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Old 09-20-2013, 04:40 AM   #461
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Kegged my German Altbier last night. I haven't decided what I want to brew next yet.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:17 AM   #462
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Yeah let me go grab it quick and I'll send you a link. I added and adjusted a little for the pumpkin though

http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/legend-brown-clone

Instead of chocolate malt I used Extra Dark Crystal malt, and the additions were a large can of pumpkin at 10 min left in boil, 1 1/2 TBSP pumpkin pie spice on day 3 of fermentation and mixed that with a splash of vanilla and some water to liquefy the dry spice. Ill know how it tastes here in three weeks!!!! Cheers
Great! Thanks much. Perhaps I'll wait to hear how it turns out on your end first, though. Sounds good, but you never know.

Hell, you'll probably have bottled it off and sampled it before I even find the time to start a batch of it anyway...
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:22 AM   #463
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I've gotten all my friends addicted to Stone. India Pale and also Arrogant Bastard haha.

Anybody try the Apple Ale? heard it was delicious!
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I've gotten all my friends addicted to Stone. India Pale and also Arrogant Bastard haha.

Anybody try the Apple Ale? heard it was delicious!

Ha just posted about it. Yeah pretty good.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:18 PM   #466
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OK got a question for the home-brew crowd:

Where do you buy your ingredients? I'm looking for an "all-in-one" ingredient kit for my first batch. There are no local stores, so it's looking like it's going to be online.

I originally bought a kit with all the necessary stuff + ingredients from Oak Barrel in Berkeley when I was living up there, which is a rad place. But, to make a short story longer my sister spilled the malted barley all over my storage unit a couple months ago. So, I'm back to square one.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:20 PM   #467
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OK got a question for the home-brew crowd:

Where do you buy your ingredients? I'm looking for an "all-in-one" ingredient kit for my first batch. There are no local stores, so it's looking like it's going to be online.

I originally bought a kit with all the necessary stuff + ingredients from Oak Barrel in Berkeley when I was living up there, which is a rad place. But, to make a short story longer my sister spilled the malted barley all over my storage unit a couple months ago. So, I'm back to square one.
I prefer Northern Brewer to my LHBS.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/?gclid...FUhk7AodWW8Apw
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:24 PM   #468
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I prefer Northern Brewer to my LHBS.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/?gclid...FUhk7AodWW8Apw
Thanks! Any suggestions for best first kit to do? I like most types of beers.
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Thanks! Any suggestions for best first kit to do? I like most types of beers.
Dead Ringer. Not too expensive, simple brew and a damn tasty American IPA. Bell's Two Hearted clone.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...tract-kit.html
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Dead Ringer. Not too expensive, simple brew and a damn tasty American IPA. Bell's Two Hearted clone.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...tract-kit.html
+1. Thank you!
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:01 PM   #471
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+1. Thank you!
I haven't had a bad kit from them. Been brewing on and off for about six years. Let us know how it turns out and don't be afraid to play with their recipes.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #472
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I have used Northern Brewery, Austin Homebrew Store, and my LHBS all with good beer success. Overall I like Austin Homebrew because the ingredients are fresher and they use vial yeast. I have had better starters with their yeast. Yeast is important.
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Just bought stuff to do 3 gal of hard cider. Can't wait. Basically have no idea what I'm doing, lol.
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anyone tried Redds apple ale? It's actually pretty good. Got a 6 pack the other night and kinda like apple juice with a bite
Try Angry Orchard crisp apple...good stuff, and you can put a shot of cinnamon whiskey and it's like a apple pie...the Captain works well too.
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As you can see in my avatar. Youngs Double Chocolate Stout. Have a bottle of Yetti in the fridge aging.
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Just bought stuff to do 3 gal of hard cider. Can't wait. Basically have no idea what I'm doing, lol.
Cleanliness is Godliness.
Disinfect EVERYTHING that touches your brew. Odds are you don't have anything that'll ruin it, but you don't want to run that risk.
I got sloppy with my bleaching a while ago, on a 6-gallon run of hard cider. Six months in the fermenter and $35 of cider, all I had to show for it was 6 gallons of low-acid vinegar.
So make sure EVERYTHING is clean!
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As you can see in my avatar. Youngs Double Chocolate Stout. Have a bottle of Yetti in the fridge aging.
Love Young's. Don't drink it that often because it's pricey (I can brew 5 gallons for what it costs me for a 4-pack!), but I did a knock-off a while back that turned out pretty good. I used to much cocoa though, and gave the beer a sour note, so I had to toss some lactose into it. It ended up a little sweeter than the Young's, but still was damn tasty. That batch didn't last quite as long as I would have liked....
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Cleanliness is Godliness.
Disinfect EVERYTHING that touches your brew. Odds are you don't have anything that'll ruin it, but you don't want to run that risk.
I got sloppy with my bleaching a while ago, on a 6-gallon run of hard cider. Six months in the fermenter and $35 of cider, all I had to show for it was 6 gallons of low-acid vinegar.
So make sure EVERYTHING is clean!
Thanks. I'm doing 3 gal in individual jugs so if I taint one, hopefully they won't all be wasted. I have several friends who brew beer but no one I know does cider. I really like cider so I'm hoping I can get something drinkable out of it.
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