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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4710 on: January 16, 2022, 09:17:04 am »
Very happy with this schwarzbier. Rides the line between classic reserved roast character and more modern intense variations of the style.


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Looks good. I have a schwarzbier planned for later this year and keep going back and forth with the subdued vs robust roast versions.  My current thought is to use debittered malt to mellow it a bit.   We’ll see what I settle on when the time comes.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4711 on: January 16, 2022, 11:03:34 am »

Looks good. I have a schwarzbier planned for later this year and keep going back and forth with the subdued vs robust roast versions.  My current thought is to use debittered malt to mellow it a bit.   We’ll see what I settle on when the time comes.

i used weyermann carafa special (the debittered one) III at 3% of grist for an ale recently (not schwarzbier). for the first two weeks there was a perception of roasted malt, but long term there is virtually none and it raised the SRM by about 20. so you could do 5% special III imho to get the colour over 30 SRM with just the lightest touch of roast imho.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4712 on: January 17, 2022, 02:43:57 pm »
This is my Christmas Ale.



It’s an English IPA. I really didn’t know how to make an English IPA. I found a presentation from Mitch Steele about all IPA styles on the AHA website. The presentation said English IPA has 0-10% caramel malt, 0-10% Munich malt, and 0-15% sugars. So, I went with C40, Munich 1, and honey at 10% each.  Hops were Willamette and Cascade.  Yeast Verdant IPA.

This beer is awesome and dare I say, it tastes like an English IPA to me and the pine is definitely Christmas!

Cheers!
Had to say that sounds simple and delicious! Willamette and cascade together is always a winner! I haven’t used Verdant yet but expect it makes tasty beer.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4713 on: January 17, 2022, 03:51:44 pm »
This is my Christmas Ale.



It’s an English IPA. I really didn’t know how to make an English IPA. I found a presentation from Mitch Steele about all IPA styles on the AHA website. The presentation said English IPA has 0-10% caramel malt, 0-10% Munich malt, and 0-15% sugars. So, I went with C40, Munich 1, and honey at 10% each.  Hops were Willamette and Cascade.  Yeast Verdant IPA.

This beer is awesome and dare I say, it tastes like an English IPA to me and the pine is definitely Christmas!

Cheers!
Had to say that sounds simple and delicious! Willamette and cascade together is always a winner! I haven’t used Verdant yet but expect it makes tasty beer.


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Thanks, that was a great beer.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4714 on: January 22, 2022, 05:50:50 pm »
Schwarzbier, first go at it. Pretty good but it needs a touch more roast character. Color looks too dark in this photo


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4715 on: January 22, 2022, 06:15:43 pm »
This is just Golden Promise, Willamette, and WY1450.  It came out better than I expected.


I have a Great Western 2-row, Willamette, Verdant IPA yeast beer that I kegged about a week ago. It is also quite good. I think it still needs another week to really shine but very nice already.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4716 on: January 30, 2022, 02:15:39 pm »
Cabana Lager in the pub watching the playoffs this afternoon...

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4717 on: January 31, 2022, 03:48:10 pm »

Monday Lager…..0.25L is just enough!!


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4718 on: January 31, 2022, 06:42:48 pm »

Monday Lager…..0.25L is just enough!!
Very nice.  What is it?
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4719 on: February 01, 2022, 04:19:37 am »

Monday Lager…..0.25L is just enough!!
Very nice.  What is it?

Thank you!

It is a Czech Lager. Started to play around with pouring from a side tap to get the creamy foam. Takes a few minutes and its done in stages.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4720 on: February 05, 2022, 07:08:29 pm »
Here’s a Stout I call ‘Black Cat’. (Ref to a unit I was in). Pale, Flaked Barley, Roast Barley, and Choc malts.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4721 on: February 05, 2022, 09:09:10 pm »
Very nice, BB.  Looks like a quality beer as usual.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4722 on: February 08, 2022, 09:16:42 pm »
Half and half. On top was supposed to be a brown porter, but after subbing in some ingredients at the last minute it turned out a lot closer to an Irish Stout so that's what I'm going with.

On the bottom is a pale lager made with Vienna and corn. It reminds me of Coors, but more flavorful, so I'm calling it "Better'n Banquet".
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4723 on: February 22, 2022, 06:34:43 pm »
Just tapped a stjørdol (Norwegian smoked farmhouse ale) that I made with dried Lutra. Super tasty, come across much cleaner than the other kveik strains I've tried, and fermentation was vigorous and fast.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #4724 on: February 25, 2022, 07:03:59 pm »
I recently brewed a Pliny clone (using a MoreBeer kit), and did a side-by-side comparison (blogged here: https://andybrews.com/2022/02/25/pliny-vs-pliny/). My version is really good, but the Pliny version is just better. The hop aroma pops in a way that mine does not...but, I have an idea on how to adjust for my next version. It's not often I get to sample a clone recipe directly next to a fresh version of the original, so this was a really fun experiment.



My clone is on the left; the original Pliny the Elder is on the right.
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