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Old 02-06-2019, 07:35 AM   #1
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Ice day today! Brew day is on! I have the 10 gallon tun soaking with bleach, last person to use it left the lid on before drying. Bleach first, then pbw. Probably going to pull the false bottom out and detail it. $66 for grains, hops and yeast... no room for error! This will be my very first solo AG batch, 90 minute boil. Going to be a long day. 5.31 gallons of strike water, now I have to calculate sparge....


Attended the board meeting last night. Picked up a small roll of overseeing membership and volunteered for brewmaster for the upcoming firebrew. This spring will be a double bock. There’s been six or seven members of my club who have gone pro, plus we have a national judge for HB contests.

Today’s batch being a black I.I.P.A, with a potential ABV of about 10-12% is not my usual preferred brew. This one will go into bottles and age. I have become a fan of session beers, traditionally 3% or lower. Session beers came about because of poor potable water conditions back in the day.

About two years ago I brewed a chocolate chilly stout that is amazing in a chili, obviously the alcohol is evaporated off once done, but the flavor is amazing!
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If the opportunity presents itself, go to the great lakes brew fest in Racine Wisconsin in september. The home brew section is the best. While the breweries have the nice displays and high dollar equipment, the home brew guys got igloo coolers with hoses and duct tape holding everything together. Plus they’re making some great brews with some funny names, most of which I can’t repeat here.
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First 90 minute boil! Hop schedule is insane!
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Over sparged. Total about 6 gallons, but still this big!
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Getting ready to unleash the millions of bugs I just woke up! Think I’m going to lager this one for about a week or two.
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I brewed up a brown IPA about a week and a half ago. A ten gallon batch that shook out at 1.068. It was kind of a "kitchen sink" type brew day to use up some oldish ingredients.
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My cub has a whiskey barrel filled with a sour with live yeast. The deal is, take a gallon, or five and replace it with the same volume.

I have some miscellaneous grains and a ton of Australian hops. If this weekend is quite I might have to lighten up my supplies. I have enough grain, DME and LME to make probably 100 gallons! Time to start using it up.

I don’t really care for sours, but my wife likes them. I only taste things like sours and meads to build my flavor palette.

1.068, that should turn out to be a nice brown I.P.A!
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Yeah, I'm not a fan of the sour beers either. The very first sour beer brewed should have been dumped and forgotten about. But Belgians are cheap so the made up a new style so as not to dump their ****ty infected beer.
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hers something interesting...
http://longisland.news12.com/story/3...d-for-new-beer
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Might be interesting! Budweiser came out with a recipe by George Washington. Tastes like crap! If you come to my house and I serve it to you... you’ll know you’re not my favorite person.
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