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Offline Pinski

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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2014, 03:39:37 PM »
First Hot Scotchy from yesterday's brewday.  1.062 first runnings of Munich Helles wort with 1.5 oz Balvenie Doublewood.  Simply delicious, prominent honey aroma, bready flavors hints of vanilla and peat. What a great addition to brewday.
BeerSmith should add a checkbox function to adjust mash volumes for Hot Scotchy loss.
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2014, 04:21:24 PM »
I have three favorite stages:
mashing in
beginning of the boil
running off into carboys

I never have a beer until the beginning of the boil. I'd heard of Hot Scotchies, but, not being a hard liquor drinker, never have anything around to make one.  But all this talk has peaked my interest!

Whipped cream or no? Sounds like it might add something on a cold day. 
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2014, 04:31:06 PM »

BeerSmith should add a checkbox function to adjust mash volumes for Hot Scotchy loss.


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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2014, 05:10:34 PM »
I have three favorite stages:
mashing in
beginning of the boil
running off into carboys

I never have a beer until the beginning of the boil. I'd heard of Hot Scotchies, but, not being a hard liquor drinker, never have anything around to make one.  But all this talk has peaked my interest!

Whipped cream or no? Sounds like it might add something on a cold day.

I've seen several recipes that call for a dollop lightly whipped cream. I didn't have any on hand but I bet it would be delicious. Definitely something to try!
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2014, 06:32:37 PM »
I love brewing outside, especially when it's cold. Standing at the brew pot in a heavy sweatshirt with a cup of coffee is very zen for me.

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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2014, 09:14:52 PM »
Best thing about today was when I took this hydrometer reading on 12g of Deck Head Dry Stout after 8 days. This beer tastes great straight out of the bucket. I'm very excited.

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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2014, 09:41:43 PM »
Almost ready to drink! ;)
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2014, 09:51:03 AM »
Gravity looks a little high for a dry stout, no?

I love mashing in. That's my favorite part, the aromas...especially on dark beers.
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2014, 05:51:17 PM »
Recipe says it should finish at 1.020. My hydrometer reads a little high, it was actually ~1.019. I figured the flaked barley had something to do with the high final gravity. Whadaya think? It tastes fantastic. I could drink a pint straight out of the bucket.


Deck-Head Stout | Dry Stout

INGREDIENTS
For 5 gallons (18.9L)
8 lbs. (3.62 kg) British two-row pale malt
1 1/2 lbs. (0.68 kg) flaked barley
1 lb. (0.45 kg) roasted barley
3/4 lb. (0.34 kg) CaraPils malt
1/2 lb. (0.23 kg) 40° L crystal malt
1 1/2 oz. (42.5 g) Kent Goldings hop plugs, 5% a.a. (70 min)
1 oz. (28.3 g) Northern Brewer hops, 6.4% a.a. (70 min)
Wyeast No. 1084 Irish ale yeast
2/3 cup corn sugar (to prime)
SPECIFICATIONS
Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.020
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2014, 07:36:02 AM »
Little high OG and FG for a "Dry" stout but the important part is that it tastes good.
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