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Old 02-19-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
Bernie Brewer
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So I'm brewing Yooper's Fat Squirrel Clone today (recipe here) and everything is going swimmingly.

Mash temps were good, runoff went off without a hitch, things are going great. One minor boilover, no biggie. Added the magnum hops with the first runnings, sparged the rest and got the boil going.

Twenty minutes into the boil, I come into the house to rinse off my mash kettle and looked at the empty bag of hops on the table. It's not magnum, but Saaz!!!! I added some of the finishing hops at first wort by mistake!!! Doh! so I took the bag of magnums (the real one this time) and tossed it in. It'll be interesting to see what this will do to the hop profile.......

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Old 02-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #2
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ha, this is one of the reason's i dont do an unplanned brew with friends who dont brew. I always happily brew with interested people and any of my friends, but if i dont pre-prepare for that i always ALWAYS make a mistake... that could be because i drink more, but regardless

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Old 02-19-2010, 08:32 PM   #3
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That's not a mistake. it's an unintentional embellishment.

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Old 02-20-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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What the heck,
I plan to brew friday....So i think i am going to try your recipe
I got everything but the caraviene malt. Got a sub for this? C40?

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Old 02-20-2010, 07:37 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Laughing_Gnome_Invisible View Post
That's not a mistake. It's an unintentional embellishment.
And that's a sig line.
Once in a while you get shown the light,
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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Old 02-22-2010, 01:19 PM   #6
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Saturday morning I go to measure out my grains for a Pale Ale. I grab a bag that should be 5# Golden Promise. But the Golden Promise bag is a full 10#? WTF? Then it dawns on me. I reach for another bag that should be 10# of Castle Pils...and sure enough it's only 5#. So my Naked Brown Ale has 5# of Belgian Pils as the base instead of Golden Promise. It explains why I noticed it was so much harder to crush than I expected (glassier/less friable). Meh...it'll still be good.

On that same brew (the Naked Brown): Formulated the recipe using the AA% of my just finished bag of Willamette. But this brew was the first brew with the new bag of Willamette. 6.4% (old) vs. 5.6% (new). I was able to kluge-fix that but still they're both just lackadaisical carelessness.

Bernie, at least you used Saaz for Magnum and not the other way around!
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