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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3825 on: October 04, 2020, 02:57:50 pm »
Festbier 2020:

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3826 on: October 05, 2020, 04:11:41 pm »
Tapped my ESB. It is pretty good and will get better!

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3827 on: October 05, 2020, 04:12:01 pm »
This is a beer that I originally just called a 'simple lager'.  I eventually called it a Landbier because the definition is so wide open.  It seems like a helles but the ingredients were off by enough for me to call it by another style.  95% Swaen LAGER malt and 5% Briess Copper Malt.  22 IBUs of Northern Brewer at the start of the boil and Omega Bayern lager yeast.  Delicious beer.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3828 on: October 05, 2020, 04:21:25 pm »
Tapped my ESB. It is pretty good and will get better!
Ah, an excellent fall style.  Looks delicious. 
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3829 on: October 05, 2020, 06:13:20 pm »
This is a beer that I originally just called a 'simple lager'.  I eventually called it a Landbier because the definition is so wide open.  It seems like a helles but the ingredients were off by enough for me to call it by another style.  95% Swaen LAGER malt and 5% Briess Copper Malt.  22 IBUs of Northern Brewer at the start of the boil and Omega Bayern lager yeast.  Delicious beer.



Excellent beer. I’ve been keeping notes on your creations. Your Shiner homage is on deck. This will make the Summertime line up I’m sure.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3830 on: October 05, 2020, 06:26:55 pm »
This is a beer that I originally just called a 'simple lager'.  I eventually called it a Landbier because the definition is so wide open.  It seems like a helles but the ingredients were off by enough for me to call it by another style.  95% Swaen LAGER malt and 5% Briess Copper Malt.  22 IBUs of Northern Brewer at the start of the boil and Omega Bayern lager yeast.  Delicious beer.



Excellent beer. I’ve been keeping notes on your creations. Your Shiner homage is on deck. This will make the Summertime line up I’m sure.
Good luck on the bock.  I have one more keg of it sitting in my on-deck fridge.  Cheers BrewBama.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3831 on: October 05, 2020, 07:38:45 pm »
This is a beer that I originally just called a 'simple lager'.  I eventually called it a Landbier because the definition is so wide open.  It seems like a helles but the ingredients were off by enough for me to call it by another style.  95% Swaen LAGER malt and 5% Briess Copper Malt.  22 IBUs of Northern Brewer at the start of the boil and Omega Bayern lager yeast.  Delicious beer.



Excellent beer. I’ve been keeping notes on your creations. Your Shiner homage is on deck. This will make the Summertime line up I’m sure.
Good luck on the bock.  I have one more keg of it sitting in my on-deck fridge.  Cheers BrewBama.
I’ve been keeping notes too. I have the Festbier lined up for next weekend! The beers better be as good as the photos! ;)

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3832 on: October 05, 2020, 08:20:34 pm »
This is a beer that I originally just called a 'simple lager'.  I eventually called it a Landbier because the definition is so wide open.  It seems like a helles but the ingredients were off by enough for me to call it by another style.  95% Swaen LAGER malt and 5% Briess Copper Malt.  22 IBUs of Northern Brewer at the start of the boil and Omega Bayern lager yeast.  Delicious beer.



Excellent beer. I’ve been keeping notes on your creations. Your Shiner homage is on deck. This will make the Summertime line up I’m sure.
Good luck on the bock.  I have one more keg of it sitting in my on-deck fridge.  Cheers BrewBama.
I’ve been keeping notes too. I have the Festbier lined up for next weekend! The beers better be as good as the photos! ;)
That part is YOUR responsibility!  :D

I really like that festbier recipe.  So simple but such a satisfying beer.  My recipes used to be so much more complex and some very smart people taught me that simple can be excellent.  My festbier would originally have 5-6 malts in it... aromatic, caramunich, etc.  Not necessary.  I still find a good amount of lager time to be one of the best things you can do for a lager beer.  Cheers.

