Garrison Home Brew-Off 2018

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Re: Garrison Home Brew-Off 2018

Post by Taigh-Leanna » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:38 am

I don't see anything in the rules this year about the winner having to save a bunch to serve at the gala. Did they stop doing that? I thought it was a dumb idea anyway, because I always end up drinking most of it beforehand, which would disqualify me.

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Post by danlatimer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:00 am

"Awards will be handed out during the Gala on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 7pm at Garrison’s
Seaport Hall and finalists are asked to bring a quantity of their beer for attendees to sample."

http://www.garrisonbrewing.com/wp-conte ... -Sheet.pdf

Looks like it's not required but requested. I think it's a nice idea to have people bring /some/ of their brew to let other brewers give it a go

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Post by danlatimer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:03 am

Buccaneer wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:49 pm
I'd suggest reading this book - https://www.amazon.ca/Kolsch-History-Br ... 937381586/
I read the book over the holidays, thanks for the recommendation, very interesting

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Post by jacinthebox » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:45 am

Bottling up next weekend...want to lager as long as possible before submitting
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Post by mckay75 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:28 am

Where is the drop off for our entries? The brewery?

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Post by jacinthebox » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:34 pm

I always just drop it off at the Brewery...but I think you can also drop off at Noble
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Post by mckay75 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:41 pm

jacinthebox wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:34 pm
I always just drop it off at the Brewery...but I thing you can also drop off at Noble
ok good to know...thanks!

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Post by mckay75 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:07 pm

Just got the Atlantic Beer Blog and noticed the date for the gala has been changed to March 28th.

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Post by wcturnedec » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:03 am

Buccaneer wrote:
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With all this talk about Kölsch, people may start to be interested in these:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page. ... at=4,53200
Not a bad deal on Kijiji for 12 Kolsch glasses: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-kitchen-dining/ ... nFlag=true
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Post by jacinthebox » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:24 pm

I'm gonna package my entry tonight...drop off at the brewery on Monday
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Post by oceanic_brew » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:23 pm

This wasn’t an easy beer to make, it took me 4 batches to get it right. I lost one due to contaminated equipment.

I worked on a recipe using tettnang and the white labs kolsch yeast for a couple batches until the very last one where I switched it to the Hallertau and wyeast version.

I also changed up my ferment profile for the last one, I thought that if the quick lager method works for my Doppelbock then why not try something similar on the kolsch. The first few batches I just sat it at 14-16c for the duration and ramped up however with this one I began at 15c and after 50% attenuation began to ramp up.

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Post by oceanic_brew » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:50 pm

Another interest bit is that I did a split batch with one and did a kolsch yeast in 5 gallons and a London ESB in the other 5. You can barely tell the difference.


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Post by jacinthebox » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:45 pm

Not super impressed with the clarity on this. I bottled 6...but I'm going to gel tonight and rebottle 6 more Sunday night...hoping it helps
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Post by oceanic_brew » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:34 am

jacinthebox wrote:Not super impressed with the clarity on this. I bottled 6...but I'm going to gel tonight and rebottle 6 more Sunday night...hoping it helps
I’m doing the exact same thing. If you used the wyeast kolsch you might be screwed. It’s notorious for not clearing even after finings. I was gonna filter but the beer was so good I didn’t wanna screw with it.

We’ll see what tomorrow brings


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Post by wcturnedec » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:21 pm

mckay75 wrote:Just got the Atlantic Beer Blog and noticed the date for the gala has been changed to March 28th.
Just dropped the beers off at the brewery, they say the gala event is the 29th so now I’m confused..


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Post by ackes » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:44 pm

wcturnedec wrote:
mckay75 wrote:Just got the Atlantic Beer Blog and noticed the date for the gala has been changed to March 28th.
Just dropped the beers off at the brewery, they say the gala event is the 29th so now I’m confused..


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Guess we’ll have to wait on he latest accb update to see if that’s true.
Or maybe someone at the brewery simply messed up on the date.


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Post by mumblecrunch » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:07 pm

ackes wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:44 pm
wcturnedec wrote:
mckay75 wrote:Just got the Atlantic Beer Blog and noticed the date for the gala has been changed to March 28th.
Just dropped the beers off at the brewery, they say the gala event is the 29th so now I’m confused..
Guess we’ll have to wait on he latest accb update to see if that’s true.
Or maybe someone at the brewery simply messed up on the date.
Yeah, so, uh...

We just checked and Garrison gave us the correct date of Thursday, March 29th. And we managed to type the day before. :o

I know, I know, we should all be fired. But then where you gonna get your (slightly incorrect) beer news, huh?!

(We've fixed the post. And we'll put the correct date (and a mea culpa) in this week's post as well.)

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Post by danlatimer » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:40 pm

mumblecrunch wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Yeah, so, uh...

We just checked and Garrison gave us the correct date of Thursday, March 29th. And we managed to type the day before. :o

I know, I know, we should all be fired. But then where you gonna get your (slightly incorrect) beer news, huh?!

(We've fixed the post. And we'll put the correct date (and a mea culpa) in this week's post as well.)
Don't feel too bad, Garrison's own website still says it's on the 22nd haha http://www.garrisonbrewing.com/community/#home-brew-off

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Post by jacinthebox » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:26 pm

Gel vs. No gel
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Post by oceanic_brew » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:07 am

jacinthebox wrote:Gel vs. No gel
Looks good!


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Post by wcturnedec » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:33 am

oceanic_brew wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:34 am
jacinthebox wrote:Not super impressed with the clarity on this. I bottled 6...but I'm going to gel tonight and rebottle 6 more Sunday night...hoping it helps
I’m doing the exact same thing. If you used the wyeast kolsch you might be screwed. It’s notorious for not clearing even after finings. I was gonna filter but the beer was so good I didn’t wanna screw with it.

We’ll see what tomorrow brings


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I had the same experience with wyeast 2565 back with a kolsch in the summer, this most recent recipe I went with WLP029 as people reported it flocculating a little better and I did notice the same thing.
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Post by jacinthebox » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:43 am

Yeah I used wlp029...
Good luck everyone...I've never had a "true" Kolsch before...so I have no idea if it tastes like a Kolsch (other than using the style guidelines).
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Post by oceanic_brew » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:11 pm

I tried Off Track’s and Norths and mine was in line with those. With the 4 batches I did it was very obvious when it missed the mark. But we shall see.


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Post by elreplica » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:50 pm

jacinthebox wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Gel vs. No gel
Looks good bro...couldn't get my poop in a group in time for my entry...read all the big books, tried several kolsh beers and going to try it out in the near future...best of luck!
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Post by jacinthebox » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:06 am

Thanks...yeah it's a style I relied totally on reading about lol
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