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01-23-2013 05:07 PM
BoardWalk Going to make my third attempt at a barleywine in a couple of week. I love them but it takes a year before I realize I didn't get the malt/hops balance right (again).
01-23-2013 01:49 PM
tigre
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Are you adding fresh grounds in a bag or just adding strong brewed coffee to the wort? Either way boiling water with it should kill the nasties. I found adding coffee too early gives a tobacco flavour which isn't good at all!
I haven't decided yet, but I definitely want to avoid imparting too many tannins, so I'll probably cold brew the grounds and put that in after the fermentation is complete. I've read that adding the beans straight in leaves more oil in the beer. We wound up accidentally buying some decaf Kona while we were down there, so I'll use that for the beer. I also have some cacao nibs leftover from a Mexican chocolate porter, so I may toss some of those in as well.
01-23-2013 12:17 PM
boarderaholic BeerAdvocate - Respect Beer. One of my favourite beer sites to date, and I'm fairly certain their forums can answer brewing questions as well. Also, sort-of not relevant to the topic at hand, but check out www.untappd.com. It's a fun website that keeps track of the beers you've drank, including homebrews and you can unlocked badges and stuff. I'm on it as "scoobaroo"
01-23-2013 09:26 AM
BoardWalk
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I just throw whatever I want in there. If it seems like it would taste good, I'll give it a go. To me, that's a lot of the point of homebrewing.
Waiting to taste the results is the hardest part. Truthfully the only undrinkable beers I've made or tasted were the ones where sanitization was an issue.
01-23-2013 04:01 AM
Beeb Snowboarders brewing, like it! I'm English so not used kegs yet, but probably will after the move to Colorado. Just cask brews with top fermenting yeasts and bottle off half of it. And I like my beer cold!

Brewing is fun, experimenting with ingredients and altering when you add stuff to the boil (or after) changes things a lot. I've had OK results with coffee. Does add some bitterness. Are you adding fresh grounds in a bag or just adding strong brewed coffee to the wort? Either way boiling water with it should kill the nasties. I found adding coffee too early gives a tobacco flavour which isn't good at all!
01-23-2013 02:55 AM
MccBeth
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Next up is a Kona coffee stout.
kona coffee stout sounds so good! if i don't have coffee within 20 minutes of waking up, i'm a raging bitch! unless i'm going boarding haha.

i now have both links bookmarked, thank you! about to do more research to finally start my own brew
01-23-2013 02:45 AM
tigre
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so... is figuring out different flavors something that is explained when you buy your first "yaaay you're making your own beer" kit, or mostly what you have learned on your own.
I just throw whatever I want in there. If it seems like it would taste good, I'll give it a go. To me, that's a lot of the point of homebrewing. There are lots of good beers out there, but I can make stuff that I can't buy. I've made beer with walnut extract (soak nuts in vodka, don't just put them in the beer), spruce tips, ginger and lemongrass, toasted hickory chips, cinnamon, chocolate, and so on. Next up is a Kona coffee stout.

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i have to assume my experiences will probably be different. i'm going to have to experiment a lot to get what i used to love... amber to dark.

i won't be able to use wheat or malt... so besides those ingredients... what have you used for flavoring? and if it isn't mentioned (or is and you prefer a different way) in the instruction manual to brewing, what do you prefer?
Read the forum I posted. I'm not up on gluten-free brewing (though I've been thinking about making some for my dad-in-law, who's celiac), but it looks like there are plenty of recipes in there for you. That's a good forum, too. If you have questions, just ask. Read a bit about basic brewing first though, so the recipes will make more sense. In addition to the book I posted before, this one is good too (there's a newer version, but for basic stuff this one works well and is free!): How to Brew - By John Palmer
01-23-2013 02:38 AM
MccBeth
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Behold: Gluten Free Brewing - Home Brew Forums

Do you have a homebrew shop nearby? They'll have everything you need and should be able to get you set up. You don't need that much to start brewing standard 5-gallon batches. A big stainless pot, a plastic fermentation bucket/airlock setup, bottles and a capper is the majority of it. You can get a lot fancier, but you don't have to. I can brew an extract recipe, including steeping specialty grains (which isn't required), from start to cleanup in two hours. Bottling day is another two hours or so. It'll probably take longer when you first start.

For anyone starting out, I'd recommend getting this book: The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition: Charles Papazian: 9780060531058: Amazon.com: Books.

you're awesome

i will definitely look more into this! i'm so excited haha
01-23-2013 02:36 AM
MccBeth
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A lot of my beers are basic recipes (pale ales, brown ales, porters) with other flavors added, usually when I transfer to secondary or at kegging/bottling. I should work on more styles, though. I'd love to be able to do Belgians. And meads. I have a friend who does great meads, but the only one I've tried (a raspberry mead) tasted like cough syrup. It's the only bad thing I've brewed.
so... is figuring out different flavors something that is explained when you buy your first "yaaay you're making your own beer" kit, or mostly what you have learned on your own.

i have to assume my experiences will probably be different. i'm going to have to experiment a lot to get what i used to love... amber to dark.

i won't be able to use wheat or malt... so besides those ingredients... what have you used for flavoring? and if it isn't mentioned (or is and you prefer a different way) in the instruction manual to brewing, what do you prefer?
01-23-2013 02:31 AM
tigre
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what beginner kit would be recommended? about a year and a half ago, i had to go gluten free (suuuuuuuuucks), so beer options have been extremely limited for me... and since then i've always thought about trying to brew my own. i love cooking/baking/bbq'ing, so.... naturally, i feel like i should just move into brewing my own beers. to bbq with.

how long does a beginner/tester beer take to brew? well.... just any kind of beer.. i'd have to mess around with ingredients/timing anyway, so... how long the average brew takes, and well.... just anything a new brewer should know?
Behold: Gluten Free Brewing - Home Brew Forums

Do you have a homebrew shop nearby? They'll have everything you need and should be able to get you set up. You don't need that much to start brewing standard 5-gallon batches. A big stainless pot, a plastic fermentation bucket/airlock setup, bottles and a capper is the majority of it. You can get a lot fancier, but you don't have to. I can brew an extract recipe, including steeping specialty grains (which isn't required), from start to cleanup in two hours. Bottling day is another two hours or so. It'll probably take longer when you first start.

For anyone starting out, I'd recommend getting this book: The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition: Charles Papazian: 9780060531058: Amazon.com: Books.
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