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« on: October 09, 2015, 09:16:15 PM »
forgot how fun blending beers can be. just mixed 1/3 german pils with 2/3 o"fest....i am digging it!

do you blend?
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Re: blending
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2015, 09:50:36 PM »
Not as much as I should!  There's a section about it in the next book (out in the spring) so I hope to inspire myself!
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Re: blending
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 09:51:36 PM »
Not as much as I should!  There's a section about it in the next book (out in the spring) so I hope to inspire myself!

awesome. i think it inspires creativity and how you might develop/enhance your next brew.
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Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: blending
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2015, 09:58:32 PM »
I have blended a few beers in my time.  Mostly sour beers for competitions but have also blended regular ones for home enjoyment. 

The sour blends are the most fun blending especially when working with multiple beers.  Having a few graduated cylinders and pipettes for blending along with paper and pen seem to work the best for me.  Taking good notes, having an end "product/goal", and sharing the blending process with a trusted brew buddy with a good palate make for a more successful blending session.

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Re: blending
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 10:09:23 PM »
I had a ho-hum Cascade SMaSH and a whatever all Citra IPA. both were fine, but I didn't really want to drink them. Needed a keg and jumped one into the other. Result was pretty awesome.

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Re: blending
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 10:12:06 PM »
I had a ho-hum Cascade SMaSH and a whatever all Citra IPA. both were fine, but I didn't really want to drink them. Needed a keg and jumped one into the other. Result was pretty awesome.

i hear ya. the  conundrum here is- can i figure out how to take the two recipes and create what the blended finish product represents....or do you just brew the beers separately and commence blending????
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Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
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Re: blending
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 10:14:31 PM »
I think you could maybe get close, but I don't think it will be exact. Just adjust your batch size to yield a keg of each plus a keg of blend.

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Re: blending
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 11:44:48 PM »
Two off my favorite blended beers come the Gilded Otter brewing company in New Paltz, NY. "The Stumpkin" is their seasonal Pumpkin and Stout. Another was their Blueberry summer seasonal and their Porter with fresh blueberries. Both created by the Bartenders there. 


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Re: blending
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2015, 12:30:00 AM »
I just remembered how much I used to like black and tans.
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Re: blending
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2015, 01:57:50 AM »
I think you could maybe get close, but I don't think it will be exact. Just adjust your batch size to yield a keg of each plus a keg of blend.

So Steve, dumb question -  I assume you just used the jumping of one keg into the other to do all your blending ?  I'm just trying to picture how to get a homogenous mixture without introducing air/oxidation other than how you did it.
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2015, 02:20:31 AM »
I blend mostly by the glass. I have blended by jumping from one keg into another. Just watch the condensation on the side to estimate the fill level.

I made an awesome Amber once from blending. When I put the recipes together in Beersmith, thinking about brewing it, there were like 8 malts and 4 hops. I figured it was not reproducible.
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Re: blending
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2015, 02:23:00 AM »
Blending in the pint seems most practical at our level....but I still ponder the possibility of doing it in the recipe.


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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: blending
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2015, 03:38:49 AM »
Yeah, I knew the tasted pretty good together and I knew they would fit combined in one keg so I just used a jumper line and let it hangout for a day.

I've blended in a secondary carboy once. Brewed a stout and a very red ale. Racked half of each to the fermenter with the other half going to bottles. I let it hangout for a few days before bottling the blend.

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Re: blending
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2015, 04:03:18 AM »
Ken:

I just realized how many awesome libations you have on tap.  Let's have a pub crawl at Ken's house. :)

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Re: blending
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2015, 02:08:34 PM »

Ken:

I just realized how many awesome libations you have on tap.  Let's have a pub crawl at Ken's house. :)

I got into a brewing frenzy this summer and knock a bunch out.




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Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest