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What is your favorite type of beer?

Belgians and wheat(wit).
29 (53.7%)
Stouts, Porters, and dark lagers.
7 (13%)
India Pale Ales and Pale Ales.
8 (14.8%)
Pale Lagers, Pilsners, and light lagers.
4 (7.4%)
Brown or Red Ales.
5 (9.3%)
Other and please specify ITT.
1 (1.9%)

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #140 on: April 30, 2013, 05:20:48 PM »
hmmm. sounds like fun. Only thing I don't like about wheat beers is that then the spent grain bread is full of rice hulls.

but please, post the recipe!
You use the spent grains to make bread? How is it?
Anyways this recipe is mostly extract.

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #141 on: April 30, 2013, 05:25:42 PM »
You use the spent grains to make bread? How is it?
Anyways this recipe is mostly extract.

ah, I've got an all grain system. It's really not that much more work; you just need a picnic cooler slightly modified with a washing machine hose and a valve.
Comes out a bit cheaper on each batch, and you have  a bit more flexibility in choosing grains. And you end up with 10 lbs of spent grain to make bread with.

I make this recipe http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Bake_Bread_With_Spent_Grains_From_Home_Brewing except that I double the amount of spent grain in it. And I use yeast that I harvested from the fermentation barrel.

I kind of need a wort chiller next. I'll build one for the next batch out of copper piping and a thing to clamp onto the faucet. Should cost about 40 buck.

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #142 on: April 30, 2013, 05:31:23 PM »
hmmm. sounds like fun. Only thing I don't like about wheat beers is that then the spent grain bread is full of rice hulls.

but please, post the recipe!
5 Gallon Batch

8oz of Honey Malt
3.3lbs Pilsen Light liquid malt extract
3lbs Wheat dry malt extract

.5oz Fuggles hops (60 min)
.5oz Fuggles (30 min)
.5oz freshly crushed coriander (10 min)
1oz sweet orange peel (10 min)

1 package Wyeast 3944 Belgian Witbier Liquid yeast
5oz corn sugar for priming

No need for a secondary fermenter on this one. Let it sit on the yeast cake for 2 weeks and it should be ready to bottle then. Measure the SG first to make sure its ready obviously.
Enjoy!



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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #143 on: April 30, 2013, 05:41:05 PM »
5 Gallon Batch

8oz of Honey Malt
3.3lbs Pilsen Light liquid malt extract
3lbs Wheat dry malt extract

.5oz Fuggles hops (60 min)
.5oz Fuggles (30 min)
.5oz freshly crushed coriander (10 min)
1oz sweet orange peel (10 min)

1 package Wyeast 3944 Belgian Witbier Liquid yeast
5oz corn sugar for priming

No need for a secondary fermenter on this one. Let it sit on the yeast cake for 2 weeks and it should be ready to bottle then. Measure the SG first to make sure its ready obviously.
Enjoy!

thanks!

I'll just adjust by using 5 lbs of wheat, and 5 lbs of 2 row pilsner

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #144 on: April 30, 2013, 05:42:58 PM »
This thread took a very cool turn! I approve.

How does a homebrew compare to something like blue moon?
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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #145 on: April 30, 2013, 05:44:10 PM »
ah, I've got an all grain system. It's really not that much more work; you just need a picnic cooler slightly modified with a washing machine hose and a valve.
Comes out a bit cheaper on each batch, and you have  a bit more flexibility in choosing grains. And you end up with 10 lbs of spent grain to make bread with.

I make this recipe http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Bake_Bread_With_Spent_Grains_From_Home_Brewing except that I double the amount of spent grain in it. And I use yeast that I harvested from the fermentation barrel.

I kind of need a wort chiller next. I'll build one for the next batch out of copper piping and a thing to clamp onto the faucet. Should cost about 40 buck.
Send me a link to your system.
Do you keep reusing the same strain of yeast?
I think it's easier to just buy a wort chiller. They are only a bit more expensive than making it yourself ~$45. Link.

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #146 on: April 30, 2013, 05:47:52 PM »
This thread took a very cool turn! I approve.

How does a homebrew compare to something like blue moon?
At least 10 degrees of awesomeness better. :D

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #147 on: April 30, 2013, 06:03:45 PM »
At least 10 degrees of awesomeness better. :D

+1 (barrel of homebrew)

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #148 on: April 30, 2013, 06:05:39 PM »
Send me a link to your system.
Do you keep reusing the same strain of yeast?
I think it's easier to just buy a wort chiller. They are only a bit more expensive than making it yourself ~$45. Link.

My bro's built it over bein hazmanim. I can ask where they got instructions from.

I don't reuse the yeast, because I'm too lazy to make sure to keep it sterile and to keep it under the right conditions. I just use it for bread until there's none left.

Thanks for that link. Looks good.

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #149 on: April 30, 2013, 06:33:01 PM »
My bro's built it over bein hazmanim. I can ask where they got instructions from.

I don't reuse the yeast, because I'm too lazy to make sure to keep it sterile and to keep it under the right conditions. I just use it for bread until there's none left.

Thanks for that link. Looks good.
I'm chilling my wort as we speak.  :)
Do let me know about the grain setup.
Agreed, reusing yeast is a real pain. Sierra Nevada has been using the same strain in every brew since they opened, which explains why all of their beer tastes the same.


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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #150 on: April 30, 2013, 06:38:24 PM »

Agreed, reusing yeast is a real pain. Sierra Nevada has been using the same strain in every brew since they opened, which explains why all of their beer tastes the same.

 ;D ;D ;D

Yes indeed. I was at the harpoon plant where they were bragging about their "patented" yeast strain.

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #151 on: April 30, 2013, 07:08:07 PM »
;D ;D ;D

Yes indeed. I was at the harpoon plant where they were bragging about their "patented" yeast strain.
:) It's amazing what yeast can do.
Have you ever used English Ale yeast?

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #152 on: April 30, 2013, 07:09:22 PM »
nope. did you buy it or culture it from an english ale?

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #153 on: April 30, 2013, 07:14:03 PM »
nope. did you buy it or culture it from an english ale?
Bought it. It's a wild beast. It blew the cover off my primary twice and would have done it again but I just took the cover off  until the yeast started flocculating. Beer ended up being about 8.5% ABV.

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #154 on: April 30, 2013, 08:13:30 PM »
Bought it. It's a wild beast. It blew the cover off my primary twice and would have done it again but I just took the cover off  until the yeast started flocculating. Beer ended up being about 8.5% ABV.

that is quite awesome

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #155 on: April 30, 2013, 08:39:16 PM »
that is quite awesome
Yup. Let me know if you use my recipe. Maybe we'll meetup and compare :)

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #156 on: April 30, 2013, 09:25:58 PM »
Yup. Let me know if you use my recipe. Maybe we'll meetup and compare :)

homebrew DO!

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #157 on: April 30, 2013, 10:02:43 PM »
homebrew DO!
We'll introduce jj1000 to the joys of homebrew. ;)

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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #158 on: April 30, 2013, 10:20:24 PM »
homebrew DO!

Could I sample without having my own??
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Re: What's your favorite (kind of) beer?
« Reply #159 on: May 01, 2013, 12:54:22 AM »
Could I sample without having my own??
Of course.  :)