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C-Note 1959

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About C-Note 1959

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  • Birthday 04/02/1959

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    Bismarck, ND
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    BBQ, cooking in general, brewing, hunting, boating, fishing, working on old cars.

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  1. C-Note 1959

    Hot and spicy

    I recently made the Chile Fest Porter. I used 2 cans of Porter extract, 1 small booster, some Cara-pils and dark grains for steeping. The added 3 dried chipotles, and 3 Serrano's diced seeds rinds and all. End result is a beer I love with a cheeseburger, or any BBQ foods. Definite heat in this one, but not for everyone. Drank only a couple so far. Will let the rest age for mid to late summer. But would make again.
  2. C-Note 1959

    MUG MidWest meeting

    So you're saying you could be any one of those fine gents???? OK
  3. C-Note 1959

    First attempt starting tonight

    I use a 3 ring binder with work sheets from Brewers Friend that have templates for All grain, extract, BIAB, partial mash recipes. That along with a regular old spiral wound 8-1/2" X 11" notebook for extra notes. Hey what ever works. Right? Happy Day for me today. I get to finally try my take on the Spiced Chili Porter.
  4. C-Note 1959

    First attempt starting tonight

    I might add to keep a log book of some kind to help you replicate your successes. Also lets you know if you changed ingredients(hops, LME, grains, booster additions) etc. Never hurts to give yourself reminders on brew day.
  5. C-Note 1959

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Have you ever brewed with the Sorghum extract before? I've seen it and have been curious about it.
  6. C-Note 1959

    Temperature Control During Fermentation

    I use these aquarium thermometers placed under a piece of cloth or foam taped to the outside of the keg half way down the liquid line. Temps inside will run a few degrees higher than external temp dur the first few days of fermentation. You can also use the Mr. Beer temp strips that stick to the front or rear of the LBK. https://www.mrbeer.com/stick-on-thermometer https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N9663GI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  7. C-Note 1959

    cold yeast need advice

    True. But do you REALLY want to see that? Remember what has been seen can not be unseen.
  8. Well I'm on my afternoon break and my work web access is blocking it.
  9. C-Note 1959

    Back after a couple of years away

    Welcome back! I'm sure others will chime in later, but first I'd ask what kind of beers do you like to drink? Stouts, porters, IPA's, wheat beers? Maybe putting ina little more info out here will help those making recommendations.
  10. C-Note 1959

    Kettle Sour V1.0

    Start with what you like. For me I like IPA's !st, then stout, and porters. That is where I've started. I mean if I have a choice of steak or liver I'll take steak every time. Life is short, enjoy it.
  11. So from what I have come to understand is that the main purpose of cold crashing is to clear up your beer. So would it still benefit you when doing a porter or a stout? Just curious.
  12. C-Note 1959

    Baltic Porter recipe

    Much thanks to all for the help. I think this calls for a beer....or three!
  13. C-Note 1959

    Baltic Porter recipe

    I was planning to brew as is. But some how misplaced the instructions. I find it funny that Mr. Beer would take the instructions so quickly off the website. If the yeast likes cooler temps it probably is better to get it done in the cooler winter months, then let it bottle age until next fall. YUMMY!
  14. C-Note 1959

    Baltic Porter recipe

    I have the can of HME and the packet of Saflager S-23 yeast. Was just wondering about the best fermentation temp on this one. Another thing is this can is about double the size of the regular porter can and was wondering if one could replicate it with 2 cans of the American Porter that is always available from Mr. Beer? Thanks
  15. C-Note 1959

    Baltic Porter recipe

    This is a seasonal and after researching for any info on this I came up short. The Mr. Beer website looks like they have taken it down for this season/year. I even went through the old recipes restored section and it is not listed there. Can any body help a fellow brewer out? Thanks.
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