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Old 06-22-2010, 02:14 PM   #11
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I got to try this one last evening. I was surprised by the maltiness having already mentioned SA's reported grain bill. Decent brew, but a bit pricey compared to equally decent doppelbocks.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:33 PM   #12
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They used to make a toned down 7.5% version that they sold in 6pks for the same price as the regular Sam Adams line, I thought it was a bargain then, and actually preferred that version.

 
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:42 AM   #13
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I just tried this tonight for the first time. The label says "half a pound of malt in each bottle". According my calculations, that's the equivalent of 26.5 lbs of malt in a 5 gallon batch. That's impossible. Either their efficiency sucks (doubtful), or their final gravity is like 1.075...also doubtful. I'm sort of obsessing over this claim, but really, it's a great beer!

 
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:39 AM   #14
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According my calculations, that's the equivalent of 26.5 lbs of malt in a 5 gallon batch. That's impossible.
Why is this impossible? Several of the recipes for my "big" beers are about 22-25 pounds of grain for a 5 gallon batch.

 
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:17 PM   #15
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I meant it was impossible for the alcohol content they claim (9.5%), unless Sam Adams has a much lower efficiency than I do (I get about 78%), or the FG was literally 1.075...no way. I'm just trying to hypothesize what's going on with this beer, assuming everything the bottle says is accurate. I've also brewed with as much as 24 lbs, but that's for 6g, and the alcohol was well over 10%. (I think it was around 11.5%, I need to check my notes).

 
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:59 PM   #16
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IIRC it did mention they only use first runnings of the mash, so I would think that 22-25 lb per 5 gal batch is within reason.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:41 PM   #17
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Ok, that makes a lot more sense. I wonder if the use the second runnings for anything?

 
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:45 PM   #18
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this is the beer that claims to have a pound of malt in every bottle correct?

If so I have a bottle left from over a year ago from when I was in Boston. That **** was vile. Probably the only beer I've bought that I simply could not drink.

 
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:53 PM   #19
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This one claims half a pound in each bottle. And it is delicious. If you had the dreaded "blue bottle" Triple Bock, that truly is some vile, vile stuff!

 
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:56 PM   #20
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http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=1790

I brewed this kit and it was better than the real stuff.
I want to do this, but obtain the ingredients from my LHBS. Can you find the recipe?

 
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