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Old 03-20-2009, 04:17 AM   #201
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Well, since I had a small post boil volume, it seems the beer is pretty strong! Tasted GREAT to me and everyone, along with the Centennial Blonde brewed the same night.

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Old 03-20-2009, 12:41 PM   #202
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My shriner buddies absolutely HATED this beer. They were critical of every aspect of it. They all drink Miller Lite exclusively, so I consider this the ultimate compliment coming from them!
Some people can't even give another beer a chance. The funny thing about this is they probably couldn't identify Miller Light in a blind taste test.

Get these beers together; Miller Light, Bud Light, Coors Light, Busch Light, Natural Light, Michelob Light.

Pour these into plastic cups numbered 1-6. Add number 7 (like 3-crop)

Let them drink two beers before doing the test, but the beer should not be their favorite. Make them pick one or two substitutes.

Then write down on paper 1-7 with the beer types/brands.

Afterward when they figure out how far off they were they might be willing to accept the home brew as a worthy beer.

This will debunk the hardcore ML drinkers that they can only drink ML.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:30 AM   #203
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Finished this beer (first AG!) and learned some lessons: LOTS of rice hulls, I used about a cup's worth, this was not nearly enough and my sparge was troublesome. Also, be sure to have enough sparge water ready!! (newb mistake I guess). I ran more than a gallon low on wort to the kettle, and had to top off with a lot before pitching. Doesn't appear to have mattered much - i just tasted it after 2 wks primary, NICE. I was expecting this to be boring, but it is quite enjoyable and makes me anxious to do some yardwork

Not clear after 2 weeks, though. Time to crash cool and keg? Hopefully this won't need finings to get the advertised crystal clear shine. I forgot irish moss in the confusion. I was trying to get a handle on the new AG procedures.

Based on my sampling, this will be very popular.

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Old 03-30-2009, 06:51 PM   #204
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Clear as Clear can be after 16 days.

My original and my final gravity were a bit high. 1.049 and 1.009

I think my friends that drink BMC will drink this. And that was the goal.

Thanks BierMuncher!

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Old 04-03-2009, 05:03 PM   #205
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Is a long lasting white krausen normal on this brew. I've had krausen for 8 days now. White, creamy.. lotsa bubbles. I'm sure its fine , just wondering if it was the corn or rice that caused it.

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Old 04-03-2009, 07:23 PM   #206
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My LHBS was a shy on the corn by a pound so I doubled up on the rice. Didn’t use rice hulls, won’t make that mistake again. I’ve got another week before the keg and I’m curious to see how it comes out.

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Old 04-03-2009, 09:27 PM   #207
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I had the same issues with only 1cup of rice hulls. When I added more it got better, however I think wast really helped was opening the valve slowly and limiting the flow for the first 5min. After that I was able to open her up and it was fine.

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Old 04-04-2009, 07:14 PM   #208
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7lbs 2 row
2 lbs flaked corn
1 lbs rice
Kolsch yeast
Hallertau hops for 20 or so IBUs with light aroma

plus rice hulls and irish moss

When I put this recipe into beersmith with 5.5 lbs of two row the % alcohol is listed as about 4.5, and I was hoping fpr something a little higher - say 5.5

Does anyone think that upping the corn to say 3 lbs would too much? If I up the two row to 7lbs and leave the corn at 2 lbs that puts me right at 5.5, just upping the corn to 3lbs will give me 5% alc which is cool.

I'm looking for a nice crisp light lager like ale that I can enjoy along with my BMC buddies, I wouldn't mind a corn taste (I guess! I have never used corn before so I really don't Know). Maybe 4.5% alc is fine...

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7lbs 2 row
2 lbs flaked corn
1 lbs rice
Kolsch yeast
Hallertau hops for 20 or so IBUs with light aroma

plus rice hulls and irish moss

When I put this recipe into beersmith with 5.5 lbs of two row the % alcohol is listed as about 4.5, and I was hoping fpr something a little higher - say 5.5

Does anyone think that upping the corn to say 3 lbs would too much? If I up the two row to 7lbs and leave the corn at 2 lbs that puts me right at 5.5, just upping the corn to 3lbs will give me 5% alc which is cool.

I'm looking for a nice crisp light lager like ale that I can enjoy along with my BMC buddies, I wouldn't mind a corn taste (I guess! I have never used corn before so I really don't Know). Maybe 4.5% alc is fine...
I'm just about to bottle mine tomorrow after 2weeks in 2ndry and it tastes VERY corny w/ 2lbs.If I had to re-do it I would probably up the rice & lower the corn.Maybe a little corn sugar or honey to dry it out.Mine finished at 1.008.Keep in mind light beers have around 4.2% alc. Any more might give too much alcohol taste and 5.5 will just be a different beer--not a bad beer but just a different one.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:42 PM   #210
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so may be I'll keep to the original-ish recipe of
5.5 lbs 2row
2 lbs flaked corn
but double the rice to 2 lbs
That will yield 5% on the nose (a compromise!). Now will this make it too...

ricy? (ok I'm a noob I guess since I've no experience with anything but grain and a little honey)

A pound of honey would defiantly do the trick though, didn't even think of that. Maybe I'll try that instead.

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