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      04-03-2012 08:19 PM #1156
      I brewed another batch. This time it was an amber belgian strong ale made with Duvel yeast. OG was 1.070. Challenger, Saaz and Hallertauer hops. I have high hopes for this brew.

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      04-05-2012 06:41 PM #1157
      ~1g of Grape Mead I brewed a few months back. I let it bulk age in the 1gal jug I used for fermenting and then racked it into a 1gal jug I painted to say "GRAPE MEAD" on it. I am going to make this again but with a little less honey to better suit the tastes of others. However, After a glass and a half most of the bite goes away and it just tastes like grape juice


      I lost my OG notes on this but per the recipe it should be 13-14% ABV.


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      View from the inside of the empty jug. I screwed up a little on the bottom.





      I am hungry for more Mead now. I am thinking of doing a cran grape next or maybe an orange/apple variant.

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      04-07-2012 08:11 PM #1158
      Another home brewer checking in.

      Kegging/Bottling a batch of German Alt Beer tomorrow, have an American Cream Ale on tap, and Bourbon Barrel Porter in bottles.

      Next up: Honey Weizen

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      04-19-2012 09:47 AM #1159
      Anyone know of a Extract Sweetwater 420 clone recipe?

      Or something similar?
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      04-19-2012 10:31 AM #1160
      Quote Originally Posted by SurferbobGolf View Post
      Anyone know of a Extract Sweetwater 420 clone recipe?

      Or something similar?
      http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/swee...-clone-177916/

      says its all-grain at the top but only shows LME & steeping grains

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      04-19-2012 10:38 AM #1161
      Can someone more experienced with examining recipes than me check that out? ^^
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      04-19-2012 10:47 AM #1162
      the only thing missing is the amount of steeping grains, if you find his AG recipe it might have it there

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      04-19-2012 11:26 AM #1163
      i'd guess

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      04-19-2012 12:48 PM #1164
      Bottled up the Thai Basil Ale in hopes that it will be ready for the home brew competition in a few weeks. It was good. It had a nice light thai basil taste upfront with a good hop finish that wasn't too over powering. It's only about 5%, but I wanted a summer brew.

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      04-24-2012 08:47 PM #1165
      Where does a guy get a cheap glass carboy? Craigslist? I have a Belgian Trippel that will need to be racked in a a few days and I want to use a glass vessel.
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      04-28-2012 12:23 PM #1166
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Where does a guy get a cheap glass carboy? Craigslist? I have a Belgian Trippel that will need to be racked in a a few days and I want to use a glass vessel.
      CL/homebrewtalk.com are my two sources. Shipping is way expensive on those things new or otherwise. Normally I just hit the home brew store.

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      04-28-2012 05:34 PM #1167
      So I found out that I am not moving in the next month and a half which gives me time to brew another batch of beer next weekend.

      I have no idea what to do next. My buddies and I do ribs/pulled pork/brisket/etc all summer so I'd like something (an ale most likely) that will go great with BBQ.

      However, I'd like something other than a blonde/pale ale/cream ale/porter as well have done those before. This will be our fourth all grain brew.

      Any ideas?

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      04-29-2012 10:50 AM #1168
      could always do a farmhouse style beer, it's pretty much up to you on what you wanna throw in!
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      05-01-2012 03:35 PM #1169
      alright, hops are startin!

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      05-02-2012 09:27 AM #1170
      ^^^^ Very cool. I thought about growing hops but figured that right now it's better for me to buy them from the LHBS. I will probably be moving before the end of the summer.


      Quote Originally Posted by Kameirocco View Post
      could always do a farmhouse style beer, it's pretty much up to you on what you wanna throw in!
      The thought of doing a saison has crossed my mind.

      I think the plan right now is to do a nine or ten gallon batch of white and split it between three five gallon carboys. One carboy will be the control brew with no addatives and the other two will be spiced/fruited.

      Two weeks after this coming weekend we are brewing again. That would be a good time to do a farmhouse/saison.

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      05-05-2012 03:18 PM #1171
      My first brew was a success.

      Cherry Chocolate Milk Stout

      The recipe thread is here:

      http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/coco...-stout-314989/

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      05-06-2012 03:44 PM #1172
      Hey all, just saying hi

      I've been brewing with my coworkers for about a year and a half now. There are 5 of us and we try to brew 5 gallon batches every week, or every other week. Two of the guys have been brewing for like 15-20 years and so they have about 50-60 perfected recipes for all kinds of beers.

      Some of my favorites that we make are:
      Coriander amber ale
      Hefeweizen
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      Bon por nicole (pumpernickle ale)

      Plus I've been able to create several recipes myself:
      Max IPA (hercules double ipa clone, but came out a bit smoother and easier to drink than hercules)
      Holden Caufield, full grain rye marzan (haven't opened this one yet)

      Would love to trade recipes and other info with folks. I'm still a newb to brewing, but I have access to guys with lots of knowledge, and who are willing to experiment too
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      05-07-2012 10:11 AM #1173
      welcome!

      and this weekend was a blast! national home brewers day...
      made a dark saison that turned to a black saison lol


      my travel setup


      only a few people there that early


      Dark saison that turned into a black saison


      running off


      this boil made me get a bit scared.... didn't boil over though!


      after it started getting more and more crowded


      and another


      overview of everyone


      and another


      and another


      ducks inspired theme?


      gorgeous setup


      another setup


      nomz!


      everyone started to scramble to find a place to setup toward the end


      this was insane, he was doing 10 gallons, but must have had 40lbs of grain


      Flectsj workin the water!


      hop soup!
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      05-07-2012 08:21 PM #1174
      Very cool! I didn't end up brewing on Sunday like I had hoped to. However, that gives me two more weeks to plan my next brew day.

