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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2012, 12:28:58 PM »
I'm heating the strike water for 10 gallons of porter.  I'll soak 2 vanilla beans in 1/2 cup of Makers Mark, when the beer is ready to keg the bourbon goes in one keg, the other keg will be plain porter.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2012, 02:02:59 PM »
Brewed Saison D'Hiver yesterday, and it is happily bubbling away. Just got my shipment from Fresh Hops in, so I'm going to brew a Mosaic Pale Ale tomorrow, and then hopefully get my Dry Stout in on Sunday.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2012, 10:22:22 AM »
After a hiatus from brewing for over a month, the sparge water is currently heating for my IPA with Nugget, Columbus, and Zythos hops.  Homebrew shop was out of Simcoe and Amarillo, so I changed on the fly but I think this is going to be better.
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What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2012, 11:40:42 AM »
Special Bitter.  Considering adding tart cherries to half the batch because it seems like an unusual thing to do.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2012, 01:08:56 PM »
Special Bitter.  Considering adding tart cherries to half the batch because it seems like an unusual thing to do.
You would be correct.  Tart cherries in a Special Bitter is unusual.  I can't remember ever having one.
I am also brewing a Special Bitter - Version 3 of Timothy Taylor Landlord Bitter.  I collected way too much wort from the mash tun and will be boiling for a bit longer than I anticipated.
I am implementing a trick from Gordon Strong's book by mashing all of the pale (Golden Promise) malt and setting the pH at the proper level, then capping the mash with specialty malts (crystal 120 and black malt) just before sparging.  Salts went into the kettle along with some dextrose.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2012, 01:33:42 PM »
A bohemian pilsner that is kinda on the light side - I named it "Little BoPils"

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2012, 01:53:03 PM »
Special Bitter.  Considering adding tart cherries to half the batch because it seems like an unusual thing to do.
You would be correct.  Tart cherries in a Special Bitter is unusual.  I can't remember ever having one.
I am also brewing a Special Bitter - Version 3 of Timothy Taylor Landlord Bitter.  I collected way too much wort from the mash tun and will be boiling for a bit longer than I anticipated.
I am implementing a trick from Gordon Strong's book by mashing all of the pale (Golden Promise) malt and setting the pH at the proper level, then capping the mash with specialty malts (crystal 120 and black malt) just before sparging.  Salts went into the kettle along with some dextrose.

That might be a good trick for that one.

I have a bitter that tastes more British than other I have made. Getting the sulfates up was a big part of that, the pH was set using bunwater, and the extra gypsum was put into the kettle.

Pondering my next TTL clone also.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2012, 03:46:14 PM »
Honey Porter bubbling away in the fermentor.  Last weekend I bottled a dry hopped IPA & a Lagunitas knockoff of 'Censored Ale'.  Looking good going into the holiday season with 6 cases of 22ozs.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2012, 08:50:24 PM »
Welcome aboard. Cheers.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 11/2 Edition
« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2012, 12:51:10 PM »
Loving the forecasted temps coming up...a lager without assistance of refrigeration may be tried for the fun of it this coming weekend.  Just need a spot in the garage and some foam board and duct tape....
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