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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2100 on: November 05, 2016, 12:42:35 AM »
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2101 on: November 08, 2016, 02:02:25 AM »
Kitchen Sink Lager.  Vital Stats: Maris Otter, Pilsner, Wheat, Aurora and Mandarina Bav. Hops.  2308. 



It had some sulfur problems, but after blowing the keg off a few times it evolved the bad stuff and now it is nice.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2102 on: November 08, 2016, 02:23:53 AM »
Kitchen Sink Lager.  Vital Stats: Maris Otter, Pilsner, Wheat, Aurora and Mandarina Bav. Hops.  2308. 



It had some sulfur problems, but after blowing the keg off a few times it evolved the bad stuff and now it is nice.



That's a nice looking beer.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2103 on: November 19, 2016, 06:43:09 PM »
Just tapped the second festbier of the season yesterday. 30% vienna, 10% munich, 1.056 to 1.009. Good stuff..



Some recent pils:


Helles:


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2104 on: November 19, 2016, 10:33:30 PM »
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2105 on: November 19, 2016, 10:45:29 PM »
Excellent looking beers from all.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2106 on: November 20, 2016, 04:48:55 AM »
Just tapped the second festbier of the season yesterday. 30% vienna, 10% munich, 1.056 to 1.009. Good stuff..



Some recent pils:


Helles:


Export Helles:

What are you doing to get the beers so clear?  I'm a clear-beer freak but these beers look filtered.  Something with the mash, gel, biofine, etc?  Yep, they look good.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2107 on: November 20, 2016, 05:55:23 AM »
Ya know, a thirsty guy would go crazy looking at this thread.

Good thing I've got a home-brew handy!
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2108 on: November 20, 2016, 01:30:09 PM »
Just tapped the second festbier of the season yesterday. 30% vienna, 10% munich, 1.056 to 1.009. Good stuff..



Some recent pils:


Helles:


Export Helles:

What are you doing to get the beers so clear?  I'm a clear-beer freak but these beers look filtered.  Something with the mash, gel, biofine, etc?  Yep, they look good.

I use a mash filter with a constant recirculation, employ a hockurz mash(30@143, 30@162, 10@168),  using sauergut I target 5.2 mash.

I boil soft, and add whirlfock and a 10 minute sauergut addition to drop pH to 5.1 or below at knockout. I employ a hot break whirlpool and then separately do a cold trub separation.

I ferment cold 45ish, with a ton of healthy yeast(2206) and am at FG in 7-8 days(beer is spunded after 5). After fg I let beer lager for 2 weeks at 30f. 5 weeks from brew-date the beers look like this, no fining agents or filtering( too much oxidation!), just good ole process.

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Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2109 on: November 20, 2016, 06:08:58 PM »
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2110 on: November 20, 2016, 06:41:36 PM »
Looks damn good, Paul!
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2111 on: November 20, 2016, 08:44:46 PM »
Man, agreed. This should be called the Thirsty Thread....All these beers make me want to put my kids to bed right now, so I can start drinking early.  ;D

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2112 on: November 21, 2016, 06:16:04 PM »
I ferment cold 45ish, with a ton of healthy yeast(2206) and am at FG in 7-8 days(beer is spunded after 5). After fg I let beer lager for 2 weeks at 30f. 5 weeks from brew-date the beers look like this, no fining agents or filtering( too much oxidation!), just good ole process.

That's awesome.  My ales will clear to that level, but it takes a solid 4-6 weeks of post-fermentation cold storage at 38f.  I'd love to cut that down to 2-3 weeks.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2113 on: November 24, 2016, 12:00:04 AM »




My new Cleopatra APA, my first stab at low oxygen brewing, at 3 weeks. Yeah, the foam is killer. The only haze is from dry hopping. But there's a lot going on at once - I preboiled the water, used 50ppm SMB, but also (per the recently posted Bamforth paper) used a late addition of Brewtan (gallotannin) and PVPP (actually used the Brewbrite mixture of Polyclar and whirlfloc). So I undoubtedly broke the rules by changing multiple variables at once. Thing is, the beer is fantastic and there are justifications for all those changes. So I'm going forward with this as my MO.

 Interestingly, this is my house APA recipe, brewed it many times, and the color is slightly but noticeably lighter, giving more credence to the low oxygen brewers reported results of lighter colored beers. Aside from that, yes, the malt quality is very fresh and well defined. It has IT. As a footnote, the Cleopatra hops are very nice - first hops I've bought from Ted Hausotter. Citrusy, tropical/mango, slight pine, slight spiciness. Best APA I've ever made, period. I'm sold.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #2114 on: November 24, 2016, 12:02:19 AM »




My new Cleopatra APA, my first stab at low oxygen brewing, at 3 weeks. Yeah, the foam is killer. The only haze is from dry hopping. But there's a lot going on at once - I preboiled the water, used 50ppm SMB, but also (per the recently posted Bamforth paper) used a late addition of Brewtan (gallotannin) and PVPP (actually used the Brewbrite mixture of Polyclar and whirlfloc). So I undoubtedly broke the rules by changing multiple variables at once. Thing is, the beer is fantastic and there are justifications for all those changes. So I'm going forward with this as my MO.

 Interestingly, this is my house APA recipe, brewed it many times, and the color is slightly but noticeably lighter, giving more credence to the low oxygen brewers reported results of lighter colored beers. Aside from that, yes, the malt quality is very fresh and well defined. It has IT. As a footnote, the Cleopatra hops are very nice - first hops I've bought from Ted Hausotter. Citrusy, tropical/mango, slight pine, slight spiciness. Best APA I've ever made, period. I'm sold.
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