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#241 HVB

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 05:35 AM

Ordered some 833 yesterday. Hopefully Brew a week from today. Helles and then maibock.

Do you have a Maibock recipe you have in mind?  I hope to finish up my new kettles this weekend and start prepping some WLP835 for a Helles or Pilsner and the mention of a Maibock has me thinking!


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 05:47 AM

I have a rough idea. Mostly pils, few pounds of Vienna, a little carahell and probably a little carapils. I can't remember the right ibu for a beer like this but I'll use all halertau unless the ibus are higher than expected and then I'll use a little Magnum at the start of boil to reduce my total hop matter load.
I think this might be similar to horst's recipe so I might look that up for further guidance. I'll post the recipe when I have it finalized.
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Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:00 AM

Do you have a Maibock recipe you have in mind?  I hope to finish up my new kettles this weekend and start prepping some WLP835 for a Helles or Pilsner and the mention of a Maibock has me thinking!

 

drez, this is the maibock recipe I've used to good success for many years:

 

- OG of ~1.070, with a grist of ~80% pils/20% light Munich (sub in Vienna in lieu of Munich if you prefer); I mash ~150-151° for ~90 min to keep it on the drier side

 

- ~35-40 IBU's total, all noble hops; Magnum to bitter, then a light late addition (usually 1-2 oz, depending on AA%) of Hallertau/Tett/Liberty/Mt. Hood (whatever you have on hand).

 

- your fav lager yeast (34/70 is my go-to lager yeast, but to your point, WLP835 should shine in a maibock)

 

- a month of cold time in the fridge, post-kegging, before tapping (YMMV).

 

Hopefully this will give you a few ideas to kick around.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:08 AM

drez, this is the maibock recipe I've used to good success for many years:

 

- OG of ~1.070, with a grist of ~80% pils/20% light Munich (sub in Vienna in lieu of Munich if you prefer); I mash ~150-151° for ~90 min to keep it on the drier side

 

- ~35-40 IBU's total, all noble hops; Magnum to bitter, then a light late addition (usually 1-2 oz, depending on AA%) of Hallertau/Tett/Liberty/Mt. Hood (whatever you have on hand).

 

- your fav lager yeast (34/70 is my go-to lager yeast, but to your point, WLP835 should shine in a maibock)

 

- a month of cold time in the fridge, post-kegging, before tapping (YMMV).

 

Hopefully this will give you a few ideas to kick around.

Thanks!  This looks nice and I have everything on hand!


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:28 AM

Thanks!  This looks nice and I have everything on hand!

 

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:58 AM

Been a while but making a Munich helles today 833. I pushed the hops a little earlier in the boil and added a fwh addition. I'll also be no sparging this time. Also I didn't use Brew tanb last time. I also might not have any pure o2 left so this could be an unplanned venture into not super oxygenated wort for me.
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:26 AM

Been a while but making a Munich helles today 833. I pushed the hops a little earlier in the boil and added a fwh addition. I'll also be no sparging this time. Also I didn't use Brew tanb last time. I also might not have any pure o2 left so this could be an unplanned venture into not super oxygenated wort for me.


Why no brewtan? As for oxygen, I gave that up a while ago with no issues. I do pump to my fermenter so it does get some splashing.
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:38 AM

Why no brewtan? As for oxygen, I gave that up a while ago with no issues. I do pump to my fermenter so it does get some splashing.

 

last time I made this particular recipe I hadn't started using brewtan b yet (or at least there is nothing in the notes about it).  I'm using it today.


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 05:58 AM

last time I made this particular recipe I hadn't started using brewtan b yet (or at least there is nothing in the notes about it).  I'm using it today.

Total reading comprehension fail on my part there!!  

 

I need to find the motivation to finish building up my new kettles and get brewing.  Work and life have just got in the way!


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 06:47 AM

Total reading comprehension fail on my part there!!  

 

I need to find the motivation to finish building up my new kettles and get brewing.  Work and life have just got in the way!

