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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Help me salvage a brew
« on: May 19, 2016, 03:51:49 PM »
Acidity can mask some bitterness so I guess I understand where the grapefruit juice idea is going. I would try it out in a glass before committing to a full batch. The bitterness you're getting might not hide behind the acidity in the fruit juice. It could make the beer less palatable.
I'm thinking it will ferment in the keg and dry out, so I don't think you will get the same profile as mixing it in a glass.

ale yeast and serving temps should be ok to add juice if it works..shouldn't/likely wouldn't ferment anymore.
I guess I was assuming it goes in the keg when racking from fermenter but I suppose if you open the keg up and add later or cold crash just before... But still, of all juices to reduce bitterness grapefruit seems weird. I would just see if the bitterness fades. I'm not completely sold no fermentation would happen. It's certainly not ideal conditions to pitch in but to me that means it will just be sluggish. I would definitely add juice after its in the keg a couple days, rather than right after racking when there is suspended yeast. Life wants to live...
Yeah Pete I can't imagine any circumstance with some fining and cold that the ale yeast would resume fermentation of the grapefruit. Agreed that grapefruit may not be the silver bullet though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Help me salvage a brew
« on: May 18, 2016, 01:56:27 PM »
Acidity can mask some bitterness so I guess I understand where the grapefruit juice idea is going. I would try it out in a glass before committing to a full batch. The bitterness you're getting might not hide behind the acidity in the fruit juice. It could make the beer less palatable.
I'm thinking it will ferment in the keg and dry out, so I don't think you will get the same profile as mixing it in a glass.

ale yeast and serving temps should be ok to add juice if it works..shouldn't/likely wouldn't ferment anymore.

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2-row with up to 8% carared.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:24:48 PM »
Awesome looking beer! I love how a good pils always leaves you wanting another.

exactly why i have 15-20 gals of it in process most the time!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:23:53 PM »
Yum.  I really need to get on my second pilsner.  I have a Cream Ale fermenting now and a Saison in the lineup first at SWMBO's request.  So much to brew....

well your first was really nice.....you're on the right track.

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DIPA on schedule for this weekend. using 007 and targeting 1.070ish with FG of 1.10ish. azacca 100%.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:18:12 PM »
Looks great!

love this beer. blended a little caramunich with carahell on this one also....the bomb.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:14:43 PM »
Just tapped my German Pils. Monday Funday!




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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 03:51:54 PM »
This is Jon's American strong ale. First- it's 8%abv. Second- no way in hell you'd ever think this beer was that strong...pun intended. It's a rarity to find high abv beer like this dry and easy to sip..,well gulp really. Not only is the malt prominent, the hops are fantastic and both meld well together. If I didn't know the abv I'd be smashed as I could crush these. Well done man- send me the complete details as I really want to give this one a shot.


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Do you do anything else besides schwilling good beer?  Man I am jealous of your intake.  ;D

Don't try this at home...IMA professional  8)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 03:50:32 PM »
Nice straightforward recipe makes me want to brew it.  Nothing worse than a recipe with 1000 ingredients, I pass on those more oft than not.  I'll put this on my ever growing list, maybe for this fall/winter.  Thanks for sharing.

not sure ive ever had 100% Chinook hopped beer....like it a lot.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 03:37:59 PM »
Thanks, man. It's definitely dangerous! I can attest after last Friday night.  :)  Glad you liked it.

It's a take on the CYBI Arrogant Bastard recipe that I've tweaked a little over time:

OG 1.071
FG 1.010
IBU 96.4 (I know, hard to believe. The high crystal balances.)
SRM 23.7

87.6% U.S. 2 Row
10%   Special B
2.4%  Flaked Barley

55.5 IBU Chinook - 60
27.5 IBU Chinook - 15
13.4 IBU Chinook - 10
1 oz Chinook - 0 min (5 gallons)
1 oz Chinook - dry

WY 1098 - Pitch 62, hold 64F.

Brown Balanced


Mash 150F/90 mins @ 5.45 pH

i figured wlp007/1098...freaking love that yeast. i have a 1.070 IPA scheduled this weekend with 007.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 03:19:45 PM »
This is Jon's American strong ale. First- it's 8%abv. Second- no way in hell you'd ever think this beer was that strong...pun intended. It's a rarity to find high abv beer like this dry and easy to sip..,well gulp really. Not only is the malt prominent, the hops are fantastic and both meld well together. If I didn't know the abv I'd be smashed as I could crush these. Well done man- send me the complete details as I really want to give this one a shot.




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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 02:45:19 PM »
1056 @ 60F - took awhile but I let it go dry like normal for me. Backsweetened and acidified (malic).

cool. so 1056 is like wlp001 right? might have to try that or even wlp090 and see what happens.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 02:39:45 PM »
Hoosierbrew (Jon) cider. Great apple taste - love the acidity and tart crisp finish Jon. Thanks for sharing this one- bet it's a crowd favorite.



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its really nice balance of sweet and dry. whats the yeast used? back sweeten or halt fermentation..guessing back sweeten. apple really shines.


Thanks Ken. Glad you liked it! It kind of hits the niche between what I like and my wife likes. I like drier, she likes sweeter. I think it has elements of both. It just took a silver at the GLINTCAP comp up in Michigan.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 02:33:42 PM »
Hoosierbrew (Jon) cider. Great apple taste - love the acidity and tart crisp finish Jon. Thanks for sharing this one- bet it's a crowd favorite.



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