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10 days ago? The beer is still very young and could change drastically. I would wait a couple of weeks then re-evaluate which direction you want to go with it.

If you want to get tropical from the galaxy, I suggest putting it with your whirlpool hops instead of bittering with it and moving the Apollo to bittering.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Partial Mash Farmhouse IPA Recipe Idea
« on: September 16, 2016, 06:56:24 AM »
I would have to agree with some of the statements regarding possibly too much hop character. A lot of the Belgian IPA examples I have tried are less hoppy than American examples in order to let the yeast character through. The latest one I had which I enjoyed quite a lot was listed at only 33 IBU.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Partial Mash Farmhouse IPA Recipe Idea
« on: September 15, 2016, 02:21:30 PM »
Looks interesting. What yeast?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:22:10 AM »
  Cordless drills aren't designed for the kind of continuous duty that grinding grain requires, most don't have the battery capacity and such use dramatically shortens the service life of the batteries. Fifty bucks will buy you an adequate, new, corded drill. If you decide to go that route something with a max RPM in the 500 to 700 range is preferable to the drill/drivers which usually are around 1,500 to 2,000 RPM.
   Sorry if I'm too far off subject here.

I appreciate that. My cordless drills are old and less than adequate to begin with...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:07:11 AM »
My efficiency headaches continue as it unpredictably goes up or down 10 points with every batch...


Do you mill your own grain, out of curiosity?

Good call. I do have an old corona mill with drill adapter but stopped using it because my drill would lose charge before getting through. My LHBS is very good with only one mill so I guess I just assumed they keep it properly set. I kind of got lazy and ignorant so I will have to revisit it.

I was being a bit dramatic regarding consistently seeing 10 point shifts however my efficiency is definitely inconsistent...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: September 14, 2016, 01:56:35 PM »
Brewed an 'imperial kolsch' and ended up a few points low on the OG which was disappointing. My efficiency headaches continue as it unpredictably goes up or down 10 points with every batch...

Pitched onto 3 week old slurry of G03 and am excited to see how it turns out. Used 1/2# sugar and mashed at 148F for 90 minutes in attempt to get it to finish relatively low. Hoping it will end up around 7.5% ABV.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Pilsner
« on: September 14, 2016, 11:31:51 AM »
good advice so far. I like sterling and perle. I also use merkur for bittering charge, and then all flameout for noble and about 40ibu.

Also liked a blend of carahell and caramunich 1 for total 3%, and rest of grain bill pils.

Go get it!

Thanks Ken. I remember you brew a really good Pils. I probably won't get to this one for a bit but will probably be my next lager.

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Beer Travel / Re: NEIPAs in the NW
« on: September 13, 2016, 08:13:28 AM »
A buddy called them Blonde Oat IPAs. I don't know if that is really a thing or not. Heading up there in a few weeks, so we will see.

I saw some offerings specifically branded as NEIPA while others not but fitting the description to a tee.

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Beer Travel / NEIPAs in the NW
« on: September 12, 2016, 01:34:42 PM »
Just returned from Portland. I was kind of surprised to see how the whole NEIPA craze has gone nationwide. It is starting to pop up here in Denver but I had only seen a couple of local versions in the past few months. They are all over Portland and Oregon which sort of surprised me though I am not sure why considering the amount of activity it has been getting around here. Most of them tasted like fruit forward pale ales with very subdued bitterness to me and were not that spectacular although my buddy really like most examples.


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Interested to see the retest of Belle

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Beer Recipes / Re: Pilsner
« on: September 03, 2016, 09:50:34 AM »
The highest aa% noble hops I have got in the past couple years was tettnang at 3.6%. The spalt and hallertau are at 2.5% and below with the lowest at 1.6%. When bittering with them I have been supplementing with magnum.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Did I miss the style?
« on: September 02, 2016, 02:12:23 PM »
The one baltic porter that I brewed was basically an imperial schwarzbier. The only roasted malt was carafa special. I am not sure how 'to style' my version was either but it seemed to match the guidelines.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Pilsner
« on: September 02, 2016, 12:54:02 PM »
Chris, what style of pils were you shooting for, more German or Czech? I'd probably bump late hops up a tad for either, and wouldn't use melanoiden in the German but I would use a tad in the Bopils. Regardless, Sterling is a nice hop and would work really well.

Thanks Jon. Going for more a German pils. What about some carahell instead of the melanoidin? I thought I have seen that around here.



You could use a touch - I wouldn't go over 2% personally. I like an all pils German, but carahell is really nice for some extra character.

Thank you. I will increase the late hop additions and move them back as to not increase the IBUs. Maybe go with 10 min and 0 min. I will decide on the carapils closer to the brew date.

Right now looking at something closer to:

Pilsner malt
possibly 4 oz carahell

bitter with magnum
1.25 oz sterling 10 min
1.25 oz sterling 0 min

~37 IBU

better? more late hops?


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Beer Recipes / Re: Pilsner
« on: September 02, 2016, 11:36:21 AM »
Chris, what style of pils were you shooting for, more German or Czech? I'd probably bump late hops up a tad for either, and wouldn't use melanoiden in the German but I would use a tad in the Bopils. Regardless, Sterling is a nice hop and would work really well.

Thanks Jon. Going for more a German pils. What about some carahell instead of the melanoidin? I thought I have seen that around here.


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Beer Recipes / Re: Pilsner
« on: September 02, 2016, 11:01:22 AM »
Lots of good info to be found about Sterling in this other current thread, including high praise for it in a Pilsner:
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=27606.msg359706;topicseen#msg359706

I used it in an APA split with cascade that was interesting. Other than than that, I have only used it in my pale lager I think

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