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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2250 on: March 26, 2018, 04:49:31 AM »
It's IPA week, if I don't end up with too many distractions. After some MBAA water and hops talks I've listened to, I'm going to try backing off on SO4 and Cl a little bit, like 25ppm Cl and 75ppm SO4. Just for kicks. Funny thing is that's about where I started a few years back, but after hearing I need way more I had to try that. I heard Ben from Breakside state he uses 3:1 in Wanderlust with about 30ppm Cl. Hmmmm

Also getting away from 1056. These will be 1450.

And they'll be my 1st IPAs with my closed transfer and Drew's sani-purge. Will be interesting to see if I notice more freshness and longevity.
Funny about your water, Jim.  I started building RO because I was not hitting the je ne sais quoi with my treated, filtered tap.  Mainly thought Cl was excessive.  Tried lots of profiles, seem to have developed one I like.  Turns out it's almost a clone of my tap, but with enough Ca and acceptably reduced Na and Mg. (Key here are SO4 and Cl.) So really I'm where I started with the tiny adjustments I wanted to make in the first place, which admittedly were impossible to fix in the natural supply.  But the ability to change everything tempted me to overdo it.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2251 on: March 26, 2018, 11:26:03 AM »
Munich Dunkel for me.  Had blowoff in step 2 of my starter on Wednesday, so I'd say the WL833 are as excited as I am for this one.  I've got fest and vienna down, this is the year to tackle dunkel and schwartz.
Vienna Lager yesterday. Pale Ale last night. My next will be a Maibock
Wow, over 4 years since you started this. And over 97,000 views. Amazing.

I was the first to reply. I'm trying to figure out how i did a Vienna and a Pale Ale at the same time. I'm sure I had temp control then, and it was a few months before I started doing oxygenated active starters. I must have run the lager in my big fermentation chest and the ale in the house at ambient. Good grief... it would never cross my mind now lol.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2252 on: March 26, 2018, 02:15:41 PM »
I have 2 favorite threads. This one and “Pics of recent brews.”

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2253 on: March 31, 2018, 10:42:33 PM »
I brewed Alestateyall’s Blonde Ale today.




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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2254 on: April 01, 2018, 02:33:09 PM »
I have my Doppelbock that I am going to brew up again starting when i get home today gonna get my starter going. second version of it the first one was not quite malty enough added 2 more pound of munich to it and going to mash a little higher and do a 90 min boil. thats all i really want to change right now i know few things i did wrong like just a bit too low on the mash temp and it was my first lager didnt realize most do a longer boil for it. but i dont wanna change to much little more then i wanted to change at once but i think i am heading in the right direction with this one

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2255 on: April 01, 2018, 02:38:46 PM »
Maibock for me. I simplified the recipe this year to just Pils and Munich malt with Hersbrucker hops.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2256 on: April 07, 2018, 11:07:07 PM »
Gaarden Hoe Witbier. It is now happily in its second fermentation. Tomorrow I plan to start a Bavarian Hefeweizen. I am investigating how make a Gose. It looks more complicated than usual for me.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2257 on: April 15, 2018, 08:46:46 PM »
I brewed a maibock this weekend as well

OG 1.065*, 11 gallons

24 lbs. Weyermann floor malted Bohemian pilsner
2 lbs. Avangard Munich
2 lbs. Weyermann Carahell
2 lbs. Weyermann Carafoam

Mashed at 148°F for 60 min, add boiling water to mash at 152°F for another 30 min.  Batch sparge.

6 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfruh FWH

Microbrewery Czech lager yeasr slurry, second pitch.

Now comes the sad part.  I last brewed on March 27.    Today, when I turned on my immersion chiller, I immediately noticed that the cooling water wasn't coming out.  I lifted the chiller out of the wort, and yes, you guessed it - it had froze and water was pouring out of a split. :'( My three year old Hydra chiller - toast.

Fortunately, I have an old CFC that I sanitized and used.  But my wort, which I had measured with a refractometer to be 1,075, was now 1.065.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2258 on: April 15, 2018, 09:32:03 PM »
Brewed up a batch of Amarillo Gold. First brew on the Grainfather.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2259 on: April 19, 2018, 02:00:39 AM »
Maibock for me. I simplified the recipe this year to just Pils and Munich malt with Hersbrucker hops.


