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    BrewHop

    Join Date: 04/22/12
    Location: Oakland, CA
    My Brewing:

    I started brewing about two years ago with extract beers. I brewed for about a year using extract and then I moved onto partial mashing. After doing partial mashing for a while at the beginning of 2012 I transitioned into all grain.

    I actually was doing only partial mashes for a while because I thought I had to have a 1.25q strike to 1.5q sparge ratio in order to get a good effenciency. After a while and talking to brewers and homebrew store saff I realized that I could drop down the strike water amount and just sparge until I have my desired boil volume.

    I decided after going to all grain to get an igloo cooler mashtun and an outdoor burner. This had really made my brewing a lot easier and quicker in my opinion. This year (2012) I also upgraded to kegging. I still do bottle my bigger beers, being above about about 8%, because I feel like that is a bit dangerous to have on tap :). As for bottling, I just got a bottle tree which is awesome. I have three 6.5 gal glass carboys which aren't necessarily full all the time, but I have reached the point where there are a few boxes of beer sitting down in the basement aging (and giving a lot of beer away, which people don't seem to mind).

    My Beers:

    I have a tendency to try to make pretty big beers which I try to make on the drier side, although my tastes have been changing recently. On average I would say they range from about 6.5 to 9%. I really like hoppy beers too but I do sometimes get inspired to try to make a lower gravity beer and/or a more balanced one. I have recently acquired a 5 gal oak barrel from a distillery which I have been using to barrel age some stuff too (it's pretty awesome and a good way to expand into another area of brewing). My general recent trends have me making pale ales, IPA's/DIPA's, RIS's, and Barleywines. I have dabbeled in some other styles too but am trying to nail down a solid pale ale recipe at the moment (one that will be sessionable and in the 5% range). I am actually trying to explore more because I haven't made an example of all the styles out there yet. I have made one lager so far but I really don't have a good temp control/refrig available right now.

