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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2070 on: October 26, 2017, 11:58:56 PM »
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2071 on: October 27, 2017, 06:20:33 AM »
Big brew day tomorrow - imperial red ale first, then house IPA afterward.  should put a small dent in the hop and malt inventory.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2072 on: October 27, 2017, 06:59:58 AM »
Big brew day tomorrow - imperial red ale first, then house IPA afterward.  should put a small dent in the hop and malt inventory.
I'll be brewing tomorrow as well, today is cleaning kegs and organizing (off work this week).  Munich Dunkel and Märzen.   

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2073 on: October 31, 2017, 08:09:52 PM »
Ok, brewed the extract Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 3 days ago.  Was told I'd have very active fermentation - but hasn't happened yet.  Normally I see activity after 1-2 days.   Q: am I impatient?  Should I add another packet of yeast?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2074 on: October 31, 2017, 08:28:29 PM »
Ok, brewed the extract Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 3 days ago.  Was told I'd have very active fermentation - but hasn't happened yet.  Normally I see activity after 1-2 days.   Q: am I impatient?  Should I add another packet of yeast?

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What was the OG? How much yeast did you use? What strain and at what temp?

Take off the lid and take a look.

I did a strong brown lager that had no airlock activity throughout fermentation which is the first time that has happened to me. Not sure how there was a leak but it fermented normal. I peeked a few times and a hydrometer reading proved everything was fine.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2075 on: November 01, 2017, 08:52:58 AM »
I'll be brewing my Celebration rip off
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2076 on: November 01, 2017, 10:51:32 AM »
I'll be brewing my Celebration rip off

I'm sure its going to be better than this years - I can't recall a time I've ever been disappointed in SNCA - but this time its a let down.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2077 on: November 01, 2017, 11:32:13 AM »
I'll be brewing my Celebration rip off

I'm sure its going to be better than this years - I can't recall a time I've ever been disappointed in SNCA - but this time its a let down.

Agreed. It just seemed a bit "ho-hum" this year.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2078 on: November 01, 2017, 11:38:55 AM »
I'll be brewing my Celebration rip off

I'm sure its going to be better than this years - I can't recall a time I've ever been disappointed in SNCA - but this time its a let down.

I felt the same way last year and I bought it on the day it hit the shelves here (I was in the minority in this opinion last year)- for the first time ever. Hearing this posted again, I doubt I'll buy any.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2079 on: November 01, 2017, 12:24:43 PM »
I felt the same way last year and I bought it on the day it hit the shelves here (I was in the minority in this opinion last year)- for the first time ever. Hearing this posted again, I doubt I'll buy any.

hopefully the $7 a pop I spent on a couple bombers of Estate at lunch today don't have the same outcome.  doubt it though - SN historically has been one of the most consistent;  just makes me wonder if the hop crops themselves, in terms of quality for Cascade and Centennial, are subpar in recent years.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2080 on: November 01, 2017, 12:43:14 PM »
I felt the same way last year and I bought it on the day it hit the shelves here (I was in the minority in this opinion last year)- for the first time ever. Hearing this posted again, I doubt I'll buy any.

hopefully the $7 a pop I spent on a couple bombers of Estate at lunch today don't have the same outcome.  doubt it though - SN historically has been one of the most consistent;  just makes me wonder if the hop crops themselves, in terms of quality for Cascade and Centennial, are subpar in recent years.



I wonder the same. SN makes some great beers with other hop varieties. I know Centennial is pretty temperamental.  On that note, I posted part of Stan H's recent hop e-newsletter recently where he said that Centennial is being cross bred to improve its consistency and viability.  IIRC he called it Super Centennial. That could be a good thing.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2081 on: November 01, 2017, 01:05:53 PM »
I felt the same way last year and I bought it on the day it hit the shelves here (I was in the minority in this opinion last year)- for the first time ever. Hearing this posted again, I doubt I'll buy any.

hopefully the $7 a pop I spent on a couple bombers of Estate at lunch today don't have the same outcome.  doubt it though - SN historically has been one of the most consistent;  just makes me wonder if the hop crops themselves, in terms of quality for Cascade and Centennial, are subpar in recent years.
An old guy and a man with a hat talked to YCH, he said this year's crop is supposed to be really great. A great interview.

I'm excited the BA is finding more USDA hop research.

https://www.brewersassociation.org/industry-updates/investing-public-hop-breeding-program-future-hop-brewing-industries/

I'm possibly bring a Kölsch this weekend, any yeast or recipe recommendations?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2082 on: November 01, 2017, 02:39:31 PM »

I'm possibly bring a Kölsch this weekend, any yeast or recipe recommendations?

This makes a pretty solid beer:

WLP029 or WY2565 - hold around 58F.  2565 has a little more character, but is pretty slow (even hard) to clear. 029 clears out much quicker IME.

1.048 OG
1.010-1.009ish FG
IBU 20ish HM - 60 mins. Sometimes I add a small late addition, sometimes not. Good either way.

85% Barke Pils
15% Vienna
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2083 on: November 02, 2017, 08:00:56 AM »
I felt the same way last year and I bought it on the day it hit the shelves here (I was in the minority in this opinion last year)- for the first time ever. Hearing this posted again, I doubt I'll buy any.

hopefully the $7 a pop I spent on a couple bombers of Estate at lunch today don't have the same outcome.  doubt it though - SN historically has been one of the most consistent;  just makes me wonder if the hop crops themselves, in terms of quality for Cascade and Centennial, are subpar in recent years.



I wonder the same. SN makes some great beers with other hop varieties. I know Centennial is pretty temperamental.  On that note, I posted part of Stan H's recent hop e-newsletter recently where he said that Centennial is being cross bred to improve its consistency and viability.  IIRC he called it Super Centennial. That could be a good thing.

happy to say, the same malady did not befall the Estate ale - I really enjoyed that last night while I was grilling up some salmon.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2084 on: November 02, 2017, 08:09:53 AM »
Awesome. I haven't bought an Estate Ale in a while. Need to get some.
Jon H.