Homebrew Forums Christmas 2015 Beer (and beer swap)
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    Have you ever had St. Bernardus Christmas Ale?

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    nope


    Fix that.
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  • C_BC_B
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    jlw said:

    I'll give it another day or so and pick one.

    @FromZwolle
    @lakewood
    @ceannt
    @c_b



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    Unless it's Lakewood's mold stout I'm probably out. Depending on what you all decide I may try to brew an extract with steeped grains variant. But we'll see about timing and so forth.
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  • ThymThym
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    @mors are you in?
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  • jlwjlw
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    The stout idea seems to be a little more favored here. Unless there is a protest let's go with a stout.
  • ThymThym
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    Ok.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Stout it is
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  • morsmors
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    I could be in for an imperial stout. How are we going to work out the shipping. Go to 1 central location and then they divy up and send each person a box with each beer in it? Or everyone sent out 5-6 boxes.. Seems like the latter would cost more.
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  • jlwjlw
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    mors said:

    I could be in for an imperial stout. How are we going to work out the shipping. Go to 1 central location and then they divy up and send each person a box with each beer in it? Or everyone sent out 5-6 boxes.. Seems like the latter would cost more.



    Yeah, we need to think about that. To keep cost down maybe we just send one person beer.
  • C_BC_B
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    mors said:

    I could be in for an imperial stout. How are we going to work out the shipping. Go to 1 central location and then they divy up and send each person a box with each beer in it? Or everyone sent out 5-6 boxes.. Seems like the latter would cost more.


    just send it all here. I'll, uh, divide it up and stuff.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    We could always just mail it all to @BenS
    sooner or later he will move close enough to all of us to just hand them out

    C_B
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  • ThymThym
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    Thats pretty funny.
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  • jlwjlw
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    Time to fire up the discussion again on this thread. I'm about a month away from brewing this. Here is the base recipe I think I am going to use.

    I have another thread on here with this recipe. One addition will be oats. I may split and add bourbon to one and oak to another.

    Any other suggestions for this beer? Please post your recipe here as well.

    Stone – Imperial Russian Stout Clone
    OG: 1.096
    FG: 1.020
    IBU: 90+
    SRM: 93
    ABV: 10%
    16.5 lbs 2 row
    2 lbs amber malt
    1.25 roasted barley
    1.25 black malt
    1.7 ounces Warrior at 90 min
    WLP002 – English Ale

    Mash at 150 and boil for 90
  • ThymThym
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    Ill try to get a recipe pulled together this week.
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  • jlwjlw
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    I'm thinking about adding a little chocolate malt to this.
  • ThymThym
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    another week or so and im brewing.

    haven't decided on a recipe. hell. havent even started yet.

    but im thinkin OG 1.105, IBU 65-70, SRM 60+

    that's my target numbers. i'll build a recipe around that.

    lots of chocolate, a good bit of carafa / crystal and a touch of special b. i'm going to sneak some oats in there for body - but not to make an oatmeal stout. hops will be mostly palisades from a year and a half ago + whatever else is handy. i've got 2-row and pilsner for base malt.

    WLP006 Bedford British yeast
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  • ThymThym
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    my beer it going to either blow your mind or make you blow chunks. either way, i win.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • BenSBenS
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    Lakewood said:

    my beer it going to either blow your mind or make you blow chunks. either way, i win.



    I would bet on the latter.
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  • ThymThym
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    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    my beer it going to either blow your mind or make you blow chunks. either way, i win.



    I would bet on the latter.


    Ill send you two bottles.
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  • morsmors
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    I don't have much experience with Wyeast 1762 but the batch of beer I brewed today and put in the conical will have a slurry I plan to use for 3-4 more brews... This will likely be brewed with 1762... Which is weird because it's a belgian yeast strain... but wyeast recommends it for RIS? I guess it depends on how 'belgiany' it comes out in these other beers (Belgian Single, pLambic, Belgian Dark Strong)
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  • jlwjlw
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    mors said:

    I don't have much experience with Wyeast 1762 but the batch of beer I brewed today and put in the conical will have a slurry I plan to use for 3-4 more brews... This will likely be brewed with 1762... Which is weird because it's a belgian yeast strain... but wyeast recommends it for RIS? I guess it depends on how 'belgiany' it comes out in these other beers (Belgian Single, pLambic, Belgian Dark Strong)



    I think a Beligian yeast strain could be really good in an RIS.
  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    another week or so and im brewing.

    haven't decided on a recipe. hell. havent even started yet.

    but im thinkin OG 1.105, IBU 65-70, SRM 60+

    that's my target numbers. i'll build a recipe around that.

    lots of chocolate, a good bit of carafa / crystal and a touch of special b. i'm going to sneak some oats in there for body - but not to make an oatmeal stout. hops will be mostly palisades from a year and a half ago + whatever else is handy. i've got 2-row and pilsner for base malt.

    WLP006 Bedford British yeast



    Big with a nice malt/hop balance made with seriously old hops thus bringing the IBUs down into the delicious range. I bet it'll be good.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    i'll probably just brew my stout recipe, up the gravity and add bourbon and oak. it was delicious last time i did that, should be even better with a bit more gravity and age on it.
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  • ThymThym
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    @drcurly you should participate
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  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Mine would be a new years beer....and I didn't read the whole thread...but I'm intrigued.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Maybe I'll just brew an upgraded version of my basic stout. How bad could it be?


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B