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Old 12-26-2009, 10:36 PM   #631
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This finished up in the primary with just barely enough time to add a little POM juice to the keg and rack on top of it. Actually carbed it on the way from Reno to Nevada City (CA) by laying the keg down and hooking it up to ~35 PSI. I-80 and CA-20 are super bumpy and windy which really helped.

The Pomegranate Blonde ended up being quite excellent. The color was slightly disappointing as we were hoping for red or, at the very least, pink to aid in the Christmasiness of the whole thing. However, it tasted delicious; we kept the keg cold so the POM wouldn't ferment. The POM added something special to the hint of fruit flavors provided by S-04 and since the yeast were kept dormant there was a pleasant mild backsweetening. I highly recommend it for the Holidays or for when it starts to warm back up in the spring. The ladyfriend and I plan on experimenting further with larger POM sizes and maybe allowing it to ferment.

Thanks once again BM for provided the amazing recipe that was the base for our delicious Christmas concoction. It was a real hit!

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Old 12-29-2009, 04:02 PM   #632
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Thanks once again BM for provided the amazing recipe that was the base for our delicious Christmas concoction. It was a real hit!
Not a big Pomegranate fan myself...but glad it worked out well for you.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:08 AM   #633
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I'm going to give this recipe a go ahead tonight. I'm using 6 pounds of plain light LME instead of dry exra light, though...not sure why, I guess I just can't leave well enough alone.

Hopefully this will make a good house beer, it'll be easy enough to brew and CHEAP too!

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Old 12-30-2009, 04:20 AM   #634
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I brewed 2.75 gallon batch of this one tonight. I altered it a little bit to get the abv and IBU's up. I probaly should have left your recipe alone but I've been having fun trying to learn to adjust the recipes on my own. Hopefully it will turn out alright. Heres what I brewed..

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.25 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 77.13 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 9.07 %
0.38 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 6.90 %
0.38 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 6.90 %
0.33 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (60 min) Hops 17.7 IBU
0.19 oz Centennial [8.00 %] (35 min) Hops 8.4 IBU
0.17 oz Cascade [5.40 %] (20 min) Hops 3.7 IBU
0.16 oz Cascade [5.40 %] (5 min) Hops 1.2 IBU
0.55 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
0.55 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale


Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.055 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.34 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.48 %
Bitterness: 31.0 IBU Calories: 245 cal/pint
Est Color: 4.7 SRM

Hopefully it will turn out decent.

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:41 AM   #635
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I'm sure it will turn out delicious. However with your bitterness at 31 IBU that takes it out of the BJCP Blonde category (15-28 IBU.) The last batch we brewed was 18 IBU. You're looking at more of an American Pale Ale, which definitely is not a bad thing.

Enjoy that now. But in the future, do yourself a favor and follow the recipe completely. You'll be glad you did

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Just put it in the fermenter...but being the dope I am I through in twice as much centennial as I should have

I added 0.5 ounce instead of .25 on both additions. I ended up adding about .75 of the cascade byt the time everything was done as well, mostly so it wasn't JUST bitter...if it's gonna be hoppy, might as well do it right.

OG was 1.043...also added the extract at the 20 min part of the boil with the second centennial addition.

I think this'll be a good beer, even with the extra bitterness.

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Been drinking the all Simcoe Blonde the last couple days. You know, research for the new years party tomorrow night. 10G - 5-6 pints on tap beside Orfy's Mild.
This is my clearest beer to date. Should go over well with the general public. I'm really getting a sense of what these simcoes are in this. Nice light, somewhat fruity, basic beer. Should be a hit tomorrow night. This may be one to keep on tap for the general public. May try your hop schedule out next time though.

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[QUOTE=BierMuncher;422817]Yepper...

Decided to go to the trouble of freezing the bottles this time around when bottling and made a huge difference.

Can anyone explain what freezing the bottles prior to bottling will do for the beer? Should the bottles be clear of any wet starsan treatment?

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Freezing them brings the bottle temp close to that of the beer going in. This is only for bottling from a Counter pressure filler froma keg. This prevents co2 from coming out of solution when hitting a warm bottle, giving you less loss of carbonation going into the bottle. Left over starsan will be fine.


Here's a shot finally of mine. Clearer even in real life, but I'm no photographer. Honoring such a nice clean beer in one of my Furnace Room Brewery Glasses . You're looking at the Logo Through the beer. Hell yes to gelatin.

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