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by Barley Water
Tue May 15, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Mosaic Pale Ale.
Replies: 22
Views: 3114

Re: Mosaic Pale Ale.

I absolutely agree with the previous posters, save the mosaic for late hopping and use a high alpha variety for the 60 minute addition. Depending on your water however, I would not just use any high alpha hop. Especially if your water is hard, consider a low cohumolone hop. For lagers, I use Magnum ...
by Barley Water
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Vanilla Porter recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: Vanilla Porter recipe

I have fooled around with adding vanilla to beer several times over the many years I have been doing this hobby. First of all be warned, you can really f*&k up a beer by adding too much vanilla (been there, done that, got the t-shirt). I strongly suggest you take the vanilla beans and soak them in v...
by Barley Water
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Blending Different Brews
Replies: 12
Views: 1325

Re: Blending Different Brews

If you mess around with sour ales you should probably be prepared to engage in blending. I'm not doing it now but for about 5 years I would make an Aud Bruin every year. The first year, I saved the entire batch. The next year, I took half of the first batch and half of the second batch, blended them...
by Barley Water
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: lagering a kolsch
Replies: 19
Views: 2559

Re: lagering a kolsch

How hard is your water?
by Barley Water
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: lagering a kolsch
Replies: 19
Views: 2559

Re: lagering a kolsch

Well theory and all that aside, if I were making that beer I would do a D rest for two reasons. First of all, you don't want any in the beer and if there is some swimming around in there after primary fermentation you for sure want it gone. Secondly, on the off chance that the beer did not attenuate...
by Barley Water
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Citra Rye IPA
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: Citra Rye IPA

I guess I should first start with a disclaimer so you know where I'm coming from: of course I just love beer but I figure as long as I'm brewing it anyway, I might as well try and compete with it as well. Because of that, I am quite the slave to the style guidelines ('cause if you are gonna bother y...
by Barley Water
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Citra Rye IPA
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: Citra Rye IPA

Well I guess if you want an American IPA with bitterness in the 60 IBU range I would jack up the O.G. to somewhere between 1.060-1.070 then try like hell to get it to attenuate. On the other hand, if you want an American Pale ale with an O.G. around 1.053 (which is about average, at least on this si...
by Barley Water
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique
Replies: 24
Views: 3437

Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

I can't remember how I did it as it was a few years ago. If you add to taste however I don't know that it will matter that much, I would make the coffee pretty strong however so that you don't have to add a lot to the beer. What remains won't be wasted however as you can just add hot water and drink...
by Barley Water
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: OK to add challenger to an APA ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: OK to add challenger to an APA ?

Well, being an American myself I would probably dry hop it or at the very least throw in some knock out hops to try and get more aroma. I don't personally have an issue adding sugars to beer and have done it many times depending on what I am trying to achieve but I bet very few of my countrymen add ...
by Barley Water
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique
Replies: 24
Views: 3437

Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

Buy (or better yet roast your own) some high quality coffee beans then do a cold extraction. Once you have the concentrated coffee they you can add it to your beer to taste. The cold extraction will keep everything really smooth, it's easy and it works great. By the way, the fresher the roasted coff...
by Barley Water
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Galaxy Recipes
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Galaxy Recipes

Um...I disagree just a little (but respectfully) with the last post. Although I agree that any hop can handle the bittering chore, if you have brewing water with a high mineral content and use a high cohumolone hop, you increase the risk that the bittering will come off as harsh. Especially here in ...
by Barley Water
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Solera!
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Solera!

What I did was ferment the wort with a neutral ale yeast then hit it with Rosalare Blend and aged it. If you let any air get at the beer while it is aging you will start to get that "salad dressing" flavor which can be great in moderation but can ruin the beer if it gets to be too much. You should c...
by Barley Water
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: First ESB Attempt
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: First ESB Attempt

I would think that the beer should turn out great. You can then start screwing around with other yeast strains and see what you can come up with. I just fined a T.T. Landlord clone which I'll keg this weekend and have already used the yeast to make a traditional English IPA. After doing a couple of ...
by Barley Water
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Solera!
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Solera!

Yeah I had one going for about 4-5 years. I had mine in a corny keg and would pull off 1/2 the keg each year and top it off with the new batch. Oh, and I was doing an Oud Bruin; the beer was pretty good. One word of warning though, if you use a keg like I did you need to remember to vent the excess ...
by Barley Water
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique
Replies: 24
Views: 3437

Re: First Milk Stout Recipe Critique

My daughter likes Milk Stout so I have made it a couple of times (and won a 3rd place in a big contest once). My suggestion is to make it really big by mashing hot and to avoid the astringency, I cold steeped the dark grains. You can control the sweetness by screwing around with the amount of crysta...