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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3285 on: April 18, 2019, 01:55:40 AM »
It is. Very good malt. The best description I can come up with is ‘rich’. It has a different richer flavor than I’ve had before. I can’t say I’ll use it exclusively but I’ll definitely use it again.

83.3 Lamonta (Pale)
8.3% Opal 44
8.3% Metolius (Munich style)

It was also the second generation of the Imperial Harvest yeast. It turned out much cleaner than the initial pitch. The Export bier never cleared like this one without some persuasion. This one dropped crystal clear with only time and temp.

...but I did change my mash schedule a bit as well so who knows. I am pleased with this effort.


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Good to hear.  I've taken a real shine to a local malt producer, some of the best malt I've ever used.  (As good as or better than any import, and cheaper for me than commodity malts.)  But this local maltster only makes base malts (Pilsner, pale, Vienna, Munich.)  I might consider some  Mecca for specialties.  Not local, but made with integrity and, hey, I use PNW hops anyway.

And as a serial pitcher, I'm convinced yeast only keeps behaving better as it gets used to living and working in your brewery.
I just got 100 pounds of Root Shoots Pilsner and 2-row. I am really looking forward to it.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3286 on: April 18, 2019, 02:05:33 AM »
There are some folks making damn good malt these days.  I've also had some from one maltster,  using the same, single variety, local barley as the super good maltster here, and it was very disappointing.   Like with beer, independent doesn't guarantee quality.  But there's so much good stuff happening,  it's exciting to think what's in the future.  Mecca Grade and Root Shoot have established themselves as models.   I expect West Branch here in NE Ohio will make a similar name for itself.  Good brewing!
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3287 on: April 21, 2019, 02:24:14 AM »
There are some folks making damn good malt these days.  I've also had some from one maltster,  using the same, single variety, local barley as the super good maltster here, and it was very disappointing.   Like with beer, independent doesn't guarantee quality.  But there's so much good stuff happening,  it's exciting to think what's in the future.  Mecca Grade and Root Shoot have established themselves as models.   I expect West Branch here in NE Ohio will make a similar name for itself.  Good brewing!
I’m liking the “local” scene. Some of the Sugar Creek malt has been really nice. Wondering about 2 Track from the Dakotas. I love supporting anything domestically produced.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3288 on: April 29, 2019, 04:45:59 PM »
A couple of firsts. My first post along with my first lager.



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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3289 on: April 29, 2019, 09:12:33 PM »
A couple of firsts. My first post along with my first lager.


Very nice.  Welcome!
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3290 on: May 03, 2019, 12:50:58 PM »
One of my best tap lists that I can remember!

First up, my Mango/Apricot Sour…. Over 6lbs of Apricot and Mango right into the keg, base beer was a simple kettle Berliner.



Doppelbock… Brewed this one with Barke Pils, Dark Munich, Caraaroma, Melanoidin and Carafa Special. Hopped with Mittelfruh and Tettnang. Fermented at 48F and lagered for over 4 months at 30F. Absolutely awesome! Rich, dark fruits and fairly intense malt character. Balanced was just nailed, in terms of it's malty sweetness and balancing bitterness. I absolutely am loving this one, can’t get enough of it!



Rauchbier… 45% Beech, 25% Cherry and 25% Mesquite wood smoked malt, with a balance of Caramunich and Acidulated. Fermented with a Kolsch yeast strain.



Festbier… Brewed with Barke Pils, Munich, Vienna and Carahell. 



English Mild… Brewed with Fawcett Maris Otter, Pilsner, Biscuit and British Crystal Malts. Hopped with EKG. Dry English Ale Yeast. An absolute crusher of a beer with really wonderful malt notes.



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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3291 on: May 03, 2019, 01:00:56 PM »
Wow.  Nice selection and excellent photos.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3292 on: May 06, 2019, 10:50:24 PM »
A thread about my 2nd favorite part of beer (after drinking it), which is looking at it!

This is an English Bitter I brewed up with Briess' Extra Special Malt. It turned out pretty tasty


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« Reply #3293 on: May 10, 2019, 07:31:11 PM »
Czech Pils. Mmm Saaz!





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Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3294 on: May 20, 2019, 12:13:43 AM »


Bitter made with Nottingham yeast. Turned out clean and a bit dry but still good. I would prefer a more traditional yeast though.

93% Viking European Pale Ale
7% Caramunich I
30 IBU FWH Brewers Gold
6 IBU FWH EKG
0.75 oz/3G at 1 minute
0.66 oz/3G at steep
Nottingham Dry Yeast
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