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    Showed a buddy how to brew yesterday (Mirror Pond Pale Ale clone pictures a few posts above). Didn't get any pics but this one because I was busy the whole time. Just got a text from him saying the airlock is going wild!

    He fried his turkey this year so we cleaned the shit out of his pot and used his setup for the boil.

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    Very cool! We brewed an English Style old Ale last month. It is currently bottle conditioning and should be ready in a few weeks.

    My buddy and I wanted to change it up a bit so we went about 10% Rauche Malt for some smokey bacon aroma, and added some maple Syrup for a slight maple sweetness at the back end.

    Because my buddy was visiting from Australia we called it "A Bogans Breakfast"

    I was happy with the results before bottling, I cannot wait for it to age some and really come into its own.
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    What's your latest homebrew?

    Bottling my first brew today. It is a Honey Porter and I made a few mistakes. Mainly over boiling and came up short. I'm doing small batch 1 gallon stuff to start until I get the hang of it. Also today I'll be brewing a Chinook IPA. Gonna focus in controlling the boiling temperature more !!! Happy brewing!


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    Currently have a single hop (Citra) DIPA bottle conditioning along with an Oatmeal Stout and an Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout....

    The first 2 will be ready by X-Mas...the ORIS 'might' be ready (fingers crossed)
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    My Steam Beer is currently bottle conditioning. I can not wait to try it .
    I made it with a lot of vienna and 2-row, the flavor from the last sample I took before I bottled it was encouraging.

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    I brewed up a Pliney clone last weekend. It's now in secondary, after only four days in primary. It has another six days in secondary, then I'll bottle it and let it sit for a month.
    I also have a hard cider fermenting. It should be about done.
    I have a keg full of Vanilla Bourbon Stout sitting around. My wife really likes that one, it's a bit too sweet for my likes.

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    Just brewed a Belgian Dubbel (Northern Brewer kit) tonight and put the finishing touches on my new Surly Big Dummy

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    in secondary: Belgian wheat beer

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    Single Hop Citra DIPA is a winner (from my perspective)...will put that one into some local competitions and see if my taste buds are sane or crazy.....

    Currently enjoying my ORIS blend (Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout)....surprisingly good.

    Have an Amarillo single hop IPA in the queue...along with my first stab at a Belgian Strong Dark Ale (which will take about a year).

    My RIS has been bulk conditioning for 3 months...will pop in the oak cubes I've had soaking in port for the last 9 months soon and let it sit for another 4 weeks before a 6 month bottle condition....
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    Joe's Duct Tape Label Brewing, Wait of the World - Strong/Old Ale.

    Bottled Monday January 6, 2014. Gonna pop the first one this Friday and see how its doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    My RIS has been bulk conditioning for 3 months...will pop in the oak cubes I've had soaking in port for the last 9 months soon and let it sit for another 4 weeks before a 6 month bottle condition....
    I want to try this when it is done. Bottle Trade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrink View Post
    Bottling my first brew today. It is a Honey Porter and I made a few mistakes. Mainly over boiling and came up short. I'm doing small batch 1 gallon stuff to start until I get the hang of it. Also today I'll be brewing a Chinook IPA. Gonna focus in controlling the boiling temperature more !!! Happy brewing!


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    I just finished my first 1 gallon batch yesterday! I have been staring at the fermenter for a good chunk of the day watching it bubble.

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    Got a Belgian Trippel sitting in secondary and just bottled a Black ale, simply used grains left over from a Oatmeal stout I made with the addition of 2-row instead of Marris Otter, turned out great. light smokey flavor with a hint of chocolate

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    Quote Originally Posted by backcountryeti View Post
    I just finished my first 1 gallon batch yesterday! I have been staring at the fermenter for a good chunk of the day watching it bubble.
    Haha, just saw this post. The first batch I did was the same, couldn't stop checking on it. How is it coming along?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Haha, just saw this post. The first batch I did was the same, couldn't stop checking on it. How is it coming along?
    Good, finished bottling it today. Had a slight mishap with the bottle capper, on bottle #2 the capper broke into 4 different pieces. Long story short I had to wait a day to get to a local home-brew shop to get a new one. The batch is probably funky now, but since it was a 1 gallon batch, the beer stayed in the carboy and I just reinstalled the airlock once the capper broke. Restarted the bottling process the next day. So, hoping for the best, but I am assuming it is not going to be too great.

