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Dark Harvest (mystery beer)
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,754
    After much thought, and a good deal of tweaking, I present to you the “Dark Harvest”
    I have no ****ing clue what to call this thing style wise, and to be honest, I don’t really care...
    But this is “on deck” for my next brewday!

    Dark Harvest:


    SUMMARY

    (Original Gravity) O.G. = 1.069
    (Final Gravity) F.G. = 1.017
    (Bitterness) IBU = 58
    (Color) SRM = 38
    (Alcohol) APV = 6.7%
    Calories per 12-oz bottle = 224



    Ingredients for a 5 gallon batch:

    5-pounds Pilsner Malt

    4-pounds Red Wheat Malt

    2-pounds Munich Malt

    1-pound Chocolate Wheat

    0.25-pounds Rye

    0.25-pounds Caramunich

    0.25-pounds Carafa III

    Hops:

    2-oz. Spalt 60-min.

    1-oz. Spalt 15-min.

    1-oz. Spalt 5-min.
    S-05 yeast.



    Mash at 156 degrees for 60-minutes.
    (assuming 70-degree grain,) 4.00 gallons of strike water at 173.3 degrees.

    Batch sparge twice with 2.5 gallons each at 170 degrees, 20-minute sparge rests.

    Pre-boil volume = 6.87 gallons
    Post boil volume = 5.5 gallons.




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  • C_BC_B
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    You are an interesting man, Mr. Kenny.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ceanntceannt
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    Hey, if there isn't a style with the characteristics you want .... invent your own!
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  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,879
    I'm a little surprised by the yeast choice on this. I'd probably go with something with a little more character
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,754
    I had actually given a Belgian yeast some thought, as well as S-04. But, I finally decided for something clean, almost lager like clean. Really want the play between the malt and hops to dominate. I still may end up with S-04 ... depends on the mood I am in when I order the ingredients
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    In beer there is freedom.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,746
    ceannt said:

    I had actually given a Belgian yeast some thought, as well as S-04. But, I finally decided for something clean, almost lager like clean. Really want the play between the malt and hops to dominate. I still may end up with S-04 ... depends on the mood I am in when I order the ingredients



    just dunk your beard in it and see what happens.
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  • jlwjlw
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    You have enough malt here to support hot peppers.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,754

    ceannt said:

    I had actually given a Belgian yeast some thought, as well as S-04. But, I finally decided for something clean, almost lager like clean. Really want the play between the malt and hops to dominate. I still may end up with S-04 ... depends on the mood I am in when I order the ingredients



    just dunk your beard in it and see what happens.


    :-@
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  • ceanntceannt
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    jlw said:

    You have enough malt here to support hot peppers.



    It would be a good one for that ... if it turns out like I plan, I may brew it again with roasted red fresnos
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,746
    ceannt said:

    jlw said:

    You have enough malt here to support hot peppers.



    It would be a good one for that ... if it turns out like I plan, I may brew it again with roasted red fresnos


    mole
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  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,754

    ceannt said:

    jlw said:

    You have enough malt here to support hot peppers.



    It would be a good one for that ... if it turns out like I plan, I may brew it again with roasted red fresnos


    mole

    Gopher
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    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    What about a saison yeast? Something to add a little spice or funk to it.
  • ceanntceannt
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    That I didn't think of .... hmmmm
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  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    Wyeast 3711 is my favorite for peppery spice with se saison funk
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,746
    ceannt said:

    ceannt said:

    jlw said:

    You have enough malt here to support hot peppers.



    It would be a good one for that ... if it turns out like I plan, I may brew it again with roasted red fresnos


    mole

    Gopher


    i had a mole stout that was pretty tasty. just a hint of the mole spices.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • jlwjlw
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    ceannt said:

    ceannt said:

    jlw said:

    You have enough malt here to support hot peppers.



    It would be a good one for that ... if it turns out like I plan, I may brew it again with roasted red fresnos


    mole

    Gopher


    i had a mole stout that was pretty tasty. just a hint of the mole spices.


    I thought that might have more of an earthy tone?
  • morsmors
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    MIght be good with a german weizen yeast strain.
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  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,879
    mors said:

    MIght be good with a german weizen yeast strain.



    this is what i was thinking
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  • ThymThym
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    something bready to go along with the malt
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I could do without the "bubblegum" that they often give...
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  • C_BC_B
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    ceannt said:

    I could do without the "bubblegum" that they often give...


    Can you get away from that by pitching a lot of yeast and fermenting at the extreme low end of the temperature range?
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  • ceanntceannt
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    C_B said:

    ceannt said:

    I could do without the "bubblegum" that they often give...


    Can you get away from that by pitching a lot of yeast and fermenting at the extreme low end of the temperature range?


    Probably, but temperature control is an issue ....
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  • ceanntceannt
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    An Alt yeast would probably be perfect, but I am liking the Saison concept
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  • jlwjlw
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    ceannt said:

    An Alt yeast would probably be perfect, but I am liking the Saison concept


    The nice thing about the saison yeast is you can let it go crazy.
  • CZsCZs
    Posts: 228
    +1 on Saison yeast - you know me, love my Saisons. Belgian Witbier 3944 yeast would be good clean phenol profile without much belgain esters - I've never gotten bubblegum at all with Saison yeasts but maybe that is my tastebuds.

    3787 Westmalle on a BDS is great - if you want chewy maltness to match the hops - that would be a great one

    maybe just mix a couple strains and double up - let this sucker get nice and dry
    3711 French Saison +3787 Trappist would be an interesting mix