Shrike

Community Members
  • Content count

    1,380
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    56

Shrike last won the day on April 18

Shrike had the most liked content!

6 Followers

About Shrike

  • Rank
    Brewmaster

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Gulf Coast
  1. I fermented the American Resolution at 64-65 and it was fine.
  2. That's what I do too.
  3. My cousins and I would sneak beers at family gatherings, smuggle them to the basement, and drink them. Thus began a lifelong love affair with killing brain cells.
  4. With a wooden shoe on, of course.
  5. My Lock/Stocks are sitting at 16-months and I've got about nine left. Each time I open one it's better than the last time.
  6. The misunderstanding is not yours, the recipe has an incorrect line in it. Here's what I wrote in another thread on this topic: "I would bet $1000 that the "add the dark grain water..." line does not belong and is the result of not proofreading the recipe before posting. Then I'd put up another $250 that the written instructions for ChromosBeer were used as a template for this recipe as the "dark grain water" line comes from it verbatim (step 8)."
  7. @MRB Tim, the instructions are confusing some customers. I would bet $1000 that the "add the dark grain water..." line does not belong and is the result of not proofreading the recipe before posting. Then I'd put up another $250 that the written instructions for ChromosBeer were used as a template for this recipe as the "dark grain water" line comes from it verbatim (step 8).
  8. Yep. And we were all noobs at some point, so questions aren't a problem.
  9. I look forward to hearing how it turns out. It's in my brew queue but I won't get to it for a couple of months.
  10. It calls for two tangerines, so here's what I'd do: 1) Zest both tangerines. Add half to the boil as per instructions. Put the remaining zest in a small container with enough vodka to cover it completely. 2) After a week when it's time to add the zest, you can pour the zest - vodka and all - straight into the LBK. However, there is always a chance that some of the zest can clog the spigot, so using a sanitized muslin sack is an option. 3) For the juice, use two new tangerines and juice them using a sanitized juicer. I would do it this way because fresher juice is just better. Juicing the original two and storing the juice in a sanitized container in the fridge is an option. But after a week, it just won't be as good as fresh (I've seen some places that recommend storing fresh squeezed juice for no more than three days). Again, this is just my $0.02. If someone has a better method ( @MRB Tim ?) please share.
  11. You probably got a good amount of trub in that sample (if you're really gassy later on, that's the reason). Trub settles around the spigot so the first bottle is usually cloudy. I label it the Trub Bottle when bottling and it's usually the first one I try after conditioning. Ways to reduce the amount of trub around the spigot: 1) Prop up the spigot end of the LBK during fermentation. Some use a CD case. I use wood molding that's about 1/2" thick. 2) Cold Crash before bottling.
  12. I'm thinking that's how Novacaine came about. MRB Josh found an American Ale, Aztec Cerveza, and St. Pat's that were all expired, threw them together with an LME and some hops, and VOILA!, one of MRB's most expensive recipes. The thing is, it's good. REAL friggin' good!
  13. I think the only thing with the Hazy IPA that MRB no longer has available is the Barbarian Yeast. If you really want to brew it (and it IS damned good) you could order all of the other ingredients from MRB but order the Barbarian from another source. As to the topic, I was discussing Witch's Flight (one of my favorite recipes) about a year or so ago. MRBJosh mentioned that it was pretty much a happy accident that they came up with that one. Apparently he was showing a new employee the ropes and grabbed a few ingredients he thought would go well together and voila, Witch's Flight was born.