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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #600 on: December 09, 2015, 01:29:19 AM »
50% Vienna
40% Munich
8% carahell
2% melanoiden

30 min @ 145, 40 min @ 157

Yum.  Nice copper color.

Yeah that looks and sounds killer.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #601 on: December 17, 2015, 06:48:33 PM »
Just got my belgian blonde into the fermentation chamber.  Set around 62F for a bit, then up to 64 for a little before ramping from there.  Hit a bit higher OG than desired....1.069.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #602 on: December 17, 2015, 07:34:22 PM »
hopefully brewing up a red malty IPA in the Tocobaga vein:

1.072/70 ibus/14.5 SRM

2 row, Munich, Vienna, medium crystal, chocolate

Apollo, Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Willamette and predominantly Citra.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #603 on: December 17, 2015, 07:42:53 PM »
That sounds really nice.

My fermentation chamber and all of my other cold storage is full at the moment, but I'm going to experiment with another cider tomorrow night and ferment it at basement temperature (currently 66 degrees, which is about the coldest it ever gets) with a Belgian yeast.

I'm going use higher quality juice than my first attempt and bump the gravity up a bit with some brown sugar.  I also bought some medium toast French oak cubes to mess around with.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #604 on: December 17, 2015, 08:09:40 PM »
Next Monday, 12/21, I'll be brewing my latest batch of Bell's 2-Hearted Ale clone.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #605 on: December 17, 2015, 08:26:00 PM »
Vienna lager on Sunday, hochkurz step infusion mash.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #606 on: December 18, 2015, 03:36:28 AM »
hopefully brewing up a red malty IPA in the Tocobaga vein:

1.072/70 ibus/14.5 SRM

2 row, Munich, Vienna, medium crystal, chocolate

Apollo, Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Willamette and predominantly Citra.

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Sounds good! Hope it turns out well!

The Imperial Red Ale (IPA) I brewed last Sat was similar...

Maris Otter, Vienna, Crystal 80 and 120, Cara Ruby...
Northern Brewer, Amarillo, Columbus, dry hopping with Centennial...

OG 1.072, 74 IBU, 16.6 SRM
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #607 on: December 18, 2015, 02:30:22 PM »
I was going to brew, as I'd ordered another bucket from Midwest, but it arrived and it's got fairly obvious scratches in it. I'm a bit peeved about that. I sent them an email letting them know. I don't know what they'll do about it, but I guess I'm not brewing! It's fine, but I've got a few empty kegs I'd like to get filled to replenish my stock...
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What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #608 on: December 19, 2015, 09:24:53 PM »
Just brewed Best Bitter II.

94.4% Pale
5% Crystal 60
0.6% Chocolate

20 IBU Fuggles @ 60
10 IBU Brewers Gold @ 10
WLP002
Amber malty water
1047 OG

Side note: I widened my mill gap to 0.040" today. No more stuck sparges and still got 77% efficiency into the fermenter.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #609 on: December 19, 2015, 11:19:48 PM »
Just brewed Best Bitter II.

94.4% Pale
5% Crystal 60
0.6% Chocolate

20 IBU Fuggles @ 60
10 IBU Brewers Gold @ 10
WLP002
Amber malty water
1047 OG

Side note: I widened my mill gap to 0.040" today. No more stuck sparges and still got 77% efficiency into the fermenter.
Wow, that surprises me you got that efficiency. Sounds like a nice beer. Been meaning to brew a string of British styles, just haven't picked up the yeast yet.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #610 on: December 19, 2015, 11:21:44 PM »
got o"fest boiling right now..not sure what I was thinking. coldest day since last year26F with 17F windchill.  :o
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #611 on: December 19, 2015, 11:34:15 PM »
got o"fest boiling right now..not sure what I was thinking. coldest day since last year26F with 17F windchill.  :o


Yeah, pretty damn winter-y today. We haven't had much of that so far, luckily. Gonna try to brew next weekend.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #612 on: December 19, 2015, 11:37:27 PM »
Great brewday - except mysteriously got 6% more efficiency and ended up at 1.079 vs 73.  Could use a bit more chocolate to be more "red" but I think it's going to be a winner:

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #613 on: December 19, 2015, 11:39:32 PM »
Paul, you didn't use Avangard as a base, did you ?  I get an efficiency bump of a few points when I use their pils. Just wondering.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #614 on: December 20, 2015, 12:24:06 AM »

Just brewed Best Bitter II.

94.4% Pale
5% Crystal 60
0.6% Chocolate

20 IBU Fuggles @ 60
10 IBU Brewers Gold @ 10
WLP002
Amber malty water
1047 OG

Side note: I widened my mill gap to 0.040" today. No more stuck sparges and still got 77% efficiency into the fermenter.
Wow, that surprises me you got that efficiency. Sounds like a nice beer. Been meaning to brew a string of British styles, just haven't picked up the yeast yet.
It was a tight 40 mils w/feeler gauge. Crush looks good. My drill runs pretty fast so there is some shredding of the malt. Much less at 40 mils.

I was getting 80-81% at 35 mils.