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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2014, 07:54:55 AM »
I plan to brew something British.     
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2014, 08:06:43 AM »
I brewed 5 gallons of beer yesterday. 1.068 OG. 80% Maris Otter. 20% Cara Pils. .25 oz Citra @ 60, .5 oz Citra @ 20, 1 oz Citra @ 0. Apricot puree after primary is finished. Fermenting with a Lalvin white wine yeast and finishing with Brett B. Adding a medium toast french oak spiral to age in secondary.

Which white wine yeast? I've been kicking around the idea of trying out a wine yeast for a primary strain on some sours. I have a sour that I brewed with 3711 as my primary, and I like the mouthfeel it leaves behind, but there isn't as much funk or acidity as I'd like. I'm thinking that certain wine yeasts would give me a similar mouthfeel as 3711, but leave behind plenty for Brett to chew on.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2014, 08:23:57 AM »
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2014, 08:48:12 AM »
I plan to brew something British.   

That sounds like my February. I had a vial of WLP037, a sack of MO and all the specialty grains I needed on hand. I usually have all my brew days planned out well in advance, but I grabbed a vial of the Yorkshire Square yeast on a whim, and brewed a few British "gametime decision" brews.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2014, 08:50:11 AM »
Just realized I said apricots but meant mangos. Maybe I'll blend the two.

The last few mango beers I've tried had an amazing laxative effect....
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2014, 08:50:50 AM »
Just realized I said apricots but meant mangos. Maybe I'll blend the two.

The last few mango beers I've tried had an amazing laxative effect....

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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2014, 09:06:48 AM »
German pils using New Zealand hops...got to think of a clever Middle Earth name for it, like Underpils....

I made a Kiwi Pils last year with Nelson Sauvin.

What was your hopping schedule like? I imagine that it would be easy to overshoot with Nelson and turn a Pils into an APA. Not that this is a bad thing - the winy notes from the Pils malt would pair very nicely with Nelson, I'd imagine.

On reflection Kiwi "Pils" was a not an accurate descriptor. This beer was too strong and bitter for that. For a 13 gallon batch I did 1 oz. additions FW, 30, 15,10,5 and a 3oz hop stand at 165* for 10 minutes. (12.4 Alpha %) BeerSmith estimated the IBU at 50.4.  With the clean lager fermentation using WY2278 it didn't come across at all like an APA but it had huge white wine notes that I attribute to the Nelson Sauvin, I don't really get that from Pils malt. It was a good beer, not great IMO. Interestingly, we served some at our O-fest party and typical white wine drinkers loved the stuff.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2014, 09:23:52 AM »
No brewing this weekend, but mid next week I'm gonna do another one from "Craft Beer for the Homebrewer".  Haven't decided which one.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2014, 09:29:28 AM »
No brewing for me this weekend, but I am going to use the downtime I have next week to brew 2 more batches of beer. Thinking some sort of APA, and maybe another run of my Dark Mild.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2014, 09:35:24 AM »
have to get a marzen in a keg. in order to do this I have to empty a keg, either barley wine or IPA. Either into bottles or into my (and family) belly. still trying to find time to taste sours from barrel and carboy.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #70 on: March 07, 2014, 09:43:51 AM »
English Mild tomorrow morning, bright and early.
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #71 on: March 08, 2014, 10:34:43 AM »
The weather has finally given me a break at 25 today so I've finally gotten around to brewing up a dry stout, about half way through the mash and everything is coming along nicely!
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Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« Reply #72 on: March 08, 2014, 11:31:45 AM »
I brewed 5 gallons of beer yesterday. 1.068 OG. 80% Maris Otter. 20% Cara Pils. .25 oz Citra @ 60, .5 oz Citra @ 20, 1 oz Citra @ 0. Apricot puree after primary is finished. Fermenting with a Lalvin white wine yeast and finishing with Brett B. Adding a medium toast french oak spiral to age in secondary.

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I think it was Lalvin D21.
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