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Other Fermentables / Re: Brett Melomel
« on: Today at 05:52:41 PM »
Its only a guess until I try but I'm thinking that barnyard, cherry pie, and such flavors would be absent or subdued do to lack of precursors but maybe other unique flavors will develop.
Jonathan, have you had wine with brett? What was it like?

horse blanket, barnyard, leather, tobacco. those descriptors were being used in the wine world long before the current funky beer thing. I think you'll get those flavors. the yeast are going to make esters and aldehydes in whatever substrate you give them.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crash Question
« on: Today at 07:06:59 AM »
keep it cold. it will only make it clearer

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Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsch Guidance
« on: Today at 06:48:42 AM »
I can't get vienna organically on a regular basis so I go with a smaller dose of Munich and the rest pils. Hallertauer Mitt at FW and maybe a small shot at flameout.

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Ingredients / Re: Best Malt Brands
« on: Today at 06:43:03 AM »
I'm stubbornly organic so I use weyermann for continental styles, either Great Western or Gambrinus for American styles, and I just suck it up on british styles because there is usually one or no options of MO.

Lately I've been focusing on locally grown/malted barley whenever possible. Jury is still out on Petersons Quality Malt out of Monkton VT but it's pretty good. perhaps a bit neutral.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Brett Melomel
« on: Today at 06:28:04 AM »
The Bretta doesn't need sugars but it does need other fermentation byproducts that may or may not be present in the mead. totally worth a try in my opinion. Bretta makes a pretty noticable impression in wine and melomel isn't going to be that different in chemical profile to a grape wine I would imagine.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: cloudy wort after boil from hops
« on: June 26, 2015, 05:56:42 AM »
It's probably not the hops. It's probably hot break and, if you've chilled already, cold break. it will settle out. you can whirlpool if you like as others have mentioned, of filter with a hop bag of nylon or you can just wait it out and it will drop to the bottom.

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A hot hop stand will lend considerable IBUs

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apologies to Olan for hijacking his thread.

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you might want to consider going with a 90 minute boil and adding the additions timed to the sequence as well.

Not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting to continue the Fibonacci series up to 90 minutes?

to include the series on quantity AND time so additions at 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, and Dry (although that wouldn't be 144

I looked into that. It wouldn't get me to a sufficiently high IBU. I would have to add a separate bittering hop, but wouldn't that be cheating?

Boil Size: 27.07 l
Post Boil Volume: 22.81 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 20.00 l   
Bottling Volume: 19.17 l
Estimated OG: 1.064 SG
Estimated Color: 17.7 EBC
Estimated IBU: 16.7 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 71.3 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5.00 kg               Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (5.9 EBC)          Grain         1        76.9 %       
1.00 kg               Munich Malt - 20L (39.4 EBC)             Grain         2        15.4 %       
0.50 kg               Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC)             Grain         3        7.7 %         

0.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 89.0 min     Hop           4        0.0 IBUs     
1.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 55.0 min     Hop           5        1.1 IBUs     
1.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 34.0 min     Hop           6        0.9 IBUs     
2.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 21.0 min     Hop           7        1.4 IBUs     
3.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 13.0 min     Hop           8        1.5 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 8.0 min      Hop           9        1.7 IBUs     
8.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min      Hop           10       1.8 IBUs     
13.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 3.0 min      Hop           11       1.8 IBUs     
21.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min      Hop           12       2.0 IBUs     
55.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min      Hop           13       2.7 IBUs     
34.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min      Hop           14       1.7 IBUs     
89.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool   Hop           15       0.0 IBUs     
144.00 g              Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days  Hop           17       0.0 IBUs     

1.0 pkg               American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast         16       -           
You could do the 144 minute addition as a hop stand. Flameout at 89 minutes with 89g, then hold it hot until 144 minutes, when you make your last hop addition of 144g.
And dry hop with 233 grams? Not unreasonable.

after 233 hours so roughtly at day 10.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Souring old home brew
« on: June 25, 2015, 05:09:03 AM »

What's wrong with the beer as it is now?

Nothing much. They just aren't my favorite batch and I'm looking to experiment on them. Haha


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On further reflection I think you should go for it. worst case scenerio they get oxidized. no big loss.

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you might want to consider going with a 90 minute boil and adding the additions timed to the sequence as well.

Not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting to continue the Fibonacci series up to 90 minutes?

to include the series on quantity AND time so additions at 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, and Dry (although that wouldn't be 144

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew day 6/24/15
« on: June 24, 2015, 05:46:12 PM »

I've got a bunch of Nelson hops in the freezer and am thinking of a pale ale soon. Not today but soon.
You found organic Nelson's? I thought you were organic only.  I am not a fan of Nelson's...blech. It must be like some people with Simcoe...just doesn't taste right. I, personally, love simcoe.
Seven bridges has organic Nelson. Not cheap, but it's available.
Yup. They were on sale for about 2 bucks an ounce

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: BJCP Certification Thoughts
« on: June 24, 2015, 12:59:05 PM »
Just made certified, just barely have a masters level tasting score and will be retesting next month. I think the training course was probably the part with value so if you can find a group near you I would totally recomend that. The exam is a nice goal though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew day 6/24/15
« on: June 24, 2015, 11:14:15 AM »
I've got a bunch of Nelson hops in the freezer and am thinking of a pale ale soon. Not today but soon.

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