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Old 05-05-2006, 03:45 AM   #1
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You got a date Saturday baby!!!




I just wanted to create the thread to let you know I haven't forgot about ya--I plan on sampling and writing a little critique, 'kay?

Oh yeah, PM sent, BTW....

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Kai--I got your PM too late to try these. I didn't want to cheat you by not knowing the style and then having a FUBAR palate by the time we got to them. Sam and I will get to these pretty soon.
I'm really looking forward to them.

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Dammit...Kaiser, please tell me again what the numbers are on these? I have a 10 and a 12. I lost the PM you sent me.

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This is a great beer. Really clean, well balanced. No strong hop aroma, very malty. Refreshing. I could drink this all damn day. The hops come through in the finish. I'd have to say this is probably one of the best homebrews I've ever had.

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I dunno what this is, but I'm sure it's a lager. Very little head. Almost along the lines of a maibock? Aroma is mainly malt and a little fruit. Finish is very clean and crisp. Extremely drinkable. I've never been a lager fan, but if I could make this I would.

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This one's most definitely a hefe weisse! I'm gonna guess WY3068? Bigtime clove aroma, some banana. Fairly cloudy, but not terribly. I got the first glass, so Dude's was cloudier. Very nice clove flavor. Well executed hefe!

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B here....great beer--AGAIN. I'd love to get specs on this beer--ferment temps, etc. I'm not familiar with the style as far as homebrewing, but I've had many german wheats, and this is right there with the best of them.

What I am trying to say is you are a REALLY good brewer Kai.

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Old 05-22-2006, 12:40 PM   #6
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This is a great beer. Really clean, well balanced. No strong hop aroma, very malty. Refreshing. I could drink this all damn day. The hops come through in the finish. I'd have to say this is probably one of the best homebrews I've ever had.
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This is actually my Chubby Angel Ale. I was going for an easy drinking, mildly bittered beer with Cascade Flavor and Aroma. Someting along the lines of Sierra Nevada, w/o being a clone. But I was mostly inspried by a beer that I used to drink when I was in the White Mountains in NH.


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I dunno what this is, but I'm sure it's a lager. Very little head. Almost along the lines of a maibock? Aroma is mainly malt and a little fruit. Finish is very clean and crisp. Extremely drinkable. I've never been a lager fan, but if I could make this I would
Well I got you fooled with this one. It's really an ale that I fermented with 1056 in the upper 60s. I then put it in the secondary for 11 days at 50F to dry-hop. After that I bottled with Kraeusen. I hope that the use of actively fermenting wort (Which I kept from the brew day) for carbonation made the difference in taste at the end. It is said that that practice can scrub off-flavors from the beer as the yeast is still very active. Just like lagering does.

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Old 05-22-2006, 12:56 PM   #7
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This one's most definitely a hefe weisse! I'm gonna guess WY3068? Bigtime clove aroma, some banana. Fairly cloudy, but not terribly. I got the first glass, so Dude's was cloudier. Very nice clove flavor. Well executed hefe!

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B here....great beer--AGAIN. I'd love to get specs on this beer--ferment temps, etc. I'm not familiar with the style as far as homebrewing, but I've had many german wheats, and this is right there with the best of them.

What I am trying to say is you are a REALLY good brewer Kai.
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I actually think that this hefe is a little strong on the clove aroma. I haven't found much banana in it, but I may not be very good in picking this aroma out. I like to contribute the stong clove aroma to the ferulic acid rest that was done. Ferulic acid is a precursor to 4VG (the clove aroma) and the more you have in your wort, the more clove you will get. My next hefe will be a single infusion, so I can taste the difference myself.

What do you think about the acidity? I acidified with some acid malt (lactic acid) and think that it is a tad to sour.

Here is the thread with the recipe. The Baron and I spend the better half of a work day discussing how to make a Weihenstephan clone:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=7713

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Here is the thread with the recipe. The Baron and I spend the better half of a work day discussing how to make a Weihenstephan clone:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=7713

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And my acid-rested Hefe should be drinkable by the weekend!
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This is actually my Chubby Angel Ale. I was going for an easy drinking, mildly bittered beer with Cascade Flavor and Aroma. Someting along the lines of Sierra Nevada, w/o being a clone. But I was mostly inspried by a beer that I used to drink when I was in the White Mountains in NH.




Well I got you fooled with this one. It's really an ale that I fermented with 1056 in the upper 60s. I then put it in the secondary for 11 days at 50F to dry-hop. After that I bottled with Kraeusen. I hope that the use of actively fermenting wort (Which I kept from the brew day) for carbonation made the difference in taste at the end. It is said that that practice can scrub off-flavors from the beer as the yeast is still very active. Just like lagering does.

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Wow, no kidding fooled. I feel PWNED on this one. That was an awesome beer. I've been wanting to ferment an ale real cold to see the effects.

Was that decocted?
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Well I got you fooled with this one. It's really an ale that I fermented with 1056 in the upper 60s. I then put it in the secondary for 11 days at 50F to dry-hop. After that I bottled with Kraeusen. I hope that the use of actively fermenting wort (Which I kept from the brew day) for carbonation made the difference in taste at the end. It is said that that practice can scrub off-flavors from the beer as the yeast is still very active. Just like lagering does.

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Dang, I totally missed your replies.

You're right, you definitely fooled me. On top of it being an ale, I never would have guessed it was dry hopped.

You'll have to explain to me how to "bottle with kraeusen". Maybe a post in the "bottling/kegging" forum? Sounds interesting.
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