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Old 03-01-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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Hi everyone-

I'm going to make up a batch of Emma's Ale.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/emma-s-ale-extract-kit-w-specialty-grains.html

Has anyone made this?

How is it?

I am in the habit of adding 1# wheat DME to most of my batches (head retention/mouth-feel), is that a good or bad idea with this one?

Thanks!

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Old 03-02-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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Looks like a solid recipe to me. Thames Valley is a great yeast, but it can take a few weeks to clear.

If you are going to brew a kit I'd just brew it as is. Adding extra malt will make for a stronger beer and will change the balance since you aren't also increasing the hops.

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Well, yes, of course it will disrupt the balance some. But will it upset it too much?

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I brewed the all-grain version of this. I tried a sample last night after two weeks in primary - down to 1.012 from 1.052. It's good, but a little rough around the edges, and as Oldsock hinted at, it's definitely not clear yet. I racked to secondary instead of kegging.

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I going to pick it up this weekend. I like things a little more on the malty side, so I might add some wheat, but I don't think a whole Lb.

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