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Discussion in 'Brewing Photos & Videos' started by Tech, Feb 2, 2016.
Valentine's day is coming. Is it a good day to brew something?
assuming that your significant other allows it, i don't see why not. bit hard to be romantic over a pot of boiling wort though
i'd think a chocolate cherry stout would be a fine choice to brew
I would brew it the day before, or the day after, but not the day of. But that's only valid for my "system." You'll have to calibrate your own.... ;-)
We'll be bottling two blondes on valentine's day. And then we'll rerack an IPA from this past sunday. And then we'll be brewing. Plan is to really get a good read on the Eroica hops with a SMASH recipe. (.33oz at 60, 20, 0, and dry hopped with another .50oz) Still need to decide on a base malt, it's going to end up being 2-row probably..
derailing this a little bit, but oliver, i'd suggest some maris otter or other uk malt. 2row and 6row is kinda boring on its own i think
was just looking into it, might go with Golden Promise.
ALSO, possibly for valentine's day, or during that weekend. I had my eye on this red head girl who never doesn't have a resting bitch face. Made me want to brew a Red IPA, or a hoppy amber, but i haven't done enough research as to what creates a good red color. Mosaic and Eroica additions.
This is what i did recently: http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/r ... -wheat-ipa
toasted the wheat myself. first time using the Red X, but that's supposed to impart a lot of the color. also threw in a little roasted barley for good measure, but capped that instead of mashing it. by no means am i suggesting this is a great recipe, but it turned out ok for the first time and is fairly red (if a little bit cloudy)
I once tapped an English Blonde on Valentines day, but that's another story.
never responded to this, but sounds good. How did you like that amount of flaked wheat?? Or, how was the wheat flavor in general in combination with a lot of hops and REDX?? I might use this, and sub in Malted Wheat, and some Caramel.
real creamy mouthfeel, real good head retention and bubbles. definitely too easy to drink
The hops were maybe a bit subdued for a traditional IPA, but it wasn't overly malty or anything.
i might up the hops a little bit next time, regardless of the grain bill, maybe even use a little more variety too.
Good idea on the chocolate cherry stout, I think I'll file that one away for later... just wish I had thought of it sooner. Also puts me in mind of Christmas too...dark/winter (chocolate/stout), Christmas (red/cherry)..I can do that.
As for Valentine's Day: I wouldn't be romantically involved with someone who didn't allow it, so...yeah, that's my system. :-D
I was going to start a red plum wine (plums kinda remind me of real hearts) and red for Valentine's Day, but it didn't go off without a hitch (nothing usually does). I was at the critical stage for getting my meads racked and did that the last chance I had and ran out of fermentation locks (have 10 in stuff right now) and needed two more for the wine. So, either Sunday or Monday, I'm going to acquire 2 locks from a friend and get this plum wine started. Too bad it won't be ready by Valentine's Day, but maybe in time for next year.
And since we don't really do anything for Valentine's Day, my wife wants to help me with the wine if I can't find a friend who wants to come over and help with it. My wife helps me if no one else can, and it's truly a blessing to have her on board with all of the elderberry, blackberry, blueberry, and whatever else-berry meads and wines I can make.