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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: oops... starter woes.
« on: July 17, 2010, 10:10:13 AM »
I do see co2 bubbles coming out of the solution. Could it be that it is fermenting but the Star San is killing any krausen that would be forming?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: oops... starter woes.
« on: July 17, 2010, 09:12:27 AM »
Absolutly zero krausen this morning. I think I will make another liter of wort for those buggers and see where that gets me.

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Yeast and Fermentation / oops... starter woes.
« on: July 16, 2010, 08:50:19 PM »
So I make my starters in a 1/2 gallon growler. After sanitizing the growler I was using the sanitizer inside to pour over the peice of tinfoil I cover it with. I would pour a little on, let it sit a few, then pour a little more on... you get the idea. Anyways, once my wort was cooled I ripped open my yeast smack pack and poured it into the growler. Only then did I realize I just poured the yeast over one or two ounces of Star San solution still in the bottom of the growler. I then quickly poured in the wort to dilute the sloution as quickly as I could (about 1 liter). So... what can I expect? Would Star San kill all my yeasites that quick? If they live will I get a bad taste?

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When I was at the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival in Grand Rapids there was a guy/crew filming a piolt show about beer. I think it was called Brewology 101. Wonder if it will ever get picked up? Anyone else seen/heard of this show?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Oaked IIPA
« on: June 09, 2010, 07:43:07 AM »
I'd go with chips (not least as I can't get cubes in the UK), but you do need to keep tasting as if left too long they can impart an overly harsh flavor.

Agreed... you can easily get too much oak in IPAs and IIPAs if you're not careful.

For the malt bill - if you want to lighten it up without sacrificing balance and malt presence, check clone recipes of Stone's Ruination and arrogant bastard. Arrogant holds up really nicely to the good amount of oak character they add to it.

Not sure how I will tweek the malt bill yet. I definetly want  a good malt character while keeping the hops in the forefront. Guess I'm not in any rush as I will probly wait till the weather starts to cool to get this one going.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Oaked IIPA
« on: June 06, 2010, 11:21:32 AM »
 Revamped the hop additions and changed oak cubes to chips with a shorter secondary. Any thoughts on the grain bill?  


                          IIPA
Style: Imperial IPA                 OG: 1.091
Type: All Grain                       FG: 1.024
Rating: ??                             ABV: 8.78 %
Calories: 298                         IBU's: 96.01
Efficiency: 70 %                    Boil Size: 6.50 Gal
Color:   12.9 SRM                  Batch Size: 5.00 Gal

 
Grains & Adjuncts
Amount                 Percentage              Name                
7.00 lbs                   38.89 %             Pale Malt (2 Row)
6.00 lbs                   33.33 %             Pale Malt, Maris Otter
3.00 lbs                   16.67 %             Munich Malt - 10L
1.00 lbs                   5.56 %               Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L
8.00 ozs                  2.78 %               Cara-Pils/Dextrine
8.00 ozs                  2.78 %               Victory Malt
 
Hops
Amount               Percentage                Name                   Time                        AA %
0.50 ozs                 5.56 %                    Simcoe                 60 mins                  13.00
0.50 ozs                 5.56 %                    Amarillo Gold         60 mins                  8.50
0.50 ozs                 5.56 %                    Chinook                 20 mins                  13.00
1.25 ozs                 13.89 %                  Simcoe                  20 mins                  13.00
1.25 ozs                 13.89 %                  Amarillo Gold         20 mins                   8.50
1.00 ozs                 11.11 %                  Cascade                2 mins                     5.50
1.00 ozs                 11.11 %                  Simcoe                 2 mins                     13.00
1.00 ozs                 11.11 %                  Amarillo Gold        2 mins                      8.50
1.00 ozs                 11.11 %                  Amarillo Gold        7 days(Dry Hop)        8.50
1.00 ozs                 11.11 %                 Chinook                7 days(Dry Hop)        13.00
 
Yeasts
Amount         Name                          Laboratory / ID
1.0 pkg         American Ale II             Wyeast Labs 1272    *W/ Starter
 
Additions
Amount        Name            Time        Stage
1.00 oz     Oak Chips        7 days     Secondary
 
Mash Profile
 Infusion 60 min @ 152.0°F

 Add 22.50 qt ( 1.25 qt/lb ) water @ 170.0°F

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Beer Recipes / Re: Oaked IIPA
« on: June 06, 2010, 08:47:22 AM »
Great info so far. Thanks. Guess I should have mentioned I will do a starter. Will step it up once or twice before brewing. I will revamp the hop additions and swich to oak chips and a shorter secondary. Will repost the recipe once I have a chance to work on it. Thanks again. Any other thoughts would be appreciated.

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Beer Recipes / Oaked IIPA
« on: June 05, 2010, 08:00:17 PM »

Still new to recipe creation, just looking for some feedback. Didn't have any direction on the hop additions. Just used Simcoe and Amarrillo because I don't have much experiance with them. Any feedback would be appreciated.



IIPA
Style: Imperial IPA        OG: 1.091
Type: All Grain              FG: 1.024
Rating: ????                  ABV: 8.78 %
Calories: 298                 IBU's: 96.90
Efficiency: 70 %            Boil Size: 6.50 Gal
Color:   12.9 SRM          Batch Size: 5.00 Gal

 
Grains & Adjuncts
Amount   Percentage          Name
7.00 lbs     38.89 %      Pale Malt (2 Row) US
6.00 lbs     33.33 %      Pale Malt, Maris Otter
3.00 lbs     16.67 %      Munich Malt - 10L
1.00 lbs     5.56 %       Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L
8.00 ozs    2.78 %       Cara-Pils/Dextrine
8.00 ozs    2.78 %       Victory Malt
 
Hops
Amount    Percentage  Name              Time                     AA %
1.00 ozs    20.00%    Simcoe             60 mins                 13.00
1.25 ozs    25.00%    Amarillo Gold    50 mins                  8.50
1.00 ozs    20.00%    Chinook            30 mins                 13.00
1.00 ozs    20.00%    Cascade           2 mins                   5.50
0.75 ozs    15.00%    Amarillo Gold    7 days(dry hop)       8.50
 
Yeasts
 1.0 pkgAmerican Ale IIWyeast Labs 1272
 
Additions
 3 oz Oak Cubes 45 days Secondary
 
Mash Profile
 Infusion 60 min @ 152.0°F
 Add 22.50 qt ( 1.25 qt/lb ) water @ 170.0°F

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