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Old 10-25-2010, 07:37 PM   #111
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I just got the grains for this on Saturday. I brewed an APA yesterday, but will brew this soon. I saw with interest that someone substituted Willamette for the Cascade. I just threw out my 2009 Willamette hops due to overproduction. They smelled good though. I have loads more of Willamette from 2010.

I went to Wines and More looking for EF, but they said that it is not available in MA. In notice that the Beer Advocate gives it a straight 'A' though.

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Old 10-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #112
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According to EF website:

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Northern Brewer: Traditional bittering hop for English style ales; provides strong bitterness to complement strong/assertive flavors of this porter
Fuggle: Traditional English hop for flavor in English ales; contributes milder earthy and woody aromas and flavors; adds complexity
Cascade: U.S. hop with citrus characteristics for aroma to balance roasted malts and add American element to this English style

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:19 PM   #113
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OK, brewed 5.5 gallons (or thereabouts) on Saturday. OSG was 1.057 (but I used a spectrometer). I used Northern Brewer, Cascade and Willamette hops. The Northern Brewer hops were left over pellets and the othes were whole hops that I grew. I guess that's it. It was bubbling loudly last night, so I had to move the bucket away from the bedroom so I could sleep. I used the dry yeast as I don't prefer fussing with the liquid stuff unless I have a wheat beer.

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:24 PM   #114
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Just reading back, I did adjust my water with chalk, epsom salt, sea salt (1/3 tsp), and bakiing powder. If forget all the amounts. I used the EZ water profile calculater. Based on my water and the SRM that water adjustments should be fine. I needed the little sea salt to get the Chloride ratio correct.

For 5.5 gallons I used 1/2 ounce Northern Brewer Hops, about 2 ounces of Cascade in the boil and then 1/2 ounce additions of Willamette. The Northern Brewer hops had a pretty strong smell and were 10% (alpha?)

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Old 11-06-2010, 05:13 AM   #115
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I tried the BYO recipe without getting too wound up in it.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/edmund-fitzgerald-porter-clone-tribute-202821/

I used whole Cascade hops in lieu of pellets, no yeast nutrient, and used a dry yeast.

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Old 11-15-2010, 12:35 PM   #116
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made a partial mash version of this a few months ago. used windsor, which only got it down to 1.021, also ended up miscalculating the hops and have around 50-60 IBU. Still probably the best beer I've made yet, planning on making another soon with S-04.

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Old 11-20-2010, 05:15 PM   #117
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I'm a newbie here so I need to ask questions. I have the EF clone in a secondary (after 1 week in primary) at the current moment. I will be kegging on 11/28. I noticed in the original post that the beer was carbed at 30 PSI for a total of 2.5 days (with a gentle stir after 2 days). Please correct me if i'm wrong but isn't that just under 3.5 weeks from brew to serve time? Will that be enough time to produce a good tasting beer? OTH, I don't want to wait forever for my beer to condition either. By the way, my wort tasted fantastic just after boiling.

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Old 11-22-2010, 12:55 PM   #118
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I kept mine in primary for about 2 weeks. From there I kegged and added 'gyle' for natural carbonation. This carbonated quite fast and I was drinking it in a few days after that. Tastes great. It might have fermented a point or 2 more if I had waited longer before kegging. Right now it tastes like a dark chocolate milkshake to me. My wife said it was too sweet, but then said it wasn't. I think it has a slight sweetness balanced by the grains and leser extent the hops. I set the kegerator for 45F which seems an OK temp for this EF.

I don't understand the gentle stir comment above. Won't you lose your pressure if you stir the keg?

Anyway, the bottom line is YUM

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Old 11-23-2010, 03:00 AM   #119
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Three days in the bottle and mine is tasting pretty good already.

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Three days in the bottle and mine is tasting pretty good already.
Why are you drinking it after three days in bottles?
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