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Old 05-24-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
The Pol
Feb 2007
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At the Drowning Wasp Brewery in Ft Wayne, IN we are making another 5 gallons of Hugh Heffe. Here is the recipe, the yeast will be a starter made from a vial of saved yeast from this same brew a month ago.

Brewer: Brewpilot
Beer: Hefeweizen
Style: Weizen/Weissbier
Type: All grain
Size: 5.5 gallons
3 HCU (~3 SRM)
Bitterness: 14 IBU
OG: 1.054 FG: 1.012
Alcohol: 5.5% v/v (4.0% w/w)
3 lb. Belgian Pilsner
6 lb. English Wheat malt
1 lb. Briess American 6-row
Mash: 79% efficiency Step Mash... 122 for 30 min, 152 for 45 min.
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.045 6.5 gallons
.5 oz. Hallertauer Hersbrucker (5% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Willamette (5% AA, 15 min.)
Yeast: WLP300 starter

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Old 05-24-2007, 04:27 PM   #2
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Not a damm thing. My dad is in the hospital having surgery today and I caught some kinda crud that is kicking my a$$.

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Old 05-24-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
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I hope to brew another batch of the SNPA clone. Last one came out a little heavier than I expected and finished sweeter. Still good, but I think it's giving me a beer gut. I've adjusted my recipe to reflect my recent efficiencies and hopefully I'll be a little closer. Also going to try using a dry yeast this time. Hopefully I'll get better attenuation.
Drinking on the keg: BPA, Brown Ale, Dry Mead, Wee Heavy aged on Oak, CAP
Drinking in the Bottle:

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Old 05-24-2007, 04:34 PM   #4
The Pol
Feb 2007
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Yah, my Heffe turned out with a little higher OG and ABV because my new system is now at about 80% eff... I mashed it cool though so it ended up at about 1.011 or 1.012. It is so freaking awesome!!!! This will be the FIRST time I have EVER made the same brew twice... wow.

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Old 05-24-2007, 04:45 PM   #5
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I think that i'm going to go after a hoppy IPA....

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Old 05-24-2007, 04:48 PM   #6
The Pol
Feb 2007
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I was planning to brew a Helles Lager, but I was not able to get a starter made early enough... so it will have to wait a couple weeks until my Heffe is bottled up.

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Old 05-24-2007, 04:49 PM   #7
Apr 2007
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OG: 1.055
FG: 1.013
IBU: 40
SRM: 15
AVB: 5.5%

4kg 2-row
1kg Crystal 60l
1oz Northren Brewer for 60
0.75 oz Goldings @ 15
0.75oz Goldings at flameout

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Old 05-24-2007, 04:52 PM   #8
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Well, i made two 1 liter starters and was goign to brew 10 gallons of an APA last friday and got the sh!ts. So, as the weekend faded away i decided to brew last night, got home and received a royal ass kicking from a cold i picked up from my daughter. So, baring any unforseen illness from Ebola or something, come hell or high water i will be brewing my 10 gallons of APA this weekend!
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:54 PM   #9
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Springport, Michigan
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Kolsch, unless my wife drags me off to NYC.

I'll be drinking my first kegged beer...Bell's Oberon clone. Sampled some yesterday....sooooooo good.
Consistency is only a virtue if you're not a screwup

Primary - Duck Lake EPA
Duck Pee (Cream of Three Crops variant)

Secondary - 0
Kegged - 0 No kegs anymore :(
Bottled - 0

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Old 05-24-2007, 05:02 PM   #10
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Feb 2006
Colorado Springs, CO, CO
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I'm brewing a Belgian Dark Strong Ale. My LHBS was out of Special B so I had to improvise:

Type: All grain
Size: 5.5 gallons
Color: 20.1 SRM
Bitterness: 23.4 IBU
OG: 1.096 FG: 1.022
Alcohol by Vol: 9.7%
10 lb. 2 Row
8 lb. Munich
1 lb Caramunich
6oz Caramel 120
2oz Carafa II
.5 oz Northern Brewer 60min
1oz Northern Brewer 20min
.5oz Tettnang 5min
Wyeast #1388 - Belgian Strong Ale

It will be first attempt at batch sparging, so I hope it all goes ok.
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