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Docniel

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  1. Got to crack one open last night with dinner, it was Fabulous!!!! I wish I had ordered like four cans of it!
  2. Hey anyone able to meet up with me and my computer sometime this week where there's is a WiFi spot and help me figure out what I did wrong with downloading Brew Q. I would really like to use it.
  3. Antiwraith and Howard welcome to the board.
  4. Yes Flavor! It's what I'm looking for! :laugh:
  5. "bpgreen" post=254326 said: "Docniel" post=254308 said:Russki, I like the sound of that. Following that would give it an ABV of 4.6, an IBU of what 30(there abouts) and an SRM of 6-8 O.G.: 1.046 with a final around .15. What would 4 oz of Carapils do for this, I have some, but got cold feet with using it for my last couple of batches. I know the Mr Beer estimates say 2.3% per can of HME/UME, but in practice, you're more likely to get about 2%. Do you have qbrew? It usually comes pretty close with all extract batches. If you add steeping grains, your OG will go up, but qbrew seems to estimate the same fermentable percentage so it comes up with a lower FG than you're likely to see, so it estimates high on the ABV. That would be 2% per can? Well that's fine since this is supposed to be on the light side of ABV if I read things correctly, If I haven't then please correct me. @bpgreen I did download Qbrew, but apparently not correctly since I haven't been able to use the Mr. Beer extracts ( read as didn't download it right and would love to be able to use it right)Carapils might be ineffective but It would be part of the learning process to getting into the grains.
  6. Russki, I like the sound of that. Following that would give it an ABV of 4.6, an IBU of what 30(there abouts) and an SRM of 6-8 O.G.: 1.046 with a final around .15. What would 4 oz of Carapils do for this, I have some, but got cold feet with using it for my last couple of batches.
  7. Tried to reply to this earlier. So I should use the blonde HME for something else? I wondered if you could make a beer without an HME. Russki, Mashani, and Trollby thanks guys for the advise, I really would like to do try the style more than abv, taste, I figure if I get the style right, that would come on its own. Thanks again. Since Im mobile right now what would be the non mr. beer equivilant for pale export
  8. SO I was looking at what stock stuff I have left and thought about this post. If I were to do this using Mr. Beer ingredients would it look something like this: 1- can Classic American Blonde ale 1- can Golden Wheat UME Hops Belgian yeast
  9. +2 I use the CD cases for may lastfew batches after reading about here.
  10. Welcome! I have this conditioning actually just put the first bottle in the fridge the other night. Sounds like what you maybe looking for is something like this: https://www.mrbeer.com/category-exec/category_id/20 It's a sticky Wicket recipe with the coffee. Or you could do something like what I did: Two cans Sticky Wicket one can Creamy Brown one Booster 1 tablespoon Pure Almond Extract 1/2 oz US Goldings hops .25 for 15 minute boil and .5 dry hopped Safebrew T-58 yeast Some notes: You may not get Krausen at the top of your LBK Give it three weeks at least If you don't have one find a Hydrometer Keep your malt to adjunct ratio at 2/3 malt and 1/3 adjunct PATIENCE really is a virtue this link may give you additional help http://community.mrbeer.com/forum/9-basic-recipes/235741-sticky-wicket-recipe-how-does-this-sound I'll be adding updates after I check out my first bottle. Hope this helps and HAPPY BREWING!! :stout:
  11. "T8r Salad" post=253842 said:Now you can Think, Eat, Drink & SLEEP Beer 24-7!!! Room permeating and beyond your wildest dreams. :banana: You could always hang a bag of hops, that would be even better. :woohoo:
  12. From one who has deployed to another, I would Probably go with a Guinness Stout or Kona Brewing Company's Fire Rock Pale Ale. This coming from a guy who wished he flew threw Shannon, instead of Munich and NOT being able to drink. Hope all goes well and we'll see you back stateside.
  13. Ah but if you have the space for a put together cabinet like this one [attachment=7767]BrewCabinet.JPG[/attachment] Or this [attachment=7768]Lagercabinet.JPG[/attachment] Or this [attachment=7769]Extras.JPG[/attachment] You should be Good To Go (GTG) We want to move the Buffet into the Laundry room next to the Fermentation cabinet, but we also don't want to move the book self into the Garage Though if we did, everything would be in the same room 9except the Lager cooler
  14. I can't wait either, the taste test was really nice. So I'll be looking forward to sharing this.
  15. Nah! My wife's a Mead Brewer, Professional and beer drinker! Her fav so far is the Chauffeur Red Ale! Which why I'm brewing that again. I've got to say though that fortunately, we have everything in a fermentation closet ( to include, Sauerkraut, jelly, mead. The only thing not in the brew closet is what is conditioning and the Pumpkin Lager I just made.
  16. UM 6 LBK's and 2 Cider Kegs. I picked up three off Craigslist list, along with like 22 1 liter bottles and a but ton of Booster, for like under 100.
  17. Manosteel, I just brewed the same recipe last night I used the Golden Wheat UME and threw in a Booster ( I know, but hey I picked up a lot of it unknowingly and will use it till it's all gone)and substituted the Fromunda with Liquid yeast. Watch out though you might want to put your LBK on a cookie sheet, because mine leaked a bit last night ( not blow out, just a leak) Hope this helps.
  18. :sweat: Busy last couple of night! So I made up the following: Abbey Dubbel American Devil IPA Chauffeur Red Ale Pumpkin Lager Jamaica Mon Witty Monk If I could figure out how to keep my house hot I would make some Cider's too!
  19. So just to let everyone know, here's what I made: Pumpkin Lager 2- Cans West Coast Pale Ale 1- Can Mellow Amber 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 2 1/2 Teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice 20 oz. of Pureed Pumpkin 1- Packet of S-23 It's very happily bubbling away at about 54F and smells FABULOUS!!!! Can't wait till bottling day
  20. Docniel

