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#1 IntotheLabyrinth

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:07 AM

Seems like I've seen a similar thread around here on the Topia someplace, but i couldn't find it. So here is a new one, let us all know what you got fermenting! This is an Irish Red Ale i've had going since Monday. Mmmmm.
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:22 AM

I've got one of blackberry, one of blackberry & watermelon, and one of grape. I like a little variety in my life:loveeyes:. So far all is going well.
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:45 PM

gonna start some watermelon wine
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:17 PM

Got 5 gallons of graff, and 5 gallons of apfelwien.

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Edit: Added the link to the graff recipe, if any are interested.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:23 PM

Nothing at the moment :(

#6 waylitjim

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:05 AM

West Coast IPA with homegrown hops....Mmmm :D

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:16 AM

I've got my second ever beer in the works. It is a orange spice witbier (it has orange peel and coriander in it). Right now we are just following instructions from the local homebrew shop using malt extract and specialty grains.

Fruit wines sound tasty though especially with all of the good stuff in season.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:17 AM

Got a lot of brewing related stuff to do this weekend:
transfer a Chilean Malbec to secondary
start an Italian Trebbiano
stabilize & back sweeten a Port
bottle a sweet mead

next week: brew a brown ale of some sort
plotting for the future: 10g batch of Imp Stout

#9 IntotheLabyrinth

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:27 AM

kattertjie: Witbier is awesome! I brewed one last year and it was very nice, think Wittekerke.

waylitjim: Home grown hops!! awesome!! i gave it a thought this year, but my time is spread thin, maybe next year. :):bow:

FredTheSilly: That Graff sounds interesting, there is an orchard very close to me that sells un-pasteurized apple cider, I was thinking it might be nice to use that. Hmmm....

Hippie: Nice Melons! I bet thats not the fist time you've heard that! :bow:

afg: Dude you are a busy man! Do you bottle everything, or do you have a keg setup as well? I've been looking into that it would be awesome for streamlining the process, but a tad bit pricey as compared to just recycling bottles.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:36 PM

That Irish red ale sure does look tasty!! I bet the watermelon wine will be pretty good to. Unfortunetly I don't know how to make the stuff but I do know how to drink it!

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 03:30 AM

afg: Dude you are a busy man! Do you bottle everything, or do you have a keg setup as well? I've been looking into that it would be awesome for streamlining the process, but a tad bit pricey as compared to just recycling bottles.

I tend to go on brewing binges were I try to get all my fermenters full... then I don't have to brew again for a few months. But yea, I bottle my wines & meads and keg my beers. Kegging is great, but between the equipment then an extra fridge and whatnot it's pricey to get into.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:32 PM

Wicked thread...am proper into my winemaking..yet to try my hand at brewing beer (but soon)

Currently on teh go,

3 gallons of blackberry wine
2 gallons elderberry wine
1 gallon elderberry, blackcurrant and sloe wine
1 gallon Gorseflower wine
2 gallons Rasberry wine
X amount gallons WGC / Lychee wine

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:20 AM

Nothing but DUST!
I need to get the spiced holiday barley wine goin !!!

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#14 aumbrellaforainydays

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 01:36 PM

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#15 waylitjim

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:47 AM

Just brewed a hoppy brown. (India Brown Ale)

Similar to this one
http://www.beertools...e.php?view=7071

#16 red_lenses

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:02 AM

Looks good WLJ !
Did you bottle it or keg?

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#17 waylitjim

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 10:59 AM

Looks good WLJ !
Did you bottle it or keg?


Gonna transfer to a 5 gallon keg this weekend.
I'm currently dry hopping with 2 ounces of centennial.
Smells great!

#18 red_lenses

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:22 AM

I love dry hopping!
I dry hopped my last batch of nut-brown with 2 oz.of homegrown cascades,It turned out very good.
I love watching the "storm" in the fermenter lol
And the floral smell was amazing!

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#19 afg

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 04:37 AM

a reply:
For a sweet mead using lalvin 71b don't use 24 lbs honey in 5.5 gallons. Sure she likes it(and that was the point, so maybee thats ok) finishing at 1.048, but man... it's sweet... definately a dessert mead.
I got nothing other constructive for this thread except:
I like Centennials too!
Yup I"ll have another one for you!
I'm drunk!
don't sample meads on a work night. I should go to bed. :)

#20 lovesshrooms

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:01 AM

Hey long time no post...

Anyway i have a batch of Ringwood bitter in my fermenter about 19L i expect to lose a litre of that to trub etc. though. Will be tasting today as last weekend it was still a bit green so hopefully it will taste a bit better today :D
http://www.ringwoodb...best-bitter.asp
Oh and if any of you are into english ale i must reccomend Graham Wheelers book.




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