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by bredmakr
Wed Sep 11, 2002 8:03 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: looking for feedback on Pepo Ale I
Replies: 4
Views: 5341

Thanks Mesa!

Thanks for the vote of confidence. This will be a double first brew. My first pumpkin ale and my first 10 gallon boil with the new kettle. I'll let you know in a few weeks how it turns out.
by bredmakr
Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:49 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: looking for feedback on Pepo Ale I
Replies: 4
Views: 5341

sorry, I forgot to add it...please look again

pepo ale i. i forgot to add it to the database. it should be there now.
by bredmakr
Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:05 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: looking for feedback on Pepo Ale I
Replies: 4
Views: 5341

looking for feedback on Pepo Ale I

Anyone care to comment on my recent recipe for a pumpkin ale 'Pepo Ale I'. I'll be ordering the ingredients soon so if anyone wants to contribute I welcome the input.
by bredmakr
Wed Sep 11, 2002 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: hops family tree?
Replies: 3
Views: 4262

hops family tree?

does anyone know a good reference that contains something like a hops family tree? there are so many different varieties I have a hard time figuring out what is what.
thanks in advance,
Mike
by bredmakr
Wed Sep 11, 2002 4:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Water analysis
Replies: 3
Views: 3916

alternative references

if you are on municipal water contact the water district and they can supply you with the analytical data you need free of charge. you already paid for the analysis when you paid your water bill. be sure to ask them for raw water data and for distribution water data. depending on the type of treatme...
by bredmakr
Tue Sep 10, 2002 12:29 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Mesa please share pumpkin story...
Replies: 12
Views: 20991

Spalt and Mittlefruh, huh?

could you provide some more common examples of noble varieties that are appropriate and what about yeast - American, German, London? does it matter?
by bredmakr
Tue Sep 10, 2002 5:27 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Mesa please share pumpkin story...
Replies: 12
Views: 20991

Mesa please share pumpkin story...

I am very interested in information about brewing with raw pumpking. I read the thread on Wit Beer additions and noticed that you offered this info to anyone that asked. Well, I'm askin'. Also, just for clarification on the Wit Bier were you saying that the corriander, orange peel, etc could be adde...
by bredmakr
Tue Sep 10, 2002 5:18 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Imperial Stout S.G. question
Replies: 4
Views: 4712

extract with wyeast

this was an extract kit that I bought from MoreBeer.com. The imperial stout kit comes with 12 lbs light malt extract syrup, 1/2 lb crystal, 1/2 lb dry maltodextrine, 1/2 lb black roasted barley, 1/2 chocolate malt, and 1/3 black patent. I don't have the recipe in front of me so these totals could be...
by bredmakr
Mon Sep 09, 2002 7:21 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Imperial Stout S.G. question
Replies: 4
Views: 4712

Imperial Stout S.G. question

I racked an imerial stout Saturday afternoon O.G. 1.080 and the S.G. at racking was 1.036. The target final gravity is 1.024-1.028. Very little activity remains. Should I try to revive the yeast? The primary fermentation was at 68F and I've moved the carbouy to bring it up to 72-74F hoping that this...
by bredmakr
Wed Sep 04, 2002 7:16 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: harvested yeast from stout for nut brown ale?
Replies: 4
Views: 5400

harvested yeast from stout for nut brown ale?

Last weekend I brewed an Imperial Stout. O.G. 1.084 (a new high for the BredMakr). Due to an excessive family and friend visitation schedule for the end of this month and early Oct I'm going to stay up all night again this coming saturday to make a nut brown and ipa for general consumption. the impe...
by bredmakr
Thu Aug 29, 2002 7:23 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: by now I should no the answer to this, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 5930

by now I should no the answer to this, but...

I use hop pellets and I put them in hop sacks. Should the hops be removed prior to chilling the wort? Or, can they be left in the kettle and removed after the chilled wort has been racked to the fermentor?
by bredmakr
Tue Aug 27, 2002 9:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Can someone help a brother out?
Replies: 5
Views: 6297

give it a taste..

I have never made a cream ale or used vanilla beans in the secondary. However, I can tell you to have faith in the beer. Trust your senses of smell and taste. The lack of activity is not alarming. If you had it in the primary and the yeast flocd out and attenuated well then you might not expect so m...
by bredmakr
Wed Aug 21, 2002 7:37 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Is a Rubbermaid tub a suitable mash vessel?
Replies: 6
Views: 5806

please share design

i think several of us would be interested in your design.
by bredmakr
Tue Aug 20, 2002 5:36 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Belgian Special B substitute
Replies: 3
Views: 13516

Belgian Special B substitute

I received a pound of what was simply labeled 'Belgian Special B' as a gift from a supply shop that is located in another state. I brewed an excellent Brown Ale using some of this grain and was wondering if there was a good substitute that is more readily available.
by bredmakr
Wed Aug 14, 2002 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Successful First Batches
Replies: 3
Views: 3978

good then, bad now

My first batch was in college 14 years ago. I was living with a guy that made beer for one reason: CONSUMPTION of high octane beer. I had never tasted home brew before and I thought the odd flavor was the way it was supposed to be. After a couple of months I decided that I would try a batch for myse...