What Homebrew are you Drinking? September 2015 Edition

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Hanglow, Sep 1, 2015.

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  1. PortLargo

    PortLargo Zealot (521) Oct 19, 2012 Florida

    Quiet possibly you are the only person in the world with a solid understanding of wild yeast, a lopsided tripod, and has ever rapp'ed out beer twerking lyrics . . .
     
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  2. CavemanBrau

    CavemanBrau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Iowa

    Berliner Weisse which got a few weeks on tart cherries from a buddy's cherry tree. I'm enjoying how this turned out, but there is some improvement.
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  3. Tebuken

    Tebuken Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2009 Argentina

    Incredible beer color , congratulations !!!
     
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  4. PortLargo

    PortLargo Zealot (521) Oct 19, 2012 Florida

    Drinking a very nervous Belgian Witbier that's trying to get the hang of these tilted pics:

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    Of course I broke two glasses until I found a clamp strong enough to hold this guy up . . . and this is a low ABV brew, can only guess the mess an Imperial would have made. Now where's that mop and dustpan . . .
     
  5. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (2,036) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    ^That's funny right there.
     
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  6. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (777) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    ^^Awesome! I love it @PortLargo , it is much easier if you just tilt the camera though. Literally LOLOLOL!
     
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  7. stealth

    stealth Zealot (571) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    Repost: first pour of my hard root BEER. 6.6% abv. Came out great
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    Mods: Hard root beer homebrew is BEER not 'Non-beer Content: Soda'.
     
  8. Brew_Betty

    Brew_Betty Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2015 Wisconsin

    That's a pint glass folks ^
     
  9. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (777) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    Mind sharing a recipe?
     
  10. stealth

    stealth Zealot (571) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    It's kind of a ghetto, quick and easy extract brew that uses Sprecher rootbeer syrup from Northern brewer, but it came out awesome and it's cheap. Here it is:

    4 gal. 30 min boil.
    OG: 1.063
    FG: 1.001
    3lbs extra light dme (1/2 @ 30, rest @ 15 min)
    2lbs Dextrose @ 10 min
    1lbs Rice Syrup Solids @ 10 min
    0.5 oz Saaz @ 30 min
    2 packets of US-05

    Ferment for 2 weeks, crash, rack onto 1 gal of Sprecher root beer syrup in keg, carb.
     
  11. stealth

    stealth Zealot (571) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    I have a good pic of myself holding a normal Duchesse chalice that looks ridiculous. lol
     
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  12. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (777) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    @stealth thanks for clarifying that it is actually root beer flavored beer, and not a soda. Please disregard previous modding. Carry on.
     
  13. stealth

    stealth Zealot (571) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    No worries!
     
  14. marc77

    marc77 Poo-Bah (2,044) May 25, 2001 California
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    Galaxy & Centennial IPA. Equal portions for flavor, aroma, dryhop. I really love this hop combo. Galaxy is fruity, a bit piney and complex, while the Centennial is tamer and adds rounded orange character. Maris Otter and a touch of Caraaroma for malt. I love this beer, but then again I don't brew that many IPAs anymore. I think this beer has gotten my IPA juices flowing again.
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  15. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (2,036) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Have you had Sprecher Hard Root Beer? If so, how does yours compare?
     
  16. stealth

    stealth Zealot (571) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    Much Better. This keg won't last long. The Sprecher hard root beer is weird....
     
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  17. stealth

    stealth Zealot (571) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    Added rhubarb to the keg of my strawberry saison last night. Dear god this is amazeballs.

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  18. wspscott

    wspscott Savant (911) May 25, 2006 Kentucky

    Well that picture makes it look amazing :slight_smile: Must have been a killer sunset.

    Did you add rhubarb in the keg? What was the strawberry saison recipe? more details!
     
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  19. stealth

    stealth Zealot (571) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    I use a stainless steel dry hopper for kegs that I added the rhubarb in, then just dropped it in the keg where I will leave it until the keg kicks.

    Here's the recipe for my saison:
    5 gal batch
    OG: 1.044 FG: 1.006
    7lbs Pilsner
    1lb caramel 20
    Mash @ 150 for 60 min, 170 for 10 min

    1 oz. EKG hops @ 60 min
    2 oz. EKG @ knockout (from 170 degrees until cooled)

    WY3724 Belgian Saison yeast fermented @ 80+ until steady FG attained

    Cold crashed and kegged, and 5lbs of strawberries were added to the keg in the stainless dry hopper. You could do whatever fruit you want.
     
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  20. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Disciple (306) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    2014 ESB
     
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  21. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,965) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    Two hearted clone, sessionized, aka Light-hearted. Deviated from the kit recipe by dilution. Also, this was one of my recent diacetyl problems, which I corrected by pulling the keg, warming it up, and pitching active dry yeast. Used 30/74 lager yeast because that's what I had.
     
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  22. MarriedAtGI

    MarriedAtGI Initiate (119) Feb 26, 2013 Illinois

    Oktoberfest. Ein Prosit!

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  23. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota

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    First pour of my Wet & Wild Wheat, brewed with 23 oz of my Cascades. Only still calling it "Wild" by co-pitching US05 with WLP644. The wild yeast I captured crapped out on me during the 2nd starter step. Anyway, pretty happy with the result.
     
