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If I had time to brew (HA HA HA, yeah right) What should I brew?
  • jlwjlw
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    Citrusy IPA
    Porter
    Brown Ale
    Alt Beer
    sumpin else
  • C_BC_B
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    jlw said:

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    You didn't run this list through Regulatory.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,611
    ipa-quickest to the tap.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,176
    Brew an ipa without dry hop or a hefe, get to drinking fast.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,611
    Thym said:

    Brew an ipa without dry hop or a hefe, get to drinking fast.



    dry hop in the keg. it'll be a different beer every day
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
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    Thym said:

    Brew an ipa without dry hop or a hefe, get to drinking fast.



    dry hop in the keg. it'll be a different beer every day


    Well, yes you can do that. I haven't tried it due to the desire to get repeatability. But who cares about repeatability.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,147
    Thym said:

    Thym said:

    Brew an ipa without dry hop or a hefe, get to drinking fast.



    dry hop in the keg. it'll be a different beer every day


    Well, yes you can do that. I haven't tried it due to the desire to get repeatability. But who cares about repeatability.


    Well yeah, but you're weird. Homebrewing is about adventure, not repeatability.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,147
    I dry hopped in the keg a couple times while it was carbing then pulled the bag before serving.

    The last time a little bit of the hop bag got stuck in the PRV. It was constantly slow foaming beer. Made a hell of a mess.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    I wonder if I could do a 3 week grain to glass ipa, like my hefe recipe?
    1 week primary
    1 week secondary
    1 week carb in the keg

    This has me thinking.

    Keep the grain bill simple, with enough malt backbone to hide any mistakes.
    60 min boil
    throw some hops in at the 60 min
    throw the rest in last 5 min or at flame out
    pitch on us -05 and let it go
    dry hop in secondary for one week (optional)
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,176
    jlw said:

    I wonder if I could do a 3 week grain to glass ipa, like my hefe recipe?
    1 week primary
    1 week secondary
    1 week carb in the keg

    This has me thinking.

    Keep the grain bill simple, with enough malt backbone to hide any mistakes.
    60 min boil
    throw some hops in at the 60 min
    throw the rest in last 5 min or at flame out
    pitch on us -05 and let it go
    dry hop in secondary for one week (optional)



    My IPAs have always taken a little longer, usually one more week in secondary. But that's basically the process I followed. Commercial breweries can turn them even faster so 3 weeks seems doable.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,182
    I would skip secondary...
    Dry hopping in Primary for the last week works very well.
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ceanntceannt
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    some other "quick" options to consider are an ordinary bitter, and a real Irish Red Ale... both go pretty fast.
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,611
    Thym said:

    Thym said:

    Brew an ipa without dry hop or a hefe, get to drinking fast.



    dry hop in the keg. it'll be a different beer every day


    Well, yes you can do that. I haven't tried it due to the desire to get repeatability. But who cares about repeatability.


    who wants to repeat anything when they only brew once a decade?
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,176

    Thym said:

    Thym said:

    Brew an ipa without dry hop or a hefe, get to drinking fast.



    dry hop in the keg. it'll be a different beer every day


    Well, yes you can do that. I haven't tried it due to the desire to get repeatability. But who cares about repeatability.


    who wants to repeat anything when they only brew once a decade?


    There was a time when that wasn't the case. But I totally agree with the sentiment.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,176
    ceannt said:

    I would skip secondary...
    Dry hopping in Primary for the last week works very well.



    Well, in this case when I say secondary I dont actually mean racking off to a new fermenter. I just mean how long I let it sit after the primary/active fermentation has subsided.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    Thym said:

    ceannt said:

    I would skip secondary...
    Dry hopping in Primary for the last week works very well.



    Well, in this case when I say secondary I dont actually mean racking off to a new fermenter. I just mean how long I let it sit after the primary/active fermentation has subsided.


    I normally let a beer sit in secondary for 3 to 4 weeks depending on the gravity.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,176
    jlw said:

    Thym said:

    ceannt said:

    I would skip secondary...
    Dry hopping in Primary for the last week works very well.



    Well, in this case when I say secondary I dont actually mean racking off to a new fermenter. I just mean how long I let it sit after the primary/active fermentation has subsided.


    I normally let a beer sit in secondary for 3 to 4 weeks depending on the gravity.


    that's a little longer than i normally would have kept anything waiting unless it was a big high gravity monster.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,611
    jlw said:

    Thym said:

    ceannt said:

    I would skip secondary...
    Dry hopping in Primary for the last week works very well.



    Well, in this case when I say secondary I dont actually mean racking off to a new fermenter. I just mean how long I let it sit after the primary/active fermentation has subsided.


    I normally let a beer sit in secondary for 3 to 4 weeks depending on the gravity.


    i do too, because lazy.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    3 weeks was my standard turnaround time, unless it was a big beer.

    "At least it's not Wyoming"
    - Popeye 1953

  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,182
    I usually keep everything in primary for 5 weeks, but I seldom brew anything less than 6.5%
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,182
    I will leave my bigger beers in there for 7 weeks or even longer. I also rouse the yeast every couple days or so
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410

    jlw said:

    Thym said:

    ceannt said:

    I would skip secondary...
    Dry hopping in Primary for the last week works very well.



    Well, in this case when I say secondary I dont actually mean racking off to a new fermenter. I just mean how long I let it sit after the primary/active fermentation has subsided.


    I normally let a beer sit in secondary for 3 to 4 weeks depending on the gravity.


    i do too, because lazy.


    Basically this is my reason too.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,611
    jlw said:

    jlw said:

    Thym said:

    ceannt said:

    I would skip secondary...
    Dry hopping in Primary for the last week works very well.



    Well, in this case when I say secondary I dont actually mean racking off to a new fermenter. I just mean how long I let it sit after the primary/active fermentation has subsided.


    I normally let a beer sit in secondary for 3 to 4 weeks depending on the gravity.


    i do too, because lazy.


    Basically this is my reason too.


    it's the best reason
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,611
    also, this thread title:

    brew HA HA

    image
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B