    abbey dubbel

    +1 for the T-58, I just brewed a batch of this up Wends. Used T-58, i should have thrown in an extra can of the Creamy brown, thought about it but didn't. Good idea on the candi sugar too!
  21. Sounds like a nice smooth Stout! I bottled mine 10 days ago, Carbonation is settling in nicely, I hope to be able to keep all the bottles conditioning till at least mid May, here's to hoping.
  22. Thanks man, I'm looking forward to the next one too! :cheers:
  23. Trollby Thanks for that info, I will be putting that in my book. BTW whats wrong with a "Steam" Beer? Though I thought Steam beers had an SRM under 10. I'll have to get me some S-23 to have on hand though
  24. Trollby Thanks for that info, I will be putting that in my book. BTW whats wrong with a "Steam" Beer? Though I thought Steam beers had an SRM under 10.
  25. "Christ872" post=251964 said: "Docniel" post=251948 said: Sounds like that should be my next Stout creation, a nice creamy chocolaty stout. For each of my recipes, how much Carapils should I use, what if anything would that do to ABV, taste and color I understand are neutral since this is my first time using it. I didn't see you list any CaraPils...so I'm guessing that you're talking about adding this to any of your recipes. On a 2-to-2.3 gallon batch I think you'd be safe with going for about 4-to-6 oz of CaraPils for head and a little body. CaraPils is roughly about 2 (maybe 3) Lovibond. At a max of 6 oz, you're not really adding but maybe 0.3-or-0.4 to the ABV. ======= Hypothetically, on a 2.3 gallon batch 1 Lb 2 oz Oatmeal Stout 1 Lb 2 oz Oatmeal Stout 1 Lb 2 oz Creamy Brown UME = 19 SRM, 1.050 OG, 5.1% ABV if you add 6 oz of CaraPils 1 Lb 2 oz Oatmeal Stout 1 Lb 2 oz Oatmeal Stout 1 Lb 2 oz Creamy Brown UME 6 oz CaraPils = 19 SRM, 1.055 OG, 5.5% ABV Just be careful - you may not was a huge head on a stout. So, maybe 4 oz would be fine. Seems like a lot of extra work with only 4-to-6 oz of grains if everything else is extract. There's not really going to be anything super-noticeable in regard to "taste" specifically from the CaraPils...but it may do a little in regard to strengthen the thickness/body. ============== You asked about CaraPils in all 4 of your other batches. As I noted...I wouldn't use more than - say - 6 oz in each. And again, if you want a nice, full head...go for it. But it seems like a lot of work if that's the only grain going into it. Everything else looks to be extracts. I'm not saying don't do it. But just consider the time and effort of doing it. :blush: Cross post from my other thread, got carried away and well.... Oh hw did you like the 1776 Ale??
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