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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4230 on: October 15, 2023, 09:15:33 am »
Kegged a festbier and a Czech dark lager yesterday. Will hopefully keg an American IPA today.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4231 on: October 15, 2023, 11:54:47 am »
I am as close to being out of beer as ever right now. I brewed a Belgian Pale Ale last week and today an English Bitter.
I also put together a passion fruit mead and put an Orval wanna be into bottles with brett a couple weeks ago, so soon I will be back to beer wealth.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4232 on: October 15, 2023, 02:58:55 pm »
I am as close to being out of beer as ever right now. I brewed a Belgian Pale Ale last week and today an English Bitter.
I also put together a passion fruit mead and put an Orval wanna be into bottles with brett a couple weeks ago, so soon I will be back to beer wealth.

the past two years ive had this thing where i do one very big beer out of every 3 or 4 batches. im improving it procedurally nowadays since they take longer to get good and you sort of dont get the payback as quickly as a 5% strength beer, but it is better "value" for active time put in in a way.

im also at the stage of learning not to make them "BIG" just for the sake of being big, and that at least in my experience - the higher the alcohol the slower the effect of oak on the beer over time(?). at least thats what i perceived, the big (over 10% ABV) beers being less oaky than i had expected


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4233 on: October 15, 2023, 04:30:29 pm »
I'm gearing up to brew 11 gal of Denny Kong this week. Hops alone cost over $100, so hope I don't dickchimp it.
That's a lot for hops but it should be a great beer! I'm planning on brewing a Denny Kong soon with a smaller batch and I'll probably won't do the dip hoping from the recipe.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4234 on: October 16, 2023, 08:42:33 am »
I'm gearing up to brew 11 gal of Denny Kong this week. Hops alone cost over $100, so hope I don't dickchimp it.
That's a lot for hops but it should be a great beer! I'm planning on brewing a Denny Kong soon with a smaller batch and I'll probably won't do the dip hoping from the recipe.

I doubt I'll do the dip hopping. Probably use WP instead.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4235 on: October 16, 2023, 09:08:08 am »
I'm gearing up to brew 11 gal of Denny Kong this week. Hops alone cost over $100, so hope I don't dickchimp it.
That's a lot for hops but it should be a great beer! I'm planning on brewing a Denny Kong soon with a smaller batch and I'll probably won't do the dip hoping from the recipe.

I doubt I'll do the dip hopping. Probably use WP instead.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4236 on: October 18, 2023, 09:51:07 am »
I'm gearing up to brew 11 gal of Denny Kong this week. Hops alone cost over $100, so hope I don't dickchimp it.
That's a lot for hops but it should be a great beer! I'm planning on brewing a Denny Kong soon with a smaller batch and I'll probably won't do the dip hoping from the recipe.
Remind me about dip hopping- it that putting hops into the wort for some period of time and then removing them?  Done during the boil or a hop stand or during fermentation?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4237 on: October 18, 2023, 10:00:29 am »
I'm gearing up to brew 11 gal of Denny Kong this week. Hops alone cost over $100, so hope I don't dickchimp it.
That's a lot for hops but it should be a great beer! I'm planning on brewing a Denny Kong soon with a smaller batch and I'll probably won't do the dip hoping from the recipe.
Remind me about dip hopping- it that putting hops into the wort for some period of time and then removing them?  Done during the boil or a hop stand or during fermentation?

You can use either wort or water. About 170F. Add hops to make a slurry, steep for a while, add to fermenter.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4238 on: October 18, 2023, 10:44:28 am »
I'm gearing up to brew 11 gal of Denny Kong this week. Hops alone cost over $100, so hope I don't dickchimp it.
That's a lot for hops but it should be a great beer! I'm planning on brewing a Denny Kong soon with a smaller batch and I'll probably won't do the dip hoping from the recipe.
Remind me about dip hopping- it that putting hops into the wort for some period of time and then removing them?  Done during the boil or a hop stand or during fermentation?

  And at the homebrew level - don't remove them (as I understand it, though commercial brewers may differ in their practices, since the dip hopping is done with hot wort that then goes to the fermenter and may be filtered).
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4239 on: October 18, 2023, 03:43:23 pm »
https://byo.com/article/dip-hopping/

japan has really made some interesting advances in food science people have forgotten about. lol including HFCS for better or worse its a fascinating thing

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4240 on: October 20, 2023, 05:16:31 pm »
I'm gearing up to brew 11 gal of Denny Kong this week. Hops alone cost over $100, so hope I don't dickchimp it.
That's a lot for hops but it should be a great beer! I'm planning on brewing a Denny Kong soon with a smaller batch and I'll probably won't do the dip hoping from the recipe.
Remind me about dip hopping- it that putting hops into the wort for some period of time and then removing them?  Done during the boil or a hop stand or during fermentation?

You can use either wort or water. About 170F. Add hops to make a slurry, steep for a while, add to fermenter.
Thanks Denny.  I'm guessing that this is done on brew day before fermentation starts?  I'm also guessing that a hop stand in the same temp range might yield the same results at the homebrew scale?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4241 on: October 21, 2023, 05:58:02 am »
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4242 on: October 21, 2023, 08:25:05 am »
Gonna be brewing my Kolsch on Monday.  Haven't made this beer in a long time.  I modified the recipe and am interested in how it will turn out.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4243 on: October 21, 2023, 08:48:35 am »
tomorrow making a porter

67% 2row
10% DME
9% cane sugar
6% simpsons chocolate malt
5% simp brown malt
3% crystal 120

1.071OG
escarpment irish ale yeast
40 IBU

putting it on used barrel pieces for a while then preparing it for about christmas time

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4244 on: October 21, 2023, 09:02:07 am »
tomorrow making a porter

67% 2row
10% DME
9% cane sugar
6% simpsons chocolate malt
5% simp brown malt
3% crystal 120

1.071OG
escarpment irish ale yeast
40 IBU

putting it on used barrel pieces for a while then preparing it for about christmas time

Are these the barrel pieces that you were going to toast? IIRC you had posted a few weeks(?) back about toasting barrel pieces. If so def let us know how they worked for you.