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Old 10-23-2010, 03:35 PM   #21
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I'm going to buy the ingredients and brew this today. Wish me luck!

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Old 10-23-2010, 07:57 PM   #22
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Had a little boilover mishap. Never happened before...luckily I caught it before it created TOO much of a mess. I hit an OG of 1.059. Sticking it in the primary fermenter and waiting!

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Old 10-24-2010, 02:14 AM   #23
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I'm constantly fighting with boilovers, I need to upgrade from the turkey fryer.

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Old 12-08-2010, 03:20 AM   #24
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Hello all! Just remembered to report back.

This beer tastes GREAT! It's a relatively light session beer at a bit less than 5% ABV. It's a nice dark orange color. When you first taste it your mouth bursts with a clean citrus tang that leaves a nice grapefruit aftertaste.

My only problem is that the beer doesn't taste quite is clean as I wanted it to...I'm not sure if that is from my slightly high fermentation temperature (72 degrees roughly) or my choice of yeast. I'm sure a different choice could help!

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Old 12-08-2010, 03:36 AM   #25
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Your high fermentation temp would lead to increased esters and possibly a very low amount of fusels. Also yeast choice could make a big difference in the beers cleanliness and finish.

A lower fermentation temp and neutral yeast will give you a cleaner profile.

Personnaly I would have used WLP001 / WY1056 / US-05 and fermented around 62F-64F.

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