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Old 03-10-2010, 03:56 PM   #711
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I made 5g of this yesterday. I had some confusing results which I figure I'd comment about. First I overshot the OG by a bit. I had about 1.054 instead of 1.040. I think this is primarily due to lack of control over my volumes. Yesterday was the first day I used a keggle. I did my best to approximate the sparge water, but only ended up with what I estimated to be 7.1g pre boil, and probably a little less than 5g post boil. I was shooting for 5.5g of course. Will need to refine my process a little and get used to dealing with volume in the keggle. Anyway against my better judgement I topped off the wort to bring the gravity closer to 1.040. I doubt this will really bother the beer too much, and next time I'll be a little more careful.
This is a pretty forgiving recipe so you'll probably be just fine.

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Old 03-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #712
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Shorten your mash time down to 40 minutes as well. That make a big difference in controlling attenuation.
Thanks for the great advice! I will plan on 153 degrees for 40 minutes next time I brew this!
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:03 PM   #713
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Haha, thanks for noticing. I've been lurking around the forums for some time. Thanks for the contributions. I am thinking of making your cream ale next. I need an easy drinking house ale. And now that I have a keggle the 10 gallon batches will soon follow.

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Old 03-11-2010, 05:26 AM   #714
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Bottled my first attempt at this on Saturday! Turned around and made another 5 gallons of it on Sunday! I brewed this to please SWMBO, because she fell in love with a Blonde Ale when we were in San Fran. I had her take a sip of the hydro sample after it fermented 2 weeks (I did warn her that it was green and flat)...and she liked it. Hence the second batch.... I think I may secondary and use gelatin on the second batch, just to ensure clarity. Also just to try out using the gelatin...wouldn't mind getting some of my beers a bit clearer! We can't wait to crack some cold ones open, and see how good they really are!

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Old 03-11-2010, 10:48 PM   #715
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Do it, and report back the tastyness.

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Old 03-12-2010, 11:02 PM   #716
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There is no local HBS within 2 hours of where I live that carries grain. A local liquor store does carry a few brew supplies but is out of 2 row. Can this recipe be done well using 6 row instead of 2 row? If so, should I make any other changes? I know I can order the grain but i really want to try this recipe out this weekend.

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Old 03-12-2010, 11:07 PM   #717
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Brewed this today (and my family is kicking me out for brewing it). Got: 11 gallons, 87% efficiency, OG: 1.049. Nice.

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Can I use either Galena Hops (13.1%) or Chinook Hops (11.5%) for the Centennial Hops in this recipe? I think I can use Beer Smith to determine the IBU equivalents but I don't know the profile of either of these hops and the centennial hops bag I purchased has a small tear in it that made the hops lose their odor. The is no LHBS near here for me to run out and buy more. I have to order by mail.

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Galena to bitter, if you need to sub, IMO.
Pretty neutral as I recall.

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Sounds like a great goto recipe for universal appeal. Thanks for sharing.

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