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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #2 June 8,2012
Free Republic | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 06/08/2012 3:28:55 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232

Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep it is Beer Thirty Time!

Happiness is a bubbling airlock!

 

PORTER ALE

After last weeks positive acceptance of the Homebrewing Thread a few of you decided we needed to go weekly with this thread and I agree. Thanks to all who participated in last weeks thread.

So lets get talking about beer and wine. Last week I bottled a 9.3% Porter and decided to try one yesterday just to see how it was doing. As you might suspect it was nowhere near the carbonation level I was looking for, it needs another week or two or more. But I drank it anyway. It was quite sweet like a malty koolaid. I suspect the sweetness will mellow out and the carbonation will improve after a few more weeks aging in the bottle. After the last few sips were downed I actually needed to take a nap. It is not a session or lawnmower beer for sure!

I brewed up a Copper Ale yesterday morning. OG was 1.080 and it has a beautiful deep copper color like an old copper brew kettle. I also transferred my Honey Ale to a secondary after it had been in the primary for two weeks. So things are moving at a nice pace in order to keep the homebrews flowing around here.

Typically I like to brew the darker beers but the Honey Ale and my next brew, a Liberty Cream Ale, are Light Ales. I hope they turn out to be good brews.

When I don’t have a homebrew ready to drink I have been enjoying some Shiner Bock and a couple of styles of Blue Moon Ales. I tried a Belgian Wheat Ale from Blue Moon, which I did not like at all. Yuck! It is not a beer I like.

Find your favorite commercial beer alcohol (ABV) % level at the link below. There are 728 beers listed. There is a Sam Adams at 17.5% and a molly-whopping 43% Schorsch Bock 43.

Beers and their Alcohol Content


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1 posted on 06/08/2012 3:28:59 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..
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2 posted on 06/08/2012 3:30:54 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’m getting interested in kegging. I’ve been brewing and bottling my own for about 6 years now but the bottling is really a hassle.

If anybody has any advice or tips on this I would sure be appreciative.

Brew On!


3 posted on 06/08/2012 3:33:44 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Conditioning an Octoberfest brew ready late August. Currently enjoying a great IPA, a fine copper ale, and a Dynamic Pilsner!


4 posted on 06/08/2012 3:34:23 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I have not brewed seriously for a bit-moving from a house to an apt kinda cramps things

I still do small batches of hard cider to use in cooking (Beef Rib Marinade)

I always favored making stouts, Scotch ales and Bocks. And Hefe Weizen-the flavors really come out in home brew


5 posted on 06/08/2012 3:37:23 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Like last week I am having a Nut Brown Ale. Last one. I have a six pack left that I am going to set aside for a few more weeks.


6 posted on 06/08/2012 3:38:12 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Petruchio

ping


7 posted on 06/08/2012 3:39:14 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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I have a bohemian-style lager in a secondary right now and am thinking about the next batch in a couple of weeks. Any suggestions? I’d like it to be a nice summer beer - crisp and refreshing, fairly low alcohol (around 4 - 4.5%) and not too bitter, but I like a hoppy taste. I did a pretty successful Witbier a few months ago, with orange and coriander flavoring. Post your recipes, if you have ‘em.


8 posted on 06/08/2012 3:39:21 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Red_Devil 232
They don't have biere d'alsace Fischer listed. Great 'beer', great old-fashioned stopper bottles. I still have a bunch of the bottles that I use.

I've been told by a distributor that I can't get it in the States, anymore.

/johnny

9 posted on 06/08/2012 3:41:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

How is that Copper Ale you have? Was it an extract kit?


10 posted on 06/08/2012 3:42:23 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Apparatchik

The Liberty Cream Ale I will brew next is described as light bodied and refreshing:

6 lb. Gold liquid malt extract
8 oz. Carapils steeping grains
2 oz. of Cascade pellet hops (use 1oz as bittering hops and 1oz as aroma.
Yeast is SafAle 05


11 posted on 06/08/2012 3:52:55 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Sorry, should’ve said I am a grain brewer - that recipe looked interesting, so any grain bill that corresponds to the extract recipe?


12 posted on 06/08/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Apparatchik

All grain bill;
7 lbs. Domestic 2-Row Barley, 2 lbs. Flaked Corn, 8 oz. Carapils, 2 oz. of hops


13 posted on 06/08/2012 4:01:46 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Many thanks - I like the simplicity. I’ll give it a try.


14 posted on 06/08/2012 4:13:56 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Pls add me to your ping list!


15 posted on 06/08/2012 4:17:13 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: unixfox

Midwest seems to have some good prices for kegging systems.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/kegging/kegging-systems.html

You need to take the empty gas bottle to a welding supply place and fill it as it ships empty. BUT you can cut out the 2 weeks in the bottle time and get rid of bottles.

There are FAQa there on kegging and on More Beer

http://morebeer.com/

Of interest to some is that More beer not only has several under 50 cents per beer kits but also has free shipping if over a certain amount,


16 posted on 06/08/2012 4:21:37 PM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Liberty Cream Ale is a regular for us. We brew it almost every other batch as everybody likes it and its fast/inexpensive.


17 posted on 06/08/2012 4:23:49 PM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: Oratam

Added


18 posted on 06/08/2012 4:27:51 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

bfl


19 posted on 06/08/2012 4:36:03 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Red_Devil 232

Great ipad app: Homebrew Assistant

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/homebrew-assistant/id509758294?mt=8&ls=1


20 posted on 06/08/2012 4:43:57 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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