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Default Beer Swap 2007 - Bike N Brew's beers

Finally got my act together and got stuff bottled, and cobbled together some ghetto-looking boxes for my brews.

All recipes will follow on this thread.

Sending today to EdWort

2 x #38 Light Hearted Pale Ale
2 x #44 Caramel Cream Ale

Sending today to landhoney
2 x #35 Barleywine
1 x #37 Dark Hearted Brown Ale
1 x #40 Whole Hearted Stout

Sending later this week to Bernie Brewer (so they arrive after he returns from vacation):
1 x #35 Barleywine
1 x #37 Dark Hearted Brown Ale
1 x #40 Whole Hearted Stout
1 x #44 Caramel Cream Ale

Looking forward to your feedback!



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Old 08-08-2007, 09:43 PM   #2
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Default #35 - Barleywine

Brewed 4/25/07
Bottled 7/12/07

Recipe Calculation
12B. Barleywine And Imperial Stout, American-Style Barleywine All-grain

Stats
OG 1.113 (actual 1.108)
FG 1.028 (actual 1.008)
IBU 91
SRM 14
ABV 11.0 (actual 13.1)

Specifics
Single infusion @154F for 75 min
Boil Volume 7 gallons
Batch Size 5.5 gallons

Fermentables
% Weight (lbs) Grain Gravity Color
43.5 % 10.00 American Two-row Pale 50.5 3.3
8.7 % 2.00 Vienna 8.2 1.5
8.7 % 2.00 Victory Malt 7.9 2.5
8.7 % 2.00 CaraPils 9.0 0.7
8.7 % 2.00 Munich Light 9.0 2.9
8.7 % 2.00 American Crystal 40L 9.3 14.5
13.0 % 3.00 Honey 19.1 0.8
23.00 112.9

Hops
% Wt Wt(oz) Hop (whole) AA% Time Util IBU
10.0 % 1.00 Centennial 10.5 90 0.174 24.9
10.0 % 1.00 Centennial 10.5 60 0.163 23.3
10.0 % 1.00 Centennial 10.5 30 0.125 17.9
10.0 % 1.00 Centennial 10.5 10 0.059 8.4
10.0 % 1.00 Centennial 10.5 2 0.014 2.0
10.0 % 1.00 Centennial 10.5 DH 0.000 0.0
10.0 % 1.00 Willamette 5.5 30 0.125 9.4
10.0 % 1.00 Willamette 5.5 10 0.059 4.4
10.0 % 1.00 Willamette 5.5 2 0.014 1.0
10.0 % 1.00 Willamette 5.5 DH 0.000 0.0
10.00 91.3

Yeast: WLP060 American Ale cake from previous blond ale batch; boosted with WLP099 High Grav and champagne yeast when ferment got stuck

I haven't tried this one yet; if you want to give it some more time in the bottle, that's fine with me.

I panicked a little when the SG went from 1.108 to 1.030 in two days...then sat there for two weeks. I could tell the fermentation wasn;t done, because you could really taste the unfermented honey. So I tossed in the WLP099 (which I had planned all along) and the champagne yeast (I have no idea why), and the ferment started again. And kept going...and going...all the way to 1.008.

At bottling, it didn't taste TOO dry, or overly alcoholic, but we'll see. I guess it's not really a BW anymore; maybe more of a IIPA.



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Old 08-08-2007, 09:51 PM   #3
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Default #37 - Dark Hearted Brown Ale

If Bell's Two Hearted were a Brown, it might be something like this.

Brewed 5/25/07
Bottled (from keg with beergun) 8/6/07

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 11.00
Anticipated OG: 1.052 Plato: 12.85
Anticipated SRM: 25.0
Anticipated IBU: 50.8
Brewhouse Efficiency: 73 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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54.5 6.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 36.00 2
18.2 2.00 lbs. Crystal 40L America 34.00 40
18.2 2.00 lbs. Vienna Malt Germany 37.00 3
4.5 0.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt Great Britain 34.00 475
4.5 0.50 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 33.00 2

Potential represented as Points per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 9.50 14.2 First WH
0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 9.50 14.5 45 min.
0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 10.60 13.5 30 min.
0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 10.60 8.7 15 min.
0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 10.60 0.0 0 min.
0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 10.60 0.0 Dry Hop (1 week)

Yeast
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White Labs WLP051 California Ale V

Single infusion mash @153 for 60 min.

Batch sparge to collect 7 gal.

