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Old 04-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #41
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This is a beer that was brewed saint Patrick's Day and bottled a week after when the numbers flatlined. The mistakes I made was pitching the yeast a little warm and now realizing bottling to early. I bottled about half that day (ran out if bottles).

I tried one a week ago and the Initial taste was ehh but sour at the end. Today I tried one I let sit in the fridge for two days chilling and the initial taste is very good but a little bitter at the end. Far better than before. It's one I could sit back and drink.

Along with today I gathered enough bottles to bottle the rest. Three weeks after brewing it. I know that these will be bar far the best in a few weeks.

Now back to the beer today, the initial poor was good. Nice head but way carbonated. 5minutes later and still some bubbles rising.

Coopers Draught tastes like a coors or miller lite. The best batch I will do I want something along the lines of a boulevard wheat,blue moon,shock top.

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Old 04-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #42
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Sounds like its turning out well good color to it! Enjoy!

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:14 PM   #43
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Sounds like its turning out well good color to it! Enjoy!
I certainly will. I hope the bitterness goes away with some more time.

After a trip to the ERa couple weeks ago I found out I have high blood sugar. So now I am looking for maybe 1 or 2 gallon kits instead of the big 5. Certainly don't need all the beer in the house. Any suggestions on smaller batches?
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #44
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Idk on kits for that size. I would just look up in the recipe database and scale em back to 2/5 or 3/5 depending on what you're looking for. Also use a smaller fermenter to minimize head space. Can't you brew 5g batches and store some? I like to take 12-20 bottles and store em to see how well they age over time.

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:27 PM   #45
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i think I may just stick with 5 gallon kits and give away the extra's to family and friends. Doctor doesn't know about my new beer making hobby yet.

Good thing I am only pre diabetic and with exercise and a healthy diet I should be able to keep my new hobby going!

So, I am flying out to California this week and plan on trying as much different beers as possible to get an idea of what I want for my next batch. I been doing some readings here with Coopers Wheat. So far everything comes back as being a good tasting beer. I think thats the route I want to go next than maybe add a small hint of orange taste with it as well.

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Maybe look at SMaSH beers? That's what I'm doing now to really learn each malt and hop and how they play out in a finished product. Also, sounds like you might like the Belgian Witbier kit from Brewer's Best

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it's been many years since I've brewed a BB kit, but I've had much better luck with kits from Northern Brewer & More Beer. fresher ingredients makes for a better beer.

if any of you east or west river folk plan on coming through SW MN, let me know. I'd like to trade some home brews face to face. and bring some Crow Peak 11th Hour!
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Brewers Best American Pale Wheat brewed yesterday. This is my second batch. Big difference from the basic coopers can and dextrose I did the first time. It was Intimidating at first with the grains and everything but came together super easy. Wanted to make sure this beer was much better than just drinkable like my first.


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