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Old 11-15-2011, 08:31 PM   #61
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After fermentation (which occurred after I re-pitched with Nottingham) the beer (albeit non carbonated) tastes MUCH better. Hints of Caramel, Toffee, and refined spirits linger on the palate far past the initial sip. I am impressed, and LOVING the fact that my first attempt at all grain is seemingly a successful one.

RDWHAHB.............. let the nottingham continue to work it's magic. 3-4 weeks in primary is just right.

 
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:41 PM   #62
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RDWHAHB.............. let the nottingham continue to work it's magic. 3-4 weeks in primary is just right.
Of course, of course.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:46 AM   #63
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How close to Sam Adams Wee Heavy is this taste wise. I've had bell havens wee heavy, so I'm wondering how close in taste it is

 
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:09 PM   #64
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What fermentation schedule has worked best for those who have brewed this? I typically keep in primary 3-4 weeks then bottle, with no secondary most of the time. I mostly brew IPAs and Browns though. I see some of you have secondaried as long as 2 months.

 
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:37 AM   #65
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I have no MOA and wont have any till spring. If I were to sub in 2 row do you think I could bump up the malt taste with some Aromatic? Or will that throw off the whole flavor profile?

 
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:17 PM   #66
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I have no MOA and wont have any till spring. If I were to sub in 2 row do you think I could bump up the malt taste with some Aromatic? Or will that throw off the whole flavor profile?
I think I would do it this way: split the base malt up, go with 75% two row and %25 munich.

 
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:34 PM   #67
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So my strong scotch ale was in primary for a week or so (until it finished fermentation) then I left it in the carboy for almost 2 months. I'll be bottling it this week. Is there anything I need to do to get it ready for bottling? obviously prime it, but will there be enough yeast in suspension to carbonate it?

 
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #69
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Plenty of yeast yet. Your brew should be great.
thanks for being on top of responses to your brew permo. It's fantastic

i'll let you know how it tastes in a month or three!

 
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:25 PM   #70
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This looks great!!! Which dry yeast would you recommend, Nottingham or US-05?
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