What's Brewing?: April '19 edition

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  1. smithj2154

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    Giving a go at a mango hopsicle IPA. Throwing a lot against the wall and seeing if it works. OG 1.062 added 1oz each of citra and azacca into the carboy as I pitched to see if I get any biotransformation working. Will do my normal dry hop once fermentation slows, then transfer onto 3lbs of mango along with .5lb lactose and some vanilla bean paste I found on Amazon.
     
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    Yesterday I brewed a batch of pils using American Noble Citra and Mosaic, and today I'm going to try my hand at an orange creamsicle mild. Going to add zest from 5 oranges near flameout and then add a couple vanilla beans in primary.
     
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    Are these in some way different? Or are you just poking fun at their ubiquitous use lately?

    What does your grain bill and ABV look like? Would like to hear your impressions once it's done.
     
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    For the former it's a new hop product they were giving out at NHC last year. American Noble is the other half of what's produced when regular hops get turned into lupulin powder/cryo hops. So they're Citra and Mosaic, but the AAs are below 3% and it's a much milder flavor impact.

    The mild should come in somewhere around 3.5-4%. I decided to simplify the malt bill a little from previous batches.

    6.5lbs Maris Otter
    1lb Flaked Barley
    1lb C90
    1/2lb Biscuit
    1/2lb Pale Chocolate
     
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    Wow! I don't think I'd heard of the Noble thing. The hop farmers are really maximizing each product. I am intrigued though, guess I need to burn through some of my existing hop stash so I can start ordering new stuff.

    Your mild looks nice!
     
  7. EvenMoreJesus

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    NE DIPA

    10 lbs. Maris Otter
    4 lbs. Red Wheat

    Single infusion mash @ 152F for an hour

    2 lbs. of sugar added to the first gallon of run-off then reduced by half. Cooled and added directly to fermenter

    1 hour boil without hops for protein coagulation and concentration

    Cool to 180F and add 7 oz. Tahoma, 4 oz. Cluster, and 4 oz. Legacy

    Cool to ambient and pitch sachet of Munton's Ale Yeast

    Two 2-day dry hops with 1 oz. each of the hops above


    Pitched around 6 pm or so last night and blowoff was pretty strong this morning. Smells pretty damned good for using hops that I've never used before.
     
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    This is a very interesting process. Did you adapt it from a Pro brewery or a homebrew blogger?
     
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    Can't say that it came from one place, but there was definitely some blog reading involved.
     
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    Checked the quad I brewed last month and it's sitting at 11%. Dried out to 1.014 which is lower than I expected. Going to need some time to age for sure but I like where it's at now.
     
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    Recipe in last month's thread?
     
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    I don't think I posted the recipe but I used Imperial's Precious yeast with the D-180 candi syrup. The rest of the grist was 16 lbs. of pilsner malt, 2 lbs. Cara Vienna, 1 lb. Carapils, and 0.2 lb. Special B. Also added a 1 lb of corn sugar. Mashed at 148F. In the past I used WLP430 Abbey IV Ale for this beer.
     
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    I'm not using them until 2 weeks from now but just got some new Bootleg Biology stuff. Gonna brew a dry-hopped pilsner with the Oslo culture, a Kveik IPA with Aurora, and a farmhouse wit with the Mad Fermentationist Blend.
     
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    Brewed the 5th iteration of my west coast IPA over the weekend with some small tweaks - added a bit of Chinook on top of the CTZ, Citra and Centennial and upped the IBU's a bit.

    Kegged my wild gruit which is tasting awesome, thanks to dimensionx for the recipe!

    Kegged my Citra/Mosaic/Idaho 7 NEIPA

    Tasted my 17.3% bourbon/oak aged barleywine for the first time and its intense but I actually really enjoy it. It reminds me of the Bruery anniversary ales a bit, with more alcohol presense.
     
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    Just bottled this yesterday. Let the second DH go 5 days so the beer could finish fermenting. Smelled great. Will post a review once it's carbonated and conditioned.
     
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    Transferred the IPA onto the adjuncts today, mango not pictured. Nailed my FG 1.012! Tasted solid on its own may have to rebrew without the adjuncts next time.
     
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    Not into tooting my own horn, but this beer is awesome. Low perceived bitterness, with LOTS of tropical fruit and ripe berries. If you're curious and want to use some hops that you haven't before, I'd HIGHLY recommend ordering these varietals from HopsDirect and brewing a couple beers with them.
     
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    Just bottled up another batch of mixed culture saison. This one, though, I decided to get into bottles early and condition entirely in bottles as opposed to my PET secondary.

    OG: 1.044
    FG: 1.000
    Fermented out with Mainiacal Farmhouse Fever (+ Belle + Tilquin/Girardin dregs added on day 5)

    5 weeks brew day to bottling. Carbed to 2.5 vol with champagne yeast (Bob Sylvester method). Sample tasted mostly like a clean saison -- Some peach/lemon zest/lemongrass and subtle black pepper and maybe hay. Not bad, but can't wait to see what it develops into in 6+ months

    Overall I so far learned that I don't really care for Belle as a saison strain, as I can definitely see what it brings to the table in this fresh sample

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    Gave my tart saison another go yesterday. My last attempt has some pretty good saison pepper notes but no appreciable tartness. This time switching from goodbelly and whitelabs American farmhouse blend. Going with Omega lacto and then following it up with C2C.
     
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    Brewed 10 gallons of west coast IPA yesterday and for the first time in a while came in severely under volume. Not sure if something messed with the evap calculations in beersmith or what but I’m gonna need to rip off like 3 gallons of wort to make up for the shortage :mad:. Might give brulosophy short and shoddy method a try to get it done one of these weeknights.
     
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