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Old 11-20-2009, 10:16 PM   #1
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First off. Hello everyone. This is my first post, but I've been lurking for a while now. This is my second attempt at making beer. My first attempt was a horrible failure. It was just plain nasty. Coopers IPA with 3# amber DME and 3# dextrose. Took questionable advice and as it turns out I didn't add enough yeast and went about it entirely wrong. Sooooooooo...... here is what I'm trying now. 7# Light DME 2oz Centennial pellets. 1 oz@60, .5 oz@30, .25oz@15 and .25oz at flame out. pitched nottingham yeast starter. Does this sound reasonable? OG 1.065. It is very loosely based on EdWort's Haus Pale Ale. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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Sounds good, but you shouldn't make a starter with dry yeast. There is already enough yeast in a dry yeast packet to ferment normal gravity beers, and unless you are making 3 plus gallon starters, you may be doing more damage to the yeast than if you had just pitched it as is.

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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Welcome to HBT!

Yep, the recipe sounds good. Don't rush the process and you should end up with some tasty beer.

I spent many of hours at Big Lake as a kid and had lots of fun!

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Old 11-22-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
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Thanks a bunch for the replies. I should have said re-hydrated nottingham, not starter...don't know what I was thinking. Anyhow it's downstairs bubbling away. Smells fantastic. BTW Big Lake is still a lot of fun!!

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Old 12-06-2009, 11:30 PM   #5
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Just bottled this batch today. FG of 1.016. Sample tasted good. We'll see how it comes out in few weeks.

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Welcome!

Yeah recipes that have like pounds of dextrose in them never really come out very good

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Nice, but I wonder about the use of the term "SMaSH" when it's an extract batch. Since we don't really know what malt(s) are in the extract, I don't think you can say that it's truly a Single Malt and Single Hop.

IMHO, the proper name for your brew is "SEaSH".

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Nice, but I wonder about the use of the term "SMaSH" when it's an extract batch. Since we don't really know what malt(s) are in the extract, I don't think you can say that it's truly a Single Malt and Single Hop.

IMHO, the proper name for your brew is "SEaSH".
Well, picky, picky, picky. I bet it will still be pretty good stuff..
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I did a similar batch - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f37/extr...sh-ipa-146544/ People suggested calling it SMeSH or eSMaSH.

Been lazy about bottling it, but will know soon enough how it turned out.

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