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What's wrong with this picture?
« on: November 19, 2014, 08:01:01 PM »
Did my bleach wipe down of the brew area, and realized all but one carboy (day5 helles lager) are empty! Lots in kegs and bottles now, but empty carboys- feeling sacrilegious. and might have to step up production this weekend beyond my IPA.




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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 08:32:29 PM »
Right there with you Ken. Had 2 batches that did not turn out as expected. 1 had a lot of the bandaid bs, I hated to even smell it, but SWMBO has been drinking it. 2nd batch was just off: I think it was a carry over from my Saison, could not drink it, had to dump. Luckily my Märzen turned out great, but went too fast. Hoarding a couple bottles of everything else for Holiday sharing. All this leaves me with about 1 six pack of Split Open And Melt RIS from Big Brew Day left. Dunkel is lagering for another 1.5 weeks, and BVIP has only been in primary for 1.5 weeks. If not for the Dunkel lagering, the chest freezer would be about empty. Its going to be a lean late November ad early December for home brew around my house
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 09:13:20 PM »
Brew up some quick ones that will finish before your lagers or IPAs.  I turn to English Bitters and Milds or simple pales or cream ales in that instance.  They can be ready in less than three weeks, if they are light ABV pitched sufficiently.  Enjoy!
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 11:20:43 PM »
Admirable use of the red Solo cups. I'm on the other end of that spectrum. Bottles and kegs are empty, carboys are full
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 12:42:24 AM »
I agree: brew this weekend with a S-04 yeast. That stuff chews thru some wort and makes a not so bad English style. Add a little mulling spice for a Spiced Ale. You'll be drinking in ~3 wks.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 12:49:26 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions, I like the idea of a quick brew, but it won't be this weekend. Doing an early turkey day out of town. Maybe next weekend
And maybe ken can get in a brew this weekend though.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 12:55:14 AM »

I agree: brew this weekend with a S-04 yeast. That stuff chews thru some wort and makes a not so bad English style. Add a little mulling spice for a Spiced Ale. You'll be drinking in ~3 wks.

Just used s-04 on malt apple ale..ripped it to shreds from 1.056 to 1.005 in about 4 days.


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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2014, 01:28:40 PM »
Ciders and meads are a great cure for the empty carboy blues. You can get a cider going as fast as you can say "Star San contact time" and a mead doesn't take much longer.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2014, 01:37:29 PM »
Ciders and meads are a great cure for the empty carboy blues. You can get a cider going as fast as you can say "Star San contact time" and a mead doesn't take much longer.

Yep. Easy peasy.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2014, 02:02:45 PM »
so for me I don't brew much if any in the summer due to busy schedules. I start up in late august or early September and go pretty solid through May.  right now I have 35 gallons either ready, conditioning, or carbonating in bottles now. plenty to consume for sure.

I have grain for my IPA this weekend, another dark wheat variety, and another Pale Ale. I did recently make a Maris otter apple cider beer with s-04 that was just bottled. Finished very dry at 1.005, and think I will go get another 3 gallons of fresh cider from the orchard and blend again with some malt-this time adding more crystal and mashing at 156F to retain more sugar in finished product...maybe around 1.010-1.012 and see how that tastes.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2014, 06:39:13 PM »
We're actually planning on bottling a few carboys of mead this weekend so I can get some carboys and airlocks back into circulation so we can make more mead.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2014, 06:53:59 PM »
Wish I had more fermenters. Since I ferment 6-7 gallon batches in two 5 gallon kegs, I can only brew once every 2 weeks. It's not enough! Ideally, I'd have two 10 gallon ball lock kegs, and brew about every week or so. Those suckers are pricey though. Maybe someday...
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2014, 03:39:25 PM »
As long as your kegs are filled its not sacrilegious.

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2014, 05:21:41 PM »
As long as your kegs are filled its not sacrilegious.

yep- only one keg out..emptied last night and there's a lager with its name on it. one more keg with belg wit...magic keg also but expect it to end soon, and just brewed irish red couple hours ago. IPA tomorrow so I'm feeling back in cycle with full utilization.
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Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2014, 07:26:32 PM »
Empty carboy problem almost gone....3 filled 2 to go . That's an Irish ale on the left with Nottingham, and on the right just pitched IPA with us-05.
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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest