Cherry Darling!

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Cherry Darling!

All who would like to join in on a new barrel project were we decide on a beer to brew then work on getting a freshly dumped bourbon barrel in a few months after the beer is ready

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1.josh 10g - brewed $42.50 paid

2. Ken 10g - brewed $42.50 paid

3. nancy 10g - brewed $42.50 paid

4. mark10g - brewed $42.50 paid

5. rich 10g - brewed $42.50 paid

6.jeff 5g - brewed $21.25 paid

7. Kyle 5g - brewed $21.25 paid

 

Cherries $

1.josh 10g- $20 - Paid

2. Ken 10g - $20 - paid

3. nancy 10g - $20 - paid

4. mark10g - $20 paid

5. rich 10g - $20 - paid

6.jeff 5g - $10 - paid

7. Kyle 5g - $10 paid

 

Recipe:

UK 2-row- 19 lbs

Munich- 1.62 lbs

Belgian Debittered- .81 lbs

Roast Barley- 2.16 lbs

Chocolate- 1.35 lbs

Crystal 60- 2.16 lbs

 

Total 27 lbs-

75 Minute- 2 ounces Willamette

30 minute- 1 ounce Willamette

0 minute- 1 ounce Willamette

 

Mash at 154-156 degrees, no lower.

OG- 1.129

FG- 1.040

Yeast- US-05- 2 packets, or a starter with equivalent yeast count. 

(424 billion yeast cells needed, equivalent to two 11.5 gram dry yeast packets)- Mr. Malty

 

 

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Go home Josh you're drunk.

Go home Josh you're drunk.  If its anything other that American Barley Wine I would be for it.  Should be thinking RIS though...by the time it's out of the barrel it would be time for the next Stout Night.

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Worth a shot, but not sure we

Worth a shot, but not sure we have enough steam to knock out two large scale barrel projects in one fell swoop.

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If we do 10 gal a piece, we

If we do 10 gal a piece, we had what 15 people interested in the other one.  Split it up 7 and 8.  

Ken how about we try to recreate a bramble or backyard type RIS.  If we brew soon we should coincide with late summer berry picking and we could even do a group field trip or something to one of the fruit farms in michigan or something?

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Or we can get a rye barrel

Or we can get a rye barrel and do a cherry rye?

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I'd love to do a berry barrel

I'd love to do a berry barrel aged beer, but I'm up for whatever the majority of the group decides on for a recipe. Can't wait to get my beer in a barrel!

There are some great berry farms up in Mich that I've picked at, every summer since I was a kid. For blueberry needs, Billy Boys, is the best. http://www.billyboysblueberrybarn.com/ I can look into the raspberry farms too, if needed. Let me know how I can contribute.    

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I'm for it.

I'm for it.

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I'm just excited for a fresh

I'm just excited for a fresh dump.

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Thank you Matt, I was hoping

Thank you Matt, I was hoping I wasn't going to have to say it.  I am in for this.  How about a Coffee stout?  Maybe that could be added when removing?

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Just no hops, anything

Just no hops, anything without hops and I'm totally in. 

Oh... my... god.  Why haven't we done this?    http://thechive.com/2013/09/17/guys-rig-up-buddies-plumbing-with-beer-wh...

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Just an fyi-indiana dunes

Just an fyi-indiana dunes state park has a ton of fruity wild black rasberries. I usually find them in june/july.

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I'm in!

I'm in!

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Only thing that would suck is

Only thing that would suck is that we would have two fruit barrels at the brew house with the first Berry, Queen of Scots and then the Backyard RIS here.  

I think you might want to blend the Raspberry in the Scotch ale in secondary to maximize the use of the barrel and go ahead with the summertime berry blending in the barrel here, because I think that is a really cool idea and will resonate at Stout Night.

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No hops? Want a bbl gruit?

No hops? Want a bbl gruit?

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I know that a second fruit

I know that a second fruit beer is a little against the norm.  However i also agree that this one works well and as far as the berry queen of scots goes i want that residual rasberry in the barrel because i want to do a sour in that barrel next and i think it should go quite well.

 

As far as this group goes.  Im assuming everyone is good with 10 gallon batchs each.  If so then we are all set.  Ill come up with a recipe and get the brew sessions booked.  All if you really only wanted to do a single batch let me know asap.

list of current group members.

1.josh 10g

2. Ken 10g

3. nancy 10g

4. mark10g

5. rich 10g

6.jeff 10g

 

I know fresh dump is already pretty good but does anyone have a good name for this that i can change this to?

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How about these names

How about these names

black cherry eyes!

tappin that cherry

Got cherrys?

Cherryologists

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OK, not trying to throw a

OK, not trying to throw a wrench into anything, but if we are doing ten gallons, is there any chance we can pull off half before we add fruit of any kind?  I know that unless we have people willing and able to brew a batch to replace what is taken off it is not really feasible, but if more people are interested I thought I would throw that out as an option.  I like the Cherry thing, but it seems risky with a fresh barrel and ten gallons of expensive beer, and I thought it might be a way to do both.

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For this one i dont think we

For this one i dont think we should pull out anything extra out.  We will have to displace quite a bit already due to the anount of cherrys we would be adding and i dont want to loose any more barrel charachter after we have made sure it was done.

 

As far as safty of the adding the cherrys i think if we freeze them prior it fends away bad bacteria and also breaks down the cell walls of the fruit for better extraction of the flavor

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As long as the RIS is over 10

As long as the RIS is over 10%-11% the alcohol should kill any bacteria on the cherries, but Rich is right to worry.