    I bought the gear from Northern Brewer, and after a quick email to them they have a new capper and another 1 gallon ingredient kit coming my way for free. Great customer service from those folks!

    Not all is lost though, I have a barley wine in another fermenter that will be bottled next week or so, hoping for smooth bottling!

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    Latest projects this winter.

    Galena, Fuggles, and Spalt (not shown...still puny). 10 days from putting em in soil.



    Strong golden ale with WLP570...the east coast "saison" strain with brett B...excited.


    Also have a Braggot carbing in keg, and a 1776-style porter ala "Radical Brewing". Planning a jasmine pearl green tea IPA and an electric kettle to upgrade batch size to 10-15 gal comfortably...watching for boilovers on stovetop is getting old.

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    My buddies and I got to enjoy our latest homebrew during the superbowl. It was fantastic.
    Very hoppy/floral aroma Pale Ale that has a nice citrus flavor and finishes with a hoppy bite at the end.

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    Tasted my Bohemian Lager after the diacetyl rest. It was pretty good, and a high alcohol content for a lager too. ABV 6.8%. That'll give it a kick while you think you're drinking a lighter beer.

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    Brewed up Joe's Duct Tape Label Brewing, Totally Tubular Pale Ale, on Feb 6th. Gonna transfer it to a secondary in a few days.

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    Re: What's your latest homebrew?

    I brewed an Old Ale I put together for a blending project I'm participating in with a local homebrew club. We each brew an ale in a given style. (Style and target gravity is specified.) We each contribute 1 gallon after fermentation, blend it, bottle it, and share it. Looking forward to the results of this one.

    Oaked for a couple weeks in the secondary, so it'll only have hints of oak. Used a can of Lyle's Black Treacle in the boil as well.

    Probably going to brew a Wee Heavy next for another blend.

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    Imperial Rye IPA. Dry hopping now, bottling on the 22nd. Can't wait.

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    I'm taking a break from building up my commuter/mtb and kegging my lager.

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    Got an oatmeal stout hanging out in the primary right now. I did something a little different and added a little brown sugar, and honey to the boil.

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    At the moment...

    Kegged/On Tap:
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    Chocolate-coffee stout with; lactose, guajillo chilies, cardamom, vanilla bean
    Tequila barrel-aged RIS
    American pale ale (Nugget, Amarillo, Simcoe, El Dorado)

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    Brewing a double batch of Saison this weekend, and experimenting with two new farmhouse strains for fermentation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFryauff View Post
    At the moment...

    Kegged/On Tap:
    Chocolate-coffee stout
    Chocolate-coffee stout with; lactose, guajillo chilies, cardamom, vanilla bean
    Tequila barrel-aged RIS
    American pale ale (Nugget, Amarillo, Simcoe, El Dorado)

    Fermenting:
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    Brewing a double batch of Saison this weekend, and experimenting with two new farmhouse strains for fermentation.
    doing a javahead inspired coffee stout this weekend. care to share your choc/coffee stout recipe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by square View Post
    doing a javahead inspired coffee stout this weekend. care to share your choc/coffee stout recipe?
    Happy to...

    This was actually brewed in conjunction with Counter Culture Coffee for their annual corporate meeting held down in Raleigh, NC. The coffee used was a specific small batch from Ethiopia, which is a fairly delicate roast, with dark berry flavors/aromas. The reason I say all this, is that I built the recipe around the coffee profile, so even though it's a fairly robust stout...the coffee-chocolate flavors/aromas from the malt base is low, as to not over power the adjunct flavors. I would suggest using a Sumatra or Kona coffee blend, to get full flavors required for a Java Head clone.

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    .75oz Columbus 60min
    .35oz Nugget 60min
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    O.G. 1.075-1.080
    F.G. 1.011-1.016

    Secondary @ +/- 7 days (assuming target gravity is achieved) on 2oz cocoa nibs.
    Aged on nibs +/- 14 days.

    At kegging/bottling, add 50g cold-pressed coffee (2g coffee to 1oz H2O ratio, 24 hour cold-press), and 2oz lactose sugar.

    Carb to 2.0-2.2 CO2/volume.

