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eric19312 01-27-2013 07:27 PM

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Update:

Three pots coming to a boil...15k x 3 = 45,000 BTUs...


eric19312 01-28-2013 02:17 AM

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Results - at pitching

Batch 1 - split boil into 3 kettles
3 burners was more firepower than expected. Started boil with 7.75 gal, 60 min later was 5.3 gal. Got just about exactly 5 gal into fermentor.
PG 1.055
OG 1.076
Made mistake and did 20 min hop at 30 min so repeated mistake on second batch.
75 IBU calculated
5.7 SRM per BEer Alchemy


Batch 2 - used 3 kettles to get to boil then combined into single kettle for duration of boil
Wow this was slow
Boiled 140 min
Started boil with 7.75 gal. Ended with 5.5 gal, transferred 5.3 gal.
PG 1.055
OG 1.073
70 IBU calculated
5.5 SRM per beer alchemy

Taste - pretty similar at this point.
Photo - ditto, see below


eric19312 03-14-2013 01:57 AM

Results are in
 
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So 22 days after bottling I opened a couple of the beers and did a side by side taste test. Here are my tasting notes. Batch 16 is the 3-kettle for 1 hour, batch 17 is 1 kettle for 140 minutes, with similar evaporation rate. Overall I can say similar beers and tasting side by side difficult to tell them apart. Perhaps because it was the first beer tasted

#16 (3 kettles)
A: see photos, darker than predicted, clear enough to read through but not crystal clear, minimal head
A: fruit, sour orange - not grapefruit or apricot, maybe pineapple undertone, slightly piney
T: malt at beginning, sweet, followed by assertive bitterness as hops take over
M: lots of body, spicy carb bite on tip of tongue
F: lingering bitterness that evolves over time

#17 (1 kettle)
A: darker than expected, see photos, clear enough to read through but some lingering haze, minimal but lasting head
A: light aroma, very smooth, velvet, lemon and orange
T: malty flavor dominates up front, lingers for 15 seconds, fades and hop bitterness asserts, toast with orange marmalade
M: plenty of carb bite, body, chewy
F: clean bitter finish

Perhaps the 16 was somewhat brighter in flavor than the 17 but I tasted it first and didn't do anything to cleanse pallet between.

Here are the pictures of the beer tasted:


eric19312 03-14-2013 01:57 AM

Results are in
 
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So 22 days after bottling I opened a couple of the beers and did a side by side taste test. Here are my tasting notes. Batch 16 is the 3-kettle for 1 hour, batch 17 is 1 kettle for 140 minutes, with similar evaporation rate. Overall I can say similar beers and tasting side by side difficult to tell them apart. Perhaps because it was the first beer tasted

#16 (3 kettles)
A: see photos, darker than predicted, clear enough to read through but not crystal clear, minimal head
A: fruit, sour orange - not grapefruit or apricot, maybe pineapple undertone, slightly piney
T: malt at beginning, sweet, followed by assertive bitterness as hops take over
M: lots of body, spicy carb bite on tip of tongue
F: lingering bitterness that evolves over time

#17 (1 kettle)
A: darker than expected, see photos, clear enough to read through but some lingering haze, minimal but lasting head
A: light aroma, very smooth, velvet, lemon and orange
T: malty flavor dominates up front, lingers for 15 seconds, fades and hop bitterness asserts, toast with orange marmalade
M: plenty of carb bite, body, chewy
F: clean bitter finish

Perhaps the 16 was somewhat brighter in flavor than the 17 but I tasted it first and didn't do anything to cleanse pallet between.

Here are the pictures of the beer tasted:



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