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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #195 on: October 30, 2014, 03:34:10 PM »
I'm brewing a Gingerbread Ale at our club's Learn to Homebrew event this weekend in Portsmouth, NH.
Do you mind posting the recipe? I'm also brewing for our club's Learn to Homebrew event (Scottish 80) at the LHBS in Toledo, OH.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #196 on: October 30, 2014, 03:40:33 PM »
Adding gooseberries to one sour, rose hips and hard maple wood to another. Dry hopping a brown ale and adding some honey to a bron ale. I think I would like to develop a rye wine ale as well. Thinking about going around 60% rye or maybe higher.
Very nice! Mikkeller's gooseberry lambic is killer. You need to let us know how it comes out.

Will do!
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #197 on: October 30, 2014, 03:46:02 PM »
I'm brewing a Gingerbread Ale at our club's Learn to Homebrew event this weekend in Portsmouth, NH.
Do you mind posting the recipe? I'm also brewing for our club's Learn to Homebrew event (Scottish 80) at the LHBS in Toledo, OH.

No problem...here it is:

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Gingerbread Ale - English
Brewer: Stephen A. Mayo
Asst Brewer:
Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spice Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 8.56 gal
Post Boil Volume: 7.28 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 6.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 19.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 24.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 81.7 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
10 lbs                Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM)            Grain         1        80.8 %       
1 lbs 8.0 oz          Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)    Grain         2        12.1 %       
8.0 oz                Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM)              Grain         3        4.0 %         
6.0 oz                Chocolate (Briess) (350.0 SRM)           Grain         4        3.0 %         
0.50 oz               Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           5        24.6 IBUs     
1.00 tsp              Cinnamon (Boil 2.0 mins)                 Spice         6        -             
0.50 tsp              Ginger (Boil 2.0 mins)                   Spice         7        -             
0.25 tsp              All Spice (Boil 2.0 mins)                Spice         8        -             
0.25 tsp              Clove (Boil 2.0 mins)                    Spice         9        -             
1.0 pkg               English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) [35.49  Yeast         10       -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 6.0 oz
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Name                 Description                             Step Temperatur Step Time           
Mash In              Add 21.66 qt of water at 163.1 F        154.0 F         60 min             

Sparge: Batch sparge with 1 steps (4.98gal) of 168.0 F water

Ferment around 67F and finish in the 1.016-1.018 range.

I did an American version last year that came out nice so I wanted to try English this year.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #198 on: October 30, 2014, 03:50:42 PM »
Nashville in November! I wish I was going, ResoSummit would be a blast.

Going to the Music City Brew Off!
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #199 on: October 30, 2014, 06:35:54 PM »
Nashville in November! I wish I was going, ResoSummit would be a blast.

Going to the Music City Brew Off!

That would be cool too.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 11/1/14
« Reply #200 on: November 01, 2014, 12:04:47 PM »
great day for brewing. mash 30 minutes into for my dunkelweizen, having the coffee and toast and watching the morning arrive. :)
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Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
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Ger Pils
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #201 on: November 02, 2014, 01:40:45 AM »
Bottled all night last night. Now I have two empty fermenters which drives me nuts. So tonight im brewing another Scottish Export and a Special Bitter. Had an oops though. After milling my grain bills I was putting the lid back on my base malt and realized I used german pils instead of golden promise. It will still be beer. Motivation to just keg and drink these and not worry about entering them.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #202 on: November 02, 2014, 02:12:22 AM »
Been there and done that.  I made an 'ESB' once with 2 row by mistake. Substituted the wrong specialty malts a couple times - that's where things can get really different.  ;D    May not be comp worthy but you'll make good beer.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #203 on: November 02, 2014, 03:13:23 AM »
Ya theres a lot of other stuff going on. Im skipping the gallon to quart boil down and will do a 90 , in DMS boil instead. It will be fun to see if I can notice the difference.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #204 on: November 02, 2014, 05:29:35 PM »

Bottled all night last night. Now I have two empty fermenters which drives me nuts. So tonight im brewing another Scottish Export and a Special Bitter. Had an oops though. After milling my grain bills I was putting the lid back on my base malt and realized I used german pils instead of golden promise. It will still be beer. Motivation to just keg and drink these and not worry about entering them.

Ha I hear ya. I have 5 carboys going and just one sitting begging me to fill it..,,next weekend !
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #205 on: November 03, 2014, 12:57:49 AM »
Well I got cold last night so I only brewed the Scottish. Doing the bitter right now.

Longer lag time than im used to on the Scottish.  At 17hrs right now and no krausen. But it was at 58º when I pitched using a fresh repitch at about 200B cells SWAG. Plenty of O2. Funny how that can freak you out. Its up to 63 now on its way to 65. I have no doubt it will be fine, right?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #206 on: November 03, 2014, 12:59:08 AM »
Well I got cold last night so I only brewed the Scottish. Doing the bitter right now.

Longer lag time than im used to on the Scottish.  At 17hrs right now and no krausen. But it was at 58º when I pitched using a fresh repitch at about 200B cells SWAG. Plenty of O2. Funny how that can freak you out. Its up to 63 now on its way to 65. I have no doubt it will be fine, right?




Yep, it'll be good.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #207 on: November 03, 2014, 01:23:19 AM »
I'll believe you.

Edit: The Scott is churning like mad and the Special Bitter is right behind it. It just needed a buddy I think.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2014, 10:56:40 AM by klickitat jim »

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #208 on: November 03, 2014, 01:31:04 PM »
Good brew day process-wise but it rained all day.  No problem...setup a little tent city on the parking lot and got it done. 
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #209 on: November 04, 2014, 05:03:37 PM »
Coming up Sunday is my first attempt at Denny's BVIP, cant wait to try it out!
Frank L.
Fermenting: Ringler Pilsner (thanx Ron)
Conditioning: BVIP (thanx Denny)
In keg: Traquair House Clone (Skotrat style)
In the works:  Czech Dark Lager, American Pale Ale