Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:54 pm

brewinhard wrote:My winter version finished at 1.020 with the WY 1469 West Yorkshire strain. Granted I had a 1.070 OG and mashed at 154F. The high FG actually married well with the spice tincture blend added to the keg at packaging. At 1.015 your beer should be perfect for a winter warmer version.

The spices will drop out, so don't age it too long. Trust me, I know.
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:52 am

Agreed. Even 6-7 wks later the spices had noticeably faded. Some of the saved tincture can be added back to bottles by a dropper if entering them in competitions for that fresh spice nose.
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:11 pm

I've had this recipe bookmarked for a couple months. Finally got the chance to start it this past Friday. Though I just now read all the pages, so I didn't bag the oats to rest. Once the baby goes to sleep I need to run up and get the turbinado.
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Mon May 05, 2014 2:52 pm

Hey Bugeater, a hopefully quick question for ya.
I drew a sample Saturday night, I'm at 11 pts, but it's still a little "green" tasting.
The yeast was pitched Sun Apr 27th., stored in the basement at a steady 18°C.
Since I had the sample, I poured a tad of the bourbon mix to see how that was.
Tastes like clove oil BLECH!
It smells good in the bottle, but the clove is way too strong in, oh idk ~4oz sample.
No doubt it'll be far more dilute in a keg, but should it taste so strongly of clove?
I used a 1/4tsp scoop of whole clove, I don't recall the exact number of pieces though.
If the flavor isn't right, do you think it can be fixed?

This is an expensive brew, I hate to ruin a whole batch.
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:13 pm

Recently tried making this one again. Had to dump the whole batch, it came out smelling and tasting like briney green olives. Wtf...
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:19 am

Green olives indicate an infection - usually pediococcus which produces lactic acid and acetic acid.

Sanitize the shit out of all your equipment and just toss any rubber/plastic that got in contact with that batch. Otherwise you'll tasting olives in everything you brew from here on out.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:48 pm

Oh SOB...
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Re: Bugeater's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Amber

Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:40 am

Or you could try to clone that Olive beer that took a gold medal in the S/H/V category at NHC in 2011.... :wink:
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