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Old 07-13-2009, 01:32 PM   #31
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So here is what I ended up with.

2 cans Coopers amber. 6.6lbs
Cara-Pils 8oz
Special Roast 4oz
Biscuit 2oz
Chocolate 2oz
UK Kent Golding 5aa
Willamette 5.8 aa

Yeast wyeast 1332 Northwest closest I cold come to the original from my LHBS.

So I steeped for 30 mins, but had some heat control issues I think the temp was a bit closer to 78* brought to a boil after steep. and added the extract. I brought back to boil then pitched the Kent golding for 60 mins. at the 55 min mark I added the Willamette, for 5 min add. cooled in Ice bath for about 20 to 25 mins to 80* and added to the cold water. Boiled with 2 gallons of water.

I would like to know what you think about the recipe.

The ingredients are fine, should be good. How did you steep the grain? Explain that highlighted comment.

Whats typical for most of us who steep grains with extract is that one just adds the grain to a bag, drops it in the room temp water, stirs and brings the water up to 150'F. After about 30 min of total steeping time we yank the grains out of the kettle. I sometimes let it steep at 150 for 30 minutes. I don't know that it matters.

Everything else sounds right. I think even if you steeped at a cooler temp you probably got the color and roasted-toasted flavor out of the grains.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:01 AM   #32
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I usually steep my gains at 170 for 30 mins. My mistake I was closer to 178 for about 27 minutes.

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Old 07-14-2009, 12:43 PM   #33
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I usually steep my gains at 170 for 30 mins. My mistake I was closer to 178 for about 27 minutes.
If you have had success at 170 you are probably OK. 170-178 is a bit high, not too much out of the realm for sparge temps. You should steep at a lower temp so you don't extract tannins. You will know if you have, it will have this acrid bitterness unlike that of hops. I'd shoot for 150F in the future.

Let me know how it tastes once you got this bottled or kegged.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:24 AM   #34
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Just tasted this from my first attempt at the original extract recipe...

Awesome!! This is the first homebrew I've made that was actually good and that I'd be willing to share with someone else. Hooray for good beer!

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Old 07-25-2009, 04:59 AM   #35
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Just tasted this from my first attempt at the original extract recipe...

Awesome!! This is the first homebrew I've made that was actually good and that I'd be willing to share with someone else. Hooray for good beer!
Makes ya feel mighty proud doesn't it!

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Old 08-03-2009, 02:45 PM   #36
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Original Gravity: 1.047
Final Gravity: 1.012


Mine started at 1.048 and ended at 1.008 after 2 weeks in primary at 68 degrees.
Sitting in secondaty to clarify now, and looking great!

Will be tapping the keg on 8/21 when my mom comes to town.
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Awesome! - Once you get it kegged let me know how tastes.

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Old 08-13-2009, 02:40 AM   #38
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I haven't brewed your exact recipe yet, but my first homebrew was a very similar kit sold by Northern Brewer. Your hop bill is slightly different than theirs, but the grain bill is identical. Even though it was my first batch, it is still my favorite. I brewed an AG version of the Northern Brewer recipe about 3 weeks ago, but subbed Fuggle for Kent Goldings. The samples have been good and I will be putting it on gas in a couple of days. Hopefully it will beat out my first batch.

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Yep, thats pretty much the recipe. I wonder where they got their recipe????

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Pulled my first pint last night, beautiful color, excelent aroma and taste. I will probably pull another pint tonight, and post a picture of a beautiful glass of this taste of heaven. (I couldn't wait another week for my mom to get here before trying it)

This beer is EXCELENT after a month of cold conditioning. Came out crystal clear, beautiful color, and BJCP scored a 39.

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