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Default #38 - Light Hearted Pale Ale

Light Hearted Pale Ale (inspired by Bell's Two Hearted)

Brewed 6/2/07
Bottled (from keg with beergun): 8/6/07

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 10.19
Anticipated OG: 1.054 Plato: 13.35
Anticipated SRM: 6.6
Anticipated IBU: 37.4
Brewhouse Efficiency: 82 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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73.6 7.50 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 36.00 2
17.2 1.75 lbs. Vienna Malt America 35.00 4
4.3 0.44 lbs. Crystal 60L America 34.00 60
4.9 0.50 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 33.00 2

Potential represented as Points per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 10.60 15.6 First WH
0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 10.60 13.3 30 min.
0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 10.60 8.6 15 min.
0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 10.60 0.0 0 min.
0.50 oz. Centennial Whole 10.60 0.0 Dry Hop (1 week)


Yeast
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WLP051 California Ale

Single infusion mash @ 153F
Batch sparge to collect 6.5 gallons

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Default #40 - Whole Hearted Stout

Yet another "interpretation" of Bell's Two Hearted, this time as an export-strength stout:

Whole Hearted Stout

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Brewing Date: Friday June 15, 2007
Bottled (from keg with beergun) Aug 6, 2007

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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13-D Stout, Foreign Extra Stout

Min OG: 1.056 Max OG: 1.075
Min IBU: 30 Max IBU: 70
Min Clr: 30 Max Clr: 48 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 15.00
Anticipated OG: 1.066
Anticipated SRM: 41.1
Anticipated IBU: 63.1
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Actual OG: 1.058 Plato: 14.27
Actual FG: 1.020 Plato: 5.08
Alc by Volume: 5.02 From Measured Gravities.

Actual Mash System Efficiency: 63 %
Anticipated Points From Mash: 66.05
Actual Points From Mash: 59.00


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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60.0 9.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 36.00 2
13.3 2.00 lbs. Vienna Malt America 35.00 4
6.7 1.00 lbs. Crystal 40L America 34.00 40
6.7 1.00 lbs. Flaked Barley America 32.00 2
6.7 1.00 lbs. Roasted Barley America 28.00 450
3.3 0.50 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 33.00 2
3.3 0.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 29.00 350

Potential represented as Points per pound per gallon.

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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2.00 oz. Centennial Whole 10.60 63.1 60 min.


Yeast
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White Labs WLP051 California Ale V

Single step infusion @ 153F

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Default #44 - Caramel Cream Ale

A not-so-caramelly version of Cheesefood's famous recipe. I was leery of the vanilla, so I made a small batch (2.5 gal) and only used 1/4 the recommended amount of vanilla and lactose.

Brewed July 6, 2007
Bottled July 22, 2007

Caramel Cream Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 2.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 4.81
Anticipated OG: 1.058
Anticipated SRM: 9.6
Anticipated IBU: 31.5
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
62.3 3.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 38.00 3
26.0 1.25 lbs. Wheat Malt America 38.00 2
9.1 0.44 lbs. Crystal 60L America 34.00 60

Potential represented as Points per pound per gallon.

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.75 oz. Crystal Whole 4.10 21.4 60 min.
0.50 oz. Crystal Whole 4.10 8.6 20 min.
0.25 oz. Crystal Whole 4.10 1.4 5 min.

Yeast
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White Labs WLP008 East Coast/Alt Ale

Mash Schedule
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Infuse to 130F for 20 min
Decoct to 152F for 60 min
Decoct to 170F for 10 min mashout

One ounce pure vanilla extract and 1 ounce lactose added at bottling.

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Old 08-14-2007, 01:40 AM   #7
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Default #37 Review

Cracked my first beerswap beer tonight, the brown ale. I tried to give the best, detailed,helpful review I could.

-Very slight hiss on opening, poured vigorously revealing a nice 1/2" head just off white. The beer was darker than I was expecting, looking at the guidelines for brown ales it is certainly within the "light to very dark brown" appearance - definitely dark brown with a little red when held up to the light. The head faded after a few minutes, but some head remained till the end.

-Aroma is faint, slightly malty but mainly slightly roasty/toasted aroma. Very faint hop aroma - hard to detect.

-Taste when cold is very clean with a little maltiness but mainly roasted and toasted flavors. Very clean/dry finish. As it was warming up I thought I tasted a little astringency. As it warmed up the malt came through more as well as some hop flavor. I can't believe it has 50 IBU's, hop bitterness is very balanced - the bitterness is there but it doesn't tatse that high to me. Carbonation was good and appropriate to the style. Very light mouthfeel, I'd like a bit more, but it makes the beer very easy drinking.

Overall it was a very good beer that was very well made. It is not my favorite style, but I have not had a homebrewed version of a brown ale which is why I requested it. It was definitely better than other commercial examples I've had. Based on the hop schedule/amount I would expect more bitterness and aroma, but if I didn't know the recipe I wouldn't think anything was lacking in the beer. The only flaw was the astrinency, but it was very slight, I wonder if anyone else will taste it, maybe me just trying to really analyze the beer. I think if I was just drinking it to drink it, without having to write a review, I may have not noticed it.
Really enjoyed the beer. Thanks Bike N Brew

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Default #38 Light Hearted Pale Ale

Finally got around to popping it just now. Nice schpppttt on the cap. Nicely carbonated, thick rocky head with some nice lace. Fruity aroma at first, but after a moment, a another sniff later and the hops come through. A little cloudy, but normal for a bottle conditioned beer. Pretty light amber/dark golden color.

At first taste, the hops hit you in the face, but mellow in the follow through.

Damn nice pale ale! Ya shoulda sent a couple more!



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