »
i tried saffron and did not care for the results. have been toying around w.hibiscus.

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Going Pro / blending beers
« on: March 17, 2013, 08:04:02 AM »
Blending is an art unto itself, one I am completely incompetent about thus far. We recently hired a guy with an enology degree and I am hoping to learn some blending techniques from him.

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Ingredients / What's the strangest ingredient you've ever used?
« on: March 16, 2013, 01:11:40 PM »
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?

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.

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Going Pro / Portable Bottling Trailer
« on: March 16, 2013, 01:08:59 PM »
I'm not doing a damn thing until I see it run at another brewery. I have no contract, don't intend to have one.

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Going Pro / Portable Bottling Trailer
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:04:25 PM »
Yep.

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All Grain Brewing / Different color from keg to carboy
« on: March 16, 2013, 06:27:40 AM »
Trying to understand why you are going from a keg first then to a carboy, unless you are talking about the keg being you kettle? If you are looking at a clear glass carboy with 5 gallons of beer the color is going to be different than your pint glass or hydrometer flask or sight glass or whatever simply because the amount of light that has to pass through the total volume of beer. A 5 gallon carboy is not indicative of the color of the finished beer in your glass.

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Going Pro / Portable Bottling Trailer
« on: March 16, 2013, 06:07:20 AM »
We have a local group who is putting together a mobile bottling unit right now. Should be available in a matter of weeksd. We are no where near label approval yet but as soon as we are they will role up and we will be producing 4 or 6 packs. I'll have more infor (and photos) then.

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Ingredients / What's the strangest ingredient you've ever used?
« on: March 16, 2013, 06:01:57 AM »
Marshmallows and graham crackers in the mash and chocolate in the boil: s'mores beer. :)

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The Pub / Re: My "missionary" work!
« on: March 15, 2013, 01:58:44 PM »
Sharing the art and craft of homebrewing is an honorable duty and valued experience, one that I wouldn't  trade that for anything in the world. I enjoy teaching and exchanging ideas/knowledge with other Homebrewers.

That being said, I also enjoy the sound/isolation of a jet burner and some good music playing in the background without interruption. It's therapeutic in a sense. It also allows me to be artisanal in spirit while I can focus on the art and craft of homebrewing.

what about your life? your wife? your house? Or is this what they call "hyperbole"?  :P

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Ingredients / Brewing With Grits
« on: March 15, 2013, 08:04:56 AM »
Yeah, you are jarring my memory now. So for a few pounds aded to a mash it's not a big deal to just boil and stir until starches are gelatinized. Anyone who knows anything about making polenta knows how long you have to stir. BUT, there is a nice hands free double boiler method that is basically hands free.

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The Pub / Homebrewing Snafu in Alabama
« on: March 15, 2013, 07:32:31 AM »
Yeah, some of the laws and backward thinking bull$&!t in Alabama laws is quite embarrassing for the state as a whole. But the homebrew law is on the cusp of going away. I think it's less than a year away.

OTOH There are a bunch of DUMB ASS politicians in Alabama so I would not be surprised if it took another 5 years. Be surprised if it took longer than that though. Stuff's changing fast down here. (Thank God!) In some ways our beer laws have progressed to the point where they are actually better than many parts of the country. Pennsylvania, for one.

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Ingredients / Brewing With Grits
« on: March 15, 2013, 07:28:01 AM »
Some time ago there was some debate over whether a "cereal mash" was absolutely necessary and if just boiling the grits and adding to the mash was "good enough", so to speak. I can't remember the specifics but I seem to recall having pretty good success just boiling the grits and adding them directly to the mash.

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