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Offline Fire Rooster

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3525 on: November 29, 2021, 09:42:59 am »
Tomorrow Morning
AG Batch #66, 4.75 gal (Volume in Fermenter)

8 lbs RiverBend Southern Select Pale (First-Time)

60 min Mash
60 min Boil

35 Min = 28g, HD Liberty Leaf (6.8AA) (First-Time)
20 Min = 28g, HD Liberty Leaf

3 weeks @ 60f, 2 pks W-34/70 rehydrated, then bottled
3 weeks @ 75f, bottle Condition-Carb
3 weeks @ 60f
3 days fridge
« Last Edit: November 30, 2021, 03:49:13 am by Fire Rooster »

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3526 on: November 29, 2021, 05:23:06 pm »
Yesterday a friend and I brewed about 11 gallons of an English Barleywine.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3527 on: November 30, 2021, 06:32:39 am »
Vienna Smash today.

Deer Creek (PA) Sweet Liberty
Sterling
1450

Have you used Deer Creek before  ?
How did you find out about them ?

Thanks

https://www.deercreekmalt.com/

A few years ago I was looking for a local Malthouse to source my stuff.  I found them on a search for "Pennsylvania Malt" and haven't looked back.  Great people, great service, and of course, I really like their malt.  They have a few holes (no crystal, no roasted) but what they do have is excellent.

Their malt is also available from Keystone Homebrew.
https://www.keystonehomebrew.com/

I don't see Sweet Liberty as a choice for malt.
Is that a name you gave this batch ?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3528 on: November 30, 2021, 07:10:28 am »
Hmm...I don't see it listed on Deer Creek's web-site anymore.  Sweet Liberty is (was?) their Vienna style malt and they just shipped me 7# not more than three weeks ago.  I'm going to have to e-mail them for an answer.

Still shows up here, though it is on "Backorder". 
https://www.keystonehomebrew.com/product/deer-creek-pa-sweet-vienna-malt-1/

Would be my luck to fall in love with this malt only to have it disappear.   ;D


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3529 on: December 04, 2021, 09:18:18 am »
Mmmmm, Porter... And not American Porter... Though, Sierra Nevada & Founders make some fantastic ones.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3530 on: December 04, 2021, 10:55:13 am »
Brewing the Annual American Barleywine today.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3531 on: December 04, 2021, 02:35:56 pm »
AG Batch #64, 4.5 gal (Volume in Fermenter)

8 lbs RB  (Base-Camp) Extra Pale Malt
1/2 lb Flaked Rice

1/4 tsp Wyeast Beer Nutrient, last 10 min boil

60 min Mash
60 min Boil

HD 2021 Willamette Leaf (6.6 AA)
35m=1/2 oz
20m=1 oz
10m=1 oz

3 weeks, then bottled (US-05 & W-34/70 re-hydrated)
3 weeks @ 75f, bottle Condition-Carb
3 weeks @ 60f
3 days fridge

First early taste, both malt and hops are very good.
Hop schedule and amounts are spot on.
Since session beers are brewed, needs a bit more malt backbone,
perhaps a tad of Munich next time.
This is among the best I've brewed, maybe the best.

« Last Edit: December 04, 2021, 02:38:26 pm by Fire Rooster »

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3532 on: December 04, 2021, 07:15:12 pm »
AG Batch #64, 4.5 gal (Volume in Fermenter)


3 weeks, then bottled (US-05 & W-34/70 re-hydrated)

First early taste, both malt and hops are very good.
Hop schedule and amounts are spot on.
Since session beers are brewed, needs a bit more malt backbone,
perhaps a tad of Munich next time.
This is among the best I've brewed, maybe the best.

So, is this a split batch (each yeast fermented separately), or did you combine S-05 and 34/70 in the same fermenter?  Or split and combine post-fermentation?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3533 on: December 05, 2021, 01:54:51 am »
AG Batch #64, 4.5 gal (Volume in Fermenter)


3 weeks, then bottled (US-05 & W-34/70 re-hydrated)

First early taste, both malt and hops are very good.
Hop schedule and amounts are spot on.
Since session beers are brewed, needs a bit more malt backbone,
perhaps a tad of Munich next time.
This is among the best I've brewed, maybe the best.

