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Offline BrewBama

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4995 on: September 23, 2022, 09:33:00 am »
...  They [Germans] tend to have simple recipes combined with complicated processes.  :D

Never heard it put that way but that’s spot on!

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4996 on: September 23, 2022, 08:27:17 pm »
...  They [Germans] tend to have simple recipes combined with complicated processes.  :D

Never heard it put that way but that’s spot on!
My recipe was probably more complicated than necessary but it ended up meeting my goals. Not sure I’ll ever get to complicated brew process but I’m not against it by any means
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4997 on: September 24, 2022, 09:59:09 am »
...  They [Germans] tend to have simple recipes combined with complicated processes.  :D

Never heard it put that way but that’s spot on!
My recipe was probably more complicated than necessary but it ended up meeting my goals. Not sure I’ll ever get to complicated brew process but I’m not against it by any means
I have tried doing 90m boils, doing decoctions, etc. but I'm generally not going to be doing that on the long term.  Somewhere in there I did get some better insight about the way German brewers put their recipes together.  They tend to be simple and all the ingredients serve a specific purpose.  I've been brewing since 1999 and in those days you might pick up a book and see recipes with 2-row, wheat, aromatic, victory, crystal 40 and crystal 60, pale chocolate, melanoidin, caravienne and scrambled eggs (okay, I made up that part) and one could assume that this is how beer is made.  It doesn't have to be complicated to achieve its goal.   
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4998 on: September 26, 2022, 08:08:23 pm »
Mine was:
44% Munich II
33% vienna
21% Pilsner
2% honey malt

I understand the honey malt is out of place. I like it
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4999 on: October 01, 2022, 07:30:39 am »

This is the first pull of what I call Mississippi Common Beer. Very close to an American light lager but brewed with a big clean pitch of ale yeast at cooler temperatures. Most of this batch is bound for coworkers who mostly consume BMC.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #5000 on: October 06, 2022, 07:20:17 am »
One more time with this Blonde Redhead.  Please excuse the plastic cup... I was painting last night and didn't want to risk crashing one of my favorite beer glasses.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #5001 on: October 06, 2022, 01:32:36 pm »
One more time with this Blonde Redhead.  Please excuse the plastic cup... I was painting last night and didn't want to risk crashing one of my favorite beer glasses.


Looks awesome in the plastic cup!

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #5002 on: October 06, 2022, 06:05:21 pm »
IPA with Crisp Chevallier Heritage Malt.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #5003 on: October 06, 2022, 08:35:37 pm »
IPA with Crisp Chevallier Heritage Malt.
This looks nice.  What's your take on the malt?  Don't think I have ever used it. 
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #5004 on: October 07, 2022, 05:23:06 am »
IPA with Crisp Chevallier Heritage Malt.
This looks nice.  What's your take on the malt?  Don't think I have ever used it.
It's a nice malt that is very sweet description from Crisp Malt - deeply malty flavor with marmalade sweetness. The IPA is very nice and I brewed an Amber Ale previously and it was good too. I'm still experimenting with this malt.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #5005 on: October 07, 2022, 07:13:50 am »
Interesting.  Is that beer 100% Chevallier or do you have some crystal malt in there too?  Seems like a good base malt for a hoppy beer like IPA or Amber Ale. 
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #5006 on: October 07, 2022, 07:41:23 am »
I used 5% Briess Carmel 40. Bittered with Magnum hops next time I'll us Chinook as I think the beer needed a little more hop kick than you get with Magnum. Flameout hops: Yakima Chief Cryo Pop, Mosaic, Loral. Cold dry hopped with Yakima Chief Cryo Pop for 2 days. I was going for a fruity IPA and the hops went nicely with the malt in my opinion. This beer cleared nicely without Biofine or gelatin. I did add White Labs Clarity firm as some of my friends have gluten issues. Maybe it helps for clarity esp. chill haze?
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #5007 on: October 07, 2022, 07:46:13 am »
I like it.  Looks fantastic.  Cheers, brother. 
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #5008 on: October 07, 2022, 07:51:54 am »
Cheers to you :)

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #5009 on: October 07, 2022, 01:19:44 pm »

Oktoberfest bier is tasting better than last year’s.


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