EDIT:  By the way, I went back and checked that Festbier recipe.  In the FESTBIER thread, I said it was 25 IBUs of Hallertau but I used Spalt on this one.  Not really the type of thing you're going to notice after lagering but my Spalts were 4.7% and my Hallertau were only 3.2 so I used the Spalt.  Really nice. 
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3833 on: October 05, 2020, 08:26:11 pm »
This is a beer that I originally just called a 'simple lager'.  I eventually called it a Landbier because the definition is so wide open.  It seems like a helles but the ingredients were off by enough for me to call it by another style.  95% Swaen LAGER malt and 5% Briess Copper Malt.  22 IBUs of Northern Brewer at the start of the boil and Omega Bayern lager yeast.  Delicious beer.



Excellent beer. I’ve been keeping notes on your creations. Your Shiner homage is on deck. This will make the Summertime line up I’m sure.
Good luck on the bock.  I have one more keg of it sitting in my on-deck fridge.  Cheers BrewBama.
I’ve been keeping notes too. I have the Festbier lined up for next weekend! The beers better be as good as the photos! ;)
That part is YOUR responsibility!  :D

I really like that festbier recipe.  So simple but such a satisfying beer.  My recipes used to be so much more complex and some very smart people taught me that simple can be excellent.  My festbier would originally have 5-6 malts in it... aromatic, caramunich, etc.  Not necessary.  I still find a good amount of lager time to be one of the best things you can do for a lager beer.  Cheers.

EDIT:  By the way, I went back and checked that Festbier recipe.  In the FESTBIER thread, I said it was 25 IBUs of Hallertau but I used Spalt on this one.  Not really the type of thing you're going to notice after lagering but my Spalts were 4.7% and my Hallertau were only 3.2 so I used the Spalt.  Really nice.
I agree on the lagering time.  Looking forward to trying the Festbier around Thanksgiving.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3834 on: October 06, 2020, 07:36:59 am »
...  My recipes used to be so much more complex and some very smart people taught me that simple can be excellent.  My festbier would originally have 5-6 malts in it... aromatic, caramunich, etc.  Not necessary.  ...

+1. I enjoy brewing and my beers a lot more after simplifying all my processes — including my recipes.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3835 on: October 12, 2020, 05:18:34 pm »
Mexican Amber Lager...



Pilsner, Vienna, some CaraMunich 1, a smidge of Special B, Northern Brewer to bitter and then 1½ ounces each of Glacier and Sterling into the WP.  940 for the yeast.  To be honest, only the yeast is Mexican.  :P
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3836 on: October 12, 2020, 05:57:53 pm »
After a long hiatus from brewing beer its good to have something to share: a pale ale using my own galena and cascade hops and a bitter. Both were solid. I especially look forward to brewing more English ales. They are my favorite style and hard to come by at breweries. I was planning on using wy1469 but my smack pack was older and turned out not viable. I had s-04 as a plan b but want to rebrew with some recently acquired 1469. Also, I was purposefully aggressive with the gypsum but it was a bit much. Still, both beers were very quaffable.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3837 on: October 12, 2020, 06:34:07 pm »
After a long hiatus from brewing beer its good to have something to share: a pale ale using my own galena and cascade hops and a bitter. Both were solid. I especially look forward to brewing more English ales. They are my favorite style and hard to come by at breweries. I was planning on using wy1469 but my smack pack was older and turned out not viable. I had s-04 as a plan b but want to rebrew with some recently acquired 1469. Also, I was purposefully aggressive with the gypsum but it was a bit much. Still, both beers were very quaffable.

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Nice.  I really like that West Yorkshire yeast 1469 and also London ESB 1968.  I really need to brew with one of those again shortly.  Good looking beers.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3838 on: October 12, 2020, 07:48:59 pm »
After a long hiatus from brewing beer its good to have something to share: a pale ale using my own galena and cascade hops and a bitter. Both were solid. I especially look forward to brewing more English ales. They are my favorite style and hard to come by at breweries. I was planning on using wy1469 but my smack pack was older and turned out not viable. I had s-04 as a plan b but want to rebrew with some recently acquired 1469. Also, I was purposefully aggressive with the gypsum but it was a bit much. Still, both beers were very quaffable.

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Nice.  I really like that West Yorkshire yeast 1469 and also London ESB 1968.  I really need to brew with one of those again shortly.  Good looking beers.
Thanks. I am a big fan of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord and would be happy to have something close to it on tap.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #3839 on: October 13, 2020, 09:03:50 am »
these posts make me jealous of your beers AND your backyards!