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    At the moment:
    Bottle conditioning a Barleywine
    Fermenting an Imperial Stout
    I am only doing small batches, so I cycle through the recipes pretty quickly.
    Awesome hobby.

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    Just bottled a Belgian Tripel, cant wait to taste test!

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    What's your latest homebrew?

    Just put a 3gal batch of Southern English Brown into primary.

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    IPA, day 3 in primary. 12 oz whirlpool hops for 1 hour (Centennial, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo mix). Yeah baby.

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    I just started drinking a Weisbier I kegged a few weeks ago. It's from a kit and it's a bit more malty than I like. We might get something else going soon. We have a pair of pony kegs and we'd like to time it so one if finished carbonating right when the other one is finished being drank.
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    Rye IPA with amarillo, simcoe and columbus. Not bad at all, but might increase the late hops even more next time round.

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    I have a porter that will be racked this week and dry hopped with Coffee Beans, I am re-using the Yeast Cake to make a Stout, and going to brew a Summer Fest Clone along side it for my wife.
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    oh oh oh can I play along?
    i've been home brewing since 2007.


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    and my latest Watermelon Wheat. I love the Clarity of this beer you can see my Daughter through the glass.
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    That's a sweet looking set up!! I've gotta get around to upgrading my ghetto set up some day, lifting pots and brewing on the garage floor sucks. No idea how/what to upgrade it to though, many of the experienced guys I know have ditched their three-tier set ups in favour of BIAB for the sake of speeding up brew-day, and still make some amazing beers.

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    What's your latest homebrew?

    Wow, you're not messing around!
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    I brewed an Irish stout that is similar to Guinness. That has been brewing and conditioning for 4 months. And my buddy brewed a wheat beer, similar to hoegarten, over the past few months and we are going to transfer them into growlers with a 50/50 mix and have a Black and Tan, similar to Mississippi mud. Why we are going through all this trouble you ask? Because we are going on a 10 day mountain bike trip, culminating at Dirt Fest. Be jealous.
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    I just tapped my keg of Saison, I think I will call it Knolly Saison after my new bike.....

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    Speaking of saison, I've just cracked opne one of my Citra Saison, made with the Danstar Belle Saison yeast and plenty of citra hops. When I first tried it after a month in the bottle I loved it because it had that massive fruity citra kick, then next time I didn't really like it, now after 4 months in the basement it's starting to get that tart mouth-puckering saison bitter/dryness and it's awesome. Looking forward to seeing how it develops!

    And at 8.8% it's too easy to drink, I get the feeling it's going to be one of those sneaky strong ones that goes down like water and then creeps up and knocks you flat.

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    On tap right now....Agave wheat and a dark English mild. Session pale ale waiting in secondary. Going to brew up a Lingonberry wheat next.

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    Elderberry Stout and Munich Helles both in secondary now, bottling in 2 weeks.
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    RIS with madagascar vanilla bean and maker's mark bourbon oak, guava session wheat, imperial pale ale with citra, simcoe, cascade, centennial, columbus and heady topper yeast.

    so dang good fellas.

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    What's your latest homebrew?

    Roggenbier. Rye and juniper brewed with a Weiss yeast. Just bottled my imperial elderberry stout.
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    Patiently waiting for my Raspberry honey ale to bottle condition. Fingers crossed it turns out okay.

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    Patiently waiting for my Raspberry honey ale to bottle condition. Fingers crossed it turns out okay.
    Well it sounds great!!
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    Usually I brew stouts and porters. But I had a taste to do some double cherry wheat. Now to wait and see what turns out...

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    I did 5 gallons of saison and 5 gallons of a Jolly Pumpkin Bam Beire clone, should be ready next weekend.

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    Ive got a Blind Pig clone i did with WLP 090 but wasnt really happy with how it turned out. Ive brewed this clone alot better in the past. Also have a Tasty McDole APA on tap that is pretty damn good. A West Coast Red Ale dry hopped with Citra is ready to keg and a Nate Smith's (Brewing Network ) Dankness 1.068 IPA featuring Apollo, Summit, Simcoe and Citra is bubbling away as i post this. Going to be brewing a saison this weekend and a Janets Brown Ale in a few weeks

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    What's your latest homebrew?

