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Old 03-05-2007, 03:05 AM   #1
Dec 2006
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Hey all,

Used Coopers extract 3.7 # IPA and added 2 # DME light. I also used 1 # honey to dry it out and up the Alc. I added 1 oz cascade pellets for the cool down,8 min.

I used a safale s04 yeast 59-75 degrees and fermented at 70 degrees. It went like crazy for about 3 days. Did it ferment too hot, or was it the honey I added. Tastes OK but stong dry flavor, instead of smooth. 9 days primary 18 days sec and currently 7 in the bottle.

If I lager it in the cold for the next few weeks will this mellow it out.

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Old 03-05-2007, 03:24 AM   #2
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It will mellow out, but you should try fermenting it in the mid to upper 60s next time.


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Old 03-05-2007, 04:42 PM   #3
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I agree with Kaiser, sounds kinda low to ferment properly. I have made many batches using 1 to 2 lbs of honey and when they are all green they have a strong alcohol flavor. Let it mellow with age. All of my big beers with honey added have been best after 6 months or so.


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Old 03-05-2007, 06:56 PM   #4
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its the honey...
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:41 AM   #5
Jan 2007
Melb, AUS
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Just brewed a honey wheat beer, yeah. Alot of alchol roll on. Its definatley a time thing.

Have a good one mate, K

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Old 03-06-2007, 09:43 PM   #6
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Let her sit. She'll be better in a few months...


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