This is a discussion on Fresh beer within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; So, I homebrew beer.
I haven't made any in a long time (like years....) so recently I cleaned off all my old equipment and decided ...
May 16th, 2010 05:01 AM
May 16th, 2010 05:01 AM
May 16th, 2010 05:36 AM
I don't have any recipes to offer, but do enjoy an ice cold beer this time of year.
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May 16th, 2010 07:25 AM
OOoooo........it's been 10 years since I've brewed my own. I'll dig some stuff out and see if I still got my 'good' recipies in a box somewhere.
Scot-style Ale's and Bocks are my personal favorites!
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May 16th, 2010 07:55 AM
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May 16th, 2010 09:08 AM
Beer....It's not just for breakfast anymore!
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May 16th, 2010 09:10 AM
Wow.. That brings back memories.. All I remember (1960's) was that it took some sugar and two cans of Blue Ribbon Malt (it was already hopped in the can) to make 10 gallons of brew. If you didn't want to make beer you could use the stuff to tar your roof..
From what I see on the net the choices out there for home brewers are fantastic. There are so many different malts, yeasts and hops that can really let you go with your imagination. Just no fruit, coffee or pumpkin brews for me...
The stuff I made was a clear light gold color with extremely fine bubbles and a very creamy head.. I still had the bottle capper up until a few years ago.
May 16th, 2010 10:28 AM
Been brewing for years, I keg now and force carbonate.
I don't have the time or inclination to do a mash.
This is a Blue Moon clone, quite good.
I used liquid extract instead of dry. My local supply house http://www.weekendbrewer.com/beerpage.html carries just about anything in stock including multiple recipes. http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowP...p?PlaceID=7481
I currently have an Oktober Fest-Marzen on tap.
May 16th, 2010 10:31 AM
My two favorite beers are Root and Birch!
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May 16th, 2010 12:05 PM
I like an amber lager...something similar to a Yuengling. Nothing to extremely hoppy.
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May 16th, 2010 05:52 PM
Here is where I hang out when not on this forum or one of several motorcycle forums.
HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.
Lots of good info.
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May 17th, 2010 02:24 AM
There is a nice little micro brewery about 6 blocks from my house ... I have a 6-pack of Sassaphras Root and a 6-pack of Cranberry in a dark cool spot ... Waiting for July 4 ... His spruce ale never lasts the week out ...
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May 17th, 2010 01:15 PM
I have brewed a couple batches out of the cheap MR Beer kit I received for my birthday or christmas. I was pretty surprised how good it was. I would love to get ahold of some from someone who actually knew what they were doing!
May 17th, 2010 01:48 PM
This is who I use The Home Brewery - Beer and Wine Making Supplies
I started with their kits (which I still use) and I have moved to ordering individual components
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May 17th, 2010 02:06 PM
I recently started brewing and our first batch was a blonde ale, it was surpisingly amazing. Our second batch was a wheat beer but it has a bbq after tastes. Pretty disapponited.
May 17th, 2010 05:31 PM
I have been brewing for a couple years and it has become my third obsession (guns and motorcycles being the first 2, what a combination!)
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Do you do all grain?
Here's one of my favorites:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
13.50 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 93.10 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 6.90 %
1.00 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] (60 min) Hops 12.0 IBU
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Munich Lager (Wyeast Labs #2308) Yeast-Lager
Est Original Gravity: 1.074 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.40 %
Bitterness: 12.0 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 21.3 SRM
Mash Name: Decoction Mash, Double Total Grain Weight: 14.50 lb
Decoction Mash, Double Step Time Name Description Step Temp
35 min Protein Rest Add 21.75 qt of water at 128.1 F 122.0 F
20 min Saccharification Decoct 9.05 qt of mash and boil it 153.0 F
20 min Mash Out Decoct 7.57 qt of mash and boil it 170.0 F
10 min Sparge Add 15.00 qt of water at 170.0 F 170.0 F
Mash Notes: Used for some authentic German styles. Attempt to draw decoction from the thickest portion of the mash. Profiles vary. Some traditional German mashes use a long acid rest at 40 deg C. Also some sources recommend the decoction amount be given a 15 minute saccharification rest at 158 F (70 C) before boiling it.
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