Curly Accidentally brewed again! (Hound Nose Ale)
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    After about a year and half, I finally brewed again today. It was using old grains I had laying around, and I did it completely off-the-cuff with no real planning or calculating. The style is "beer."


    The Recipe:

    1# caramel malt (40l)
    4ish oz Chocolate malt
    6ish gallons of (yes gallons) american 2-row
    3oz US Golding (60m)
    1.8oz US Golding (5m)

    Mashed 153ish F for 75 minutes

    Batch sparge

    WYeast 1272 American II (4L starter on stir plate)

    Pics will follow.


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

  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    Dude! You forgot to add the milk!!!
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    Your mom
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Boiling the starter in the 'ol Erlenmyer.
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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Mashing in.
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    C_B


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

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Close enough.
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    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Sparging.
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    C_B


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

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Yay for boil!
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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Chillin'....
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    C_B


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

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Pouring whole yeast starter in (didn't plan ahead enough to let the yeast settle out).
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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Now we let it do it's thing at about 65f.
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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Oh yeah, Gravity sample:
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    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    So, during the boil, I checked the gravity via a refractometer. It showed 18 brix (apx 1.075SG). That was higher than I wanted and the volume seemed a little low. So I added some more water. As you can see, I ended up at around 1.052SG, and around 12 gallons. That's a little lower than I wanted, but I don't care. It'll make a good daily-drinker which was my goal in the first place. I also recall having issues with trying to use the refractometer in the past. I sorta forgot about that, so I'll have to remember to stick with the hydrometer.


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

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Dude! You forgot to add the milk!!!



    Shoot!


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

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.


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

  • ThymThym
    Posts: 110,234
    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    i always use the hose. and a filter.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    Yet less sloppy than any beer I've ever made...
    CB's to do list:
    Your mom
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    i always use the hose. and a filter.


    What sort of filter do you use?


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

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 67,707

    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    Yet less sloppy than any beer I've ever made...


    I believe this.


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

  • N_ClarkN_Clark
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    The batch I mad with al my leftover ingredients turned to be a a very nive drinkable pale ale style. Im glad i wrote it down in case I want to repeat it!
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    N_Clark said:

    The batch I mad with al my leftover ingredients turned to be a a very nive drinkable pale ale style. Im glad i wrote it down in case I want to repeat it!



    Do people repeat things?


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

  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    DrCurly said:

    N_Clark said:

    The batch I mad with al my leftover ingredients turned to be a a very nive drinkable pale ale style. Im glad i wrote it down in case I want to repeat it!



    Do people repeat things?


    the ones that brew more than thrice a decade do.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
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    DrCurly said:

    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    i always use the hose. and a filter.


    What sort of filter do you use?


    Just a home depot drinking water canister filter. I change it roughly once a year... So each time I brew. :( The water tastes good.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    i always use the hose. and a filter.


    What sort of filter do you use?


    Just a home depot drinking water canister filter. I change it roughly once a year... So each time I brew. :( The water tastes good.

    This makes me sad
  • jlwjlw
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    I've read about people using an RV filter attachment for the hose.
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    I've read about people using an RV filter attachment for the hose.



    that would work fine. i used a wall mount type and then just adapted it to a hose input.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 67,707
    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    I should also point out, this is by far the most red-neck, non-precise brew I have ever done. Made it kinda fun. But the next one will be more carefully planned. I'll probably even buy water instead of using the hose.



    i always use the hose. and a filter.


    What sort of filter do you use?


    Just a home depot drinking water canister filter. I change it roughly once a year... So each time I brew. :( The water tastes good.


    Is there actually a noticeable difference? The water from my hose tastes just dandy anyway, but I swear I can taste a difference in the final product.


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