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Old 12-21-2010, 02:54 AM   #21
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I just looked, last activity from him was in 2008, I used light brown sugar (well, what I assumed was light) there was brown sugar at the store, and dark brown sugar, I went with the plain brown sugar, the color of the beer was amazing, and the flavor was exceptional! I have since brewed this again, I duplicated my 90 min mash error and had the same tasting beer I had last time I made it. And once again, a real crowd pleaser at my place!

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Old 12-21-2010, 03:04 AM   #22
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Thanks for the response azscoob. I referenced a book I had just to see how it was used simply because I have never added it in a recipe. Here is what was written...

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Brown sugar: Brown sugar is derived from unrefined or partially refined
sugar (cane or beet), and flavored with molasses. It’s usually available in
light and dark brown choices. The darker brown the sugar, the more
residual flavor it leaves in the beer.
Also, did you find one pound to be too much? I searched it on this site only to find mixed results. One fella regarded his beer as "tar" when brown sugar was used.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:13 AM   #23
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That was one reason I used the lighter stuff, I found a nice molasses flavor, very slight, I think if I used the dark it may have come across as more of a burnt flavor. the beer finished pretty dry for me, and the molasses hint played well with the chocolate malt to give the beer a subtle nuance similar to what I have gotten in my Scottish ales where I collected the first gallon or so of the runoff and boiled it down to bring out some caramel richness in the finished beer.

Also, I havent felt the need to change the brown sugar quantity, it was quite nice the way it was..

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Old 12-21-2010, 03:15 AM   #24
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Good information, thanks!

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Any time! let me know how it turns out for you, I need to put this one on the dry erase board as a future brew, and I will be brewing 10 gallons of this from now on.

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I wll certainly report back. I have changed my brew date to Monday, my wife is giving me crap for wanting to brew on Christmas weekend. Not worth the battle.

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Here is a pic from my second batch of Red:

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Look at the head on that! Wow! I'm excited to get brewing!

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Brewed this up today and up'd the Pale Malt/Maris Otter to 9lbs, everything else was as listed except I tried to get rid of some extra hops I've been keeping in the freezer from previous batches so I went with a total of 1.25oz. .66oz of Perle and .59oz Amarillo. Honestly I was really hesitant to be so lazy about the hops but I thought since they're both ~8.5 alpha units and they're all going towards bittering, I'd probably be ok. Thoughts?

I also was way off on my pre-boil volume. After sparging I thought I had about 6 to 6.25 gallons in the boil kettle. After chilling and draining into my fermenter, I had just over 3.5 gallons. At that point my O.G. was 1.080 so I ended up topping it with more sparge water up to 4.5 gallons where it hit an O.G. of 1.065.

The wort tasted great after cooling and I'm really looking forward to this one!
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I have this in a keg right now, and it starts out very nice but ends really HOT. Not sure if this was caused by something in my process or something with the recipe. My wife loves it though, and she voted for this beer specifically to be a 'year round' brew.

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