I don't think batch sparging is your issue. Like said above, I'd increase ratio to at least 1.5 lb/qt. I go bigger myself. My real concern is your grain crush. Is your grain being crushed fine enough?
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$200 for 5 bottles is a lot of money for any beer!!!
It is but it helps that the ticket included a food/drink credit for the event. Still, those beers are not cheap.
Food and drink for the event helps, otherwise it's $40 a bottle.
I'll be camped out on the porch waiting on the UPS guy on the 4/30
Really. I don't care if it's a little late. I'm just uber stoked to try your beers!
This is my first swap since my hiatus stretched across the last two. So, I'm a bit excited. Looking to be inspired to broaden my horizons a bit with this.
So Frank, how would you feel about your local-commercial beer being a sour fruited beer? A friend of mine (Michael Crane) started a brewery with a group last year and they've been doing some amazing things. Featured in DRAFT recently: http://draftmag.com/crane-brewing-fruit-sours/ The Orange Gose is probably my favorite beer in existance. It's perfect.
This place is growing on me. Literally...
New one to me. Apparently they have some from the 2015 crop on ebay with the following description:
“Cleopatra hops are new American hop. Hop Heaven has the entire crop again this year. It has pleasant Citrus notes and light pine/ resinous character. It also has some tropical and German spicy tendencies. Not as big in oils as Citra, more in line with Cascade. It is one of my favorite single hop beers, making a very pintable beer. Don’t use this hop if you need your kegs to stay full!”
I'm tempted to try some...
Having lived in NE Ohio for a few years, my go-to DIPA has been GLBC Chillwave. Love that beer, but...
Almost pains me to say it but Hop JuJu is besting it to me this year. Chillwave just seems a tad bit sweeter to me this year, and it was already walking the line of 'too sweet'. But FatHeads has delivered again.
(also, no catpiss for me!)
Jesus, wtf is with this weather? Who's your team? Cubs all-the-way for me!
I agree with the wtf on the weather, and with the Cubs being my favorite team. They're gonna be really good. Gonna be 28F tonight here with colder wind chills. BS in April !
Yum yum is about as consistently distributed 3Fs beer in northeast Ohio as any. By consistently, I mean it shows up on occasion lol. I have a couple bottles remaining from a six pack. This beer is one of my favorite sessions. This is a beer that I wish that I could have in cans all summer long. (I like canned session beers such as All Day as I do work around the yard).
3Fs does not give out too much info about their recipes though, but I would think this to be a relatively simple recipe.
If I were to attempt to clone it, which I've not exactly try to clone it, but I make several beers along these lines, I would do something like this...
Mash at 152 for 60
90% pale malt
FWH (60ish IBU) with Equinox, Galaxy, and Amarillo (or a combo of any fruity hops - Azacca, Citra, mosaic, centennial would all work in any combo)
0 minute with the same hop combo and let it soak with a nice hopstand. - an ounce per gallon
Dry hop with the same combo - also an ounce per gallon.
Chico yeast... Start it cool around 63-64 and let it rise up after a week or so.
Damned, thank you. You are way beyond be in terms of expertise. I have printed this out though to refer to. Yeah, I could live with this one all summer long. Jeez- I really like!
Yeah, I have looked it up and it looks like 10 bucks for a six. That is high for me but I have been drinking swill so I'll pay it. Gladly I will. I could just sit down with one or two of these and all will be well!
I have no clue what someone other than me means by earthy.