« on: November 02, 2012, 06:40:16 AM »
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.
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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.
i usually have US-05, S-04, and 71B on hand.
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.
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"