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Unread 2009-07-20, 9:40   #1
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Hops update...


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Unread 2009-07-20, 19:58   #2
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Wow, nice!
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Unread 2009-07-21, 11:12   #3
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Those are some serious hops this year. I can't wait to see them boiling away in a kettle during the next brew session. We are long overdue for brewing...

So I am thinking we do an all grain triple. And maybe something like a Nut Brown Ale... that is a good fall beer. I would like to do a bock, but that is tougher to brew... I think you need to lager that at a colder temp for a while. A step we are usually not prepared to take.
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Unread 2009-07-21, 15:17   #4
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Good ideas. We could always ferment in the keg fridge for the lagering.
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Unread 2009-07-22, 9:05   #5
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I still think we would need to rack to a secondary fermenter for lagering... which we dont have if we are making two batches. And I think a 6 gallon carboy is too big for a secondary... too much open space above the beer.
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Unread 2009-09-05, 19:42   #6
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OK, this was my hops yield last year:

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This is my yield from the same vines this year (and I still have more to pick):

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Unread 2009-09-08, 10:47   #7
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Goddamn that is a lot of hops this year. Cant wait to brew with those. I would say that we use them for flavoring and aroma on both batches. For bittering we still might want to go with a pellet of something with a higher alpha. easier to use in the whole boil that way too.
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Sparging 30 lbs of grain for a Scotch Ale:


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Unread 2010-01-11, 11:33   #9
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SPARGE!

mmmmmmm.... cant wait to bottle that stuff.
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Unread 2010-01-22, 16:07   #10
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Scotch Ale, before bottling:

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Unread 2010-01-22, 20:40   #11
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'E'll be cryin' 'imself ta sleep tonight on 'is 'uuuuge pilla!
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Unread 2010-01-25, 9:21   #12
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The urge to open one up and try it is nearly unbearable. I am going to be strong though, and wait until Friday.
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Unread 2010-01-25, 12:08   #13
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Is that duct tape and hockey equipment in the background?
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Unread 2010-01-25, 13:37   #14
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The less you know the better.
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Unread 2010-03-01, 10:48   #15
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Heed came in 3rd out of 15 in its category in War of the Worts.

http://www.keystonehops.org/results15.htm (Table 9 - Strong Scotch Ale and Baltic Porter)
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Unread 2010-03-01, 16:44   #16
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Nice Job, Repo. Cheers!
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Unread 2010-03-01, 21:22   #17
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Nice! I'm also surprised to see a winner from Coatesville in there. I thought people from my part of the world only focused on illegal drugs!
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Unread 2010-03-02, 8:40   #18
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Nice! I'm also surprised to see a winner from Coatesville in there. I thought people from my part of the world only focused on illegal drugs!
And arson!
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Unread 2010-11-02, 9:53   #19
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New batch of homebrew using all homegrown cascade hops.

The hops (turned out to be about 15oz dried)

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Mashing

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Butters approves

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Hops in the boil

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Fermenting away

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Unread 2010-11-08, 21:22   #20
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Eh...???
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Unread 2010-11-09, 9:01   #21
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Hmm. Paired with food it might actually be pretty tasty, but alone? I'm not so sure.
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Unread 2010-11-09, 12:28   #22
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What, are they trying to compete with Hamm's?
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Unread 2011-03-01, 14:27   #24
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Woohoo!

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Unread 2011-03-21, 9:11   #25
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Latest homebrew, Honey Porter.

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Unread 2011-03-21, 10:05   #26
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Aww hells yea. I gotta start drinking that stuff for serious now.
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