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  1. 4 points
    Bonsai & Brew

    SUNLIGHT - WORRIED

    RDWHAHB!
  2. 4 points
    Shrike

    Sticky Wicket Oatmeal Stout at 4 weeks

    I made it as per the recipe and it's great. As to what to do with the extra grains: - put them in a muslin sack and steep in four cups of water for 30 minutes at 155*. - stir in that extra booster you ordered - bring to a boil, stir in 1 cup brown sugar until dissolved - remove from heat and stir in the extra Robust LME you ordered along with one can of St Pat's HME - ferment in the LBK as normal. After one week use a very clean spoon to add 2 TBS vanilla extract. Don't stir, just open the lid, add the vanilla, and close the lid. - at bottling, add one shot of cold-brewed coffee to each bottle. It'll be a nice coffee stout with a hint of vanilla and a little extra ABV.
  3. 3 points
    Timelordjason

    Mix IPA and Stout?

    PLEASE keep us updated on ALL your brewing notes on this one I am a total supporter and if this turns out for you ill try it too. If people in history would have been scared to pair things that didn't go together we would have missed out on many wonderful things. In fact i have learned a few mixing things in my life that are so amazing such as plain fritos on ice cream and ketchup on mashed potatoes in fact i made some amazing christmas chili from experimenting once lots of nutmeg and cinnamon and cumin, fresh peppermint and ceyan... it was a hit at the pot luck at work but i bet if i told anyone i was doing it before hand people would have naysayd me so DONT LISTEN
  4. 3 points
    I hope I didn't create something that has made @MRB Renae uncomfortable. What I was hoping is to have the folks at Mr. Beer appear on camera so we can meet them. So far we've had @MRB Josh R and @MRB Rick. If she, or @MRB Tim want to make a guest appearance, that would be cool Regardless, hopefully I can meet everyone in person if I can pull off my planned trip to Tucson in late September. yoda
  5. 2 points
    Timelordjason

    SUNLIGHT - WORRIED

    SAY WHAT???
  6. 2 points
    The only gear you can use for AG would be the fermenter, but I did mention that it is great for all-grain test batches or small batches. I also stressed how much easier it is to use MRB products than all-grain. Not trying to deter people from MRB because it's our "bread and butter", just simply showing them the processes involved in all-grain.
  7. 2 points
    No worries. Everyone had a laugh about it...lol.
  8. 2 points
    Timelordjason

    Mix IPA and Stout?

    HEck I am doing something people on here told me not to do with a brew but I was like heck I am going to do it because no one else had so how does anyone know how itll turn out and a taste before bottling it tasted pretty good . I am too worried to say what I did to an oktoberfest because I know I am new at this and experimenting so soon in is taboo but it is in my blood i cannot help it. If it does turn out i will tell my little dark secret lol
  9. 2 points
    Bonsai & Brew

    Mix IPA and Stout?

    👍
  10. 2 points
    Timelordjason

    Found 2 old cans

    OMG I though I was the only person that remembers the captain
  11. 1 point
    wdanny

    Mix IPA and Stout?

    I have a can of Diablo IPA and a can of St. Patrick's Irish Stout and I'm thinking about mixing the two. What do ya'll think about that combo? Bad idea or not?
  12. 1 point
    Since it was my first time with this brew I went with the recipe.
  13. 1 point
    MiniYoda

    Found 2 old cans

    I'm going to let the others on here answer this question.......just wanted to say "LOVE your nickname". Reminds me of my youth
  14. 1 point
    D Kristof

    The Real Mr. Beer - Live Stream Thread

    I tried. I really did.
  15. 1 point
    Nickfixit

    The Real Mr. Beer - Live Stream Thread

    Hopefully you explained how to make it using Mr. B components or gear?
  16. 1 point
    HAHA I didnt know you were still live and saw you on so I didnt hear what you were saying before i asked if you were archiving videos yet sorry.
  17. 1 point
    BDawg62

