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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ashy flavor?
« on: June 28, 2016, 08:05:07 PM »
This beer has turned the corner and is tasting a lot better. I have had good luck with beers developing quicker lately for some reason and this just needed more time as suggested.

I kind of half assed bottling for the comp so I hope they are properly carbed with no off flavors because I am curious how it will score.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 100% base malt for APA
« on: June 28, 2016, 09:28:26 AM »
For my own tastes, a 100% base malt APA, no matter what kind of malt, turns out kinda boring.  I prefer the depth of flavor from a blend of malts.  If you're concerned about crystal hiding too much flavor, try the new Great Western Sacchra malts.  Kinda like a cross between crystal and Munich.

I don't think I can get great western from my LHBS. I have been considering trying Patagonia crystal which they do carry after hearing good things.

I think this go around I will just stick with base malt since it will be a hop forward APA. In future iterations, I will likely add some crystal back.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 100% base malt for APA
« on: June 28, 2016, 07:37:23 AM »
My vote was for Golden Promise. I just brewed a SMaSH amber using 100% Golden Promise, some of it being homemade crystal malt made from GP. I wish I could tell you if it was any good, but the keg kicked in record time at my 6-year old's birthday party lol.

Out of curiosity what were the hops and yeast?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 100% base malt for APA
« on: June 27, 2016, 02:14:11 PM »
I vote Vienna or Golden Promise @ 100%. Either would be excellent.

Thanks Jon. My last version was 95% vienna and 5% carahell so I think I am going to try something other than vienna this go around.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 100% base malt for APA
« on: June 27, 2016, 01:16:36 PM »
Going with base malts available at my LHBS. I believe they also have rahr pilsner but I think that would likely be too neutral on its own which was sort of my feeling about the rahr two row.

Maybe I will just go with whatever gets the most votes. Cast your vote now!

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All Grain Brewing / 100% base malt for APA
« on: June 27, 2016, 10:49:59 AM »
What recommendations do you have? I have been using different combinations of pilsner, vienna, and munich over the last few batches.

Right now I am planning on Golden Promise but have little experience with it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 6 oz of hops
« on: June 24, 2016, 12:36:22 PM »
I think I will just do equal amounts at flame out and at dry hop. Going to do an ounce of Cascade, Comet, and Ahtanum at flameout then again at dry hop. Probably bittering with Bravo which is a hop I have not used in years. Going simple with everything else. 100% Golden Promise and US05

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Just put a pale lager into the chest freezer set at 48F. Probably my best beer and has definitely scored the best in comps. Pitched a bit too high but everyone keeps saying how forgiving 34/70 is so I am not too worried.

Mostly pilsner with some Vienna and a tad of melanoidin. Hops are Sterling and Crystal.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 6 oz of hops
« on: June 23, 2016, 05:12:32 PM »
I brew an APA with about 4oz of hops and consider it hoppy. It's too bad that the extreme has become the standard when it comes to hoppyness. I like IPAs with 12-16oz per 5 gallons just fine, but IPAs with 6-7oz still have their place.

That's kind of where I am at and trying to find my happy place between an APA and IPA. This one usually ends up right around 5.9% and 50 IBU so I am trying to walk the line.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 6 oz of hops
« on: June 23, 2016, 05:04:11 PM »
Guess I misread, Chris - so you're wanting to skip the hop stand? Great flavor and little to no bitterness from a 170F hop stand. It'll be good regardless.

Well I am kind of back to experimenting and hoping to save a bit of time. My current APA is 2 oz at 20 min, 2 oz at 5 min and 1.5 oz dry hop. Some versions have turned out well depending on hop selection. Before I go back to hop stands I want to try keeping it simple and quick. I am keeping the amount of hops the same except trying a traditional bittering charge with magnum or bravo for 50 IBU.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 6 oz of hops
« on: June 23, 2016, 04:55:03 PM »
Got a hoppy APA coming up soon. Planning to get all of my IBUs from bittering addition and will be using 5-6 oz split between flame out (no hop stand) and dry hop. My question is should I just use all as dry hops or split between dry hop and flame out? Preferences?


Assuming you use 6 oz to split between stand and dry, I'd add 4 oz to the stand and dry hop 2 oz. I love hoppy APAs !  I normally stand 5 oz and dry hop 2.5 - 3 oz (5.5 gallon batch) for hoppy APA, but you'll make a good beer.

So if I am just doing a standard flameout addition with no stand would you still recommend the same? I edited my original post to remove the 'hoppy' designation because it probably isn't enough to deserve that name

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General Homebrew Discussion / 6 oz of hops
« on: June 23, 2016, 04:43:40 PM »
Got an APA coming up soon. Planning to get all of my IBUs from bittering addition and will be using 5-6 oz split between flame out (no hop stand) and dry hop. My question is should I just use all as dry hops or split between dry hop and flame out? Preferences?

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Beer Travel / Re: Orange County.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:42:33 PM »
Barley force was solid for sure. Newport was pretty good but it's more of a touristy restaurant kind of vibe. We will see what tomorrow brings.

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Beer Travel / Re: Orange County.
« on: June 20, 2016, 09:51:58 PM »
It's all very close by Southern California standards. Noble and bottle logic to the airport is about 20-30 min. There is a contract brewery near the airport embassy suites. You can catch a wiff if the winds are right.

You are right it is close. I just have limited time during the days because I am here for work.

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Beer Travel / Re: Orange County.
« on: June 20, 2016, 08:46:32 PM »
Thanks. I want to stick pretty close to the coast since it me rare for me to get to see the ocean. I would like to make it up to those others though.

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