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I am primarily an all-grain brewer, and I mostly brew recipes of my own design. I like brewing at a small-batch scale (2.5 gallons and less) because they allow me to brew on my countertop and more frequently. I can experiment without having to risk ending up with 5+ gallons of a failed batch. My gateway beers into homebrewing were Summit's Extra Pale Ale and Great Northern Porter.


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comment Recipe for Canadian Red Ale
(Continued...) The Canadian Red's recipe says the hops are purely Cascades at 60, 20, 5, and 0 minutes. You could try the malt and yeast from the Blackberry Red, and use 0.5 oz. of Cascade hops divided into fourths.
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comment Recipe for Canadian Red Ale
OK, so I found a place you can buy the kit. BBS publishes a recipe for Blackberry Red Ale, which is 1.45 lbs. Maris Otter malt, 0.35 lbs. Caramel 60°L malt, and 0.13 lbs. Aromatic malt., 0.25 oz. EKG hops and 0.13 oz. Cascade hops, and Nottingham Ale Yeast. Continued...
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answered Why toss the starter wort?
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comment How add authentic coconut flavor to a fermeted beer?
You might not get an answer to your question, in which case why not make the tincture as strongly coconut-flavored as possible, and then test the tincture on a commercial nut brown ale until you are happy with the dosing rate. Scale up for your batch, and you should be close. BTW, Kona uses coconut WONF in their Koko Brown in addition to toasted coconut flakes, I have read.
Aug
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answered Mixing dme and lme
Aug
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comment Mixing dme and lme
What is the recipe for your wheat beer? Is it a German Weiss, or an American Wheat ale?
Aug
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comment Is a 12quart pot sufficient for a 1/2 5gal boil?
@Denny is correct on the rule of thumb. But it is possible with extra vigilence. Try boiling about 2.25 gals, and mark a wooden spoon or stick where the wort level is. Keep a second small pot of water boiling. Then keep checking the wort level, and top it off to stay around 2.25 gals. Take kettle off the heat before each kettle addition, and keep a spray bottle of water handy to try to control any foaming and boilover. Also keep pot holders ready to move your pot quickly. I have boiled 1.5 gals of wort in a 1.75 gal pot with this method many times without boilovers, so I know it can be done.
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reviewed Reviewed What do you get if you distill mead?
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comment What do you get if you distill mead?
I think "distilled mead" is the correct answer, but if the mead is freeze distilled, then it is called honey jack (and freeze-distilled cider is called apple jack).
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revised What do you get if you distill mead?
corrected spelling, improved grammar and readability
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reviewed Reviewed Avoiding excessive soot on brew kettles
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reviewed Reviewed Why do red wines tend to be stored in green bottles and white wines not?
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comment Why do red wines tend to be stored in green bottles and white wines not?
It would be helpful if you could cite a source for your statements.
Aug
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reviewed Reviewed What are some alternatives to hops?
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reviewed Reviewed What's causing the recent spike in the price of used Corny kegs?
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reviewed Reviewed How can I permanently mark my carboys?
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reviewed Reviewed How does lemon juice ferment into hard lemonade?
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reviewed Reviewed Irish Moss - powder form?