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Old 11-23-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
EKennett
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Brewed a Pliny clone this afternoon using the extract recipe from the recent Zymurgy magazine. I should have had an OG of 1.072 but ended up closer to 1.062. The wort tastes very hoppy. I'm not sure what to expect since I never had the real thing. Anybody think I'm gonna have a problem being that far off on the original gravity?

 
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:41 PM   #2
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A little light on the alcohol, did you add any corn sugar?

Don't fear the hops, they'll be fine!

 
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:01 PM   #3
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Yeah, the recipe called for 6.5lb light DME and 0.75lb Dextrose. Both were boiled for 90 minutes. I thought the recipe looked a little light, I guess I was right

 
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:50 PM   #4
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Yeah, the recipe called for 6.5lb light DME and 0.75lb Dextrose. Both were boiled for 90 minutes. I thought the recipe looked a little light, I guess I was right
Certainly does sound like the recipe was off, I feel like there might have been a correction in one of the follow-up issues... but I don't remember what it was.

You can boiling up a pound of light DME and add it if you want, but the beer should be fine without it.
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:12 PM   #5
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You'll probably be fine... remember, your wort always tastes waaaaay more bitter postboil than it does as a finished beer.

 
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