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Old 09-07-2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default Tasted my first EdWort's Haus Pale Ale

Not to sure about it just yet.
It's not bad at all, but right now it's not like, WOW either.

The brew is just over a month old and has only been in the fridge being forced carbed for two days so it's still on the flat side.

My thoughts on the glass I had.

1. It's still young and will change a lot over the next month (good thing I have another 5 gallons sitting in a keg aging also)

2. It has a LOT more hop profile then I thought it was going to have (may have something to do with a 13 gallon boil?)
It's not IPA kind of hoppy but still a lot more hops then I thought it was going to have.

3. There does not seem to be a lot of body to it. It seems a little "thin".

4. Has kind of a "dry" after taste/feel to it.


All in all I'm happy with it and I know it will just keep getting better. I'm just not sure if the brew is right.
Someone want to send me one to "test"?

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On 3 and 4: sounds like you might have mashed too low. How confident are you in your thermometer? They are notorious for being off by a couple degrees. When it is fully carbed it probably won't tastes as thin.

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On 3 and 4: sounds like you might have mashed too low. How confident are you in your thermometer? They are notorious for being off by a couple degrees. When it is fully carbed it probably won't tastes as thin.
I mashed ranged from 152 - 150* depending on where I took the reading. I have tested the thermometer to my two brew put thermometers and it seem to be right on with them. But I guess that does not mean it's right.
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I mashed ranged from 152 - 150* depending on where I took the reading. I have tested the thermometer to my two brew put thermometers and it seem to be right on with them. But I guess that does not mean it's right.

I'm still new to AG, but it's my understanding that 150-152 is on the lower end of mash temps, meaning dryer, less body, higher alcohol, due to converting more of the sugars into fermentable sugars. Maybe you should try 154-155 for a more medium body, medium alc. content?
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I will be bottling and kegging my haus pale this weekend. I havent even tasted it yet. Hope it turns out good Ive got ten gallons of the stuff.

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I mashed ranged from 152 - 150* depending on where I took the reading. I have tested the thermometer to my two brew put thermometers and it seem to be right on with them. But I guess that does not mean it's right.
What was your OG/FG? Use that to calculate your apparent attenuation, if it is relatively high for the yeast showing that you are fermenting a lot, that would indicate a low mash temp. Also, did you do single infusion?
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I'm drinking mine now. Well, not now at this moment, but you know what I mean. It's great! Not too thin or dry at all, with a great flavor. I do prefer IPAs but this one is a nice drinking beer. My friend (also a homebrewer) stopped by last night and said it was one of her favorites! My husband likes it, too. I say, first, give it more time. Carbonation makes a big difference and so does a little aging. I mashed at 154 and used S05 yeast and had a fg of 1.008. I'm thrilled with mine, thanks Edwort!

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Mine's been aging a month or so. I'll probably tap it when I return in another month...until then it's in the keezer.

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I'm drinking mine now. Well, not now at this moment, but you know what I mean. It's great! Not too thin or dry at all, with a great flavor. I do prefer IPAs but this one is a nice drinking beer. My friend (also a homebrewer) stopped by last night and said it was one of her favorites! My husband likes it, too. I say, first, give it more time. Carbonation makes a big difference and so does a little aging. I mashed at 154 and used S05 yeast and had a fg of 1.008. I'm thrilled with mine, thanks Edwort!
That's good news! I'm glad you like it. It IS a drinking beer.

We'll have to swap bottles so you can taste it with Nottingham. I gotta make a batch first. It does not stay around very long.
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Not to sure about it just yet.
It's not bad at all, but right now it's not like, WOW either.

The brew is just over a month old and has only been in the fridge being forced carbed for two days so it's still on the flat side.
Give it some time. I don't touch mine for at least 4 weeks from brew day and they slowly carbonate at 12 psi over time. The hop profile will mellow as it ages.

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