What's Brewing: February 2018

Discussion in 'Brewing & Beer Knowledge' started by Beerontwowheels, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels

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    Didn't see a thread for Feb yet. Let's get it started.

    No actual brewing for me yet, but yesterday I kegged my barrel aged stout. Stout went into a '10 gallon' (more like 11g) barrel on 12/30 and came out yesterday, split between two kegs. I hit one keg with 4oz of Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso beans that were 'angered'. Probably leaving the other keg as is. Straight out of the barrel the beer had a nice level of roastiness, notes of cocoa and oak, and a pretty solid thickness to it. Crossing fingers this tastes awesome when it goes on draft.

    Refilled the barrel with an 11%+ barleywine (using axeman9182's NHC gold recipe) and reserved 2 extra gallons for topping off as I expect this will be in the barrel a bit longer than the stout was.

    All in all, a productive weekend.
     
  2. TripleSixHoppia

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    Doing a 2 gallon extract brew. Going to use Voss Kveik and Goodbelly to make a quick sour, then I'm going to juice the shit out of it with mango and papaya. Playing around with the idea of using a whip cream cracker to mix the beer with some egg whites and make like a nitro fizz or maybe a cream to put on top of the juicy sour. Still trying to figure out the details in my head.
     
  3. kbuzz

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    ISO both
     
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  4. JCastle

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    I'm brewing a pilsner and a tmavé pivo this week. Gonna try lagering longer than usual, maybe 60 days or so.
     
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  5. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels

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    I can make that happen. Been a looongg time....
     
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  6. kbuzz

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  7. axeman9182

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    I think you're required by law to send me some of the barleywine when it comes out of the barrel.
     
  8. Beerontwowheels

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    I only boiled for 4 hours, not 5, so I think your argument falls apart in court. :p
     
  9. rcubed

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    I kegged up my Czech pils last week so I washed the yeast and brewed up a hoppy lager yesterday using Mandarina Bavaria, Medusa, Experimental Stonefruit, and Equinox.
     
  10. anteater

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    Drinking my Galaxy El Dorado NEIPA. Hazier than usual. Big dank mango pineapple nose. More dank mango peach pine and pear in the taste. I split the hops 50:50 but I'm tasting 90% Galaxy. I'm probably going to only use Galaxy as a third or less of the hop bill from now on, it just takes over. Pretty good NEIPA, but not a top 5 favorite hop combo for this base.

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    Also got a taste of my carbed RIS aged on oak cubes with cognac and decided it could be more interesting so I threw some cocoa nibs and a quarter stick of cinnamon in the keg.
     
  11. YungCoolship

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    I have used Galaxy alongside several combinations of hops and it has always overtaken the flavor and aroma. I love Galaxy, it might be my favorite because of its intense tropical notes, but I don't even bother experimenting with it anymore because of the reason stated above. Try Vic Secret, it's basically baby Galaxy. BTW that beer looks awesome!
     
  12. anteater

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    Thanks man. Vic Secret is going to be one of the next new hops I experiment with it, very curious after trying it in some Great Notion.
     
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  13. JCastle

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    Stop telling people about Vic Secret! If the price goes up I won't be able to use it for my wheat beer anymore ;)
     
  14. cornboy

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    I brewed 10 gallons of saison today with ~5 yr old saaz and whole cone citra. Pitched WL French saison and American farmhouse. Going to add whatever bottle dregs I have to half the batch for extra phonk.
     
  15. rcubed

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    Got tomorrow off from work and wanted to brew but my time is better spent working on my cellar. Going to bottle 6 gallons of blended wild ale and fruit the remaining blend with a ton of peaches.
     
  16. smithj2154

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    I did my blend today. Out of sixteen total gallons; I bottled six straight, saved one of the most recent for the next Gueuze blend, took six gallons and put it on 5ish pounds of peaches from a neighbor's tree, last bit blended with a gallon of blonde sour aged on ginger and fresh lime zest from our key lime tree. Was a long afternoon!
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