    Rye IPA with Amarillo and Simcoe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burger View Post
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    I did 5 gallons of saison and 5 gallons of a Jolly Pumpkin Bam Beire clone, should be ready next weekend.
    Wow! Does that thing run on a flux capacitor? 2.21 gigawatts? That's quite the setup, very cool!

    I haven't been brewing lately, not since late 2013. I will get the bug soon though.

    Great contributions everyone, keep them coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer 5 View Post
    Ive got a Blind Pig clone i did with WLP 090 but wasnt really happy with how it turned out. Ive brewed this clone alot better in the past. Also have a Tasty McDole APA on tap that is pretty damn good. A West Coast Red Ale dry hopped with Citra is ready to keg and a Nate Smith's (Brewing Network ) Dankness 1.068 IPA featuring Apollo, Summit, Simcoe and Citra is bubbling away as i post this. Going to be brewing a saison this weekend and a Janets Brown Ale in a few weeks
    I love Blind Pig! Also a huge fan of Racer 5... Welcome to MTBR!

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    I ferment grapes instead of barley. Right now, I have a 60 gallon barrel of 2013 Syrah aging in my garage. Local fruit from a grower in Carmel Valley, CA. It takes about 1/2 ton to make one barrel. I'll bottle some time between Oct. 2014 and Mar. 2015, depending on taste and start consuming 12-18 months after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donny70 View Post
    Rye IPA with Amarillo and Simcoe
    Brewed a black IPA last night and a fat tire clone next weekend.

    Trying to get my hands on some Denny's 50 yeast for a rye IPA.

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    I'm brewing my jalapeno beer right now. Only beer I brew that I don't like, but my friends sure do!

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    What's your latest homebrew?

    If anyone is looking for label ideas or just want to show off their creations, I've created a Facebook group for just that. Hope to see you there

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    Quote Originally Posted by donny70 View Post
    If anyone is looking for label ideas or just want to show off their creations, I've created a Facebook group for just that. Hope to see you there

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    I don't do Facebook so if you'd like to post up some labels on here please do so!

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    What's your latest homebrew?

    This is a set of 3 I did

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    ^ Very cool... Clean and simple but not too plain.

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    What's your latest homebrew?

    If anyone is interested I'm still building this up.
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    nothing fermenting at the moment, though i kegged off an Russian Imperial Stout a few weeks back. Wife's request so i brewed my award winning RIS, then added coffee, nibs and vanilla. Its delicious but dangerous. 10.35% abv. Not a huge fan of when you go too crazy with the abv because then it can get meaty and really boozy...

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    Thinking about doing a hard cider. Haven't ever made one, but locally made cider is less than $5/gal right now, so that's only ~$30 with yeast. Might not even boil it since it's already homogenized, just dump it in a carboy, add some yeast, and let it eat.


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    On your first one go simple but then on your second one you can add specialty ingredients before pitching your yeast. Like boiling some cinnamin stix and sugar, or boil some raspberries and sugar to add a little color and fruity flavor. Kind of play with things like that.
    Quote Originally Posted by _CJ View Post
    Thinking about doing a hard cider. Haven't ever made one, but locally made cider is less than $5/gal right now, so that's only ~$30 with yeast. Might not even boil it since it's already homogenized, just dump it in a carboy, add some yeast, and let it eat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by donny70 View Post
    If anyone is looking for label ideas or just want to show off their creations, I've created a Facebook group for just that. Hope to see you there

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    Cool Idea. I joined the group.

    Since I started brewing a few years ago I decided to make my own labels, especially because I Bottle my beer still. They make nice gifts. Here are the Labels and brews in the order I have made them. I also brewed a Lager this summer, but it was over-carbonated, and I did not want to make up labels for a bunch of 12oz bottles. I went with the smaller bottles because it was for my wife, an attempt at Sierra nevada Summerfest Clone that is not my best beer.

    I am also going to rack and dry hop a Mosaic DIPA tomorrow but do not have a name or label idea for that one yet.






    This was a double batch. I Dry Hopped half of it with Centenial and the other Half with a Cinnamon stick, so the labels just have one little difference in them.




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    i've always been too lazy to bottle homebrew... when i bottled, i just initialed the crowns. Now i keg only and pass out growlers...

