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Old 03-19-2013, 09:23 PM   #841
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This is going on 4 weeks in the keg and it gets tastier every time I try it. :-)

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:26 PM   #842
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still undecided whether to brew this one or DFH 60-minute, they're both just so dang tasty

seems like the last one I had is always my favorite... then I drink the other and then that one is my favorite

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:58 PM   #843
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:22 PM   #844
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Have a nice size starter (6qts) ready to decant and pitch. Bells yeast / 1272.

Look for a pre-boil gravity of 1052 or so.

Boil it down to 1064 or so.

It will finish fermenting at 1012 or so. 7% abv or so.

(My process) 3 weeks in primary. Rack to secondary and dry hops on Sunday - have it crash cooled by the next Saturday for transfer to key or bottles.
Why such a large starter??
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:41 PM   #845
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No stir plate? No problem. Step up to 6qts., chill, decant then pitch.
No chance of an under-pitch which means happy under stressed good working yeast-IRS, attenuating to the max.

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Old 03-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #846
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Brewed a batch of this on 1/21. Used S-05 because I had killed the last of my Two-Hearted's a couple of weeks before. 1.059 OG to 1.016 FG. Think it finished slightly high because it was a partial mash with extract. Dry hopped with 2 oz of centennial in the keg. I think this is one of my favorites so far, and as I got an extra lb of Centennial on accident from the brew store last time I ordered hops, I think I will make sure this one stays in rotation for a while. Looking forward to doing it all grain when this keg kicks as I finally have my mash tun done and tested, but other than being just slightly sweet, it is delicious. Brought a growler to my local brew club party after our competition this year and had people who tasted it sending lots of folks around to try it.

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Brewed a batch of this on 1/21. Used S-05 because I had killed the last of my Two-Hearted's a couple of weeks before. 1.059 OG to 1.016 FG. Think it finished slightly high because it was a partial mash with extract. Dry hopped with 2 oz of centennial in the keg. I think this is one of my favorites so far, and as I got an extra lb of Centennial on accident from the brew store last time I ordered hops, I think I will make sure this one stays in rotation for a while. Looking forward to doing it all grain when this keg kicks as I finally have my mash tun done and tested, but other than being just slightly sweet, it is delicious. Brought a growler to my local brew club party after our competition this year and had people who tasted it sending lots of folks around to try it.
IMHO a few thousandths high SG is good. I've never run a hygrometer on T.H. out of the bottle though. It seems like a slightly higher gravity to me.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:59 AM   #848
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Drinking a glass of this that I made now. It was my first AG batch and I'm so far not impressed, but I think I know what I'll change for my next AG batch after this..

I used 1056 and fermented at 60-64 degrees, so it's incredibly clean. Let it sit in primary for 3 weeks, secondary for a week, dry hops for 5 days of that week, then into the keg at 12PSI for about a week.

My mash temps were very low, in the 148-149 range for most of the mash, so this beer is very dry with little flavor other than hops. About a week ago I was ready to pour it out of the keg because it didn't smell right nor did it taste very good. Over the last week it's become drinkable, but it kind of tastes like fizzy hop water!

SG was 1.055 and FG was 1.011.

There's always next time. Me and a buddy just did our first 10G AG batch the other day and we brewed the DFH 90 clone recipe that's floating around this forum. We kept the mash temps up on that batch, more in the 154ish range. Hoping that turns out better with much more flavor! Only three days in the carboy, so I'm super excited to get a taste of this one!

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My mash temps were very low, in the 148-149 range for most of the mash, so this beer is very dry with little flavor other than hops. About a week ago I was ready to pour it out of the keg because it didn't smell right nor did it taste very good. Over the last week it's become drinkable, but it kind of tastes like fizzy hop water!

SG was 1.055 and FG was 1.011.
Funny, I mashed my first batch of this at 149 F. With some additional 2-row I hit the OG of 1.065 (which is what 2H should be). Half got stuck at 1.032 and I had to hit it with some US-05. That dried it down to 1.008. Dry hopped for 5 days. It is really incredible with not the slightest high alcohol taste. This stuff snuck up on my wife the first time she drank it. I have made it with Wyeast 1968 a few times and that is really good. It gets a little more British yeast flavor and it holds the FG higher for a little more substance. I would try that and see what you think.
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Brewin this right now! 45 min into the mash, sitting at 151f.

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