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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby ryancowman » November 28th, 2012, 11:36 am

Just brewed a Honey Porter kit for my birthday. Hope my birthday brew comes out okay in a couple months!
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby johnf » November 28th, 2012, 12:00 pm

I made a beer roughly inspired by Kiwanda Cream Ale. It was about 95% Rahr Two Row, 5% Biscuit and a lot of Crystal hops added after the boil and left in the hot wort for 30 minutes (aka whirlpool addition). No other hops. The bitterness is exactly what I was shooting for (Kiwanda Cream Ale is 18 IBU I believe, this is pretty similar in balance).
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby beastiefan » November 28th, 2012, 3:55 pm

jez John I needed to check up what beer you were talking about. you know not all of us lived in the PNW. Is Pelican as good as Little Kings?
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby johnf » November 28th, 2012, 4:25 pm

beastiefan wrote:jez John I needed to check up what beer you were talking about. you know not all of us lived in the PNW. Is Pelican as good as Little Kings?


:roll:

If I was aware of a beer available locally that was made similarly (no hops prior to the end of the boil) I would have offered that as a comparison.

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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby beastiefan » November 28th, 2012, 4:34 pm

A brewpub back in NY made a beer that was dry hopped only, no other hops. It was interesting but I cannot say that I prefer it that way. What is the hop character like in the Pelican Cream Ale?
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby johnf » November 28th, 2012, 4:42 pm

beastiefan wrote:A brewpub back in NY made a beer that was dry hopped only, no other hops. It was interesting but I cannot say that I prefer it that way. What is the hop character like in the Pelican Cream Ale?


It's all Mt. Hood hops, so floral/spicy. I find the Crystal hops similar except a little lemony, which I like. The hops are added when the wort is still hot so there is some isomerization. Like I said, I think it is 18 ibu.
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby csbosox » November 28th, 2012, 9:50 pm

As long as the beer dried out sufficiently, and with JohnF as the brewer, I would imagine it did, it sounds like a great beer.
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby JRBoulevard_KC » December 25th, 2012, 9:37 pm

Just drank the 1st bottle of my 1st home brew! It's a Nut Brown style Ale kit.

Fermented for 18 days, and bottle conditioned for 2 weeks.

OG: 1.050
FG: 1.012
ABV: 4.9%
IBU: 22

Nottingham dry brewing yeast

UK Fuggle Pellet Hops:
1.5oz Bittering
0.5oz Finishing (added with 5min left in the 60min boil)

I must say for my 1st experience at home brewing, I really enjoyed it. Talk about a labor of love by the time I capped 46 bottles.

It turned out well, I think. Carbonation/head is good, and yeah, it has a rich brown, nutty, slightly sweet, with good malt, taste to it. I'm curious what others will think, so my father and brother in law are next on Friday...
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Re: What are you brewing?

Postby flip » December 26th, 2012, 7:45 pm

Cheers, JRBoulevard_KC! Glad it turned out good. Welcome to the hobby.

I just bottled 52 bottles of my oatmeal stout tonight. The taste I took from my gravity reading was excellent. Roasty, chocolatey, and even the toasted oats flavors came through. Really excited for this one to finish carbonating as I think I may have a winner on my hands. It's uplifting because I royally screwed up my mash temps and it fluctuated all over the place, so I wasn't really sure how it would turn out. Initial taste is certainly positive so far.

I'm on the computer planning out a rye IPA recipe for this weekend. I picked up a vial of WLP060 American ale blend because I'm trying to experiment outside of the usual WLP001/Wyeast 1056 for clean ale yeasts. I'm curious how the sulfury lager yeast that is part of the blend will interact with the spicey rye and chinook hops. I think it could be promising.
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