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Old 05-09-2013, 03:04 AM   #1941
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Us-05 is fine. It's so light and 05 wont add much yeast character.

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Old 05-11-2013, 11:56 AM   #1942
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I used Wyeast American Ale 1065 and there was no residual yeast flavor when kegging at 13 days. I did cold-crash the fermenter for 24hrs to 32 degrees in an ice bath. Beer was consumed after only 2 days in the keg and was crystal clear.

Just kegged my Pina Colada Cream of Three Crops and it is exactly what I was hoping for; fairly strong banana and pineapple flavor with toasted coconut undertone, hint of rum, good head retention (considering toasted coconut added fats), and the clean finish of a light beer. Here is my recipe scaled to 5 gal:

9.1 oz flaked rice
1 lb 8.4 oz flaked corn
6lb 1.4 oz pale 2-row
.5lbs rice hulls (for easy sparging)
0.45 oz Perle hops at 60 min
0.23 oz Perle hops at 10 min
Wyeast 1056 American Ale yeast (from vigorous starter)

Mashed at 149f for 75-min followed by 60-min boil. Pre-fermentation gravity 1.048

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6 days (nearly complete, SG of 1.018): Add puree of 4 bananas (super ripe, no peel) and a 22oz can of crushed pineapple.
6 days: Add 1-1/2c toasted non-sweetened pineapple
13 days (or when fermentation nearly complete): transfer to secondary
16 days: Add 1/2 packet Knox clear Gelatine if not clearing up
18 days: cold crash
20 days: keg or bottle with 3 oz Kraken spiced black rum. Final gravity 1.020.

Final gravity of 1.020 seems reasonable given that some starches were added by the bananas. Banana flavor is not too strong nor estery (like a hot-fermented Belgian beer) and there is no discernable pineapple acidity to the beer.

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:33 PM   #1943
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I tasted mine after 8 days in the bottle and its very clear but taste of corn does that go away after 3 weeks or so?

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Old 05-12-2013, 05:49 PM   #1944
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I tasted mine after 8 days in the bottle and its very clear but taste of corn does that go away after 3 weeks or so?
Just tried one after five days in the bottle. It's definitely on the thin weak side but very drinkable. Has a hint of sweetness but it's still very green. I'll try another in a week and post back.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:13 AM   #1945
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Wow ....just had a few drafts of this.....it's like a one month kolsch.....thanks bm

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:47 AM   #1946
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I brewed up 8ish gallons of this delicious brew... kicked one keg in less than 2 weeks. Holding out on tapping the second one until after I move to SoCal. I forgot the WhirlFlock and didn't child crash it. It ended up at 6.1%ABV and was fantastic

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:54 AM   #1947
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I think generally this recipe is aimed at lower efficiency. On such a light beer most folks will do better with efficiency which explains why there are higher OGs than what the recipe calls for. Really what should be done is scale the recipe to your expected efficiency, keeping the ratios of grain the same.

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:57 AM   #1948
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I think generally this recipe is aimed at lower efficiency. On such a light beer most folks will do better with efficiency which explains why there are higher OGs than what the recipe calls for. Really what should be done is scale the recipe to your expected efficiency, keeping the ratios of grain the same.
I like my beers around 6 or higher so this was perfect. I'll try and recreate my mistake and see how I do.
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Still green but definitely a bmc pleaser beer. Very light allowing the subtle hops to come through.

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Old 05-14-2013, 04:04 AM   #1950
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Okay, I just followed the Cream of Three Crops up with a Coors Light for Comparison and WOW. Coors light taste like legit poison-water. It's going to be a struggle to finish it.

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