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Squirley Mic

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  1. Squirley Mic

    5.3

    Oh! Well, now I've learned something else new. I mean, I have not been able to locate any substantial data on what (exactly) is inside those MRB yeast packets, but I have seen a lot of recipes of theirs that call for something else and this could be why. I'm slowly accumulating a small jar of MRB yeast packets and a much larger one of MRB Booster packs. Thanks Nickfixit
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    Peanut Butter Stout

    Wondering if anyone here has ever made a peanut butter stout (with or without chocolate flavors) from a MRB extract? Unless I missed it, I haven't found a recipe from MRB for any such. Wife's request.
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    BrewMax Booster won't dissolve??

    I used MRB booster for the 1st time with this latest (my 7th) batch and you are right - it must be added to hot water and then slowly. I was taken aback by how hard it was to get it to dissolve even tho I added it just after flame-out. When they say "add it SLOWLY" they (MRB) weren't kidding. I much prefer to be adding DME, which must also be added slowly for the same reason.
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    Hop Chart

    It's useful to me! Now, all I have to do is figure out which hops the wife bought recently at the Christmas bazaar; maybe this will help. Whatever they are, they're freakin' delicious as a hop tea additive and I'm using them fast. Thanks!!
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    Peanut Butter Stout

    Ah. And thanks again. I like the idea of adding it to each bottle at bottling time. (Must be pretty powerful stuff if all one uses is a drop or two)
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    Peanut Butter Stout

    Thanks Rick. When you say "add ½ of it (a dram) to a Mr Beer batch, I'm assuming I do that after flame-out to the dissolved and well-mixed wort, prior to pouring into the LBK? If that's all I have to do to get a good approximation of Peanut Butter Stout, then the wife is going to be a happy camper. I would also imagine this needs a couple months conditioning after the carbonation phase, at least.
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    If I ever go bigger....as in 5 gallon batches
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    It was me, I asked Cato, (or someone) the other day what BIAB meant (saw it in several posts). I got several answers. None of which were the correct ones. The joke was on me. I may be late, but I finally made the party. 🤩
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    And now we know (finally) what BIAB really means! lol In a bag? This had to be invented by a genius -
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Excellent! The economy of volume. One good 6-pak of beer half as good would easily be $8-10.
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    Something other than booster

    good, I have 8 packs of booster I can send ya!
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    Partial Mash

    Good luck! Post your results when the time comes for tasting
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    Partial Mash

    Rick mentions no reason to use hop leaves 'ever' (citing Sierra Nevada as an exception). He's maybe right but I will tell you that I used hope leaves, (and buds) just the other day to dry-hop my my Squirley Dog. But I did it in a fashion that avoided the absorbing of any wort. I made a hop tea in my french press and after it cooled sufficiently, added it directly to the wort on day 14 of fermentation. It added about a pint of the most delicious smelling liquid imaginable. The leaves came from that big bag of hops my wife bought at the Christmas bazaar.
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    Partial Mash

    But 'Swamp Water' has that certain pizazz to it...I'd order it! (together we could drain the swamp water)
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    Getting back into this!

    zorak1066: my idea of a true home brewer willing to push the envelope outward, forge onward, fall down, get back up and forge some more! lol
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    Getting back into this!

    lol Seriously? Is there anything that can't be brewed into a beer? I luv it! All I lack is the lactose sugar. And the Lucky Charms. I....am....so....tempted to try this; if for no other reason than to see the look on my wife's face when I do it!!!
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    Getting back into this!

    Best listen to Rick. He knows about these things - or do it on the sly....😎
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    Getting back into this!

    Overheard today in the grocery store: 1st lady "all these (breakfast) cereals nowadays are mostly sugar!" 2nd lady: "yeah, enough (sugar) to rot their (kids?) teeth." This set me to thinking: if all these cereals nowadays are mostly grains and sugar - has anyone ever tried brewing with them? (you see what this hobby can do to a guy? - let him hear 'grains and sugars' and his mind goes immediately back to BEER). LOL
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    Cleaning 740 ML PET Bottles

    Ah, I see. So he doesn't waste a perfectly good brown bottle on the last bit of beer! I should of thought of that by now
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Zowie! Ever figure out the $/12 oz on this baby? Or is that a totally irrelevant factor?
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    Cleaning 740 ML PET Bottles

    Would you mind expounding on this? Trub bottles? Do you mean so you can harvest the remaining yeast or........? Thanks
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    Sugar for carbonating different sized bottles

    I was able to cut my MRB carbo drops with a pill cutter (per Rick's advice) so I could add 2 & 1/2 to my 32 oz bottles. Unless yours have gotten hard with age, the pill cutter trick works slick.
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    Cleaning 740 ML PET Bottles

    I was teasing him, Rick. The only beer I've ever seen in green bottles I didn't like, Micky's and Heiniken, tho most everyone I know thinks the latter is good. Brown is pretty much traditional for me. But thanks, I didn't know about the green making beer skunky.
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    Cleaning 740 ML PET Bottles

    I guess you could always buy the 1 liter 7-Up or similar (green) bottles - then feed the contents to the kids (or grandkids) and when they're done bouncing off the ceiling, commandeer them to rinse them out and store 'em for ya
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    Cleaning 740 ML PET Bottles

    I like the bombers, but wish they held those extra 3 ounces, to leave room at the top after filling and still reach 24 oz. But they're definitely an option.
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