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Old 10-17-2007, 07:56 PM   #491
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Thanks! Ill Give it a shot with DME. Might as well dive in and learn how all this stuff works.

By the way, Im glad i went with the blow off tube on this brew, definetly would have popped the lid! The SWMBO called me at work because "there was a strange gurgling sound coming from the basement"


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Old 10-25-2007, 03:08 PM   #492
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Racked to secondary last night. Can't wait until it's finished!


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This is a wonderful beer. Our little home brewery has produced twenty gallons of VCCA, and its great every time.


Good luck with yours!


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Old 10-29-2007, 03:41 AM   #494
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Default Which one 1st?

I went to the LHBS yesterday to pick up ingredients for my 1st try of Cheeses VCCA.....

....After futher review I saw Boom-Boom Vanilla is very similar. I have all of the ingredients for both.

Any suggestions or preferrences for one or the other??

Thanks!!!
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:44 AM   #495
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I went to the LHBS yesterday to pick up ingredients for my 1st try of Cheeses VCCA.....

....After futher review I saw Boom-Boom Vanilla is very similar. I have all of the ingredients for both.

Any suggestions or preferrences for one or the other??

Thanks!!!
First one is sweeter than the second. I made a fourth version this weekend. First is my fave to date.
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Ok, so as you might know I'm new here. So I know to add the 4oz. of vanilla at the end of the boil and the yeast right before closing the fermenter, but when do I add the lactose? Is that being used as a priming sugar, so should I add it when I am moving from primary to the bottling stage? And if so, how long from adding the priming sugar should I wait until bottling so that the sugar will dissolve evenly?

Again, sorry if this was answered earlier in this topic.
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:51 PM   #497
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Ok, so as you might know I'm new here. So I know to add the 4oz. of vanilla at the end of the boil and the yeast right before closing the fermenter, but when do I add the lactose? Is that being used as a priming sugar, so should I add it when I am moving from primary to the bottling stage? And if so, how long from adding the priming sugar should I wait until bottling so that the sugar will dissolve evenly?

Again, sorry if this was answered earlier in this topic.
You can hold off on adding the vanilla and lactose until you bottle. Lactose is not a priming sugar, so you'll still need DME.
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First one is sweeter than the second. I made a fourth version this weekend. First is my fave to date.
Thanks Cheese!

My gut was saying go with #1 but part of me wanted to do it with 1 oz of each hop like #2. The hop schedule difference is only accounts for about 2.5 IBU's. They say most people can't detect less than 5 IBU differences. I suppose extra hops will compete with the vanilla nose

I'm guessing the 2nd addition of lactose in #1 is what'll make it sweeter. The maltodextrine on #2 must not be that sweet. It must add more body than sweetness.

I've added a lb of lactose to Edworts AW and it sweetens it but not to the point where its cloying.

Number one it is!!!!

BTW - Is this brew always cloudy? Show me some pics!!!!
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Well I have decided to go ahead and brew this one. Looking for something nice to bottle for the winter. Can't decided whether to go with #1 or #2, but since #1 seems to be the most tested one, thats probably what I'll go with.
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Thanks Cheese!

My gut was saying go with #1 but part of me wanted to do it with 1 oz of each hop like #2. The hop schedule difference is only accounts for about 2.5 IBU's. They say most people can't detect less than 5 IBU differences. I suppose extra hops will compete with the vanilla nose

I'm guessing the 2nd addition of lactose in #1 is what'll make it sweeter. The maltodextrine on #2 must not be that sweet. It must add more body than sweetness.

I've added a lb of lactose to Edworts AW and it sweetens it but not to the point where its cloying.

Number one it is!!!!

BTW - Is this brew always cloudy? Show me some pics!!!!
It's a wheat, so it's always cloudy.


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