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Old 01-23-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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Yesterday went to the LHBS to get ingredients for an IPA (Ninkasi Total Domination Clone, which I found off this site.) I realized at checkout that the recipe was for an 11 gallon batch instead of the 5 gallon I was planning on. I had 14 pounds of LME, 3.3 pounds of Munich Malt Extract, 3 pounds of Carahell and about 10 oz. of hops!

Right in line, I decided to just halve all ingredients for the brew. 7lbs of LME, 1.5lbs of Munich Malt Extract, and 1.7lbs of Carahell.

Here's where it happened. I seriously just forgot to cut the hops in half. Here is the recipe I ended up brewing.

7lbs LME
1.5 lb Munich Malt Extract
1.5 lb Carahell (steeped ~160deg. for 30 min.)
WYeast 1968 London ESB Ale
(And now the hop insanity)
1.5oz Summit 17% (60 min)
1 oz Amarillo 10.6% (30 min)
1 oz Crystal 5.6% (30 min)
1 oz Amarillo 10.6% (15 min)
1 oz Crystal 5.6% (15 min)
1 oz Centennial 10% (15 min)
1 oz Amarillo 10.6% (0 min)
1 oz Centennial 10% (0 min)

I used looseleaf hops. So when I poured the cooled wort into the carboy, it was insanely hard to get enough of it due to a lot of the liquid being drawn into the hops. I squeezed as much as I could out of them and came out with ~2.5 gallons of wort. Filled water up to 5 gallons.

Original gravity was 1.060.






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Old 01-24-2011, 01:17 AM   #2
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Very nice, how did it smell?
Is that a 5 gallon carboy? It looks taller than my fives.


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Old 01-24-2011, 01:24 AM   #3
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Yeah that is a 6 gallon carboy.

Hopefully I'll move up to all grain in a year or so. This was my second batch.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:29 AM   #4
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Looks good!

But I really hope you haven't been keeping it in direct sunlight!! If that large of an amount of hops skunks your beer's only flavor profile is going be..... skunk
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Maybe it should be renamed Facepalm IPA
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It appears you lost a lot of volume. I primary in 6.5 gallons and mine appears closer to the top. You appear to have about 4 - 4.5 gallons max.
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It appears you lost a lot of volume. I primary in 6.5 gallons and mine appears closer to the top. You appear to have about 4 - 4.5 gallons max.
I measured out 5 gallons and put a sticky on there with a line before I brewed. I didn't fill it all the way up to the line because I feared I had already added too much water into the little amount of wort I had. If I measured the 5 gallons correctly, then I would say I have around 4.7-4.8 gallons.
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Looks good!

But I really hope you haven't been keeping it in direct sunlight!! If that large of an amount of hops skunks your beer's only flavor profile is going be..... skunk
Ack. Another newbie mistake. I put it in my closet, but it was in that spot for half of the day. Hopefully didn't skunk it anymore than it already may be. I will taste it when I take the first gravity reading.
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I took a piece of standard masking tape and put 1 gallon lines on it with a sharpie. I thought it would last for maybe or two sessions, but that was about 6 months ago and it's still there.
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Now I'm worried I skunked this beer already. It was kind of a cloudy day here in Portland, but there was definitely indirect light on it. The pictures look so bright mostly because I set it to high exposure.


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