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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2085 on: November 04, 2017, 02:08:41 PM »


"Brewing" a cider later today. My first cider. Just 4 or 5 gallons of apple juice, yeast nutrient, and WLP028.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2086 on: November 04, 2017, 02:35:47 PM »
Brewing a Lager 65%Pils 35% Munich.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2087 on: November 05, 2017, 08:07:00 PM »
Tapped a 100% Waimea IPA.  First time using that NZ hop.  Mixed bag of juicy citrus.  Grapefruit, orange and lime.  104ibu from 20-5min.  Tastes and smells good, but weaker and a lot less bitter than the same beer made with C hops. 

Brewed a Saison with Blaugies yeast, EKG and Caliente hops.  Glad Wyeast finally made this yeast available all year.   

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2088 on: November 05, 2017, 11:53:18 PM »
Got a Belgian Dark Strong coming up on Friday. Working with Hoosier's tip on a WY 3787 and 1762 blend.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2089 on: November 06, 2017, 12:08:06 AM »
Got a Belgian Dark Strong coming up on Friday. Working with Hoosier's tip on a WY 3787 and 1762 blend.

Curious to see what you think, Rob. They're complementary.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2090 on: November 06, 2017, 12:09:52 AM »
Will keep you posted.

Just had to fermenter prime my Big Old Ale as I missed the spund completely. 1.103 OG down to 1.030 in under 3 days!  WTF!

Hoping to catch the BDSA in better fashion.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2091 on: November 06, 2017, 12:12:22 AM »
Will keep you posted.

Just had to fermenter prime my Big Old Ale as I missed the spund completely. 1.103 OG down to 1.030 in under 3 days!  WTF!

Hoping to catch the BDSA in better fashion.

Whoa, damn. That is quick for a beer that big. Speaks to your yeast (and overall) process. I'd have thought maybe spund at 5 days on that beer. Wow.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2092 on: November 06, 2017, 06:05:16 PM »
Will keep you posted.

Just had to fermenter prime my Big Old Ale as I missed the spund completely. 1.103 OG down to 1.030 in under 3 days!  WTF!

Hoping to catch the BDSA in better fashion.

Whoa, damn. That is quick for a beer that big. Speaks to your yeast (and overall) process. I'd have thought maybe spund at 5 days on that beer. Wow.


Uhhhh, yeah. Me too. I was going to take the first hydrometer reading at day 5, but totally missed it!
Only pitched about 200 mL of WY 1028 slurry (with a vitality starter) and 2 min of straight O2. The yeast ripped right through that wort like no one's business.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2093 on: November 08, 2017, 09:00:05 PM »
I've got a saison planned for this weekend.  I'm going to pitch a blend of 3711 and 3724.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2094 on: November 08, 2017, 09:05:57 PM »
I'm going to try and brew a double 1/2 batch (2x 3 gallon batches) to fill some 2.5 gallon torpedo kegs. I'm thinking a big hoppy american red, but I'm falling short on the other. I'm just about out of dark beer, but maybe I'll try for a golden stout for funsies. Maybe a sahti though?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2095 on: November 08, 2017, 11:00:08 PM »
I've got a saison planned for this weekend.  I'm going to pitch a blend of 3711 and 3724.

If you have time, try 3711 and Dupont dregs.  The dregs don't even need to be stepped up and you get to drink a bottle of Dupont which contains 3724 and more strains.  The result is good.  No stalls.  3724 flavor with 3711 dryness.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2096 on: November 11, 2017, 12:53:27 AM »
Today I brewed an ESB, or technically a strong bitter.  For half of the base malt I used a local malt, their version of an English pale malt, the rest Maris Otter -- plus crystal malts and torrified wheat.  I think the stated pppg of the local malt is a little higher than the actual.  At least in the batch I got.  I don't normally come in 5 points low but did today - so have to place the blame somewhere!

Target was 1.055 and got 1.050 so at least it stayed in the strong bitter range.

Still, I think it will be very tasty!

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What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2097 on: November 11, 2017, 12:47:11 PM »
I am brewing my Christmas Ale today. All Vienna malt, Challenger and Hallertau hops, and Orange peel. Cheers!



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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2098 on: November 12, 2017, 02:48:02 AM »
I have a Scottish Ale happily bubbling away in the basement--brewed it two days ago just as the Arctic cold blew into Western Massachusetts to conveniently bring the basement room where I ferment to below 60 degrees.

This time, I "carmelized" some of the first runnings and also boiled for 90 minutes--and I noticed the wort was darker than last year, so I'm encouraged. Used Golden Promise, a bit of roasted barley (1.5 oz.), and a pound of crystal 10--last year I relied only on carmelizing, and it was too light and dry. This time, I plan on throwing in some oak chips from my backyard oak trees to add some flavor.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2099 on: November 13, 2017, 11:10:58 PM »
I've got a saison planned for this weekend.  I'm going to pitch a blend of 3711 and 3724.

If you have time, try 3711 and Dupont dregs.  The dregs don't even need to be stepped up and you get to drink a bottle of Dupont which contains 3724 and more strains.  The result is good.  No stalls.  3724 flavor with 3711 dryness.

I pitched the 3724 since I had already purchased it, but that sounds like an interesting idea.  It could also be fun to try growing up some dregs. 
It's too close to home
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