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Old 03-11-2013, 05:41 AM   #1161
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Glynn, I tried one of your beers and it was good. Not sure what you were trying to brew but it tasted like a pale ale. It was clean and well carbonated. I thought maybe mashing a slightly higher temperature would have given it a little more body; also, this was a low abv beer, right? If you had more hops especially late session it would be a pretty damn good ipa. As it is now it's a nice, clean easy drinking pale ale. Great color by the way. I plan on drinking the rest. Thank you for sharing.
ya i hit my mash temp of 156 but it was really cold and in 7 min it dropped to 152. i managed to hold after wrapping a blanket around it. plus i my yeast was very very happy and it finished out at 1.006 for a 5.8% normally it only hits around 1.011/10 abv was supposed to be 5 the recipe is posted on the site. its naughty kitty bobtail pale ale
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:24 AM   #1162
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Order made it back to my house, and the hops are getting vacuum sealed tomorrow morning. Thanks to whoever brought up the FoodSaver deal.

Semi-unrelated note but I start my new job tomorrow. Accepted a position before leaving to speak at a conference, have been getting all the paperwork out of the way so I can dive in tomorrow.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:49 AM   #1163
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Order made it back to my house, and the hops are getting vacuum sealed tomorrow morning. Thanks to whoever brought up the FoodSaver deal.

Semi-unrelated note but I start my new job tomorrow. Accepted a position before leaving to speak at a conference, have been getting all the paperwork out of the way so I can dive in tomorrow.
Glad you found employment so soon.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:22 PM   #1164
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ya i hit my mash temp of 156 but it was really cold and in 7 min it dropped to 152. i managed to hold after wrapping a blanket around it. plus i my yeast was very very happy and it finished out at 1.006 for a 5.8% normally it only hits around 1.011/10 abv was supposed to be 5 the recipe is posted on the site. its naughty kitty bobtail pale ale
You could always add some carapils to your grain bill. The carapils adds body and helps with head retention since it is unfermentable.

For most of my receips I add a pound of carapils when making a 10 gallon batch. Don't go overboard as I have noticed if you add two pounds, then the beer seems to foam too much when dispensed from kegerator. Just an alternative.

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Old 03-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #1165
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You could always add some carapils to your grain bill. The carapils adds body and helps with head retention since it is unfermentable.

For most of my receips I add a pound of carapils when making a 10 gallon batch. Don't go overboard as I have noticed if you add two pounds, then the beer seems to foam too much when dispensed from kegerator. Just an alternative.

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I use to add carpils to all my recipes but ive been getting away from doing that lately. i'v been experimenting as to weather it really makes a difference or not
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #1166
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I use to add carpils to all my recipes but ive been getting away from doing that lately. i'v been experimenting as to weather it really makes a difference or not
Neopol and I were discussing carapils on Friday night. He uses wheat in place of carapils for body and foam retention. I almost always use carapils in my pale ales and IPAs. Matter of preference I guess.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:32 PM   #1167
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I go back and forth, but I've found that wheat can leave a slight haze. For darker beers it really isn't much of an issue but for lighter beers I think carapils is the way to go. I can never get the haze to go away unless the wheat bill is boosted up to around 40%, then the haze starts to disappear. Just my thoughts.

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Old 03-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #1168
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Hi Bill, I understand that you will be around your house at 2-2:30 this afternoon (Monday). I can go there and pick up some grain.

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I go back and forth, but I've found that wheat can leave a slight haze. For darker beers it really isn't much of an issue but for lighter beers I think carapils is the way to go. I can never get the haze to go away unless the wheat bill is boosted up to around 40%, then the haze starts to disappear. Just my thoughts.
You were listening in...that's about how the convo went too. Except with the big wheat bill beers the haze never goes away until my brew hits shy of room temps. And I have a very green kolsch(20% wht) that is very clear at least now that the yeast decided to go nappy-town and get that bite out of it, I'll post a pic later. The other kegs are lagering, my impatience won on the green-tapping.


Bill, considering I need to pick up my table and misc...if you need a hand later in the week sweeping the place out from all the splits dust kernals hulls and misc mess...if so just say the word.
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Hi Bill, I understand that you will be around your house at 2-2:30 this afternoon (Monday). I can go there and pick up some grain.
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