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Title: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: CraftaBrew on August 18, 2017, 07:48:39 PM
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We know you’ve got a wild & crazy hombrew recipe in your arsenal and we want to hear about it! Do you brew a mean Neapolitan milk stout, a spicy mango habanero ale, or maybe an oyster stout? Tell us about the weirdest ingredient you’ve brewed with or your most adventurous recipe and you could win a Catalyst Fermentation System from Craft a Brew! The 6.5 gallon capacity conical fermenter streamlines the fermentation process with its 3” butterfly valve - letting you trap trub for removal, harvest yeast & bottle with no transfers! Whether you’re aging your IPA on a pound of toasted coconut or dry hopping with experimental hops grown in your backyard - the Catalyst can handle it!
 
Enter by commenting below now through September 8, 2017. Only 1 entry per user will be accepted. 4 winners will be chosen at random via random number generator. 1 lucky winner will receive a Catalyst Fermentation System and 3 other winners will receive their choice of a 5-gallon recipe kit from CraftaBrew.com (https://craftabrew.com/).
 
 
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Title: Re: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: denny on August 18, 2017, 09:36:29 PM
How about a Clam Chowdah Saison?

Clam Chowdah Saison

For 11 gallons at 1.058, 33 IBUs, 4.4 SRM, ~6.4% abv
Malt/Grain/Sugar

10 lbs Domestic 2 Row
7 lbs Maris Otter
3 lbs Oat Malt
2 lbs Wheat Malt
2 lbs Flaked Potatoes (make sure your potato mix doesn't contain butter and cream solids to make mashed potatoes! We used Hoosier Hill Farms.)

Mash
- Rest at 149-151F for 60 minutes. Recirculate and batch sparge

Hops
1.15 oz Magnum 12.9% 60 minutes
1.0 oz US Fuggles 4.5% 10 minutes

Yeast
Wyeast 3711 French Saison Yeast

Other Ingredients (for 5.5 gallons - double if making a full 11 gallons of Chowdah. Add at knockout and steep for 10 minutes)

1.0 oz Bay Leaf
1 tsp Black Peppercorns
4 sprigs Fresh Thyme
8.0 oz Clam Juice (with clams)
1 tsp Salt
Title: Re: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: ultravista on August 19, 2017, 12:46:12 AM
Denny - how does that Clam Chowdah Saison taste?
Title: Re: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: Steve Ruch on August 19, 2017, 03:52:10 PM
This is a go at incorporating as many varieties of wheat as possible into one batch.

"When I grow up I want to be just like Denny Conn" Belgian strong dark ale
Five gallons: O G 1.100, 32 IBUs, 20 SRM
 10 pounds   Belgian pale ale malt
 3 pounds     white wheat malt
 1 pound      dark wheat malt
 1 pound      crystal wheat malt
 12 ounces   red wheat malt
 8 ounces     triticale malt
 8 ounces     torrified wheat
 6 ounces     flaked wheat
 6 ounces     spelt malt
 4 ounces     einkorn malt
 4 ounces     emmer malt
 4 ounces     buckwheat malt*
 2 ounces     chocolate wheat malt
 1 ounce       midnight wheat malt
 mash at 150 for 45 minutes
 enough sparge water to give 3.75 gallons of preboil wort
 1.5 pounds  tart cherry candi syrup at end of boil
 .875 ounce  el dorado @ 15% for 45 minutes = 29 IBUs
 .125 ounce  el dorado @ 15% for 20 minutes = 3 IBUs
 .5 teaspoon  irish moss for 15 minutes
 .5 teaspoon  nutrient for 10 minutes
 2 quart         Wyeast 3739 starter: SNS
 5 ounces       corn sugar to prime
 
* I know buckwheat isn't actually wheat, but I really like the name.
Title: Re: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: denny on August 19, 2017, 04:05:25 PM
Denny - how does that Clam Chowdah Saison taste?

Surprisingly, better than you'd expect.  It was not a beer you'd want to sit down and have a few pints of, but it wasn't a gag and spit beer either.
Title: Re: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: Steve Ruch on August 20, 2017, 07:10:11 PM
I was wondering why so few replies have been posted when I realized that everyone and their brother are probably stuck in traffic jams on the way to prime eclipse viewing spots.
Title: Re: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: Wilbur on August 21, 2017, 03:50:44 PM
Here's my Hibiscus Wit recipe, I've had some great results from it!

3500 g Pils
907 g Wheat Malt
907 g Vienna Malt

Mash at 152F for 45 minutes

9 g of Bravo @ 60 minutes
1 Whirfloc @ 15
90 g Lemondrop @ 5 minutes
1 oz. Fresh ginger @ 5 minutes

WL Belgian Wit

In the fermenter:
28 g Lemongrass
14 g Coriander
80 g Hibiscus

It comes out a lovely pink/red color, with a slightly tart and refreshing finish. I BIAB at ~2.7 qt/lb, no sparge.
Title: Re: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: CraftaBrew on August 24, 2017, 07:17:30 PM
Thanks for all of the great replies so far!

We are not requiring a full recipe to enter so if you have a story about a weird homebrew you tried or brewed yourself please share for a chance to win!
Title: Re: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: rob_f on August 30, 2017, 05:34:06 PM
My homebrew club does an "Iron Brewer" comp every year with ingredients drawn from a hat.  The first year was a kiwi-agave beer.  Those were so dreadful we now have veto power over proposed ingredients.  My kiwi-agave beer was extremely tart in an unpleasant way and the kiwi seeds were impossible to filter out.  I hung onto it for about a year hoping it would improve, but ultimately dumped it.
Title: Re: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: damianwinter on September 02, 2017, 02:30:09 PM
I brew a olive leaf IPA using olive leafs for bittering.  The leafs of the olive tree are extremely bitter.  It took me about 5 batches to find a comfortable bitterness level using them. My first beer using them was flatout in your face tooth brush your tongue facial paralysis of bitterness that nuked my taste buds for few days.  I thought to my self dear God what have I done.
Title: Re: [Sponsored] Share your wildest recipe. Win a Catalyst Fermentation System!
Post by: secondbase on September 07, 2017, 03:20:17 AM
Horseradish Blonde


10# 2-row
1# vienna
1oz casdade @ 60
1/2oz willamette @5
wlp001
1 tsp fresh horseradish added after primary.

Mash at 152º. Ferment at 66º

carb to 2.3 volumes.


It's not horrible.