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Old 08-25-2011, 07:09 PM   #11
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OG was 1052, honestly didn't check the FG... but it turned out pretty solid, just a little too bitter.

Anyone else having issues with NB kits being too bitter? For my IPAs I don't mind but my NB Fat Tire and Caribou were just a tad too bitter. I do 3 Gallon boils.
I almost felt this one was almost too sweet. I think maybe another half oz of bittering hops would have helped.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:47 PM   #12
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OG was 1052, honestly didn't check the FG... but it turned out pretty solid, just a little too bitter.

Anyone else having issues with NB kits being too bitter? For my IPAs I don't mind but my NB Fat Tire and Caribou were just a tad too bitter. I do 3 Gallon boils.
My last batch was from NB and was a basic extract american wheat. This has been my only NB kit so far. I ordered it because of the great reviews it got and its simplicity. Not sure if it's due to the lack of ingredients in this kit (no steeping grains, just liquid extract and some hops), or the fact that my fermentation temps got a little high (above 70), but even after 3 weeks in the keg, it's got a different taste to it that I'm not particularly enjoying. Not sure if it's a bitter taste or what people refer to as an off-flavor. Again, this could be due to the high fermentation temps, but this was my first kegged beer and my first time using my kegerator, so I was hoping for something better. If I learned anything from this brew, it's don't underestimate the importance of controlling your fermentation temperature. Since then, I've brewed BM's centennial and that's sitting in the primary right now in a bucket full of cold water (64-67 degrees F). I really hope my controlling temps make a difference this time.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:32 AM   #13
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Just checked mine after 3 Weeks in primary. OG was 1.052, current FG is 1.020. Can't wait to taste it.

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Old 09-22-2011, 04:05 PM   #14
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Mine finished out at 1.012 after 4 weeks. I didn't take any hydro readings until 4 weeks, but it seemed to ferment pretty slow. I just bottled mine up this past Sunday.

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Old 09-24-2011, 09:20 PM   #15
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I have caribou slobber in the keg right now and am currently enjoying a glass. My FG was 1.015. It is quite delivcious. Enjoy!

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Old 10-28-2011, 12:58 AM   #16
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im on my first brew now, caribou slobber and i have the 5 gal carboy to transfer too but im reading alot of forums that say just let it hang out in the primary for the full term, but then i have people telling me i should transfer....for this beer what did people do with good results?

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Old 10-28-2011, 01:19 AM   #17
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All grain with the northwest ale yeast- 1.016 after 2 weeks at 65 degrees.

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Old 10-28-2011, 01:44 AM   #18
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my final gravity was about the same 1.015 range and this turned out super, glad i made it.

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Old 10-28-2011, 11:18 AM   #19
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im on my first brew now, caribou slobber and i have the 5 gal carboy to transfer too but im reading alot of forums that say just let it hang out in the primary for the full term, but then i have people telling me i should transfer....for this beer what did people do with good results?
I found that caribou slobber gets better with time. After being in the keg for a couple weeks it made me want to brew more. For this reason I would suggest to secondary for a couple weeks. I am a fan of a secondary and have done it with almost all my brews so far. It really is a matter of preference. Either way, it is a delicious beer and you will enjoy it!
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:52 AM   #20
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just kegged after 2 weeks in primary...gonna secondary in the keg for another 2 weeks or so, then slow carb and enjoy!
OG: 1052...FG: 1010!! (used wyeast smack pack and had violent active fermentation!!!)...abv: 5.5%!!! Super psyched with the numbers...the original is 5.3%
Color was beautiful and taste (un carbonated) was sooo good!

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