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Old 12-12-2009, 05:09 AM   #11
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I replied to the other thread. Take it easy! One thread is enough.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:10 AM   #12
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What kit did you make?

A lot of kits geared for beginners try to make the beer taste as close to Bud, Miller, etc. as possible, so it's not exactly flavor country. However, drinking at higher temps than what that stuff is typically served at will certainly help pick up some of the flavors.

There's plenty of good recipes here on HBT. Centennial Pale Ale is a good choice. I personally make a similar type of pale ale that I dry hop with Columbus that is favored by lots of folks, although I haven't posted a recipe for it.

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Old 12-12-2009, 05:11 AM   #13
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Extract, Partial mash, or all grain? I would think 6 weeks is plenty, but ya it could come into its own with more time of course.
Kit from LHBS, Partial Mash, 6 lbs of LME.

It was sold as a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:18 AM   #14
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What kit did you make?

A lot of kits geared for beginners try to make the beer taste as close to Bud, Miller, etc. as possible, so it's not exactly flavor country. However, drinking at higher temps than what that stuff is typically served at will certainly help pick up some of the flavors.

There's plenty of good recipes here on HBT. Centennial Pale Ale is a good choice. I personally make a similar type of pale ale that I dry hop with Columbus that is favored by lots of folks, although I haven't posted a recipe for it.
It was sold as a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone, packaged by the LHBS. Partial Mash with unknown grain bill, 6 Lbs of LME, an ounce of boil hops, .5 oz of finishing hops last 10 min of boil, .5 oz of dry hops in Secondary. I then used the unk amount of bottle sugar from kit and bottle conditioned @ 70 deg for 3 weeks.
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What kind of hops? Do you know?


This doesn't sound like a flavorless beer. Although I can imagine maybe not as flavorful as Sierra Nevada.

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What kind of hops? Do you know?


This doesn't sound like a flavorless beer. Although I can imagine maybe not as flavorful as Sierra Nevada.
Unknown hops, Again a kit from my LHBS, so i'm sure they keep it to themselves. When I say flavorless, I mean like bud light or miller light.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:04 AM   #17
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OK, all is not lost! I poured it high and allowed it to foam very heavy. Then I let it sit for 15 min and tasted it. Wow, what a difference. So I tried it again on the next bottle and same results.

Weirdboy, thanks for the info. It really helped. I hope Kegging will resolve all of this in the future. Its like x-mas eve night around here, waiting for the Big brown truck to roll up tomorrow.

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Listen to Revvy. It's natural to be anxious, don't sweat it. I would say give it two more weeks in the bottles at around 7o degrees and then try another one. You'll be amazed at the results.

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A Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone that has no flavor? Sounds dead on to me...

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A Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone that has no flavor? Sounds dead on to me...
LOL!

So i just tasted my Second batch, a Honey Porter, brewed on 11/14/09. Sat in the fermenter for 10 days than in the Secondary for 18 days. Just put it in the Keg, and WOW! I love Homebrew! Tasted so darn good, even with no carbonation. I'll let it sit in the keg for 2 weeks and I imagine that it will be Heaven in glass.
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