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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 18, 2017, 09:44:25 AM »


Doppelbock on tap at YHB tasting room.


Looks amazing, Keith! Love some doppelbock.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:57:18 PM »
Nice lineup!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Starting them young
« on: February 17, 2017, 06:39:01 PM »
Nice work! My daughter is about that age and is an able assistant (when interested).

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 17, 2017, 04:59:58 PM »
Thanks. Tons of good competition nowadays. We'll see.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 17, 2017, 04:06:02 PM »




My low O2 Dunkel @ 6 weeks-ish. Still some clearing to do but it's getting there. Gonna send it to NHC Indy. Really curious to see how it does, I think it's excellent.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 17, 2017, 04:03:34 PM »
Awesome, man. Enjoy!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 17, 2017, 03:45:16 PM »
My first Bo-Pils and third lager ever. It's pretty damn good. Thanks, Jon! I just kegged it on Monday with gelatin added Wednesday. The pictures aren't the greatest. The beer is still about 32 degrees so I couldn't keep the condensation off. I hope to get a better pic this weekend.






Yea, mon!  Looks great, Frank. Saaz coming through nicely? How's the malt balance?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 34
« on: February 17, 2017, 01:26:26 PM »
After listening to Drews Cream Ale podcast I went out that afternoon and picked up flaked corn and brewed late into the night. Can't wait to drink this one. Thanks Drew.


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Good stuff. Enjoy!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dark hefeweizen...Huh?
« on: February 17, 2017, 11:05:52 AM »
No, we used wheat DME.  That said, I just learned that I should have put the DME in during the last 15 minutes.  Instead, I put it in at the beginning of the 60 min boil, and, according to some, doing so will make the wort even more dark.  Is that the case?



There would be a little more darkening, but not enough to explain that IMO. I think you're looking at cloudy, yeasty beer now that's not indicative of what it'll look like in the glass. No worries, you made beer. Let us know how it comes out!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dark hefeweizen...Huh?
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:58:12 AM »
And a whopping 1.65 lbs of it at that.  Okay, so that might explain the dark color which, I have to say, in the carboy, as best I can tell, more closely resembles the color of a stout or a porter than a hefeweizen.


That wheat DME is fairly dark, but only using 1.65 lbs of it (along with your grist) wouldn't make a beer look anything like porter or stout. But beer that is fermenting is a tough thing to gauge an accurate color on - it's cloudy with yeast, proteins, and sediment that distort the end color. Any chance you could've used a dark DME instead of wheat DME?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:45:16 AM »
The grains are hammer milled, and the husks are removed, so no astringency that way.


That seems like a difficult process. I guess the usable part is pretty much pulverized into flour, and is filtered away from the husks? With the payoff being upwards of 100% efficiency. Obviously it works for them.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dark hefeweizen...Huh?
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:18:28 AM »
Any chance you used Breiss Bavaraian Wheat DME?  I've had that come out darker than expected on at least one batch.  Not sure why.

Yeah, I remember using that stuff before. Was WAY darker than I was counting on. It made a hefe that looked more like Schneider Weisse (which I love) than the paler ones.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsh
« on: February 17, 2017, 09:20:49 AM »
I don't add wheat.

I use a traditional noble hop like Mittelfrueh or Hersbrucker. American noble offshoots like Mt Hood or Crystal work fine as well. You can use whatever other type of hop you like if you're not shooting for a traditional version - just realize it likely wouldn't do as well in a comp if it were a pronounced ale type hop character, for example.

I like 2565, but it's a royal bi#@h to get to clear - it's very powdery. 029 is good and is much easier to drop out.

I've always used pils with a little Vienna. I used pils and  ~ 20% kolsch malt in the last one. It was tasty.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:47:51 AM »
When a thread devolves into this, someone should just post "needless bickering" and we should all walk away.


I agree. There's a point of diminishing returns to any of it.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:43:12 AM »
Well, I apologize for any perceived negative input I gave.

Frankly, there is enough turmoil in my world. My Facebook is about dead from having to unfollow so many people. I've deleted all news channels from my TV. Now it's found its way into my beer forum. Fortunately I've learned enough that I can make drinkable beer. Maybe it's just time to call it a day.

Great people, great brewers, great info, used to be a great place to discuss beer 24/7.


Jim, you're a damn good contributor here. I'd hate to see you leave. People seem to sometimes forget that it's ok to agree to disagree....respectfully. But overall it's still a good place hang out and talk beer.

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