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Old 11-07-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Hello,

Brewing my first Partial Mash, a Cascade Pale Ale Partial Mash kit from Midwest Supplies.

3.3lb. of Light Malt Extract
4 lb. American 2-row malt
8 oz. Carapils
8 oz. Caramel 10L
3 oz. Cascade pellets (60, 15, 5)

On advice I read, I also picked up 1 oz of Cascade for dry hopping.

But low and behold, I have 5 oz of Cascade in the box! Should I make use of this extra hops, or just save it in the fridge for the next brew?

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Old 11-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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I would consider dry hopping.

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I brewed that one myself. Been in bottles some 5 days now. That extra half ounce would make a nice dry hop.
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She tells me to ADD MORE HOPS! But where?

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I would consider dry hopping.
I've already got 1 oz ready for dry hopping, would you increase it to 2 oz?
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1.5oz dry hop for one week works out really nice ime.
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1.5oz dry hop for one week works out really nice ime.
Sounds good. That'll leave me with an extra .5oz, should I throw that in at the 15 min mark or just get rid of it?
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Just add the .5oz to the 1 ounce you were gunna dry hop with. 1 week will be very nice.
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Thanks! Any tips for the partial mash?

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The kit is a biab,& I used a cake cooling rack in the bottom of my BK to keep the bag of grains from burning on the bottom. It also allows the hot water to circulate beneath it. Mashing at 155 for 1 hour seems to have worked well for me. OG range is 1.042-1.046,& I got 1.044 my 1st time out. My FG was 1.012,the upper limit of the range given. Since I did a fine crush,& US-05 is medium flocculation,it was slightly misty at bottling time. after 3 days,the bottles are clear. Looks like amber orange after 5 days in. But I also saved the 3.3lb jug of gold LME for flame out,like I usually do. The mash being 50% of the fermentables in a 3 gallon partial boil was great for all the hop additions.
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