 

this morning my son said "you haven't made beer on a friday in a long time."  he was correct.  then he helped me mill the grains :D


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:37 AM

Got a light American lager on deck for Thursday.

 

Mostly Pils, plus a smidge of wheat and C-40, to ~1.053-ish and ~6 SRM for 5.5 gal in the primary.

 

Using up the last of my stash of Liberty hops; 1.5 oz for the boil and 0.5 oz for a 10-min addition, for ~20 IBUs total.  Some fresh 34/70 will handle the heavy lifting in the primary.

 

Want to get this brewed now and let it sit in the cold for most of June to be ready for July 4th, cuz 'Murica.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:58 AM

Mashed in at 615 this morning and should be squeezing the bag and firing up the kettle around 1.  Final design using S189-34/70 slurry.  Originally had Saaz at 5 but something wasn't right with it's "scent" in spite of being kryo'd and frozen :(
 
Estimated OG: 1.057 SG, Estimated Color: 4.7 SRM, Estimated IBU: 18.8 IBUs, Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %, Boil Time: 40 Minutes


8 lbs 8.0 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 73.9 %
2 lbs Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM) Grain 2 17.4 %
1 lbs Barke Munich (10.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.7 %

 

1.00 oz Tettnang [4.40 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 4 9.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Tettnang [4.40 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 5 5.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Tettnang [4.40 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 6 3.2 IBUs
 


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:06 AM

Trying to wake up some 2124 and probably making a starter later today or tomorrow.  A Munich Helles is first up and I have plans for some other 'gold lagers' and then maybe Bordertown dark lager and I'll figure out the rest later.  Hopefully brewing on Monday.  



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:30 AM

Trying to wake up some 2124 and probably making a starter later today or tomorrow.  A Munich Helles is first up and I have plans for some other 'gold lagers' and then maybe Bordertown dark lager and I'll figure out the rest later.  Hopefully brewing on Monday.  

 

is 2124 your "go-to" lager yeast?  just curious.  I have a hard time settling on just one lager yeast.  I think I might like 833 the best but I'll have more evidence soon ;)


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:33 AM

is 2124 your "go-to" lager yeast?  just curious.  I have a hard time settling on just one lager yeast.  I think I might like 833 the best but I'll have more evidence soon ;)

 

I try and think I need a go-to lager yeast but just cannot make that happen.  If I had one at the moment it would be 34/70 due to its ease of use, it's versatility and pleasant taste.  The only other yeast I've used in multiple batches that I love is the Omega Bayern.  But there are so many to explore :)


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:03 AM

I try and think I need a go-to lager yeast but just cannot make that happen.  If I had one at the moment it would be 34/70 due to its ease of use, it's versatility and pleasant taste.  The only other yeast I've used in multiple batches that I love is the Omega Bayern.  But there are so many to explore :)

 

have you tried 833?  I feel like a lot of people haven't.  ayinger baby!


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:14 AM

have you tried 833?  I feel like a lot of people haven't.  ayinger baby!

 

I have not.  My recent purchase is WLP 940 Mexican Lager.  I'll probably whip that one up next month or two.  I'll prolly use my current S189-34/70 slurry once more after tomorrow's batch.  Then the 940.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:15 AM

I have not.  My recent purchase is WLP 940 Mexican Lager.  I'll probably whip that one up next month or two.  I'll prolly use my current S189-34/70 slurry once more after tomorrow's batch.  Then the 940.

Love the 940.  



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:16 AM

Love the 940.  

 

Do you use it exclusively for the Cabana or have you used it otherwise?


What do you like about it so much?


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:31 AM

I have not.  My recent purchase is WLP 940 Mexican Lager.  I'll probably whip that one up next month or two.  I'll prolly use my current S189-34/70 slurry once more after tomorrow's batch.  Then the 940.

 

well I'd say to anyone if you can get well handled ayinger beer try that out and if you like it 833 is for you.  it's the thing that makes an ayinger beer taste like an ayinger beer in my opinion.  otherwise just take my word for it and try it out.  worst case you end up with beer :D


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