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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2910 on: May 25, 2020, 05:30:44 PM »
German pils underway in the Grainfather.  Doing a step mash out of curiosity and because it's so easy.  145/30/ 158/30/ 168/20.  All Mecca Grade Pelton, bitter with Magnum, finish with Strisselspalt.  Diamond lager, 1 pack, no rehydration.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2911 on: May 28, 2020, 11:52:23 AM »
I am brewing an APA featuring Falconers Flight hops today.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2912 on: May 28, 2020, 03:08:32 PM »
94 % Weyermann German Vienna
6% Great Western White Wheat

35 min 1 oz Centennial-Whole (9.5)
15 min Flamout/Whirlpool 1 oz Amarillo-Pellet (7.7) (first Time using Amarillo)

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2913 on: May 28, 2020, 05:45:29 PM »
My annual pineapple wheat
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2914 on: May 28, 2020, 06:14:56 PM »
An American amber ale. First extract batch I've done in quite some time but need to do a quick one-off. Don't have the time or inclination for an extended brew day any time soon. Way back in the day most brew pubs had an amber on tap (I'm old-ish) and I enjoyed and drank many pints of them. A local place has a very craveable one that's inspired me to come up with a recipe for summertime quaffing.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2915 on: May 29, 2020, 12:22:09 PM »
I’ll be brewing a Hefe on Monday.  Wish me luck; 5 of my 6 attempts have crashed and burned. 😩
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2916 on: May 29, 2020, 12:30:17 PM »
I’ll be brewing a Hefe on Monday.  Wish me luck; 5 of my 6 attempts have crashed and burned. 😩
Any specific issues, or just bad luck?
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2917 on: May 29, 2020, 06:42:50 PM »
I’ll be brewing a Hefe on Monday.  Wish me luck; 5 of my 6 attempts have crashed and burned. 😩
Any specific issues, or just bad luck?

I’m going after the classic banana essence.  I achieved it once many years ago and have not been able to achieve it since and I no longer have the notes from that batch.  This time, I’m going to try a 113° rest, I think it’s called a frolic acid rest???  I read that it helps in producing the essence I’m seeking without having to do a decoction.

I’ll accept any advice you can offer.  I’m actually not brewing till Monday so I have time to change up as needed.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2918 on: May 29, 2020, 07:23:17 PM »
I’ll be brewing a Hefe on Monday.  Wish me luck; 5 of my 6 attempts have crashed and burned. 😩
Any specific issues, or just bad luck?

I’m going after the classic banana essence.  I achieved it once many years ago and have not been able to achieve it since and I no longer have the notes from that batch.  This time, I’m going to try a 113° rest, I think it’s called a frolic acid rest???  I read that it helps in producing the essence I’m seeking without having to do a decoction.

I’ll accept any advice you can offer.  I’m actually not brewing till Monday so I have time to change up as needed.
The frulic acid rest is supposed to promote the clove-like ester.  In my opinion the temperature of the fermentation will be the deciding factor, slightly warmer (mid to upper 60sF) for more banana.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2919 on: May 29, 2020, 08:46:10 PM »
I’ll be brewing a Hefe on Monday.  Wish me luck; 5 of my 6 attempts have crashed and burned.
Any specific issues, or just bad luck?

I’m going after the classic banana essence.  I achieved it once many years ago and have not been able to achieve it since and I no longer have the notes from that batch.  This time, I’m going to try a 113° rest, I think it’s called a frolic acid rest???  I read that it helps in producing the essence I’m seeking without having to do a decoction.

I’ll accept any advice you can offer.  I’m actually not brewing till Monday so I have time to change up as needed.
The frulic acid rest is supposed to promote the clove-like ester.  In my opinion the temperature of the fermentation will be the deciding factor, slightly warmer (mid to upper 60sF) for more banana.
68F fermentation temp and lower pitching rate for banana. One pack of liquid yeast with no starter for a 5 gallon batch.

And yes, the ferulic acid rest is for the clove precursor, not the banana.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #2920 on: May 29, 2020, 09:11:55 PM »
I’ll be brewing a Hefe on Monday.  Wish me luck; 5 of my 6 attempts have crashed and burned.
Any specific issues, or just bad luck?

I’m going after the classic banana essence.  I achieved it once many years ago and have not been able to achieve it since and I no longer have the notes from that batch.  This time, I’m going to try a 113° rest, I think it’s called a frolic acid rest???  I read that it helps in producing the essence I’m seeking without having to do a decoction.

I’ll accept any advice you can offer.  I’m actually not brewing till Monday so I have time to change up as needed.
The frulic acid rest is supposed to promote the clove-like ester.  In my opinion the temperature of the fermentation will be the deciding factor, slightly warmer (mid to upper 60sF) for more banana.
68F fermentation temp and lower pitching rate for banana. One pack of liquid yeast with no starter for a 5 gallon batch.

And yes, the ferulic acid rest is for the clove precursor, not the banana.

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Okay, great advise. I’ll certainly try that. I was planning on pitching light and fermenting warm. Now, I’ll avoid the Ferulic rest. Thanks for the input. I’ll report the results in a couple weeks!!

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