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Beer Recipes / Re: red rye ale
« on: November 08, 2017, 07:49:14 AM »
Thanks for the input.

I am pretty set on this but am thinking about altering the hops.

Should I:
1.) replace the nugget bittering hops with chinook
2.) leave the nugget but use equal amounts of chinook, centennial, & simcoe as my late hops (instead of centennial & simcoe only)
3.) do nothing

I have little experience with Chinook outside of bittering a couple of times. Looking for some pine and citrus and thought this might play well with the centennial and simcoe.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 06, 2017, 02:07:26 PM »
This ain't a surfer movie - minus the bear

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Beer Recipes / Re: red rye ale
« on: November 03, 2017, 04:00:17 PM »
I think you are going to need more hops  :P

Think so? Not going for an ipa or even apa level really

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing with Propane in a Garage
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:21:38 PM »
I brew in an attached garage that has a small window. I open the window and open the garage door about a foot from the ground. Never had an issue. I also have two fire extinguishers nearby. I suppose a CO monitor is a good idea...

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Beer Recipes / red rye ale
« on: November 03, 2017, 06:49:15 AM »
Just looking for some feedback. My goal is to brew something that is red, malty but with a noticeable hop character. I have experience with Red X so know what it brings to the table. That alone has a lot to do with why I designed the beer this way. Any thoughts?

Amber Bitter water

41% pilsner
39% red x
18% rye malt
2% chocolate rye

Nugget 60 min (40 IBU)
1 oz Simcoe 2 min
1 oz Centennial 2 min
1 oz Simcoe DH
1 oz Centennial DH

1.055
13 SRM
US05

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:34:10 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JlmvtAHhnc

something The Dude and I have in common...

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 02, 2017, 11:54:49 AM »
Lost but not all gone - the dear hunter

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 02, 2017, 10:45:44 AM »
Sunset Soon Forgotten - Iron & Wine

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:32:16 PM »
Sunset - exit ten

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:28:29 PM »
Ok, brewed the extract Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 3 days ago.  Was told I'd have very active fermentation - but hasn't happened yet.  Normally I see activity after 1-2 days.   Q: am I impatient?  Should I add another packet of yeast?

Thx

What was the OG? How much yeast did you use? What strain and at what temp?

Take off the lid and take a look.

I did a strong brown lager that had no airlock activity throughout fermentation which is the first time that has happened to me. Not sure how there was a leak but it fermented normal. I peeked a few times and a hydrometer reading proved everything was fine.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: medicinal bite - astringency?
« on: October 31, 2017, 09:07:24 AM »
The astringency (or what I was perceiving as astringency) has largely subsided so it does seem to be related to hop matter in suspension. Just another example of my lack of patience...

The beer itself turned out very different but very good compared to my normal 'hoppy' beers. I am surprised with how close to a NEIPA it is considering the yeast and hop choices. I would never guess that Simcoe or Amarillo are in this beer. Overall a very good learning experience which I will be able to apply to future batches.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 2 staggered yeast pitches
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:00:53 PM »
I'd either copitch or pitch the expressive yeast first. If you pitch it later, then you may get very little character out of the expressive yeast because it isn't growing, it may be less active, and some of the substrates that it uses to produce flavor compounds may have already been used up by the primary yeast.

For example, WL Sacch Trois (the formerly incorrectly-labeled Brett Trois), does absolutely nothing when added as a secondary yeast. Also, I have used a couple of English ale strains as a copitch with US-05. None of those beers have had any esters that I normally associate with those strains when used alone. Some of that may be from overpitching, but I think some of that is also from the possible causes I mentioned above.

So the logic would be to copitch? If the fear that a second yeast pitch will not be expressed why would I want to go with a neautral yeast second?
There's no way to know for sure for a particular combo unless you try it, unfortunately. A copitch is probably the best place to start. Otherwise, if you're dead-set on nailing it the first time around, then a blend is the only way to go.

I rarely nail a beer on the first attempt so I am not too worried about it. I have used the yeast on its own but it was so long ago that I don’t really remember it and my tastes for what is good has changed considerably.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 28, 2017, 01:45:05 PM »
Seaside - that band

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 2 staggered yeast pitches
« on: October 27, 2017, 09:26:21 PM »
I'd either copitch or pitch the expressive yeast first. If you pitch it later, then you may get very little character out of the expressive yeast because it isn't growing, it may be less active, and some of the substrates that it uses to produce flavor compounds may have already been used up by the primary yeast.

For example, WL Sacch Trois (the formerly incorrectly-labeled Brett Trois), does absolutely nothing when added as a secondary yeast. Also, I have used a couple of English ale strains as a copitch with US-05. None of those beers have had any esters that I normally associate with those strains when used alone. Some of that may be from overpitching, but I think some of that is also from the possible causes I mentioned above.

So the logic would be to copitch? If the fear that a second yeast pitch will not be expressed why would I want to go with a neautral yeast second?

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 27, 2017, 06:52:59 PM »
Bring you down - the dear hunter

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