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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #495 on: September 11, 2015, 06:04:03 PM »
Yes I did Ken, as soon as I saw your initial reply, I realized my error. I hope the 830 turns out a great Fest beer, been loving it in my Pilsner and it was suggested here by I think dmtaylor for Fest styles as well as most German lagers

It does - ive used it many times.  I like 833 in fest/vienna a lot as well, but I'm finding that 830 is the most versatile which is key for my brewhouse - I like to repitch a lot.  833 in Pils which I also make frequently wasn't quite right, and I was on the fence when I used it for dortmunder (meaning 830 or 833 was equally as good). 

Plus if its good enough for that fantastic Oktoberfest that Sierra Nevada makes, its good enough for me  ;D
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #496 on: September 11, 2015, 06:07:51 PM »
Paul, I agree. My last 2 Pilsners were split batches between 830 and 833. I loved the 830, SWMBO loved the 833. So for pilsner, I guess I need to keep making split batches. The 830 seemed like the hops were more present and the 833 brought out some fruitier notes and flavors. Batches were fermented side by side in the same chest freezer, from the same mash and boil, just split after the boil so the yeast was really the only different factor. Really helped me figure out which one I preferred
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Fermenting: Ringler Pilsner (thanx Ron)
Conditioning: BVIP (thanx Denny)
In keg: Traquair House Clone (Skotrat style)
In the works:  Czech Dark Lager, American Pale Ale

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #497 on: September 11, 2015, 06:10:40 PM »
Yes I did Ken, as soon as I saw your initial reply, I realized my error. I hope the 830 turns out a great Fest beer, been loving it in my Pilsner and it was suggested here by I think dmtaylor for Fest styles as well as most German lagers

yeas it's great either way with some noticeable differences.....all good though.

i too am a house 830 guy...love how it performs across a wide temp, great clean beer, flocs well, and moves along fairly fast.
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
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Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #498 on: September 11, 2015, 10:56:57 PM »
Beer gunning 8 different beers for a competition coming up in a couple weeks.  3 sour beers and 5 other ales. 
Looking forward to some feedback as 4 out of the 5 ales are brand new recipes I am trying out. 

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #499 on: September 12, 2015, 02:41:43 PM »
Munich Dunkel with WLP833 up this weekend :
 82.5% Dark Munich, 16.5% Light Munich, 1% carafa II added end of mash. 22 IBU 5.6%ABV

great brew day so far. nailed every target, and its a wonderful 60F out and no rain-just overcast. hoping to get this one done for the beer swap in october...might be close.
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #500 on: September 12, 2015, 06:39:37 PM »
Somebody ought to think of renaming this thread.  Regardless, on the weekend of Seeptember 12, 2015 I brewed a Columbus/Warrior IPA recipe that boulderbrewer gave me almost 2 years ago.  It wasn't that it didn't sound good, but I just never got around to it.  Now I have, in 3 weeks it'll go in the kegs.  It smelled great, tasted good so hopefully it will taste good.  Thanks boulderbrewer.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #501 on: September 12, 2015, 06:43:16 PM »
First batch of marzen is chilling in chest freezer, volume dead on will check grav when both batches are done. Second batch us mashing for another 10 minutes. Overcast here, low 60s scattered showers for us though. I'm jealous Ken
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Fermenting: Ringler Pilsner (thanx Ron)
Conditioning: BVIP (thanx Denny)
In keg: Traquair House Clone (Skotrat style)
In the works:  Czech Dark Lager, American Pale Ale

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #502 on: September 12, 2015, 11:07:03 PM »
Mashing in a Kentucky Common tomorrow morning.  Never had one, but I've got a sister in Louisville asking about it, and I'm curious.  No lacto.  This is pretty much Gordon Strong's recipe, though I'm using the Kölsch yeast instead of 1056.

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Kentucky Common

OG 1.048
SRM 17
IBU 22

60% 6-row
35% Flaked Corn
3% Paul's Black Patent
2% Fawcett Dark Crystal I

22 IBU Vanguard @FWH
Bit of Crystal @0 min

Wyeast 2565
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Plan is to have it in the conical cold by kickoff, then pitch the drauflassen/indigenous/native/self starter during SNF.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #503 on: September 17, 2015, 04:21:34 PM »
I was planning on a North German Pilsner tomorrow night.  However, my order from NB did not arrive, and I don't have the time to make a run to the LHBS.

Instead, I'm going to try a batch of cider for the first time, though I'm not sure I even like cider. 
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #504 on: September 17, 2015, 04:38:23 PM »
I was planning on a North German Pilsner tomorrow night.  However, my order from NB did not arrive, and I don't have the time to make a run to the LHBS.

Instead, I'm going to try a batch of cider for the first time, though I'm not sure I even like cider.

That's funny. I did a graff last year and by the end of the keg I was like; do I even like this?
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #505 on: September 17, 2015, 04:56:13 PM »
I was planning on a North German Pilsner tomorrow night.  However, my order from NB did not arrive, and I don't have the time to make a run to the LHBS.

Instead, I'm going to try a batch of cider for the first time, though I'm not sure I even like cider.

i hate when grain/supplies doesn't arrive as planned.

anyway, I was same way about cider-turned out its because everything i ever had was too sweet for my liking. making my own with FG around 1.006 is where I tend to like it most, and have really enjoyed it. looking to do more and fine tune.
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #506 on: September 17, 2015, 05:01:51 PM »
I made about 20 gallons of cider a few years ago, back before even before the start of this thread.  I started with 5 gallons or so, but it was so damn simple I went wild.

Turns out, I don't like cider at all.  Not sweet.  Not dry.  Not tart.  Not at all.

It works well for brining, though.  And as liquid in the steam tray of the smoker.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #507 on: September 17, 2015, 05:50:18 PM »
[quote author=narcout link=topic=18036.msg310390#msg310390 date=1442506894

Instead, I'm going to try a batch of cider for the first time, though I'm not sure I even like cider.
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Ha!  I was contemplating whipping up a batch of cider (my first one ever) this fall as well.  But I am in the same boat.  I'm not sure I really even like it enough to make any....

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #508 on: September 17, 2015, 05:51:33 PM »
Kegging an big daddy Old Ale.  Haven't taken a FG yet, but hope it dried out reasonably enough (at least a 1.028 or lower...).

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #509 on: September 17, 2015, 05:56:35 PM »
[quote author=narcout link=topic=18036.msg310390#msg310390 date=1442506894

Instead, I'm going to try a batch of cider for the first time, though I'm not sure I even like cider.

Ha!  I was contemplating whipping up a batch of cider (my first one ever) this fall as well.  But I am in the same boat.  I'm not sure I really even like it enough to make any....
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easy enough to do a gallon or two with minimal effort-find out for sure!
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest