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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1560 on: November 20, 2016, 06:06:02 PM »
I've got grain crushed for a BDSA I hope to make after Thanksgiving.  Also need to crank out a couple extract batches and I'm jonesing to brew something on the Zymatic.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1561 on: November 20, 2016, 08:48:08 PM »
Kegged up a Wee Heavy today with the boil down method. Pretty big malt flavor for only two malts used.
Hydrometer sample tasted great!

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1562 on: November 20, 2016, 08:56:14 PM »
Kegged up a Wee Heavy today with the boil down method. Pretty big malt flavor for only two malts used.
Hydrometer sample tasted great!


Awesome!  Can't wait to hear what you think of the final results.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1563 on: November 20, 2016, 09:35:35 PM »
I brewed my first old ale last weekend. Used a new fermenter and temperature controller rig. Thrilled with how strong the primary was. Pulled a sample and it already tastes great. Will keg and serve fresh then fill a couple of bottles for cellaring. Next up, in a few weeks, is a double brown stout. Will be my first beer using lactose.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1564 on: November 21, 2016, 12:05:53 AM »
I brewed my first old ale last weekend. Used a new fermenter and temperature controller rig. Thrilled with how strong the primary was. Pulled a sample and it already tastes great. Will keg and serve fresh then fill a couple of bottles for cellaring. Next up, in a few weeks, is a double brown stout. Will be my first beer using lactose.

Old ales are one of my favorite brews. I gotta plan to make one again next summer so its ready when the cold a** winter rears its ugly head around here.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1565 on: November 22, 2016, 03:50:24 PM »
Brewing my Pils again this weekend but this time with Saphir to finish instead of HMF.  Hope it turns out close to the one currently on tap.  It's be far and away my best Pils ever.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1566 on: November 22, 2016, 03:53:54 PM »
Brewing my Pils again this weekend but this time with Saphir to finish instead of HMF.  Hope it turns out close to the one currently on tap.  It's be far and away my best Pils ever.


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I really enjoyed the G Pils I did with Saphir this summer. It's a tasty hop -  noble-ish but with its own spin.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1567 on: November 22, 2016, 04:31:37 PM »
In attempt to avoid the madness of Black Friday I will be staying home and brewing up a small batch BIAB Chocolate Porter inspired by the Boulder Shake. I am still playing around with all grain brewing as well as doing test batches using a Mr. Beer LBK for fermentation.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1568 on: November 24, 2016, 12:11:43 PM »
Kegged up a Wee Heavy today with the boil down method. Pretty big malt flavor for only two malts used.
Hydrometer sample tasted great!
I have a Scottish ale fermenting right now: what I call an 85 Shilling (1.052 OG). First time using Wyeast 1728 and love how it is chugging along at 58 degrees in my cold basement. Only used Golden Promise and a touch of black roasted barley; carmelized a quart of the wort and then boiled the whole thing for 75 minutes to make it chestnut brown/amber. It is a happy Thanksgiving indeed.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1569 on: November 25, 2016, 10:08:22 PM »
Just finished up an Amber Lager

59% Vienna
20% Munich 6L
20% Flaked Corn
1% Midnight Wheat

21 g Sterling 60 min
14 g Sterling 10 min

1.049
26 IBU

34/70
On Tap/Bottled: Maibock, Spiced Copper, Iliff IPA, G Pils

Fermenting: American Strong w/Cherry
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1570 on: November 25, 2016, 10:41:53 PM »
Just finished up an Amber Lager

59% Vienna
20% Munich 6L
20% Flaked Corn
1% Midnight Wheat

21 g Sterling 60 min
14 g Sterling 10 min

1.049
26 IBU

34/70



Sounds great. Sort of Negra Modelo-ish? Regardless, I bet it goes quick!
Jon H.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1571 on: November 25, 2016, 10:51:09 PM »
Just finished up an Amber Lager

59% Vienna
20% Munich 6L
20% Flaked Corn
1% Midnight Wheat

21 g Sterling 60 min
14 g Sterling 10 min

1.049
26 IBU

34/70

I have this planned for Sunday.
three gallons: O G 1.048, IBUs 30
4 lbs. vienna malt
1 lb.   munich malt
1 lb.   2-row malt
1 oz.   roast barley added at vorlauf
3/4 oz. tradition @ 6.8% for 45 minutes
pinch irish moss plus
1/8 tsp. nutrient for 15 minutes
1/4 oz. tradition @ 6.8% for 9 minutes
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1572 on: November 26, 2016, 02:40:10 AM »
Just finished up an Amber Lager

59% Vienna
20% Munich 6L
20% Flaked Corn
1% Midnight Wheat

21 g Sterling 60 min
14 g Sterling 10 min

1.049
26 IBU

34/70



Sounds great. Sort of Negra Modelo-ish? Regardless, I bet it goes quick!

Yep. Negra Modelo was the inspiration for this beer. The original idea was to use Pilsner malt but I swapped that out for Munich for slightly more malt. I increased the IBUs by 10% from the first batch to cut through the malt a little more.
On Tap/Bottled: Maibock, Spiced Copper, Iliff IPA, G Pils

Fermenting: American Strong w/Cherry
Up Next: Red Rye, Dunkel

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1573 on: November 26, 2016, 06:47:03 AM »
Yesterday I prepped grain and hops and fermenters, and today I brewed:

11 gal of kaffir lime leaf + galangal (Indian ginger) saison (WY 3711) at 1.054 OG, plus

11 gal of a Red IPA I put together based on what was on hand, including 11.5 oz of mostly wet centennial hops that had been vac-sealed and hard frozen (2 yrs old but looked and smelled fine).  In the interest of saving time during runoff I didn't crush hard and came in low with a 1.062 OG, but recipe as follows:

NW Red IPA

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal):        12.00    Wort Size (Gal):   11.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       30.00
Anticipated OG:          1.069    Plato:             16.72
Anticipated SRM:          12.1
Anticipated IBU:          67.8
Brewhouse Efficiency:   75 %
Wort Boil Time:           70    Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
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 40.0    12.00 lbs. Marris Otter (2-row)          Great Britain  1.038      3
 33.3    10.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)              America        1.036      2
 11.7     3.50 lbs. Sacchra 50                    America        1.034     50
  6.7     2.00 lbs. Flaked Soft White Wheat       America        1.034      2
  6.7     2.00 lbs. Wheat Malt                    America        1.038      2
  1.7     0.50 lbs. Carastan Malt                 Great Britian  1.035     34


Hops

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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  1.75 oz.    Summit                            Whole   13.20  38.3  60 min.
 11.50 oz.    Centennial                        Whole    1.60  15.6  30 min.
  1.00 oz.    Calypso                           Pellet  13.39   4.1  3 min.
  1.00 oz.    Galaxy                            Pellet  13.30   4.0  3 min.
  1.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  11.90   3.6  3 min.
  1.00 oz.    Amarillo                          Pellet   7.00   2.1  1 min.
  2.00 oz.    Calypso                           Pellet  13.39   0.0  Dry Hop
  2.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  11.90   0.0  Dry Hop
  1.00 oz.    Centennial                        Pellet   8.90   0.0  Dry Hop
  1.00 oz.    Cascade                           Pellet   6.00   0.0  Dry Hop



Fermentis US-05 American Ale

A long 11-hour brew day, but everything is clean and put away.  Hey that still less than 3 hrs per 5-gal keg of beer!

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« Reply #1574 on: November 26, 2016, 11:40:34 PM »
Must be amber lager season.

Finally getting around to brewing again after a long hiatus. As I have no lagers in my chest freezer, time to get one going. As I have little or no noble hops, I opted to make an amber festbier instead of my usual pils.

OG 1.055 10 gallons

15 lbs. Avangard Pilsner malt
8 lbs. Avangard Munich malt
1 lb. Weyermann CaraMunich III
4.5 oz. Weyermann Carafa II

Mash in at 158°F for 90 min. Batch sparge

0.9 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfruh FWH
1 oz. Saaz FWH
1 oz. Clusters 60 min
1 oz. Northern Brewer 60 min
1 oz. Hallertauer Tradition 10 min

To be split between 34/70 and WLP 800 pilsner.