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VoodooManX 04-23-2011 12:02 AM

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Here's mine after a week and a half in the keg. Awesome recipe.

EllisTX 04-23-2011 12:21 AM

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I had a few earlier post about bready taste. I made a 10 gallon batch and the first one I rushed to keg and the other I cold crashed for a week. The one I rushed has settled out now and tasted great. The second I dry hopped with an oz of cascade. They're both awesome and crystal clear. The picture would look clearer without the condensation. Thanks BM. Now on to my multiple AHS kits.

mountainman13 05-04-2011 02:57 AM

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Holy crap. I cold crashed the carboy last night, came home from work and put it on gas at 30psi, rolled it in my lap for 7 min, purged, set at 6 psi, dumped two pints, pulled me a third.


Grain to glass in 11 days.
Real light tasting beer with a nice maltiness to it. It's going to be hard to keep my buddies out of this batch.

Here's to you BierMuncher

scottland 05-21-2011 12:01 AM

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Picture after 2 weeks in the keg.

Guidry 06-11-2011 10:35 PM

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First pint from my first attempt kegging. Not bad for 2 days under pressure. Wouldn't say it's fully carbonated yet. After drinking a couple I'll turn the pressure back up for a few more days. Couldn't wait though.

Not clear at all though. Clarity reminds me of a bottle conditioned wheat. Next time I'll add a pinch of moss.

Piratwolf 11-30-2011 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by biermuncher View Post
special blend brew. I like it.

So here's the label. I'm not much of an artist, but I like to label my beers to keep 'em straight.
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nostalgia 12-15-2011 11:11 PM

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My most recent version - a 17 gallon batch! C'est bon, non?

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Big-J2000 01-09-2012 04:31 PM

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Brewed up a partial boil recipe I found on an earlier post for the in-laws, and it was a hit! I do have one question. I used 4oz of corn sugar to carbonate and bottled on 12/12/11 and I'm getting bottles where some are carbonated just fine and others are coming out flat. Any ideas?? I used in 12oz & 22oz bottles, where I'm getting better results with the 12's.

ido50 01-21-2012 04:25 PM

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So I tried to brew this yesterday (the 5 gallon version). My first AG after three extracts and two partials (all of them wheat by the way). Seemed like a good recipe to start AG, as OP said "hard to screw recipe" but I guess I managed to screw it up anyway.

I can't do full volume boils yet so I went with Maxi-BIAB in an 18 liter pot. Adjusted recipe with the Maxi-BIAB calculator from biabrewer.info. Brew day went pretty good, or at least so I felt. I mashed in the pot at 65.5C (more like 66), insulated with a sleeping bag, after 70 minutes it was at 65C, so I really haven't lost temperature. I had a post-mash gravity of 1.082 and was pretty certain I'm on track.

It seems I made a few key mistakes:
1. Left too much wort in the pot after the boil, I should have continued straining it into the fermenter even though it had a lot of trub in it.
2. Didn't take a post boil gravity reading, which would have helped me calculate how much water to add (with Maxi-BIAB you have to do post-boil dilution).
3. Diluted too much. Went according to target volume instead of target OG.

So I ended with an OG of 1.032 where I expected 1.042-1.046. That's a very big difference. I wonder if my mash wasn't very efficient too.

Live and learn I guess, I'm hopeful it will still turn out a good beer, even if on the weak side.

Attached is a picture of the beer 12 hours after pitching the yeast.

ddelgado77 01-24-2012 02:12 PM

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Brewed extract yesterday but found out I got chinook instead of cascade hops. Ended up using centennial only. Hopefully it won't affect the taste too bad.

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