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Old 01-26-2013, 02:28 AM   #171
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Preheating the oven, cant wait. love pepper beers.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:56 AM   #172
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I have brewed this beer 3 times now.

The first time, I followed the recipe to a T and it turned out incredible! Not spicy, but very flavorful. I used 5 + 2 Jalapenos.

The second time, I followed the recipe to a T with one exception, I left the beer in secondary for a month. It turned out unbearably hot, had to dump the keg. I used 5 + 2 Jalapenos.

The third time, I followed the recipe to a T. It turned out somewhat hot, and lacking in the Jalapeno flavor. I used 4 + 1.5 Jalapenos.


How can I get more Jalapeno flavor and less heat? Anyone else get extreme variations on Jalapeno heat levels?
I've also made this wonderful brew three times, and will brew it again this weekend. Adding jalapenos to the secondary is a crap shoot. You can bite into one jalapeno and it tastes like a green pepper, another will knock your socks off. I've always made a tincture and added to taste at bottling or kegging. It’s the only way to take the guess work out of how hot or not the finished product will end up. I try to get the nose of cutting into fresh jalapenos. The initial flavor somewhat matches that aroma, then it finishes with a nice balancing act from the cream ale itself. Then the heat comes in the very late finish, making you want to reach for your next sip.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:01 PM   #173
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Going to get the supplies today to make this as is, with the exception that I'm doing a 3 gallon batch. What kind of gravities were you all getting? It just seems like a small grain bill. Either way, I subscribed to this thread months ago so I could keep it till I got my equipment for all grain. This'll be my second all grain batch. Brewing this Saturday.

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:53 PM   #174
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Additionally, how long are you all keeping the peppers in the secondary? It looks like some have pulled them out after a few days.

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #175
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I just did my third batch yesterday and it smells fantastic. I don't do peppers in secondary, I like the subtle flavor and heat that is given by the boil addition. Though, I might split off a gallon or two to experiment with post fermentation additions.

 
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #176
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just out of curiosity, why soak the peppers in vodka if your roasting and adding to the boil? also, have you ever tried adding some of the pepper vodka to the primary/secondary?

 
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:52 AM   #177
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Someone posted an extract conversion of this on page two (using the app) and it goes like this:

replace the grains using 5.0lbs Extra Light DME
.5lbs. Dextrine
.61lbs. table sugar

I that it? No corn or Vienna malt? Anyone else tried an extract version? I think it was beerphonic that posted an extract recipe they came up with but there wasn't an update. I'd love to do AG, just don't have the setup
No, the extract versiosn would be
5pounds extra light or light DME
1.00 lb Corn, Flaked
1.00 lb Vienna Malt
1.00 oz Cluster [7.0%] (60 min)
1.00 oz Liberty Leaf [4.3%] (25 min)
1.00 oz Liberty Leaf [4.3%] (15 min)
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 min)
7.00 items Jalapeno pepper (Boil 15.0 min) see notes
Wyeast 1056 or a neutral dry yeast

the DME has carapils in it, the vienna will self convert, and dont worry about steeping the corn

 
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #178
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Thanks njporter. I actually brewed this yesterday per recipe with the exception that I did a 3 gallon. It was my second all grain batch. I was wondering though how long the peppers are in the secondary? It seems some have only left them in there a few days.

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:59 AM   #179
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Hey guys, I'm new to home brewing so I am primarily using kits to get comfortable. I really want to make tis brew, but want to do it right. That said, would the following kit for a cream ale be comparable to the one that you guys made ad an all grain?

6 pounds pale malt extract (lme)
1 oz willamette pellet hops
1 oz liberty pellet hops
8 oz lactose
Crushed steeping grains (1/2 lb caramel 40L malt, 1/4 lb victory malt)
Yeast

Thanks for any help you can gimme me!

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:57 AM   #180
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dont add the lactose

 
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