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Old 03-15-2007, 04:32 AM   #1
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Ok, I sent out 2 plus a bonus. Since i'm a nooby brewer, I want critiques on all three that I had kegged.

I sent a pale ale, a cream ale, and an IPA. It is also my very first experience with a beer gun, so I hope the stayed carbed.

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PA =American Pale Ale


Type: Partial Mash
Date: 12/25/2006
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Jon
Boil Size: 5.72 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment

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Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.50 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 39.8 %
3.30 lb Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 37.5 %
0.75 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 8.5 %
0.75 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM) Grain 8.5 %
0.50 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 5.7 %
1.00 oz Magnum [13.60%] (30 min) Hops 33.9 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.60%] (60 min) Hops 10.7 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.40%] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
1.00 oz Glacier [5.60%] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Pacman (Wyeast Labs #Special) [Starter 700 ml] Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.065 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.065 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.4 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.9 %
Bitterness: 44.7 IBU Calories: 291 cal/pint
Est Color: 9.4 SRM Color: Color

CA = Cream Ale


Type: Partial Mash
Date: 11/18/2006
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: JON
Boil Size: 5.72 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment


Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
6.00 lb Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 75.0 %
0.75 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 9.4 %
0.25 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 3.1 %
1.00 oz Mt. Hood [6.00%] (60 min) Hops 20.9 IBU
1.00 oz Williamette [5.50%] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 lb Candi Sugar, Clear (0.5 SRM) Sugar 12.5 %
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.051 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.007 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.5 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.7 %
Bitterness: 20.9 IBU Calories: 223 cal/pint
Est Color: 9.4 SRM Color: Color

IPA =
Pirates Eye IPA
American IPA


Type: Partial Mash
Date: 1/11/2007
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Brewer: Jon Tart
Boil Size: 6.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment


Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 43.0 %
3.30 lb Coopers Pale Malt Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 35.5 %
0.50 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 5.4 %
0.25 lb Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 2.7 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 30L (30.0 SRM) Grain 2.7 %
1.00 oz Cascade [6.40%] (35 min) Hops 15.3 IBU
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [9.60%] (15 min) Hops 13.7 IBU
1.00 oz Chinook [12.00%] (10 min) Hops 12.5 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00%] (5 min) Hops 5.7 IBU
1.00 lb Candi Sugar, Clear (0.5 SRM) Sugar 10.8 %
1 Pkgs Pacman (Wyeast Labs #Special) [Starter 700 ml] Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.065 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.061 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.4 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.3 %
Bitterness: 47.3 IBU Calories: 273 cal/pint
Est Color: 9.3 SRM Color: Color


LOL I like all of them but they may have a thin finish for the experts. I am still working to perfect the partial mash thing. Imade up the recipes goofing with Beer smith, so feel free to correct anything illogical in what I have done.
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Bonus beer.....hell yes! Thanks a lot, I'm looking forward to them.

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Old 03-21-2007, 12:57 AM   #3
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Mine were on the porch when I got home.
They are in the fridge and I'll be trying them in a couple days.

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Old 03-21-2007, 02:04 AM   #4
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Sweet, I need the feedback....

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Yeah, I got mine a couple days ago. I put them in the fridge to settle down for a couple days; they looked a bit shaken up. I think I'll try one tonight after work!

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Trying the IPA right now.

Appearance: Moderate amber color, a bit opaque, with a thin head forming and dissolving fairly quickly.

Aroma: Nice citrus and floral hop aroma, nothing too extreme or heavy, very light and crisp.

Taste: A little bit of sweetness in the first instant, some fruitiness, almost an apple-y flavor, moving into nice hoppiness and some bitterness, although less than I would expect from an IPA. Of course, my bitterness tolerance is ridiculously high nowadays. Still, the finish is quite long, which is a good sign.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, maybe a tiny bit low, but not bad at all. I think you did just fine with the beer gun. Mouthfeel might be a little heavy, but the finish is pretty palate cleansing and there isn't any lingering stickiness or anything like that.

Overall: A pretty good example of the style. I've been trying a lot of different IPAs in the last couple months, and this is better than half of them, easily. A fine beer, and very drinkable!

EDIT: Yeah, I had a hard time not just completely guzzling it! Very good beer.

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Trying the IPA right now.

Appearance: Moderate amber color, a bit opaque, with a thin head forming and dissolving fairly quickly.

Aroma: Nice citrus and floral hop aroma, nothing too extreme or heavy, very light and crisp.

Taste: A little bit of sweetness in the first instant, some fruitiness, almost an apple-y flavor, moving into nice hoppiness and some bitterness, although less than I would expect from an IPA. Of course, my bitterness tolerance is ridiculously high nowadays. Still, the finish is quite long, which is a good sign.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, maybe a tiny bit low, but not bad at all. I think you did just fine with the beer gun. Mouthfeel might be a little heavy, but the finish is pretty palate cleansing and there isn't any lingering stickiness or anything like that.

Overall: A pretty good example of the style. I've been trying a lot of different IPAs in the last couple months, and this is better than half of them, easily. A fine beer, and very drinkable!

EDIT: Yeah, I had a hard time not just completely guzzling it! Very good beer.
wahoo! I hope everyone is as nice about my brew. And I am so glad it had some carbination. Out of the keg, it has a great head that hangs for most of the glass.
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Yeah, all the bottles had some foam inside them, but they seem to still be carbonated. Trying the Cream Ale now.

Appearance: Pretty middle of the road amber again, perhaps a bit lighter than the IPA, but not by much. A slight haze or cloudiness.

Aroma: Very mild, no major hop character, a bit of maltiness and honey. Reminds me of my first batch, actually.

Taste: Sweet and smooth are the first two words that spring to mind. You can definitely taste the sweetness of the honey malt, which is nice, and the belgian candi sugar is probably contributing to that some as well. There does seem to be a bit of graininess in the finish, and a very slight astringent quality. No real hoppiness, but some easy-going lingering bitterness afterwards.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is right on, and it's relatively light in the mouth. I'd say it fits the style.

Overall: Another pretty good beer, very easy drinking. Doesn't seem like it could be 5.7% alcohol, as there is no burn or bite at all. Good job!

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no bite...just how SWMBO likes her beverage....plus it sneaks up on her.

Thanks for the kind words....that was only my 3rd ever batch.
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Cream Ale

Appearance
A nice light golden color, a little hazy, but that is part my fault for rushing a taste, I saw a few yeast chunks coming up as I poured. There is a thin white head, diminished to a spotty skim.

Aroma
Medium-low sweetness, a low little of what I think is honey. No detectable hop aroma.

Taste
Initially moderate-low sweetness, a low hop bitterness, and something at the swallow. I can't put my finger on what it is. All around a good flavor.

Mouthfeel
Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and good drinkability.

Overall
I found this beer to be very refreshing and easy to drink, would make a great beer to serve fairly cold on a hot afternoon. The sweetness of the beer is balanced by enough hop bitterness to keep it from being overly sweet. I wish I could put my finger on what I taste at the swallow, I think it might be the finish of honey, I haven't had many beers with honey, so that still a learning taste for me.

Thanks for the brew! I'm looking forward to the next two!
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