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Old 10-31-2009, 06:19 PM   #136
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i have set up a non working frig. with a light bulb plugged into a timer
for fermenting. i really need a thermostat, it's on my list.
that's what I do. I've got an upright freezer with a controller. Light bulb for heat. Freezer for cold. Maintains any temp. I want.

Currently, I have two cask conditioned real ale's on. A Best bitter and a porter. Also, an insane Saison. this beer fermented hard for 6 days at 90. It is now one of the most complex beers I've ever made. Tart. Dry. Light bodied. Fruity. I've got a 3 gal. keg I inoculated with Brett that I'm aging for the summer.

Nice to see this thread bumped up!

An old picture, but, this is what a lively cask looks like while venting
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:21 PM   #137
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:22 PM   #138
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:04 PM   #139
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Great to see this thread alive....bump for the guy with the beer engine.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:58 AM   #140
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Currently, I have two cask conditioned real ale's on. A Best bitter and a porter. Also, an insane Saison. this beer fermented hard for 6 days at 90. It is now one of the most complex beers I've ever made. Tart. Dry. Light bodied. Fruity. I've got a 3 gal. keg I inoculated with Brett that I'm aging for the summer.
sounds like a beast! what is the alcohol %. i'm really enjoying this
hobby, i cant believe i waited so long too try it. me and beer
go back a long ways.
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:22 AM   #141
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sounds like a beast! what is the alcohol %. i'm really enjoying this
hobby, i cant believe i waited so long too try it. me and beer
go back a long ways.
It's about 5%...
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:25 PM   #142
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I'm in!

Extract brewing 5 gallon batches. Filled 2 fermenting buckets in 2 days. An IPA and a mild.

Before I was a student I had a horrible aged-Belgian problem and a bulk discount at a local beer store. I see a stack of corked bottles in my future.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:49 PM   #143
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Extract brewing 5 gallon batches. Filled 2 fermenting buckets in 2 days. An IPA and a mild.

Before I was a student I had a horrible aged-Belgian problem and a bulk discount at a local beer store. I see a stack of corked bottles in my future.
Try a mini-mash (aka partial grain) recipe. Still fairly easy but it has more steps and makes you feel like more of a brewmaster.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:40 AM   #144
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Try a mini-mash (aka partial grain) recipe. Still fairly easy but it has more steps and makes you feel like more of a brewmaster.
They weren't kits. I used some grain and steeped at 150ish, I just don't have real mashing technology to control temps so it doesn't make sense to go all grain. I am working up a pumpkin ale recipe that will need more of a real mash to break down the pumpkin, so we'll see how that goes.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:02 AM   #145
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:26 PM   #146
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They weren't kits. I used some grain and steeped at 150ish, I just don't have real mashing technology to control temps so it doesn't make sense to go all grain. I am working up a pumpkin ale recipe that will need more of a real mash to break down the pumpkin, so we'll see how that goes.
Not much technology needed.

My all grain set up for 10 years consisted of 2 SS pots (5&8gal), a bunch of hoses, a 5 gal. bucket wrapped with a thrift store blanket for insulation (I used 2 full rolls of duct tape on it, and, it never leaked), and, a insulated box that the 5 gal. pot went in for the mash. $150 total. maybe.

mashing is as easy or as difficult as you want to make it. Crush grains. Add 165ishF water. Stabilize at 150ish, and, keep it there as best possible (mash in 5gal pot, which then goes in insulated box, or, if inside, put it in an oven-works well too). Run liquid off. Run 170F water through it to collect 6gal. and, from there on out, it's the same as a full boil extract batch.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:01 PM   #147
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popcorn sutton. RIP.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:44 PM   #148
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I smoked 2.5 pounds of malt over applewood and brewed a smoky porter yesterday. Never drank one or even heard of one. It just sounded fun and interesting. I'll give it a sample in about 2 months.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:27 AM   #149
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I smoked 2.5 pounds of malt over applewood and brewed a smoky porter yesterday. Never drank one or even heard of one. It just sounded fun and interesting. I'll give it a sample in about 2 months.
Try Alaskan Smoked Porter. It's the best example I've had that was fairly easy to find: http://www.alaskanbeer.com/porter.html

Definitely on my list of styles to try.
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:26 PM   #150
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Not much technology needed.
Bah! You were right. I partial mashed a stout yesterday (came out like very well-used motor oil) and it worked great. Tomorrow I try another on a pumpkin ale.
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