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Batch# 41 – Chocolatte Coconut Stout

Batch# 41 – Chocolatte Coconut Stout

Date Brew:

12/5/2016

Rack:

12/13/2016

Bottle:

12/20/2016

Days 0 8 15

Recipe:

The infamous “I eat Danger for Breakfast” from Jasper’s Homebrew

Goals:

Make a cozy coconut beer to curl up by the fire with this winter. In the style of oskar blues’s recent coconut porter.

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Batch #31 – Belgian Tripel

Batch# 31 – Belgian Tripel

Recipe:

Found a very simple and straightforward recipe on brewtoad.com:
https://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/avec

Goals:

We have not had a lot of luck with Belgian styles  in the past.  A very early attempt at a saison (batch #1?!) was not great, and our Allagash White clone tasted like vinyl.  (Note: I have successfully brewed the Allagash clone from Extreme Brewing several times in the past, but only since the collaboration began with Ross and his anti-Belgian agenda have we had poor results.  Coincidence?  Because beer.)

So, this was a stab at a Belgian style that BJCP says was “Originally developed at the Trappist monastery at Westmalle.”  My favorite example is Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde, even though it’s not brewed in Belgium.

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Batch #28 – ApfelWine

Batch# 28 – ApfelWine (AKA apfelwein)

Date Brew:12/04/2014 Rack:0/00/0000 Bottle:0/00/0000
Days 0 0 0

Recipe:

Here is EdWort’s recipe. It’s also mentioned here in popular mechanics?!

I don’t know much about how this recipe tastes, but I know that the forums seem to be going insane over it. The only way to find out is to brew some! It’s a pretty cheap and super easy recipe, so here goes nothing!

Goals:

Put something in the fermenter on a day that we were doing a double-batch bottle and some other housekeeping.

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Batch #27 – Beer, Wheat

Batch# 27 – American Wheat Beer

This is a mysterious brew.  Very little is known about its origins.  It appears to have been brewed at Chris’s home sometime in November.  It is now in bottles with yellow caps.  It contains wheat.

As far as we can remember, it was an extract kit Ross got online in some kind of sweet deal and contained about two ingredients.  I think we brewed it after a minor hiatus as an easy one to get back into the swing of things.

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Finally bottled it in early January and gave it a taste.  Wasn’t bad!  Funny that sometimes the brews for which you don’t plan, worry, strategize,  or expect great things can be the ones that turn out OK.  Of course, we know the inverse can also be true.

We’ll have to see how this matures a bit, but this could be a good one to sit on until spring arrives.

 

Batch #25 – Pumpkin Porter

Batch# 25 – Pumpkin Porter

Date Brew:10/16/2014 Rack:none Bottle:12/1/2014
Days 0 0 47

Recipe:

Extract kit from strange brew. We waffled on adding the pumpkin, but ultimately decided to go for it.  The people at strange brew are super nice and they have an interesting stock of new and used kegging gear. I only wish they were closer to my house.

Goals:

After both of our houses flooded, we hadn’t brewed in a few months. We decided to start back up with a simple extract kit. This was also our first test of Ross’ Electric kettle.

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