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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
Color:
3 HCU (~3 SRM)
Bitterness: 14 IBU
OG: 1.054 FG: 1.012
Alcohol: 5.5% v/v (4.0% w/w)
Grain:
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
Hops:
.5 oz. Hallertauer Hersbrucker (5% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Willamette (5% AA, 15 min.)
Yeast: WLP300 starter
 

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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.
 
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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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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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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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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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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% :rockin:
Grain:
10 lb. 2 Row
8 lb. Munich
1 lb Caramunich
6oz Caramel 120
2oz Carafa II
Hops:
.5 oz Northern Brewer 60min
1oz Northern Brewer 20min
.5oz Tettnang 5min
Yeast:
Wyeast #1388 - Belgian Strong Ale

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

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evanmars said:
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.
Psss, she's a meanie.

Re-brewing Murder In The Red Barn, gotta bottle 777 finally, gotta get the hefe kegged. Gotta rebuild the wort chiller first, hopefully get a CO2 distributor built up. Oh, and see if I can convert the little dorm fridge into a lagering fridge - PLEASE let those coolant lines bend without breaking!
 

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Scottish 60 schilling again. Still dialing in my system. Man I'm going to have alot of this to drink this summer...
 

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I'm going to give my new mini-mash tun a kick in the tires this weekend. Probably going to do a Kolsch-style Ale. But really, I'm going to just mill around the grain department of the LHBS (no pun intended), and grab up to five pounds of grains and just see what comes out.

For a 3 gallon batch, I might do something like:

3 lbs American 2-row
1.5 lbs wheat
4 oz American munich
4 oz Crystal 20L

.5 oz Saaz @ 60min
.25 oz Saaz @ 40 min
.125 oz Saaz @ 15 and flameout

Safale 05 Yeast
 

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Either a NB 1554 AG clone, if I can figure out which yeast to use or a Mendocino Red Tail Ale AG clone. (easier)

The LHBS is open Saturday and Sunday, so I can wait until almost the last minute to decide.

Can't wait to try out my new Shirron chiller.
 

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A Mirror Pond clone, an ESB, and a hopped up American Brown Ale...I can't wait for the weekend...
 

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Well, lets not count the Mini-Mild, which is a glorified yeast starter with (hopefully) drinkable byproduct. That's fermenting as of 45 minutes ago.

My brew this weekend (either tomorrow night, or Mon, depending how the starter goes and how much time I have) will be the first in my varietal varations on Bell's Two Hearted IPA:

Dark Hearted Brown Ale

6# Briess 2-row
2# Vienna
2# Crystal 40L
0.5 # Carapils
0.5 # Chocolate

Centennial whole hops (9.5% AA), 0.5 oz each at 60, 45, 30, 15, FO, DH
WLP051V California Ale yeast

OG: 1.052
FG 1.013
IBU: 51
SRM: 22
ABV: 5.1
 

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got the blood ale's starter going! will brew saturday or sunday....depends how busy i am. this was my first original recipe, i've totally revamped it cuz...ya know, it wasn't as good a beer as i thought it was back then :D
 

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Have some hops and yeast left over from the last brew or three, so here's what I slapped together. Now all I need to do is figure out where to put it when it's done, this will make 75 gallons!



Radagast the Brown Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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11-B English Brown Ale, Southern Brown

Min OG: 1.035 Max OG: 1.042
Min IBU: 12 Max IBU: 20
Min Clr: 19 Max Clr: 35 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 10.00 Wort Size (Gal): 10.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 16.25
Anticipated OG: 1.040 Plato: 10.05
Anticipated SRM: 21.3
Anticipated IBU: 19.8
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 11.76 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.034 SG 8.59 Plato


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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73.8 12.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 73.35 2
12.3 2.00 lbs. Crystal 80L 67.12 80
6.2 1.00 lbs. Munich Malt(dark) America 67.12 20
4.6 0.75 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 58.81 350
3.1 0.50 lbs. Biscuit Malt Great Britain 71.27 35

Potential represented as % Yield, Coarse Grind As Is.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.50 oz. Fuggle Pellet 4.75 5.8 60 min.
0.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.75 5.3 60 min.
0.50 oz. Brewer's Gold Pellet 7.00 8.6 60 min.


Yeast
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DCL Yeast S-04 SafAle English Ale


Water Profile
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Profile: London
Profile known for: Sweet Stout

Calcium(Ca): 90.0 ppm
Magnesium(Mg): 4.0 ppm
Sodium(Na): 24.0 ppm
Sulfate(SO4): 58.0 ppm
Chloride(Cl): 18.0 ppm
biCarbonate(HCO3): 123.0 ppm

pH: 8.33


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 16.25
Water Qts: 20.31 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 5.08 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.25 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 153 Time: 0
Mash-out Rest Temp : 0 Time: 0
Sparge Temp : 0 Time: 0


Total Mash Volume Gal: 6.38 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
 

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This weekend will be my first AG. Also, i will be trying to throw together a one gal. batch of mead and a one gal tester of General Tsao's Beer (ginger and pepper)
 

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10 gallons of a Bass Ale Clone.