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Ok, I am no expert. I mainly

Ok, I am no expert. I mainly just don't want to end up with 10 gallons of beer-flavored cherry juice. Cherry seems like a hard flavor to make subtle. Then again, if we end up with ten gallons of something close to Cherry Rye, I will humbly eat my words. Actually, I will drink them.

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Cherry gets really medicinal.

Cherry gets really medicinal. Go smokey, give it a touch of Juniper, hops are needed, I wouldn't barrel age a Gruit unless you want a sour.

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Im going to go ahead and move

Im going to go ahead and move forward with this project.  I am hoping that everyone can ge this brewed around the same time.  So if everyone can brew by mid march it would be ideal.  I am also going to go ahead and change the name of this thread to the new name I came up for this "Cherry Darling".

I will go ahead and also repost the recipe that we will be using in the stat of the thread.  Im going to use the same stout recipe that weve been using for out Bourbon county clone unless someone has any tweeks they would want to add to this?

Also it looks like we will have enough room for 1 more 5 gal batch if any one wants to steap up??

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I'll brew this

I'll brew this

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I'd be happy to split my

I'd be happy to split my batch if anyone else wants in.

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I'm in. Just provide the

I'm in. Just provide the timeline and decided recipe and I'll brew it. Nanc

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How does everone feel about

How does everone feel about doing a big 1 day brewpalluza and get all the beer brewed for this in one day if we plan far enough in the future?

We can get this done once our 2 new towers of power get up and running for a total of 40gal combined then have 2-10 gal batchs going on the regular burners?

 

How is april 12th for everyone?

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April 12th won't work for me,

April 12th won't work for me, but don't let that cancel the date if everyone else can make it.  I'm only doing 5 gallons, so can brew on my own.

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Really any weekend in april

Really any weekend in april is fine for me.   I just wanted to throw a date out there so how about if everyone just responds with dates in april that dont work and wecan just pick a common date.

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April 12th works for me.

April 12th works for me.

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I'll be out of town on the

I'll be out of town on the 12th, most likely gone from April 4-13, but I can brew on my own. So I can either brew March 30th or April 19, let me know which you think would be better as far as scheduling for the barrel.

Thanks, Nanc

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I don't think I will be able

I don't think I will be able to do it on the 12th, but I should be able to do it around that time.

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Looks like 1 big brew day is

Looks like 1 big brew day is not really feazable with the structure of this barrel.  If everyone can get this brewed within april it should work out best.  Can everyone update with there planned brew date?  I will brew this on April 12th.

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Even if we can't get the

Even if we can't get the entire batch brewed in one day maybe we can get 3 or 4 of us together on the 12th and do a 15, 20 gallon batch on the tower of power?

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If anyone can be there on the

If anyone can be there on the 12th book it.  Kyle we can do our batchs on the new tower because it can only do 15gal itll work out.  Then from there i guess try and team up if jeff and another pearson brew the same way on the 15 gal system.  Then 2 more 10gal batch people can team up on the 3 tier plus 1 additional 10 gal batch.  

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If anyone is up for a group

If anyone is up for a group brew on the weekend of April 5th or 26th, I am up for that.  Saturday or Sunday works for me.

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Rich, I'm out of town April 5

Rich, I'm out of town April 5-13, but I could do morning Sat. 29th, or Sun. 30th. Are you available either of those dates?

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Josh I can do April 12th

Josh I can do April 12th

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Nancy, I can do April 26th or

Nancy, I can do April 26th or 27th, which I think may be the weekend you are talking about. Or are you talking about March 29-30th? Can do either one

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Kyle,

Kyle,

12th it is baring the completion of the tower of power.  I know the board said the end of march to have the system teaching class, but you never know.  Im pretty sure its chuck but does anyone know the official person in charge of putting the systems together, ill devote any time i can to ensure they are up and running and tought to alchamists by april?

 

 

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Yeah, I was talking about the

Yeah, I was talking about the March weekend 30th works for me, if that works for you. Let me know. 

April 26th is Dark Lords Day. I might want to go to that.

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Nancy/Rich, I could join you

Nancy/Rich, I could join you on March 30th or April 6th.

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Cool, if March 30th works for

Cool, if March 30th works for you guys, let's book it. I'm out of town on 4/6.

 

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Works for me.  Good call on

Works for me.  Good call on DLD, wasn't even thinking about it.

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Already posted it on events

Already posted it on events calendar... tickets go on sale March 17!
Kinda evil to sell beer tix sale on the biggest drinking day of the year... Stay sober, long enough to log on, people!

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Uh thats a monday, Pretty

Uh thats a monday, Pretty sure you should be sober.

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It's a national holiday for

It's a national holiday for some of us Irish folk, we take off for that sort of thing... Or the day after.

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How could you forget about

How could you forget about DLD Rich.

I'll be at work on the 17th so no problem staying sober :(

The emperor is not as forgiving as i am

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Jeff/Nancy - Do either of you

Jeff/Nancy - Do either of you know how to run the Tower of Power?  If you do, maybe we can brew the 5 gallons that no one is signed up for by doing a 15gal on that.  I have the UK -2row I will throw in if we want to do that.

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I do not know how to work the

I do not know how to work the tower of power, but I'd love to watch it in action.

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Updated just now.  Kyle was

Updated just now.  Kyle was that missing 5gal.  None of us no how to use either system yet.  Once there up and running a class will be held on them.  

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Ohhh.....Kyle is brewing.....

Ohhh.....Kyle is brewing......that's, uh, well, great I guess.....

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