Author Topic: Whatcha Brewin' this week -- 2009 Nov 4-10?  (Read 5609 times)

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2009, 02:09:49 PM »
Well, I did it.. I brewed an Apple Smoked Pale Mild with the WLP Manchester yeast and earned a visit from the cops as well!

Did he ask for the recipe. I sure as hell would've. That and come back later for a full brewery inspection off-duty.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2009, 02:21:19 PM »
Nice Hoppy IPA.  I don't have recipees on this box.  Rougly:

10gallons

25lbs MO
1lb 60L Crystal
1lb 80L Crystal
1lb 12oz Biscuit
1lb Carapils

1z Simco FWH
1z Cascade 60min
1z Mt Hood 45min
1z Mt Hood 30min
1z Mt Hood 20min
1z Amarillo 10min

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2009, 03:26:01 PM »
So Drew, how does one handle that situation.

I just handled it in a very low key way. He was actually pretty cool about it and wasn't really looking to hassle me, so I just brought him into the back and showed him around. Showed him the book I wrote as proof that "No really, this is legitimate!"

If he'd been a dick, I probably wouldn't have handled it as well.

As for the recipe... from memory

10 gallons ~1.040, 13 IBUs

14 lbs Maris Otter Malt
0.25 lb Flaked Oats
0.25 lb Flaked Wheat (cause I was short on oats)
1lb Caravienne Malt
0.5 lb Custom Smoked Apple Wood Malt

Mash - 156 for 60, batch sparge, etc.
Boil - 90 minutes

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0.25 oz Magnum (12.9% AA - pellets) for 60 minutes
1.oz Sourveign 4.9%AA Pellets for 30 minutes

Yeast:
WLP Manchester
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2009, 03:43:55 PM »
3rd version of a Moorehouse's Black Cat mild clone with some treacle that I've been tweaking out. Brewing tomorrow. Hope the cops don't show up! I think some of the neighbors already think I'm making meth out back, and wouldn't feel any better if they found out that it's only beer....

Also glad to know I'm not crazy for contemplating a smoked mild. Seems like smoke would compliment a mild nicely. I was thinking of using the Briess cheerywood malt, but bet the apple smoked would be an even smoother smoke. I've got to start experimenting with smoking my own malt

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2009, 03:55:13 PM »
Well, I did it.. I brewed an Apple Smoked Pale Mild with the WLP Manchester yeast and earned a visit from the cops as well!

That's hysterical. BTW I brew a smoked apple beer too. Thought I was the only one who did that. I smoke all the mlat over apple wood and sparge with apple cider. It is an interesting beer.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2009, 04:03:39 PM »
I smoke all the mlat over apple wood and sparge with apple cider. It is an interesting beer.

Just wait.. there's an article coming in for Zymurgy before too long about this one crazy Falcon who built his own smoker, smoked about 65 lbs of malt over 5 different types of wood and then handed out bags of it to everyone in the club to see what they could do with it. (I wish I was retired and had the time to do that!)

And kloster, there's a recipe over on the Wiki that I think is either mine or based on mine - http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/CherrywoodSmokedMild. Tasty stuff.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2009, 04:09:09 PM »
Switching up my brewing plans at the last minute.  Thanks to some warmer weather that just moved in, I'm not going to be able to brew a lager.  So, I'm going to brew my house IPA instead.   8)

Pearl Street IPA
14-B American IPA
Author: Matt Schwandt

Size: 5.15 gal
Efficiency: 80.0%
Attenuation: 81.0%
Calories: 208.26 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.063 (1.056 - 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.012 (1.010 - 1.018)
Color: 12.01 (6.0 - 15.0)
Alcohol: 6.71% (5.5% - 7.5%)
Bitterness: 63.5 (40.0 - 70.0)

Ingredients:
9 lb 2-Row
1 lb Light Munich
.75 lb Caramel Malt 40L
.50 lb Victory® Malt
.50 lb White Wheat
1 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added first wort, boiled 20 min
1 oz Magnum (12.1%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.50 oz Amarillo (9.3%) - added during boil, boiled 5 min
.50 oz Centennial (9.0%) - added during boil, boiled 5 min
.50 oz Amarillo (9.3%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
.50 oz Centennial (9.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
.5 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - added during boil, boiled 5 min
1.5 L starter of WYeast 1272 American Ale II
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2009, 05:03:26 PM »
Nope, but apparently I have a nosy neighbor who was so overpowered by the smell of a boiling mild that they called the cops to investigate a weird smell.

Ahhh . . I just love livin' out in the sticks, where nosey neighbors don't report me for funny smells, (which are plentiful) or for exposing myself when I take a whiz in the front yard. (frequent)
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2009, 05:05:49 PM »
Ahhh . . I just love livin' out in the sticks

yeah, I don't get those adavantages here in the big city, but after near 20 years of city living, I don't know if I could go back to small town life.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2009, 05:10:11 PM »
Nope, but apparently I have a nosy neighbor who was so overpowered by the smell of a boiling mild that they called the cops to investigate a weird smell.

Ahhh . . I just love livin' out in the sticks, where nosey neighbors don't report me for funny smells, (which are plentiful) or for exposing myself when I take a whiz in the front yard. (frequent)

Same here. I could not deal with having neighbors ever again. Nor could I deal with not being able to go for a 6 mile hike out my back door without seeing a soul. I did grow up a city boy though.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2009, 05:11:41 PM »
Got a Belgian Abbey starter going, hoping to get both a Fat Tire clone and Belgian blonde into the primaries tomorrow.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2009, 08:38:44 PM »
>(I wish I was retired and had the time to do that!)

Well, I am retired now, and have been playing around with different woods to smoke...  pork.

One of our favorites has been pear.  As we are having a good weekend in MI weatherwise, it is on the agenda to smoke some malt with pear this weekend.  Also want to do some malt with beechwood to get the intensity I have never acheived with Weyermann's rauchmalt.  When two hobbies intersect, it can be a thing of beauty.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2009, 10:27:50 PM »
Thanks for the link, Drew. Now if I can just get my hands on some Cherry malt.

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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2009, 12:59:33 AM »
I am going to brew either my house pale ale or house blond ale this weekend. We have a lot of people coming over for Thanksgiving and they are all of the Bud Light crowd. They love both these brews though. Have been able to convert a few to craft beers.
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Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2009, 08:19:53 AM »
An all-Simcoe "Christmas Tree" beer.  Bascially it's going to be a Pliny the Elder clone but with all Simcoe hops.
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