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Old 12-31-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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Default I made two BMC clones... by accident

Thanks to my thermometer all of the sudden being off by 5 degrees on the last 2 batches. I mashed at 147 on a bitter and a cream ale and ended up making to BMC clones. They taste just like BMC. I am hoping to push them off on some friends that enjoy that kind of stuff. I just wanted to vent a little.


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Old 12-31-2009, 02:03 AM   #2
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Mashing at 147 makes a cream ale become a BMC? Wat


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Old 12-31-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
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Yeah, a low mash temperature can really reduce the body and malt flavor. I'm a little surprised the bitter didn't do better. Was it an Ordinary Bitter?
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:17 PM   #4
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Cream ale wort should be the same as american lager wort, the fermentation is the difference.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:59 PM   #5
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Thought I did the same thing on my first beer last year. I was SHOCKED... and dissapointed. But as it aged, it got more flavorful, just didn't get any more body.

Might just try and dry hop it for some flavor/aroma
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those are both really light ales in the first place.try a heavier bodied beer. you might not be achieving good efficiecy and this could cause the same sort of problem. but you made beer so i would drink it
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:39 PM   #7
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I read the title of this thread and all I thought of was "what, you got so drunk you wet youself?" LOL
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Oh, for some reason I was thinking 157, not 147 lol. Makes sense now


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