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Old 10-26-2009, 05:13 AM   #1
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My first batch a Dogfish 60minute Ipa clone came out TERRIBLE. I fermented for 2 weeks, its been bottled for one week, I just to a sip and spit it out. First off the beer is suppose to be fairly dark and its almost clear it looks about like a Micalobe Ultra. The beer taste like a nasty tea. The only thing i think i could have botched is cracking the grain, i didnt know the store had a grinder so I used a rolling pin and hammer to crush it and i dont believe it did the job. Any ideas?

 
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:25 AM   #2
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recipe? we need more info

 
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:30 AM   #3
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using a rollingpin deffinitly will not crush to a satisfactory level. Id say you ended up with very minimal extraction and a very low gravity brew. Also one week in bottle is not enough to judge. Give it three weeks and if it still taste nasty give it 3 more...What was your starting gravity and final gravity assuminging you even took a hydrometer reading
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:44 AM   #4
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Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Pacman (see note)
Yeast Starter: Absolutely
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.070
Final Gravity: 1.018
IBU: 67.4
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 4.8
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 at 63 degrees
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 at 63 degrees

13 Pounds 2-row (US)
6 ounces Maris Otter malt
EDIT- I've been using Amber malt instead, and it's great! Thomas Fawcett amber malt.

.75 Warrior hops 16.4% AA (60 minutes) SEE NOTES ON HOPPING!
.50 Amarillo Gold 8.5% (35 minutes)
.50 Simco 12% (30 minutes)
.50 Simco 12% Dry hop
1.00 Amarillo Gold Dry hop
Irish Moss ( 1 tsp with 15 minutes left in the boil)

Pacman yeast used- took the f.g. to 1.010!

Hops were added as continous- first warrior only for the first 25 minutes just a few pellets at a time, then remainder all mixed together and continuosly added, starting at 35 minutes. Starter used, as pacman was reused. Fermentation started within 3 hours, at a nice steady rate for 6-8 days. F.g. was a bit low- ?temperature problems in the mash? I wanted the f.g. to be a bit higher and tried to mash at 153-154. Still, the f.g was a bit lower than I wanted at 1.010. I wanted it to be around 1.018.
Dry hopped 2/13/07 (pellet hops). Bottled 2/24/07.

Beer turned out fantastic!

 
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:45 AM   #5
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I followed Recipe exactly, the only thing that could be wrong is my grain wasnt crushed. My final gravity was 1.1 and i had an inconsistant reading for SG due to broken hydrometer.

 
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:52 AM   #6
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Quote:
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My first batch a Dogfish 60minute Ipa clone came out TERRIBLE.
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Beer turned out fantastic!
What did I miss?

 
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:06 AM   #7
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sorry that was from the recipe not my batch

 
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:45 PM   #8
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The problem is that you are drinking 3 week old, green, uncarbonated beer. Give it a few more weeks and you might be surprised. Also, next time leave your beer in the fermenter for a little longer and your beer will reward you.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:21 PM   #9
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My final gravity was 1.1
Whoah there. Something is wrong with that Hydrometer (??).

< http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Hydrometer >


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Old 10-26-2009, 06:27 PM   #10
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Wait, you tried to crush 13 pounds of malt by hand? I can't imagine you had any kind of efficiency whatsoever. Did you really get 1.07 for your original gravity? I'd wager you got half of that using the rolling pin, and that's why the beer finished out so dry (1.035 to 1.01 would not be unheard of).
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