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    I hate the bottling too, going to get set up for kegging some time in the not too distant future. Currently have a Rye-IIPA in the fermenter, with a massive load of Centennial and Chinook hops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    I hate the bottling too, going to get set up for kegging some time in the not too distant future. Currently have a Rye-IIPA in the fermenter, with a massive load of Centennial and Chinook hops.
    Go to kegs and you will not go back, it is incredibly easy to still bottle off of your kegs, and you only have to clean and save the amount you want to pass out.

    *Edit* per thread title: Cream Ale (carbing), Amber (conditioning, 1/2 the batch will get pumpkin spice 'dry hop' for my wife and friends), and barley wine (conditioning, 8 months out).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuryan View Post
    Go to kegs and you will not go back, it is incredibly easy to still bottle off of your kegs, and you only have to clean and save the amount you want to pass out.
    Trust me, I don't need any more convincing, just a little more money...

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    Brewing an employee brew competition at work tomorrow. 479#s of grain milled and ready to go for tomorrow!

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    Rye IPA this weekend... also thinking about doing a graff...anyone try one of those?

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    Ive heard of Graffs but never actually tried it. Could be an interesting cider brew.

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    I've got a few things going.

    -This weekend I'm brewing an experimental hop IPA; ~110 CIBUs and should have a Chocolate Caramel mixed with Peachy-Orange Guava flavor and aroma. Features Otto Supreme and Chocolate hops.

    -On tap I've got a Peach Berliner Weisse and a Hazelnut Coffee Imperial Brown Ale.

    -Aging I have some of that Hazelnut Coffee Imperial Brown Ale on virgin Sugar Maple.

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    Just bottled a Black IPA, Currently fermenting an Imperial Red, Aging a Trippel and drinking a Pliny Clone.

    I just ordered a sour kit (mostly for my wife, I don't care much for it), but that will take at least a year.

    Going to buy a 2 keg system tomorrow hopefully....
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia View Post
    Just bottled a Black IPA, Currently fermenting an Imperial Red, Aging a Trippel and drinking a Pliny Clone.

    I just ordered a sour kit (mostly for my wife, I don't care much for it), but that will take at least a year.

    Going to buy a 2 keg system tomorrow hopefully....
    You'll love the kegging system it makes this SO much easier.

    You should try to make a Berliner Weisse. It's a sour, that you can get VERY sour, very quickly (it sours in ~ a week and then you ferment it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickkyGangsta View Post
    You'll love the kegging system it makes this SO much easier.

    You should try to make a Berliner Weisse. It's a sour, that you can get VERY sour, very quickly (it sours in ~ a week and then you ferment it).
    thanks for the tip..
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    2 most important things to brewing beer is sanitation and controlled fermentation temps.

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    Apple cider fermenting right now, plan to distribute for Christmas presents to my coworkers. Planning on jumping into all grain after the new year!

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    I did three 5 gal batches two weekends ago. A "Columbus IPA" from more beer, "Hop Cult" from Midwest, and then a DME "Pliny the Elder" clone from ingredients. Going to keg the columbus ipa this saturday I hope. The Hop Cult and Pliny will mellow in their secondaries another couple weeks before dry hopping.

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    Imperial Rye IPA, loads of Chinook, Centennial and Riwaka, 8.5% ABV, best beer I've brewed by a mile!

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    Saison using 3724.. Had to rush it a bit to get ready for Thangsgiving, kept fermenting temps in the high 80's.. Came out great, even better than I anticipated. I put about 1.5 gallons in bottles to see how it ages, but the rest got kegged and is probably almost gone..
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia View Post
    Saison using 3724.. Had to rush it a bit to get ready for Thangsgiving, kept fermenting temps in the high 80's.. Came out great, even better than I anticipated. I put about 1.5 gallons in bottles to see how it ages, but the rest got kegged and is probably almost gone..
    Just did the same but now with cherries and cocoa nibs in secondary.
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    Just emptied the secondaries of a Spiced winter ale from northern, and Happy holiday ale from midwest. Still mellowing, we have midwest's winter ale, and northern's winter warmer. Shortly after the holidays, I plan on my first foray into all grain, with the brew-in-a-bag method. I also picked up two more brew kettles so I can work on three batches concurrently.

