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Old 03-27-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Homebrewers - Whats in the fermenter?

I am going to try to knock out some pale ale this weekend. Any one else brewing?
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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I haven't brewed in a year....I need to dust off the brew kettle.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:19 PM   #3
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Nothing until after april 15.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:04 PM   #4
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An IPA currently....just bottled an oatmeal stout about a week ago.
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Bottled a DIPA last weekend.
Bottling a honey red tomorrow
Have an amarillo hop pale ale that I mutated with 2.5 lbs of honey and 30 oz of golden raisins down for a long nap in secondary
Have a chocolate russian imperial stout that developed an infection 8 months ago sitting in the corner. I haven't been brave enough to taste it yet. I might end up being okay. I've been meaning to check it out but haven't had any bottles ready for the slight chance that it is actually good.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:32 AM   #6
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16 gal of Central Coast Syrah. Just freed up a 6 gal carboy so I'm going to start beer soon, looking for a good kit now.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:05 AM   #7
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Once I get my outdoor station set-up for spring time brewing, I'll cook up a Bell's Two-Hearted Ale clone.

Aging a DFH 90 Minute IPA clone that I'm not that happy with. It's settled down & clarified very nicely, but for some reason the profile is more like an old ale or Barleywine than an IPA. Too fruity.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:21 AM   #8
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Great thing about homebrewing even when your not happy with it it is still beer.
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:48 PM   #9
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I am going to make a Mexican inspired beer after this pale ale with some agave nectar I picked up, we will see how that comes out
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:58 PM   #10
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I'm pumped! Last year I planted some hops rhizomes--a pair of Cascades & a pair of Nugget. They had decent growth, nothing spectacular, although I wasn't expecting much since it was their first year and they had to establish a root system.

Was just walking around the "herb" garden and noticed substantial growth already from the Cascades mound--easily 4", and these things hadn't even broken the surface last weekend!



Hop vines can grow 12"/day thru the middle of summer. I'm hoping for a good harvest this year
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I'm pumped! Last year I planted some hops rhizomes--a pair of Cascades & a pair of Nugget. They had decent growth, nothing spectacular, although I wasn't expecting much since it was their first year and they had to establish a root system.

Was just walking around the "herb" garden and noticed substantial growth already from the Cascades mound--easily 4", and these things hadn't even broken the surface last weekend!
You'll have to keep us updated.....at least make sure you post pics of any hop harvest you have this year.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:38 PM   #12
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I'm pumped! Last year I planted some hops rhizomes--a pair of Cascades & a pair of Nugget. They had decent growth, nothing spectacular, although I wasn't expecting much since it was their first year and they had to establish a root system.

Was just walking around the "herb" garden and noticed substantial growth already from the Cascades mound--easily 4", and these things hadn't even broken the surface last weekend!



Hop vines can grow 12"/day thru the middle of summer. I'm hoping for a good harvest this year

Congrats. Be careful using first year hops in your brews. Most people recommend only using them for dry hopping until the third year harvest. Can't seem to remember the specific issues, but I'm pretty sure it has to do with the flavor being raw/off when they are new...
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Just put 5 gallons of American pale ale in the fermenter. Watching it bubble!
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Dang....makes me want to get back into homebrewing!
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dont personally make beer but I do dable in mead

In the primary I have a lambic braggot
In secondary I have a belgian triple braggot, and a habanero capsicumel
and ready to bottle I have a peach melomel
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I'm excited. I found out late yesterday that I made it through the first round of the National Homebrewer's Competition. Took 1st place in category 19 (strong ale) for the northeast region with a score of 37 for my old oak ale (the same one I gave away on the contest board last month). I now go up against 29 others for the category finals.
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I'm excited. I found out late yesterday that I made it through the first round of the National Homebrewer's Competition. Took 1st place in category 19 (strong ale) for the northeast region with a score of 37 for my old oak ale (the same one I gave away on the contest board last month). I now go up against 29 others for the category finals.
Congrats Bud! Are you bottling? If so I would love to try it!
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Congrats Bud! Are you bottling? If so I would love to try it!
Unfortunately this one went really fast. I'm brewing it again with a few tweaks to the recipe in July, which means it'll be ready to drink next April...
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I'm excited. I found out late yesterday that I made it through the first round of the National Homebrewer's Competition. Took 1st place in category 19 (strong ale) for the northeast region with a score of 37 for my old oak ale (the same one I gave away on the contest board last month). I now go up against 29 others for the category finals.
Congrats, Brian! 37 points is a nice score. I hope they still give out those cool first round awards--would make a nice framed addition to your brew house!

Keep us updated on your beer's progress
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Ive got a nut brown kit batch in the secondary right now. I managed to ruin my second batch so I figured I better keep it cheap till i get another batch I dont ruin. My first batch ever tho, was a pretty awesome IPA. Excited to keep going with this.
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