    Sticky Wicket Oatmeal Stout at 4 weeks

    I have to agree with @RickBeer on this one. The oatmeal will add body and the smooth LME will also add body without adding the dark malt bitterness that Robust LME would do. A good Oatmeal Stout doesn't have much of that dark grain bitterness and I think you will be sorry if you mess with the recipe. Just my 2 cents worth. Dawg
  18. 1 point
    zorak1066

    Strong cider taste

    us05 (safale/fermentis) does a good job without imparting too many esters. it's kind of a neutral yeast. .. and as mentioned , is forgiving of occasional spikes in temperature. if you had the money you could order a pack with each kit (assuming mr b sells it). save the fromunda yeast and use it as sacrificial yeast when doing high grav beers. you simply boil them in about a quart of water for 10 mins or so, then remove from heat and allow to cool with a cover. when cool dump it into your lbk. the dead yeast will feed the yeast you pitch in. think of it as doggie treats for yeast. you dont have to do this but i treat the yeast the best i can to keep them happy.
  19. 1 point
    or maybe @MRB Josh R helps @MRB Renae brew a Canadian Blonde? No, I'm not saying she's Canadian, or Blonde. But perhaps if he can show her how to brew a Tuesday recipe, more women (wives of brewers here?) might take on the "challenge"? Just Yoda thinking.......and drinking
  20. 1 point
    D Kristof

    Mix IPA and Stout?

    Wow. WOw. WOW! Eat a Snickers, Rick! You're being a real buzzkill. 😝
  21. 1 point
    Shrike

    Mix IPA and Stout?

  22. 1 point
    Shrike

    Mix IPA and Stout?

    Nah, that's nothing to worry about. Burleywine and Lock/Stock recipes both have more malt than that. Just keep the temp at the low end of the recommended range.
  23. 1 point
    MiniYoda

    Mix IPA and Stout?

    could make for a VERY interesting flavor......a very hoppy stout. The only thing I'd worry about is the amount of malt for an LBK.
  24. 1 point
    Jdub

    Steeping/Mashing Grains 101

    I brewed the tb ipa a few weeks ago and steeped the grains perfectly ( I think). They smelled so good. Pretty intrigued by the PM recipes. Brew was in cooler at low 60’s for 1st week. Now just leaving alone for final 2 weeks. Not even changing water bottles anymore bc I keep holding 65-68. Probe taped to lbk. Can’t wait to try this in a month or so.
  25. 1 point
    RickBeer

    Batch Priming

    Right. Consistent carb levels regardless of bottle size. I have 12, 16, 16.9, 22 and 33.8 oz bottles. Also, less trub. Also, cost. Table sugar in a 10 pound bag is much cheaper. Edit: To expand on the cost, a bag of sugar might be $0.40 per pound on sale (maybe less). A pound has 453.592 grams. I think most sugar cubes are 4 grams. That makes the table sugar equivalent cost $.0035. If there are ~126 cubes in box of sugar, does that box cost $0.44? While it doesn't seem like a lot, look at what you make your beer with and what you pay for it. Sugar is one example. Others are hops, often sold for $1.99 - $2.99 per oz (at my LHBS). I found a source for $0.75 to $1.25 per oz, in 4 oz packets - after 10 recipes using 2 oz per recipe, I would have spent at most $25, whereas others might have spent $39.80. Also bottle caps. Many buy 144 for $4.99 or so, that's $0.035 per cap. I paid $.015 per cap. Doesn't sound like a lot, but after 1,000 bottles I've spent $15 and they've spent $34.65. Lastly, yeast. Often sold for $3.99 per packet. I found a source for around $2.75 per packet. While small in packets, pouches, or per bottle, it all adds up. Savings = more beer made for the same dollars. My cost per 12 pack (which excludes priming sugar, but includes all other ingredients, and not caps) is $12.82 per case across the 100+ cases of beer I've brewed.
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