Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - goschman

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 230
1
Beer Recipes / Re: German Altbier & Irish Ale Hybrid
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:43:31 AM »
I like the direction. I would personally avoid k97. I have used it many time oz and us05 would work better for an alt as far as fermentis dry yeast is concerned.

Actually, for a dry yeast 34/70 would probably be the best choice.  Way better than 05 IMO.

Agree to disagree. I know you don’t care for 05 but I think it would work fine though 34/70 would be fine too.

2
Beer Recipes / Re: German Altbier & Irish Ale Hybrid
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:41:45 AM »
I like the direction. I would personally avoid k97. I have used it many time oz and us05 would work better for an alt as far as fermentis dry yeast is concerned.

I haven't used K-97 yet but I do have a pack in my fridge based on tons of positive feedback I have seen on it.  Eventually I'll give it a go.  What don't you like about it exactly?
It’s not clean. It throws an ester that has a bit of a wang to it. Not a good description I know. To me it reminds me of a more flocculant wheat beer strain (as compared to WLP320.)


- formerly alestateyall.

This is pretty much the exact same experience I have had with k97. Not clean with a funky twang that works better for lighter wheat type styles. Very disappointing for what I thought it would be.

3
Beer Recipes / Re: German Altbier & Irish Ale Hybrid
« on: July 15, 2018, 02:26:46 AM »
I like the direction. I would personally avoid k97. I have used it many time oz and us05 would work better for an alt as far as fermentis dry yeast is concerned.

4
Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsch or Cream Ale?
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:02:59 PM »
Had a full pour last night. This is definitely a kolsch. Thanks for entertaining my doubt. Apparently it changed significantly after a couple days and I was evaluating too soon.

5
Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsch or Cream Ale?
« on: July 11, 2018, 09:39:59 PM »
Enter it in both?

Now that's a great idea! I need 3 bottles per entry and these were bottle conditioned after transferring during kegging. My process for bottling from the keg needs some work but I will consider it.

6
Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsch or Cream Ale?
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:05:34 PM »
Thanks for all of the help guys. The funny thing is I bet Kolsch and Cream Ale end up getting grouped together as part of Light Hybrid Ales. I will wait a couple more weeks before the deadline to evaluate further and make a choice.

7
Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsch or Cream Ale?
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:36:31 PM »
I think you may want to look into your hops for how you submit this. Cream ale has low to none in the aroma but the mittelfrüh you used is probably acceptable in the flavor. If you get more citrus I would enter it as a kölsch. Grainy is also ok for a kölsch.  It might come off as too bitter for a cream ale, even though it is at the maximum of the threshold.
Personally I think your primary starting fermentation was to low and not enough esters produced before you ramped up the temp. I have tricked ale yeasts into being more like a lager by fermenting at low temperatures (the very bottom of the threshold, as dmtaylor is talking about.

Thanks for your input.

There is little to no hop flavor/aroma. I would say the character is very balanced between bitterness and malt.

I was given the fermentation schedule and yeast strain by a local brewery that does a kolsch that I love. I was hoping to get the character they do. Next time, I probably would ferment higher. It had a lemon thing going on when it was young (that I assume was a byproduct of fermentation) and has since dissipated completely.

8
Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsch or Cream Ale?
« on: July 11, 2018, 05:48:37 PM »
Maybe it's a helles.  If it is very clean, not fruity, not winey, maybe it's a helles.  Doesn't matter that you didn't use a lager yeast -- if it doesn't taste like an ale, then for the purposes of entering comps, maybe it will score best as a lager.  I've gone the opposite direction before, entered a lager as an ale, and it medaled.

Good thought. It looks like they aren't accepting Helles so I guess I don't have to worry about that.

9
Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsch or Cream Ale?
« on: July 11, 2018, 05:16:15 PM »
I like a Kolsch to have a subtle white wine flavor from the yeast. Cream Ales can have corn in them, but not necessary. Maybe have some others taste it as well and I think you’re on the right track with entering it on how it tastes.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Thanks. Definitely missing the white wine character that I enjoy as well.

Not in a brew club so I don't really have access to anyone who would know what they were talking about.

10
Beer Recipes / Kolsch or Cream Ale?
« on: July 11, 2018, 04:53:45 PM »
92% Weyermann Pilsner
8% Weyermann Munich 6L

3.9 SRM

Yellow Balanced Water
Mash pH = 5.22
Single infusion mash at 150F for 75 minutes

FWH Magnum/Mittelfruh ~21 IBU

Wyeast 2565
59F for 72 hours then ramped to 64F until FG reached

1.046
1.009

So this was designed to be a Kolsch however I think it may do better as a Cream Ale for a competition in a few weeks. When compared to Kolschs I enjoy, it is missing that subtle fruit character from the yeast and has sort of a grainy malt quality. I'm not too familiar with the Cream Ale style but it seems to fit the bill more accurately. To be honest, the sample I had last night reminded me more of an American Lager...

Anyone have any feedback? Can you provide some things to look for when comparing Kolsch to Cream Ale.

I am very good at misentering beers in competitions

11
Beer Recipes / Re: German Altbier & Irish Ale Hybrid
« on: July 11, 2018, 01:47:35 PM »
Honestly, you could probably use a simple Irish red recipe, increase the bitterness, and ferment with an alt yeast.

12
Beer Recipes / Re: German Altbier & Irish Ale Hybrid
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:50:01 PM »
Maybe Irish base malt with German specialty malts (caramunich, carafa, etc) or vice versa. I think Spalt hops are pretty traditional in alt so maybe go with some spalt and goldings (or whatever is in Irish Red).

13
Beer Recipes / Re: Helles lager recipe suggestions
« on: July 07, 2018, 07:58:02 PM »
The Munich and Dark Munich addditions have been around for a long time in the homebrew circles as a way to mimic decoction mashing. I don't personally use it any more but I certainly don't think it ruins the beer.

At the risk of being ridiculed I will post my recipe. The one thing I will say about my recipe is that you can try it at Yellowhammer tasting room (and soon in cans elsewhere) so you can determine for yourself if you like it. I personally love it. ;) It is about as low an SRM as it can be and still be included in style guidelines (3.04 SRM)

Helles
1.048
IBU 17.7

98% floor malted bohemian pils malt (Weyerman)
2% cara foam
Magnum @ 60 to 17.7 IBUs

Adjust mash pH to 5.2-5.4

Awesome! Wish I could try it.

14
Beer Recipes / Re: Helles lager recipe suggestions
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:09:48 AM »
The Bohemian Dark in mine is essentially a light Munich.   I don't know if it's wrong, but I like it. Not much color, but adds a real depth of malt flavor.

Got ya. I was thinking very little. Like 5% Munich 6l and 5% carahell

15
Beer Recipes / Re: Helles lager recipe suggestions
« on: July 07, 2018, 12:38:47 AM »
Personally I think I would like a bit of Munich in a Helles. Is that completely out of place?

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 230