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Old 05-08-2012, 03:10 AM   #101
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Thank you for posting this, having a pint put of the keg now. It is not fully carbed, but the taste is awesome!

Sweet malt backbone with a very pleasant hop aftertaste. Extremely balanced..

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Old 05-12-2012, 03:51 AM   #102
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Brewing this tomorrow, although I have a question about the yeast. I bought two vials of the White Labs California Ale, and I created an 800ml starter with only one of the yeast vials. I literally just made the starter, and I planned on brewing tomorrow.

My question is, is the starter sufficient for the beer, and I can save the 2nd vial of yeast? Or should I combine them? Any tips here would be appreciated.

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Old 05-12-2012, 04:05 PM   #103
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Recently brewed this one and OG hit 1.070. Mash out looked and smelled great. Paying closer attention to strike temp appears to have paid off. Looking forward to taste test.

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Old 05-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #104
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I used one vial with a 1.5 l starter and it took off in 4hrs and hit my target fg. Beer is nice I used mo as the base and hopped as per the recipe it's about a week in the keg not carb'd enough and still a bit sharp but definitely drinkable and an abv of about 8% next up is a dfh 90 or maybe a Belgian ale. Any suggestions on a Belgian recipe?

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Old 05-12-2012, 10:27 PM   #105
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How long until my starter is ready? I did one vial of the California Ale in about 800mL of water, with 1/3-1/2 cup DME. It's been about 18 hours since I made the starter. Anyone?

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How long until my starter is ready? I did one vial of the California Ale in about 800mL of water, with 1/3-1/2 cup DME. It's been about 18 hours since I made the starter. Anyone?
18-24 hrs on a stir plate and you are good.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:13 PM   #107
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What if I let it go like 36 hours? Can I still use it?

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What if I let it go like 36 hours? Can I still use it?
Yes. Perfectly fine. 18-24 is just kind of a minimum to get maximum yeast growth.
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Been 6 days fermenting and gravity down from 1.070 to 1.018. Tasted the hydro sample and the flavor is very good. Look forward to drinking the complete carbed version.

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:02 AM   #110
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Brewed: 4/16/2012
Dry hopped: 4/23/2012
Bottled: 4/30/2012

This beer seems to be in its prime right now (5/19/2012). So far, at least. Very, very good. Thanks for the recipe.

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