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Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by oceanic_brew » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:45 am

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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by Mac_Brew » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:18 pm

Looks like I may finally enter a competition. Limited to 50 IBUs...guess that eliminates you Woody! :lol:

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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by Beert » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:37 pm

[quote=Limited to 50 IBUs...guess that eliminates you Woody! :lol:
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Pretty much eliminates me too!
I haven’t used an aromatic malt yet, and with my limited knowledge am I correct in assuming with 70% they are wanting malt-bombs?

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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by Woody » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:10 am

I think you could brew anything you want provided you use 70% of it as base malt and keep within the IBU's. The description for the Newdale malt is "a highly aromatic experimental pale malt produced exclusively by Horton Ridge. Notes of bread and sourdough." Sky is the limit. This could be great in allot of different beer. A SMaSH beer would be great to get a feel for it and decide which direction those interested want to go. Still on the fence with this comp!

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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by HortonRidgeMalt » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:12 pm

Hey guys,

We aren't necessarily looking for a 'malt bomb', but we do want the new malt to be able to shine through, the 50 IBU limit was just one constraint we put in because other than that, it is pretty wide open. We are happy to be able to source our grain from PEI, and this variety is new to us, so this will give us an idea what can be done with it, information that will be valuable to Craft Brewers.

Attached is the full analysis of this batch of malt, it isn't feasible for us to have every batch tested($$$), but to get it where we want it, and be consistent in the malting. That being said, we sent Noble Grape the same batch that got tested, so these should be pretty accurate numbers.

Hope this helps, and good luck brewing!

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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by Mac_Brew » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:43 pm

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by BBrianBoogie » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:31 pm

Hey Connor. I just registered, only to find out that neither NG Oxford nor NG Bayer's Lake has this in stock. Is there a timeline on that? For those of us bottle conditioning, there's a fairly tight window here.

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Post by HortonRidgeMalt » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:10 pm

Unfortunately that is a little out of my wheel house, we dropped the grain in Dartmouth a month ago, and distribution is up to them. I bet if you reached out to Noble Grape they'd accommodate, if not we will work something out.

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Post by BBrianBoogie » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:16 pm

Cool, thanks for the info. I'll do some more digging.

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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by BBrianBoogie » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:44 am

Burnside has it in stock, in case anyone else is wondering.

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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by jacinthebox » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:07 am

Clayton park still doesn't
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Post by jacinthebox » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:47 pm

I've got an idea for this comp...fingers crossed it turns out
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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by oceanic_brew » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:18 pm

Brewed mine up yesterday. Did a double batch day on my new electric setup.

The hydrometer samples tasted very promising however one of the beers which was a lighter saison style had an odd color that’s for sure, almost had a pale greenish hue to it.

We shall see.

I certainly focused on the malt with the two batches, by recipe design and procedure.


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Post by jacinthebox » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:41 pm

Mine is chugging away.
I only made a 8L batch. Did a few old school techniques...trying to pull as much of the grain to the forward as I could...saying that I already dry hopped it lol
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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by oceanic_brew » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:30 pm

jacinthebox wrote:Mine is chugging away.
I only made a 8L batch. Did a few old school techniques...trying to pull as much of the grain to the forward as I could...saying that I already dry hopped it lol
I’m dealing with a reoccurring infection that’s made me lose my sanity (I didn’t have any actually)

I’ve narrowed it down to two possible places 1) nasty deteriorated spigots on the SS fermenters that had chrome shafts within
2) a CFC that I’ve been using for 7 years

I flushed some hot OXy through it multiple times, learned that it needs to be flushed both ways, crazy what came out of it but I still have two batches now infected.

The two after that were both my Hortons Ridge competition brews. They are sealed up and I’m not pulling the top off them so I’m hoping for a miracle here.


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Post by jacinthebox » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:51 pm

Infections suck...
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Post by oceanic_brew » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:09 am

Anybody else brew for this?


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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by jacinthebox » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:52 pm

I dropped my entry off today.

Raw Lager SMASH

24 hour mash @150f. El Dorado in the mash. No mashout
No boil
Dry hopped with El Dorado
Cali lager yeast
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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by elreplica » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:24 am

jacinthebox wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:52 pm
I dropped my entry off today.

Raw Lager SMASH

24 hour mash @150f. El Dorado in the mash. No mashout
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Cali lager yeast
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Post by jacinthebox » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:29 am

Cheers brother
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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by MikeMorrison » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:22 pm

I brewed a SMaSH with Galena hops for this competition. First time using an aromatic malt. Tastes great with a bit of a flowery/perfume character and not in a bad way. Not sure if that's the malt or the hops but the malt is definitely a different animal than any pale malt I've used before. As much as I like this beer the colour is a bit off-putting. As someone above commented it's a weird greenish-brown and really cloudy. Again I'm not sure if it's the malt or the hops/dry hopping schedule. Anyone else have this experience? Definitely enjoyed brewing it and I really like the idea of making 1 ingredient mandatory much like Big Spruce did with their yeast this year.

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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by oceanic_brew » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:59 pm

MikeMorrison wrote:I brewed a SMaSH with Galena hops for this competition. First time using an aromatic malt. Tastes great with a bit of a flowery/perfume character and not in a bad way. Not sure if that's the malt or the hops but the malt is definitely a different animal than any pale malt I've used before. As much as I like this beer the colour is a bit off-putting. As someone above commented it's a weird greenish-brown and really cloudy. Again I'm not sure if it's the malt or the hops/dry hopping schedule. Anyone else have this experience? Definitely enjoyed brewing it and I really like the idea of making 1 ingredient mandatory much like Big Spruce did with their yeast this year.

Cheers all!
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Re: Horton Ridge Home Brew Competition

Post by MikeMorrison » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:03 am

Now that looks great. That’s what I expected mine to look like but it’s pretty muddy! I’ll try to post a pic.
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Post by jacinthebox » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:38 am

very nice
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