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Skotrat
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Post Number: 758
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 02:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Now,

Anyone Brewing?

What?

I am brewing a nice corny 1975 Schlitz like clone...

-Scott
 

Steve Fletty
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Post Number: 156
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Go for the gusto, baby!

I'll be brewing an IPA this weekend, trying to use up the hops in the freezer.

I'm thinking of something like:

1 oz Simcoe 60
1 oz Zues 60
1 oz Amarillo 30
1 oz Palisade 15
1 oz Amarillo 5
1 oz Zeus end
 

Chumley
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Post Number: 3310
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not brewing, but force-carbing tonight a Dortmunder Export and Centennial/Cascade IPA for my wife's birthday party tomorrow night (I just stuck the kegs in the fridge). Two Boston butts will be heading to the smoker at 6 a.m. tomorrow.
 

Pacman
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thursday: I will mash/sparge a wit
Friday: Boil the wit and brew 12g of Kolsch
Saturday: 12g of Brownale split between 2 boils with different hops for an am.brown and a n.english brown...
Damn Brewing's Fun!!!! Kölsch Krusader!
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am making a farmhouse chedder cheese this morning that will have an ounce of Saaz pellets in about four pounds of cheese. I hope to have it ready for the "Beer and Sweat Party" in August.

Dan Listermann
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

Skotrat
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan,

I asked for brewing... Not Cheese...

Thanks
 

Colby Enck
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Pacman, I'm doing a similar schedule. Hefe mash tomorrow night, Sat. boil the hefe while mashing a kolsch... your Black Widow in fact. Hope it lives up to the hype! ;)

Making the starters as I write.
 

Drew Pattison
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll be brewing an IPA Saturday.

Chumley - thanks for helping to make the decision on where to go for lunch today, BBQ it is.
 

Skotrat
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pac and Colby,

How does this type of brewing work out for you?
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A thousand pardons, Scott. I thought the hop angle might be interesting, but I seemed to have offended you. Sorry about that.

Dan
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

davidw
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Adding 'a kiss of hops' to the cheese, eh, Dan?

A very nice touch in my opinion.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Scott,
Is your beer a CAP of your design? The reason I ask is a buddy of mine asked of I could brew an American beer from the 1970s. He said beer including Bud is very differnt today than it was in the 70s. He has had my CAPs but says that it is not really what he is looking for.

-Doug
 

davidw
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Two thirds malt, one third corn, and a kiss of hops for a 70's 'style' CAP.

That's all she wrote.
 

Skotrat
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doug,

A friend got me a copy of some Schlitz Brewers logs from August of 1975.

So I am going off of what they were actually brewing.

The beer was well into decline at this point in time and is roughly 38.2% Corn Grits and about 12-14 IBUs

They were still doing a cereal mash as well as step mashing the beers.

It will be an interesting experience brew wise.

-Scott
 

John Baer
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm planning on doing the overnight thing as well with a cream ale. Mash Fri night, bring to a boil and leave it to finish up on Sat morning. Since SWMBO is working Sat I'm hoping to get at least one more brew in, maybe the B-52 extract!!! Actually, it will be SSOS, I'm going to try it with the Wyeast 1272 slurry I have.

JB
 

Steve Fletty
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 04:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Scott-

What yeast are you going to use?

My inlaws all drank Schlitz in the early 70s. I was a kid and recall stealing sips at my uncle's parties. I didn't care for it.
 

Mark Tigges
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 04:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm brewing tomorrow, and I'll take this opportunity to ask. Has anyone used gambrinus ESB as a base malt?

http://www.brewerssupplygroup.com/malt/gambrinus.php

It certainly seems to be useable as a base malt, so I'm going to experiment tomorrow, and use it with nothing else and english hops. Has anybody done something similar? Comments?
 

Pacman
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 04:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

... your Black Widow in fact. Hope it lives up to the hype! ;) Me too Colby...

Skot, i've only done a few batches this way but it seems to work out just fine.. I do the mash/sparge and bring the wort to a boil. Turn off the heat and leave covered until the next nite to finish the boil.. no differences in the final product as far as i can tell...

post #666 eeeeeeeeevil...
Damn Brewing's Fun!!!! Kölsch Krusader!
 

ScottDeW
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 04:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pac,

Thought you gave up brewing? :-)

Scott,

Gonn'a package those in steel cans?

I'm working (sorta) today and this weekend, laying tile. No brewing for me.
Scott
http://texanbrew.com
 

Skotrat
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 04:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am using the EasYeast St. Louis Lager
 

Chumley
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 04:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was fortunate enough to taste a can of 1970 Great Falls Select last year, and was amazed that not only was the beer not oxidized, it tasted good to boot. Good luck on the Schlitz clone, Scott - when I was a junior in the 60s stealing nips from daddy's can, I thought Schlitz tasted pretty damn good. I was disappointed when Schlitz started to suck and my old man switched to drinking Bud.
 

Steve Fletty
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 04:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What is EasYeast?
 

Skotrat
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi,

It is a local New England Yeast manufact.

EasYeast London Ale
 

Nick Zeigler
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 04:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mashed&brewed a Dunkelweizen last night (over hopped--damn!).

Making a starter for a continuously hopped IPA for Monday.

RE: Overnight mashes... I'm a little wary of them after my last experience -- I mashed a Stout on Sunday that grabbed an infection and we ended up with 15 gallons of sour mash! I think it may have been the water we used to lower the mash temp, but I'm not sure and I'll be extremely wary of overnight mashes from now on...
 

