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BottomlandBrew
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Been using whole rye malt at the same crush as the rest of my malt. When you add water it turns to thick clay. I think you could use it to line the bottom of a pond. It tastes so good, though. I used two pounds last time and it didn't clog up near as bad as one pound did yesterday. Not sure what happened. Ended up having to take my paddle and unsnap my cpvc joints on my manifold. Still ended up at 74% efficiency, but could have been a little higher.


LoneStarTiger
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A math question for you guys:

I have a stout that 1.084 to 1.028, and I racked it and added bourbon. I have an idea of the abv change with the bourbon, but how will the additional volume change the FG? Will I still be able to calculate the Abv?

About to bottle my oaked bourbon stout, and just added the second 2 oz citra addition to my pale ale

Citra, frick yeah!
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LSURoss
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I'd love to start brewing my own beer. What's a good site toehold me get started?


LoneStarTiger
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This one

Read back a few pages for a lot of info on starter kits


LSURoss
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Yeah I'm back on page 16-17. Good stuff.

Thanks.


LoneStarTiger
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Feel free to ask lots of questions, the guys on here have been great at helping me out

And for those asking about the costs and whether you save money...
This batch of stout cost $75 for the kit, about $10 for water and ice, and about $12 worth of bourbon. Call it an even $100 total. I don't know of any bourbon stouts sold commercially for less than $10 per bottle, and they are usually $12 or $15, but we will go with $10. Those two cases would be $240, so I saved $140, or enough to pay for the starter kit I have.


LSURoss
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Are typical home brew batches 5gal?


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Zappas Stache
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but how will the additional volume change the FG? Will I still be able to calculate the Abv?


(Beer Volume (in oz) * Beer ABV %) + (Bourbon Volume (in oz) * Bourbon ABV %) / (Beer Volume + Bourbon Volume)

so 640x.074 + how much bourbon did you add in oz? x bourbon abv .45? / total oz of beer and bourbon.

quote:

Are typical home brew batches 5gal?


yes. But you will start with more liquid (wort) and boil off anywhere from 1 to 3 gallons to get down to 5 at the end.
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LoneStarTiger
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But I don't know the FG of the beer. It was 1.028 when I racked it, but I don't know that it was fermented out.

If I knew how 12 oz of bourbon would change the FG I could back into it


Zappas Stache
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But I don't know the FG of the beer. It was 1.028 when I racked it, but I don't know that it was fermented out.


You can play with the numbers to get an idea. Use 1.028 to start with then just take a guess at what it may ferment to....I'm guessing not lower than 1.020. You'll have a good idea what the FG will be within a .01 or so range. When you are ready to drink it you can take another gravity reading to know for sure.

ETA: Running the calcs there is a difference of .9% abv between 1.028 and 1.020.Not a big deal IMO for a big beer.
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Zappas Stache
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About to try my hand at making candy syrup for my upcoming brew of a Westy 12 clone.

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LSURoss
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Once I do a little more research and get some equipment, what style beer would be an easy 1st batch?


Zappas Stache
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what style beer would be an easy 1st batch?



a stout or porter is easy and the rich, maltiness can cover up a lot of mistakes. Same with an IPA and the hoppiness. Basically, brew whatever style beer you want to drink. The first batch, if its anything like my first batch, is not very good.


LSURoss
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are there any websites with clone recipes? I love founders all day ipa.


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Zappas Stache
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She's boiling....making a dark amber syrup so have to get it up to 290....



rds dc
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a stout or porter is easy and the rich, maltiness can cover up a lot of mistakes.


I remember brewing a really good oatmeal stout when we were extract brewing. You really can't go wrong as long as you brew something you like. Also, I think Austin Homebrew offers a starter kit that comes with a free extract kit.


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rds dc
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She's boiling....


That looks dangerous!


Zappas Stache
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That looks dangerous!


Its when you add cool water after you reach your terminal temp to stop the cooking of the sugars that things get dicey.



Into a cool water bath.



Cooled and into a jar....this taste amazing!



LSURoss
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Would going big on the 1st batch with a farmhouse be a bad idea? That's my wife's favorite style.


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