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Old 03-26-2008, 12:52 AM   #1
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I brewed 10 gallons of Haus Ale on Sunday and I'm thinking it's coming out a bit darker than normal. I thought I bought 4 lbs of Crystal 10L (I used 1#), but it seems like it has a more redish hue to it. I'm thinking I didn't get Crystal 10L. I'll have to compare some pics in a few weeks.

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Old 03-26-2008, 01:07 AM   #2
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It's like what the late Bob Ross, the painting guy from the old PBS show used to say...

"There are no mistakes, just happy accidents."

It'll be tasty nonetheless!

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Old 03-26-2008, 01:12 AM   #3
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I brewed 10 gallons of Haus Ale on Sunday and I'm thinking it's coming out a bit darker than normal. I thought I bought 4 lbs of Crystal 10L (I used 1#), but it seems like it has a more redish hue to it. I'm thinking I didn't get Crystal 10L.
I made the exact same mistake...and it was kind of your fault! I was chatting with the LHBS owner while weighing out the grain for my pale ale. Specifically, we were discussing the bottles of Apfelwein that I brought to share with him and the other customers in the shop! On a previous trip, he had asked what I used all the dextrose and Montrachet for. Anyhow, I got distracted and reached for the 30L bin instead of the 20L.

Although I immediately realized the error, I was measuring it all into the same bag as my 2-row, so I just proceeded to brew. While it obviously came out somewhat darker, there was no substantial difference in the taste, beyond the normal batch-to-batch variation.

BTW, everybody loved the Apfelwein, so you are forgiven!
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:16 AM   #4
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I was picking up at the LHBS and the owner had forgotten what grains he had put in the hopper. His wife walked out and said "I am not having any part of this train wreck." So I named the beer TrainWreck, and it is really good, but I don't know whats in it.

Back to the point.... it will still be beer!

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Old 03-26-2008, 01:53 AM   #5
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I have changed up the grains in the recipe a bunch of times. As long as you got 2# of something that can covnert itself and and half a pound of anything to gowith the base malt you are good to go. Search on "Countdown Ale" if you are really worried....Slodg!

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I did a couple Orfy recipes with a cocolate rye instead of chocolate malt...still two awesome beers

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...So I named the beer TrainWreck, and it is really good, but I don't know whats in it.

Ah, so I'm not alone!

I named my first AG beer "Train Wreck" because of the maddening number of problems I had brewing it. It didn't actually come out bad, just......interesting......
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It's like what the late Bob Ross, the painting guy from the old PBS show used to say...

"There are no mistakes, just happy accidents."

It'll be tasty nonetheless!
" and I grab my mighty brush and I put a tree here.... "

I loved that show as a kid.
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I was halfway through grinding before I realized the bag of chocolate malt I ordered was was accidentally replaced with chocolate wheat malt by the supplier. No worries though, should be an interesting stout.

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Im brewing the Haus PA and another Haus PA 20L with 2#'s rye, I will try to get some pics up to compare color.

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