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    Shared Recipes
      Title Style Size ABV IBU Color Views Brewed
    brewer logo Rodenbach Grand Cru Clone Flanders Red Ale 5.75 gal 7.22% 15.99
    13636 2
    brewer logo Russian Imperial Stout Blend Russian Imperial Stout 5.75 gal 10.52% 93.43
    9609 0
    brewer logo Belgian Tripel Belgian Tripel 7.5 gal 9.42% 39.18
    8697 2
    brewer logo Triple IPA Imperial IPA 6 gal 11.93% 215.33
    8643 2
    brewer logo White IPA Imperial IPA 5.75 gal 7.59% 90.6
    8602 8
    brewer logo English Strong Bitter Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB) 5.75 gal 4.96% 48.36
    5822 6
    brewer logo Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout 5.75 gal 6.07% 37.84
    5766 5
    brewer logo American Barley Wine American Barleywine 6 gal 11.58% 111.31
    4983 2
    brewer logo Black Barleywine American Barleywine 5.75 gal 11.3% 100.36
    4415 0
    brewer logo American Double IPA Imperial IPA 5.75 gal 8.09% 105.79
    4411 1
    brewer logo Belgian Saisan Saison 5.75 gal 6.74% 41.01
    4034 3
    brewer logo Pumpkin Ale Specialty Beer 5.75 gal 6.69% 41.24
    3897 1
    brewer logo Second Runnings Stout Dry Stout 5.75 gal 4.23% 54.23
    3581 0
    brewer logo Super Strong Barleywine American Barleywine 5.5 gal 16.17% 262.94
    3563 1
    brewer logo HBC 342 IPA Imperial IPA 5.75 gal 8.21% 90.98
    3553 0
    brewer logo American IPA American IPA 5.75 gal 7.17% 87.77
    3490 2
    brewer logo Imperial Porter Wood-Aged Beer 7.5 gal 10.25% 62
    3485 0
    brewer logo Russian Imperial Stout for Barrel 2 Russian Imperial Stout 7.5 gal 8.74% 81.5
    3476 0
    brewer logo Golden Horny Devil Belgian Golden Strong Ale 5.75 gal 8.34% 32.96
    3441 0
    brewer logo Barleywine for Whiskey Barrel American Barleywine 7.5 gal 9.32% 85.94
    3352 0
    brewer logo Mostly Azacca IPA American IPA 5.75 gal 7.05% 66.07
    3128 0
    brewer logo Curieux Clone Belgian Tripel 5.75 gal 9.92% 38.56
    3108 0
    brewer logo Stone Enjoy By Clone Imperial IPA 5.75 gal 9.3% 127.5
    3018 0
    brewer logo Winter Warmer Holiday/Winter Special Spiced Beer 5.75 gal 7.09% 31.69
    2906 2
    brewer logo English Mild Mild 5.75 gal 3.63% 25.04
    2842 0
    brewer logo Cream Ale Cream Ale 5.75 gal 4.8% 19.54
    2742 0
    brewer logo Munich and Mosaic SMASH American Pale Ale 5.75 gal 6.84% 45.08
    2668 1
    brewer logo Old Ale for Barrel Old Ale 7.5 gal 9.35% 55.79
    2422 0
    brewer logo Rye Bock Maibock/Helles Bock 5.75 gal 6.59% 26.44
    2304 1
    brewer logo English Barleywine for Barrel English Barleywine 5.5 gal 9.12% 81.28
    2259 0
    brewer logo American Brown Ale American Brown Ale 5.75 gal 5.49% 43.61
    2256 2
    brewer logo Imperial Porter for Large Barrel 7.5 gal Wood-Aged Beer 7.5 gal 9.81% 62.72
    2016 0
    brewer logo Russian Imperial Stout 3 Russian Imperial Stout 5.75 gal 9.51% 81.44
    1941 0
    brewer logo Russian Imperial Stout for the Barrel Russian Imperial Stout 7.5 gal 10.8% 90.53
    1896 0
    brewer logo American Pale Ale American Pale Ale 5.75 gal 6.63% 41.91
    1716 0
    brewer logo Morgan's Nuptial IPA American IPA 5.75 gal 6.27% 73.65
    1695 0
    brewer logo American Pale Ale 3 American Pale Ale 5.75 gal 6.29% 41.77
    1644 1
    brewer logo Rye IPA 2 American IPA 5.75 gal 8.42% 75.73
    1619 0
    brewer logo White IPA 2 Imperial IPA 5.75 gal 8.63% 87.69
    1593 0
    brewer logo American Wheat American Wheat or Rye Beer 5.75 gal 5.88% 29.8
    1586 0
    brewer logo Grapefruit Hefe Weissbier 5.75 gal 4.72% 17.2
    1544 1
    brewer logo American IPA 2 American IPA 5.75 gal 6.78% 81.57
    1487 0
    brewer logo America IPA 3 American IPA 5.75 gal 6.19% 84.55
    1482 0
    brewer logo Old Ale for Barrel 2 Old Ale 7.5 gal 8.11% 63.21
    1468 0
    brewer logo American Pale Ale 2 American Pale Ale 5.75 gal 6.25% 41.27
    1464 1
    brewer logo English Mild 2 Mild 5.75 gal 3.72% 27.24
    1449 1
    brewer logo Wheaty Rye IPA American IPA 5.75 gal 7.19% 70.25
    1374 0
    brewer logo Nicoles Party Pale/IPA American Pale Ale 5.75 gal 6.66% 42.85
    1360 0
    brewer logo Morgan's Nuptial IPA 2 American IPA 5.75 gal 6.13% 82.45
    1341 0
    brewer logo Hoppin Blonde 3 Blonde Ale 5.75 gal 5.05% 27.7
    1304 0
    brewer logo American Paleish IPA American IPA 4.75 gal 7.56% 92.76
    1271 0
    brewer logo Paul and Christina Nuptial Double IPA Imperial IPA 5.75 gal 8.2% 115.86
    1236 0
    brewer logo Sour Belgian Brown Belgian Specialty Ale 5.75 gal 6.48% 12.97
    1157 0
    brewer logo Barleywine for Red Barrel American Barleywine 55 gal 9.33% 98.5
    1138 0
    brewer logo American IPA WCE2015 American IPA 5.75 gal 6.77% 74.42
    1107 0
    brewer logo RIS Big Barrel Project Russian Imperial Stout 5.5 gal 10.74% 120.92
    1085 0
    brewer logo Steezy - Beat Red American Amber Ale 5 gal 6.37% 63.94
    1068 0
    brewer logo Belgian Saisan 2 Saison 5.75 gal 6.42% 40.32
    1065 0
    brewer logo Tristan's Party Pale American Pale Ale 5.75 gal 6.34% 40.02
    1036 0
    brewer logo Richie and Emily's Nuptial Barleywine American Barleywine 5.75 gal 8.42% 92.39
    1033 0
    brewer logo RIS Big Barrel G & D Russian Imperial Stout 11 gal 10.14% 109.32
    995 0
    brewer logo Sean and Eva IPA American IPA 5.75 gal 6.55% 97.27
    977 0
    brewer logo Belgian Saisan 4 Saison 5.75 gal 7.07% 45.22
    924 0
    brewer logo Belgian Saisan 3 Saison 5.75 gal 7.48% 40.74
    918 0
    brewer logo Kolsch K├Âlsch 5.75 gal 5.2% 32.96
    892 0
    brewer logo Brown Porter for Barrel American Porter 5.5 gal 5.56% 51
    860 0
    brewer logo English Barleywine for Barrel G and D English Barleywine 11 gal 9.29% 83.06
    828 0
    brewer logo Morgan and Dan IPA American IPA 5.75 gal 6.95% 91.94
    769 0
    brewer logo American IPA 4 American IPA 5.7 gal 7.11% 122.76
    762 0
    brewer logo Black IPA American IPA 5.25 gal 7.01% 83.96
    721 0
    brewer logo Session IPA/Pale Ale American Pale Ale 5.5 gal 5.24% 56.01
    717 0
    brewer logo American Pale Ale 4 American Pale Ale 11 gal 5.49% 54.8
    709 0
    brewer logo Belgian Tripel II Belgian Tripel 9.75 gal 9.13% 31.52
    689 0
    brewer logo Cream Ale 2 Cream Ale 11 gal 6.08% 16.66
    673 0
    brewer logo Funky Barrel Saison Saison 11 gal 5.2% 31.46
    614 0
    brewer logo Session IPA for Paul American IPA 11 gal 7.09% 68.66
    612 0
    brewer logo USA Stout 2 American Stout 5.75 gal 6.59% 58.55
    610 0
    brewer logo American Barley Wine 2 American Barleywine 5.75 gal 9.26% 119.2
    497 0
    brewer logo American IPA 5 American IPA 5.7 gal 7.45% 118.73
    299 0
    brewer logo Mash for Something Higher American Barleywine 10 gal 10.62% 14.93
    214 0
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