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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3240 on: January 28, 2019, 12:06:57 AM »
Belgian Blond

It might have a bit more clearing up to do, but I think it looks pretty good for being fermented with WY 3864.




That looks pretty clear to me!  Awesome!


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3241 on: January 28, 2019, 01:11:47 AM »
Tasty looking beers, guys. 

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Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3242 on: February 02, 2019, 09:48:05 PM »


This year’s Winter Warmer is a very tasty Scottish Export  I call Cumberland Plateau 80/-.  It must be working ‘cause it’s Winter and it got warmer. ;)

76% Maris Otter
12% Munich
4% Choc Rye
4% 45*
4% Molasses (at the top of the boil)

32 IBU EKG all at 60 min

Wyeast 1084

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3243 on: February 03, 2019, 01:09:50 AM »


This year’s Winter Warmer is a very tasty Scottish Export  I call Cumberland Plateau 80/-.  It must be working ‘cause it’s Winter and it got warmer. ;)

76% Maris Otter
12% Munich
4% Choc Rye
4% 45*
4% Molasses (at the top of the boil)

32 IBU EKG all at 60 min

Wyeast 1084

Brown Balanced water


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Sounds good. Looks great. That’s a cool glass.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3244 on: February 03, 2019, 01:51:52 AM »


This year’s Winter Warmer is a very tasty Scottish Export  I call Cumberland Plateau 80/-.  It must be working ‘cause it’s Winter and it got warmer. ;)

76% Maris Otter
12% Munich
4% Choc Rye
4% 45*
4% Molasses (at the top of the boil)

32 IBU EKG all at 60 min

Wyeast 1084

Brown Balanced water


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Sounds good. Looks great. That’s a cool glass.
What he said.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3245 on: February 03, 2019, 03:39:00 PM »
A Scottish Export sounds good right now, I may need to get one ready for March. 
I've never even seen a glass like that before, where did you find it?

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3246 on: February 03, 2019, 03:47:05 PM »
A Scottish Export sounds good right now, I may need to get one ready for March. 
I've never even seen a glass like that before, where did you find it?

I got it as a gift a while back.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3247 on: February 03, 2019, 03:51:48 PM »
A Scottish Export sounds good right now, I may need to get one ready for March. 
I've never even seen a glass like that before, where did you find it?
I have a glass like that.  It is called a Thistle Glass.  Mine came from a brewpub in Baltimore and has the name Oliver on it.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3248 on: February 03, 2019, 05:13:08 PM »
A Scottish Export sounds good right now, I may need to get one ready for March. 
I've never even seen a glass like that before, where did you find it?
I have a glass like that.  It is called a Thistle Glass.  Mine came from a brewpub in Baltimore and has the name Oliver on it.
Those thistle glasses were supposedly introduced by the Belgians when imported "Scotch Ale," as they called what the Scots just called Strong Ale, became very popular between the Wars.  Thistle being the emblem of Scotland, and the Belgians being obsessed with specialty glassware.  Seems like this is one case where the beer is special enough to deserve the treatment.  Now I really want one of each.  Glass and beer.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3249 on: February 06, 2019, 02:47:39 AM »
Belgian Blond

It might have a bit more clearing up to do, but I think it looks pretty good for being fermented with WY 3864.



Love that yeast!!!
Looks great, wish it were in my hand.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3250 on: February 10, 2019, 09:11:42 PM »
Love that yeast!!!
Looks great, wish it were in my hand.

Thanks.  It is a great yeast; I have two jars of slurry left (really wish they would make it available year round).

Here's an single hop APA with Denali (won't be using that hop again).  With 3 oz. of dry hops per 5 gallon batch, I think this is as clear as it's getting.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3251 on: February 10, 2019, 09:51:58 PM »

Here's an single hop APA with Denali (won't be using that hop again).  With 3 oz. of dry hops per 5 gallon batch, I think this is as clear as it's getting.

Looks great. What do you dislike about the Denali to cause to not to use it again?  (I’ve not used it)



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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3252 on: February 10, 2019, 10:18:20 PM »
Looks great. What do you dislike about the Denali to cause to not to use it again?  (I’ve not used it)

Thanks, so does your Winter Warmer.

The Denali pellets had this great aroma, but I'm not really loving the flavor.  It's kind of a cross between pineapple, orange, and something a bit more tropical along with a vegetal (maybe like bell pepper) flavor.  It probably wasn't a great beer to use rye malt in either.

Over the last few years, I've experimented with a handful of the newer hop varieties (Denali, Citra, Eureka, Vic Secret, and Waimea), and some of them were pretty nice.  But my favorite APA is still SNPA, and my favorite homebrewed APA is still an SPNA clone.  I think I'm done experimenting with hops for a while.   
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3253 on: February 10, 2019, 10:24:55 PM »
Looks great. What do you dislike about the Denali to cause to not to use it again?  (I’ve not used it)

Thanks, so does your Winter Warmer.

The Denali pellets had this great aroma, but I'm not really loving the flavor.  It's kind of a cross between pineapple, orange, and something a bit more tropical along with a vegetal (maybe like bell pepper) flavor.  It probably wasn't a great beer to use rye malt in either.

Over the last few years, I've experimented with a handful of the newer hop varieties (Denali, Citra, Eureka, Vic Secret, and Waimea), and some of them were pretty nice.  But my favorite APA is still SNPA, and my favorite homebrewed APA is still an SPNA clone.  I think I'm done experimenting with hops for a while.
I've only had a Denali hopped beer once (that I know of).  I remember thinking "Fruity Pebbles."  I would use it as a single hop beer, but probably with a simple grain bill of 2 row.  Maybe some 10L Crystal and or Wheat.
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Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3254 on: February 11, 2019, 01:24:27 AM »
Interesting. Though I hope I don’t get bell pepper (not a fan), I am also beginning to experiment with hops.

I used Galaxy (new to me) in a Golden Ale recipe in my attempt at Big Wave. First taste says this was a great choice. It needs a bit more conditioning to really make a solid call.

I’ve been planning a Lemondrop Blonde Ale a cpl brews from now.  I am also planning Dr Rudi and Motueka (along with Saaz) in a James Squire Four Wives tribute coming up.

We’ll see!


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