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Big Sarge

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  1. Black lager sounds like the best of both worlds in your case!
  2. Sundays are pretty slow here, @BuckeyeBrewer. First, if you're sure it's a lacto infection, I can see it resulting in a good beer. That could likely take while. Maybe they're just funky yeast rafts, if the beer doesn't taste overly sour? Again, it might be too soon to tell. If it is an infection and you plan on bottling now, I'd stay away from glass bottles. These could gush, or worse explode. I understand you're taking precautions, but you could have a ticking timebomb if they don't explode in the cooler. I'd get rid of the LBK afterward, unless you plan on making more sours with it lol.
  3. Winter is coming.... Brew accordingly. I have an imperial coffee stout in the queue, specifically for that reason.
  4. Party at @Creeps McLane's house!!
  5. And you think 100lbs of malt is enough?
  6. Soooo...which hops are in the freezer??
  7. Got a little overzealous and hit the road to the LHBS, only to find out it is closed on Tuesdays. I'll likely go tomorrow though. I'm on the lookout for the new Lallemand Philly Sour yeast, so hopefully they have it. I'm planning a Berliner Weisse with it.
  8. That's what matters... Enjoy it! And brew!
  9. I'm brewing an Altbier next as well. I'll keg the pale ale today and hopefully will find time to brew it this weekend. If not, I can probably carve out time this week. I'd like to get it going soon, so I can lager it for awhile as I drink the pale ale.
  10. I've been harvesting ice from the ice machine in shopping bags and putting them in the deep freezer. I think my adjustment of pre chilling the CF water before cooling the wort on the way to the fermenter will be better than trying to cool the whole kettle during the whirlpool.
  11. I've been reading up on top cropping Kveik yeast. I don't know if I'm there yet.
  12. I'm already looking forward to my next brew day. It's hot as hell here, but I don't care! I just gotta come up with creative ways to get the wort down to pitching temp. I have my fermentation fridge and kegerator indoors here, so that's an added bonus. I spend a lot of time sweating my rump off in the garage anyway, so might as well do it while brewing! We are already empty nesters, so I hope to brew more while here. The only downfall is the wife being out of work, making money a little tighter here. Even more reason to save money brewing my own!
  13. Of course you had to add more choices and I'm late to the party... I'm still going with B, it speaks to me lol
  14. I agree with all decisions that make beer! Otherwise, I'm no help. Sounds solid. I would love to vote for the pale ale, but I think the hops take a backseat to the malt with your choice of a golden ale.
  15. You could either go for a clean bittering hop or I'd always recommend one of the noble hops for taking a backseat to the malt.
  16. Are you looking to lightly hop with a noble hop?
  17. Definitely bumping up the sulfates! Not too bad otherwise.
  18. Curious, what are the salt additions it's quoting?
  19. 🤘🏻I like it! I think I might have to try some out in a hot El Paso garage once I get there. Have a standard brew in the fermenting fridge, and let the Kveik ride the lightning!
  20. Nice. Pretty crazy stuff. Any noticeable difference? Would you only use it for IPAs?
  21. Alright, after reading the latest issue of BYO, who has brewed with Kveik?
  22. And FYI, I think @Bonsai & Brew is the Alt King lol
  23. I only have one instance of experience to refer to, but I really feel like it's a moneymaker to allow it some extra Lager/conditioning time. It was difficult then and probably would be more difficult now to put that into practice though!
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