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What are you tappin'?
« on: December 12, 2012, 06:51:06 AM »
What have you got in the pipelines that you're excited about that will soon be tapped?

I tapped an extra pale ale last night with 91% 2-row, 9% special B, cascade and chinook to about 54 IBUs, and the beer came out to 6.66%! Metal! It's f*cking tasty if I do say so myself. Really surprise myself once in a while. I used the new BRY-97 for this one and it turned out nicely. Still might rather use US-05, but either way, it's a good yeast.
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 07:25:14 AM »
Got a lot of good schtuff in the pipeline right now - I've got my first batch on my new system, a dunkel, that should be tapped soon, the FWH/Whirlpool only IPA i discussed here: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=13803.0 (though I tweaked it a bit before the final run), an American Stout, and I still have a keg of my medal winning fest in the on deck fridge!
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 07:35:11 AM »
I stocked up for the holidays!  Got:

-2 kegs of Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale Clone
-a keg of my famous holiday Stout
-2 kegs of "Pale Ale Goodness"
-2 kegs of Pilsner Urquell Clone
-a keg of Steam Beer

And I'm bottling my holiday Pumkin Ale tonight with a Chimay bottling a few days away!

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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 07:37:39 AM »
Smoked bock. It is finishing fermenting but it looks nice.
I did not want to make it too smoky and I used only 33% smoked German malt.
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 07:44:00 AM »
I'm tapping that ass!!
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 07:55:06 AM »
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 07:55:34 AM »
I just put online my version of Avery's Old Jubilation and my Saison de Noel.  Couldn't be more happier with the way these two turned out.  I've got a Hefeweizen (wife's request to beak up all the malty high ABV beers we have on tap) and a pale ale dry hopped w/ Simcoe and Cascade that will be kegged this weekend.
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 07:57:10 AM »
Just kegged Union Jack IPA from the IPA book, witing on it to carb, preliminary tastes were great. Also have my first attempt at Pliny The Elder in primary ready for first dry Hops this weekend.
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 08:02:23 AM »
several ciders and perries nearly ready. Lagering Helles, Schwarzbier, Vienna, with a couple more almost ready to move to the fridge.  Love doing lagers, but my typical "wait, wait, wait...DRINK IT ALL!" schedule makes it difficult to do them often. 

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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 08:45:28 AM »
My Complicated Blonde that I got to brew at a local brewpub just got kegged last night and is carbing comfortably. I wanted to do a batch on my home system to see how it translates. Seems a bit darker at this point. Split the batch between WL001 and WY1450 to compare. 

This weekend I'll start the first round of dry hopping for my Backyard IPA which is made from 100% of the hops grown in our backyard last summer.  It's basically the Pliny Clone grain/hop bill with my hops subbed in.  I used Willamette, Mt. Hood, CTZ and Cascade. Can't wait to try it!
I grew a wild hair on this batch and decided to pitch half of the wort with WY3787. 
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 08:53:45 AM »
I'm tapping that ass!!
American Sour Stout? ;)
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 08:56:26 AM »
Nothin really new here. Got a wit beer that turned out really nice even though it was second runnings from a barley wine, Capped the mash with some rolled oats, wheat malt, and a little extra pils (yes it was a pils based barley wine, I used what I had) tapped that the other night and was pleseantly suprised.
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 10:01:59 AM »
This holiday is a line up of my standards.  Wheat, Sour Mash, RIPA and a Belgium Ale on tap.  Porter and Stout in the fridge in wire top bottles.  Nothing exciting this year.

Looking forward to the Bourbon Vanilla Porter I kegged by accident (I forgot that I planned on bottling it).  I will probably move it into bottles during Christmas vacation.

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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 10:18:41 AM »
I also tapped a coffee stout a few days ago, too, that is mighty delicious. Might be slightly too strong on the coffee side though, but not overly. Feels really good to have good beer on tap. I go through periods where some of my beers just seem off or don't do it for me, and that gets kinda depressing.
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Re: What are you tappin'?
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 10:31:37 AM »
I also tapped a coffee stout a few days ago, too, that is mighty delicious. Might be slightly too strong on the coffee side though, but not overly. Feels really good to have good beer on tap. I go through periods where some of my beers just seem off or don't do it for me, and that gets kinda depressing.

I know what you mean.  I put an amber on tap 2 weeks before our Oktoberfest that I almost pulled off the line.  Glad I didn't though.  Something changed between day 2 on tap and day 15 on tap and it was the most "liked" beer of the night.  The O-fest never did blossom.  Wasn't bad but wasn't great either.  You just never know.

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