what are you doing with home brew today

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  1. Ozarks Mountain Brew

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    I had to re solder 2 of my temp probe cable ends, I keep busting lose one post so at the same time I'm cleaning out my rig, going through a full brew day with cleaner and readjusting the temps
     
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    I'm thinking seriously about how to formulate the first test batch of my session Saison. I'm thinking of replacing the finishing hops with Lemondrop, cutting the recipe in half to do the first test. I have a 50 pound bag of Root Shoot Pale Ale malt downstairs I'm wondering what to do with.... Likely off to the homebrew shop later to source what I need for the Saison.
     
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    I’m serving up a bunch of it to a few couples tonight. I blew a keg last night, so I refilled it right away and force carbed it this morning. 8 kegs total, none empty. I wonder how many are empty enough to blow today?
     
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    I’m a fan of Lemon Drop.
     
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    I didn't like it so much when I did a SMASH test but I used it for bittering as well as flavor. Came out very harsh (has mellowed over time). The more I ponder the situation the more I think I'll do the beer "straight" the first time, then maybe experiment later.
     
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    instead of bittering and aroma, combined the 2 and put it in at 30 min
     
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    What did you SMaSH it with? I used Golden Promise. I liked it, and so did others. To each his own, though!
     
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    me as well its a great grain
     
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    I'm glad I did this today my clean out water is light yellow, plus I was 3 degrees short on my pid, have it all in line now
     
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    Extract. I usually do test brews with extract to reduce variation.
     
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    Surely youll be using up some of that ale malt you won. I just brewed a saison fermenting with that white labs yeast vault yeast i cant pronounce wlp564. Its 36 hrs old ive held it at 20c till now to suppress esters and low letting it climb free to 28c its pretty much 3/4 done. Will puree that mango this evening and give the yeast some fructose to eat.
     
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    Yep. It's from a local maltster so I don't want to use it on test batches.
     
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    Back to my earlier post, my neighbor came over before the party started, and pulled the Kölsch tap. It blew. That’s the only keg that blew all night. Everyone did drink from every tap (after I replaced the one). A good time was had by all, and we have a ton of food left over. What are you guys doing tonight? :D
     
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    Kegged a hefeweizen earlier today. Has a pretty decent balance but holy CRAP! Hit a fg of 1.004. I should have pulled a sample earlier, but I had a krausen that just wouldn't fall so I just kept letting it go. And yeah, that wlp300 just kept on keepin on!
    I'm on the fence and a bit undecided. I really had a pilsner planned, but consumed a great dunkel weizen earlier and now contemplating doing that while I have some nice fresh yeast...
     
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    Gotta brew a Pre-Prohibition Porter for our next club competition. I've been putting it off because I need to break down the system and do a major cleaning and change out a lot of stuff. I'm not satisfied that everything is as clean as it needs to be...I've had clean batches, but I've had a couple of batches go a little wild and I'm not certain where the crud is coming from.
    Fortunately the weather has turned and it's nice and cool today so when I finally fire up the burner, it won't be unbearably hot like it was the last time I brewed in mid-September. ;)
     
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    Doing the test batch of session saison today and picking up an example beer for the koelsch challenge from my friend in Palisade.
     
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    ordering my grain for the beer after this and milling this batch now, looks about right

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    Did a FUggle SMaSH yesterday for a friend who liked it and I'm trying my SNPA clone again today, see if I can get a successful batch.
     
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    #19 Ozarks Mountain Brew, Oct 31, 2017
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    so, the other day I brewed and I saved the wort left over from the settled mash, call it second running’s but I collected 5 gallons and boiled it down to 2.5 gallons last night so today I'm bagging several 1700ML of wort for future starters and freezing them

    also creating a lager starter from my yeast bank and will step it up a couple of times, its very slow


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    Nice, I generally do that when I'm down to 1L of wort frozen. I'll just collect whatever is left in my mash tun, give it a 5 minute boil and then pour it in 1L plastic bottles. (I learned the hard way that mason jars don't handle it well)

    So far it's worked out nicely for me.
     
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