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Planning on brewing an IPA at the SBL Teach A Friend to Homebrew Day at the Savannah Homebrew shop.  Not yet settled on the specifics.  Leaning towards an all Nelson.

Wood/Casks / Re: Charring oak cubes
« on: October 26, 2012, 07:55:43 AM »
The oak I got was a raw white oak board from a specialty lumber shop, not a big box place.  It was untreated.

I don't use it directly in beer, I soak it in liquor and then use the liquor itself.  it takes the guess work out of adding it.

You want to make sure that is not red oak, like the type used in flooring.  White oak is fine.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Which dry ale yeasts to keep as backup?
« on: October 22, 2012, 11:49:17 AM »
i usually have US-05, S-04, and 71B on hand.


Other Fermentables / Re: My First Cider
« on: October 18, 2012, 07:08:44 PM »
Metalic could be a sanitation issue.  Suflur will drop with age.  Let it sit thru Feb/March.

All Things Food / Re: Biscuits - need help!
« on: October 15, 2012, 08:52:48 AM »
White Lily Flour

Other Fermentables / Re: Sulfur aroma in cider
« on: October 15, 2012, 08:34:22 AM »
Was the cider sulfited?  I've gotten sulfur from sulfiting the cider.  You also may be getting some aroma from the yeast which T-58 will throw off peppery and spicy notes that you are interpreting as sufur.  Age it to let the sufur drop out.  As to the finished product, you did well with getting the cider dry and keeping the apple notes.  Good job!

Equipment and Software / Re: Hose Fittings
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:58:50 AM »
Here's the Mc Master numbers.
 'Brass Coolant Hose Couplings'  male connectors ( p/n 6739K59) and  female hose connectors ( p/n 6739K64).

Equipment and Software / Re: Hose Fittings
« on: October 13, 2012, 07:55:56 PM »
Check out the disconnects at Mc Master.  They are the coolant line ones and are pass thru, so you would need them in cojunction with a valve.  I'll get the model numbers later.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: Stainless Steel Conical as BOS
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:32:59 AM »
Brewhemouth graciously donated a conical last year to Summer Suds.  Props to those guys!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/14 Edition
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:27:49 AM »
10 gal Cranberry Zinger on Sunday

Agree with no chocolate

Kegging and Bottling / Re: How fast do you carbonate?
« on: September 04, 2012, 06:19:27 AM »
3-4 yrs for cider???? I do 3-4 months.

All Grain Brewing / Re: composting spent grain
« on: September 03, 2012, 06:26:09 AM »
I give mine to my buddy, a local farmer to use in his compost pile.  He in turn gives me some land to grow hops.  Win, win.

Beer Recipes / Re: Golden Lemongrass Farmhouse
« on: August 29, 2012, 05:41:38 PM »
Any treatment on the lemon grass? Peel away the tough stuff and crush the tender stuff or just chuck it whole?

Just did a lemongrass wit.  Tip from Local Brewpub who has done firkins of lemongrass ales.  Cut into chunks, soak in everclear to release oils, put in boil kettle at flameout.

All Things Food / Re: Sausage
« on: August 24, 2012, 08:03:58 PM »
I did some Kielbasa this evening. Tastes great pre-cure. Now resting in the fridge and I will smoke it probably in a couple days. This would be considered "country-style"

Send realbeerguy some Kiebasa so he doesn't have to make an emergency trip to Sayreville.

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