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Re: What's everyone brewing?

Post by PMackie » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:47 pm

Brewing my ESB, doing a few more tweaks to hit the profile I want. Also first time using my new Monster MM3 so testing the crush settings I have at the moment.
Kegged: All Ryell'ed Up(Rye APA), ACE Session IPA
Fermenting: Bitter SOB (ESB)
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In the hole:: Pale Ale

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Post by BiersalBrewery » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:34 pm

yesterday I started a Pink Panther Shandy (raspberry wheat ale with home made lemonade), last week I made my Raspberry Beret (rasp wheat with champagne yeast) and the week before that I made my Hoptimus Prime an American IPA.
Last Beer Made And Drinking: Hoptimus Prime. American IPA, Raspberry Beret Raspberry Wheat Ale, Pink Panther Shandy
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Fermenting: Boxing Rock Black Box Challange versions 1&2
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White Of The Living Dead. Belgian Witbier.
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Re: What's everyone brewing?

Post by McGruff » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:47 am

Brewed a double batch of Steam Beer. WLP833, 2 row, carahell, victory, GR NB, Saaz.

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Post by Headgear Brewing » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:28 pm

Brewing a Cream Ale.

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Post by wcturnedec » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:11 pm

Brewed up a Barleywine today


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On tap: Belgian Table beer, Kveik Pale Ale, Rye Vienna Lager
Fermenting: Barleywine II, RIS II, Pink Peppercorn/Lemongrass Wit, Summer Krusher, Booby Berliner, Helles, Tripel
Coming up: Centennial IPA, Booby Beer #2
Bottled: RIS, American Barleywine
Souring: Golden Sour, Sour Saison, Sour Red, Golden Sour II

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Post by LiverDance » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:07 pm

Made an IPA on Saturday and a Pale ale on Sunday :cheers:
"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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Re: What's everyone brewing?

Post by Andrew » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:47 pm

mashing a Cascade Rye ipa currently

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Post by wcturnedec » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:23 pm

Brewed up a Saison and Golden Sour on Saturday.....
On tap: Belgian Table beer, Kveik Pale Ale, Rye Vienna Lager
Fermenting: Barleywine II, RIS II, Pink Peppercorn/Lemongrass Wit, Summer Krusher, Booby Berliner, Helles, Tripel
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Bottled: RIS, American Barleywine
Souring: Golden Sour, Sour Saison, Sour Red, Golden Sour II

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Post by darciandjenn » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:27 pm

Brewed up a Best Bitter on Saturday. A hoppy saison is on the docket for next Saturday.

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Re: What's everyone brewing?

Post by McGruff » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:11 am

Brewed a Bitter using Escarpment English Ale II yeast for the first time.

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Post by John G » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:00 pm

Made an ordinary bitter today but I threw in a mixed bag of hops (UK+American) that I had in the freezer. I tried out full volume mash for time savings. It worked. I went from 5 to 3hrs for a 5 gal batch.

I've been having issues with low mash efficiency lately. I figured it was my grain mill gap but I have not gotten around to checking it. I checked today and I was correct; it was well above 0.045" for some reason. I re-gapped it to 0.040" and mash efficiency went from a typical 69%-72% to 87%. I thought doing a no rinse, full volume mash would result in a mash efficiency in around 75% so I was surprised to have that large of a jump.

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Post by Buccaneer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:27 am

Everyone is on an English bitter kick, it seems. I brewed a bitter 3 weeks ago.

Yesterday I threw together what I guess would be best described as a simple blonde. I've been making lots of heavier stuff lately and I've been in the mood for something light and simple.

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Post by Headgear Brewing » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:50 pm

2 Brews today - Bohemian Pilsner and a Blonde Ale.

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Re: What's everyone brewing?

Post by Broob » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Two gallons of raspberry honey mead bubbling away. Will likely add a few pounds of raspberries in a secondary. That raspberry honey tastes great.
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Post by Headgear Brewing » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:45 pm

Brewing a Red IPA.

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Post by Broob » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:18 pm

Broob wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Two gallons of raspberry honey mead bubbling away. Will likely add a few pounds of raspberries in a secondary. That raspberry honey tastes great.
Gone from 1.100 to 1.040 in three days. Not too shabby. Time for some raspberries.
Red Five Brewery
Anchorhead Steam
Boba Fest
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Episode V - ESB
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Re: What's everyone brewing?

Post by John G » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:47 pm

Brewed up the final of my Westvleteren series today, a Westy 8. I still have some top cropped yeast left so I may put on a tripel with that yeast given they get their yeast from Westmalle, my favourite tripel.

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Post by Headgear Brewing » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:03 pm

Brewed a Porter.

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Post by wcturnedec » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:09 am

Brewed up a Dortmunder Export yesterday
On tap: Belgian Table beer, Kveik Pale Ale, Rye Vienna Lager
Fermenting: Barleywine II, RIS II, Pink Peppercorn/Lemongrass Wit, Summer Krusher, Booby Berliner, Helles, Tripel
Coming up: Centennial IPA, Booby Beer #2
Bottled: RIS, American Barleywine
Souring: Golden Sour, Sour Saison, Sour Red, Golden Sour II

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Post by Headgear Brewing » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:11 pm

Brewing a Solar Wave IPA.

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Re: What's everyone brewing?

Post by RossBee » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:46 pm

Just finished a week's worth of brewing.

Day 1 brought 28 gallons of mostly Bohemian Pilsner, a bit of Munich, 4 pounds of German and Czech hops, fermenting on M44.
Day 2 brought 25 gallons of mostly 2 row, some crystal 30, 90 IBU's worth of hops, fermenting on M07.
Day 3 brought 10 gallons of Baltic Porter and 10 gallons of Imperial Stout, both fermenting on M10.
Day 4 was a cleanup day from the inherent boil-overs of the day before - 15-gallon pots and high gravity are not friends.
Day 5 ended with 28 gallons of half/half wheat and 2 row, orange and coriander, East Kent hops and fermenting on WB06.

The kids are sitting at 19 C bubbling away.

Who's up for a grain buy, lol.
Why brew beer I can buy?

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Post by Headgear Brewing » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:37 pm

Storm Day - Brewing a Lager.

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Re: What's everyone brewing?

Post by mdentremont » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:42 pm

@rossbee Did you mean liters or did you brew over 400L this week?!

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Post by mumblecrunch » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:05 pm

RossBee wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:46 pm
Day 1 brought 28 gallons of mostly Bohemian Pilsner, a bit of Munich, 4 pounds of German and Czech hops, fermenting on M44.
I used M44 for the first time this weekend on an IPA in the 1.062 range. Yeast nutrient and servomyces in the boil, but no oxygenation and no rehydration. Pitched two packets at 23°C Saturday afternoon at 1630h. By Sunday morning it was down around 17°C, which probably isn't optimal, but any other yeast (US-05, various liquid strains) probably wouldn't care much. I was just starting to see reasonable bubbling in my blowoff this morning as I left for work.

The internet says it's got a reputation for bad lag but I was still hoping it wouldn't happen to me (that's part of the reason I pitched two packets). Have you experienced the lag with that yeast? If so have you found mitigations for it or do you just accept that's the way it is?

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Re: What's everyone brewing?

Post by RossBee » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:34 pm

I do similar to you, pitch directly into wort during transfer into the fermenter. Transfer temp was 25C and a pitching rate at 70 g/hl (as indicated for the 1068 OG). I haven't had any issues with the M44, the yeast was going great guns the next morning and the fermenter temperature had come down to 20 to 21 C, without cooling just by sitting in a 19C room.
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