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Samm I Am

I was over at Ron’s place a few months back and he had some 10 Barrel “Joe” IPA.  I’ve always liked brews from 10 Barrel in Bend Oregon, and decided to see if I could clone it.  I’m not one to reinvent the wheel, so the first place I started was the internet and a search with Google.

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New recipes, new yeast, new new new….

I brewed a new-to-me recipe a few weeks ago, a Blonde Ale called Centennial Blonde.  It’s now sitting in the fermenter waiting for me to fine and prime it.  It had a low OG and didnt take much grain to make but I have a feeling it will be a favorite on a hot summer day.  Tasting it from the test tube, it’s not highly bittered, very light and malty tasting.

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Brewed today

It’s been almost two months since I brewed, so I knocked the cobwebs off the brewery and made another batch of Carbon River Hefeweizen. I’m trying a dry yeast that I’ve never used before – Safale WB-05.  I’m curious on how well its going to work but after seven house I cant see visible signs of fermentation yet.

I’ve been using While Labs Yeast exclusively in my brewing for many years but in the last year I’ve been trying a few dry yeasts instead.  I brewed my first Belgium Saison this past year using Danstar Belle Saison Yeast and it really turned out well!

Maybe I should use this blog to review the new products I’ve tried and share what has worked and what hasn’t!  Is anyone reading this?  Email me if you are reading this!