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Polski Baltic Porter

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Banjo    66

Just curious if anyone might have brewed the Polski Baltic Porter?

Mine took nearly 17 days of fermentation followed by 4 days cold crashing before I bottled it.  I don't plan on trying any of them until the colder months but wanted to know what other people thought of it.  The small amount that I tested before bottling was quite nice, VERY strong!

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dcm    69

I'm pretty keen to give that one a go myself so feel free to try one before winter and let us know?? :-)

I'm a real sucker for dark, complex and strong beers.

How many bottles and of what size did you fill out of your batch?  I saw that they are suggesting 9l of water only because of the number of additives.

That seemed a little odd because there was I recall a similar number of additives in the mountain IPA that I made and it still called for 10 litres of water.

 

Don

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Banjo    66

Well I tried one the other night, it poured from the bottle very nicely and had a perfect fine bead on the head which stuck around for almost the whole glass.  It is a smooth drop which you don't really want to drink too fast, I think I spent about 30 - 40 minutes to drink the pint.  The alcohol content wasn't quite as noticeable as I thought it would be, but it is noticeable.  My wife noticed it more than I did.

I will probably try one more before winter in another couple of weeks - will take a photo then and share.

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dcm    69

I bottled my first batch on March 20.

Unfortunately, one of the bottles decided to crack at the base but under my house smells nice.

Again, I tasted one at 2 weeks and should not have.  It was still "green", a little bit of a raw taste to it but a strong alcohol aftertaste.  I'm trying to stay away from it for another few weeks.

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I just finished kegging my first attempt at this brew. It has a bit of a banana aroma to it after EOF at 20 days, so I cold crashed it for about 5 days. Then I had to go out of town on business, so I left it on storage mode until day 43. It tastes good and I'm pretty sure the alcohol content is way over 8.5% now, but I like Imperials at like 10% so I don't mind that at all. One thing that did happen is that even though I opened the top and vented it right before kegging, the first keg I filled built up some kind of overpressure and started peeing around the connector at the top, spilling beer in the container external to the bag. I thought maybe I didn't have it threaded right so I was extra careful for the second keg; it started doing the same thing but I stopped it before. I had about 12oz of beer left in the droid which I promptly sampled, of course. 

Does this happen or am I somehow missing an O-ring or something between the keg liner and the fill cap? I figured it just was very carbonated (even though it doesn't quite taste like it) and built up a bunch of extra gas that screwed up my kegging process. I tried to vent the second one halfway through but I don't think either keg is completely filled.

I'm about to toss another one and I'll buy some new brewprints and a couple additional keg housings so I can keep my BeerFlo in constant action. Looking forward to trying that out.

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Barrelboy    7

Sounds like good brew. I don’t Keg to beerflo but ss kegs so don’t know about seals etc however I assume your brew in storage mode would be 3 to 4C.  Did you chill your kegs. If not then the cold beer going into warm kegs cold certainly cause foaming.

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