March 2018 Meeting Minutes

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Club activities
  • Barrel project updates
    • We recently emptied a barrel at Kevin’s house. It contained a saison, and we refilled it with a Golden Strong. The saison is full-bodied and has a very strong oak aroma, with an intense buttery flavor. It drinks almost like a chardonnay, but with a long, bitter finish. If I recall correctly, there weren’t enough Golden Strong contributions, so we left some saison in the barrel and added the Golden Strong on top of it.
    • The other barrel ...
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HQ Big Barrel Brown Ale

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*5 GAL* mash at~ 154/155

-13# 2 row
-1.25# carapils
-1.25# crystal 40L
-1# wheat
-.5# chocolate malt

-1oz northern brewer 60 min
-1oz cascade 15 min
-1oz centennial 0 min

-Cal ale WLP 001 or safale us-05

This recipe should give you at least a 7+% brown ale depending on efficiency ( anywhere from 6-9% should be fine). A little variation is OK, but because we are barrel aging this beer, I would suggest keeping the hops fairly restrained. This is still a ...

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