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The Beer Nerd - what are you drinking / brewing thread

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by TnRedNeck721, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Jul 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM
    Smashing

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    So damn good and to think it was created by accident. A very happy accident
     
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  2. Jul 16, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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    Sparging 10G of Pils now.

    16 lbs of Avengard Pils
    7 oz Acidulated malt

    Hops will be Magnum (60,10), and then a bunch of different Nobels at heat off.
    This is the perfect opportunity to use up an assortment of fractional oz bag leftovers from previous brews (Kolsch, Gose, etc.)

    5G will be White Labs South German (WLP838)
    5G will be White Labs German (Wehenstephan)
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM
    KeptOnChooglin

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    Yes, kettle soured (acidulated) with help (Walgreens Priobiotic, 10B cells/capsule Lacto Acidolphus/Lacto Rhamnosus GG, 30 capsules).
    So it was mash, sparge, boil for 10 minutes, chill to 95-100, add capsules. Leave outside in Houston summer heat. So I started at about 95-100 Saturday, it was 90 or so Sunday morning, reheated to 95, and finished in afternoon/evening.

    Read this:
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    I added 1 lb Acidulated to that recipe. I couldn't find his probiotic (Lacto Plantarum), but I did order some from Amazon for next time.
     
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  4. Jul 16, 2017 at 1:20 PM
    KeptOnChooglin

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    Very nice, but I liked Fortem better.

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  5. Jul 16, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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    Roasted malt coming thru clear with this one. Not bad but I've had better from this brewery.
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  6. Jul 16, 2017 at 6:14 PM
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    Rogue Pendleton pale ale.

    Pretty good though it kinda reminds me of New Belgium fat tire. Might be the yeast.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2017 at 5:55 AM
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    Dinner Friday night in Vermont. We picked up some other stuff, which I'll have to get a shot of later.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Jul 17, 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    Victory at Sea is a great beer. But yeah, they can go drown themselves in their overpriced Sculpin that isn't half the beer it used to be before they started mass producing it.

    Comparable Firestone Walker product slaps them silly.
     
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  10. Jul 17, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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    And you have had a lot worse too.
     
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  11. Jul 17, 2017 at 7:58 AM
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    What I brought home from Vermont. I'm looking forward to trying the Strawberry Moon Sour. I only grabbed one can of that, but will go back for more if it's good.

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    That Lost Nation is one of my favorites.
     
  13. Jul 17, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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    I like the glass!
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    Perfect pint. Use it all the time. :wink:
     
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  17. Jul 18, 2017 at 8:24 AM
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    I need some advise on my upcoming reception/party. There is a good chance over 100 peeps will be there but they don't all drink beer or are BMC drinkers. I had a game plan but now I'm questioning the amounts I'm brewing;

    Blonde - 10 gallons
    NE Pale Ale - 10 gallons
    IPA - 10 gallons
    Saison (table saison <5%) - 5 gallons
    Sour - 5 gallons

    Do you guys think what I have is enough or should I adjust any of the volumes? It's pretty much a brewery we've put together and it would be a shame to run out but on the other hand I don't want to be left with 20 gallons of beer I would need to drink.
     
  18. Jul 18, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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    Well, you're at about half a gallon of beer per person if all 100 people drink. That's about 3-4 pints per person. I would think that's likely sufficient.
     
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  19. Jul 18, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    I'm thinking we'll have plenty but I have buddies making me question it. Do you think I should up the blonde to 15 gal since it's a lighter beer, it could be hot, and the BMC drinkers will flock to it. Maybe take the IPA down to 5gal, I don't know, I'm stressin!
     
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  20. Jul 18, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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    Maybe leave the IPA at 10 and just up the blonde another 5? That gets you roughy another 40 pints
     
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