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Old 07-13-2012, 03:26 AM   #2131
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Ferment was done in 2 days. Just racked into secondary. FG = 1.008 on the dot. The uncarbed new beer tastes OUTSTANDING!
Nice walk through. Sounds like your brew day went like clockwork. Will be brewing a 5 gal AG batch of this soon.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #2132
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Two days???

Wow my pipeline is low and this recipe may be perfect for a quick keg.
visible activity done by tuesday (moved to fermenter on sunday). Per the directions on page 1, I let it sit for 4 days.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #2133
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visible activity done by tuesday (moved to fermenter on sunday). Per the directions on page 1, I let it sit for 4 days.
Was the secondary after 2 days or 4 days?
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:14 PM   #2134
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I just kegged this a few days back. It's the first time I've brewed a lighter beer. It sat in primary for 3 weeks. It was force carbed at 30PSI for 36 hours. Normally I don't touch a beer for at least 2 months, but I hooked up a picnic tap last night to check the carbonation and poured myself a glass.

It was good, but I got a distinct after taste. The first perception was a slight saltiness, but I realized it was actually residual bitterness. It wasn't unpleasant, just unexpected. I haven't had a lot of Blonde Ales so I'm not sure whether this is normal. This is the first time I've force carbed as well, so it may be due to that.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is it just young beer or CO2? Will the flavor mellow out over time?

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:41 PM   #2135
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B- boy its most likely from the force carbing. In my experience it will mellow in 1-2 days

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Was the secondary after 2 days or 4 days?
moved to secondary after 4 per the recipe.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:29 AM   #2137
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Brewed this a month ago and really enjoying it. I'd call it a light fizzy beer with more malt complexity and hop flavor than BCM.

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Old 07-16-2012, 03:10 AM   #2138
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I pulled a pint today and this is the best beer I have brewed to date. you can taste the hops but there is no bitter bite or after taste. If finishes very clean!!!

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:53 PM   #2139
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Gonna brew more of this on Friday...Soon, this beer have a dedicated faucet...

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #2140
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10 gallons brewed yesterday...notty is being a slow but looks to be picking up. I am going to try hop half of my recipe with .5 oz of each cascade and cent. Probably try to leave it in primary for two weeks with maybe the last 3-4 days being used for the dry hop, then off to kegs!

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