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Posted 03 March 2022 - 02:19 PM

10 gallons

 

14 lb US 2-row

4 lb Vienna

1 lb C40

1 lb C75

2 oz Roasted Barley

2 oz Victory

 

Mash at 153F

 

1.5oz Nugget @ 30

1oz Cent, 1oz Chinook, 2oz Azacca @ flameout

2oz Cent, 1oz Chinook, 4oz Acacca @ hopstand

 

Ferment on US-05/S-04 @ 64F

 

Thoughts?  I'm kind of working with what I have here hop wise.  Other likely hop options are columbus, amarillo, citra, bravo.  I have a decent variety of malts to switch things around.  I selected the base malts based on the fact that I have a lot of vienna and I figured I could use a little here.



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Posted 04 March 2022 - 05:44 AM

I like it as is but if I was going to play with something I would think about Columbus and Amarillo in the hopstand.  Maybe sub them in for Chinook and Azacca?



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Posted 04 March 2022 - 06:08 AM

I like it as is but if I was going to play with something I would think about Columbus and Amarillo in the hopstand.  Maybe sub them in for Chinook and Azacca?

 

not a bad idea.  I had actually originally put columbus in there in place of cent but I was waffling on which way to go.



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Posted 06 March 2022 - 07:52 AM

I haven't actually done it yet but I did sub Columbus and Amarillo for the Chinook and azacca in the hop stand.

This is the first time in a while that my mash ph was right where I expected it to be so that was a nice change. I didn't use lactic this time but I'm not sure if that is the common denominator...

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Posted 06 March 2022 - 12:19 PM

and efficiency was 82% which is better than I've had lately  :scratch:



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Posted 07 March 2022 - 05:17 AM

and efficiency was 82% which is better than I've had lately  :scratch:

Nice!  Where did that put the OG?



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Posted 07 March 2022 - 08:45 AM

1.054 (about 11 gallons into primary).

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Posted 07 March 2022 - 09:23 AM

I chilled down to 60f by accident (snow on the ground = free chilling). Fermentation seems like it's started but I put the space heater in this morning to get the temp up to 64f. I'm hoping to avoid running the freezer until fermentation is complete.

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Posted 14 March 2022 - 05:00 PM

so initial impression is this is a very well balanced amber from days of yore.  probably a cleaner taste than I remember and a little more hoppy but just right for pounding.




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