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  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 05-04-2016 at 04:24 PM
    I have tried 3 bottles of mine, brewed with all Calypso hops .78 oz @30 min, .5oz @15min, and
    .2oz @5min, that measured to 44IBU. The bitterness is less harsh than when I made it with
    Chinook, but it'...

  • Posted in thread: Blundered big on bottling -- any ways to redeem it? on 04-29-2016 at 07:56 PM
    Agree with both posts. You dump it now you lose 5 gal of beer, you wait it might be really
    good. Taste them in a month if it hasn't changed dump it or throw them in a closet, dark room,
    basement, etc ...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 04-21-2016 at 11:49 PM
    Anyone else think this needs to be toned down (60min hops to .5oz) and bring the IBUs closer to
    30-35 than 40?Sounds like you through most of the thread, the one change many say they would
    make is to ...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 04-19-2016 at 06:01 PM
    Has anybody made a second batch of syrup to use for bottling? I missed bottling mine this
    weekend so hoping i find time during the week or will make sure it gets done this coming
    weekend. But, I thoug...

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 04-17-2016 at 03:11 AM
    Mine came out about the same color as yours, I would say it shouldn't take anymore than about
    10 min for the temp to get to 240.

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 04-15-2016 at 08:11 PM
    The way mine tasted before re-heating would be really good in a triple though... Once I move
    into a new house that'll be one of the first things I make.

  • Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 04-15-2016 at 04:51 PM
    EDIT: Also, the second cup of water goes in when? Is that for bringing the temp back down from
    say 290F to 240F?Cheers :mug:I'm not sure on the first part of your post, but for this part,
    yes. When yo...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 04-15-2016 at 04:47 PM
    Did anyone make the syrup recently? I think mine turned out lighter than it was supposed
    to.When I made mine it was light, more like orange blossom/wildflower honey, so I heated it
    back up till it got...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 04-14-2016 at 12:38 AM
    I'm going to bottle mine this weekend. Hydro sample us a touch more bitter than I like but
    still really good, more caramel notes than the first time I made with a good balance of some
    tropical like fr...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 04-09-2016 at 01:30 PM
    After 3 weeks in primary gravity seems to be settles at 1.014. How low have others gotten too?
    I like how it tasted at 60 degrees and uncarbed, a little more bitter than I want but some of
    that should...

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