Gonna keg it and serve with my Guinness Clone I brewed 4 weeks ago and have an authentic "Black & Tan".

Ready to pull the trigger this morning...

BassAleGrains.JPG
 

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This is the Wifey's weekend to brew, so god only knows. She usually waits till 10 min before we head to the LHBS to choose.
 

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Buford said:
Yet another hefeweizen. I can't get enough of it.
Here here! Mine keep running out in about 1/2 the time I expect. Gotta start double batches or brewing twice as often!
 

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An ESB.

1 lbs. Crystal Malt 60°L
6 lbs. Liquid Amber Extract
1 lbs. Dry Amber Extract
2 oz. Willamette (Whole, 5.00 %AA) boiled 60 min.
1 oz. Willamette (Whole, 5.00 %AA) boiled 30 min.
1 oz. Hallertau Hersbruck (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 5 min.
Yeast : WYeast 1275 Thames Valley Ale

I might add a few oz of oats to the crystal to impart a little extra body, not quite sure yet. It should turn out very nice.

I'll be getting help from a friend of mine who wants to start brewing, that should be fun.
 

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I'm doing a session hopburst IPA. First attempt so we'll see how it turns out. I'm looking for something a little more drinkable for summer.
 

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We're doing our first Partial Mash on Monday. It will be a variation of the Amarillo APA from the recipe database.
 

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My Dark Hearted Brown kicked the holiday weekend off in style last night, despite the fact that my 2-yr old decided THIS would be a good night to stay up until 10:30...

Anyway, had an awesome brew session. Mashed in at 11:00 pm, pitched yeast at 2:30 am, everything cleaned up and put away by 3:00 am. Definitely my fastest AG brew yet. Nailed my mash temp, nailed my OG, got exactly 5.5 gal in the primary. And at 8:30 this morning, bubbles in the airlock. Now percolating away with a nice krausen head.

Life is good! :mug:
 

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Bike N Brew said:
My Dark Hearted Brown kicked the holiday weekend off in style last night, despite the fact that my 2-yr old decided THIS would be a good night to stay up until 10:30...

Anyway, had an awesome brew session. Mashed in at 11:00 pm, pitched yeast at 2:30 am, everything cleaned up and put away by 3:00 am. Definitely my fastest AG brew yet. Nailed my mash temp, nailed my OG, got exactly 5.5 gal in the primary. And at 8:30 this morning, bubbles in the airlock. Now percolating away with a nice krausen head.

Life is good! :mug:
Four hours????

At 3 in the morning????

YOU ARE AN ANIMAL.....
 

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I got a starter for a Steam beer going --- Ill be starting tomarrow morning. Nothing like brewing on a sunday morning.

Recipe: Super Steam
Brewer: Devon
Asst Brewer:
Style: California Common Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.84 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 13.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 36.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 63.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 89.4 %
1.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 10.6 %
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (60 min) Hops 32.3 IBU
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (15 min) Hops 4.0 IBU
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (1 min) (Aroma HoHops -
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs San Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810) [Yeast-Lager


Mash Schedule: My Mash 1
Total Grain Weight: 11.75 lb
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Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Rest Add 8.81 qt of water at 137.7 F 122.0 F 30 min
Step Add 5.88 qt of water at 205.1 F 150.0 F 60 min
 

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djamwolfe said:
I got a starter for a Steam beer going --- Ill be starting tomarrow morning. Nothing like brewing on a sunday morning.

Recipe: Super Steam
Brewer: Devon
Asst Brewer:
Style: California Common Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.84 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 13.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 36.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 63.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 89.4 %
1.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 10.6 %
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (60 min) Hops 32.3 IBU
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (15 min) Hops 4.0 IBU
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (1 min) (Aroma HoHops -
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs San Francisco Lager (White Labs #WLP810) [Yeast-Lager


Mash Schedule: My Mash 1
Total Grain Weight: 11.75 lb
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Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Rest Add 8.81 qt of water at 137.7 F 122.0 F 30 min
Step Add 5.88 qt of water at 205.1 F 150.0 F 60 min
You ought to post this on the recipe database and give us an update on the taste when you crack it open. I'd be interested in how a steam beer turns, not having used a lager yeast before.
 

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I am making a Sierra Neveda pale ale clone that I seen in BYO magazine.
All grain with freshops hops.
 

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I've done that SNPA recipe a couple of times and it turned out good. I'll be doing an Irish red tomorrow. I'm getting low on homebrew and really need to get off my arse and brew.
 

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BierMuncher said:
You ought to post this on the recipe database and give us an update on the taste when you crack it open. I'd be interested in how a steam beer turns, not having used a lager yeast before.

Ill do that -- I plan on keeping the temps around 62-65deg for all of the fermentation. So well see how this turns out.
 

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I'm doing 10 gallons of Kölsch tomorrow. Got the starter going yesterday from one of my bottled Yeast leftovers from my batch in March. Stepped it up this morning and it's going strong on the stir plate. I should have plenty for pitching tomorrow afternoon in 2 buckets.

10 gallon Batch #2 coming up! I'm stoked.
 

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