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Curious what your ratio of pils to Munich is. I am brewing my fist maibock on Friday probably at 75% pils and 25% Munich 6L
On Tap/Bottled: Haze for Daze IPA, G Pils, Maibock, Watermelon Cider         

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2260 on: April 19, 2018, 11:24:28 AM »
Maibock for me. I simplified the recipe this year to just Pils and Munich malt with Hersbrucker hops.


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Curious what your ratio of pils to Munich is. I am brewing my fist maibock on Friday probably at 75% pils and 25% Munich 6L
70% Pils and 30% Munich. I plan on kegging it within a week.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2261 on: April 19, 2018, 11:41:40 AM »
Maibock for me. I simplified the recipe this year to just Pils and Munich malt with Hersbrucker hops.


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Curious what your ratio of pils to Munich is. I am brewing my fist maibock on Friday probably at 75% pils and 25% Munich 6L
70% Pils and 30% Munich. I plan on kegging it within a week.
For me, it's an export-strength Helles, which I think should have a similar malt profile to Maibock (all in the family) -- I'm going with 67% floor-malted Bohemian Pils and 33% floor-malted Bohemian Dark.  Sounds like we're all on the same page, can't all be wrong! :) Sterling hops for me.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2262 on: April 19, 2018, 01:43:07 PM »
Maibock for me. I simplified the recipe this year to just Pils and Munich malt with Hersbrucker hops.


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Curious what your ratio of pils to Munich is. I am brewing my fist maibock on Friday probably at 75% pils and 25% Munich 6L
70% Pils and 30% Munich. I plan on kegging it within a week.
For me, it's an export-strength Helles, which I think should have a similar malt profile to Maibock (all in the family) -- I'm going with 67% floor-malted Bohemian Pils and 33% floor-malted Bohemian Dark.  Sounds like we're all on the same page, can't all be wrong! :) Sterling hops for me.

I am going with Sterling as well for a slightly more bitter and hoppy take on the style
On Tap/Bottled: Haze for Daze IPA, G Pils, Maibock, Watermelon Cider         

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2263 on: April 19, 2018, 08:35:35 PM »
Maibock for me. I simplified the recipe this year to just Pils and Munich malt with Hersbrucker hops.


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Curious what your ratio of pils to Munich is. I am brewing my fist maibock on Friday probably at 75% pils and 25% Munich 6L
70% Pils and 30% Munich. I plan on kegging it within a week.
For me, it's an export-strength Helles, which I think should have a similar malt profile to Maibock (all in the family) -- I'm going with 67% floor-malted Bohemian Pils and 33% floor-malted Bohemian Dark.  Sounds like we're all on the same page, can't all be wrong! :) Sterling hops for me.
Last year I made a Maibock with some Vienna and Caramunich along with the Pils and Munich and it ended up with a somewhat muddled malt flavor. This year I also went with a lower OG of 1.066 (lower end of the style) instead of last year’s OG of 1.075.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2264 on: April 19, 2018, 08:42:41 PM »
Maibock for me. I simplified the recipe this year to just Pils and Munich malt with Hersbrucker hops.


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Curious what your ratio of pils to Munich is. I am brewing my fist maibock on Friday probably at 75% pils and 25% Munich 6L
70% Pils and 30% Munich. I plan on kegging it within a week.
For me, it's an export-strength Helles, which I think should have a similar malt profile to Maibock (all in the family) -- I'm going with 67% floor-malted Bohemian Pils and 33% floor-malted Bohemian Dark.  Sounds like we're all on the same page, can't all be wrong! :) Sterling hops for me.
Last year I made a Maibock with some Vienna and Caramunich along with the Pils and Munich and it ended up with a somewhat muddled malt flavor. This year I also went with a lower OG of 1.066 (lower end of the style) instead of last year’s OG of 1.075.


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What are you guys doing for water?

I was thinking yellow balanced in Bru'n water with a mash pH of 5.4
On Tap/Bottled: Haze for Daze IPA, G Pils, Maibock, Watermelon Cider         

Fermenting: Kolsch
Up Next: Summer Ale, Gose