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  24. Buck89

    Buck89 Poo-Bah (3,220) Feb 7, 2015 Tennessee
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    West Coast IPA. Columbus, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe. Citrusy with a nice undercurrent of dankness.
     
  25. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (72) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    Just tapped Robust Porter. Still young and the roast charactor has yet to shine. I'm sure it will taste great just as the keg kicks.

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  26. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Crusader (754) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Digging this Mosaic and Columbus IPA. Heavy on the Mosaic the Columbus does add some subtle pine/dank flavor.

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    Solid lacing on a friend's glass.
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  27. pinyin

    pinyin Disciple (368) Sep 19, 2013 New York

    BIAB Session IPA 5 gallons
    Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, some grapefruit peel and dry hop with Cascade and Simcoe.

    Had low efficiency so I double pitched US-05 and got the final gravity down to 1.0025.
    Carbed with belgian rock sugar.
    Very happy with the taste, aroma and color.
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  28. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania

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    Zesty, sharp, acidic, yet it has body, and is invitingly soft upfront, smells kinda like a gin and tonic when your done drinking it. One of the best beers I've personally engineered. About the absolute opposite of a hoppy NE inspired beer.

    Best head retention in a sour I've ever seen.
     
  29. KeyWestGator

    KeyWestGator Zealot (570) Jan 21, 2013 Florida
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    The best part of this picture isn't the great looking beer, but the carboy next to the container of toys.
     
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  30. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Funny I didn't even notice. I literally have at least one carboy and or barrel in every room in my house. My wife hates it. And I acknowledge that her opinion means nothing.
     
  31. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Crusader (754) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Ha, that's awesome. Nice catch!
     
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  32. FeDUBBELFIST

    FeDUBBELFIST Meyvn (1,095) Oct 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I'd be interested in hearing more about this beer if you don't mind sharing.
     
  33. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Sure thing. 4lbs pilsner, 2lbs wheat, 1lb flaked wheat. 5 ultimate flora probiotic pills in 600ml of regular starter wort for 5 days to get lacto grown and active. Lacto starter pitched first for about 12 hours then pitch a favorite saison strain or us05 or Brett if you'd like. Depending on the yeast strain the beer is done in 1 or 2 weeks. Super clean lactic acidity. It's quite sour. Similar acid level to kimmie and the yink Gose.

    Then I racked the beer to keg on top of a muslin bag with the zest of 3 lemons and 3 limes, and 5 large fresh sweet basil leaves. I got the zest off the fruit with a veggie peeler device. At 24 hours it had a huge aroma of sprite so I pulled the muslin bag. The basil really doesn't come through but the beer is fantastic as is.
     
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  34. Hanglow

    Hanglow Champion (839) Feb 18, 2012 Scotland

    Three weeks on from the OP and I'm drinking the same beer, also did a side by side with the normal hobgoblin last week or so - very different beers really, mines a bit thinner, more carbonated, more minerally, lighter and less malty and hoppier. Should rename it Not really Hobgobliny.
     
  35. Naugled

    Naugled Savant (953) Sep 25, 2007 New York
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    Found a couple of dopplebocks in the back of the cooler from 2009, I need to clean that thing out more often, both in swing top bottles. The first one did not hold up well, lost carbonation and had tons of diacetyl/butyric acid. The second one is really good, definitly past it's prime but still very good.
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  36. wspscott

    wspscott Savant (911) May 25, 2006 Kentucky

    Just finished a Bell's Double Cream Stout and followed with my Robust Porter from a while back, here's a pic from last winter, thankfully we don't have snow on the ground now :slight_smile:

    Keg is almost done, going to be sad to say goodbye.

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  37. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,965) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    Aussie hopped IPA. Nelson. Wakatu. Motueka.
     
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  38. Brew_Betty

    Brew_Betty Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2015 Wisconsin

    Taking the first pulls of my Oaked Port Dubbel. I can't say it turned out exactly like I hoped it would. Some of that has to do with my choice of Port. I was hoping for rich raisin notes from the Port and ended up with black cherry. The oak made some nice smoked wood and vanilla. The Port made some black cherry upfront with a dry burgundy wine finish. The malt bill could have been slightly more robust. I've tasted thousands of beers and don't recall tasting one quite like this. It tastes good, so I'm glad I took a chance and made it.
     
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  39. wspscott

    wspscott Savant (911) May 25, 2006 Kentucky

    I've been drinking a keg of a fruity blond ale for the last week or so. Avangard Pale Ale malt and a little bit of honey malt, some Hallertau to bitter and also at 5 mins. I pushed the fermentation temp with US05 to about 70 hoping it would throw some of the "peach/fruit" ester that people have mentioned, mission accomplished. Comes across very fruity, almost tart and very easy to drink, glad I was aiming for 4.7% vs. 5.7% because this goes down waaaay too easy :slight_smile: Sorry, no pic, but it is not a pretty beer anyway :slight_smile:

    Also have a keg of the same beer but with Dupont and Bretticent dregs. The Dupont was there but was hoping for more brett so I put it back in the basement for a while.
     
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  40. wspscott

    wspscott Savant (911) May 25, 2006 Kentucky

    That was with the LBV port, right? Interesting that you get a black cherry flavor since I don't associate that with port at all. Did you try any of the port before you added it? If so, what flavors did you pick up?
     
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