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Old 09-25-2011, 09:41 PM   #71
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I deleted my last comment. The wife had a wonderful suggestions, and that was to carb it some more.

Completely different beer now that it is fully carbonated.

The 1272 really put emphasis on the apple flavor of the hops, and the notty, although much drier, actually has more body. I'm leaning towards the 1272 being the better yeast for this beer.

Not a bad beer when properly carbed!!

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Old 09-26-2011, 02:27 PM   #72
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Just bottled last night. I'll pop a top on Oct 15th -- so I'll have my first homebrew on my bday

Took a final gravity reading before bottling and of course tried it -- it was pretty good so far.

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Old 09-26-2011, 04:20 PM   #73
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Yeah I bottled mine last night as well. I cold crashed and used gelatin it came out crystal clear and had a great aroma.

I did drink about 6 oz or so uncarbed obviously and it wasn't bad at all.

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Old 09-27-2011, 02:29 AM   #74
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My version is a little too bitter and not enough hop flavor. But that is being picky. Overall it's a very good beer. I also did a full boil and cut the bittering additions in half so I'm not sure how that affected the overall bitterness (I know cutting it in half lowered it) and hop flavor. Still it is a very good beer for the price.

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Old 09-27-2011, 10:14 AM   #75
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My version is a little too bitter and not enough hop flavor. But that is being picky. Overall it's a very good beer. I also did a full boil and cut the bittering additions in half so I'm not sure how that affected the overall bitterness (I know cutting it in half lowered it) and hop flavor. Still it is a very good beer for the price.
I know this is the extract forum, I already made that mistake, but your beer looks nothing like the AG version. Out of curiosity, did that ship with DME and did you add it all at once?

Mine actually looks gold, like a corona. My recipe only had 10ish pounds of pale ale malt and 1 pounds of maltodextrine, there is no way mine could ever get that dark. Even beersmith puts my SRM obscenely low at like 3.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:52 PM   #76
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I think it has more to do with the picture. Mine is much more golden looking in real life, though it still looks like it has body to it. I'll try to take a picture sometime with good lighting.

It was actually LME but I can't remember if I did a late addition or not.

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Yea it is the lighting. It looks darker until you get some good lighting and it is actually paler. The mini-mash boil uses 2.75# 2-row and 5# Extra Pale Extract w. 0.5# malto

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Could be I'm slowing getting drunk off of it combined with feeling bad I bashed it a bit after fermentation, but I have to post and say my AG version is absolutely incredible now.

For $20, this beer is wonderful. I'm back down to my 40F serving temp, carbonation has finally balanced out, both strain of yeast are way different but both are great now.

I have to figure out Notty, sometimes it gets that english alcoholy ale taste (that I dislike), and sometimes it has a great dry taste with emphasis on the malt. Guess I'm gonna have to brew some more to figure out whats going on.

I would have to think my only complaint is I occasionally taste a sweetness I'm attributing to the maltodextrine. I've never used it before, don't know if I would ever use it again, but the head retention is incredible with it. But I'm actually pondering getting another 10gal AG batch.

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Could be I'm slowing getting drunk off of it combined with feeling bad I bashed it a bit after fermentation, but I have to post and say my AG version is absolutely incredible now.

For $20, this beer is wonderful. I'm back down to my 40F serving temp, carbonation has finally balanced out, both strain of yeast are way different but both are great now.

I have to figure out Notty, sometimes it gets that english alcoholy ale taste (that I dislike), and sometimes it has a great dry taste with emphasis on the malt. Guess I'm gonna have to brew some more to figure out whats going on.

I would have to think my only complaint is I occasionally taste a sweetness I'm attributing to the maltodextrine. I've never used it before, don't know if I would ever use it again, but the head retention is incredible with it. But I'm actually pondering getting another 10gal AG batch.
The malto also gives you nearly a full coating of lacing on the glass as well. I've never used malto on any recipe before either but when i saw the lacing i was BLOWN AWAY. It literally covered my entire glass.
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I brewed with Notty also -- I did notice a slight alcohol burn before bottling. Hopefully it'll mellow while conditioning. Can't wait to pop a top on the 15th

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