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Old 11-09-2005, 03:49 PM   #11
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I have used EXTRA light DME a couple of times. My IPA used it exlusively. Even after adding 1/2lb of 20L crystal, that beer came out VERY pale in color.

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Old 12-05-2005, 10:20 PM   #12
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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but how did this turn out?

I tallied up the cost and its up there 61.16 to make 10 gallons even if I reuse the yeast. almost $70 if I dont reuse it.

Just trying to figure out if its worth it. I can typically make 20 gallons of that Sunshine Wheat clone for around 80$ with LME and dry yeast. But frankly I'm tired of it after 25 gallons.

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Old 04-21-2006, 08:23 PM   #13
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I'd also be interested in how this turned out. My cousin would like to brew this recipe.

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Old 04-21-2006, 08:48 PM   #14
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So far from Hoegaarden that it might as well be a different style of beer completely.

I quit drinking it plain because the flavors are too strong. It's perfect to mix with an oatmeal stout for a Black/Tan, but that's about it.

If you Google it, there are dozens of HB boards out there filled with people trying to copy Hoegaarden, and no one (that I've seen) has been successful.

The recipe above will produce a strong flavored beer with lots of spice and zing, but nothing like Hoegaarden.

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Old 04-22-2006, 03:57 AM   #15
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so now what are we supposed to do

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Old 04-22-2006, 05:41 PM   #16
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I do "late boils" where I boil 1 lb of Extra Light DME for 45 mins then add the remaining malts for the last 15 mins. I brews have been much lighter in color.

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Old 05-19-2006, 02:50 PM   #17
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I just wanted to provide some follow up.

I've blasted this recipe I brewed many times on this board. It had such a strong flavor that I couldn't drinik it by itself.

I let it sit in my garage for quite some time, and I basically ignored it. I hadn't had a bottle in months, but I was running low on HB the other day so I threw a bottle in the fridge to give it a last chance.

Amazing transformation. It's a DELICIOUS beer now. A true Wit in color and flavor. IN the glass, it has an orange hue with white edges and a fiery glow. The flavors have all mellowed.

This is a beer that I'm now proud of. If you've brewed it and also thought that it was strong, just keep letting it do it's thing. Sometimes I have to remind myself that homebrew is very much a living thing and will change dramatically over time. Just give it a few months.

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Old 05-19-2006, 04:05 PM   #18
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I just wanted to provide some follow up.

I've blasted this recipe I brewed many times on this board. It had such a strong flavor that I couldn't drinik it by itself.

I let it sit in my garage for quite some time, and I basically ignored it. I hadn't had a bottle in months, but I was running low on HB the other day so I threw a bottle in the fridge to give it a last chance.

Amazing transformation. It's a DELICIOUS beer now. A true Wit in color and flavor. IN the glass, it has an orange hue with white edges and a fiery glow. The flavors have all mellowed.

This is a beer that I'm now proud of. If you've brewed it and also thought that it was strong, just keep letting it do it's thing. Sometimes I have to remind myself that homebrew is very much a living thing and will change dramatically over time. Just give it a few months.
this is the batch you brewed in november? so it's been aged for ~6 months?
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this is the batch you brewed in november? so it's been aged for ~6 months?
Yes, 6 months did the trick. Now I wish I had made more!
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Yes, 6 months did the trick. Now I wish I had made more!
How many times have I said to not rush things...now you know why I have so many brews going and "in storage".

I have my 11 mini-kegs in the fridge in the garage. When my O'fest beer is carbonated just right I'll be putting 2 cases of that in there too.
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