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02-08-2008, 01:35 AM
What to brew, what to brew. I've got a ton of wheat, pils, marris, munich and a nice variety of specialties: choc, roasted, carafaIII, special b, caramunich, caravienne, crystal 40, biscuit, aromatic and probably a few other things.
I think I'm gonna avoid belgians right now, I need something to drink in 4 or 5 weeks. Maybe an APA? eh.. Maybe an American Wheat.. hmmmmm.
Quite possibly my last brew before the move in the end of March.
02-08-2008, 02:09 AM
Right on Flan.We're brewin a witbier tomorrow.We based our recipe on the
Murphy's Wit recipe.We even made the candi sugar from your post.Of course it's gonna be cold(around 20)but we'll pull it off.We've kept up our brew goal of a batch(double batch actually)a week until i go back to work or run out of ingredients,whichever comes first.
02-08-2008, 03:24 AM
Oooooooh Look at me all this time and ingredients on hand, what am I going to brew? :roll:
Just kidding dude i am jealous of all the brewing that you get to do. I wish that i had more time for it. :mrgreen:
Oh and i vote for APA just because that is what i did last week.
02-08-2008, 03:26 AM
If I do an APA, it needs to be something different. All APA's are so similar to me and I want something with a little more "ew, that's unique" type thing going for it. Maybe using some biscuit malt and caramunich instead of american crystal? Maybe some noble hops? I dunno... suggestions?
02-08-2008, 03:43 AM
02-08-2008, 04:12 AM
I say use the biscuit, at least. I am really liking how this one i did last week is shaping up, it was the first time I used a whole pound of biscuit in a pale. going to rack it tomorrow so i will post up tasting results then. Maybe some noble hops but not all, I think that you would want some American citrus aroma in there.
02-08-2008, 04:57 AM
yep ESB, if you have the hops which I think you do.
what yeast do you have?
and when are you going to come over and brew with us
02-08-2008, 05:45 AM
You guys brewing this weekend? Next?
02-08-2008, 01:50 PM
Gonna brew after lunch. Decided to go with an amber... never done one before. This is what I came up with:
BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Mahogony Axe
Brewer: Christopher John Flannagan
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.060 SG
Estimated Color: 14.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 30.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 85.47 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 8.55 %
0.50 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 4.27 %
0.20 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 1.71 %
0.75 oz Chinook [12.10 %] (60 min) Hops 28.1 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (5 min) Hops 1.2 IBU
0.50 oz Simcoe [10.20 %] (1 min) Hops 0.7 IBU
1 Pkgs East Coast Ale (White Labs #WLP008) Yeast-Ale
Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 11.70 lb
Single Infusion, Light Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 14.63 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 9.36 qt of water at 196.7 F 168.0 F
02-08-2008, 02:39 PM
looks good, we brew every friday
02-08-2008, 07:46 PM
Mashing it now, hit my mash temp ON THE NOSE!!
02-08-2008, 08:49 PM
Doing a mash out today, just cause. I want this one to have a little body and I figure it's worth a shot... see if my efficiency gets a boost. It's going right now and man, after adding the mash out water that MLT gets fullll.
02-08-2008, 09:03 PM
Just watch that cooler *grin*
02-08-2008, 09:44 PM
02-08-2008, 11:17 PM
Nice rolling boil going. Nice homebrew buzz. What else can a guy ask for?
02-09-2008, 12:04 AM
I pussed out on today's brew...too fuckin cold!15 above and a northwind.Our keg cooler isn't even plugged in and it's pourin beer slurpees.
Forecast is for 25 and snow tomorrow so we'll shoot for that.Loved the picture,it looks warm there.....mmmmm warm.....
02-09-2008, 12:50 AM
unBELIEVEABLE efficiency... I think. It's pouring into the bucket right now, but my hydro sample is saying 1.070.... not what I was after. it ain't an amber no more.
02-09-2008, 12:59 AM
Well crap. I ended up with 4.5 gallons... so I got 72% efficiency: yaye! But I got wayyy less beer than I wanted :(
02-09-2008, 02:24 PM
Prolly be one of the best beers you have made too.
03-02-2008, 11:18 PM
woooooohooooo! I think I finally found it! I've been trying to get that chocolate nut cookie taste that's in flat tire and a few other ambers I've had. I hit it on the nose this time. It's the biscuit/english chocolate malt mix with a touch of noble & citrus hops flavor. It's coming through sooooo good in this one. I"m just drinking the hydro sample now, it's going into the keg as I type.
Realllllly excited about this one. Gonna have to brew it again soon.
03-02-2008, 11:22 PM
If you wanted to get me up to Witchata Falls all you had to do was ask..
03-02-2008, 11:28 PM
rofl, WTF? I thought you guys gonna hang out before we left! We should seriously try to get together once more. When do you'll get back from the festival?
03-02-2008, 11:59 PM
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