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Beer Recipes / Re: Scottish Wee Heavy
« on: March 02, 2014, 03:35:57 PM »
What to sub for roasted barley? I have black patent and chocolate and carafa II special and pale chocolate

There is so little of it in there that I doubt you get any flavor from it. It is there for color I think. Any of those would probably work.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Scottish Wee Heavy
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:51:41 AM »
Unless I buy another 5 pounds of Marris Otter I will be just using 15lbs, according to that recipe Denny pointed to all I need to do is toss in a couple ounces of Black Patent and I am good to go. I do have plenty of 2 row on hand I suppose I could use that to make up the difference?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Scottish Wee Heavy
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:33:54 AM »
Way too complicated.  Use Skotrat's Traquair House recipe, found here...http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/WeeShroomy .  There is not a better wee heavy homebrew recipe around.

What's up with the mushrooms in that recipe?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Scottish Wee Heavy
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:33:02 AM »
Looks good. Caramel malt will not give you the flavor profile of caramelizing the first runnings, but it will still result in a good beer. You might also want to add a bit of honey malt if you want to come closer to that caramelized runnings flavor. I also think if you're already using 15lbs of Maris Otter, then I don't think there is much need for the Victory.

And I think S-04 is a solid choice for a Wee Heavy if you don't have a big pitch of Scottish Ale yeast ready to go.

I was just throwing the victory in there because I am sitting on 4oz of it. I guess I will save it for another beer.

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Beer Recipes / Scottish Wee Heavy
« on: March 02, 2014, 09:32:17 AM »
I don't typically go for big beers. But I love a good Wee Heavy. I few years ago I brewed the Northern Brewer extract one and it came out great. Tasted just like the one The Great Divide brews. Now I am developing a recipe for an all grain one. I thought about even using the original method of taking a gallon of the first runnings, boiling it down to half a gallon before adding the rest of the runnings to carmelize it and add the color. But then I decided to just use caramel grain and black patent to get the sweetness and color. In my recipe below I listed a package of S04 for the yeast. But what I am really going to do is drop the yeast out from under the amber ale I am currently doing and dump that into my wee heavy.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Wee Heavy
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: Strong Scotch Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.086 SG
Estimated Color: 16.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
15 lbs                Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM)            Grain         1        94.5 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)    Grain         2        3.1 %         
4.0 oz                Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)                  Grain         3        1.6 %         
2.0 oz                Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)          Grain         4        0.8 %         
1.00 oz               Sterling [7.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min  Hop           5        24.8 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast         6        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 15 lbs 14.0 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 20.84 qt of water at 167.5 F        152.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 2.98gal) of 168.0 F water
Notes:
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Created with BeerSmith 2 - http://www.beersmith.com

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Ingredients / Re: Pellet Hops - Vacuum Sealed bag or jar?
« on: March 02, 2014, 09:27:59 AM »
After Jeff's comment about Mylar bags being the best, curiosity got the best out of me. I don't believe light to be an issue since it's pretty well dark all of the time in the freezer, but I looked these things up. Well, Mylar bags are fairly cheaper than food savor bags. On amazon, you can get 50 quart sized Mylar bags for $16. I buy boxes of 20 quart sized food savor bags at Walmart for $10 or $12.

I bought a pack of Mylar bags from Amazon about a year ago. Before that I had a powerful hop smell in my freezer from using plain zip lock bags. All of my food started tasting like hops. Since switching to the Mylar bags and using up the food that had the hop smell to it, there is no hop smell in my freezer at all. I am sure vacuum sealing would be superior but I have had good luck with just using these.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Found good buy on bulk malt storage bin at Costco
« on: February 19, 2014, 07:46:52 PM »
I wish we had a costco here in town

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The Pub / Re: For Valentine's Day
« on: February 14, 2014, 05:08:08 AM »

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Beer Recipes / Re: Tasmanian IPA clone
« on: January 23, 2014, 11:20:18 PM »
It shouldn't be too difficult to duplicate. It is a SMaSH with 2 row and galaxy hops. Look at the ABV to figure out how much two row. The hops seem to be mainly late addition as there is almost no bitter bite at all.













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The Pub / Re: Quite flattering to Denny
« on: January 19, 2014, 10:51:03 AM »
I think the only thing Denny does more often than brewing is helping out other brewers. The accolades are well-deserved.

Is Annie on the forum? Trying to put a "name" to the face.

I don't think so. She said you have to be a member to access these forums so she hangs out at Northern Brewer and Beersmith forums.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Ralph's Tasmanian Wheat
« on: January 19, 2014, 10:49:40 AM »
I loved New Belgium's White IPA. I would think this would be similar except I will get the tropical fruit flavor of the New Zealand hops.

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Beer Recipes / Ralph's Tasmanian Wheat
« on: January 19, 2014, 09:27:05 AM »
Ralph and I formulated this recipe this morning. Well I did most of it while he kept guard.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Ralph's Tazmanian Wheat
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 3.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 90.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
6 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        66.7 %       
3 lbs                 White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         2        33.3 %       
0.25 oz               Galaxy [13.60 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           3        15.1 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min  Hop           4        17.6 IBUs     
0.75 oz               Galaxy [13.60 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           5        15.0 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Galaxy [13.60 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  30.0 Hop           6        42.3 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) [23.66 m Yeast         7        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs

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The Pub / Re: Quite flattering to Denny
« on: January 19, 2014, 08:55:40 AM »
I was using the forum for a month or two before I joined. So no you don't. I didn't understand that one either.

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Beer Recipes / My latest stab at a Red Ale
« on: January 12, 2014, 08:15:01 AM »
BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Ralph's Knucklehead Red Spring 2014
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: Irish Red Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.20 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 15.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 30.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
9 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        91.1 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)    Grain         2        5.1 %         
4.0 oz                Special B Malt (180.0 SRM)               Grain         3        2.5 %         
2.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)               Grain         4        1.3 %         
0.50 oz               Sterling [7.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min  Hop           5        16.9 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Fuggle [4.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min          Hop           6        13.4 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast         7        -             
2.00 oz               Fuggle [4.50 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days       Hop           8        0.0 IBUs     



Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 14.0 oz
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