Colby Enck
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 04:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

O/N brewing... This will be my 1st time. Like Pacman, I plan to sparge and bring the wort to a boil for 10-15 mins before calling it a night. I imagine it'll stay sterile enough til Saturday morning.

And if it sours, what the hell, maybe it'll make a Berliner weiss?
 

The Gimp
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 05:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I suppose I am inviting a brewing disaster in my next session by saying this, but...

I regularly do over night, or all day mashes. I set the mash the night before and sparge in the morning, or (On weekdays) I set the mash before work and sparge when I get home. Typical mash time varies from 8 to 12hours.

I have never experienced sour effects from doing so.
 

Norty
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 05:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nick,

Did you leave the mash overnight, or did you sparge and transfer to the boiler to hold overnight?
 

Geoff Buschur
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 05:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have mashed overnight several times now and I love it. I will set up and mash late on Friday night and close the lid on the MT and go to bed. 6-8 hours later I get up, fire the burner for sparge water, eat breakfast and start sparging. The furthest I have dropped is down to 145F which is still too warm to worry about sour.
 

Nick Zeigler
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 06:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Norty --

Left the mash overnight. We started waaaay late and I was starting to stumble from exhaustion (hadn't had a pint!!).
 

Norty
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 06:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nick,

Thanks! I've noticed a sour smell in my mashtun the next morning when I don't empty the grain, but my wort smelled and tasted fine (that I transfered the night before). I've only tried this twice, but both times I have had good results.
 

Nick Zeigler
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It was exactly that funky smell. Unfortunately, the wort wasn't just saured, it was SOUR. Like pucker sour. Icky for a stout...

Now if I only had 100 gallons of oatmeal stout, I could make an assload of Guinness...
 

Brewzz
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll be brewing 12 gal. of Black Widow Kolsch on Sat morning too!
Cheers,Brewzz
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I found my overnight mash experiment finished way high both times.
Bellybuster Bob
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Wayne Faris
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Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 01:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No brewing this weekend, but did brew a St. Chucks Porter last night. May do a root beer this evening.

Wayne
Bugeater Brewing Company
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 03:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

At the risk of another off-topic scolding, I would like to report that the hopped cheese seems to have gone well. It is pressing as I speak. I weighed 4.4 pounds for my four gallons of whole milk and one ounce of Saaz pellets. The unripened cheese is light green with dark speckles. Its hop flavor is not immediatly noticeable which suggests that it could easily take more hops in future batches.

If all goes well, this cheese will be available for tasting at "Beer and Sweat" August 20. Remember, last year we had 212 kegs of homebrew on tap!

Dan
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

tim roth
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Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 03:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hop cheese sounds good to me!
Of course, I like (and make)jalapeno wheat beer. :>)
cheers, tim
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 03:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I may make another four pounder and double up on the hops. It sure did smell good.

Come to think of it, I can make eight pounders. . .

I have had jalapeno beers. Tasted fine in the mouth but the after taste was a killer.

Dan
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Skotrat
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Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 03:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan,

Are you stupid?

The topic of this thread is "Anyone Brewing today?"

Not "Is anyone making cheese for Skyline Chili"

Stop selling...

It is embarrassing!!!
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 12:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh dear Scott, I have offended your delicate sensibilities again, haven't I? And you are absolutly right, it is embarrassing. . . .

Dan
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

Astro
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Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I should know better than to poke my nose in a developed fight, but...

Dan, your hop cheese sounds really interesting. Any chance you could post your recipe/techniques in the brewer's kitchen section? I think I might like to give it a try.
 

Paul Erbe
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Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I cut the cheese.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer."
-- Frank Zappa
 

Colby Enck
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Data point:

I mashed and sparged the hefe Fri night but did not boil it. No sour taste or smell by morning when I started the boil.

An interesting note (for me, anyways - this was my first AG hefe): The wort looked like grey dishwater. I figure it was all proteins, though, since the greyness was gone (i.e. precipitated) by the time I was done boiling, leaving a nice pale yellow wort.
 

tranquil_liza
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wow...i saw that tiff developing when skotrat punished dan the first time. dan tried to make peace (in a half hearted kind of way)...but was totally ignored by skotrat. naturally, not to be embarrassed in front of his peers, dan responds with the same subject...the cheese....twice. skotrat calls him a name.

i love a great arguement....i've been in a few myself....but this one is....i don't know what the hell this one is.
 

Tony Legge
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I only love an argument when I know what I'm arguing about, and I don't know what the fight is about either, so I'll stay out of this one. Ding Ding, Round 3 ?
 

Tony Legge
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Skoptrat, not to hijack, but that yeast you posted a picture of, is it available in lager and do they ship to Canada.
 

tranquil_liza
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Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 11:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

addendum....

dan should be allowed to talk about cheese without being spotlighted. it doesn't matter that he might sell cheese at his store...he did not try to sell us cheese. if he persists with the cheese stories...then maybe we could ask him to stop.

skotrat was obviously having a bad day....or he does not like cheese.
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 12:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My position was that I was making cheese with hops. I thought that related to "who is brewing" in a tangental sort of way and some might find it interesting. So what?

I may do it again tomorrow with twice the amount of hops just to see!

Dan
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

Chumley
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 02:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

TL, I believe that once upon a time Dan remarked that his wife wouldn't let him brew a batch, Scott called him a wussie, and the feud began there...
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 03:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My wife has never objected to my brewing. I brew at the shop.

Dan
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

Tom Meier
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My wife objects to the smell of hops when I cut cheese
 

Hophead
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TL, as much as I am entertained by your posts, shirley, you must know, ALL rats love cheese.

Puhleese.

Tony, shipping to canada is not a problem, eh?