what are you doing with home brew today

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  1. Megary

    Megary Well-Known Member

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    Going to saddle up and kick my Bourbon Vanilla Porter tonight, no matter the cost....so I can keg my APA tomorrow... in order to free the fermenter...so I can brew an Oat Malt Stout on Sunday. Clearing the backlog. We've all been there.

    I'll miss that Porter though.

    I'm starting to think I'll need to pick up an extra keg for times like this when the beerworks gets a bit jammed up.
     
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    Installed a RO system I bought a garage sale last summer. I have no idea why I ignored it for almost a year, other than taking a hour to figure out how the stupid hose connectors worked it took me 20 minutes to install. For $50 an AQ-RO-3 seems to be a pretty good unit. The filters even seem reasonably new.
    Just need to find the washer and screw that holds the tap to the sink, they were missing from the kit.
     
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    Probably weigh up grain tonight. Tomorrow I plan on brewing my new "Shore Leave" California Common.

    Been getting some really good feedback on the first run of "Happy Camper" Blonde, one buddy of mine says it tastes a lot like "Farmer's Daughter". Pretty happy with the Sterling hops on the back end of this one.
     
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    I want to brew this weekend to try my fancy new RO system, but I should probably wait for the TDS meter to arrive and make sure I'm not poisoning myself.
     
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    I need to make up some labels and stick them on the remnants of "Mikey Likes It" (indeed, he did). Drew a gravity sample of my Franconian Lager - it's a few points away from terminal gravity so I'm putting it into diacetyl rest tomorrow. Helped SWAMBO process some of her wine.
     
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    In addition to the spare keg I also use 750mL PET bottles and a carbonation cap. Fill up a few bottles to kick the keg and then donate to friends or drink them later.
     
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    Oh nice work Hawk let us know how it improves your brews.
    Will prob brew tomorrow not sure what pinning my hopes on something brown or even darker hmmm gotta stop drinking so I can focus to nail something down....help
     
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  8. Ozarks Mountain Brew

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    Staring at my kveik build

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    Finally got around to updating my gas lines. I originally had two regulators inside the fridge, but the behaved erratically. I think the cause of this was likely due to the properties of the diaphragm and spring being at cold temperatures. Regulators now set up outside the fridge, and two lines going in. I made the hole for the gas line ages ago, just made it bigger. Very carefully poked around to make sure there were no refrigerant lines in the area.
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    Here is ol
    I like to stare at mine too lol:D:D
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    Their really partying now Ozarks!
    What you must start it off at a low volume and once signs of activity hours later you introduce more wort eh?
     
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    Bringing my King's Harvest NEIPA to a boil
     

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    Cleaned kegs and kegged a C-hop IPA today. Hit #s spot on. Brewing a Pale tomorrow. :)
     
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    Thinking about a brew to use the EKG and Saaz hop flowers that I have in the freezer. The growers (I'm inner city with no garden) are wondering when they're getting some beer. He's a light lager drinker who remembers enjoying a wheat beer in the 80s when he was young and travelling. She drinks and enjoys any style, but especially enjoys the dry yeast driven Belgian styles.

    So suggestions would be welcome. I'm thinking it's going to be two batches. A light pale ale with the EKG for him. And a relatively clean saison with the Saaz for her. And relatively clean to give me an outside chance of him drinking it.

    But that's my biases speeking so I'd welcome suggestions.

    Also anyone used the inline hop filter/infuser things? Worth the money? Kegland down here has them for $150 AUD (say $100 USD) and who doesn't need a new toy? Less losses than dropping a bag of flowers into the kettle?

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    I'd brew a light lager with the Sazz maybe pilsner/ Munich type brew. I like your pale idea anyhow let me know where you go with it.
     
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    I followed the Czech Pilsner (NB) for my first lager and we are very happy with the result. Substitute East Kent Golding for the Perle in the boil, perhaps? I am also interested in hearing comments on the inline leaf filer/infuser.
     
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    I tapped the keg for this SMASH recipe this weekend. As expected, it was light in color, light in flavor, had a mild Cascade floral aroma, and a slightly tangy aftertaste from the Belgian Saison yeast.

    This turned out to be an excellent warm weather beer. I modeled the style with regards to IBU and BU/GU ratio somewhat as a Trappist Singe/Cream Ale.
     
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    Just turned the fermentation fridge down to 42F. Time to give the Cream Ale I brewed last Tues. a few days to drop clear. It's nice to have 3 beers on tap and one just a few days away from the keg.
     
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    I'd do a Boh Pils with that Saaz...just me. Never played with EKG, but from the description and what you said of his taste in beer, maybe the back end of a Blonde Ale?

     
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