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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3255 on: February 11, 2019, 01:34:56 AM »
I've used Lemondrop in a couple of pale lagers.  I found it far more subtle, less lemon candy, than I expected.  But it is there.  I found it surprisingly almost European in character for a daughter of Cascade.  But I think you'll really like it in that application. 
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« Reply #3256 on: February 11, 2019, 07:40:07 PM »
I plan to bitter with 15 IBUs of Magnum at 60, use an oz at 10 min and an oz at 1 min to try to get some lemon flavor and 35 IBUs total. It will be my 100th batch since Alabama legalized brewing.


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« Reply #3257 on: February 11, 2019, 08:10:59 PM »


I plan to bitter with 15 IBUs of Magnum at 60, use an oz at 10 min and an oz at 1 min to try to get some lemon flavor and 35 IBUs total. It will be my 100th batch since Alabama legalized brewing.


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So I won't ask how many batches total... ;)   I'd have to look at my notes but I bet I did about the same with Magnum and Lemondrop.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3258 on: February 11, 2019, 10:02:18 PM »
I plan to bitter with 15 IBUs of Magnum at 60, use an oz at 10 min and an oz at 1 min to try to get some lemon flavor and 35 IBUs total. It will be my 100th batch since Alabama legalized brewing.


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That sounds good.

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« Reply #3259 on: February 13, 2019, 01:01:29 AM »
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« Reply #3260 on: February 14, 2019, 04:27:56 AM »
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Looks great!

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« Reply #3261 on: February 14, 2019, 02:24:45 PM »
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Looks great!

Thanks man. Very happy with it although it's a bit unorthodox.
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« Reply #3262 on: February 14, 2019, 02:26:12 PM »
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Looks great!

Thanks man. Very happy with it although it's a bit unorthodox.
How so?

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« Reply #3263 on: February 14, 2019, 02:47:22 PM »

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Looks great!

Thanks man. Very happy with it although it's a bit unorthodox.
How so?

This batch is not that far off the more I think about it. I used to make it with flaked oats but removed that for this batch. It has a touch of brown malt which is obviously not traditional.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3264 on: February 24, 2019, 07:36:18 PM »


This is a Golden Ale I call North Shore (loosely based on Kona’s Big Wave).

37% Maris Otter
54% Pale Ale
9% White Wheat Malt

38 IBU Galaxy all added at 25 min

1318 yeast

OG 1.058
FG 1.016

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« Reply #3265 on: March 01, 2019, 01:56:21 AM »
I hadn't made a Bitter in a couple of years.  Won't make that mistake again!  Very tasty.   

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« Reply #3266 on: March 01, 2019, 03:11:08 AM »
I hadn't made a Bitter in a couple of years.  Won't make that mistake again!  Very tasty.   

For sure, looks so tasty! I feel the same way.  I make them, they go fast and then I wish I had them on tap at all times.  I like the Crisp Chevalier heritage malt for some great twist on Maris Otter.  I think Robert has a thread on here about that malt.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3267 on: March 04, 2019, 12:22:22 AM »
Bitter: delicious!


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« Reply #3268 on: March 14, 2019, 09:38:38 PM »
Here’s my bitter





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« Reply #3269 on: March 23, 2019, 07:13:42 PM »
Here’s my Exportbier. It’s my first beer using the Full Pint vs the commodity Copeland barley I normally use. The Mecca Grade malts definitely have a more pronounced, fuller malt flavor in my opinion. Even though this beer only has 30 IBUs of Hallertau, I would have expected more of a hop background or undertone but I don’t get any hops at all. I suspected this would be the case after tasting an in process hydro sample so I preemptively picked up some Bert’s Beer Baster.

I chose the Columbus version. I added it one drop at a time and then tasted the results. Each drop added a layer of hop flavor and aroma onto the malt after drifting thru the beer like smoke.  This photo is pre-basting but the drops did not reduce clarity or collapse the head which persisted until the beer was finished.

Though the Harvest yeast gave me 79.6% attenuation finishing at 1.011, this beer is not as dry as the Exportbiers I remember from Germany.  (At 6% it also has a bit more kick.) I have changed my mash schedule to a shorter dextrin rest in an attempt to get dryer beers so hopefully that will help.  The Beantown Lager in the fermenter now used the new schedule so we’ll see.

I also seem to be picking up some esters I did not expect from this Augustiner yeast strain.  I thought I controlled temps below the temps that I heard can bring this out. It’s not pronounced, just a “hmm, what’s that” kinda thing. Interestingly, I repitched this in the Beantown Lager so we’ll see if it detectable in that beer as well.

All-in-all I’d say this is a good beer for sipping on cooler nights vs a thirst quencher after a hot day working in the yard.

Edit: after really wanting to like this beer as is, then not being satisfied with it and adding the Beer Baster, I’ve come to the conclusion I just need something more for this current wallflower of a beer.  It’s not bad but it just needs more hop zip than Bert can provide. So, I made a bitter hop tea with a quart of boiling water and an oz of Tradition hops. I added the tea last night and just tasted it. It seems to have worked well, calculating I added ~10 IBUs. I may add 10 more but we’ll see.

Next up: Světlý Ležák 12° using Barke Pils, Magnum and Saaz hops, and Urkel yeast for the upcoming hotter days.








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