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All Grain Brewing / Its Fun hitting the numbers
« on: July 11, 2010, 04:35:41 AM »
My weekend brew session came together nicely and I really enjoy seeing that happen

All the materials, all the math, all the ingredients.... :P



American Farmhouse Ale!

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I just wanted to share with anyone that might want to op in for some

I got my email notification that the limited opportunity time frame to order has begun for this years crop.

http://scofieldfruits.com/Pie_Cherries.php

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Kind of smells sulfury and has been in secondary for a couple months now....
Taste is good and bright roasty with hints of coffee. I suspect it is the Nottingham
yeast. The aroma was worse and stronger before I chilled the keg....
Can you describe the aroma of nottingham yeast when used in a stout?


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Yeast and Fermentation / My V8 Splash Mango Peach fermented
« on: June 04, 2010, 08:54:24 PM »
IN THE FRIDGE, It carbed up all by itself smells a bit sulfury, but tastes really NICE....

I wonder if this is a yeast...and if it is, it may be a lager because it has been in the
fridge a long time.  I cracked the lid on it and sssssssssst.... bubbly neat flavored stuff.

How to proceed??, I suppose I could innoculate a bit of sanitized wert...from DME and see
what gives....totally spontaneous stuff here.  ;D


What Would You Do??

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Ingredients / Red Beets
« on: May 28, 2010, 09:52:18 PM »
I think this may wind up being a color enhanser for an upcoming brew....

What a lovely pyrope color to add to a beverage and the starch in them should
be as good as any pumpkin or yam...or packing peanut.

Anyone ever try em?

I have made wine with them.

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The Pub / I want the ole '50's '60's CARS back!!
« on: May 27, 2010, 09:45:04 PM »
I loved the prices! I loved the lines! I loved the fact that I could actually FIX them if they broke!
I think they were even made in this country putting actual Americans to work!
I love the fact that the insurance companies did not dictate design! (and thereby price)
I love that they were made of METAL and some wood!

I know....dream on.... :'(

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The Pub / Another bacon thing for Weaze
« on: May 21, 2010, 10:12:40 PM »

Found this on the www....let me know how you like it...

For those of you who are a little more adventurous, here is a recipe to make bacon-infused bourbon. It's amazingly tasty.

What you'll need:
A 750 ml bottle of good bourbon
About a 1/4 lb of smokey uncooked bacon

First, cook 3-4 strips of bacon. Retain an ounce of the rendered fat, letting it cool but not solidify. Pour the fat and bourbon into a glass jar and let sit for 24 hours at room temperature.

Next, put it in the freezer over night. The fat will congeal for easy removal. Finish by straining the rest through a coffee filter.

This can be enjoyed neat, or in a number of recipes. Try the one below.

Breakfast Manhattan
2 oz bacon bourbon
1/4 oz maple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Stir with ice and pour into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a twist of orange. Enjoy!

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Ingredients / Mahleb
« on: May 21, 2010, 08:27:01 AM »
Mahleb the heart of the St. Lucie Cherry seed/pit.
I have found this to be a welcome and interesting spice addition to beer.
To taste the seed by itself is like a mix of Cherry and Almond. But there
is a heady aromatic quality reminiscent of chinese 5 spice.

I have added this spice to my current solera project and am quite pleased
with the results at this early sampling.

F.Y.I. a little goes a long way.  I added 1/2 lb to a 13 gallon batch and
it is almost too much. I hope it will diminish over time and maybe better
utilized at lower dosage quantities.

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The Pub / I expect Spring Mushrooms any day
« on: May 10, 2010, 08:38:20 AM »
C'mon lil Morels...Poke yer selves up thru the soil so I can find you
and EAT you.... :P

I suspect most of the U.S. is either in full swing or the season is already fin.
Anybody find good Morels this year?

Denny....I should come visit you and have you guide me to a Chanty patch
this fall..

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Questions about the forum? / A filter to sort out "MY own posts"
« on: April 23, 2010, 07:44:19 AM »
Another user friendly thing would be this
a filter/sort mode  to glean out the author's own postings.

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Questions about the forum? / Deleting my own posts
« on: April 23, 2010, 07:42:29 AM »
Well I have a couple ads up in "wanted to buy"  and wanted
to delete the ads cause they are no longer relevant.

I finally had to settle for the resolution of just changing words
in the posts to stuff like...."disregard".  I clicked every thing
on the page to try to find the erase icon and no luck.  I see
other people doing similar things.

This aspect is not the most user friendly thing....just sayin.

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My first dry hop beer (pils) tastes really nice....just has these hop ghosts
floating around in the brew. I know this is normal but the hop ball containing one oz
of hop flower is allowing ghostly floaties....normal???  May go away with time?
I plan to leave the hops in for now....can't hurt anything. real PITA to get them out
of the keg....

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Ingredients / Packing Peanuts
« on: April 19, 2010, 10:24:05 PM »
Starch..... ;D

Discussion Please.  (seems repulsive to me, but was in another heading under fav online venders)

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Pimp My System / Rollera
« on: April 14, 2010, 06:53:30 AM »
Well, I put this over in the wood/cask section because it
also fits there. But I thought it could go here as well because
It is something I made that works actually quite well.
Gives new meaning to the lyrics "Roll out the barrels"



Tall enough to rack in to corney kegs, and tall enough to be a pain to
get fresh beer back into...

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Avery Depuceleuse No 4.
« on: April 04, 2010, 09:24:01 AM »
Depuceleuse--No. 4
From Avery Brewery
Quote"Depuceleuse Flavor Description:
A 100% brettanomyces fermentation gives this brew lots 'o funk throughout, intertwined with pungent elements of sour cherries, delicate aromas of aged wood and a gentle spice imparted by the zinfandel barrels.  Adventurous and true to the spirit of our Barrel-Aged Series of one-and-done brews, Depuceleuse is a forceful departure from the mindset of traditional beer style and features a harmony of intriguing flavors.  "

Ok Mikey if you went to the release tasting, please update us with your opinion.
If / when I get my six-pack I will chime in as well......

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