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I have a 5G batch of Skotrat's clone going now.  I did a 60/- and repitched the whole cake.  I racked the 60/- to a keg while chilling the Wee Heavy.  It didn't take long to ferment the 60/- so I'd do that rather than a starter.

FWIW, Skotrat's recipe calls for Northern Brewer. I remember seeing something where he gave his beer to the owners of Traquair who were impressed.  The hops are mainly for bittering so it may not matter if they really used EKG.

The Pub / Re: Let the Games Begin!
« on: January 02, 2014, 08:20:22 PM »

I quit watching football a few years ago. That aside, I have a hard time calling them the Broncos. It's Manning. Now if it was still Mike Shannahan coaching and Cutler throwing, that'd be a different ball game. I'd still be taking Crap from my Seahawks friends about how sucky my team was, and... I'd still be watching football.

Nice one!  The Denver Mannings.

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The Pub / Re: Let the Games Begin!
« on: January 02, 2014, 08:19:41 PM »

Any year the steelers and cowboys miss the playoffs is a good year.

There isn't a hardcore Seahawks fan that doesn't laugh at the fact that the Referee who screwed up Super Bowl XL was responsible for the bad call that caused the Steelers to miss the playoffs this year.

The Steelers caused themselves to miss the playoffs this year.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Recipe Help - Oatmeal stout
« on: January 02, 2014, 08:17:17 PM »

I would love to hear some feedback on a recipe I made... I'm new to creating recipes and I would love to see what someone has to say about a recent one. Sometimes I think I use too many malts/barley combos...

Here it is...

- 9 lbs Maris Otter
- 1 lbs 8 oz. Chocolate
- 1 lbs 4 oz. Oats, flaked
- 1 lbs 4 oz. Caramel Malt 80L
- 1 lbs Roasted Barley
- 12 oz. Black Patent
- 1 oz. East Kent Goldings
Dry English Ale WLP007

That's a heck of a lot of roast grains.  You could probably cut the chocolate, roast barley and black malts in half and still have enough roast flavor and color for an oatmeal stout.


The combinations look good but I'd make the roasted barley, BP and chocolate a maxim of 1.5 pounds combined for a 5G batch.  That's a lot of Crystal too.  Could probably cut it in half as well.

As far as learning proportions for styles download the BJCP style guide , listen to the Jamil Show on The Brewing Network (it's on iTunes and probably Android) and check out the book Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels. The Brewers Association (Brewer's Publications) has published lots of good style books and there are others available as well.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What can I do with a Mr Beer Kit?
« on: December 28, 2013, 10:30:31 PM »

I would accept it as a challenge and see how awesome you can make it.

^ This.  James a Spencer of Basic Brewing Video/radio attempted to freshen up a Mr. Beer kit on 1-7-12. Jamil Zainasheff used some Mr. Beer extract for a no-boil black IPA challenge on the 10-6-13 episode of The Sunday Session on The Brewing Network.

Curious, I attempted this twice with mixed results.  The dry stout with added malt and hops came out nice.  The no boil APA was okay until I keg hopped too long.   

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Magic Hat Mix Pack
« on: December 28, 2013, 10:14:10 PM »
#9 makes me gag just like Fat Tire.  I don't know what it is but they both do it.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« on: December 28, 2013, 10:11:46 PM »

I wouldn't consider Widmer crafty.

Plus, Widmer defined a style before CBA was formed.

What's CBA?  ;)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Upgrading
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:54:23 AM »
There a recent episode and a rather old one as well.  I didn't know this but Palmer is a metallurgist.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Calling Cider Apple Experts/Growers
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:48:56 AM »
I don't have any experience in actually making cider other than dumping a couple gallons of Louisburg cider into an old Mr. beer fermenter and pitching some ESB yeast on it only to let it sit there for too long because I was lazy and it got bad. I have had some good cider experiences recently.

I have a friend who gave me some Crispin cider which may get a bad rap because they are owned by Miller-Coors.  It was called Browns Lane and I believe it was imported from England. I was very skeptical but as soon as I tried it I noticed it was dry and finished with a nice touch of Brett which actually made it taste like hard cider instead of some apple beer.  I couldn't believe it.  It's been hard to find at some of the local good beer stores but the larger ones tend to carry it.  Being owned by Miller I expected it to be easier to find but most good beer stores only carry bad examples of cider so I've had to go to the large good beer stores in order to find it.

Also, about a month ago I listened to an episode of The Sunday Session on The Brewing Network in which they interviewed Drew Beechum Who gave some good suggestions on how to select apple varieties.

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Beer Recipes / Re: How about an Oatmeal Stout recipe?
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:29:50 AM »
I've only made one oatmeal Stout- it was off second runnings from an American Stout and OG wasn't high  enough so I just called an oatmeal Porter- it was good though. I believe JZ roasts his oatmeal for his recipe. Another recipe that I've seen and looks good is from Jason "JP" Petros and it's available on Brewtoad.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Organization
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:24:00 AM »
Organization was bugging me too then I decided to clean up my apartment.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: wierd quirks
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:23:01 AM »
Yeah, one spam post for girlie boots and another for porn.  Weird.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: When did you switch to all grain?
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:21:24 AM »
I switched after about six months or 15 batches. I just want to make sure I had my cleaning and sanitizing procedures down along with fermentation. Not that I had to but in my mind I wanted to deal with as few of variables at once so if something went wrong in my beers there weren't  as many variables to examine as the cause of the flaw. I have some friends that went directly and all grain and make good beer.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Upgrading
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:19:08 AM »
Nice job!  Jealous I can't be as crafty.   Not an expert but from what I've heard from John Palmer and others no need to worry about the many of the metals people say are dangerous. Listen to the Brew Strong episodes on metal- but I bet you have already.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Grapefruit IPA recipe?
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:14:07 AM »
I've never had the Widmer beer you're talking about as I tend to shy away from "crafty" beers.  Although I did receive a six pack of their hop side down for Christmas and actually enjoyed it.   It just goes to show that some of the big Brewers can brew crafty beers- not that I'm surprised.  More to discuss but I digress.

Anyway, to get back to your original post, I would recommend hop bursting to get the flavor and aroma you'd like.  Get very little IBU's from the early hop additions (60 mins, 45, 20) and double up on the late additions (15 through flameout).  Use some of the free brewing recipe calculators online to determine how much hops to add and when.  When adding hops late in the boil it will take  more to get the bitterness but adding them late in the boil retains the flavor and aroma.

As far as the hops Amarillo and Cascade give some fruitiness.  Just google grapefruit hops and see what you can find.  Some New Zealand hops may be worth considering.  No matter what, add most of the hops late in the boil to get the aroma and flavor and drink the beer fresh.

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