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#61 porter

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Posted 06 May 2022 - 11:53 AM

If it ain't broke...

 

I am just focusing on simple, low stress, low fuss brewing of highly drinkable beers. I do like the process much better with my new setup, though. I may start brewing smaller batches or giving more away so I can brew more often. As it is, I probably won't need to brew again for a few months.



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Posted 06 May 2022 - 11:56 AM

If it ain't broke...


You mess around until you break it? :P

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Posted 06 May 2022 - 12:20 PM

After the hot break you can add the hops.



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Posted 07 May 2022 - 03:48 AM

I'm  hoping to brew again on Friday.  I saved some yeast from the porter but when I poured out into the mason jars it was all frothed up so now that it's settled I don't have a ton of yeast in there.  looks like I might be making a starter booooooo!!!!



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Posted 28 May 2022 - 01:56 PM

Got an early start today and finished up at 12:30. First time using Bananza yeast by Omega - I used the same grain bill as the Baltic Porter but supposedly this will have banana esters. I forgot to add the brown sugar but it still will have a little oomph - OG is 1.077.

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 04:24 AM

Making an IPA with Hornindal tomorrow. I'm going to dry hop with Cryo Pop for the first time.

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Posted 09 June 2022 - 10:03 AM

WCIPA on the G40 today



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Posted 06 July 2022 - 03:47 PM

Today I made a pale ale with Mackinac hops. I used Lutra slurry that was about 10 days old. Active fermentation after 2 hours. First time using Mackinac.

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Posted 06 July 2022 - 07:58 PM

Need to brew. My maibock kicked a week ago. I put my pilsner (that I posted earlier this thread but accidentally deleted post) on tap and that is good. Maybe a half keg of pale ale. Thinking I'll put together a red IPA and brew in the next few weeks. If it's not ready by the time the pale ale kicks I have some cyser I made a few years ago to put on tap.



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Posted 15 July 2022 - 10:48 AM

I transferred my Mackinac ale to a keg this morning. Pretty much got the last few drops.

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Posted 15 July 2022 - 10:53 AM

I should probably keg my voss beer but I may just drink it all straight out of the fermentor so I can save the nice clean kegs lol



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Posted 20 August 2022 - 06:11 PM

I should probably keg my voss beer but I may just drink it all straight out of the fermentor so I can save the nice clean kegs lol


Dead now, right? What was your opinion on the Voss?

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Posted 20 August 2022 - 06:40 PM

Dead now, right? What was your opinion on the Voss?


Not bad but too belgiany for me to use regularly. Pretty smooth for the abv though.

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Posted 25 August 2022 - 11:06 AM

I haven't been brewing much (which is stupid what with the plague and all) but I made an APA a few weeks ago and suddenly I've got the bug again. I had been having problems with hoppy beers not coming out hoppy enough. So I tried a different hops separation gizmo and it seems like it works well. I had been using a mesh basket that hangs on the rim of the kettle. I don't think I was getting good hops contact with the wort using that so I got a Hops Stopper 2.0. We'll see how it does for a really big hop load like an IPA or DIPA but it did a good job on the APA.

 

Anyway, like I said I got the brewing bug again and have started to plan out my next several brews:

West Coast Amber (think Levitation)

Ill Tempered Gnome (winter warmer from Gordon's book), reusing the yeast from the amber

Scottish 70/-

Wee Heavy, reusing the yeast from the 70 shilling

Why Aye Man (rye brown ale)

English IPA (Meantime London IPA recipe from the IPA book), reusing yeast from the brown ale

 

Need to work in a couple of lagers too when the weather and ground water get cool enough and possibly a Belgian or two.



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Posted 25 August 2022 - 12:05 PM

Hope to knock out a WCIPA this weekend.



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Posted 25 August 2022 - 02:56 PM

I haven't been brewing much (which is stupid what with the plague and all) but I made an APA a few weeks ago and suddenly I've got the bug again. I had been having problems with hoppy beers not coming out hoppy enough. So I tried a different hops separation gizmo and it seems like it works well. I had been using a mesh basket that hangs on the rim of the kettle. I don't think I was getting good hops contact with the wort using that so I got a Hops Stopper 2.0. We'll see how it does for a really big hop load like an IPA or DIPA but it did a good job on the APA.

 

Anyway, like I said I got the brewing bug again and have started to plan out my next several brews:

West Coast Amber (think Levitation)

Ill Tempered Gnome (winter warmer from Gordon's book), reusing the yeast from the amber

Scottish 70/-

Wee Heavy, reusing the yeast from the 70 shilling

Why Aye Man (rye brown ale)

English IPA (Meantime London IPA recipe from the IPA book), reusing yeast from the brown ale

 

Need to work in a couple of lagers too when the weather and ground water get cool enough and possibly a Belgian or two.

 

Mtn!!!



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Posted 27 August 2022 - 09:32 AM

I might try Lotus hops tomorrow in a brew. Never used them but I'll try most anything.

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Posted 27 August 2022 - 10:35 AM

Yet another WCIPA today. Using Crisp Chevalier malt.  Amazing flavor.  Also trying to clean out the hop freezer.

 

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Posted 27 August 2022 - 06:48 PM

Scottish 60 schilling last night

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Posted 27 August 2022 - 07:01 PM

Scottish 40 schilling last night


Ftfy! But at least you're brewing.... More than I can say.


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