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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Big Beers
« on: June 26, 2016, 08:17:23 PM »
Cool. Sounds like I'm on one of the right tracks. I'll try to remember this thread and post up how they turned out

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Big Beers
« on: June 26, 2016, 09:25:43 AM »
I'll bump the stout IBU.

Steve, you're probably right, but dry is fine by me. Rather that than too sweet. Good advice tho

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General Homebrew Discussion / Big Beers
« on: June 26, 2016, 06:27:32 AM »
On my next brew day I'm going to try a couple big beers for fall/winter. An American Strong and an Imperial Stout. Not for competition. What cha think? I dont brew big very often.

Big Pale
1.094 targeted
67% Golden Promise
33% Light Munich
Mashed 150/90
58 Calculated IBUS Chinook at 60
1 lb jar of blonde invert syrup at ten
100 grams each of Cascade and Centennial at 170/15 wirlpool
Heavily oxygenated
1056 @ 62 for a couple days, then 65, finished at 72

Big Stout
1.092 targeted
60% Golden Promise
25% Dark Munich
10% Roasted Barley
5% 350L Chocolate
Mashed 150/90
54 calculated IBUS Magnum at 60
8 IBU Fuggles and 12 IBU Northern Brewer at 10
1 lb invert sugar at 10
Same fermentation as the Big Pale


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 23, 2016, 06:38:28 AM »
Good deal, glad you enjoyed it

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 16, 2016, 08:35:24 AM »


Jim's challenge beer. The card only says challenge.

Looks like a stout. Mild hops on the nose. First sip is roast. Thin body. Not bad.

Full review to follow.


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That was 1/2 lb of roasted barley steeped as 3 gallons heated on the kitchen stove. When I could see steam, I pulled the bag and stired in a 3lb sack of DME. Stuff I had, I think it was pils. At a boil I added a palm full of cascade pellets. Ten min later I added whirlfloc. Ten min later I put the pot in a sink full of ice and added a palm full of cascade and a palm full of centennial. This all was done while I was waiting for an all grain to mash. After brewing two all grain batches, I poured this into a bucket an dumped in a packet of US05.

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Events / Re: Here's what you missed...
« on: June 15, 2016, 11:48:20 AM »
When it comes back around to Seattle, we should do a hallway gig. I'll bring my double bass

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Ingredients / Re: Adding Fruit Puree in Stages
« on: June 15, 2016, 11:44:05 AM »
My peach experience is with sour beer. First time was quartered frozen store bought about 10 lbs in 6 gallons. Peach came through but not the leading character. That was a Roselare beer. The most recent was a lacto then bret beer using about 3 gallons of Oregon Fruit peach puree added to 6 gallons of beer. The peach is very light in that one but ots pretty aggressive sour and bret.

My next fruited sour beers will be Roselare and I'm going to use Tart Cherry and Raspberry concentrate from a health food supplier.

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Ingredients / Re: Adding Fruit Puree in Stages
« on: June 15, 2016, 09:18:56 AM »
I seem to get more peach flavor from whole peaches than puree. I think it's a skin thing

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 14, 2016, 02:15:53 PM »
Yeah, that stout looks nice, Jim. Makes me want to submit my American stout next year. Or at least brew another one this fall. It's one of my recipes that I leave alone as is.
Its about 90% your advice. The one I rebrewed got some dry hops... at a local Grand Master 2's advice. I don't think it hurt it.

I've got an imperial version on the schedule for next brew day.



Can't beat grand Master-level advice! I didn't dry hop my last one, but it got a short whirlpool addition. It came off to me like I'd dry hopped maybe close to an oz. About right I thought.
Mine had too much hop aroma fresh, for my tastes anyway, but it slowly dropped to "noticeable" over the course of a month or so. I have one bottle left in my fridge from when I bottled for Baltimore. I think I'll give it a go tonight after supper.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 14, 2016, 12:03:04 PM »
Yeah, that stout looks nice, Jim. Makes me want to submit my American stout next year. Or at least brew another one this fall. It's one of my recipes that I leave alone as is.
Its about 90% your advice. The one I rebrewed got some dry hops... at a local Grand Master 2's advice. I don't think it hurt it.

I've got an imperial version on the schedule for next brew day.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 14, 2016, 11:55:22 AM »
Jim's NHC stout



My wife and I enjoyed this bottle in Sunday night.

As you can see, it pours opaque with a thick tan head. The head stuck around and clung to the sides of the glass.

I found it be toasty and smooth with a nice bitterness in the finish. I attributed that more to the roast than the hops but I could be wrong. Jen said she could smell the hops (I didn't pick them out but my allergies have been merciless for several weeks).

There is no noticeable alcohol heat or flavor to this stout. It is very well balanced and I can definitely see how it advanced. Too bad it didn't medal.

The summary from my better half is as follows: tasty, hoppy on the nose, roasty on the tongue, complex, full-bodied.

We enjoyed it. Send more!


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That's awesome Joe. So glad you enjoyed it. I'm keeping this recipe! Big shout out to those who helped design it, I think Hoosierbrew in particular, maybe you too Joe. Its been a while and my memory sucks.

Now I'm curious what you think of the Challenge beer. I had one to send you, right? Hey, where are all the Challenge Beer reviews? I thought several of us made one?...

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Mashed in my German Helles Exportbier. I will be using my 2352 propogated from a slant (first attempt at this, so far so good). Second brew today is a summer pils with Sorachi Ace and Crystal.


Ignored these for 21 days. The GHE finished at 1.011 as expected. The summer pils finished at 1.005! That was 90% best pils and 10% carahell mashed at 148f for 90. Don't fear the carahell!

Just dry hopped the summer pils, crash regimen begins in a couple days. Keg them up Tuesday
Summer Pils just tapped. It needs a day to settle from the move, but so far its a snappy refreshing zingger. Bright flavors of lemmon grass and citrus zest. Dry as a bone on the finish. Great hot weather chores day refresher.

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The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: June 14, 2016, 08:23:54 AM »
3 1/2 months till preseason! Go Canucks!!!!

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC 2016 Final Round scores
« on: June 11, 2016, 05:54:31 PM »
No medal for me, but I know a guy who got a bronze Nathan Zorich - White Salmon, Wa. Close enough.

I think its awesome that a guy from Athens, Greece won with an American Stout! Way to go!

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC 2016 Final Round scores
« on: June 11, 2016, 11:15:40 AM »
Anyone else find it kind of anti-climatic to see your final round scores / places a day before the awards ceremony??

Sure, I didn't have to look at brewingcompetition.com/final, but I did...  :o
I cant figure out how to check. Either my password isnt working,  or I forgot it. And I cant change it because there's no displayed question for the verification answer. Oh well, I'll just have to be surprised

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