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Old 04-25-2009, 08:52 PM   #71
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Just finished brewing. Did 5 gallons of Ed's Haus Pale Ale with a slightly adjusted hop schedule because I didn't have as much cascade as I thought. All in all, a very smooth brew day. And, I've got a 3lb pork loin in the crock pot right now that I'm going to cook for another 4 hours(already been cooking for 4 hours) and then it's gettin pulled apart

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Old 04-25-2009, 08:57 PM   #72
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Finally got my mash tun put together this weekend, so doing my first AG tomorrow, and what better recipe to break it in than Ed's HPA. Threw in a couple of extra pounds of 2-row to make up for expected low efficiency while I work out the kinks in my system. Brewing at my buddies house since my burner isn't here yet, and he's doing his house brown as well. Wish me luck!

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Old 04-25-2009, 09:11 PM   #73
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Threw in a couple of extra pounds of 2-row to make up for expected low efficiency while I work out the kinks in my system.
Don't sell yourself or your system short. I did the same thing, and ended up getting great efficiency and wound up about 14 gravity points above where I should have been on my O.G..
Happy brewing and Good Luck to you.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:00 PM   #74
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Bottled up an English brown and I'm about 30 mins into my blonde's boil.

All the while drinking my own brew... life is good!

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Old 04-25-2009, 10:43 PM   #75
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A double-header! English bitter and a chocolate stout!

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Old 04-25-2009, 10:54 PM   #76
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...and brewing a "fizzy yellow beer" for this summer. ...
Same here.

Just finished my "Wifey Pooh" Pils.

3.5% and about a 4-SRM.
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:14 PM   #77
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Halfway through the mash on eds haus pale. Once I get the boil on this one going, I'll be getting the mash started for an IPA.

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Old 04-26-2009, 04:32 PM   #78
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Bubbling away nicely:

8lbs US 2-row
1.5 lbs Vienna
.5 lbs Crystal 40
.5 lbs Victory
.25 lbs flaked barley
37 IBU's of Centennial

This is a Victory malt taste test. I've never used it before.

I've got this same recipe without the Victory and with 1 pound C40 on tap now. It's a bit too sweet with a full pound of crystal 40.

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Old 04-26-2009, 04:46 PM   #79
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Great Expectations Wheat

Am 2 row #3
Wheat Malt #4
Vienna #1
Munich #.5
Roasted Barley #.08

.25 oz Magnum @ 60 min
1 oz Saaz @ 10 min

Safale - 05

It was the best of times.....
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Mash went great. Fabulous malty crackery tasting wort starting the boil...

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Old 04-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #80
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Making a batch of Edworts Apfelwein with brown sugar and cinnimon

And I am brewing a lovely chocolate Oatmeal stout with 1.5 pounds of golden naked oats and a half pound of regular oats..... I kinda had to change my Stout recipe on the fly because when I got to my LHBS they had NO coffee malt but for some strange reason they DID have golden naked oats which they never had before and I have allways wanted to try so I threw something together like this...

6 pounds marris otter
1.5 pounds Chocolate malt
1.5 pounds golden naked oats
1 pound honey malt
8 oz of flaked oats (have some laying around so its going in too)
4 oz of roasted barley
2 oz of EKG

mash at around 156-158 I am thinking and see what happens..... pretty sure I will end up with beer

I was shooting for 5.25 gallons into the fermentor actually got somewhere closer to 5.33 into the fermentor and I am crediting that to the paint strainer bag I used for the first time yesterday!!!

est O.G was 1.060 at 80%
measured O.G 1.062 for 82.45%
Both the Stout and the Apfelwien are happily bubbling away this morning....
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