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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing/Wine Making Thread #4 June 22, 2012
June 22, 2012 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 06/22/2012 3:29:49 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232

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

Happiness is a bubbling airlock!

 

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OG Hydrometer Reading of my Liberty Cream Ale

Good evening/afternoon. I brewed up a Liberty Cream Ale this afternoon, a kit from Midwest Supply. I did a Late Extract addition at 30 min. for this brew. It was a busy afternoon. I made a yeast starter using Safale 05 dry yeast yesterday afternoon. And pitched it in an 80° F wort. The OG was at 1.052 out of the primary fermenter before the yeast starter was pitched. This beer has a beautiful color and should be a tasty brew in about 6 weeks. Ice it down, get it cold, just in time for the Dog Days of August. Now I will wait for the ferment to start. The Porter I bottled three weeks ago is taking its time carbonating. It is not right yet and is still a little sweeter than I want a beer to be. I bottled up my Honey Ale on Wed. It smelled, looked and tasted like it will be a great beer for a July 4th BBQ. I also racked my Copper Ale to a secondary on Wed.

I hope all of you and your Brews and Wines are doing well. Stop by and share what you are brewing or let us know what your favorite brew, wine or spirit is.


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: beer; homebrewing; weekly; wine
Link to past threads

What Time Is It FReepers?
It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #2 June 8,2012
It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #3 June 15,2012

1 posted on 06/22/2012 3:30:01 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Pinging


2 posted on 06/22/2012 3:31:54 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

If i’m not already on it, please add me to the Homebrew ping list.

Used to make lots of beer when I lived along the Yukon, sold all my stuff when I moved so I haven’t restarted yet.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 3:33:24 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

My favorite? I made 2

I did a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone recipe of which I found in Brew magazine. It was EXCELLENT! I still have the recipe card somewhere in storage.

Also did a Sam Adams clone that was to die for. Recipe also found in Brew magazine.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 3:37:53 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
The molasses brew (George) has gone from 8%SG to 2 1/2% since last week. It's working fast. Taste test gets better as time goes by. Probably bottle it early next week and let it carbonate and condition.

It's a little sweet yet. But no off flavors and other than the sweetness that the yeastie beasties will take care of, it's very drinkable.

Overall, this is an experiment that made me happy.

/johnny

5 posted on 06/22/2012 3:37:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red_Devil 232

If there is one i too would like to be on any homebrew list,
Thanks


6 posted on 06/22/2012 3:42:44 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Please add me to the list.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 3:45:34 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: Red_Devil 232

Hey, pass me a beer

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1700944090001/hey-pass-me-a-beer


8 posted on 06/22/2012 3:46:05 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Scott Walker.)
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To: hattend; Joe Boucher; Mathews

Welcome to the thread. Y’all have been added.


9 posted on 06/22/2012 4:03:59 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: rightly_dividing

LOL! They are really using the beer created to pass like they do!


10 posted on 06/22/2012 4:06:37 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: hattend

All grain brewer?


11 posted on 06/22/2012 4:09:08 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

Add me please..have a hefe and 2 meads going..(Hefe is ready to drink.. :-)


12 posted on 06/22/2012 4:14:22 PM PDT by sandboxshooter (Iraq, Afghanistan, War)
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To: sandboxshooter

Added. Have a good time.


13 posted on 06/22/2012 4:34:13 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
All grain brewer?

Yes, sir.

Started on extract and went inmmediately to all grain.

14 posted on 06/22/2012 4:51:05 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Wish I could do that but the funds are limited at the moment. I am having fun with my extracts though.


15 posted on 06/22/2012 4:56:03 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

Extracts rock too!

I love fresh beer in the mornin...er...afternoon. It smells and tastes like freedom.

Use to make John Bull dark from the extract...used double the amount of extract...YUM! Had a licorice like finish.


16 posted on 06/22/2012 5:12:27 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Been thinking about doing a cherry wine with all the early cherries getting ready to drop. Now is a great time to get free cherries from people wanting the trees cleaned up. Go you your local classifieds and look for this free fruit.

Free wine is the best wine. If you have not yet had a cherry wine you are missing out. ;)


17 posted on 06/22/2012 5:15:27 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: All

This Liberty Cream Ale just started bubbling the air lock! I pitched the yeast at about 2:30 pm today. I know the dry yeast is a fast starter and fast fermenter. But this was fast! About 5.5 hours. I hope it attenuates well. It could be the late Extract addition I did. Lots more sugars available for the yeasties to feed on. I love it because the air lock is bubbling.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 5:18:22 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: pennyfarmer

I don’t think there are many fresh cherries here in NE Texas. Wish there were!


19 posted on 06/22/2012 5:23:11 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: pennyfarmer

Cherry my wife’s favorite fruit.


20 posted on 06/22/2012 5:25:58 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: hattend

I usually add a little extra DME to my Extract kits. Yum - makes breakfast interesting :)


21 posted on 06/22/2012 5:29:01 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

22 posted on 06/22/2012 5:50:59 PM PDT by Jayster
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To: Jayster

Those are the BEST! Of course, my wife would never left me have those.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 6:41:35 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Just bottled up my latest attempt at Bells Hopslam.

Messed up a little.

Did 3 fermentation's and ended up adding too much water. I added 3 lbs of honey last which caused some foaming so I drained 2 quarts which caused my dry hopping hops to stick to the sides of my bucket above waterline nullifying them.

Rats!

Other than that it tastes really good right out of the bucket before bottling and calculates to be about 15%!

Last batch I added 2.5 lbs or so of light malt extract which gave it a caramel flavor. Did not add that this time and added 5 lbs of honey instead of 2 lbs which gave it a much milder flavor.

Success!

Bottled it a week earlier than planned due to being thirsty.

This will be quite good but next attempt will be even better. Myself and my friends will be quite pleased and the next batch will be even better.

I really should think about dry hopping with hops in a bag.

24 posted on 06/22/2012 6:42:48 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Manic_Episode

Oops, repeating myself. Time to cut me off...


25 posted on 06/22/2012 6:45:30 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Manic_Episode

This is that 14%er you made before? Love your persistence.


26 posted on 06/22/2012 6:50:41 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
Really getting close. It's a seasonal so it will be nice to be able to drink it year round at a fraction of the $64 a case price.

Before that I perfected a spiced wit that took about a year to get where I wanted it, only to go to a craft beer expo where Ommegang Witte blew me out of the water.

27 posted on 06/22/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Manic_Episode

You are doing this all grain or extract?


28 posted on 06/22/2012 7:10:02 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
Modifying a kit Called Red Eye PA from Brew and Grow.

It has a nice grapefruity hop flavor, then added 2 lbs of corn sugar and 5 lbs of honey added in increments.

Hopslam tastes like Surly Furious and mead and is about 10% or so.

Very precious little info is available about it so I am on my own trying to copy it with limited resources.

29 posted on 06/22/2012 7:30:28 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Manic_Episode

Gotch ya!


30 posted on 06/22/2012 7:34:49 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 confess - These Brewing threads have tweaked my cuerosity about this hobby. And it has lead to more than a few web surfing occasions.

One casual observation so far . . .

The divide between the Glass Carboy vs. Better Bottle camps is roughly equal to the divide between FReepers and DUmmies . . .


31 posted on 06/23/2012 9:28:01 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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