      I am thinking of doing nine gallons of an Allagash White clone and splitting it between three five gallon carboys. One will be the control brew that is made per the recipe and the other two will have various fruits added in. I figure I can make a three way split manifold with stuff available at the home brew store. That way I'd be able to avoid kinking the hose and spilling wort all over.

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      05-07-2012 11:33 PM #1175
      lol, if I didn't know they were brewing, and i saw some of those pics, I'd think it's "MethCon '12"
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      05-15-2012 06:48 PM #1176
      How did this fall off my notifications

      Going to try a basterd batch with some yeast I captured while leaving a hydro sample sit out for a couple weeks.
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      05-15-2012 08:43 PM #1177
      Anyone submitting stuff to sam adams longshot or already have submitted stuff??
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      05-21-2012 05:22 PM #1178
      i didn't

      making a new stand

      end of day 1



      end of day 2



      hopefully i'll finish it up tonight or tomorrow, then brew day!

      also, picked up a pump and made an outlet for it, one hot and one switched via the switch on the right.



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      05-22-2012 01:28 PM #1179


      gotta reposition the pump and the switch and this weekend will be brew day!

      then paint of course.... haha
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      05-23-2012 09:08 AM #1180
      Probably going to host a brew day at my friend's place the end of June. Our little "club" on Facebook has 16 members, so hopefully at least one shows up. If not, oh well....

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      05-23-2012 09:22 AM #1181
      Does anyone want a free conical fermenter? I bought it years ago and never ended up using it. I only brew once a year or so now, so I have no use for it. For the non-local people, just paypal me the shipping via ups and it is yours (I would imagine around $20 bucks or so). I think I paid over $100 for it new. Looks like this:




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      05-23-2012 10:26 AM #1182
      i wish! unfortunately my fermentation chamber wouldn't fit that
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      05-23-2012 04:35 PM #1183
      My porter I brewed last friday is fermenting quite well. I should be ready to bottle by the end of the month
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      05-23-2012 06:13 PM #1184
      I'm liking these 1 liter bottles.


    30. 05-24-2012 02:51 PM #1185
      Looking into picking up a starter kit for my dad and have a question.
      Are the kits from Midwest Supplies a good way to go?
      I have heard good things about them but he can be a little picky about somethings.

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      05-24-2012 02:56 PM #1186
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Looking into picking up a starter kit for my dad and have a question.
      Are the kits from Midwest Supplies a good way to go?
      I have heard good things about them but he can be a little picky about somethings.
      Well, if your dad is picky I would go with THIS kit along with a copper wort chiller and a 5 gallon brew pot at a minimum. That'll get him started and allow him to make some decent beer with the ability to upgrade pretty easily.

      I brewed with a 5 gallon pot for years...then I went all grain and now have an 8 gallon pot. However, still use the same wort chiller and other equipment.

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      05-24-2012 02:59 PM #1187
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Well, if your dad is picky I would go with THIS kit along with a copper wort chiller and a 5 gallon brew pot at a minimum. That'll get him started and allow him to make some decent beer with the ability to upgrade pretty easily.

      I brewed with a 5 gallon pot for years...then I went all grain and now have an 8 gallon pot. However, still use the same wort chiller and other equipment.
      I would skip the wort chiller until he knows for sure that he wants to brew regularly. Wort chillers aren't a huge necessity for extract brewers, especially when using the basic ingredient kits.
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    33. 05-24-2012 03:40 PM #1188
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Well, if your dad is picky I would go with THIS kit along with a copper wort chiller and a 5 gallon brew pot at a minimum.
      I was thinking about this kit here.

      As for brewing regularly, he is an avid drinker who has been wanting to get into home brewing for awhile. He has a few friends that brew and he has been envious of them. Now that they are redoing the kitchen, he will have all the space he needs brew as much as he can*depending on work*.

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      05-24-2012 03:56 PM #1189
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      I would skip the wort chiller until he knows for sure that he wants to brew regularly. Wort chillers aren't a huge necessity for extract brewers, especially when using the basic ingredient kits.
      I'd include the wort chiller as a time saver. Ice bathing a 5 gallon pot is always awkward and never works as well as the chiller (in my experience.) You can build one from Home Depot parts though so its not a HUGE investment...

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      05-24-2012 05:23 PM #1190
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      I'd include the wort chiller as a time saver. Ice bathing a 5 gallon pot is always awkward and never works as well as the chiller (in my experience.) You can build one from Home Depot parts though so its not a HUGE investment...
      When doing extract kits, I think you only do about 2 gallons in the boil and dump that into 3 gallons in the bucket. A chiller isn't really needed at that point. It's definitely useful if you're boiling 5 gallons or more though.

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