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The land of Hopps and Barley

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Concudan, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. BOLTS4LIFE
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    Hey Concudan,

    How your brew coimg along?
    I got two barrels of WEST COAST LIGHTNING ALE and they're ready for botteling this weekend.

    It will be served for the home opener.
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    Havent made it yet. Been uber busy. I will let you know when I get them going!

    I had a friend who flies the C-17 Globehoppers out of march bring me 20 stopper top bottles this week. I love those for botteling!
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    Conc,
    Thanks for pointing me to this thread. I just did my first all-grain batch last weekend. 10 gallons of Lagunitas IPA. You should check out this forum
    homebrewtalk.com

    There is a lot of great info and some recipes. And alot of people post up pics of their set-ups.

    This site is now absolutely my favorite. Chargers and Homebrew. It doesn't get any better.
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    Thanks for the info, I will check it out!:tup:
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    I think you started right when I did. Just before Christmas last year. I've brewed 11 batches of extract and thought I was happy. Decided to go all-grain for the increased volume and cost. My last batch cost $52.00 and I'll end with 106 twelve ounce bottles. Except now I have kegs to deal with. So 5 gals go to a keg and 5 gals go to bottles. Brewing again this weekend or next. I need to stock pile for the season since I won't be brewing on Sundays. Or I could brew early and then catch the games. I'll post my Lagunitas clone recipe shortly. I had to change it a bit though due to the LHBS not having enough 2-row.
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    Great I will PM you the address to ship all samples to!:lol:
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    Lagunitas IPA

    OG:1.059
    FG: 1.015
    IBU: 67
    SRM: 9
    ABV: 5.7 ( I think a little low for an IPA)

    11.33 #'s 2-row pale malt
    .4 #'s Dextrine malt
    .3 #'s Crystal malt (60L)
    .2 #'s light Munich malt (4L)
    .75 oz Horizon hops (60 mins)
    .90 oz. Cascades hops (30 mins)
    .25 Willamette hops (30 mins)
    3.15 oz. Cascades hops (0 mins)
    Wyeast 1056

    I doubled this amount for a ten gallon brew session.
    If you go extract, replace the 2-row with 5 #'s 9 ozs of DME and 1 lb of 2-row. Steep the specialty grains and 2-row in 3/4 gal. water at 154 degrees for 20-30 mins. Sparge and add to brew pot.
    6o min. boil.
    It's supposed to be a 90 min boil but I added my first hops right at boil so that settled that. Ferment at 68 degrees for 10 days. Rack to secondary for 7 days and then prime and bottle.
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    First ones are partial.
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    I went right to doing all grain. My roomie did a few extracts before I decided to but the mash equipment. well worth the extra investment IMHO. :icon_toast:
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    I will get there, but taking baby steps.
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    Brewed another batch Saturday night. Started at 9 PM and finished around 2:30 AM.

    I absolutely love brewing.
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    Me too!!:tup:
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    Me three.

    You get better beer at less cost.
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    Will you be at the Ponies game?
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    I am going to start a batc of Honey Pale Ale this week.

    T-minus three weeks and counting until we pop the first top.
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    Got a batch of Honey Pale Ale cookin now!

    Next Sunday, Anteater Red!
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    He gets his own beer???:icon_huh::icon_shrug::lol:
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    The Bother ponied up the cash and AHEM game ticket to opening day, so yeah!
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    Well.... yeah! :yes:
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    My smoked porter won Best in Show at our local county fair. My pale ale took a 3rd.

    I bottled 12 gallons on Saturday and then brewed another 12. I'll try to get you guys some.
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    My new bestest friend!!! :lol:
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    Can't wait Conc for the beer for the home opener

    welll..........yeah just a little
    also gotta help a brother out!
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    Hey B4L and Conc, let me know what size tshirt you wear and I'll see if I can include a surprise when I ship some "yeast samples" to you for testing for opening weekend. It's my version of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Do you prefer 12 oz. or 22 oz.?
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    You're beer is fantastic!!!! :yes:

    I take a large and 22 oz. is good.
    BTW... I got a new address. I'll PM it to you.

    THANKS!!!! :flag:
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    The grains are boiling, tomorrow the Yeast will go in. Anteater 'Irish' Red is in progress.
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    I started growing my own hops this year. I just harvested 7 1/2 pounds wet of Cascades. Once dry, I should net 48 oz. At over $3.00 per ounce, I just saved $150.00. I've got enough hops now to make a few batches and make it very cost effective. I also harvested 11 oz. of Willamette's and 7 oz. of Chinook. I still need to harvest my Galena's but I should get maybe a pound or so of those.
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    Nice! I often wondered how hard that would be...
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    If you have a place to plant them, it's super easy. Put a rhizome in the ground, water it, run a string to train the bine up, and wait for the cones to form and ripen.
    The standard belief is that first year hops don't produce well. As that maybe true if you only plant one rhizome, our brew club went to the local hop farm this spring and we got a boat load of starts. I planted on average 4-5 rhizomes per mound and I planted 11 mounds of 4 different varieties. Trained 3-4 bines that sprouted up the trellis strings and watered every third day for an hour with a soaker hose. Harvest, dry, freeze, use.
    Mmmmmmmmm hoppy.
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