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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« on: April 30, 2013, 09:20:54 AM »
I noticed the instructions say it will do 6.6 gallons up to 1.050. Above that you are supposed to double pitch. I wonder if one package is enough for 5.5 gallons up to 1.060.

Isnt pilsn malt supposed to be boiled a minimum of 75 minutes because of DMS which contains sulfer?

Beer Recipes / End of the World Milk Stout Revisited
« on: April 28, 2013, 07:50:34 AM »
My End of the World Milk Stout has been in the bottle for 5 months now. I opened one up last night and I must say it was the best tasting stout I have ever tried anywhere. It has gotten incredibly smooth. It had a bit of a bitter bite when it was young but that is all gone now. The toasty flavor and silky mouthfeel are perfected. This beer is a masterpiece. Now if I can just hold onto it until winter I will have the perfect cold weather stout to enjoy.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout -
Recipe: End of the World Milk Stout
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: Sweet Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 54.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 22.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        44.4 %       
2 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        17.8 %       
1 lbs                 Roasted Barley (Simpsons) (550.0 SRM)    Grain         3        8.9 %         
8.0 oz                Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM)                 Grain         4        4.4 %         
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)    Grain         5        4.4 %         
8.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)               Grain         6        4.4 %         
8.0 oz                Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)                   Grain         7        4.4 %         
4.0 oz                Black Malt - 2-Row (Briess) (500.0 SRM)  Grain         8        2.2 %         
1.00 oz               Fuggles [5.40 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           9        22.1 IBUs     
1 lbs                 Milk Sugar (Lactose) [Boil for 60 min](0 Sugar         10       8.9 %         
1.0 pkg               SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast         11       -             

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 4.0 oz

Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 25, 2013, 03:16:37 PM »
How about a white wheat single hopped with 3oz of Simcoe?

Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 25, 2013, 10:52:02 AM »
After doing something very similar, I would be careful to not overhop this one. My grain bill was 5# Vienna and 5# White Wheat with Columbus hopped throughout. I only use 1/4 oz of Columbus for bittering as well with a total of 3 oz for the whole batch including 1 oz for dry hopping.

After 3 weeks, it is barely drinkable but I am hoping it will mellow with time. I was going for something between an american wheat beer and an APA but it turned out like an extremely bitter IPA from a hops standpoint. It is called "hoppy b****" at this point.

I would recommend adding 5-10% carapils or something to help balance the beer out. This is all based on my recent experience so take it for what it is. I found it more difficult than I thought it would be to create what I was going for due to such a light bodied delicate base.

Sounds like I might want to just use my usual IPA grain bill if I want to experiment with this hop schedule.

Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 25, 2013, 07:30:27 AM »
You don't have any pilsner malt in there, so DMS shouldn't be a concern.

I thought DMS was a problem with any lighter malt. I would prefer not to waste the time or the propane if I don't have to.

Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 24, 2013, 11:09:06 PM »
I usually do like to FWH but with a beer this light I plan on doing at least a 75 minute boil to avoid DMS. I think that would be too long. The dry hop idea is intriguing. Though I may just do that with a couple more ounces of Columbus.

Beer Recipes / I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 24, 2013, 10:56:33 PM »
How does this look?
6lbs Rahr 2 Row
3lbs white wheat
1/4 oz Columbus 14.5% AA for 60 minutes
3/4oz Columbus 15 minutes
1oz Simcoe 15 minutes
1oz Columbus 10 minutes
1oz Simcoe 10 minutes
1oz Columbus 5 minutes
1oz Simcoe 5 minutes
BRY-97 yeast

Ingredients / Re: Online stores
« on: April 24, 2013, 05:35:56 PM »
In my opinion has the best recipe kits. But I like for everything else.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Look what the stork droped off...
« on: April 22, 2013, 03:09:59 PM »
2.5 gallon boils was how I did all of my extract brews.

Ingredients / Re: Hop addition question
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:20:09 PM »
Yakima valley hops is a fantastic place to get hops. I know that is a bit off topic. I am just really happy with their prices and service.

Beer Recipes / Re: Rough Draft
« on: April 21, 2013, 11:27:11 AM »
After 6 days in the bottle I popped the top on one of these bad boys. I must say it is very tasty. I have decided I like Columbus hops and am very glad I have another half a pound of them. The flavor was just right. As far as hop forwardness I would say it about the same as a New Belgium Ranger. Of course it tastes different because it is almost single hopped with Columbus. Now I wish I would have used them for dry hopping too. Though I doubt I can taste the Cascades I dry hopped with.

Now I have 3 oz of Simcoe. I am considering using them to single hop a white wheat.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Boulivard 80 Acres
« on: April 21, 2013, 07:52:32 AM »
This is billed as a hoppy wheat beer. It is a year round beer rather than a seasonal. This is a wheat beer that features several hops. It does have a nice aroma though I can't really tell what hop I am smelling. The flavor is hoppy but not so much so that I cannot taste the malt. Overall this is just a really nicely balanced beer.

Commercial Beer Reviews / New Belgium Rolle Bolle
« on: April 21, 2013, 07:46:15 AM »
I bought some of this and then found out it has fruit in it. I wasn't looking forward to trying it after that but when I did I was pleasantly surprised.

It is a light Belgium Ale. It pours light in color and extremely clear. Very nice white head. I didn't notice much aroma. The taste was very clean and balanced. I honestly did not detect the soursop in it. The Cascade and Centennial hops did have a presence but it was subtle.

On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate this beer as delicious and refreshing.

Just a note on safety. Lifting and moving a pot of boiling hot liquid is not wise. Buy or build a chiller to get the wort down to 100F or less before immersing in the ice bath. That way you don't risk 2nd and 3rd degree burns.

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