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Old 08-24-2012, 08:12 PM   #8851
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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster, first recipe using a starter.. I'm so excited I wont be able to sleep tonight.

Should be hops deep by noon tomorrow.

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #8852
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Brewing a blonde on Monday as the start for a blueberry blonde. A test batch for my brothers wedding next year. Hopefully ill have a new burner for it!

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Old 08-25-2012, 12:29 AM   #8853
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Hop bursted Nelson Sauvin Saison tonight and simcoe, amerrilo, centeniell American wheat tomorrow.

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Old 08-25-2012, 12:54 AM   #8854
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I brewed the all grain dead ringer ipa this morning. I miss calculated my strike temp and this missed my mash temp. Which then I think also made my OG lower than it should have been. Came in at 1.052 instead of 1.064. Which has me a bit worried. Oh well, we'll see how it comes out.

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:11 AM   #8855
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Deception Stout tomorrow. Recipe can be found right here on HBT!

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:53 AM   #8856
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You're doing whaaaa?
Yeah sounds ridiculous and will probably be terrible I know!

I'm brewing my entry into a homebrew club competition tomorrow. My homebrewing club runs a competition that encourages people to push the envelope and get outside of their comfort zone. You are forced to pick special ingredients and yeast from a preselected list, then use a preselected grain bill. You are allowed to modify your malt by roasting/toasting/smoking it. Epic failures are applauded more so than playing it safe. The event is all about learning and growing as a brewer. So I'm going with something that is sure to be terrible

Apple Wood Smoked Cinnamon Pomegranate Ale

I smoked the malt 2 weeks ago (my first time smoking malt) and had to pick a minimum of 2 of the following special ingredients: Pomegranate, Cinnamon, Grains of Paradise, Chamomile, Heather, Saffron to go along with the malt bill provided. The "easy route" would have been to do a Pomegranate Chamomile Wheat Beer, but the grain bill didn't have enough wheat in it to make a wheat beer and going the easy route is against the entire spirit of this competition. I did select WLP380 (Hefeweizen IV) yeast because it gives clove and plum notes. Kind of took some inspiration from some Moroccan and Iraqi sauce reductions that use cinnamon, pomegranate, and clove. Then decided to do the apple wood smoking because I naively thought it would also add a small amount of apple flavor to the beer. I figured the smoke would add complexity and the apple and cinnamon pairing was a classic so why not. Now I'm finding out from lots of homebrewers that I'll probably just get some smoke in the profile but no apple. Oh well!
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:06 AM   #8857
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Brewing my first beer this weekend. A nice hearty pumpkin ale. Waiting for the temp to drop so I can add the yeast to my yeast starter. Beginning the brew tomorrow!!! Any thoughts or tips?

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Old 08-25-2012, 02:13 AM   #8858
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Brewed a Blonde Ale w/ Galaxy hops yesterday and a Pale Ale w/ Simcoe and Amarillo hops today.

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5 gallon batch of bourbon vanilla porter on Sunday.

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Old 08-25-2012, 02:39 AM   #8860
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10 gallons of Oatmeal Stout. Just finished.

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