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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #150 on: August 17, 2014, 07:28:52 AM »
I brewed a Hefe Grande: 16 pounds of  Munich and 12 pounds of red wheat.  Did a double decoction and 2 hour mash because a thunderstorm kept me from getting to my water well to hook up the chiller. OG was 1.082
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #151 on: August 17, 2014, 09:14:06 AM »
session stout with rye. OOLHBS was out of rye malt so it got flaked rye instead. also kegged 10 gallons of ofest
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #152 on: August 17, 2014, 10:02:52 AM »
Looking at my first cider this afternoon. 5 gallons pasteurized cider from a local orchard with S04. Any tips besides just mixing them together and walking away?


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #153 on: August 18, 2014, 06:48:51 PM »
Not this weekend but on my next brew day I'm going all experimental.  NW Sour, specifically a Klickitat Sour. 50/50 german pils and munich 10L, 1lb oats. 1.050ish. 2 oz of Willamette at 5 minutes, no bitter charge. Lacto for 7 days at 80º then NW Ale 1332 at 68º till done (wherever that is). If the hydrometer is lacking that certain Jenny Sayqua I'll secondary on 10lbs peaches.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #154 on: August 22, 2014, 08:11:41 PM »
Not this weekend but on my next brew day I'm going all experimental.  NW Sour, specifically a Klickitat Sour. 50/50 german pils and munich 10L, 1lb oats. 1.050ish. 2 oz of Willamette at 5 minutes, no bitter charge. Lacto for 7 days at 80º then NW Ale 1332 at 68º till done (wherever that is). If the hydrometer is lacking that certain Jenny Sayqua I'll secondary on 10lbs peaches.

I like your enthusiasm, Jim - you are all in!  Sounds like the sour bug has bit ya!  Got me about a year and a half ago based on this forum...then I met Michael Tonsmeire at NHC in June and it solidified my passion for this unique hobby and sub hobby!  Go for it! (was that too many exclamation points for a sour beer approval?)

Good on ya, regardless
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #155 on: August 23, 2014, 08:40:57 AM »
Yes, for now I dig sours. We'll see how long it lasts ;-)

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #156 on: August 24, 2014, 08:57:09 PM »
I brewed an all-citra IPA today, and it went well -- 52 IBU's calculated + a 40-min hop stand at wort temp as is covered after flameout (10 gal batch).  Should get me into a decent IPA bittering range for a 1.062 beer... maybe a little bit on the low end of the range for hoppiness.  Was shooting for 1.065, but got a little extra volume into fermenters so still hit my 77% efficiency target.  Wort tasted great!  11.5 oz pellet hops spread across FWH (2 oz), 15 (2 oz), 10 (2.5 oz), 5 (2.5 oz), and 1 (2.5 oz).  I ordered more citra for 3 oz dry hops per corny.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #157 on: September 12, 2014, 05:43:06 PM »
Believe it or not, gonna brew an AIPA for the first time in a few months, with inspiration (grist wise) from La Cumbre's Project Dank recipe from a couple Zymurgy issues ago  :

85% Pils Malt
10% Vienna
5% Carastan 30L

1.065-ish
100IBU-ish
WY1056
Pitched @ 60F, Fermented @ ~ 62F

Basically an IPL in terms of grist, but done quicker (1056) and pretty clean done cool. The clean character and lager-y grist push the hops even more out forward IMO.  I'm thinking (hops wise)  -   Columbus ~ 50IBU bittering , a blend of Ahtanum/Centennial/Galaxy/Columbus for hop stand and dry hops thereafter (plenty of both). I think it'll be good.



EDIT  -  Also, getting some locally pressed early cider (read:tart) from a local orchard next weekend - ie., pressed specifically for hard cider. Last year's pressing was tart enough not to need any extra acid at all.  Can't wait !

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #158 on: September 12, 2014, 08:33:30 PM »
Jon,

I brewed out of Zymurgy last weekend, but the current issue.  I had a full bag of T. Fawcett Golden Promise so from among the many mouth-watering gold-winning recipes, selected Dennis Collins' English Pale Ale.  But it was on a whim so substituted Mangrove Jack Burton Union yeast available at my LHBS, instead of the recipe's WY 1028 (London Ale Yeast), and I "burtonized" my water profile per the Pale Ale profile in Bru'n Water.  Still, it's looking like it will be a very nice beer!

I really like your hops selection for you AIPA - sounds really good.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #159 on: September 12, 2014, 08:43:36 PM »
Jon,

I brewed out of Zymurgy last weekend, but the current issue.  I had a full bag of T. Fawcett Golden Promise so from among the many mouth-watering gold-winning recipes, selected Dennis Collins' English Pale Ale.  But it was on a whim so substituted Mangrove Jack Burton Union yeast available at my LHBS, instead of the recipe's WY 1028 (London Ale Yeast), and I "burtonized" my water profile per the Pale Ale profile in Bru'n Water.  Still, it's looking like it will be a very nice beer!

I really like your hops selection for you AIPA - sounds really good.

Thanks!  I think you picked a nice one. Golden Promise is such an underrated malt. Report back how it comes out!
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #160 on: September 13, 2014, 06:23:45 PM »
My first brew went into the bucket on Friday. I made a summer ale from a kit.  Next up will probably be cider.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #161 on: September 13, 2014, 08:29:24 PM »

My first brew went into the bucket on Friday. I made a summer ale from a kit.  Next up will probably be cider.

Congrats and good luck.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #162 on: September 14, 2014, 02:18:54 PM »
Brewed 10 gallons of Jamil's West Coast Blaster. 
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #163 on: September 14, 2014, 03:16:15 PM »

My first brew went into the bucket on Friday. I made a summer ale from a kit.  Next up will probably be cider.

Congrats and good luck.

+2. Good luck ! Let us know how it comes out, and there are plenty of great brewers here to help if need be.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #164 on: September 20, 2014, 04:12:10 PM »
Been a productive couple of weekends here. Brewed an IPA last weekend, hitting all my numbers. Today I picked up 5 gallons of orchard fresh cider, a tart early blend that made an excellent one last year. Added the crushed Campden and will pitch WY4766 tomorrow. Aside from that I've been changing the o-rings on all my empty kegs today. Funny how I like doing this work a little better than the stuff on the 'honeydo' list.       ;)
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