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Old 08-11-2009, 08:29 PM   #541
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Brewed 10 gals. of the extract version on Sunday. The fermenters are bubbling nicely. I had to use Light DME instead of Extra Light DME. It still looked very light colored but we might have to call it a "Dirty Blonde". I can't wait to try the finished product.

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Old 08-12-2009, 06:04 PM   #542
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I started drinking my 5 gallon batch and this is a great beer! Very refreshing in the summer heat.

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Old 08-12-2009, 06:20 PM   #543
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just tried my first AG batch of this beer, bottled 4/23/09. All I can say is, WOW. I'd made several PM batches and this outshines them by far. It's a completely different beer.

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Old 08-13-2009, 02:42 AM   #544
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I made this beer as my first All Grain. The results are a little disappointing. The beer has great color, and nice carbonation. The flavor is weak and unremarkable with a funny twang thing at the end. Kind of like a sour paper taste. There is almost no hop flavors or aroma.

I used the 5 gallon all grain recipe, and followed as closely as possible. The wife picked up the recipe from the brew shop and all of the grain was in one bag.

7.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
0.75 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)

Should I have steeped the Cara-Pils and Crystal separately? I assumed not as they were in one bag . I dumped the grain into the mash tun and hit the mash temps. Held it at 153 for the time. I sparged at 195 degrees. I had a problem with a stuck sparge too, but I got pretty good extraction.



I brewed this on July 28th, and I kegged it on August 9th. It's been cold crashed and carbed in a keezer. I know this beer is still green, and I'm going to give it some time to prime up, but of all the beers that I've brewed, this is my least favorite.

Part of learning is doing and I have the ingredients to make another batch, but I'd like to figure out what (if anything) went wrong with this batch.

I think I messed up the process after I pulled the first mash run, I dumped in 3 gallons of 198 degree water, would this screw up the taste?

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Old 08-13-2009, 03:05 AM   #545
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198 degrees is awfully hot for sparging. Likely picked up some husk characteristics in the form of tannins.

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Old 08-13-2009, 04:22 AM   #546
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So... would that explain the lack of hop flavor and/or aroma? Will the general flavor of the beer improve with time? Would dry hopping get this brew back on track?

I thought that I had to get the TUN temp up to 178 or so for mash out, so the sparge temp was that high.

Thanks BM.... I'm going to take another run at this recipe in a week or so, guess I need to review my process.

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Old 08-13-2009, 04:55 AM   #547
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Ok. I brewed this (for the second time-1st time turned out awesome) but with pilsner malt instead of pale 2 row (LHBS out of 2 row entirely ). it has a very nopticable pilsner taste that is kind of nasty - like a budweiser with more of a nasty kick to it. I've let it age for 2 months but it still is undrinkably sharp tasting to me. FG is 1.008. I'm thinking about adding fruit juice to sweeten it up and hopefully make it drinkable. Any suggestions on what fruit would be best?

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Old 08-18-2009, 01:44 PM   #548
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I converted this into a partial mash:

Type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 5.25 gal
Boil Size: 3.00 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
Equipment: Brew Pot (5 Gallon) + igloo cooler(2 Gallon)

Ingredients
3.00 lb AHS - Extra Pale Liquid Malt Extract (2.3 SRM) Extract 42.86 %
2.25 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 32.14 %
0.75 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 10.71 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 7.14 %
0.50 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 7.14 %
0.30 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (55 min) Hops 11.0 IBU
0.25 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (35 min) Hops 7.7 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (20 min) Hops 3.1 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (5 min) Hops 1.0 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.041 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.02 %
Bitterness: 22.8 IBU
Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 3.7 SRM

Mash
60 min
5.50 qt of water at 166.8 F
Mash temp 150.0 F

Sparge
10 Min
Sparge Water: 1.98 gal
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F

*** add LME at flame out(15 min)

I'll let you know how it turns out!

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BierMuncher... Thanks for this recipe! I just made my first 10 gallons almost 2 weeks ago. I altered it a bit and added lemon and kept the flaked rice in the bill. Turned out fantastic so far.

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Old 08-28-2009, 02:51 AM   #550
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Just brewed up another batch of this last weekend. Used S-04 instead of #1099 (whitbread.) Close to a week in the bucket and it tastes delicious, already down to 1.008! Last batch finished around there too. In celebration of the new batch, here's some beer pr0n from the last batch I should have posted already. It's a bit over-carbed

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