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What are you brewing?

Postby mullamulla » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:39 pm

Got anything good in the mash tun or bubbling away in the fermenter?

Piccy's get bonus points :mrgreen:

I'll be bottling an Irish Red tonight (Finnegan's Wake) - Maris Otter, Carared, Caraaroma, Pale Choc with EKG and Wyeast 1084
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Bluess57 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:43 pm

Fermenter 1 -> Gen 1 of UJSM, corn - wheat - pilsner malt with a sour corn starter
Fermenter 2 -> TPW about ready

Fermenter 3 -> still to be acquired :lol:
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Tinshed » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:56 pm

Knocked out a Maple Porter at the brewery today, Pale malt Choc and Crystal malt Pommy Hops Cinnamon and Nutmeg and only 300ml maple syrup in the 200L FV
Got an octoberfest wyeast starter on the way for my Aussiefied version of the style (no I didn't add cane sugar... Or VB's mouse either) which if it turns out great I will post the recipe up here.
And just waiting on the whisky's yeast to drop before I run her through the pot.
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby home_brewer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:43 pm

ferm1 - nelson summer ale with whole flowers = marris otter flaked wheat lil bit of crystal60 23lts
ferm2 - on the fly version of stone and wood pac ale = ale malt flaked wheat carapils simcoe hops 23lts
ferm3 - rum 50lts
ferm4 - brown sugar wash
ferm5 - empty
2" pot
2" vm
On gas fired keg
4" pef plate in production
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby lokibrew » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:45 pm

Just knocked out two beers. A double IPA very true to vinnie's published recipe for Pliny The Elder and a quick pale ale. Both went down well at the neighborhood chili cook off.

Anyone have a good recipe for a chipotle porter? It's raining here tonight and has me in the mood for a winter beer
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Al Q » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:03 am

All fermenters empty bar a 50L rum wash that finished about 4 weeks ago. First time I've not been fermenting in some sharp or form for about 18months. Upgrading the fermenters and the shed, so it'll be worth it when its done.
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Tinshed » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:45 pm

6 taps at Punkins :shock: Next time I go up the Docs way I'm dropping in.
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Maheel » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:51 pm

i need to get a mash on for more beer ...

but i have about 150L of TPW bubbling along
VM / Boka / ?
Shotgun Pot head
50L electric Kegs
and associated shed filling stuff......
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby scarecrow » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:34 pm

Bluess57 wrote:Fermenter 1 -> Gen 1 of UJSM, corn - wheat - pilsner malt with a sour corn starter

I'd love to hear how this turns out. I've been thinking about trying a pilsener malt for my UJSM's.

Nothing new at the moment. Still waiting for my AG rye whiskeys to clear a bit more.

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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Bluess57 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:47 pm

scarecrow wrote:
Bluess57 wrote:Fermenter 1 -> Gen 1 of UJSM, corn - wheat - pilsner malt with a sour corn starter

I'd love to hear how this turns out. I've been thinking about trying a pilsener malt for my UJSM's.

scarecrow

It's only gen1, but will post up thoughts on strip results, not that I've got experience to compare with.
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby kobold » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:12 pm

fermenter#1, 28l: 5th gen rum. 4l stock feed molasses + 4kg raw sugar
fermenter#2: awaiting peated malt for fine scotch, to be used with 4.5kg lme
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Aussiedownunder » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:36 pm

With out photos it dident happen :lol:
If its free pick it up
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:52 am

I've got 6 (US) gallons of our old strong Scotch (allgrain) ale just finishing primary. As soon as my wife gets home to help, we'll rack that into the secondary carboy. This stuff typically starts at 1.082-1.085 and finishes in the low 20's. About 8.5% ABV and lots of unfermented malto-dextrins for mouthfeel and a bit of sweetness.

This is our most commonly made beer
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Tinshed » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:47 pm

Hi Zymurgy Bob,
I was wondering if you would share your strong scotch ale recipe, love the stuff. How do the bottles last with a bit of age about them, thinking bout putting a batch down for winter next year.
Also my Oktoberfest krausen is climbing out of my fermenter, smells good though :D
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby mullamulla » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:18 pm

Longer the better for scotch ales I reckon, 12 months sounds good, I've got some 10% stuff that's about 18 months old and its really getting good now, MUCH better than when young.
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:12 am

Tinshed,

Here's the recipe. Mullamulla's right about aging it and getting better. I've never tasted any that got worse with age.

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This recipe makes a 6 gallon batch of Scotch ale.

Brewing Method: All Grain
Yeast: Nottingham Ale
Yeast starter: pitched dry
Batch Size: 6 gal Scotch ale
Original Gravity: 1088
Final Gravity: 1025
Alcohol Content: 8.5 %
Total Grains: 19 Lbs.
Boiling Time: 70 mins.

