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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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.
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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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.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.
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.
Jim's NHC stoutThat'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.
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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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.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.
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
Anyone else find it kind of anti-climatic to see your final round scores / places a day before the awards ceremony??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
Sure, I didn't have to look at brewingcompetition.com/final, but I did...