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Offline Two Wheeler

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #525 on: November 04, 2019, 08:05:49 AM »
I brewed for the first time in a very long time on Saturday. 5 gal of my go to stout recipe. I haven't had beer on tap in a while.

It was nice getting back into it!
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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #526 on: April 07, 2020, 05:25:58 PM »
So being stuck at home does have it's perks. I brewed a batch of Birch Sap Saison today. Put my kids to work hauling sap out of the woods. So that made my job a bit easier...

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #527 on: April 17, 2020, 11:22:57 AM »
Since being confined I did a few brews:
-Triple IPA
-Peanut butter brown ale
-Haskap seltzer
-Pastry stout (coconut, almond, vanilla)
-English barleywine (13% all malt)
-Hefeweizen
-Helles
And I have a Czech Pils lined up this weekend  :rock:

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #528 on: April 17, 2020, 11:54:36 AM »
Since being confined I did a few brews:
-Triple IPA
-Peanut butter brown ale
-Haskap seltzer
-Pastry stout (coconut, almond, vanilla)
-English barleywine (13% all malt)
-Hefeweizen
-Helles
And I have a Czech Pils lined up this weekend  :rock:
Peanut butter brown sounds interesting

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #529 on: April 18, 2020, 09:22:16 AM »
Since being confined I did a few brews:
-Triple IPA
-Peanut butter brown ale
-Haskap seltzer
-Pastry stout (coconut, almond, vanilla)
-English barleywine (13% all malt)
-Hefeweizen
-Helles
And I have a Czech Pils lined up this weekend  :rock:

8 batches is pretty impressive.
I have 3 in so far. I thought I was going to make a bunch, but it's not that easy/obvious.
- IPA (all citra)
- Munich Helles
- Amarillo Saison
I'll try to squeeze another one in if I see a window. Maybe another Lager. Then a Porter, then a Pale Ale...

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #530 on: May 11, 2020, 12:57:32 PM »
Hey @jamie_savoie  I've been eyeing up Seltzers as well. Did you have any grain in yours, or all sugar? I've been reading that RO water and yeast nutrient is important. Any thoughts on yeast?
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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #531 on: May 13, 2020, 11:16:01 AM »
Hey @jamie_savoie  I've been eyeing up Seltzers as well. Did you have any grain in yours, or all sugar? I've been reading that RO water and yeast nutrient is important. Any thoughts on yeast?
I did 3 different versions so far. 1 with 20% Light DME and 2 100% sugar and I prefer the one with 20% DME in it. Gives it a bit of body
I added 1 round teaspoon of nutriment and for yeast I used 2x sachet of EC-1118
I also used RO with 1.2g gypsum, 2.4g calcium chloride, 2.4g epson salt and adjusted pH to 5.0 with lactic

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #532 on: May 13, 2020, 04:28:25 PM »
I knew you wouldn't disappoint  :D
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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #533 on: May 16, 2020, 07:35:47 PM »
I knew you wouldn't disappoint  :D
Let us know what you do and how it turns out. My fav one so far was the one with some dme along with lemon, juniper and some spices. Taste like a lemon gin tonic

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #534 on: October 15, 2020, 12:09:19 PM »
Looking at my records, I haven't brewed since June 6th. I still have beer, but the pipeline is dwindling. Given the forecasted weather this weekend, it looks like a perfect time to brew (for me at least). I have some Kveik that I have yet to try. I've never fermented with this stuff. I'm excited about it. I'm not exactly sure what I'm brewing yet, but I suspect it will be something hoppy and something quick to replenish the inventory before it gets critical.
Hope all is well with you all. :)

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #535 on: October 27, 2020, 08:06:56 AM »
I'm with you Mark- need to get back at it. My kegs are empty and I'm thirsty!
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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #536 on: October 29, 2020, 11:09:18 AM »
I hear ya @Two Wheeler. The Fall is a great time to brew. It's quite time consuming, but once you can dedicate the time (about 5 hours for brew day for me), it's great to have that beer.
I thought I could squeeze another brew in this weekend, but it's Halloween and I  think we have company coming...Oh well.
Also, I find that when I haven't brewed in a while, I'm prone to forgetting things and making mistakes - even when I'm sober!
Another reason to brew more often, keep the skills sharp.  ;D

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #537 on: November 23, 2020, 09:01:40 AM »
Finally brewed this weekend. I figured I should get one in before the water in the garage freezes. Unfortunately I'm not quite sure what I brewed as I ground up the grains months ago and have since forgotten what my plans were  :facepalm:
Lee