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Old 03-14-2012, 10:19 PM   #11
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Sorry mate,thought I did. But it's in there now,with a change or two in the body of instructions. I gotta change the volume too. v-Version 2 -v
Anyway,version #2 was brewed at a total volume of 5.5 gallons,for an OG of 1.050. We're also cutting the 12 packets of Trulemon down to 10 packets,that'll equal 5TBSP of fresh juice. It should let the floraly hops match up better. That batch #2 is settling out now,3/14/12. We also re-hydrated the 15g Cooper's ale yeast packet in 1.5C of boiled/cooled water instead of 2C. These are the only changes to version 2 from the original listed above.
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Ok,FG as of 3/31 was 1.014. primed with 10 Trulemon packets,& 5oz of priming sugar by measurement from tastybrew.com priming calculator. That gives 2.52V co2. I think the style was American pale ale. Boiled 2C of water,then added Trulemon crystal & dextrose. Covered to cool while I got sanitized bottling bucket ready to rack.
Ale was very clear,only slightly hazy. It smelled wonderfull going into bottles,& gold with amber blush sort of color. I got 55 bottles out of the 5.5 gallon batch. About 4.8%ABV,so a good summer session ale.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #13
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First of all, I'm a beginning brewer so if I ask any stupid ?s I'm sorry....


If you're not bottling and going to keg, does not using the priming sugars change the overall taste of this recipe?
Since I would be expediting the carb-ing process, would this help retain some of the golden color?
Is dehydrated yeast a must?

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Old 04-21-2012, 10:43 PM   #14
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subscribed -- made this yesterday and its already through the vigoris fermentation. Almost no airlock activity but what looks like krausen on the top. Hope I did'nt screw this up. Really simple and the sample was ok, a bit bitter but thats to be expected I think.

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:47 PM   #15
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@lance-The color should be the same regardless of carbonation method. It all depends on using the ingredients in the method described. Not to mention good brewing/conditioning temps.
@heeler-It can ferment pretty fast. I've had a few get through initial fermentation in a day with re-hydrated yeast. The Cooper's 15g ale yeast packet re-hydrated is good. After it slows or stops bubbling,it's just slowing down for the long haul down to FG. No worries. And young beers like this will have a bit bitter,unbalanced taste as it's still pretty young. That's what the hops will taste like at this point. It'll get good when the beer is carbonated & conditioned 4 weeks or so.
Sorry I took some time to responde,haven't been well the last couple months. This aging thing is really starting to suck. Good luck with the brews guys. Get it right,& it's a good beer,even in the shade in summer.
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Just brewed this last saturday night. Will report back with results. Plan to keg and have ready for 4th of July party (July 7th). One question, why the reduction in lemon packets? I see you went from 12 to 10 now. Was it just too much lemon?

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No,just wanted to see if the hops would give more flavor with less lemon. The 12 packets give a lemon herb tea sort of flavor. Which is good,but I thought less lemon might give more complexity. Gotta put some in the fridge & see. The 12 packets is closest to the original by taste tests so far.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:07 PM   #18
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So I followed this recipe ALMOST to the T....I didn't use the full 15g of yeast since the beer/malt kit only came with a 7g yeast pack but I decided to do a yeast starter (even though I read not to) and I'm having a crazy fermentation going on. I've only seen it get like this when I did a really high ABV and super hoppy IPA. SO far it looks great but we'll see when it turns out.....

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oh and it's much lighter then the pic shows......I didn't have a way to filter it so I'm going to do it when I transfer to secondary. I'm really excited for this to turn out as well as a large group of people here in my drinking circle!

Thanks for the info on doing this!

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No,just wanted to see if the hops would give more flavor with less lemon. The 12 packets give a lemon herb tea sort of flavor. Which is good,but I thought less lemon might give more complexity. Gotta put some in the fridge & see. The 12 packets is closest to the original by taste tests so far.
Thanks much Uniondr for the clarification. Getting ready to keg this next week.
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