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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1530 on: November 05, 2016, 05:20:07 PM »
Yeah, I like the 380 for darker wheats.

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What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1531 on: November 06, 2016, 11:30:23 AM »
Brewing a Vienna - 50/40/10 pils/Vienna/Munich with HM late.

Just about to mash in

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1532 on: November 06, 2016, 12:12:41 PM »
Brewing a Vienna - 50/40/10 pils/Vienna/Munich with HM late.

Just about to mash in


Awesome looking brewery, Paul.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1533 on: November 06, 2016, 01:04:16 PM »
Yeah that's sweet Paul!


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1534 on: November 06, 2016, 03:32:32 PM »
1.056 right on zee money


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What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1535 on: November 06, 2016, 08:50:24 PM »
Festbier -  out of season, but it will still be hot here for a while.

First time using Brewtan-B today.

Missed gravity by 5 points. May have to call it a Dort.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1536 on: November 06, 2016, 10:01:40 PM »
Pale ale with lots of oats (20%) and Medusa hops.

No sparge. 

OG: 1.048

7.5lb Maris Otter
2lb Rolled Oats
0.5lb Wheat Malt
0.5lb C45 (English)

1oz Cascade @ 40
2oz Medusa @ 0
2oz Medusa @ dryhop

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1537 on: November 07, 2016, 06:32:12 PM »
Pale ale with lots of oats (20%) and Medusa hops.

No sparge. 

OG: 1.048

7.5lb Maris Otter
2lb Rolled Oats
0.5lb Wheat Malt
0.5lb C45 (English)

1oz Cascade @ 40
2oz Medusa @ 0
2oz Medusa @ dryhop

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Nate, was this one your first LoDo brew?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1538 on: November 07, 2016, 07:42:32 PM »
Yup.  The OG actually ended up being 1.043, not 1.048.  I just kinda took a swag at what I would get from the no-sparge method for this.  I'm going to let it ferment out and see how it comes out.  Depending on what it comes out like, I might turn up the gravity to 1.050 for the next iteration of it.

Also, the wort was quite cloudy.  I'll see if that clears up or if the high oat content causes a lasting haze in it.  I've done that much oat before, and didn't have a long term issue with it.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1539 on: November 09, 2016, 12:08:58 AM »
Yup.  The OG actually ended up being 1.043, not 1.048.  I just kinda took a swag at what I would get from the no-sparge method for this.  I'm going to let it ferment out and see how it comes out.  Depending on what it comes out like, I might turn up the gravity to 1.050 for the next iteration of it.

Also, the wort was quite cloudy.  I'll see if that clears up or if the high oat content causes a lasting haze in it.  I've done that much oat before, and didn't have a long term issue with it.

Nate,

Did you perform any sort of recirc at all before draining into your kettle? Or did you skip the vorlauf to minimize oxidation?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1540 on: November 09, 2016, 01:05:50 AM »
I ran about 1L into a pitcher just to make sure things were coming out kind of clear.  I didn't put that back into the mashtun though, I boiled it and used it to wake up the yeast pitch.  I don't think that the cloudy nature of the wort was due to the recirculation (or lack there of) since some wort I ran off after it was done was still cloudy (you know, you let it sit there for an hour and you can pull another couple cups off to make a hot scotchy with).

I checked through the grain after to see if there were any dry spots or anything in it since it didn't get mixed up, just the slowly rising water coming in from the bottom.  It all seemed very homogenous, which I really didn't expect at all.  The gravity I got out also was pretty much what I would expect for a no-sparge, so that points to it self mixing/wetting in an acceptable manner. 
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1541 on: November 12, 2016, 03:07:15 AM »
Just kegged up my Medusa Oat Pale Ale.  I didn't get quite the attenuation that I thought I would, finishing 2 points higher than I anticipated ( 1.012 vs 1.010 ) .  This was a no-sparge batch and I overshot my initial temperature, as well as my first whack at some LODO techniques.  I would guess the higher initial mash temp is the culprit but it might have something to do with the rest of it as well (anyone else have that experience?)

Tons of tropical fruit flavor.  Maybe not bitter enough, I'll see when it has some carbonation on it.  3.9% ABV and plenty of body, seems like it will be a winner. 
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What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1542 on: November 12, 2016, 06:09:47 PM »
American Wheat today. Eukanot steep and dry hop. I only had 2 ounces, so planning 1oz steep and 1oz dry hop in 3G batch.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1543 on: November 12, 2016, 06:11:06 PM »
American Wheat today. Eukanot steep and dry hop. I only had 2 ounces, so planning 1oz steep and 1oz dry hop in 3G batch.


Sounds great! It'll be tasty.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1544 on: November 12, 2016, 06:11:48 PM »
American Wheat today. Eukanot steep and dry hop. I only had 2 ounces, so planning 1oz steep and 1oz dry hop in 3G batch.


Sounds great! It'll be tasty.
Thanks. I am looking forward to it.