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Offline BrewBama

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3780 on: August 01, 2022, 04:09:17 pm »
Classics never go out of style.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3781 on: August 06, 2022, 07:23:03 am »
Tomorrow is a big day in my brewery.  Brewing batch #400 which will be a Belgian Quad with sour cherries.  Looking forward to this!
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3782 on: August 06, 2022, 10:37:38 am »
Tomorrow is a big day in my brewery.  Brewing batch #400 which will be a Belgian Quad with sour cherries.  Looking forward to this!
Congratulations on the milestone!

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3783 on: August 06, 2022, 01:27:17 pm »
Thursday was my brew-day.  Not sure what style you'd call it, but it tastes good. 

Mashed at 151F for 100 minutes:

45% Vienna (BestMalz)
15% Munich (BestMalz)
30% Pale/Pilsnerish (Heidelberg; BestMalz)
5% Rye (Briess)
4% CaraMunich III (Weyermann)
1% Melanoidin (Weyermann)

Boiled 50 minutes; FWHops were Saphir+Crystal  (29 IBUS), same again at about 14 minutes (12 IBUS), and then more Crystal +lots of Mandarina Bavariana a few minutes after flameout (when cooled to approx 180F).

Split fermentation into 2 FVs; one half has 1272-AmericanAle 2 [Anchor?] yeast, the other half has 1728-Scottish Ale yeast. 

Currently fermenting at 68F.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3784 on: August 09, 2022, 11:18:37 am »
Brewing my American Brown Ale today


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3785 on: August 09, 2022, 04:30:05 pm »
Brewing my American Brown Ale today


I like Brown Ales is the yeast Windsor?

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What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3786 on: August 09, 2022, 05:08:35 pm »
I didn’t have Windsor on hand so I used Lallemand London Ale. Unfortunately, I made a rookie mistake and pitched at 80°F   I forgot to get ice and decided to cool it at much as I could then I’d allow the fermenter fridge to cool it the rest of the way. …but then I did what I routinely do out of habit and pitched while the fermenter was filling so… we’ll see how many off flavors I get as a result of my effort.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3787 on: August 09, 2022, 06:15:12 pm »
Hope it turns out ok. I haven't used London Ale for a long time can't remember what kind of a beer it produces.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3788 on: August 10, 2022, 04:45:33 am »
AG Batch #77, 4.5 gal (Volume in Fermenter)

5 lbs Wyermann Vienna
3 1/2 lbs Deer Creek Dutch Munich
40 Min = 2 oz Liberty Leaf

2 Rehydrated Packs Diamond @ 66f (first time)

60 min Mash, 60 min Boil
Double Drop/Double Ferment

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3789 on: August 10, 2022, 05:12:48 am »
AG Batch #77, 4.5 gal (Volume in Fermenter)

5 lbs Wyermann Vienna
3 1/2 lbs Deer Creek Dutch Munich
40 Min = 2 oz Liberty Leaf

2 Rehydrated Packs Diamond @ 66f (first time)

60 min Mash, 60 min Boil
Double Drop/Double Ferment
Do you find the double drop gives you a tangible benefit?


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3790 on: August 10, 2022, 04:51:05 pm »
FestBock(ish) Riff

18gal
90% Vienna
10% Aromatic
1.067 OG 1.017 FG
Saaz @90 18 IBU's
Spalt @60 10 IBU's
Diamond Lager Yeast @ 52* No Dia. Rest

Offline Fire Rooster

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3791 on: August 11, 2022, 05:04:17 am »

Do you find the double drop gives you a tangible benefit?

Yes, and I will use this process from now on, regardless of yeast used.

1. It's easier to pour wort in the narrow opening speidel fermenter,
    from a large pail, than a brew bucket.

2. Similar to no chill, wort has more time to settle gunk to the bottom.
    1 hour vs about 16 hours.

3.  Skimming foam off top has bits of grain and hops.

4.  Fumes off a lot in beginning, exposure to air seems to kick off fermentation quicker.

5.  Beer seems to have less flaws and smoother, not 100% positive. (not doing split batch)

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3792 on: August 11, 2022, 08:25:25 am »
AG Batch #77, 4.5 gal (Volume in Fermenter)

5 lbs Wyermann Vienna
3 1/2 lbs Deer Creek Dutch Munich
40 Min = 2 oz Liberty Leaf

2 Rehydrated Packs Diamond @ 66f (first time)

60 min Mash, 60 min Boil
Double Drop/Double Ferment

Could you please explain to the uninitiated what "double drop, double ferment" is.

Asking for a friend.  :)
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3794 on: August 11, 2022, 12:13:55 pm »
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