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Title: Christmas came early
Post by: phillamb168 on October 26, 2010, 07:18:09 pm
(http://dev.nycbearsfans.com/marisotter.jpg)

25 kilos of maris otter; recipes are welcome! 1/4 of this is going into a winter warmer of course.
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: maxieboy on October 26, 2010, 07:32:54 pm
The single malt IPA in the recent Zymurgy sounds pretty good...
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: Robert on October 26, 2010, 07:41:44 pm
50% MO/ 50% Vienna IPA

Got the idea from someone on here and its an amazing mix. I hopped with 1oz each Cascade and Magnum at 60, 30, 15, 5 min and keg-hopped with Cascade. Most well balanced beer I've ever made. Buddy thought I was crazy using magnums late in boil, until he tasted it and went home and made his own.
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: phillamb168 on October 26, 2010, 07:49:30 pm
The single malt IPA in the recent Zymurgy sounds pretty good...

Still waiting to get my copy sadly :-( seems that it takes forever to get here.
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: bonjour on October 26, 2010, 07:57:21 pm
1/4 bag, bah humbug

try this

27 lbs 8.0 oz    Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)    Grain    96.49 %
4.0 oz    Caramel Malt - 20L (Briess) (20.0 SRM)    Grain    0.88 %
4.0 oz    Caramel Malt - 40L (Briess) (40.0 SRM)    Grain    0.88 %
4.0 oz    Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM)    Grain    0.88 %
4.0 oz    Special Roast (Briess) (50.0 SRM)    Grain    0.88 %
1.00 oz    Magnum [15.80 %] (90 min)    Hops    62.9 IBU
2.00 oz    Goldings, East Kent [4.10 %] (15 min)    Hops    8.7 IBU
1.00 oz    Goldings, East Kent [4.10 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)    Hops    -
1 Pkgs    American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [Starter 8 Cup slurry]    Yeast-Ale    
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: bluesman on October 26, 2010, 09:02:12 pm
1/4 bag, bah humbug

 :D

True to form Fred.  ;)
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: phillamb168 on October 27, 2010, 09:12:22 am
1/4 bag, bah humbug

try this

27 lbs 8.0 oz    Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)    Grain    96.49 %
4.0 oz    Caramel Malt - 20L (Briess) (20.0 SRM)    Grain    0.88 %
4.0 oz    Caramel Malt - 40L (Briess) (40.0 SRM)    Grain    0.88 %
4.0 oz    Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM)    Grain    0.88 %
4.0 oz    Special Roast (Briess) (50.0 SRM)    Grain    0.88 %
1.00 oz    Magnum [15.80 %] (90 min)    Hops    62.9 IBU
2.00 oz    Goldings, East Kent [4.10 %] (15 min)    Hops    8.7 IBU
1.00 oz    Goldings, East Kent [4.10 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep)    Hops    -
1 Pkgs    American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [Starter 8 Cup slurry]    Yeast-Ale    


Would that be a double mash, or should I throw everything in to the mash tun at once?
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: tygo on October 27, 2010, 09:52:49 am

Would that be a double mash, or should I throw everything in to the mash tun at once?

Depends on the size of your mash tun  ;)
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: bonjour on October 27, 2010, 01:30:13 pm
every thing at once, it FILLS my 10 gal igloo to the brim,

Long mash (I decocted to achieve a step mash) of 3.5 hours, or you could do a long (over 2 hours) cool (148F) single step
and a VERY long boil (4 hours), approximately 9 gallons collected to make 5

Results,  good enough for Charlie to say "Wow!!" at the NHC

http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/ImperialEnglishBW63.htm (http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/ImperialEnglishBW63.htm)
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: phillamb168 on October 27, 2010, 01:57:26 pm
every thing at once, it FILLS my 10 gal igloo to the brim,

Long mash (I decocted to achieve a step mash) of 3.5 hours, or you could do a long (over 2 hours) cool (148F) single step
and a VERY long boil (4 hours), approximately 9 gallons collected to make 5

Results,  good enough for Charlie to say "Wow!!" at the NHC

http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/ImperialEnglishBW63.htm (http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/ImperialEnglishBW63.htm)

Ah, thanks for the link! Well hey, why not? But JESUS 811 calories per pint!?!?! I guess you don't drink it by the pint, eh? And is that 6 months in primary? Oof.
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: bonjour on October 27, 2010, 02:10:44 pm
Ah, thanks for the link! Well hey, why not? But JESUS 811 calories per pint!?!?! I guess you don't drink it by the pint, eh? And is that 6 months in primary? Oof.
Did I say it was a big beer,

You have to work with it because you are pushing the limits.
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: beersk on October 27, 2010, 05:03:19 pm
every thing at once, it FILLS my 10 gal igloo to the brim,

Long mash (I decocted to achieve a step mash) of 3.5 hours, or you could do a long (over 2 hours) cool (148F) single step
and a VERY long boil (4 hours), approximately 9 gallons collected to make 5

Results,  good enough for Charlie to say "Wow!!" at the NHC

http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/ImperialEnglishBW63.htm (http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/ImperialEnglishBW63.htm)

Ah, thanks for the link! Well hey, why not? But JESUS 811 calories per pint!?!?! I guess you don't drink it by the pint, eh? And is that 6 months in primary? Oof.

Haha, oh my gad!  "Make no mistake!  This...is a big one!"
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: euge on October 27, 2010, 06:09:54 pm
I think it could be scaled down to make an ordinary beer in the 1.060 range. Then you could drink two...
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: boulderbrewer on October 27, 2010, 09:21:09 pm
Fred, if that is the one you had at this years NHC, that is a great beer.
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: bonjour on October 27, 2010, 09:26:43 pm
Yes, the very same beer, 

It's a secret recipe,  don't tell anyone ;)
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: boulderbrewer on October 27, 2010, 09:37:56 pm
I know nothing! (using my Sgt. Schultz voice)

Alot of people will agree with statement.
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: bluesman on October 27, 2010, 09:49:22 pm
Yes, the very same beer, 

It's a secret recipe,  don't tell anyone ;)

That is a beauty!   8)

I'm going to bookmark that one.
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: phillamb168 on October 28, 2010, 09:19:41 am
As people more knowledgeable than me are saying it's a great beer, I'll give it a shot. Now to order a new carboy, as I only have the one and I don't want to be without beer for six months...
Title: Re: Christmas came early
Post by: bonjour on October 28, 2010, 11:17:32 am
Two important things

1.  Brew another (small) beer first, that is your starter, rack your wort on top of the yeast cake.

2.  Ferment such that the wort remains cool. Mid 60's, otherwise you are likly making rocket fuel.

Expect to need to add a growled full of yeast because it is very likely to have a stalled ferment.
A good source is your favorite local brewpub. If not another small beer yeastcake.

Especially if you are not used to brewing big beers,
Go to my website (http://beerdujour.com/Howtobrewabigbeer.htm) and read how to brew a big beer.

Fred