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  1. Omahawk

    Imperial Pub A09 Crazy Fast Fermentation?

    Just used Imperial A09 pub ale in a relatively standard pale ale recipe. First time using Imperial Pub yeast. I PITCHED ON SATURDAY (1.052 OG) AND 48 HOURS LATER IT IS AT 1.010 SG AND APPEARS TO BE DONE. I checked it tonight after dinner and was shocked. No krausen or any activity. The trub...
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    Tips for Whole Hops IPA - Lots of hops

    I just received a bunch of whole hops (Chinook, Cascade, Centennial and Zeus) from a local grower. They were dried, vacuum sealed, and tested for alpha and beta %s. Seems pretty legit, so I’m giving them a whirl. I’m thinking of throwing 11 oz of them into a 5-gallon batch. My plan would be 1 oz...
  3. Omahawk

    Citra / Galaxy / El Dorado APA?

    Looking for some advice on hop combos for an APA / IPA. There are so many great commercial hoppy beers to choose from, so the past few years I’ve spent my precious brewing time on other styles. I’m looking for a late hop, citrus/tropical profile. I wanted to deviate from the old school C hops...
  4. Omahawk

    Hop Grinding - Experimental Evidence?

    Odell’s Rupture is a really nice aromatic and flavorful beer, and it got me wondering if the benefits of grinding hops are real or a gimmick. I’ve searched the forums and seen lots of discussion about hop grinding, with a few various opinions on whether it really does or doesn’t provide more hop...
  5. Omahawk

    What’s Kombucha Fermentation Supposed to Look like?

    I am homebrewer that is brand new to the Kombucha scene. As in, I drank my first booch last week. I loved it. So now I’m trying to make my own SCOBY out of some raw unfiltered Kombucha, just because it sounds like something fun to try. I googled and found a simple recipe of 4 green tea bags in...
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    A419 + Chest Freezer Safety?

    I have a ~9 year old chest freezer that I’m planning to use as a fermentation chamber / beer fridge. I have an A419 that I’d like to use to keep the freezer at my desired temp. I have it rigged up currently in the garage, and 24 hours in the controller is doing its job. I’m moving it from the...
  7. Omahawk

    Darker Biere de Garde Recipe?

    Hey all. Looking for input and experiences making a Biere de Garde on the darker side of the style. I made one on the lighter side a few years back, and thought I’d amp up the medium toasted malts this time. I’m hoping to avoid the darker caramel flavors, so I’m using a lighter Caravienne for...
  8. Omahawk

    Slight Banana Flavor from Stressing the Yeast - American Lager Yeast

    So I'm trying to help a friend clone Coors Light (no one is perfect, don't judge.) He enjoys all styles of beer, just has a soft spot for Coors Light. I found this interview with MillerCoors the brew master. millercoors brewmaster interview Lots of interesting information in the...
  9. Omahawk

    Camden Tablet Neglect - Did I Just Botch my Brew?

    After 8 years and nearly 100 successful brews under my belt, I might have made my first fatal brew error ever. I mashed with tap water for 10 minutes before I remembered my Camden tablet. I remembered my mineral and pH adjustments, just forgot the freaking Camden tablet. I quickly got a couple...
  10. Omahawk

    British Golden Bitter Recipe

    I had a great English Golden Ale this weekend at a local brewery. It was wonderfully drinkable and entirely British. Details on the malts and hops weren't available, but it was light gold, clear, slightly biscuity, and had some late hops. I know very little about this style. I looked into a...
  11. Omahawk

    Topling Goliath Pompeii Malts?

    I have a friend that's a new brewer and I'm trying to put together an extract IPA that has the general characteristics of TG's Pompeii. I had it on tap last weekend and recall that it was hazy and light copper orange in color. Their website says nothing about malts, just that its all Mosaic...
  12. Omahawk

    Galaxy / Nelson Sauvin IPA?

    I haven't created an IPA recipe in a while, and was looking for some feedback on my hopping schedule. I THINK I want to go heavy on the Galaxy / Nelson Sauvin hops, with a little of my more familiar friends Cascade and Chinook thrown in. I like Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin when I taste them...
  13. Omahawk

    WY1098 - How fast is too fast?

    I brewed on short notice last Saturday night (11-14-14). Yooper's Fizzy Yellow beer (slightly tweaked with 7lbs Vienna, 3lbs US pale, .2 lbs acid malt). Mashed at 149 F. I am hoping to have it ready and kegged for a get together this coming Friday (11-28-14). I know I'm pushing it, and that's...
  14. Omahawk

    Brown Ale Recipe Changes

    Brewing buddy and I made a really nice English Brown last year, loosely based on Newcastle Brown (the kind in the cans, not the spoiled crap that shows up in the clear bottles). I wanted to provide our 2013 recipe, our tasting notes, and then provide my draft proposed changes. I will add that I...
  15. Omahawk

    First English Bitter - No Crystal?

    I've been brewing for 5 years and never done an English Pale Ale. I get brewing ideas in my head (which often later turn out to wrong, and I change my opinion), and I'm currently thinking I will prefer a Special Bitter / ESB without any crystal malts. To compensate, I'm thinking a couple of...
  16. Omahawk

    Spent Grain Burns Grass?

    After mashing and letting the spent grain cool, I empty my spent grain into another container over my grass. The theory goes that whatever I spill during transfer will just compost in the yard eventually and no cleanup is required. I've noticed the last couple of times I've done this that it...
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    Can you Taste Small Dose of Acid Malt?

    I've started looking at my water profile, reading that chapter of How to Brew, and using the EZ Water Calculator XLS. Planning to brew a Helles, and it looks like I should use a small amount (1%) acidulated malt along with some CaCl. I've never used acidulated malt, and have read that in...
  18. Omahawk

    Pale Ale Hop Bill Critique - First Time with Citra

    I have a Pale Ale recipe with a set grain bill, but I always seem to adjust the hops. It's a nice, light but flavorful malt profile that I really like. This is my first time trying Citra. I have heard that Citra can overpower the other hops, so want to "babystep" into it by splitting 1 oz...
  19. Omahawk

    Bier de Garde Yeast - German Ale?

    I plan to brew a lighter derivation of Jamil's Bier de Garde recipe. My LHBS is awesome, but doesn't carry Jamil's yeast (European Ale). I've been searching the forums, and haven't seen any references to using German Ale (WY 1007). I've enjoyed brewing Blonde Ales and Alts with this in the...
  20. Omahawk

    New LHBS in Elkhorn / West Omaha

    Noticed last night when picking up a pizza at Sam and Louie's that there's a new homebrew shop opening in a storefront in Elkhorn. Opening this Saturday, Oct 5 at 10AM. http://www.patriothomebrewsupply.com/ Neat story - so far, it looks like they're doing it right. Excited for an option...
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