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Old 09-30-2011, 11:43 PM   #171
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can i let this go to low 70's ambient temp after a week or so? i have to make room in the controlled fridge for something else..
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yep. that shouldn't be a problem. most if not all the fermenting should be done by then.

 
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:53 PM   #172
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4.5 gallons with WLP 005 finished at 1.014 has has a very nice earthyness and complex esters (not at all fruity).

1 gallon with 1/3 packet of nottingham, also finished at same FG which is oddly high for notty. Taste wise it is the same old notty that I still do not care for. Very dry, with that mineral taste. Does not taste like the same beer at all.

Bottled both at 1.8 volumes.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:00 PM   #173
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ok so I tried to find someone talking about ABV on this recipe and I didn't see it so I will ask. I put this thing through beer calculus and it says that the ABV is 3.6% is this true. I am aiming for a 10 gallon batch with 11 lbs maris 2 lbs cystal 60 and 3/4 lb chocolate - This beer has gotten a lot of good reviews but i'm not thrilled with the ABV. I know I can jack up the grains but I'm not sure if anyone has

 
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:13 PM   #174
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Why would you want to up the ABV? Just asking.

English milds are generally < 4.5% which is I think what makes this a great recipe. Easy, sessionable drinker that is quick grain-glass.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:11 PM   #175
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Why would you want to up the ABV? Just asking.

English milds are generally < 4.5% which is I think what makes this a great recipe. Easy, sessionable drinker that is quick grain-glass.
3.6% just doesn't appeal to me to much. I'm not looking to wrecked off of this beer by any means. I guess I was more suprised then anything else by how low the ABV is. Personally, I wouldn't want to make anything south of 4%

 
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:34 PM   #176
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3.6% just doesn't appeal to me to much. I'm not looking to wrecked off of this beer by any means. I guess I was more suprised then anything else by how low the ABV is. Personally, I wouldn't want to make anything south of 4%
Just add 2lbs of Marris Otter and you'll be at 1.044OG and if you can get it to finish south of 1.013 you'll be at 4%. You could also just add some dextrose but I don't recommend it.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:12 PM   #177
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2 weeks in the bottle and I'll say it's much better (to my tastes) with 005 than the Nottingham. Next re-brew I'll try with either less crystal or a lower crystal like 40, and more pale chocolate.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:39 PM   #178
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I'm drinking this now and I quite like it. It does have a bit too much "roast" flavor though. I too think that next time I'll go with a paler chocolate.

 
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:44 PM   #179
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I'm drinking this now and I quite like it. It does have a bit too much "roast" flavor though. I too think that next time I'll go with a paler chocolate.
I did 6oz of pale chocolate. Needs more, its hidden by the crystal.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:23 PM   #180
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Just tasted this, mashed at 154 w/WLP002. Thumbs up! It doesn't taste watery at all, perfect blend of British fruity esters and toasty chocolate flavor.
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