So, is this a split batch (each yeast fermented separately), or did you combine S-05 and 34/70 in the same fermenter?  Or split and combine post-fermentation?

US-05 and W-34/70 were pitched together for one batch.
It was the first time doing this. It was also the first time using,
River Bend (Base-Camp) Extra Pale Malt, and Hops Direct 2021 Willamette Leaf (6.6 AA).
« Last Edit: December 10, 2021, 03:27:02 am by Fire Rooster »

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3534 on: December 05, 2021, 03:40:26 am »
Hmm...I don't see it listed on Deer Creek's web-site anymore.  Sweet Liberty is (was?) their Vienna style malt and they just shipped me 7# not more than three weeks ago.  I'm going to have to e-mail them for an answer.

Still shows up here, though it is on "Backorder". 
https://www.keystonehomebrew.com/product/deer-creek-pa-sweet-vienna-malt-1/

Would be my luck to fall in love with this malt only to have it disappear.   ;D

Tired of thinking about it, ordered Deer Creek malt from Keystone, they offered milling grains.
Batch #1 = 50/50 DC Pale Ale, DC Munich
Batch #2 = 50/50 DC Pilsner, DC Munich

« Last Edit: December 05, 2021, 03:50:13 am by Fire Rooster »

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3535 on: December 05, 2021, 07:36:56 am »

First early taste, both malt and hops are very good.

This is among the best I've brewed, maybe the best.

US-05 and W-34/70 was pitched together for one batch.

It was the first time doing this. It was also the first time using,
River Bend (Base-Camp) Extra Pale Malt, and Hops Direct 2021 Willamette Leaf (6.6 AA).

That's very cool!  I love it when an experimental 'heretical' brew wildly exceeds expectations.  Thank you FR for sharing.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3536 on: December 05, 2021, 09:18:40 am »
Hmm...I don't see it listed on Deer Creek's web-site anymore.  Sweet Liberty is (was?) their Vienna style malt and they just shipped me 7# not more than three weeks ago.  I'm going to have to e-mail them for an answer.

Still shows up here, though it is on "Backorder". 
https://www.keystonehomebrew.com/product/deer-creek-pa-sweet-vienna-malt-1/

Would be my luck to fall in love with this malt only to have it disappear.   ;D

Tired of thinking about it, ordered Deer Creek malt from Keystone, they offered milling grains.
Batch #1 = 50/50 DC Pale Ale, DC Munich
Batch #2 = 50/50 DC Pilsner, DC Munich

I love their Munich (Dutch) and their Dark Munich (Double Dutch).  Keep us (me) posted!

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3537 on: December 05, 2021, 10:37:03 am »
Hey FireRooster -  I went back through to read your earlier posts about the dual-yeast US-05 plus W-34/70. 

I didn't catch what the fermenting temp was for you.  And if you let it free-rise, or controlled it much.

I may try something similar when my basement temperatures get down a bit more. 

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3538 on: December 05, 2021, 11:35:26 am »
Hey FireRooster -  I went back through to read your earlier posts about the dual-yeast US-05 plus W-34/70. 

I didn't catch what the fermenting temp was for you.  And if you let it free-rise, or controlled it much.

I may try something similar when my basement temperatures get down a bit more.

I try to make a habit of dropping wort at or below basement temps, and let free rise.
Basement at that time was 62f. My fermenter rises about 3 degrees above ambient during peak fermentation, so 65f tops for a little bit.
Within the temps for both, W-34/70 is claimed to ferment higher than advertised
so there's some wiggle room on the higher end.

US-05 = 64f -78f

W-34/70 = 53f - 64f
« Last Edit: December 05, 2021, 01:01:35 pm by Fire Rooster »

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3539 on: December 05, 2021, 08:35:05 pm »
Brewing a Light Lager today.

1042 OG, 12 IBU
90% Pilsner Malt
10% Flaked Maize
Edelweiss @ 60, 15, and 1
Diamond Lager yeast