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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: December 02, 2016, 07:44:55 AM »




My new Cleopatra APA, my first stab at low oxygen brewing, at 3 weeks. Yeah, the foam is killer. The only haze is from dry hopping. But there's a lot going on at once - I preboiled the water, used 50ppm SMB, but also (per the recently posted Bamforth paper) used a late addition of Brewtan (gallotannin) and PVPP (actually used the Brewbrite mixture of Polyclar and whirlfloc). So I undoubtedly broke the rules by changing multiple variables at once. Thing is, the beer is fantastic and there are justifications for all those changes. So I'm going forward with this as my MO.

 Interestingly, this is my house APA recipe, brewed it many times, and the color is slightly but noticeably lighter, giving more credence to the low oxygen brewers reported results of lighter colored beers. Aside from that, yes, the malt quality is very fresh and well defined. It has IT. As a footnote, the Cleopatra hops are very nice - first hops I've bought from Ted Hausotter. Citrusy, tropical/mango, slight pine, slight spiciness. Best APA I've ever made, period. I'm sold.
Yes!!!! Looks awesome.

When I have time I will give this a shot.....just haven't been able to digest the process and figure out what it means to change for my system.


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Ken, if your beers you sent me are any indication, you don't have far to go! And take baby steps. That's how I did it as I also "digested" the process and how to make the changes on my system. I'm still feeling like my beers need improvement. They aren't blowing me away or anything yet. But I'm notoriously hard to please.

yeah I'd likely deploy the minimalist method as it relates to change.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: December 01, 2016, 04:40:26 PM »




My new Cleopatra APA, my first stab at low oxygen brewing, at 3 weeks. Yeah, the foam is killer. The only haze is from dry hopping. But there's a lot going on at once - I preboiled the water, used 50ppm SMB, but also (per the recently posted Bamforth paper) used a late addition of Brewtan (gallotannin) and PVPP (actually used the Brewbrite mixture of Polyclar and whirlfloc). So I undoubtedly broke the rules by changing multiple variables at once. Thing is, the beer is fantastic and there are justifications for all those changes. So I'm going forward with this as my MO.

 Interestingly, this is my house APA recipe, brewed it many times, and the color is slightly but noticeably lighter, giving more credence to the low oxygen brewers reported results of lighter colored beers. Aside from that, yes, the malt quality is very fresh and well defined. It has IT. As a footnote, the Cleopatra hops are very nice - first hops I've bought from Ted Hausotter. Citrusy, tropical/mango, slight pine, slight spiciness. Best APA I've ever made, period. I'm sold.
Yes!!!! Looks awesome.

When I have time I will give this a shot.....just haven't been able to digest the process and figure out what it means to change for my system.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: November 06, 2016, 06:04:16 AM »
Yeah that's sweet Paul!


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: November 05, 2016, 06:19:10 AM »
Jesus!  That is amazing. What yeast strain you using for this one?

used wlp320 this time, but wlp380 is typical.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: November 05, 2016, 05:38:25 AM »
Dunkel Kristallweissbier tomorrow.

Yum. That sounds absolutely perfect for the weather we have been having around here lately.

yeah its good to drink all year. all done at 8:30am with yeast pitched - I woke at 4am so figured mind as well getter'done  ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: November 04, 2016, 04:45:43 PM »
Amber ale



Man Ken, someone's back to brewing again, huh?  Is that an American Amber?  What hops did you use for it?


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30 ibu of centennial

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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: November 04, 2016, 03:33:04 PM »
Awesome Joe! Memories for sure.


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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: November 04, 2016, 12:56:31 PM »
happy for cubs fans and chicago. losing sucks but there's not a better team to lose against.

bet the parade today was crazy.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: November 04, 2016, 12:46:35 PM »
Amber ale




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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: November 04, 2016, 12:26:30 PM »
My German Blonde Ale.



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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: November 04, 2016, 12:16:30 PM »
Dunkel Kristallweissbier tomorrow.

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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: November 01, 2016, 06:06:14 PM »
Well there's always game 7...or next year TRIBE


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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: November 01, 2016, 04:57:05 PM »
Good luck cubs fans...even though it's Indian summer here in Cleveland


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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: November 01, 2016, 06:50:22 AM »
regardless of who favors who and clearly cubbies and indians see it differently.

Anyway- 30,000 fans signed petition to replace Joe Buck with Bob Uecker  ;D

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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 31, 2016, 04:59:35 PM »
Yep his only talent is his bronco cheerleader wife.



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