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Old 02-13-2013, 01:08 AM   #511
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Groan! So this was my third batch since I bigafied my system to do 10G batches. I ran it through beersmith just in case, but it did what would be expected and doubled the amounts of everything in the 5G batches listed on page one and of which I have made and enjoyed several batches of LW APA. The first keg of the 10G is, well, underwhelming. Not a lot of taste and little hop aroma, and that with 8-9 oz of hops!! It is still a little flat as it is carbing up, but man I gotta figure out what went wrong here. My other 10G batches (different beers) were as good if not better than my 5G batches as I am recirculating the mash now and getting great efficiency and better beers...Any clues from others who have gone from 5G to 10G batches?

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #512
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Certainly not the advice you hoped I would give, but - Give it time. At least personally, I find that my beers when they are undercarb'ed are severely lacking in hop pronouncement - and once they hit the correct carbonation level, then the flavor really opens up.

But - something else could be in play as well. I could be missing something.

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Old 02-14-2013, 01:03 AM   #513
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Certainly not the advice you hoped I would give, but - Give it time. At least personally, I find that my beers when they are undercarb'ed are severely lacking in hop pronouncement - and once they hit the correct carbonation level, then the flavor really opens up.

But - something else could be in play as well. I could be missing something.
Seems to be a couple of things at play. Tonight it is carb'd a lot more (still has a day or two to go...) and it is just not the same as the others I have brewed. It seems to be missing on the malt and hop characteristics. I am wondering if I needed to toast another half pound or pound of 2 row as the malt is a little bland (like pure two row almost). The hops mystify me. Not much hop aroma/taste AT ALL...could be carbonation, though this beer has always had a great nose even in the carboy...just isn't there this time. I used fresh hops that were sealed, in the freezer, and smelled wonderful in the boil and dry hop. Gotta review my brew day notes and scratch the noggin' some more. Guess I could throw in another ounce or two of hops in the keg and see what happens...color me confused!

Just reviewed my brew notes and it looks like I may have had a water measurement issue as I had a gallon of extra wort. Even so, I hit both the OG & FG dead on the nose...

Bitterness and color are spot on. Beginning to suspect my refractometer as I have had to calibrate it every time I have used it lately with H2O before each reading (or at least once per brew day I should say). Funny thing is I used it for an Arrogant Bastard clone the next week and it was DEAD ON in taste, hop aroma, et al.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:11 AM   #514
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Mmmm, drinking a pour of this right now. Never gets old. This is the 7th time I've made this beer and have hardly strayed from the original recipe. So good.

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Old 03-05-2013, 02:08 AM   #515
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This is one mighty fine brew. Thanks Dude!

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Old 03-05-2013, 10:25 PM   #516
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I think I'm going to make this one and add 1oz citra dry hop on top of everything else. Can't wait!

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:21 AM   #517
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Can't wait to give this one a go tomorrow morning.

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Old 03-10-2013, 11:58 PM   #518
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I think I'm going to make this one and add 1oz citra dry hop on top of everything else. Can't wait!
I added Citra to the dry hop, really gives it a grapefruit aroma.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:49 PM   #519
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Brewed this last night for the second time ever. Brewed it last August and was probably my favorite homebrew I've ever made. I hit 1.06 OG so I added one bottled water to the carbay and pitched a packet of rehydrated US-05. Still waiting for it to really take it, should be off by tomorrow morning.

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Old 04-02-2013, 12:08 AM   #520
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It didn't take off until Sunday, but it's rocking hard right now. Can't wait for a month to go by until this is ready to drink from the keg.

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