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#1 Zsasz

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:14 AM

I think this will be v4.  I usually keep the hot side hops as chinook/citra and I'll be sticking with that this time.

 

it's usually the malt and yeast I switch around.  yeast this time will be one pack of s-04 and one pack of us-05.

 

normally I use lots of pils (per the original recipe) for the base but I'm kind of shying away this time because I have LOTS of US 2-row and only 20-25lbs of pils that I'd like to save for lagers or something like that.  I also have GP and MO I could use as base accents.  I do some a few pounds of vienna as well.  then I also have the regular specialty stuff like C15, C40, caravienne, carapils, etc.  thoughts?


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:03 AM

Have any wheat?  the last batch I did was 50/50 two row and wheat and it was really good.


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:41 AM

I have some. Probably not quite enough to get to half but that's probably okay. I could make up the difference with more 2-row or maybe some mo.
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:28 AM

Two row - wheat - GP no crystal. Maybe some dextrine malt if you want.  I think the GP will give enough sweetness to the beer.


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:08 AM

Two row - wheat - GP no crystal. Maybe some dextrine malt if you want. I think the GP will give enough sweetness to the beer.


When you last did this what did you use for yeast?
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:10 AM

When you last did this what did you use for yeast?

the S-09 combo.


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:17 AM

the S-09 combo.


Good to know. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to thin it out to much.
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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:58 AM

Good to know. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to thin it out to much.

for me it was not.  I did mash at 155/156


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 01:06 PM

for me it was not. I did mash at 155/156


Not a bad idea. Might not do much for me or maybe it will help. Doesn't hurt to try.
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 05:17 AM

looks like I have 8lbs of malted wheat.  that would probably get me to about 35-40% of my total grain bill.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 05:35 AM

looks like I have 8lbs of malted wheat.  that would probably get me to about 35-40% of my total grain bill.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:45 AM

10 gallon batch

 

10 lbs US 2-row

8 lbs white wheat

4 lbs golden promise

1 lbs carapils

 

mash @ 155F

 

2oz chinook @ 60

2oz chinook and 1oz citra @ flameout

3oz chinook and 1.5oz citra hop stand

 

ferment with US-05/S-04 mix starting at 68F (let rise later in fermentation to low 70s)

 

haven't nailed down water or dry hopping yet


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 05:58 AM

do you plan to do a split dry hop between the two kegs?


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 06:26 AM

I was going to dry hop in the two serving kegs so they could be different.
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 06:29 AM

I have this weird desire to do a galaxy/Chinook blend.

 

UGH .. NEED TO BREW!


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 06:32 AM

I'm not sure I have any Galaxy.... I have a decent number of options though. I just need to check my inventory out.
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Posted 30 June 2019 - 06:45 AM

I set up my water profile.

 

Ca: 120

Mg: 3

Na: 29

SO4: 235

Cl: 64

Bicarb: 27


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 05:19 AM

possible dry hopping options:

 

columbus, amarillo (4.25 oz), chinook, mosiac (2.8 oz), citra, simcoe, centennial, idaho gem (6 oz), strata (3 oz)


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 06:01 AM

trying something new here.  primed the kegs with sugar solution, put dry hops in and racked beer on top to hopefully scrub O2 out of my dry hopping process.

 

keg 1: 1.5 oz chinook, 1 oz citra, 2.5 oz simcoe

keg 2: 2.5oz mosaic, 1oz amarillo, 1.5oz simcoe


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 06:18 AM

so I've got the temp controller set to about 70F right now.  not sure what this will do with regards to dry hopping but hopefully it's plenty warm for conditioning purposes.


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