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Old 05-07-2013, 02:26 AM   #291
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Hey Johnnyhamer,

I checked out Brewer's Friend's calculator, but it doesn't have a converter. I remember doing this manually a few years back, but it's been 2 years since I've brewed seriously.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
I usually go 3# of dme for 3.3# of lme. It's inexact so plug numbers in the calculator until you get a suitable abv. You could do this recipe anywhere between 4-6% and have a goof beer.

I agree with upping the carapils. I went by the recipe and head wasn't that great.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:20 PM   #292
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Well it's been 3 days since I've bottled my watermelon ale and I can already notice one HUGE difference! Attached in this is a picture of my watermelon beer bottled and my previous batch of my light ale(aka failed pumpkin ale). The clarity of my watermelon beer is amazing and I guess it's because of the whirlfloc tablet I added during the last 15 of the boil. That is soooo cool. I can't wait till the 25th to try it!
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #293
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Well it's been 3 days since I've bottled my watermelon ale and I can already notice one HUGE difference! Attached in this is a picture of my watermelon beer bottled and my previous batch of my light ale(aka failed pumpkin ale). The clarity of my watermelon beer is amazing and I guess it's because of the whirlfloc tablet I added during the last 15 of the boil. That is soooo cool. I can't wait till the 25th to try it!
Awesome! I didn't use anything to clarify and started drinking after about 5 days. My clarity wasn't great but the taste was. I might up the carapils next time.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:24 AM   #294
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Awesome! I didn't use anything to clarify and started drinking after about 5 days. My clarity wasn't great but the taste was. I might up the carapils next time.
The recommended month of waiting isn't necessary? I'm getting excited..
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:56 AM   #295
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The recommended month of waiting isn't necessary? I'm getting excited..
I'm sure the beer will be even better but I bottle prime and usually start tasting at 5 days. I tend to brew quick turnaround stuff.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:03 PM   #296
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So I decided to try it after 5 days. It's good decent carbonation..a nice strong bitter taste and only a hint of watermelon..I added 6 cups plus 4oz of extract and the flavor is not coming through as strong as I hoped. It's still a good beer, but a beer first and bitter second and watermelon third in my eyes.

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Old 05-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #297
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The bitter fades and that's a sweet label!
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:34 AM   #298
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Just put mine in the secondary over the watermelon juice. This tastes awesome NOW! So I can't wait until it's done
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #299
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just brewed up another batch at SWMBO's request
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #300
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What do folks think about adding a little lactose sugar before bottling?

My SWMBO would like it more if it had a touch of sweetness to enhance the watermelon flavor.
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