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Sounds good.  :)  Although I usually do all grain I like making an extract batch occasionally.  Regardless, brewing & bottling in the same day definitely makes for a busy day.

Happy Brewing,
Brandon

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Ingredients / Re: Apriocot/Peach flavor in IPA, what hop is it??
« on: January 13, 2011, 08:21:50 PM »
I recently brewed a double IPA using Simcoe (along with other hops) at flameout.  When I opened the bag of Simcoe hop pellets there was a noticeable apricot/peach aroma.  When fermentation was complete there was a noticeable apricot/peach aroma to the beer.  Based on this I would say the apricot/peach aroma is from the Simcoe hops.  Just my $0.02

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Ingredients / Re: Vanilla Beans
« on: January 09, 2011, 09:49:02 PM »
My wife just made a stout with vanilla & coffee.  I believe she used 2 vanilla beans that she slit lengthwise then added to the secondary fermentor for a week or two.  The flavor was definitely different than using vanilla extract.  It worked out very well.

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Ingredients / Re: When to add Coconut and what type???
« on: January 09, 2011, 09:43:33 PM »
I would probably toast some coconut and add it to the secondary. I would be afraid the oils in the coconut milk would cause head retention problems.  Coconut extract may also be a possibility.

Happy Brewing,
Brandon

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: High Gravity Bottling
« on: January 07, 2011, 06:13:07 PM »
I made a barleywine about 1 1/2 yr ago.  My OG was 1.117.  I added yeast during bottling but I got little to no carbonation.  Hopefully your results will be better.  My next barleywine I make I will consider bottling from a keg.  Just my $.02
At this strength, as long as you have healthy yeast, and you keep your bottles at room temp until carbonated, and you let them sit long enough, (keep in mind the bottles will seem to loose carbonation when chilled).  you should be able to bottle carbonate.  I've found it usually takes months, not weeks.

Thanks for the info bonjour.  I do still have some of my last barleywine.  The last bottle I tried was relatively flat.  Maybe I didn't rehydrate the dry yeast before adding it to the finished beer.  When I make my next barleywine perhaps I will try bottle conditioning again.

Cheers!

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Ingredients / Re: Hop recommendations for a light ale
« on: January 06, 2011, 09:35:34 PM »
Willamette and Fuggles are also nice ones to use for those types of beers.  I have never used ahtanum but hallertauer is definitely a good one!

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Looks quite interesting.  I will be checking it out and probably posting some recipes!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: High Gravity Bottling
« on: January 06, 2011, 08:32:36 PM »
I made a barleywine about 1 1/2 yr ago.  My OG was 1.117.  I added yeast during bottling but I got little to no carbonation.  Hopefully your results will be better.  My next barleywine I make I will consider bottling from a keg.  Just my $.02

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I've said it before...
« on: January 03, 2011, 09:27:59 PM »
Glad to hear that you will be brewing again.  I can't possibly imagine what it would be like to not have a place to brew.

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The Pub / Re: How low can you go?
« on: January 02, 2011, 09:45:14 PM »
I usually drink homebrew, craft beers or imports.  However, I have been known to buy a 12 pack of Michelob on occasion.  If I go to someone's house or a party and a beer is offered to me I will graciously drink it.  As my dad has always said "free beer is good beer!"   :)

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottle APA today, or in 13 days?
« on: January 02, 2011, 09:06:30 PM »
+1 to waiting.  I would wait, at least, until next weekend.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much did you brew in 2010?
« on: January 01, 2011, 08:07:38 PM »
I brewed 22 times for a total of 114 gal.  I don't really have one beer that I brew the most.  I tend to brew ESB, Ordinary Bitter, and IPAs so I always have some in the house.  I have decided to brew an Old Ale and Barleywine as a vintage each year.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« on: January 01, 2011, 03:43:51 PM »
Chamomile Pale Ale.  I am also making an IPA, Old Ale, and Ordinary Bitter this weekend!   ;D

That Chamomile Pale Ale sounds pretty interesting.  Have you made it before?  What kinda hops?

This is the first time making it.  I had some extract and some homegrown hops that I wanted to use.  I am using homegrown Fuggles and Hallertau.  I steeped 10 chamomile tea bags in 1.5L of hot water for 5 minutes then added it to the wort after I removed it from the heat.  If you would like the recipe let me know and I will post it.
Not so much a recipe as some tasting notes.  Let us know how it turns out.  I've had some meads that used chamomile tea, but never a pale ale.

I can definitely do that.  It will be interesting to find out what type of flavor the chamomile adds to the beer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« on: January 01, 2011, 02:34:32 PM »
Chamomile Pale Ale.  I am also making an IPA, Old Ale, and Ordinary Bitter this weekend!   ;D

That Chamomile Pale Ale sounds pretty interesting.  Have you made it before?  What kinda hops?

This is the first time making it.  I had some extract and some homegrown hops that I wanted to use.  I am using homegrown Fuggles and Hallertau.  I steeped 10 chamomile tea bags in 1.5L of hot water for 5 minutes then added it to the wort after I removed it from the heat.  If you would like the recipe let me know and I will post it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« on: January 01, 2011, 02:15:05 PM »
Chamomile Pale Ale.  I am also making an IPA, Old Ale, and Ordinary Bitter this weekend!   ;D

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