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    5g of mead, plain on the left, w/oranges on the right. Ready to bottle, might rack them first and let sit for a while before bottling.


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    I've got a 5 gallon batch of my standard house IPA going. I'm going to do a nut brown over the weekend and hopefully a coffee stout after that. Gotta keep the pipeline moving!

    I got a nice 3/8"x50' stainless chiller and weldless valve for my kettle for christmas. I also wired up a temperature controller for the fermentation fridge. So now I can fill my kettle, crush my grains, mash, boil, chill, transfer, and ferment all in the comfort of my garage and the only time I have to muscle anything around is when moving the primary bucket into the fermentation fridge. Very happy with the system. Doing BIAB .

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    how do you plan to get the coffee in the beer? I made a coffee porter last year and I crushed about 4-5oz of beans and put them in a hop bag and let them steep in the beer after I pulled it off the yeast for about 6 days.
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    How did that turn out?

    This will be my first coffee brew. Also, I doubt I'll specifically buy Sumatran coffee. Most likely use whatever whole bean we have from costco, my wife likes some organic whatever coffee from there and she usually does the shopping. Here is the recipe I'm planning on using and was going to follow their method:

    9 lb 2-row
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    1.0 lb. crisp chocolate malt (412 L)
    12 oz. Briess roast barley malt (300 L)
    9 oz. debittered, black malt (550 L)
    7 oz. crystal malt (120 L)

    2.0 oz. (57 g) ground Sumatran coffee
    2.0 oz. (57 g) ground Sumatran coffee
    2.5 oz. (71 g) chocolate chips
    2 oz. (57 g) unsweetened chocolate baking nibs

    1 oz Nugget pellet hops (60 min.)
    1 oz Willamette pellet hops (30 min.)
    1 oz Willamette pellet hops (0 min.)
    1⁄2 tsp. Irish moss (last 15 minutes)

    4 oz (113 g) of corn sugar for priming

    Mash at 148 for 60 min at 1.25 qt/lb
    Add 2 oz coffee and chocolate at flameout, in bag

    At bottling/kegging, dissolve priming sugar in 2 oz coffee steeped in 1 qt of water in French press

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    Are you not on an All Grain setup? I see you have some DME in there as well...

    Also be careful of the boil temp when you add coffee at Flame out, boiling the grounds will cause major acid and bitterness. I think the temp for brewing coffee should be between 130-150 Fahrenheit.

    I have also heard that a lighter roast will contribute more aroma and flavors and a darker roast has more of a chance to impart bitterness. I used a Nicaraguan blend light roast. The Aroma is very strong and the coffee is just right for my pallet, but I have found it needs to be served cold, when it warms up I do not like how the flavor changes, that might be different with a Stout though.
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    Yeah I am doing AG. I copied the recipe verbatim and for whatever reason the guy who posted the recipe put that random 1# of DME in there. It'll be subbed for 2-row.

    Thanks for the info on the coffee, something to think about. You never added any of the coffee to the hot wort? You basically just "dry hopped" with it? Did you sanitize the hop bag, put the crushed coffee in the hop bag and chuck it into the fermenter? I'm sure at that point the alcohol is enough to not worry about any nasties in/on the coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dietz31684 View Post
    Yeah I am doing AG. I copied the recipe verbatim and for whatever reason the guy who posted the recipe put that random 1# of DME in there. It'll be subbed for 2-row.

    Thanks for the info on the coffee, something to think about. You never added any of the coffee to the hot wort? You basically just "dry hopped" with it? Did you sanitize the hop bag, put the crushed coffee in the hop bag and chuck it into the fermenter? I'm sure at that point the alcohol is enough to not worry about any nasties in/on the coffee.
    No Sanitation, as you said it was the same process as "dry hopping" which we always do without sanitizing, the alcohol in the beer should be enough to keep it bug free at that point.
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    Hey, since theres a couple of AG guys here, do you mind if I run a recipe by you?

    Ive been brewing extract for a few years, and at any given time I have about 3 batches fermenting, and occasionally as many as 6 concurrently. I plan on making my foray into AG next brew day. I was going to do BIAB, but have since purchased two 52 qt coolers and necessary parts for to convert to braided stainless hose mash tuns.

    I primarily like american IPAs, somewhat sweet, with a floral piney grapefruit character, more so than an orange citrus note.

