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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2580 on: July 12, 2019, 11:08:42 PM »
Helles.  One more hot weather beer.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2581 on: July 12, 2019, 11:36:40 PM »
Helles.  One more hot weather beer.

Let me know how pH turns out.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2582 on: July 12, 2019, 11:47:28 PM »
Helles.  One more hot weather beer.

Let me know how pH turns out.
Of course.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2583 on: July 13, 2019, 02:53:40 PM »
805 Clone in the Picobrew Z1.

84.5% 2-row Pale
7.7% Honey malt
7.7% Wheat malt
20 IBU Willamette @ 60
0.45 oz Willamette whirlpool
M36 Liberty Bell yeast
Yellow Balanced water
1046 OG

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2584 on: July 13, 2019, 03:43:45 PM »
American(ish) Porter
11 lb Rahr 2-row
12 oz.  1823 Heritage Crystal Malt (Bairds)
10 oz. Chocolate malt (Bairds)
5 oz. roasted barley (Bairds)
0.65 oz. Magnum (13.2% alpha, 60 minute boil)
1 oz. Cascade (5.5% alpha, 10 minute boil)
1 oz. Cascade (5.5% alpha, 5 minute boil)
1 pkg. US-05 yeast

1.057 o.g.
Modified from Modern Homebrew Recipes (Gordon Strong) porter for ingredients on-hand

Just got it transferred to the fermenter -- did the batch sparge thing per usual, uneventful brew day. Hit my numbers and efficiencies pretty well, too. It's great when things work out!
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2585 on: July 13, 2019, 03:46:44 PM »


805 Clone in the Picobrew Z1.



That thing would probably get all clogged up with cucumbers.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2586 on: July 13, 2019, 04:10:32 PM »
Definitely. I am back to beer flavored beer. Thinking of naming my brewery Real Beer. for Tommy Morris of course.

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What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2587 on: July 16, 2019, 12:56:18 AM »
Brewed another Pale Ale Friday. Hit exact SG readings at each step throughout the mash from the previous brew with the same grain bill. Feeling confident in my system’s consistency/repeatability.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2588 on: July 16, 2019, 01:07:11 AM »
Brewed another Pale Ale Friday. Hit exact SG readings at each step throughout the mash from the previous brew with the same grain bill. Feeling confident in my system’s consistency/repeatability.

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Gotta feel great having the system shaken down.  Are you done with the single hop series?  Any insights from that?
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« Reply #2589 on: July 16, 2019, 02:41:28 AM »
I have one more that will feature Lemondrop hops (a late but long awaited add) after an on deck Pre-Prohibition Lager.

I have yet to taste the Citra, but up to this point the Amarillo has been my favorite, even as I enjoy the Centennial — which is very good. The Cascade was very good as well but my processes were unrefined and clunky with that beer. It deserves a do over. I may include it next year sometime Lord willing.

My goal was to confirm standardized Brewhouse processes while simultaneously discovering aroma and flavor of a single hop variety using a standard Pale Ale grist and Magnum bittering charge. This past brewday was as easy as falling off a log and I hit every number. I’m very satisfied I have accomplished the process half of the effort.

However, I believe I want to introduce another variable to the hop side of the effort.  The goal has now become: find hop combinations that create dynamic synergy vs the single aroma and flavor hop.

That’s why I deviated slightly with this Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra version. It will be on tap next to the Citra for comparison several weeks from now.

The tough part is figuring out simultaneous vs sequential hop additions.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2590 on: July 16, 2019, 03:06:42 AM »


I have one more that will feature Lemondrop hops (a late but long awaited add) after an on deck Pre-Prohibition Lager.

I have yet to taste the Citra, but up to this point the Amarillo has been my favorite, even as I enjoy the Centennial — which is very good. The Cascade was very good as well but my processes were unrefined and clunky with that beer. It deserves a do over. I may include it next year sometime Lord willing.

My goal was to confirm standardized Brewhouse processes while simultaneously discovering aroma and flavor of a single hop variety using a standard Pale Ale grist and Magnum bittering charge. This past brewday was as easy as falling off a log and I hit every number. I’m very satisfied I have accomplished the process half of the effort.

However, I believe I want to introduce another variable to the hop side of the effort.  The goal has now become: find hop combinations that create dynamic synergy vs the single aroma and flavor hop.

That’s why I deviated slightly with this Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra version. It will be on tap next to the Citra for comparison several weeks from now.

The tough part is figuring out simultaneous vs sequential hop additions.

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It's interesting that you found Amarillo the most notable single hop.  My own experience -- counter to expectation -- when tried it on its own was that it was a bit of a wallflower, but I thought it could be a great element in a blend.  I might have to reevaluate it sometime.  Maybe I put it on the wrong stage.  Thanks for the report.
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What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2591 on: July 16, 2019, 03:36:33 AM »
Brewed another Pale Ale Friday. Hit exact SG readings at each step throughout the mash from the previous brew with the same grain bill. Feeling confident in my system’s consistency/repeatability.

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That’s an awesome label.

I just made a Centennial/Chinook APA (my first in the Picobrew). It’s only been in the keg 2 days but at least at this point I love the combination.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2592 on: July 16, 2019, 04:12:22 AM »
Brewed another Pale Ale Friday. Hit exact SG readings at each step throughout the mash from the previous brew with the same grain bill. Feeling confident in my system’s consistency/repeatability.

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What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2593 on: July 16, 2019, 02:30:10 PM »
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2594 on: July 18, 2019, 08:39:19 PM »
Kegging my helles and brewing my Oktoberfest this weekend.
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