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Beer Recipes / German themed IPA
« on: Today at 07:20:30 PM »
If you do go 090, works well at 63f pitch, hold at 65-66f for 48 hours of active fermentation and let it run up to 68-70 over day 3 and 4. It will be mostly done and will clean up over the next 3-4 days.

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Beer Recipes / Re: German themed IPA
« on: Today at 07:11:22 PM »
Makes sense frank....think you have a pretty good game plan.  Pick some yeast and fire it up!

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Beer Recipes / German themed IPA
« on: Today at 05:58:07 PM »
That sounds pretty good Ken, had not really thought about it that way. Should I then target more of a balanced water profile to help accentuate hops and malt? Obviously the pale ale profile really high lights the hops. Maybe mash a little higher to get some more malt in there? Was planning g on drying it out with mash of 148, but maybe go more towards 152? Just spit balling, wondering who else has an opinion

So for example, I use wlp090 for these styles. Neutral, great flocculation, non temperamental yeast that works quickly. I use Amber balanced with exception being elevated sulfate of around 200-225 ppm. I mash at 150f for 75 minutes with PH of 5.4. With all that considered, a FG of around 1.010-1.011 will be achieved.  I've done it all Vienna, and also with 91% Vienna and 9% carared. I actually prefer the one with carared.

I think your Vienna and Munich will provide plenty of malt back bone.

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Beer Recipes / German themed IPA
« on: Today at 05:13:19 PM »
So since this is German IPA , I'd be inclined to just use a neutral yeast and let the continental hops and malt dominate. That's what i have done with mine, and very happy. Yeast kind of take back seat IMO.

Edit: it appears 1007 is wlp029 kolsch yeast. If this is the case, I don't think you will be getting what you may be looking for in ipa. I've used wlp029 many times and it's not difficult at all, and drops crystal clear with cold crash and fining and conditioning. It does provide for that unique kolsch yeast character and most suitable for that type of beer.

Beer Recipes / Re: What's This?
« on: Today at 04:50:31 AM »

I have settled on "American Porter" Its close to a brown porter but higher I bus and a bit crisper with the American ale yeast. Definitely more drinkable than most porters I've had.

Darn Pete, had my hopes set on # Brorter.  [emoji16]

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 03, 2015, 05:09:34 PM »

Thanks Jon, it had me stressed early in the lagering stages but looks and tastes great now
All is well that ends well frank!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Life span of beer in a keg vs a bottle
« on: May 03, 2015, 12:03:41 PM »

My last IPA that I kegged I noticed that the last few pours weren't as crisp tasting. The hop profile seemed to get muddled compared to earlier pours in the keg. I haven't had many beers last longer than a month or two in the keg so I don't have much experience with long storage in kegs.

IME, you start picking up some sediment at the end and it detracts. Kegs I keep longer get another round of dry hops mid way,

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 03, 2015, 11:57:06 AM »

General Homebrew Discussion / Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: May 03, 2015, 11:43:25 AM »
Brewer: Mark Harding
Beer: American IPA
Style: IPA (14B)

Bottle Inspection:  proper fill with layer of sediment on bottom.   

Aroma:  moderate to strong pine and spicey aroma when opened, with light floral and citrus notes in the glass. notes of caramel and honey. No fermentation defaults detected. 10/12

Appearance: large three fingered head that persists before finally settling to ¼” creamy head. Color is golden amber. Slight haze from yeast sediment. 2/3

Flavor:  Complex hoppiness that dominates up front with caramel and honey notes in the background that finishes very dry. Hop bitterness is smooth at first and has bitter finish. Hop flavor is piney and spicey with hint of citrus and floral and balances well with malt. 17/20

Mouthfeel: light to medium body with ideal carbonation. Smooth hop bitterness with crisp dry finish. 4/5

Overall Impression:  very nice example of style. Very nice beer with complex hop schedule that makes you keep sipping to figure out all that’s going on in this beer. Hops and malt balance very nicely. Carbonation was perfect, and I really enjoyed drinking this beer Mark.  9/10

Total Score:   42/50

The Pub / Re: Maibock Derby Day
« on: May 02, 2015, 03:27:32 PM »
in honor of germany and the maibock we drink, im going with dortmund to win!

The Pub / Re: Maibock Derby Day
« on: May 02, 2015, 11:04:55 AM »
German Helles, Pilsner and Maibock all ready for the derby party today!

mmmmm...jealous my pilsner just ran out and next one is carbing!

The Pub / Re: Maibock Derby Day
« on: May 02, 2015, 11:00:09 AM »
I just had my Maibock on May Day. It was the first time making this style and I'm really enjoying it with the nice weather.

gotta love the germans and their festival beers.

Beer Recipes / Re: Australian Sparkling Ale
« on: May 02, 2015, 10:41:10 AM »
sounds interesting; not sure i've ever had it. any commercial examples?

The Pub / Re: Maibock Derby Day
« on: May 02, 2015, 10:38:59 AM »
Yeah, perfect weather all weekend. Makes you want to have a beer.

indeed it i must oblige!

The Pub / Re: Maibock Derby Day
« on: May 02, 2015, 10:28:12 AM »

officially welcoming may with a maibock derby party today. 10 gallons of maibock ready to go.

anyone else ringing in May German style?

I'm not, but it sounds great. I've gotta a maibock lagering now. Hopefully be tapping in a couple weeks.
Awesome. Yeah just a beauty of a day here... 75f and sunny

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