Brewing Activities (2022)

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  1. pweis909

    pweis909 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,126) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    New year, new brewing activities thread. Share what your up to in your homebrewhouse.

    After a slow year in my homebrewery in 2021, I brewed my first beer of 2022 on New Year's Day. It's a rye pale ale with Cluster for bittering, Azacca and El Dorado finishing. The grist was US 2-row, Maris Otter (15%), Rye Malt (6%), and Golden Naked Oats (4%). 1.050 OG. The recipe was designed primarily to get rid of the malt I had on the shelf from 2021. Lallemand Voss Kveik.
     
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  2. skleice

    skleice Maven (1,271) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    Brewing a gluten free NEIPA today. My last couple attempts have been bitter, so I'm reducing the IBU's and sulfate a bit. I've also removed the quinoa from the grist and increased the amount of oats in hopes of a better mouthfeel and to see the impacts on flavor.

    4L Rice
    Flaked Oats
    Caramillet

    Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic

    Verdant
     
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  3. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Pooh-Bah (2,061) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont
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    I find oats give a silky mouthfeel and on the throat.
     
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  4. Lukass

    Lukass Pooh-Bah (2,745) Dec 16, 2012 Ohio
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    For 2022, I’m brewing a style that I’ve never tried making, a Baltic porter…or robust porter after you see my yeast choice.

    Munich, with touch of carafa special, British crystal, special roast and pale chocolate. 9% abv, 35 IBU with Columbus. Fermenting with lutra kveik around 70F. My last go round using this yeast was awesome - very lager-like, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more vigorous fermentation!
     
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  5. Beer_Life

    Beer_Life Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2020 New York

    I brewed a stout with Bootleg Biology's "Oslo" kveik, which I think is similar to Lutra. It worked very well. I wasn't aiming for a lager-like beer, and to be honest the beer was flavorful enough that I'm not sure I could have distinguished the yeast character from a clean ale yeast. Either way it was a tasty beer.
     
  6. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Pundit (783) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    I'm on the road (driving from FL to OR in the Miata I just bought from my dad!) but I've got a big ol' doppelbock fermenting back home.

    Once that's finished in the ferm chamber, I need to brew something for my club's Q1 club competition (BJCP Cat 15, Irish Beer—haven't settled on which style yet).

    I also need to remove about 5 gallons of my solera golden sour from the barrel and package it, then add back 5 gallons of fresh beer to age for the next year.

    Then there's the Belgian dark strong I brewed for a club barrel project that has to get kegged and delivered to the barrel location by the 14th.

    And finally I need to package my Flanders red, which has been fermenting for 2.5 years at this point (1.5 years in glass and 1 year in oak).

    At some point I need to do the split batch kolsch experiment I discussed in the 2021 thread, but the pipeline's a bit jammed up at the moment. :grinning:
     
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  7. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Pooh-Bah (2,061) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont
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    Cool, I’m brewing a special mess, not to b confused with the chocolate mess
    Marries, roasted barley, black malt,dark Munich, dark chocolate, victory, 50/60 crystal, L10, and I think the last bit of brown malt.
    Gonna use notty this time and oak it
    ROCK
     
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  8. Lukass

    Lukass Pooh-Bah (2,745) Dec 16, 2012 Ohio
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    Yea I've heard Oslo is very similar in character – this is good to know! At first I wasn't sold that kveik could produce 'lager-like' beers, but this last pilsner I used lutra on had me fooled. So crisp/clean.

    This sounds awesome, I'm still deciding if I'm going to oak this batch or not. I'm always tempted to try out new oak/liquor tinctures when I brew strong beers haha
     
  9. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Pooh-Bah (2,478) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon
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    I will be brewing a West Coast IPA tomorrow. Pale Malt, Dark Munich, Dark Wheat, Caravienne, sugar, Comet, Falconer's Flight, Simcoe, CTZ, West Yorkshire yeast. Aiming for 6.5% ABV, 65 IBUs, 1.009 FG - Aiming for big pungent resin, pine, grapefruit, and pineapple notes over a lightly toasted malt base, peachy esters, and dry, bitter, crisp finish.
     
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  10. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Pooh-Bah (2,061) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont
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    Never had one like that, please let us know how it is
     
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  11. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Pooh-Bah (2,478) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon
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    This is what I always aim for on my IPAs. 1:1 BU:GU, clear pale orange color, FG under 1.010, West Yorkshire yeast, malty backbone, and big hops - no melon, no haze. I aim for a blend of SoCal/NorCal IPA.

    My current Winter Warmer has almost the same hops and yeast, similar grist (except the WW has 1# Pale Chocolate), so I'm confident this will hit exactly how I want it to.
     
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  12. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Pooh-Bah (2,061) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont
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    The dark ingredients threw me
     
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  13. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Pooh-Bah (2,478) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon
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    I could see how that might be odd. Dark Munich is 10L vs 6L for normal Munich. Dark Wheat is 6.6L vs 2L for standard German Wheat malt. The two together add a nice orange hue to the beer as well as a hint of toasted bread crust.
     
  14. Jasonja1474

    Jasonja1474 Savant (1,100) Oct 15, 2018 Tennessee
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    Gotta try this after I brew a brown ale next. Resin piney IPA’s are my favorite. Well besides brown ales lol. Planned on brewing yesterday but a cold took me out and I slept 18hrs straight.
     
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  15. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Pooh-Bah (2,061) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont
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    Same here, already ordered ingredients
     
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  16. Supergenious

    Supergenious Savant (1,249) May 9, 2011 Michigan

    Going to brew a Brett IPA this week. Pils, flaked wheat, malted oats, and carahell. Hopped with Idaho Gem and El Dorado. Going to give OYL211 (Bit O Funk) a try.
     
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  17. premierpro

    premierpro Savant (1,048) Mar 21, 2009 Michigan

    Over the last year I have been using El Dorado with Azacca in my Pale Ales and love this combo. I have also used them with Cascade. Hopefully you will enjoy this as much as I do! Take care!
     
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  18. pweis909

    pweis909 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,126) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    I've used them before and liked the combo. I've used them as a pair, with centennial, and maybe with cascade. Because I didn't brew much in 2021, I used some old hops with this one, so maybe it won't sing to me the way I remember but should still be OK.
     
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  19. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Pundit (783) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Kegged my Belgian dark strong that's destined for our club barrel project.

    Also kegged about 3.5 to 4 gallons of golden solera sour and added 100g of 2020 El Dorado pellets. Will also add some El Dorado hop terpenes from Oast House Oils before bottling.

    Refilled the barrel with about 6.5 gallons of solera sour base. Evaporation's a bitch, eh?
     
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  20. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Pooh-Bah (2,061) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont
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    Racked the special mess added 2 oz oak, going to let it soak for 2 months, perhaps add a touch of cinnamon
     
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