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Old 05-26-2012, 12:30 AM   #11
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Looks good man, let us know how it comes out!
Brewed it up this afternoon, just before sampling my delicious GF English Pale Ale. The boil went exactly as per my prevous post; 13 hop editions, not "continuous" (ala Dogfish Head) but close. Corrected OG was right around 1.080. This will be a "big" GF beer... and hoppy. Like Tom says, the waiting is the hardest part...
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:26 PM   #12
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Checked gravity on this batch this morning; it was at target of 1.016, making it 8.4%ABV! Racked it to the secondary and it was crystal clear (the irish moss I assume). Dry hopped it with .5oz Simcoe and 1.0oz Amarillo. It smells delicious... BrewTarget says bitterness should be ~108 IBU; I realize that's pretty bitter. With that level of bitterness and the fact the sorghum makes up only 57% of the fermentables, I am hoping that the "sorghum twang" will be greatly diminished.

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Old 08-24-2012, 06:29 PM   #13
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any updates on how this turned out?

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Old 08-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #14
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any updates on how this turned out?
How it turned out... It's been gone for a while now but let me try to sum it up. This was only my second ever batch of homebrew and the first batch was a kit, so I think I definitely bit off more than I could chew:

1) It did not taste like a Dogfish Head 60 min
2) While it was quite drinkable (particularly for a 8.4% ABV beer), I wish I had let it condition longer, much longer, maybe 3-6 months rather than 2-3 weeks...
3) Believe the hopping was just way over the top, but I'm not smart enough to know what to do differently with it other then simply back off on quantities...
4) The base was pretty good, but could have used something more to offset all those hops, maybe steep some GF grains, or use buckwheat honey vice "regular" honey... Again I don't (yet) know enough to say for sure.

Maybe I'm being overly critical, but I really want to get things right, and not being able to "instantly" brew up GF versions of my (old) favorite non-GF beers has been a little frustrating. I will brew another GF IIPA, and I will use this batch as a starting point but not an ending point.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:45 AM   #15
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Thanks for the update. I'm in the same boat by jumping into gluten free brewing except it's for my dad not me. Did you think that splitting up the sorghum additions gave it less of that twang or was it hard to tell with all the hops?

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Thanks for the update. I'm in the same boat by jumping into gluten free brewing except it's for my dad not me. Did you think that splitting up the sorghum additions gave it less of that twang or was it hard to tell with all the hops?

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Hard to say. I will say that in terms of a GF IPA, the 5 Star IPA came out much better, and there were no late sorghum additions. Also, the Black Lodge Ale tastes very good (Guiness-ish), and for that batch I pretty much just dumped in everything at the start of the (45min) boil. I know some swear by a late sorghum addition but I'm not sold. But then again I've only brewed 6 batches of beer in my life...
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Sounds good i guess ill have to experiment with the varying sorghum addition times at some point. Ill add your 5 star ipa to my gf brew list...im planning a lager thats next up but the ipa will be soon.

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I'd do 2 lbs of candi syrup and 5.6 lbs of sorghum syrup, but otherwise no changes. I use 1 lb of candi syrup in most of my 3-gallon batches, and it's always good, so I'd recommend scaling it up for a 5-gallon batch. If you can steep a few pounds of some wet-toasted millet or quinoa, you won't regret it!

Same hopping schedule?
Bringing this thread back. Any GF steeping grains the LHBS sells. Trying to find the best recipe for my batch of sorghum beer! Thanks
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Hard to say. I will say that in terms of a GF IPA, the 5 Star IPA came out much better, and there were no late sorghum additions. Also, the Black Lodge Ale tastes very good (Guiness-ish), and for that batch I pretty much just dumped in everything at the start of the (45min) boil. I know some swear by a late sorghum addition but I'm not sold. But then again I've only brewed 6 batches of beer in my life...
recipe for the 5 star IPA?
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recipe for the 5 star IPA?
Sorry for the slow response; 5 Star thread and recipe here.
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