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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-17-2014, 01:57 PM
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Posted By dylanphelan
Split Batch: Dry Hop Ideas

I recently brewed a Citra based IPA. Tomorow I'm going to split the 5 Gallon batch into different carbouys and experiment with different dry hop combinations.

My late hopping looked like this:
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Forum: General Techniques 03-21-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By dylanphelan
just that it was longer than i had planned for it...

just that it was longer than i had planned for it to be. i don't know much about mashing at decoction mashing - previously i always used to use a single infusion mash.

I don't have any way to...
Forum: General Techniques 03-20-2014, 09:39 AM
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Posted By dylanphelan
so - I am thinking that I do want to brew another...

so - I am thinking that I do want to brew another weiss. Then I'll take the best of the 2 to the homebrew competition.

At least that way I'll be left with something to drink after the event.
...
Forum: General Techniques 03-18-2014, 01:33 PM
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Posted By dylanphelan
it's not like i would have tossed it out. I would...

it's not like i would have tossed it out. I would have just taken the best one to the competition and drank the rest myself!
Forum: General Techniques 03-18-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By dylanphelan
ok, thanks! :D I was mostly concerned that...

ok, thanks! :D

I was mostly concerned that it has been in the 44C-48C range for about 30 mins...
Forum: General Techniques 03-18-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By dylanphelan
Acid rest was too long, now what?

Hi

yesterday i brewed a weiss for the an upcoming homebrew fest. I decided to try a decotion mash for the first time.

My grain bill looked like this:

3.23 kg Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-26-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By dylanphelan
I need to brew an english ipa tomorrow. this...

I need to brew an english ipa tomorrow. this looks good, but am worried about it being too sweet?

how did yours turn out? was it very sweet?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-14-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By dylanphelan
I am planning an English IPA for a homebrew...

I am planning an English IPA for a homebrew competition - isn't this one rather sweet with so much Crystal malt?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2013, 07:42 PM
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Posted By dylanphelan
Hefe weizen advice

I want to brew my first weiss in a couple of days.

I've been looking around the forum, found a few clones etc and have set up a recipe in beersmith based on what i've read. Seems really simple. ...
Forum: India Pale Ale 08-04-2013, 10:41 AM
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Posted By dylanphelan
No experience - first time brewing with Citra....

No experience - first time brewing with Citra. It's very difficult to get in SA.

I think i tried it too early. Going to give it at least another week then try it again :mug:
Forum: India Pale Ale 08-03-2013, 09:45 AM
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Posted By dylanphelan
I had to sub the honey malt. It's not available...

I had to sub the honey malt. It's not available in South Africa. I used Cara Ruby instead (i know - it's very different). Hoping that didnt ruin the beer.

A friend just brought me 4 pounds of...
Forum: India Pale Ale 08-03-2013, 07:28 AM
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Posted By dylanphelan
I tasted mine after 2 weeks, 1 day in the bottle...

I tasted mine after 2 weeks, 1 day in the bottle (i know that's not enough)

Getting a rather strong alcohol taste and not that much hoppy flavour. Hoping it will improve with time...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2013, 09:55 AM
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Posted By dylanphelan
APA inspired by SNPA clone

Hi

I brewed this SNPA clone a while back.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/nierra-sevada-session-snpa-clone-27673/

It come out really well - everyone enjoyed it. I would have liked it a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-16-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By dylanphelan
Any input? I am brewing this recipe later today. ...

Any input? I am brewing this recipe later today.

Considering adding some Citra or Centennial
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By dylanphelan
I am going to be brewing my 3rd variation of...

I am going to be brewing my 3rd variation of this. I took the first one along to a home brew festival and it was quite a hit.

we drank it all after 3 weeks in the bottle, so I didn't get to taste...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-30-2013, 06:32 PM
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Posted By dylanphelan
Belgian Witbier - no flaked wheat

Hi,

I want to brew a Belgian Wit this weekend. Never done one before.

I've looked at a number of recipes that call for flaked wheat, but I can't get any.

I have white wheat malt.

Will...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-24-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By dylanphelan
Thanks - I ended up brewing a small 4.5 Litre...

Thanks - I ended up brewing a small 4.5 Litre batch last night.

I dropped Special B to 7 % and added some Perle at 15 mins to give a little extra spice.

Added my cinnamon and all spice at 2...
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-23-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 150
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Posted By dylanphelan
I read something about honey malt being a...

I read something about honey malt being a 'melanoiden type malt'... what about this one as a sub

http://www.beerlab.co.za/collections/grains/products/melanoidin-80

yes i know it won't be the...
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-23-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 41,834
Posted By dylanphelan
Thanks I realize that and I'd like to use the...

Thanks I realize that and I'd like to use the honey malt, but it is absolutely impossible to get it in South Africa.

I have a friend going to the States in July, so I'll try and get her to bring...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By dylanphelan
Thanks for the input! I do want quite a...

Thanks for the input!

I do want quite a strong raisin / plum falvour from the special B.

how much did you get from your 2% ?
Have you tried 5% how did that work out?
Forum: India Pale Ale 05-22-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 41,834
Posted By dylanphelan
I want to brew this over the weekend. I have...

I want to brew this over the weekend. I have everything except the 2 of the malts. Thinking about substituting as follows?

Crystal 10L - Cara Blonde (10L / 20 EBC)
Honey Malt - Cara Ruby (50...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By dylanphelan
Christmas Ale - Special B %

mods - please delete. Duplicate.

original here

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/christmas-ale-special-b-412324/
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-22-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By dylanphelan
Christmas Ale - Special B %

Hi All

It's winter here in South Africa, so I thought it would be a good time to brew a small test batch of a Spicy Xmas Beer.

I'm looking to get flavours of plum and clove. I know that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-06-2013, 08:48 PM
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Views: 155
Posted By dylanphelan
Double IPA - Hop Suggestions

I'd like to try an American style Imperial IPA soon.

I've been trying to make use of the hops I have in my freezer and would like some suggestions on a hop schedule.

I'm just going to do a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-06-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
Posted By dylanphelan
ok, thanks. I've been waiting for it to reach...

ok, thanks. I've been waiting for it to reach fermentation temp for a few hours now. I'll pitch some more yeast once it gets there.

I was worried about this yesterday as I've never had yeast...
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