Grain Bill:

7 lbs British Pale Ale Malt
7 lbs American 2-row
1 lb Munich Malt (8-10 Lov)
1 lbs cara-pils
2 lb medium crystal malt 60
4 oz chocolate malt
4 oz roasted barley
8 oz Canadian honey malt

Hop Bill: Scotch ale

1/2 oz fuggles whole hops boil 70 mins
1/2 oz fuggles whole hops 10 mins.
Add Irish moss for the last 10 mins

Mash Schedule:

Mash at 155 for 75 mins mash out at 170 5 mins
Sparge 170
1 tsp gypsum in 6 gallons mash water (my water is soft)
2 tsp gypsum in 4 gallons sparge water
Sparge to get ~7 gallons. In a 70-minute boil this will yield about 6 gallons.
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Tinshed » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:55 pm

Thanks Z Bob,
I will brew this up in the coming weeks... Home brew has taken a backseat these days but I still find myself tinkering up brews in the back shed.
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Tinshed » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:10 pm

Wheating For Rain (Weizen/Weissbier)

Original Gravity (OG): 1.048 (°P): 11.9
Final Gravity (FG): 1.012 (°P): 3.1
Alcohol (ABV): 4.72 %
Colour (SRM): 5.0 (EBC): 9.9
Bitterness (IBU): 22.0 (Average - No Chill Adjusted)

60% Maris Otter Malt
40% Wheat Malt

0.4 g/L Pride of Ringwood (9.3% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
0.7 g/L Nelson Sauvin (11.5% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil)


Single step Infusion at 66°C for 60 Minutes. Boil for 60 Minutes

Fermented at 20°C with Safbrew WB-06


Recipe Generated with BrewMate

Comes up a treat with the slight taste of the citrus I get through from the NS
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Tinshed » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:04 am

Just finished boiling a pale ale up and now Im waiting for an ESB to finish mashing so I can start my Belgium Strong Dark Ale.
Im wanting to try Safbrew T58 in the Belgium since Im not wanting to transport Liquid yeast at this time of year, anyone had any experiences with this dried yeast.
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby FullySilenced » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:08 am

Full pot of Kona light roasted.... add a little rum and walaaaa relax time...
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Maheel » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:46 am

just mashed in a fat yak type clone

now to clean the shed.....
VM / Boka / ?
Shotgun Pot head
50L electric Kegs
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby home_brewer » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:06 pm

Trying something different brewed a hoppy heffe with cascade galaxy simcoe and will dry hop with falconers flight
2" pot
2" vm
On gas fired keg
4" pef plate in production
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:58 am

Mmmmmm. Green black (drool) :D
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Maheel » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:12 pm

the Ale yeast had a party without me in this Fat Yak type thing
at least they headed to the door when the party was over...
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby rossco » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:56 pm

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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Tinshed » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:44 am

Just knocking up a Ross's Summer Sauvin Ale and thinking bout doing a pale ale of sorts with cascade and galaxy hops.
I have ran out of beer and need to replenish my stocks fast :crying-yellow:
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby revansCAAD8 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:22 am

Wednesday night was Brew Day (All Grain- Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Clone). The new HeatStick I built worked great!
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Fermentation is already going CRAZY! Sure hope it doesn't blow the top off!

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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Tinshed » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:17 am

Just mashing a Belgium Strong Dark Ale, and milling the grain for a pale ale of sorts. Time to decide on the hops :think:
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Malted » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:20 pm

punkin wrote:0 min IPA no chill last week, 4 cubes of Golden Ale this week.

Using the first of my home grown Cascade. :obscene-buttsway:

All flameout additions in that IPA huh? :lol:

Home grown cascade in the DSGA?
I got 1.7kg (wet) off my cascacade yesterday, they're drying as we speak.

Cold conditioning/about to keg: West Coast Wet Hopped Wheat (20% wheat, 30% spelt, 50% Munich 2) and a Landlord-ish Ale.
StillDragon P1 with Parrot - for now...
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby Malted » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:53 pm

punkin wrote:Yes, only 45gms as the 10 min addition but still...
I figured it was such a small amount i could throw the flowers in the pot and they'd be right...
NOT
got 20ml out the 1/2 ball valve before it blocked completely. I had to run the 4 cubes out the 32mm ball valve complete with hot side splashing. :angry-banghead:

I need to do a hop order shortly i might put up a post to see if anyone in aus is interested in getting some flowers. I'd buy galaxy and cascade if they have fresh stock, i need to buy 5 kg boxes though.
Almost out of centennial, i can't have that.


Seems like you missed the 'one' from your post that I replied to, you had it marked as zero minute additions...
You have a 1/2" and a 1 1/4" ball vales on your kettle?
Ha ha, need or WANT 5kg boxes?
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