    This is a recipe loosely based off a combination of some extract kits ive enjoyed in the past, tweaked for some characteristics I think I might enjoy, and also considering the ingredients I happen to have on hand. I was wondering if you could take a look and let me know your thoughts:

    10 Lbs 2 row pale
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    .5 lb crystal 60L
    .5 lb aromatic
    .5 lb corn sugar (boil)

    1oz bravo - 60 mins
    1oz chinook - 30 mins
    1oz cascade - 15 min
    1oz cascade - 5 min

    Beersmith estimates an OG of 1.067, 89 IBUs and 9.3 SRM. The corn sugar is added to the boil to help dry it out, considering the pound and a half of crystal. I like the sweetness of the crystal, but I'm hoping its not so much that it becomes a red IPA. Is the 20L/60L split too high in color? Also this will be my first time working with bravo hops. Will it blend well with the chinook mid way through the boil? or should I stick with all the same type of bittering hop? I plan on using my typical starter, which is roughly 4oz DME and safeale US-05.

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitsBoy View Post
    Hey, since theres a couple of AG guys here, do you mind if I run a recipe by you?

    Ive been brewing extract for a few years, and at any given time I have about 3 batches fermenting, and occasionally as many as 6 concurrently. I plan on making my foray into AG next brew day. I was going to do BIAB, but have since purchased two 52 qt coolers and necessary parts for to convert to braided stainless hose mash tuns.

    I primarily like american IPAs, somewhat sweet, with a floral piney grapefruit character, more so than an orange citrus note.

    This is a recipe loosely based off a combination of some extract kits ive enjoyed in the past, tweaked for some characteristics I think I might enjoy, and also considering the ingredients I happen to have on hand. I was wondering if you could take a look and let me know your thoughts:

    10 Lbs 2 row pale
    1 lb crystal 20L
    .5 lb crystal 60L
    .5 lb aromatic
    .5 lb corn sugar (boil)

    1oz bravo - 60 mins
    1oz chinook - 30 mins
    1oz cascade - 15 min
    1oz cascade - 5 min

    Beersmith estimates an OG of 1.067, 89 IBUs and 9.3 SRM. The corn sugar is added to the boil to help dry it out, considering the pound and a half of crystal. I like the sweetness of the crystal, but I'm hoping its not so much that it becomes a red IPA. Is the 20L/60L split too high in color? Also this will be my first time working with bravo hops. Will it blend well with the chinook mid way through the boil? or should I stick with all the same type of bittering hop? I plan on using my typical starter, which is roughly 4oz DME and safeale US-05.

    Thanks for any advice.
    Are you planning on dry hopping this batch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASH[Housewares] View Post
    Are you planning on dry hopping this batch?
    To be honest, I've yet to find a dryhopped batch I really enjoy. Although maybe it would do well to let it sit and condition for a while. I usually keg, or store uncarbonated in growlers, and force carbonate on demand. I did remember enjoying my PTE clone more after the last gallon had sat on a shelf for a month or two, and that was heavily dry hopped. Still didn't taste anything like the real Pliny though.

    But to answer your question, no, I hadn't planned on dry hopping this batch.

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    The last few years I've missed the boat, but this year I'm determined to have at least a couple of different dark beers bottled early enough to give them a few months before winter comes!
    Brewing this tomorrow; Milk Chocolate Stout | Bertus Brewery
    Quite keen to add some coffee to it, either do a cold steep and add to secondary, or just rack the beer straight onto the ground coffee?

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    I did a cold steep for 6 days, used about 4-5oz of crushed beans for 5 gallons. Tons of aroma and good coffee flavors throughout. was a 7% porter.
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    Cheers! All going well so far, first brew on the new kit...
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    I want to be doing what your dog is doing right now. That looks glorious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donny70 View Post
    Double rye, oatmeal and burnt fig brown ale with williamette, styrian goldings and dry hopped with Nelson
    Where do you get the Burnt Figs from? Are you putting them in at end of boil or dry hopping with them, or just adding to the keg?
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    Where do you get the Burnt Figs from? Are you putting them in at end of boil or dry hopping with them, or just adding to the keg?
    Burnt the figs on a wok until they had a nice dark caramel bitterness then into the boil.
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