Food So Has Anyone Brewed Beer Before?

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I brew homebrew quite often. Most of the time I take the easy way out and just buy bagged wort ("festa brew" brand kit) and throw in the yeast. The resulting beer is no Trois Pistoles, but it's better than most miller/coors/etc mainstream stuff, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper than store-bought beer - of course it's $20+/dozen up here for beer in soviet canuckstan.

One of my co-workers is very seriously into it - he malts his own grain, selects hops and does the whole process, and he's made some really fucking awesome beer. He made a stout that's probably one of the best beer I've ever had. I picked up the Sam Calagione "extreme brewing" book, which goes over the process of making beer from scratch and it doesn't seem anywhere near as hard as the co-worker makes things out to be. I'll give it a try sometime.
 
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Atan Nolme

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New Belgium didn't have the distribution or production capabilities to support Florida, or so I'm told. They recently aligned with Cigar City Brewing Company to make it happen.

Makes me happy. It was one of my most favorite beers in Colorado.
While New Belgium may have teamed up with CCB on a whale or two. The reason they can sell beer in Florida is their second brewery located in Ashville N.C..
 

Duke

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Yo, April..

Make a batch of this.

Coffee Stout

  • Date: 1/15/2011
    Batch Size: 5.00 gal)
    Ingredients
    2 lbs Dark Dry Extract Dry
  • 1 lbs Amber Dry Extract
    3.3 lbs Dark Liquid Extract
    6 oz Crystal Malt –
  • 4 oz Roasted Barley Malt
    8.0 oz Chocolate Malt
    1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops
    1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (15 min) Hops
    1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
    6.00 oz Coffee – El Salvadoran (cold press 1 hour)10 min
    1 Pkgs Fermentis Safale 05 Dry ale yeast
  • 5 oz priming sugar
  • 1 Whirlfloc (Spanish moss) 15 mins
    Beer Profile
    Est Original Gravity: 1.066 SG
    Measured Original Gravity:
    Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
    Measured Final Gravity:
    Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.44 %
    Actual Alcohol by Vol:

    Notes
    Steep grains at 152° for 30 min.
Coffee is very coarse grind. Add coffee at 10. min left.
 
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APRIL

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Yo, April..

Make a batch of this.

Coffee Stout

  • Date: 1/15/2011
    Batch Size: 5.00 gal)
    Ingredients
    2 lbs Dark Dry Extract Dry
  • 1 lbs Amber Dry Extract
    3.3 lbs Dark Liquid Extract
    6 oz Crystal Malt –
  • 4 oz Roasted Barley Malt
    8.0 oz Chocolate Malt
    1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops
    1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (15 min) Hops
    1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
    6.00 oz Coffee – El Salvadoran (cold press 1 hour)10 min
    1 Pkgs Fermentis Safale 05 Dry ale yeast
  • 5 oz priming sugar
  • 1 Whirlfloc (Spanish moss) 15 mins
    Beer Profile
    Est Original Gravity: 1.066 SG
    Measured Original Gravity:
    Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
    Measured Final Gravity:
    Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.44 %
    Actual Alcohol by Vol:

    Notes
    Steep grains at 152° for 30 min.
Coffee is very coarse grind. Add coffee at 10. min left.
Maybe I will.
 

fly

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Yo, April..

Make a batch of this.

Coffee Stout

  • Date: 1/15/2011
    Batch Size: 5.00 gal)
    Ingredients
    2 lbs Dark Dry Extract Dry
  • 1 lbs Amber Dry Extract
    3.3 lbs Dark Liquid Extract
    6 oz Crystal Malt –
  • 4 oz Roasted Barley Malt
    8.0 oz Chocolate Malt
    1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops
    1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (15 min) Hops
    1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
    6.00 oz Coffee – El Salvadoran (cold press 1 hour)10 min
    1 Pkgs Fermentis Safale 05 Dry ale yeast
  • 5 oz priming sugar
  • 1 Whirlfloc (Spanish moss) 15 mins
    Beer Profile
    Est Original Gravity: 1.066 SG
    Measured Original Gravity:
    Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
    Measured Final Gravity:
    Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.44 %
    Actual Alcohol by Vol:

    Notes
    Steep grains at 152° for 30 min.
Coffee is very coarse grind. Add coffee at 10. min left.
Oh man, I thought you were saying that you brewed this. I was getting lady wood. Then I actually read your post.
 

Duke

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Oh man, I thought you were saying that you brewed this. I was getting lady wood. Then I actually read your post.
No, but I'm getting the hankering to give it a try. Something like this, i'd actually look into what i'd need to do to age it in a bourbon barrel.

I honestly would LOVE to do a bourbon barrel imperial chocolate stout.. Call it something like 'Duke's High Executioner' and make sure it has a 10 ABV or higher :lol:
 

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No, but I'm getting the hankering to give it a try. Something like this, i'd actually look into what i'd need to do to age it in a bourbon barrel.

I honestly would LOVE to do a bourbon barrel imperial chocolate stout.. Call it something like 'Duke's High Executioner' and make sure it has a 10 ABV or higher :lol:

You can get used bourbon barrels cheap enough
Tho, youd have to brew about 50 gallons of the beer to properly utilize it
Not that thats a bad thing...