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#61 Gusso

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 03:27 PM

First glass. I wouldn't confuse this with a lager at this point. Very decent beer but not a lager (or pseudo lager). Still, I'm happy with my first time using my 10 G Torpedo and first pressurized transfer.

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 03:43 PM

it'll get you drunk.



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Posted 12 January 2021 - 03:53 PM

No doubt. I'm getting zero of that Mandarina Bavarian, tho. Maybe I'll dump the rest in the keg (4oz). Perhaps, I'm too jaded by the tropical hops, where I expect an explosion of flavor. It is totally drinkable now but I wouldn't mind a little "something" extra.

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 05:26 PM

It packs a punch - that is for sure! My wife actually likes it, too.

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 07:00 PM

:frank:

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 06:48 PM

This has really smoothened out. Getting closer to an "Imperial Lager". Deadly but niiice...

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 03:18 PM

This keeps getting better.

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 04:21 PM

noice!

 

so going back and looking at what you made it seems like this deserves it's own thread LOL!  Our recipes are fairly different but in any event if I helped in some way I feel good about that :cheers:



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Posted 08 February 2021 - 06:44 AM

You got me on the road to 2 great beers (Baltic porter, as well) that I will definitely be brewing again. Thanks.

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 11:31 AM

I had some of my non-dry hopped version of this last night.  very smooth!



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Posted 19 February 2021 - 06:52 PM

This keeps getting better.

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Just killed the keg. I'll be brewing this again.

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 01:27 PM

I still have a little bit left.  I've been hitting other kegs just to see how it ages.  I'll likely kill it soon.



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Posted 21 February 2021 - 03:02 PM

just poured a pint - has a really nice toasty flavor.  very smooth.



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Posted 23 July 2021 - 06:25 PM

Tomorrow I'm making a somewhat big lager. 14# of grain will probably put me in the 7.5-8% range. I have a 34/70 yeast cake from the other day that is still under pressure and refrigerated. Gonna make this a NZ lager with Green Bullet, Wakatu, and Nelson Sauvin (maybe some Moteuka, too).

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Posted 24 July 2021 - 09:56 AM

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 07:18 AM

Not surprisingly, active fermentation kicked in quickly. I added the wort to the Torpedo keg at 830 last night. This morning it was under 20 psi and gravity dropped 15 points.

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 03:56 PM

My latest finished on the dry side again at 1.006. I think I'll do a big lager on the yeast cake and let it age into the fall/winter.

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 04:00 PM

In my short lager history, I'm getting 3 batches (twice now) from a single pack of 34/70. Pretty economical!

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 04:45 PM

Put my Torpedo of NZ pils in the fridge for cold crash. Hopefully, I transfer Monday morning and add my next lager wort on top of the yeast cake. No cleaning, no bother!

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Posted 08 August 2021 - 04:44 AM

I find I like 34/70 more on subsequent batches but it's still pretty decent on gen 1.


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