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Old 02-14-2013, 10:30 PM   #21
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Cool! Now it sounds almost like I have half a clue!

Seems like this batch is on track to make a reasonable beer of some fashion. I'll have to wait to give it a taste to see if it is going where I want it to go and adjust my next batch accordingly.

I'm still waiting to get my pipeline primed so I am exploring different commercial beers for taste interests. I've actually been in a rut style wise, just going to old standbys that I enjoy like Bass, Smithwicks, Guiness.. I am working through a sixer of Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA that I am enjoying. My next batch I might really try to hop up, but I like UK styles quite a bit. And ethanol - I like ethanol in my beers.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:25 PM   #22
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Cool! Now it sounds almost like I have half a clue!

Seems like this batch is on track to make a reasonable beer of some fashion. I'll have to wait to give it a taste to see if it is going where I want it to go and adjust my next batch accordingly.

I'm still waiting to get my pipeline primed so I am exploring different commercial beers for taste interests. I've actually been in a rut style wise, just going to old standbys that I enjoy like Bass, Smithwicks, Guiness.. I am working through a sixer of Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA that I am enjoying. My next batch I might really try to hop up, but I like UK styles quite a bit. And ethanol - I like ethanol in my beers.

Thanks for all the feedback!
Get software. It helps. You can do whatever you want if you have software. Then take recipes from here (the ones with the most comments and/or ratings) and tweak them to what you have, trying to keep the IBUs and OG similar or the same. You can make great pale ales with just some 2-row, some crystal, and one hop. Dry-hop for extra aroma (can do it in primary, even).
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Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
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I'll pitch my remaining hops when the yeast cool down a bit. They are in high krausen and are happily making ethanol for me, so I don't want to interrupt.

I've been working with the Brewer's Friend calculator (http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebre...pe/calculator/) which seems pretty robust. I'm an engineer with a PhD and am not afraid of math or spreadsheets. Are there any open-sourced calculators? I'm curious to dig into how to tweak my brews, once I know what a certain IBU feels to the tongue or an SRM looks like to the eye.

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There are a number of relevant equations in John palmer's 'How to Brew' as well as his free website (google 'Palmer how to brew')

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Brew Target is open source software and works on multiple platforms.

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Thanks for the leads! Brewing is one of those things - I don't know if I want to make an science out of it, or leave it as an art. I think the Trappists had it right in leaving it to God, or at least Nature.

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I hear ya. I'm a scientist and brewing is an awesome craft for me. it is something I can do that yields tasty results that I don't have to completely obsess over ... But I still can't help but slowly and surely drift further and further into geeking out about it

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That is the coolest part about homebrewing - the art. There is a difference between the science and the art that will persist without the experience of the world. i.e. yeah, I've had a few.

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I use a spreadsheet that was given to me by my neighbor and long-time brewer, who got it from someone else, etc. It works for me, although it doesn't have scaling options and such, but I understand how to scale recipes anyway so it's not a big deal. It takes some hunting around to figure out what's what, but once you get it it's highly flexible.

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It's a week into primary now. I pulled a SG sample and it is at FG now. Taste was somewhat neutral - not sweet, not bitter. The hop nose it had going into the primary has shifted to a slightly malty aroma. I tossed in my reserve of hop pellets to dry hop it a bit. I'm going to let it go for another week and then I'll look at bottling it.

I think through the rest of the process I'd like to do things that would push toward a drier beer. Carbonation would tend to add some bitterness (carbonic acid), right? Would priming with honey or sugar (table or other) would tend to accentuate dry?

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