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  1. I've been sitting this one out. I felt it wouldn't be fair to jump in....I wouldn't want to end up being a two time recipe winner.
  2. Nice! I would love to work with Warrior more again. I think it sounds like a great addition to a dry hop mix.
  3. I really liked the cascade with my saison.
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    Without the "little war" you began, those tales would have never been written. It takes a village.
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    Recipe looks outstanding!
  6. This was my experience in Japan!
  7. Tasting Notes 8/12/17 Slap Hoppy Stout, bottled 3/25 - approximately 20 weeks conditioning. In case you don't know, the Slappy Hoppy stout is an 8% stout consisting of 2 St. Pat's, 1 Robust, and dry hopped with Goldings and Northern Brewer. I am almost positive I went with 2 or 3 robust to bring it to 9 or 10, and I know I did not dry hop, but probably went with a 5 minute hop addition. (I did not take notes on how I did this.) First off, this is a really good stout. However, at this point, the hop flavor and aroma has faded dramatically from previous tastings. It is now much more a winter stout. I think I like the hoppier/younger version better, but that could just be that it is currently something like 185 degrees here. If I were to do this one again..... 2 St. Pat's LMEs 2 robust LMEs 1 cup sugar approx 10% ABV (go big or go home) -- Steeping grains - 2 packs 2 rows brewer, oats, carapils..... -- 2 packs goldings, 2 packs northern brewer.....2 of them at 5, 2 of them at flameout. (I don't dry hop.) -- Plan to drink at the 8 to 12 week mark to hop flavor and aroma.
  8. Well....what are you trying to do? Are you trying to replace the brown sugar in the voodoo that you do with booster? Or are you using booster to up the ABV of the original recipe? You can use as many packs of booster as you want/don't want for any recipe. Essentially booster is used to add some body and up the ABV. (honestly, mostly to up the ABV without drying the beer out, like sugar does. But don't take that wrong!!!! There are absolutely times you want to dry the beer out while upping the ABV!) 2 packs in a standard 2 gallon recipe will up the ABV by 1.3 percent. So if you want to up the ABV by 1.3 percent in a 6 gallon recipe, you need to use 6 packs....if you wanted to up it by 2.6 you would use 12 packs....if you want to up it by .65% you use 2 packs.....etc.
  9. The RB is a Belgian IPA, coming in at 60 IBU and 8%. It is hopped with Warrior, Columbus, and Amarillo. I haven't had it in a long time, but here is how I would go about it. Take the Diablo IPA (IBU 70, ABV 5.5%). Steeping Grains - Brewers 2 row 1 pack, carapils 1 pack, crystal 60 1 pack. LME - 1 pale 2 cups of sugar (maybe 1.5....) Hops 2 Columbus and 2 Amarillo Yeast t-58 Steeping grains - follow Mr. Beer instructions. Depending on process, slowly stir in the LMEs, sugar, bring to a boil. 10 minute boil 2 columbus, 2 amarillo 5 minute boil 1 columbus, 1 amarillo Pitch with T-58 Make sure to ferment around 70 for overflow! Part of me wonders if it should go 2 pale LME and 1 cup sugar.....Like I said, I haven't had RB in a long time and cannot remember if it is more of a dry/drinkable belgian or more of a malty sweet IIPA style. Not sure how close to an RB this would get you, but it definitely gets you into the Belgian IPA territory. Probably darker than the RB though.
  10. Are you going to be using the LME and brown sugar as well? In a 2 gallon batch Bewitched HME is 5.5 ABV. Add 2 booster and you get 6.8 ABV. Now scaling that up it all stays the same. In a 6 gallon batch, using 3 Bewitched and 6 boosters you stay at 6.8. However, if you are going by the voodoo recipe Bewitched Amber HME 1 gold LME 1 cup brown sugar you get about 7.5 ABV (amber 5.5, 1 for the gold, 1 for the sugar.) Adding 2 booster to that gets you 8.8 ABV. Which is honestly what I would do, but I like brewing big, high ABV beers whenever I can. ---- Sorry, I did not read your post carefully. 2 packs booster (6 for the 6 gallon batch) does get you in the ABV range. However, in regards to flavor, brown sugar and booster have two really different effects. If you are trying to get the Voodoo taste you want to use the brown sugar.
  11. My motto is "if it's 10:00 AM here, it's probably 10:00 PM there." But alas, no...this was last night. My other bottle was outstanding. I guess I just need to be prepared! My little saison's are some tasty, strong brew. I had one big bottle and man...I was feeling it. Drinkable and high brewing holy grail.
  12. Damn it. Just had this happen for the first time with one of my Saison's. Opened the bottle (plastic Mr. B 750) and that thing was like a volcano. The beer that was left was not looking too good. ....
  13. Wed August 9 - Added anejo soaked oak chips to La Otra Noche Friday August 11 - added fresh pack of Mr. B yeast to La Otra Noche
  14. The best "pumpkin" beer I've had is Epic's Imperial Pumpkin Porter aged in whiskey barrels. Thinking maybe the Lock, Stock and Barrel with pumpkin spices.....
  15. Yes. Thank you! Correct my original post.