Skip to comments.Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #19 November 2, 2012
Posted on 11/02/2012 3:34:08 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!
Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew
Small glass of my sparkling Cranberry Mead - Tasty Too
I missed posting the weekly thread last week because I had to make a trip back to Mississippi to check on the house and property I own there.
When I returned to Tx on Saturday I racked the Irish Stout I had brewed into a secondary and also made another Hard Apple Cider. I used some raisins as a super food for the yeasties. And those raisins seem to be great for the yeast - they are still working away!
A few weeks ago I mentioned that a new Home Brew Store was opening in my area. They have not opened yet! They are waiting on licensing from the state. This is a husband and wife team trying to open a small business in this economy. This is their website page - Link to the Home Brew Store Website in Shreveport, La.
It has got to be difficult for them to try opening a new business in this economy! I will give them business.
Ping to the Brewers and wine makers!
I didn’t know about this, can you add me to the ping list?
I just finished brewing an imperial chocolate milk stout. We brewed 15 gallons. 5 gallons was just an imperial stout. 10 gallons had lactose, cocoa, and vanilla bean. 5 gallons of that was put on bourbon soaked oak. All turned out fantastic, but I used my blichman bottling gun to bottle them from the keg and even though I used wheat in the recipe, I have absolutely no head retention. The beer tastes awesome, and carbonation is fine...just a small head that fades fast like coke foam. Any knowledge on why this might have happened? My next brew is a Christmas Oatmeal Raisin cookie ale. Marris Otter, Crystal, Special B and Oatmeal with some spices.
Please add me to your ping list. Home brewer here, soon to be a home distiller.
Where are you in PA? Anywhere near Troegs? I would love to get my hands on some Mad Elf for my father-in-law. He loves that and Troegenator. He got hooked on that stuff when I lived in New Cumberland.
Please add me to your ping list.
I live in Mechanicsburg. Definitely near Troegs. I had two for lunch at Nathan’s in Enola. (What a great dive bar!) BTW, Enola spelled backward is alone.
Wine tasting in Napa today. Does that count?
Have you been to their new brewery in Hershey? I really thought they would do a chocolate beer when they opened there. What Troegs beer did you have today? What was the last thing you brewed?
What wines stood out to you in your tasting? I love Pinot Noirs.
Brew or make wine?
5 Gallons Sangiovese
12 Cab / Merlot
5 Savignon Blanc
First time making wine in 30 years.
Check back in six months to see how it all works out.
Wow! Winemaking takes that long? I imagine so for it to actually be good, huh? I can make good beer in less than one month if I keg. Of course a lager takes a few months, and big stouts improve with age, but overall beer doesn’t take long at all.
Yes, I have been making wine for almost 20 years. I have wine all over the east coast and Germany, Italy, Rio, and in the baltic. I make wine from Raspberry, cherry, banana, kiwi, peach, oranges, cranberry, plum, also mead, rhubarb, elderberry. It is a fun hobby!
Maltodextrin will greatly aid in head retention. Try adding a bit of that next time.
I haven’t been to the new brewery yet, but a shooting buddy of has been trying to drag my ass over there for the last three weeks or so. He loves it. I had the perpetual ipa for lunch. The last batches I brewed were a Märzenbier for Octoberfest (all gone) and a brown ale (will be gone this tonight).
I need to get brewing this weekend after I go hunting on Saturday morning. It has been nasty and raw weather around here lately, so I think I am going to brew an oatmeal stout. I typically go dark in winter and hoppy in summer.
Ho Yes it sure does!
All of you have been added.
Do you just make homebrew wine or are you professional?
Appreciate the advice.
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