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Ingredients / cider
« on: January 08, 2013, 08:05:52 AM »
I am brewing cider this week i would actually like to do 2 batches but dont have the room.  I can't see any reason why I cant freeze 5 gallons of soft cider to use later for hard cider.  I usually use White Labs cider yeast, so I'm not using any naturally occuring yeast already presant in the soft cider to ferment.  is my thinking correct on freezing?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Beer Smith for the iPhone?
« on: January 07, 2011, 07:40:59 AM »
I am thinking about getting an i Phone is there an app for brewing, right now I am using Beer Smith.

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Ingredients / Re: Granola?
« on: October 07, 2010, 02:44:07 AM »
You think a pound isn’t enough? How many rolled oats do you typically use in 5 gallons?

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Ingredients / Re: Hops for Deschutes
« on: October 06, 2010, 05:43:05 AM »
What ever happened to their Quail Springs IPA?

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Ingredients / Re: Granola?
« on: October 06, 2010, 05:11:01 AM »
That’s a good idea.  As well as the cereal you could add honey and brown sugar to give the complexity of flavors granola has.  That is what I was trying to accomplish anyway.

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Ingredients / Re: Molasses in a Porter
« on: October 06, 2010, 05:06:47 AM »
I have used molasses in the boil 1 cup for 5 gallons.  I usually add it at the begining of the boil with malt extract.  adds great flavor 

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Ingredients / Re: Granola?
« on: October 05, 2010, 03:36:24 AM »
Wouldn’t you gain head retention by dispensing with nitrogen?  I have always had a problem with too much head dispensing with nitrogen.  Just haven't perfected it yet

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Ingredients / Granola?
« on: October 04, 2010, 09:26:49 AM »
So the other day I was sipping on an IPA eating a dried granola snack and it occurred to me that I could use it in a oatmeal stout.  I was eating maple nut granola, so no fruit.  There should be lots of fermentables in this stuff.  I was thinking of seeping it in 155*F water before the boil with the grain.  Maybe a pound should do it.  Has anyone tried this? 

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Ingredients / Re: Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 09:14:49 AM »
  I was thinking of the yeast I started with (White Labs California)  I always keep some dry yeast in stock.  Thanks

instead of using a quaternary fermentor what if I used my keg as a quaternary so I could siphon of the trub from the bottom when I tap it.  I would loose less beer that way.

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Ingredients / Re: Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 09:01:50 AM »
It's been in the secondary a week, I wasn't thinking of adding more yeast

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Ingredients / Re: Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 07:11:08 AM »
the secondary is a 6 gallon carboy isn't that going to be a problem getting five pounds of fruit in there?  I will need to put the blow off tube back on.

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Ingredients / Re: Long Cascade hops
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:53:46 AM »
two weeks ago I harvested and got several Willamette about that size

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Ingredients / Re: Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:47:43 AM »
The beer is in a secondary now.  I was going to siphon it into a tertiary (7 gallon bucket) and add fruit.  I have just added flavorings in the past but always wanted to add real fruit.

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Ingredients / Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:00:26 AM »
I am going to add some blackberries to my fermentor this weekend.  at what rate should I add?  I heard blueberries are 1 pound per gallon.  is it the same with blackberries?  I also realize it depends berryness I really want.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Growing Hops Alpha Acidity
« on: August 17, 2010, 10:18:54 AM »
How do you measure Alpha Acidity in the hops you grow?  Do you just go with the average AA for  a specific variety?

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