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BugAC
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Homebrewing: We haven't had a good ole homebrew thread in a while

Figure i'd start one. (shocking i know)

So what's on your brew schedule? All i got is a blackberry wheat i'll be brewing next weekend.

My first created recipe has been ready for about a week now. I gotta say, it's the best beer i've brewed. I call it 3rd prime IPA. It's exactly what i was hoping it to be. Great hop flavor, and malt backbone. I know i might be biased, but i think it's one of the better IPA's i've ever had. And i'm usually very critical of my homebrews.

Its 52 IBU's and 6.3% ABV. I had a thread about it awhile back. Initially it was going to be a pale ale, but i went a little hop heavy. I used Warrior, Chinook, Cascade and Citra, and dry hopped with Cascade and Citra. I whirlpool hopped my first wort hops (warrior). I'll go check my old thread and post the grains used.
I need to let one of the resident homebrewers try it, so i can get some good feedback. Only problem, is that i only got 35 beers out of the batch.

Also, been thinking of some summer brew additions. Blood Orange is one. Fig is another, however i don't know how much flavor would come through. Figs are a little more subdued than an orange or blackberry. Maybe a hefeweizen with fig?

After the blackberry, i may try my hand at a saison.

ETA: This is the malt bill for the IPA.

8.5 lbs 2 Row
1 lb Crystal 20
1 lb Munich
.5 lb CaraAmber
.25 lb Cara-pils
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Nothing in the works, waiting for the blueberry crop for a blueberry wheat or blueberry cream ale

The Simcoe pale ale I made came out just like I like my pale ales, so will brew it again when I start running low. I think I will keep this in the rotation, especially if I start kegging.

Would also like to brew an IPA, and since my wife can drink again, make something for her.


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Been waiting on one of these threads.

Tasted our pineapple mango pale ale/IPA last night for the first time and it was pretty damn good. I want to say it was our first non-kit all grain beer as well.
9# 2-row
.5# of Victory Vienna and Munich.

Looking forward to this one once its carbonated.

Thinking about brewing another Strawberry Honey Blonde and the SO wants to experiment with a Strawberry Saison. Never brewed a saison before so I have a lot of research to do on that one.


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Never brewed a saison before so I have a lot of research to do on that one.


Yeah. I have enough brew books, and don't really want to buy another one to figure out the intricacies of Saisons. I know there is a temperature element that is a factor, from what i read from someone. You have to first ferment,then raise the temp to 75-80 or something like that? I dunno.


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Never brewed a saison before so I have a lot of research to do on that one.


My only advice is don't put it in a secondary carboy that once had brettanomyces in it. That's all I got.


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Oh, and I have nothing in the kegs, but 2 fermenting away right now.

First is an all-Simcoe IPA (kinda straddles the line between IPA and pale ale at 1.062) based off Russian River's Row 2 Hill 56 pale ale. Will rack to secondary this weekend and dry hop with 2 ounces of Simcoe.

The second is an IPA with Magnum for bittering then Styrian Goldings and Simcoe for flavor. Just brewed it Tuesday night, so it's bubbling fast and furious right now.

Probably gonna brew a black IPA next. Also going to brew a wit for a race in mid-May.


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re: Homebrewing: We haven't had a good ole homebrew thread in a while
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My only advice is don't put it in a secondary carboy that once had brettanomyces in it. That's all I got.


I don't brew sours. So not a problem. My all-grain homebrews have been.

Summer Crisp IPA
Rye IPA
Boubon Barrel Stout
3rd Prime IPA

I guess i need to branch out from IPA's.


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I don't brew sours. So not a problem.


Inside joke there. LSUBoo and I were on an Iron Brewer team, and our sweet potato saison turned into a Yambic.


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Strawberry Saison


I have a starwberry mango saison sitting in the secondary right now. I need to get around to kegging it, but been busy. If you need any help on the saison, let me know. This is an excellent resource.

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I know there is a temperature element that is a factor, from what i read from someone. You have to first ferment,then raise the temp to 75-80 or something like that? I dunno.


It's very dependent on the yeast strain you use. I ferment most of mine right around 70.

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My only advice is don't put it in a secondary carboy that once had brettanomyces in it.


The WLP670 yeast strain is a good saison/brett blend. I also recently picked up a WLP585 Belgian Saison III yeast starin that I am going to combine with a brett strain I grew from a Jester King bottle. Brett won't give you any sourness, at least not in the traditional sense. Will definitely be funky, but there is no acidity to it.


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Inside joke there. LSUBoo and I were on an Iron Brewer team, and our sweet potato saison turned into a Yambic.



lol yeah. Knock on wood I've never had sanitation issues.


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re: Homebrewing: We haven't had a good ole homebrew thread in a while
Thanks bottomland I knew you'd be a good resource. Might hit you up when it comes time to brew it.


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re: Homebrewing: We haven't had a good ole homebrew thread in a while
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Tasted our pineapple mango pale ale/IPA last night for the first time and it was pretty damn good. I want to say it was our first non-kit all grain beer as well. 9# 2-row .5# of Victory Vienna and Munich.


Have you used a kit before? Would you be willing to share your recipe, as far as hop schedule and amounts of fruit?



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I've used plenty of kits. Let me pull up the recipe.




Added chunks from two fresh pineapples that I froze and 3 yellow mangos that I froze. They re-started fermentation after primary was done. I only let them stay in there for about two days due to time issues.
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I need to brew my Zombie Dust clone. I bought the citra hops a month or 6 weeks ago.....about the time I tore the roof off my house and started building an attic addition. Been busy with that. Hoping to get to the LHBS to buy my grains in the next week or so.


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re: Homebrewing: We haven't had a good ole homebrew thread in a while
Brewing a cream ale for summer and ahazelnut brown ale. Hope to do them both tomorrow.


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re: Homebrewing: We haven't had a good ole homebrew thread in a while
Which kit do you think did well with this recipe?


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After having Parish's farmhouse IPA the other day, I think that will be my next brew. I went to Stein's and picked up some Mikkeller and Anchorage Brett farmhouse IPAs. Want to get a bottle of parish in my hands and sit down and do some taste-testing side by side and go from there.


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re: Homebrewing: We haven't had a good ole homebrew thread in a while
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Which kit do you think did well with this recipe?


Sorry, I haven't used a kit with this one. It was the first Non-Kit All Grain beer we've made and first time using mango and pineapple.
You could piece it together with the hops provided(that's what we were really concerned with) and enough DME to get you to that 1.057 range with the Victory Vienna Munich as steeping grains?



Bottomland, the Mikkeller is good but the Bitter Monk by Anchorage is great. Both of those are heavy Brett though. Like souped up Rayon Verts


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Brewing a cream ale for summer
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Creamer


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Both of those are heavy Brett though



I'm good with that too!


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