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Old 05-12-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Wife doesn't like my homebrew!

My wife loves my homebrew! She has a short list of about 3 beers she wants to see me make regularly. A sour ale similar to Magic Hat ODD Notion series, a wheat, and a noble hops steam beer. Although I like all these I need time to add my favorites, Oatmeal stouts, pale ale and stouts. What a dilemma.

I just opened a bottle of a noble steam, real good. I didn't include Hersbucker in the recipe, didn't have any on hand. It is real good without it.

Amount Item Type % or IBU
8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 84.21 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 15.79 %
0.25 oz Hersbrucker [2.40 %] (60 min) Hops 2.2 IBU
0.25 oz Select Spalt [4.75 %] (60 min) Hops 4.3 IBU
0.25 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (60 min) Hops 3.6 IBU
0.25 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 4.4 IBU
0.25 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 4.1 IBU
0.25 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (15 min) Hops 2.2 IBU
0.25 oz Select Spalt [4.75 %] (15 min) Hops 2.1 IBU
0.25 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (15 min) Hops 1.8 IBU
0.25 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (15 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
0.25 oz Hersbrucker [2.40 %] (15 min) Hops 1.1 IBU
0.25 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 0.8 IBU
0.25 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (5 min) Hops 0.7 IBU
0.25 oz Hersbrucker [2.40 %] (5 min) Hops 0.4 IBU
0.25 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (5 min) Hops 0.9 IBU
0.25 oz Spalter [4.50 %] (5 min) Hops 0.8 IBU
1 Pkgs San Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810) Yeast-Lager




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Old 05-13-2010, 01:16 AM   #2
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Man that looks tasty! Two questions:
1. What temp did you ferment at with the SF Lager yeast? I assume fairly high 65-70F for steam beer qualities?
2. When should I expect some to show up in my mailbox?


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Old 05-13-2010, 01:46 AM   #3
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1. I was able to keep it about 68*F. I don't have the ability to keep it much cooler.

2. Will a case fit in the mail?
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:50 AM   #4
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Wow....someone likes the ODD Notion sour ales? I tried the winter one and it sucked big time.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:05 PM   #5
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2. Will a case fit in the mail?
You're in Hamlin, I'm in Palmyra. I say we meet up in Rochester.

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Wow....someone likes the ODD Notion sour ales? I tried the winter one and it sucked big time.
QFT. Diffrent strokes, I guess.

I used to say that I never met a beer I wouldn't drink, but that ODD Notion winter proved me wrong.
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:02 PM   #7
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I can only get my hops locally by the whole ounce. Any thoughts to dry hoping what would be the left over .25oz for each of the hops? I don't have the setup for lagering, so was thinking about going with a simple White Labs California Ale (WLP001). Any other ale yeasts that would work better?
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Just looking at what hops I can get locally, and I can't get Hersbrucker. I can get Hallertau though. I try to alternate a little between buying online and supporting the local place even though the local route sometimes costs a little more.

Should I double up on the Hallertau or swap out to Mt. Hood or Liberty? I'm trying to stay along the 'noble' hops line, so along those lines should I go with something more like Fuggles or East Kents? What do you all think would work best? Right now, I'm leaning towards the Liberty.
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My wife hates my brew!

Good on you that you have a fan in the house.

I had a MH odd notion brew last summer. Holy crap, that was horrible!

But, to each their own, eh?


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