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Old 04-08-2013, 11:17 PM   #541
kapbrew13
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haven't read thread but why so long in primary?
Personal preference? Forgot about it?

 
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #542
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Itís the result of me being a beer nerd.

I read through just about every thread in the AG forum of Home Brew Talk. I pulled out the best practices that I liked. Things like: not always using a secondary, long boils to reduce the volume, having extra DME on hand and temp controlled fermenting seemed solid advice (to name a few). Itís also how I found King Brian the Iís recipe.

For this amber it worked perfectly. No threat of contamination and, after a quick check of the FG, I knew this one was done. No questions.

I couldnít be happier with this recipe. It really is a fantastic brew!

Thereís a must read HBT super thread on the no secondary topic at:
http://tinyurl.com/nosecondary

Hope this helps,
Greg

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #543
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GreginMD. That beer looks delicious. I've got mine in primary For 2 weeks. Now on vacation for 3 weeks. Long primary but ain't worried. This'll be my first beer on keg system. Woohoo

 
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:23 AM   #544
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made this today. I forgot to use Irish Moss in the boil for the 3rd consecutive brew
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:50 AM   #545
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Hey Brian did/do you rehydrate the US-05? I brewed this a couple of months ago, turned out awesome! Going to brew another batch on Wednesday. Thanks for a truly great recipe.

Terry

 
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:01 AM   #546
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Hey Brian did/do you rehydrate the US-05? I brewed this a couple of months ago, turned out awesome! Going to brew another batch on Wednesday. Thanks for a truly great recipe.

Terry
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.. Doesn't seem to make much difference but it's probably better to do it. Glad you like it!
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:28 PM   #547
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Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.. Doesn't seem to make much difference but it's probably better to do it. Glad you like it!
Thanks. I didn't rehydrate last time and it came out great. Maybe I'll just be lazy and pitch dry again this time.

 
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:22 PM   #548
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My batch turned out great. I failed at making my own candi sugar, and I was already boiling so I subbed in 1/2lb of corn sugar and a 1/2lb of light brown sugar. Its very clear and pretty well balanced. This is one the better brews I have made and it will definitely become part of the standard rotation. Thanks for the great recipe OP!


 
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:29 AM   #549
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I have had this in primary at 20deg C for 2 weeks and while the airlock activity dropped off early (not always an issue) I have a gravity reading of 1.020 (OG: 1.052). Do I have reason to believe the yeast is not active and should I pitch another packet of US-05? I've never had this happen before. I have taste-tested and there is a lot of hop aroma and bitterness, almost like wort post-boil. Is pitching another yeast pack going to cause any harm?
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:01 PM   #550
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I have had this in primary at 20deg C for 2 weeks and while the airlock activity dropped off early (not always an issue) I have a gravity reading of 1.020 (OG: 1.052). Do I have reason to believe the yeast is not active and should I pitch another packet of US-05? I've never had this happen before. I have taste-tested and there is a lot of hop aroma and bitterness, almost like wort post-boil. Is pitching another yeast pack going to cause any harm?
Pitching more probably won't cause and harm. I also have in primary now, brewed 3 days ago and now its at 1.010 from 1.057. Though I did use london ale iii instead of us-05.

 
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