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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2011, 03:41:03 PM »
Club brew coming up 1st, we're pitching in to fill a new 3BBL fermenter with a IIPA and splitting the result - a member is turning pro and wants to use this vessel for the first time. With his system it will take two mash/boils. Should be a fun day.

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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2011, 05:20:52 PM »
Pecan rauchbier first, then a kolsch.
Pecan wood smoked, I assume?  Only used Pecan once on some pork, and it reminded me of Post Oak, which is good.
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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2011, 05:24:29 PM »
Did the N. German Pils today.  It was forever to get it down to <50F, 1 hour and 8 minutes.  Need more ice next time for the pond pump cooler set up.

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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2011, 05:29:46 PM »
Lager starters are still bubbling, Denny....my problem is that it has been too damn cold.  The fermometer on one of my carboys was reading 44°F yesterday.

I think a pils will be fermenting next weekend.

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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2011, 08:31:43 PM »
Mine is gonna be honey wheat, followed by a stout.
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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #65 on: January 03, 2011, 09:21:27 PM »
Did a  dry stout on 1-1-11
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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #66 on: January 04, 2011, 08:14:16 AM »
I made a little cream ale last night, 1.040 and 15 IBU.  It'll be a base beer for a strawberry ale for the wife, I intend to add frozen strawberries to secondary, chill that while it extracts the flavor, and then keg afterwards.  Fruit beers aren't terribly stable but she enjoys them when we go to the local brewpub so I put one out periodicaly.
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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2011, 08:21:17 AM »
I'm on day 2 of fermenting my latest batch of Vienna Lager.  (Mashed and pitched on 1-2)

I love the cold weather to really get the wort down cold before pitching (45F, let it free rise up to 50F in the fermenting fridge), however, you do have to be sure to drain the garden hose properly after useing the wort chiller.  Otherwise the next brew day may not go so smoothly!

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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2011, 09:27:13 AM »
Lager starters are still bubbling, Denny....my problem is that it has been too damn cold.  The fermometer on one of my carboys was reading 44°F yesterday.

I think a pils will be fermenting next weekend.

Just xferred a pils made with WY2124.  It fermented at about 44-46F due to the cold snap we're having here.  The yeast worked impressively well at that temp!
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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #69 on: January 04, 2011, 10:49:01 AM »
Brewed a mild yesterday.  First time for that style for me.  Need a good lo-cal session beer.
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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #70 on: January 05, 2011, 12:13:46 AM »
Dry Stout - brewing it Sunday, but I technically already started it since I mashed in 2 oz of grain in a travel coffee mug to get sour and nasty before I add it to the main tun at sparge.

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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #71 on: January 05, 2011, 07:54:29 AM »
Heating strike water for 10g AG AB clone as we speak.

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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2011, 08:04:39 AM »
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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #73 on: January 05, 2011, 08:22:42 AM »
Pecan rauchbier first, then a kolsch.
Pecan wood smoked, I assume?  Only used Pecan once on some pork, and it reminded me of Post Oak, which is good.
We have a lot of pecan trees out here, there's even an award winning BBQ restaurant here that uses only pecan.  I'm also going to use apple wood on some malt-I brewed last year's rauch with half store bought, half apple smoked malt and it was terrific.
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Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2011, 10:44:36 AM »
Pecan rauchbier first, then a kolsch.
Pecan wood smoked, I assume?  Only used Pecan once on some pork, and it reminded me of Post Oak, which is good.
We have a lot of pecan trees out here, there's even an award winning BBQ restaurant here that uses only pecan.  I'm also going to use apple wood on some malt-I brewed last year's rauch with half store bought, half apple smoked malt and it was terrific.

Did an Apple wood smoked Porter a few years ago.  That worked just fine.  Will do some more with Apple wood in the future, as there are lots of Apple trees here, but no Pecan.
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