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Offline jamminbrew

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I love the smell of grains in the morning...
« on: April 17, 2011, 03:20:10 PM »
It smells like... VICTORY!!!!
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Re: I love the smell of grains in the morning...
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 04:13:46 PM »
as in Victory malt?  How is it?  I've been tempted to use it for the name alone, but haven't...

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Re: I love the smell of grains in the morning...
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 04:15:39 PM »
I like the beers I have made that used Victory and in fact now I just keep some around
so it is available if the urge showes up to brew a beer using Victory.
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Re: I love the smell of grains in the morning...
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 05:10:52 PM »
I've got an IPA fermenting now that was about 70% Munich, 20% special aromatic, and the rest Victory.  I think Victory has a kinda toasty, slightly nutty flavor.
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Re: I love the smell of grains in the morning...
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 05:49:28 PM »
This was a goofy reference to "Apocalypse Now", but I do like the Victory malt. But I'm brewing at the moment, and my kitchen smells like mashed grains. I truly love the aroma. (Though the rest of my family is still undecided on this issue) :D
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Re: I love the smell of grains in the morning...
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 08:03:59 AM »
Time to upgrade the family!  ;D
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Re: I love the smell of grains in the morning...
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 12:20:43 PM »
I like Apocalypse Now... and Victory malt. I use about 5% in my APA, and it definitely lends a nice toastiness to the beer.
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Re: I love the smell of grains in the morning...
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 12:43:05 PM »
I need to brew.... Got a jar of yeast in the fridge (Trappist) not sure if and what I want to do with it.... So speed reading "Yeast" over the next 24 hours.......
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Re: I love the smell of grains in the morning...
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2011, 02:23:14 PM »
Victory malt: it's better than napalm!  New marketing slogan?

I use victory in just about any APA, IPA and AAA. It's a great accent malt. I also love the smell of mash. There's a brewpub across the street from my office and I can smell their mash every thursday when they brew.  Makes me a little jealous!
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Re: I love the smell of grains in the morning...
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2011, 02:31:22 PM »
I need to brew.... Got a jar of yeast in the fridge (Trappist) not sure if and what I want to do with it.... So speed reading "Yeast" over the next 24 hours.......
May I suggest for your trappist yeast this incarnation.....
http://www.reocities.com/iluvhops/brouwsel/rochefort8.html
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