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Old 08-12-2011, 10:01 PM   #111
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After almost two months in the bottle this beer is really shining. Although the hop nose has faded a little bit, the bitterness and flavor is still assertive on a strong and delicious wheat backing. It's fantastically balanced and most of the mouthfeel is spot on (it's kind of weirdly dry on the finish, but no biggy). I must say fantastic recipe and A++ will brew again when it's getting hot next year.

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Old 08-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #112
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Yes, the bitterness against the caramelly sweetness was a great balance.

It was *loads* better with the hop nose, though, when I made my batch.

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Old 08-23-2011, 09:03 PM   #113
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After almost two months in the bottle this beer is really shining. Although the hop nose has faded a little bit, the bitterness and flavor is still assertive on a strong and delicious wheat backing. It's fantastically balanced and most of the mouthfeel is spot on (it's kind of weirdly dry on the finish, but no biggy). I must say fantastic recipe and A++ will brew again when it's getting hot next year.
Kudos to you for keeping this around for two months, mine never make it that long. In hindsight I guess I should have never titled this with the Gumballhead name because everyone brings up how it's different but that is truly the beer that inspired this recipe and after having both I like this better. Brew on!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:41 PM   #114
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Kudos to you for keeping this around for two months, mine never make it that long. In hindsight I guess I should have never titled this with the Gumballhead name because everyone brings up how it's different but that is truly the beer that inspired this recipe and after having both I like this better. Brew on!!

I'm glad that you did, because I'm not sure it would have caught my attention in the list if you hadn't. I'm gonna try this for my first non premeasured out kit AND first partial mash all at once. Haha if I find a fridge it will prolly be my first kegged beer too. What could go wrong?!
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:06 PM   #115
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ok, i'm going to try this advice and brew this (hopefully this weekend)...

8lbs 2-row 66.7%
3lbs red wheat 25%
1lb caravienne 8.3%

same hop schedule, leaving out simcoe, because I can't find it.
I plan on trying this for my first brew and wondered how it turned out. I will get points from the wife if I can get close to Gumballhead.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:10 PM   #116
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it was as close as i've gotten so far. it's gone now unfortunately. Mine was clearer than Gumballhead, but that was probably because I used gelatin in the keg. Here's a pic...

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Old 09-19-2011, 06:15 AM   #117
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Brewed this up tonight and accidently read the post wrong and added an extra pound instead of just a half a pound. My OG ended up being 1.064 but the color looks just like the pictures. It tastes good, but it is very sweet tasting the hydro sample.

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Old 09-19-2011, 09:58 AM   #118
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The final beer ends up a bit sweet, but it's a sweet finish and not at all cloying. It's a feature, not a bug.

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Old 09-19-2011, 02:41 PM   #119
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Glad to hear it ends up sweet, but I hope the yeast can go to town on that extra .010 of gravity, otherwise it will be carbonated sugar water!

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:16 PM   #120
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Not sure if I missed this in the thread, but did you do a week of dry hopping, or 2 as soon as you transfered to the secondary?

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