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Old 06-22-2009, 04:31 PM   #501
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I did not leave it at 30 psi. I just pressurized it to 30 psi and disconnected the CO2 line and let it sit for a week. Does that make a difference?

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I did not leave it at 30 psi. I just pressurized it to 30 psi and disconnected the CO2 line and let it sit for a week. Does that make a difference?
Yeah...huge difference. You essentially added enough gas to fill a 1 inch head space.

Force carbing a keg with a CO2 tank required constant CO2 pressure...so that it can be adequately absorbed into the liquid.

Again, my method is 30PSI (tank on) for 36-48 hours, depending upon the starting temp (chilled or room temp) of the keg.

A lot of folks also like to set it at serving pressure (10-12PSI) and leave it for several weeks.

You definitely leave the gas "on" in order to charge and serve a keg.
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I kegged and put 30 psi and let it sit for a week. keg still had pressure so I don't think that I had a leak.
Did you leave the keg on the gas? Putting 30psi on and taking the gas off will not carb your beer.


Did a double brew day and got my hops scheduels mixed. Made a Hop Tea Amber and the Blonde. Just swithced the hops and didn't catch it until they were both in the fermenter! I'll let you know if a few weeks how a slightly hoppy cascade and amarillo gold schedule affects this batch.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:03 PM   #504
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Just brewed this on sunday... Second brew in my new place, the wort looked and tasted great, I can't wait for this beer to be done, looks like it will be a perfect beer to hang out on the porch with in the summer.... If all goes according to plan this could be my house beer that I try to always have on tap and rotate the other two taps... THANKS

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Old 06-23-2009, 06:14 PM   #505
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I did a partial mash with this but it seems a bit watery after 15 days in primary and kegged for 3 days. Is it too early? Did I do something wrong? My steps are below.

2.5 lbs Extra Light LME
4.00 lbs Pale Malt (2-row) US
.75 lbs Cara Pils/Dextrin
.50 lbs Caramel/Crystal 10 L
.50 lbs Vienna Malt
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (45 min) Hops 7.8 IBU
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (20 min) Hops 5.1 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (10 min) Hops 2.5 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale



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1. Mashed at 153deg with 2.0 gallons for 60 minutes in RM tun
2. Sparged with 3.5 qts at 170deg
3. Added .5 lbs of Extra Light DME then boiled
4. Added hops on schedule and Whirfloc
5. Addedd 2lbs of DME at flameout
6. OG=1.04
7. FG=1.008

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:35 AM   #506
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Anybody have the Beersmith file for this?

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I did a partial mash with this but it seems a bit watery after 15 days in primary and kegged for 3 days. Is it too early? Did I do something wrong? My steps are below.
I also just brewed a partial mash of this today. Won't be able to tell you for several weeks whether it's "watery" as you say. Mouthfeel is apparently a pretty complicated thing, being a lot more than just finishing gravity, so it's hard to say what could be wrong (if anything, really). Your partial-mash adaptation of the recipe looks fine to me, given that you hit the OG right on the money. For comparison, my brew report is below (a bit different than yours, but not significantly, really). It tastes fantastic so far -- thanks for the base recipe, BierMuncher!

Centennial Blonde
6-B Blonde Ale
Author: BierMuncher
Date: 6/25/09



Size: 5 gal
Efficiency: 83.0%
Attenuation: 74.9%
Calories: 132.04 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.040 (1.038 - 1.054)
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Terminal Gravity: 1.010 (1.008 - 1.013)
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Color: 4.12 (3.0 - 6.0)
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Alcohol: 3.9% (3.8% - 5.5%)
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Bitterness: 23.8 (15.0 - 28.0)
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Ingredients:
3.25 lb American 2-row
0.75 lb Cara-Pils® Malt
0.5 lb Caramel Malt 10L
0.5 lb Vienna Malt
0.25 oz Centennial (8.0%) - added during boil, boiled 55.0 min
0.25 oz Centennial (8.0%) - added during boil, boiled 35.0 min
0.25 oz Cascade (7.1%) - added during boil, boiled 20.0 min
1.4 lb Dry Light - added during boil, boiled 15.0 min
1.0 tsp Irish Moss - added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
0.25 oz Cascade (7.1%) - added during boil, boiled 5.0 min
1.0 ea Fermentis US-05 Safale US-05

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Heated 2.5 gal of strike water (RO), with 0.5 tsp gypsum added, to 166F, doughed-in, hit 157F, higher than expected (in the past i've gotten a drop of more like 15 deg... must be the new stove). Added several cups of cold RO water, brought temp down to 152F-ish. Mashed for 60 min with towel blanket, final temp was around 150, 151F. Not bad for stove-top. Recipe target was a 150F mash. Heated 2 gal of RO water to 180F, batch sparged for ten minutes at 162F. Had to juggle mash runnings and sparge between kettle and bucket, finished with a bit too much wort for the kettle, filled it as much as possible (3.85 gal), dumped the rest (less than half a gal, maybe a quart). Use less sparge water in the future. Pre-boil wort measured 1.020 apparent gravity at 138F, 1.036 real, which at 3.85 gal implies an efficiency of about 83%. Not bad for stove-top! Based on this efficiency, adjusted the amount of DME (late addition) from planned 1.75 lbs (anticpating ~75% eff.) to 1.4 lbs, in order to maintain 1.040 target OG.[/i]

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Old 06-26-2009, 06:48 PM   #508
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Great recipe, BM!

I made the extract version a few weeks ago, then my MIL and I tried it after it'd been bottled for just over a week (yeah, I know...). She didn't like it, I thought it was good, but a little hoppy.

Wed night, now that it's been in the bottle for nearly 4 weeks, I poured her another. She loved it! It mellowed very nicely, and while it still has enough hop character for me, it's pretty good for most non-IPA types.

I made it hoping to have some for our upcoming July 4th party. I'm doubtful that any will be left. I can't seem to keep my hands off it.

I'm making this again tomorrow for my 2nd AG batch. Can't wait until it's done. I just wish I kegged so I could try it sooner.

Thanks for a great recipe!

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Great recipe, BM!

I can't seem to keep my hands off it.

Thanks for a great recipe!
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:35 AM   #510
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BierMuncher, I just wanted to say thanks for a great recipe. I am on my 4th AG, trying to get my process down.
I am brewing my 2nd batch of the Centenial Blonde this weekend. I just purchased my ingredients at my LHBS for $19.50 for the 5gal.

This is the perfect recipe in my opinion for learning the process - simple ingredients, low cost, and a tasty result!

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