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Beer Recipes / Re: Dewberry Blonde Ale Hops
« on: September 16, 2017, 07:28:16 PM »
I'm with Denny.
Keep the fruit front and center.  Any noble hop or noble progeny (Mt Hood, etc) would be fine.

Beer Recipes / Re: cream ale
« on: September 16, 2017, 07:25:49 PM »
I just lost a whole writeup responding to your recipe.

Here's the short answer:
Add more base malt and corn, and not as much Dextrose (dextrin is something different, but I think you mean Dextrose by your usage in the recipe and the question).

The mix of grains is ok, though non-traditional.  Traditional would be 6 row and corn (or rice).  You might not get much flavor out of only 6 or 7 oz of the Vienna and biscuit.
I stopped using carapils/dextrin malt, as I find I get plenty of MouthFeel without it.

The mix of hops is also non-traditional.  If you want traditional, stick with Noble-type or something like Cluster.  (American Noble-type hops such as Mt. Hood, Sterling, or Crystal are great too).
Keep the IBUs below 20.  Ferment it as cool as you can to minimize esters.

As far as an Dark Cream Ale, DO IT!  It will be the counterpart to Am. Dark Lager that Cream Ale is to American Lager.  Good versions of Am. Dark Lager can be REALLY tasty (ie, Full Sail Session Dark Lager).
I'd try Sinnamar and either Midnight Wheat or Carafa Special II (dehusked) to get the darkness.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Smoked Helles Advice
« on: September 12, 2017, 06:37:21 PM »

I have an electric smoker. Do you have to cold smoke it or can I just use a low temp?

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This is one of the things on my to-do list.  I haven't tried it yet, but I would definitely cold smoke it.  I don't think the malt (enzymes) can withstand the 200+ F degree heat of a hot smoke.


Events / Re: GABF : breweries recommendations
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:05:01 PM »
DO NOT MISS Cascade Brewing from Portland.
Chuckanut from Bellingham, WA and Ruben's Brews are two of my favorite WA breweries that will be there.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Infection in keg
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:55:55 PM »
Yes, disassemble everything.

Throw away the rubber parts of your kegs and replace them (usually about 6 bucks for O-ring sets, and similar amount for replacement poppets.

If  you have a plastic picnic tap, get rid of it too.

Then, clean everyghing thoroughly (Oxyclean or PBW) and then sanitize thoroughly with at least 2 different sanitizers like Iodophor AND Star-San.  Using more than 1 sanitizer will kill everything.


The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 02, 2017, 03:01:43 PM »
I am the walrus. The Beatles

The Pub / Re: The approaching darkness
« on: September 02, 2017, 03:00:43 PM »
we hit terrible traffic.  With her phone, the wife found a gravel road that we turned off on, and drove for 25 miles.  That in itself was pretty cool.  I was glad I took the pickup and not the car.

Just don't do that in the winter. Blindly following GPS is how folks die out in the mountains (and the desert).

Janet's Brown is a fantastic brown ale.  Mike knocked it out of the park with that one.
I wholeheartedly concur with that recommendation!  You'll love it.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Howdy, and beer share review
« on: August 25, 2017, 11:37:56 AM »
Good to see you back on, Jim.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pellet to wet hops conversion
« on: August 25, 2017, 11:32:53 AM »
Yeah, fresh hops (right off the vine) would use this ratio.  For instance, if you normally use 1 oz of dried whole cone hops then you would sub with 5-6 oz of fresh whole cone hops.  If it's a bittering addition and you normally use pellet hops, then add an additional 10%.  If it's for aroma/flavor (i.e. late addition) then don't bother with the extra 10%.

This is what I've used too.

Beer Recipes / Re: First IIPA recipe check/help
« on: August 08, 2017, 07:23:41 PM »
+1 on boosting the late hops and also +1 on cutting the body by replacing some of the grist with table sugar.

IIPA needs to be light on the tongue, not heavy like a barleywine.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Plastic taste in my homebrew
« on: August 06, 2017, 12:54:18 PM »
it could be a wild yeast contamination.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: August 03, 2017, 10:11:00 PM »
Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns 'N Roses

Beer Recipes / Re: Summer Weissbier
« on: August 03, 2017, 08:06:08 PM »
5 lbs Wheat Malt
5 lbs German Pilsner Malt
1 oz Hallertaur Hersbrucker @ 60
.5 oz Tettnanger @5

White Labs 3068 or WLP300 or Lallemand Munich Classic Wheat Yeast

Easy, Peasy

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: August 01, 2017, 09:28:51 PM »
Horse with No Name - America

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