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What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4380 on: April 13, 2024, 10:38:07 am »
I am making a 1 gal micro-batch of traditional standard strength, still, sweet mead (hydromel) this afternoon using Orange Blossom honey and US-05.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4381 on: April 13, 2024, 10:46:24 am »
I am making a 1 gal micro-batch of traditional standard strength, still, sweet mead (hydromel) this afternoon using Orange Blossom honey and US-05.


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Hydromel and “standard strength” seem at odds with each other since a hydromel is a session strength mead, often 6-8% vs a standard 11-14%. What is your target abv?
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What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4382 on: April 13, 2024, 12:47:54 pm »
I stand corrected. I should not have said hydromel.

I am aiming for 10%.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4383 on: April 13, 2024, 04:38:49 pm »
Sounds nice. As a beekeeper I imagine the RIS quite a selection of local honey around your way. I will be feeding my bees for another month up here.
I highly recommend giving hydromel a try. I have been on a roll with them lately. It’s nice to have something fermenter to keg in a couple weeks and they can be very tast while naturally relatively low in calories and carbs.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4384 on: April 18, 2024, 08:03:39 am »
Batch #2 with Omega 113 is coming up this evening.  A pale, gold Mexican lager for warm weather refreshment.  Avangard Pils, Vienna, Flaked corn, Magnum and Hallertau hops and 113 Mexican.  I call it Cabana Lager and I've probably been brewing it for close to 20 years.  Cheers Beerheads. 
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4385 on: April 19, 2024, 12:44:11 am »
Hello everyone, love from Helsinki, I've got a Kaffee Vienna Larger fermenting under pressure.

This is my third day, and the yeasts have mostly fallen off of the solution.

When I tapped the apparently cabbed beer, it tasted a bit watery, which got me confused and worried. Any thoughts would be welcomed.

The recipe also calls for 0.5oz magnum, which I found too little. Do you think I should add more during fermentation? btw, I'm brewing a 23-litre batch

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4386 on: April 19, 2024, 12:43:53 pm »
Brewed my first beer of the year this morning. A relatively "normal" IPA compared to my last few (which focused primarily on some new extract products and missed the mark). This was 100% Golden Promise, with Cryo Mosaic, and Lupomax Talus and Mckenzie steeped and dry hopped.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4387 on: April 19, 2024, 04:18:39 pm »
Brewed my first beer of the year this morning. A relatively "normal" IPA compared to my last few (which focused primarily on some new extract products and missed the mark). This was 100% Golden Promise, with Cryo Mosaic, and Lupomax Talus and Mckenzie steeped and dry hopped.

what kind of new extract products? i havent had great luck with them as a direct substitute for an all-grain beer yet, but want to know if theres improvements out there.

Hello everyone, love from Helsinki, I've got a Kaffee Vienna Larger fermenting under pressure.

This is my third day, and the yeasts have mostly fallen off of the solution.

When I tapped the apparently cabbed beer, it tasted a bit watery, which got me confused and worried. Any thoughts would be welcomed.

The recipe also calls for 0.5oz magnum, which I found too little. Do you think I should add more during fermentation? btw, I'm brewing a 23-litre batch

hello there, not sure about the times on pressurized fermentations but 3 days into fermentation?

did you note an OG?

if you missed your OG by a lot it could be "watery". and yes 0.5oz magnum for a 23 litre is very little imho, you'd probably end up around 15IBU if in at 60mins.

also, maybe you mean it is not carbonated yet?

it will probably take more time for either forced carbonation to take hold or if bottle fermented for the co2 to dissolve in the beer.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4388 on: April 20, 2024, 07:19:18 am »
Brewing my American Brown Ale tomorrow.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4389 on: April 20, 2024, 12:47:53 pm »


Brewed my first beer of the year this morning. A relatively "normal" IPA compared to my last few (which focused primarily on some new extract products and missed the mark). This was 100% Golden Promise, with Cryo Mosaic, and Lupomax Talus and Mckenzie steeped and dry hopped.

what kind of new extract products? i havent had great luck with them as a direct substitute for an all-grain beer yet, but want to know if theres improvements out there.

Hop extracts (Spectrum and Incognito,  primarily), not malt extracts.

Malt extract can make good beer, but I find they work best in styles where the extract isn't the featured ingredient, such as IPA/APA and stout/porter.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4390 on: April 22, 2024, 03:41:41 pm »
More Mexican lagers coming up this weekend .. this time a dark lager.  Pilsner, Vienna, flaked corn, Carafa III, Magnum and Hallertau hops, Omega 113 Mexican.  Think Dos Equis Amber, Negra Modelo or Indio.  Dark and smooth, goes well with food, etc.   A shot from a batch brewed in 2021 ...

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4391 on: May 04, 2024, 02:56:17 pm »
Brewing a Kolsch tomorrow. 75/25 German Pils/Vienna, acid malt for pH adjustment. Hallertau Magnum for bittering, and Mittlfrueh for late hops. WLP029 German/Kolsch yeast. "Yellow Balanced" water profile from Bru'n water.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4392 on: May 05, 2024, 07:01:26 am »
Brewed the Dunkel from Big Brew Day recipe selection.  Subbed Diamond yeast for the Novalager and some Munich II for Munich I, since I only had a pound of Munich I. Adjusted batch size down to 5.5, too.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4393 on: May 05, 2024, 08:19:03 am »
My contibution to the AHA big Brew although a day late.  Making my Amarillo's Revenge West Voast IPA today

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What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #4394 on: May 05, 2024, 08:49:18 am »
Our club did a wort share for BBD with a local brewery. I made 4 gallons of DIPA and 5 gallons of American Lager using the same wort (96% Pale 4% Crystal 40. I added a gallon of water for the lager.


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