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I'm Ba-ack!
« on: October 16, 2015, 02:42:35 PM »
I'm back guys! After a several month hiatus from brewing, I've decided to return to the mix of things to get some beers on tap for the winter months. I really had no intentions on returning to the game yet. I moved over the summer and there is a novice homebrewer that lives a few doors down. He's got a handful of batches under his belt. When talking with him and giving him advice, I got the itch back!

I am brewing my 4th go round with my Good Morning Stout with several deviations from the original recipe on Saturday. This is one of my best beers. The biggest adjustment this time around is that I won't be cold steeping the dark grains. They will be going in the mash with the rest. Here's the recipe:

MBW’s Good Morning Stout (4)

Batch = 5.5
OG = 1.078
60 minute mash @ 154

Two Row Pale = 6 lb 3 oz
Maris Otter = 6 lb 3 oz
Flaked Oats = 3 lb
Chocolate Malt = 1.5 lb
Roasted Barley = 1 lb
Black Patent = 8 oz
Caramel/Crystal 120L = 5.5 oz

60 minute = 1.5 oz Nugget
30 minute = .5 oz Willamette
0 minute = .5 oz Willamtte
0 minute = 1 oz ground Colombian, ½ oz Costa Rican, and ½ oz Guatemalan coffee (Peet’s)
0 minute = 5 oz Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate

White Labs 001 California Ale

Rack onto 1 oz ground Colombian, ½ oz Costa Rican, and ½ oz Guatemalan coffee (Peet’s)
Frank

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Re: I'm Ba-ack!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 02:45:27 PM »
Good to see you back Frank!
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Re: I'm Ba-ack!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 02:47:05 PM »
Frank !  Good to see ya back.
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Re: I'm Ba-ack!
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 04:31:21 PM »
Welcome back, man. I kicked a coffee stout a couple weeks ago, and now I kind of want to brew another one after seeing your recipe. I wish I had a nitro setup for just that occasion that I want a coffee stout on tap...
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Re: I'm Ba-ack!
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2015, 03:53:04 AM »
Welcome back Frank,  good luck catching up on the forum after that long away
Frank L.
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In the works: Hopefully brewing 10 gallons of Pilsner tomorrow for a family reunion in July, then back to IPA and  a barleywine to age

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Re: I'm Ba-ack!
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2015, 11:35:34 PM »
Welcome back Frank,  good luck catching up on the forum after that long away

seriously..brewing has been reinvented here on the forum since you've been gone  ;D
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Re: I'm Ba-ack!
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2015, 11:43:57 PM »
Is it even called brewing anymore?

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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2015, 11:49:28 PM »

Is it even called brewing anymore?

Right. Think it's called transcendental homogenization now.


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Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

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: I'm Ba-ack!
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2015, 11:55:33 PM »

Is it even called brewing anymore?

Right. Think it's called transcendental homogenization now.


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Re: I'm Ba-ack!
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2015, 01:09:40 AM »
We have stir plates and erlynmeyer flasks full of star san to sell you. we're also doing 30 minute boils and fermenting at whatever temperature we feel like.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2015, 01:11:26 AM »
and oh yea we're picking up a.case of bud light and hunting at Jim's house and hanging the trophy antlers at Keith's new brewery.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2015, 01:29:39 AM »
You forgot to mention that we dont put pumpkin in pumkin beers. And by the way, I only do catch and release with Bud light

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Re: I'm Ba-ack!
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2015, 01:42:01 AM »
Starters are shaken not stirred

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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2015, 01:56:42 AM »
 Human sacrifice, cats and dogs living together...

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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2015, 03:30:06 AM »
You can ferment with lager yeasts at normal temps!  Welcome back.