Mash grains at 154F for 60 minutes, mash out at 165F and sparge. Vorlauf until wort runs clear and rinse grains for 12-15 gallons of wort. Add candi sugar and bring to a rolling boil and add bittering hops, boil for 60 minutes. Last 15 minutes of the boil add spices and aroma hops. Cool to 80F and add yeast. Belgian ale yeast works best. (Wyeast #1214)
Ferment for one week or until fermentation ceases visible activity. Add two cups of DME to 1 quart of water and boil. Rack off half the beer to a bottling bucket and add half the sugar mixure. Add 1 packet of champagne yeast to bottling bucket and mix well. Bottle in 750ML Belgian Ale Bottles, cork and tie shut with wire bales. Repeat with other half
of the beer
Allow to bottle condition for another six weeks before opening first bottle.
I think that would have to be just about the worst-smelling beverage ever devised. From an olefactory perspective, I don't like to be in the same room with *either* of those items, much less both at once.
As for me, skip the coffee and beer; just give me dark chocolate, and nobody gets hurt.
Hmmm.... not sure... I've never brewed with DME. Malt
Syrup, yes, but never DME. The last time I used extract
to brew a "Belgian-ish" type brew I used about
3 cans (9.9 lbs) of Muntons syrup for a 5 gallon batch so
it would be roughly 6 cans for a 10 gallon batch. I'd be
tempted to use a can or two more to make sure the OG was
around 1090 when it was time to put it in the fermentor.
There is a landmark building in Reykjavik, Iceland called the Perlan (Thats pearl in icelandic!). It is a glass dome mounted on a number of very large tanks that are used to store geothermally heated water. Pictures from Flickr
I've teenaged daughters. If there isn't a mall there, it would be a vacation for me except for all the whinging about "I'm bored".
I can so relate to that. I made the mistake
of taking my wife, son and daughter camping for our
vacation one year. I'm talking real camping, in a tent,
with sleeping bags, campfire and the whole nine. This was
up in Maine on Lake Damariscotta. Keep in mind that while
some folks get to pay really good money for the privelege
of camping up there, since we were staying on my cousin's
property we got to stay for free.
The first morning we were there, my wife got up and was
all set to wash her face, wash her hair, etc. etc. The
normal things a woman does when she gets up in the morning
when staying in a five star hotel. She asks me
"where do I wash my face?" I point to the lake
and she gets a horrified look on her face.
The list of complaints also included:
Where do I plug in my hair curler iron and dryer?
When do the bugs all stop making noise?
Where's the mall?
I can't stand smelling like bug repelant.
And on it went all week. So, now camping consists of a
27 foot long RV trailer.
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