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View Poll Results: What should I brew with the second runnings?
ESB 11 40.74%
Oatmeal Stout 7 25.93%
English Pale Ale 2 7.41%
American Pale Ale 1 3.70%
Brown porter 6 22.22%
Other-please specify 0 0%
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default POLL--what should I brew?

I'm going to experiment with something different today...I'm going to collect a second run-off from the Loose Cannon batch and do a mini brew on the stove.
Ingredients I have on hand:

Grains:
Chocolate wheat
oatmeal
2 row
crystal 120, 60, 40, 20
special b
aromatic
wheat

These will have to be steeped. I also have DME on hand in case I need to fix the gravity.

Once I get a good idea on a style, I'll worry about hops--i have about 10 (EDIT: Errr....19) varieties to choose from.

Yeast has to be safale 56 or nottingham--I'm leaning towards using the nottingham.

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Old 02-16-2007, 03:31 PM   #2
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I can't imagine a better brew to pull out in a few weeks than a nice stout. Mine usually get enough carbonation in just ten days and that would put you right on target for St. Patty's day.



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Old 02-16-2007, 03:38 PM   #3
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Yeah, irish stout is out--no roasted barley. ESSENTIAL.

Oatmeal stout i could prolly pull off though.

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FWIW, here are the hops I have on hand (assume it is enought to do a full batch):

EKG
Sorach Ace
Simcoe
Amarillo
Fuggle
pacific Gem
Newport
perle
willamette
Mt. hood
warrior
columbus
glacier
hallertau mittlefrue
horizon
chinook
northern brewer
phoenix
cascade

I have taken this opportunity to inventory my hops....HOLY CRAP. I am a SICk individual.

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An ESB would be nice!

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I second the ESB. Fuller's is my favorite!

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I said ESB, but I'm thinking more pale ale. Something nice and clean. Good spring beer. Fuggles and EKG. Half-pound of wheat for head retention. Some crystal 20, keep it pretty pale. Nottingham. Gravity around 1045 - 1050, IBUs maybe 35-40. Session beer.

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Need me to change your vote?

Whatever I do, it will be a low grav session beer.

I'm surprised we don't have 1 vote for APA yet...

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Need me to change your vote?

Whatever I do, it will be a low grav session beer.

I'm surprised we don't have 1 vote for APA yet...
Personally, I was making the assumption that you probably have a lot of domestically-hopped pale ales already kicking around, that maybe doing something more English in character would be a little bit different.
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Personally, I was making the assumption that you probably have a lot of domestically-hopped pale ales already kicking around, that maybe doing something more English in character would be a little bit different.
Yeah, definitely. I kind of want an English session style beer around.


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