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Old 04-13-2011, 03:18 PM   #141
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You must brew this beer! So good!
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:43 PM   #142
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My batch was bottled October 11th, and I'm down to about two six-packs. Since it was a month in the bottle, it's always tasted great. The carbonation was fine, but not much of any head retention.....until about a month ago, when it started to increase and last longer. I'm now to the point where I'm getting so much head I'm thinking about pouring it into a pint glass. It still tastes great, one of the best porters I've ever had, but I'm wondering if something couldn't have gotten in there besides yeast that's now working on the Malto-dextrine or lactose.....

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:39 PM   #143
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My batch was bottled October 11th, and I'm down to about two six-packs. Since it was a month in the bottle, it's always tasted great. The carbonation was fine, but not much of any head retention.....until about a month ago, when it started to increase and last longer. I'm now to the point where I'm getting so much head I'm thinking about pouring it into a pint glass. It still tastes great, one of the best porters I've ever had, but I'm wondering if something couldn't have gotten in there besides yeast that's now working on the Malto-dextrine or lactose.....
Depending on you sanitation, you could have a bug. But You would probably taste a bit of difference. It could be the fine dust particles of your roasted malts have fallen to the bottom. These particles can affect head retention and carbonation feel.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:17 PM   #144
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SWMBO has declared this beer "better than every other porter or stout except Barney Flats". The bottles are disappearing rapidly. Thanks for the killer recipe BierMuncher!
Where is the link to this Barney Flats you speak of? Is there a link to the recipe?

Also, after reading all 15 pages of this post the Black Pearl will be my next brew. I don't even care that we are rolling into the summer months.
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:22 PM   #145
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Biermuncher, do you make a starter with the wyeast smack pack on this one? It's not mentioned either way in the OP.

Just curious

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Old 05-13-2011, 03:26 PM   #146
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Biermuncher, do you make a starter with the wyeast smack pack on this one? It's not mentioned either way in the OP.

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Hovercar, I just used a smack pack, it turned out great.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:08 PM   #147
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Depending on you sanitation, you could have a bug. But You would probably taste a bit of difference. It could be the fine dust particles of your roasted malts have fallen to the bottom. These particles can affect head retention and carbonation feel.

I'm now down to the last six-pack, and, pouring into a pint glass, I can't get the last 1/4 of the beer poured, there's so much head, most of which only lasts a few minutes. By the time the beer's half poured, the yeast is starting to come out in little chunks that go straight to the bottom of the glass. However, the porter still taste fine. Curious.....
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:05 AM   #148
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My LHBS was out of Chocolate malt, so I got Carafa II and they don't carry Crystal 30L, so I was told to sub it with CaraAmber. What do you all think, should be alright, right?

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Old 05-30-2011, 06:16 PM   #150
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Oh. Lawd.

I brewed this yesterday as my first ever homebrew. A couple differences: Canadian 2-row, 40L caramel instead of 30L, Willamette instead of Fuggles, 2 packs of S-04 and no lactose (I can't have it)

The wort tasted.... AMAZING.

I forgot to take a gravity reading before I pitched the yeast - oops. But after pitching the yeast the hydrometer read 1.080 Not sure how much the yeast would effect the gravity.

Regardless, airlock was bubbling less than 12 hours after pitching, so...



I'll let you know how it turns out

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