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Homebrewers in the house?

mabowdenmabowden Posts: 10
edited September 2013 in EggHead Forum
I know that I've read a few forums on what we are drinking, but are any of us homebrewers?  I have a simcoe-amarillo IPA on tap right now and a citra-centennial pale ale in secondary.  Anyone else brewing and q'ing?  

Attached is the IPA and brew day for the pale ale.  The ale pail is for sanitizer ;), not my primary.

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  • I've been home brewing for years, just kicked the old three tier system to the curb and started BIAB way easier and quicker ! Not more 8 hour brewdays. Ten gallons start t chilled and in primary in less than 4 hours with a 90 minute scheduled boil.
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  • Im still doing extract, about time I start moving over to AG.  I really like a hybrid BIAB setup with using a bag in a cooler for the MLT and using the kettle for the HLT with a pump inbetween.  I think I can find it on homebrewtalk somewhere...


    I figure that will give me a little more temp control while still the BIAB easiness...  Whats your opinion dexter?


  • Can't go wrong with Jimmy's ideas he's from the same place as me, he also sells the bags that fit n the cooler. I personally don't use the cooler, but its a great way to do it. His videos are good too..
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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 455
    You need to converse with a Lieutenant that works in my office, he just took a Gold medal at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest, his knowledge of home brewing is amazing. I am just a wanna be.
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • Also if you're into homebrewing I suggest how to brew by John Palmer an brewing classic styles again Palmer an a guy named jamil. Also the brewing network has podcast type things that are very informative
    HFX NS
  • mokadirmokadir Posts: 105
    Been doing partial mash for a few years. Started making wine, but it's hard waiting 2+ years to start drinking what you ferment. Just finishing up a keg of saison and sparkling apple cyser, and about to put on a marzen style Oktoberfest and American style barley wine in the next couple of weeks for the fall.
    Delaware Valley, PA Large BGE, CGS adjustable rig, iQue110, High-Que grate
  • Why Are you waiting two years? Unless you're putting sulfates in your wine? After a month it should be drinkable and after 3 it usually hits its peak
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  • mokadirmokadir Posts: 105
    I am talking about red wines from grapes, like cab sauv, merlot, Sangiovese, syrah, etc. They can be consumed after a month, but really dont taste like wine for a year or two. They also spend about a year or more in oak barrels prior to bottling. Mine are still improving after 5 to 6 years. I have quite a stash built up, so there is no hurry to drink it at once..
    Delaware Valley, PA Large BGE, CGS adjustable rig, iQue110, High-Que grate
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    Be been brewing for a couple years. Anything food/beer and I like it :)
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  • Does a Mr. Beer kit count?
    I wish I knew more about it.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • mokadirmokadir Posts: 105
    Holy Crap Nervous, that's a pretty nifty set up. With nice equipment like that, I'll bet you'll be getting a Big Green Egg soon. ;)
    Delaware Valley, PA Large BGE, CGS adjustable rig, iQue110, High-Que grate
  • image Be been brewing for a couple years. Anything food/beer and I like it :)
    Wow.  Nuff Said.  That sure is purdy....
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,281
    I'd hesitate to call myself a homebrewer. Just got started in July. Have done two batches, one a hefeweizen and one a Mexican cerveza. Both pretty tasty, but still have so much to learn. Been fun so far, though.

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  • I love the old burner as the pid stand!
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  • Brewed competitively and judged for years, however with 3 young kids I have not had the time to devote to it for a while. Miss it, and I'm sure I will get back to it at some point. Great looking system, mabowden!
  • Sure are!

    Been making wine since 1970 and homebrew (ales) since about  '76.

    Nothing fancy....

  • SWMBO said she wanted to throw a party so after a long break im back to brewing. Did 2 5 gallon batches the other week to fill the kegerator. IPA and Hefe should please the crowd I hope. Been brewing for 3 years or so now.

    I did take a long break cause I was concentrating on losing weight. Now that Im down around my goal time to pack it back on! haha
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,188
    I have been brewing for several years, do about 15 batches a year., Extract only, though my son is a bit of a brewing savant and does all grain, and I have done some double batches with him.  I have a Citra/Amarillo pale ale that is a dynamite summer brew and I brew every other batch.  Next up is a Saison which will be followed by a Vanilla Porter for the cold months.  I can't deal with washing bottles, so everything goes in corny kegs.

    BTW, I use a program called Beer Tools Pro to develop and keep track of my recipes.  I highly recommend it, check it out if you are not familiar with it.  http://www.beertools.com/
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,019
    Some impressive operations here. 

    I've been meaning to start brewing again.  I have a 3 ton PolyScience chiller that I think would work great for cooling.  All in good time....I have so many projects going on at once I think my head is about to explode. ;)
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  • Cookinbob said:
    I have been brewing for several years, do about 15 batches a year., Extract only, though my son is a bit of a brewing savant and does all grain, and I have done some double batches with him.  I have a Citra/Amarillo pale ale that is a dynamite summer brew and I brew every other batch.  Next up is a Saison which will be followed by a Vanilla Porter for the cold months.  I can't deal with washing bottles, so everything goes in corny kegs.

    BTW, I use a program called Beer Tools Pro to develop and keep track of my recipes.  I highly recommend it, check it out if you are not familiar with it.  http://www.beertools.com/
    Bob you seem to be where I am at in brewing.  I've made some really good extract batches and have friends that do AG but not sure if I want to make that leap yet.  Whats the recipe for the amarillo/citra?

    I'm kegging a citra/centennial today...
  • Must be nice to be able to get citra and Amarillo they've been sold out locally for a while unless I wasn't to spend a ton of $$$
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  • HotchHotch Posts: 801

    I think I need to retire early.

    I just found something else to take up my time.

     

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    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,188
    I can usually find Citra locally, get Amarillo on line, usually northern brewer or Midwest. Do a google search and you can find them at a reasonable price. Amarillo is one I stock up on, usually buy 8 oz
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,188
    mabowden said:
    Cookinbob said:
    I have been brewing for several years, do about 15 batches a year., Extract only, though my son is a bit of a brewing savant and does all grain, and I have done some double batches with him.  I have a Citra/Amarillo pale ale that is a dynamite summer brew and I brew every other batch.  Next up is a Saison which will be followed by a Vanilla Porter for the cold months.  I can't deal with washing bottles, so everything goes in corny kegs.

    BTW, I use a program called Beer Tools Pro to develop and keep track of my recipes.  I highly recommend it, check it out if you are not familiar with it.  http://www.beertools.com/
    Bob you seem to be where I am at in brewing.  I've made some really good extract batches and have friends that do AG but not sure if I want to make that leap yet.  Whats the recipe for the amarillo/citra?

    I'm kegging a citra/centennial today...
    Here is my recipe for the Citra/Amarillo pale ale ( called Fruition, developed and named by my son).  It is actually a partial mash as I steep the grains for about 40 minutes at 155, they do contribute fermentables.  If you brew it, I want to hear back from you what you think!. By the way, I have substituted an ounce of Galaxy for the Citra/Amarillo at flameout, it gives the brew an incredible grapefruit note on the nose.

    Having done AG with my son, it takes about 1-1/2 to 2 hours longer to brew, I am just not that patient, and there is more stuff to clean up and to store.  My goal is to have great beers on tap that I made, and I am achieving it with extract.

    If you have questions send me a message and we can talk more off line
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    Fruition Pale Ale.pdf
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    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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