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Old 11-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #881
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I won't disagree that the thickness of the pot can contribute but the amount of water and pounds of grains of 5 gallons vs 1 gallons is probably a huge factor too.

EDIT: My first 1 gallon batch I had a brain fart moment. I tried to brew exactly like do 2.5 gallon or 5 gallon batches. I was having trouble figuring out why my temps weren't holding. Duh. Not the same amount of mass.
That's a good point too.... Lol I never thought about the amount of water I just had a duh moment!
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:33 PM   #882
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Another good thing just happened as a result of my small batches lately. Brewed a new CDA recipe and found it was a little too harsh so I'm going to change it up. Only had a few bottles to worry about. Also did a test SMASH of HBC342 and I really can't see this hop in any of my beers yet. So, again I don't have to worry too much. I did a farmhouse ale small batch and it was frigging fantastic! it was grapefruit deliciousness citrusy, just enough bitter man it was great so I gotta get going on a bigger batch of that!

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:54 PM   #883
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Okay gang, I'm looking for some opinions on what to do about bottling my IPA tomorrow.

Its been 3 1/2 weeks in the primary and pretty clear. Lately, my bottles haven't been carbing up like I've wanted. Mostly because the hottest point in the house right now is 67F (a little low, I know), so they are just taking a little longer than 4 weeks.

With this batch, along with the priming sugar, I was thinking about throwing in some fresh yeast (like a gram or so) just to make sure I get a healthy carb and let it sit for 4 weeks or more. Or, should I just be patient?

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Old 11-17-2012, 01:33 AM   #884
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I vote for patience.

Also, to top of the fridge is usually the warmest place in the house.

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:18 AM   #885
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Im all for waiting....I find my bathroom is the warmest place if i want some thing to be carbed faster i put a 6 pack in the vanity for a couple weeks

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #886
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Okay, thanks for the input!

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #887
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I brewed an Irish red yesterday with the wife's help since I can't lift right now. The airlock had a few bubbles last night before bedtime. Wake up this morning and I see my first blowout! Had to quickly set up my extra airlock as a blow off. I can hear the bucket glurging along nicely now.

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Brewed a one gallon batch of blonde ale that I rally liked a few months back, so since I have this empty Mr Beer keg just sitting there I'm brewing a 2 gallon batch! This will be a change of pace cause I hasn't brewed anything bigger than one gallon yet. (Mr beer recipes don't count). I should have pics up on my blog soon.

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:09 PM   #889
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Can anyone tell me if Centennial and Willamette work well together? Doing a 1 gallon batch and want to use some open hops. I also have Styrian G and Northern Brewer and Columbus open as well if those work better? Thanks.

2.4 lbsAmerican 2-row
0.35 lbs2-Row Caramel Malt 40L
0.2 lbsVienna Malt
0.2 ozCentennial - boiled 60 min
0.1 ozCentennial - boiled 30 min
0.2 oz Willamette -boiled 15 min
0.1 oz Willamette -boiled 5 mins

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I would switch the hops up. use the Willamette earlier and the centennial later.

Thats personal preference i love centennial

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