I brewed today!

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  1. Head First

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    Just thought i'd let you know how Thor's Thunder came out. This is the closest I have come to the pint Scott poured me in his garage. Mashed at 156f for 90 min. then a 2hr boil. Not much sweetness to balance all the dark malt and hops but a nice "creamy", for lack of a better word mouthfeel. And the alcohol was there too, not burning but present. I think mash temp was key to this coming out well. Stuff got in the way so it sat in fermenter for about 6 weeks before chilling. It will chill in keg a bit longer before bottling.
     
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    Made sense to split 100g into a brew.
    I don't like leaving 10 or so grams in a bag might as well use em all up.
     
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    Barleywine. Lonnngggg brew day for me. Nearly 6 hours! :eek:
    I had a fight with breaking up the dough balls on mash in, nearly killed myself lifting the bag and squeezing to hit volume, and had to boil for nearly 1:45 to hit post boil volume. Definitely a beer to brew only once a year. But, I was planning for 1.094 and…

    1.096. :)

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  4. Ward Chillington

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    I did a throw back today. I brewed the first recipe I ever brewed today. A simple 3 malt porter called London Fog was the kit from Midwest Supply that started it all but I used kviek slurry rather than an english ale yeast. I love those Norwegian Sugar Mushrooms; 2 hours after pitching and I have action in my blow off jar!
     
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    Eyeballed a hot pepper beer for a friend yesterday. Turned out well but good god was it hot out.
     
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    I've played around with changing my cream ale over the years and it kind of morphed into a light blonde ale. My son in law brews it that way still.
    For the brewery, I went back to a more traditional version with a lower mash temp and noble hops.
    I brewed it yesterday and extended the mash time. I ended up with really great efficiency, but maybe a bit bigger that I want for the style.
    OG was 1.050.
    Target was 1.045.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/c6tGpEL1FTY5ftg76
     
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    As mentioned in a few other threads, today I brewed Man Piss Switch, my take on the Q2 Community Brew Mannequin Pees. Once I finally got brewing underway (well past noon), things went better than expected. I got really good conversion in the mash, going 4 points over recipe projection. The boiling wort smelled good, giving a warm, toasty aroma that is new to my brewing. The color is right up my alley, kinda similar to my amber ale. Original gravity looks to be around 1.071, which is 4 points over what the recipe predicted. To get it all going, I pitched a whole liter of starter from White Labs Abbey Yeast (WLP500). There is a little more volume than usual in my Speidel 12 liter, but that just means maybe a couple more bottles.
    Cheers.
     
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    Got the Ginger Ninger brewed and no chilling in the kegmentor added 40g cascade 170g ginger and 230g Tumeric to the paint strainer bag 20210703_164035.jpg
    Man I think my efficiency has increased from grain mill purchase wort came in at 1.050. Expected SG of 1.044.
     
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    Just started the boil kettle on the latest version of Blonde on Blonde, this one is a good bit different from the others with 15% red wheat malt and 25% corn grits. Also single hopping with an ounce of. Cluster at 60 and another at 2 minutes.

    Think I’m going to call this one “Thirsty Hound” after my dog…
     
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    Brewed my Saaz-Genial Blonde today. Did a quick starter with a couple heaping teaspoon of 2month old kveik slurry then used some second running to "feed" what was left over as a little experimental activity.

    It was a beautiful day in South Central Pennsyltucky! Here's to blue skies and yellow beer!

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    That is a beautiful photo!
     
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    Potential new avatar picture...
     
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    Great minds buddy....great minds!
     
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    Is it made with real bunyip? Or just bunyip extract...:rolleyes:
     
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    Well depends on what time of the year you brew.
    There are bunyips about lucky I live in bunyip territory near a swampy waterhole so I'm sure there is bunyips bound to be around problem is coax in them Into a pot of boiling wort :p!
    Makes for a hairy brew lol...
     
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    Just finished up a Sierra Nevada PA clone I call Butch Cassidy, hit all the numbers. been a month between breing so felt good to get this one done!
     
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    #2098 Sunfire96, Jul 15, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2021
    Welp I had the house to myself way earlier than anticipated. So I decided to brew my Citra IPA today! I couldn't find a good angle for the time lapse video, but I tried to document with pictures

    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1167423/short-boil-ipa

    FWH addition after the 30 minute steep
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    First bittering addition once it's boiling
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    Turned off the heat to add the LME, now it's starting to look like beer :)
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    5 min hop addition followed by a 20 min hopstand after flameout
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    Pitched Voss kveik at 97F and tucked her in tonight for the ambient low of 75F. I'll check again in an hour to make sure it's not too hot
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    Will add the dry hops when there's a little krausen left. I'm hoping for a fast turn around on this one! OG around 1.050 and predicted IBUs of 60.
     
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    I'm betting on it sunfire especially with Kviek! Looks good to me!
     
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    No Squonk sightings here...too many oak trees and too far south!
     
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