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Old 02-10-2013, 05:13 AM   #1
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Ok so I wanted to start something new. What is the best brew you ever brewed? If you can give details.

I can start and say my best brew was an extract, it was a wheat beer. Golden color and always had good head and lacing. I'd brew it again. Not sure the recipe right now. It just made me smile every time I put my lips on it. Makes me want one right now.
Final Gravity: 1.012
Estimated ABV%: 5.12 %
IBU: 7.3

Final Gravity: 1.012
Estimated ABV%: 5.12 %
IBU: 7.3

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Old 02-10-2013, 05:30 AM   #2
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To me my best beer was a 2gallon English Bitter that I only did 2gals of because I figured there was no way I'd like it. (10 gallons fermenting right now.)

To every one that I've given beers to it has to be an Irish Red that I lifted off of this very site.http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f65/iris...t-comp-141086/ Very Tasty!

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Old 02-10-2013, 05:32 AM   #3
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I'd like to think my best brew is still yet to come, but i sure am enjoying the hell out of this one

10 lbs Pale Malt (2-Row) Canadian Malting Co (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 90.4 %
12.0 oz Crystal Malt Pale (Thomas Fawcett) (27.0 SRM) Grain 2 6.8 %
5.0 oz Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM) Grain 3 2.8 %
0.50 oz Simcoe pellet [12.90 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 4 22.2 IBUs
0.50 oz Amarillo Leaf [9.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 6.7 IBUs
0.75 oz Amarillo Leaf [9.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 7.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Leaf [9.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 5.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Leaf [9.50 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 ml] Yeast 9 -

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Est Original Gravity: 1.049 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.044 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.6 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.4 %
Bitterness: 41.6 IBUs Calories: 144.8 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 5.3 SRM
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Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 1.0 oz
Sparge Water: 5.65 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 170.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.20

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Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 3.68 gal of water at 167.5 F 156.0 F 60 min

Sparge Step: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun, , 5.65gal) of 170.0 F water

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:50 AM   #4
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I'd like to think my best brew is still yet to come, but i sure am enjoying the hell out of this one

10 lbs Pale Malt (2-Row) Canadian Malting Co (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 90.4 %
12.0 oz Crystal Malt Pale (Thomas Fawcett) (27.0 SRM) Grain 2 6.8 %
5.0 oz Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM) Grain 3 2.8 %
0.50 oz Simcoe pellet [12.90 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 4 22.2 IBUs
0.50 oz Amarillo Leaf [9.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 6.7 IBUs
0.75 oz Amarillo Leaf [9.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 7.3 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Leaf [9.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 5.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Leaf [9.50 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 ml] Yeast 9 -

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.049 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.044 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.6 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.4 %
Bitterness: 41.6 IBUs Calories: 144.8 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 5.3 SRM
Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 1.0 oz
Sparge Water: 5.65 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 170.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.20

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 3.68 gal of water at 167.5 F 156.0 F 60 min

Sparge Step: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun, , 5.65gal) of 170.0 F water
That's one hell of a beer. I'd screw it up one way.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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I started with a 10 gallon Hefe' recipe. The first 5 gallons was treated like any other hefe. The rest got a boat-load of leftover hops from previous brews tossed-in the fermenter. My brewing assistant was telling one of those bedroom stories that you wouldn't tell you mother while we threw this and that in, and Arselickeweissen was born. The leftover brew was better than the original recipe. There are no notes on the original, but I've been dry-hopping my wheats with citrusy hops ever since with great results.

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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I started with a 10 gallon Hefe' recipe. The first 5 gallons was treated like any other hefe. The rest got a boat-load of leftover hops from previous brews tossed-in the fermenter. My brewing assistant was telling one of those bedroom stories that you wouldn't tell you mother while we threw this and that in, and Arselickeweissen was born. The leftover brew was better than the original recipe. There are no notes on the original, but I've been dry-hopping my wheats with citrusy hops ever since with great results.
That's great! I once dry hopped a Hefe' with oranges. Turned out pretty good. That's the thing about home brewing you can do so much to a beer and get amazing results.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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I've made a few that I really enjoy but probably a three way tie between my coconut black ipa/my saison/ and my milk chocolate stout.

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #8
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I really enjoy this premium bitter I make that's dry hopped with EKG and Willamette and given 1 oz of oak chips for <7 days.

By only leaving the oak for a few days you get a really interesting interplay between the hops and a slight spiciness, not anything obviously woody.

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:33 PM   #9
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Probably a tie b/w my Coronado Imperial Red and the APA I brewed from Tasty McDole's recipe. Although I have a coffee vanilla porter on right now that I am in love with....

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The best brew was my first one. It wasn't great because of what it was, it was the greatest because I made it myself. The brew was a simple can of pre-hopped extract which made a wheat beer. I shared it with family, friends and co-workers. The experience is what made that brew my best. I still share and love talking brewing with other people but I don't remember every beer I ever made; I will always remember that first one!

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