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General Homebrew Discussion / Lagering in a Keg
« on: July 20, 2014, 01:33:23 PM »
Has anyone done this? I'm brewing my 3rd ever lager, the first on a few years. I only have one 5 gallon carboy, and would prefer not to hold it up with a lager. I had a thought to later in a corney keg. If I do, can I just take a pint or two off the bottom to get rid of the yeast and carbonate on the lagering keg? Any shared experiences and insights would be much appreciated. Thanks on advance!

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All Grain Brewing / Rye Water Adsorption
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:13:40 AM »
I brewed a Rye IPA yesterday with about 40% rye malt, 5% cararye, and 55% 2 row malt. I used my normal calculations for sparge water to get my target pre boil volume, but came up a good bit short. I was aiming for 8 gallons, but only got about 7.4 gallons. My efficiency was also a little low, which I expected with the amount at rye I used. The only water loss I can come up with is that the rye adsorbs more water then barley does. There was no extra liquid in the mash tun when I emptied it, and I had no issues with a stuck sparge (I batch sparge in a 10 gallon igloo cooler). Has anyone else seen higher water adsorption with rye?

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Homebrew Competitions / Sponsors for Homebrew Competition
« on: December 17, 2013, 09:33:02 PM »
Hi everyone.  I am working with my local homebrew club to set up a competition, and we were wondering how everyone gets sponsors for their events. We are thinking of drafting a letter about the competition and sending out to homebrew shops, breweries, yeast manufacturers, etc. asking for sponsorship.  Any and all information is welcome.
Thanks!
Bob

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Beer Recipes / Dunkelweizen Recipe
« on: August 15, 2013, 10:05:32 AM »
All:
I am going to make a dunkelweizen for our homebrew club's Octoberfest event. It's my first crack at one, so I would appreciate Amy feedback. Thanks!

50% White Wheat Malt
46% Munich Malt
4% Caramunich
3 oz Carafa 3

Mash at 155 *F

Magnum at 60 min for about 15 IBU

Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen

Any suggestion on a water profile?

Thanks,
Bob

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Beer Recipes / Galaxy and Cascade APA
« on: June 15, 2013, 06:18:35 AM »
All:
What do you think of this recipe for 6.5 gal?

9.5 lbs 2-row (87.9%)
14 oz Munich (8.1%)
7 oz Crystal 20 L (4%)
Mash at 151 DegF for 60 min

0.8 oz Magnum at 55 min (35.3 IBU)
1.5 oz Cascade at 0 min
1.5 oz Galaxy at 0 min
Do a 60 minute hop stand before cooling

1.5 oz Cascade Dry Hop
1.5 oz Galaxy Dry Hop

Wyeast American Ale II #1272

OG 1.048
FG 1.011
IBU/GU 0.730

I am really interested in what you think of the hop combo.  I definitely want to use the Galaxy to try it out, and I only have 3 oz, so I wanted to add something else for a little more hop character.  I have some other varieties on hand (like Simcoe, Willamette, EKG, N. Brewer, plus some others), but thought the Cascade might pair well with the flavors in the Galaxy I've read about.

Thanks!
Bob

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General Homebrew Discussion / BJCP Category for Coconut Porter
« on: June 12, 2013, 05:48:53 PM »
So I brewed a Coconut Porter, and think it is a great beer.  I want to enter it into a competition, but am not sure which category it shout go into: 20A Fruit Beer or 21A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer.  I think coconut is technically a fruit, but I'm not sure.  What say ye?
Thanks,
Bob

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Beer Recipes / Rye IPA Recipe
« on: February 11, 2013, 07:10:23 PM »
Hey guys,
Looking for some feedback on this recipe.  Going for a good IPA with a touch of the Rye spiciness to come through.  Any thoughts would be great.  Using a blend of Amarillo, Centenial, and Cascade for my flavor with additions in the Mash, First Wort, 40 min, 20 min, and flameout, plus dry hopping.  Doing Magnum at 60 minutes to adjust bitterness.  I will also do a whirlpool for 30 minutes before cooling after the boil.

Any and all input is welcome!
Thanks,
Bob


Type: All Grain Date: 2/16/2013
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.50 gal
Boil Size: 8.00 gal
Boil Time: 90 min
Equipment: My Equipment
End of Boil Volume 6.76 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 6.50 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage

Ingredients:
15 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 4 91.2 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) Grain 5 8.8 %
0.40 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Mash 60.0 min Hop 6 1.9 IBUs
0.40 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Mash 60.0 min Hop 7 1.2 IBUs
0.40 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Mash 60.0 min Hop 8 2.2 IBUs
0.20 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - First Wort 90.0 min Hop 9 5.6 IBUs
0.20 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - First Wort 90.0 min Hop 10 3.6 IBUs
0.20 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - First Wort 90.0 min Hop 11 6.5 IBUs
0.40 oz Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 12 15.6 IBUs
0.30 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 40.0 min Hop 13 6.2 IBUs
0.30 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 40.0 min Hop 14 4.0 IBUs
0.30 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 40.0 min Hop 15 7.3 IBUs
0.30 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 16 4.3 IBUs
0.30 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 17 2.8 IBUs
0.30 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 18 5.0 IBUs
1 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining
0.50 tsp Wyeast Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins)
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 22 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 23 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 24 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 ml] Yeast
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 26 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 27 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 28 0.0 IBUs

Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.068 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.4 %
Bitterness: 66.2 IBUs
Est Color: 6.3 SRM

Mash Profile
Total Grain Weight: 17 lbs
Sparge Water: 5.97 gal
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Mash In Add 21.25 qt of water at 163.3 F
Single Infustion: 148.0 F for 60 min
Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 5.97 gal water at 168.0 F

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