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Old 09-28-2009, 08:00 PM   #31
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I just called my brew shop and they don't have a couple things I was wanting to use. Could someone give me a good cross over hop for the target? And the yeast they recommend is nottingham..... has anyone used it that likes it? And last question for now is how much yeast would you use for a 5.5 gallon batch?

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Old 09-30-2009, 07:38 PM   #32
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i would try to get an english ale yeast (I used WLP 002) and i used a recipe similar to the ones with some changes. I subbed Fuggles for the Target hops.

5lbs Dark Dry Malt Extract
1lb Chocolate Malt
8oz. Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L
8oz. Roasted Barley

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60min 1.0oz Fuggles
20min 1.0oz East Kent Goldings

Just finished the keg of this stuff and i was very surprised at how good it was (messed up the PM and wasn't sure I would get the right flavors)

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:47 PM   #33
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Bigred, I couldn't find the exact strain I used (bad note taking ) but I know I used the Wyeast Acivator smack pack, and I'm pretty sure it was the 1056 American Ale. Or you could use the London Ale, Either one should work just fine.

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Old 10-06-2009, 01:56 AM   #34
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I am making this on Wednesday, but the best yeast I could find was nottingham. I have everything else, just need to make sure that this yeast will be ok. And also, do you think i will need a starter for it? Last question for now is would you guys suggest doing a full boil, or boiling part and adding the rest at the end? My brew pot is big enough, I just did a 6 gallon full boil today and it went fine.

Thanks for the help, it is much appreciated.

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Old 10-06-2009, 02:11 AM   #35
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yeast should be fine, you can experiment on later brews.

I would always suggest a full boil, even on extract brews. As far as the starter, it never hurts but is probably not necessary. just make sure you aerate the wort really well.

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Old 10-08-2009, 03:49 PM   #36
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So yesterday I brewed this up with a couple modifications.

1.5lbs of roasted barley
.5 chocolate malt
.5lb crystal 60, because they didn't have anything higher right now
nottingham yeast

it's been 14 hours since I put it in the carboy, and it is now flowing steady out the blow off.

I will report back when it's finished. I had a small sample right before I put it in the carboy, and it is the first green beer that I have liked at all. It has a strong roasted aroma, and at first, it has a hint of chocolate followed by a heavy coffee/roasted flavour. Time will reveal a bit more but I am already happy with it.

A big thanks goes out to everyone that helped with any questions I had.

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Old 11-06-2009, 12:39 AM   #37
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Just an update on my brew. After just under 4 weeks in the primary I bottled it. Of course I had to have a sample. I am happy with the way it is so far, as expected, there is a very heavy roasted taste and aroma, I am thinking it will settle a bit with time in the bottles. I plan to try one next weekend(2 weeks after bottled), and I will report back when I try it.

Has anyone else brewed this in the last while? Hows everyone else liking it?

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Old 11-06-2009, 03:53 AM   #38
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Has anyone else brewed this in the last while? Hows everyone else liking it?
No.... I miss it

I need to brew this again, soon.
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:29 AM   #39
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So I took opened up a bottle of this after 4 weeks in primary and 2 weeks bottled. I am very happy with it and will for sure be brewing this again. Mine finished at a bit higher FG than anticipated but regardless I am still happy with it. I also hit a higher OG than I thought I would. My OG was 1.060, and the FG was 1.022 or so. I would post review about it but I still don't have it figured out, and I think it may change a bit with a couple more weeks aging. I will post a review after that.

Again a big thanks to everyone who helped me out on my second brew

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Old 11-17-2009, 12:12 AM   #40
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I'm just glad to see that everyone's enjoying the Boondock and coming up with their own variations...

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