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Old 06-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #991
MNSmitty
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Cracked into mine this weekend.
Its a great beer. Having no reference for what the real thing is like, I can only say that its a a solid beer by itself. I would have liked it to be a bit maltier, and have a little more mouthfeel, but those problems could have been a result of my brewing process.
The initial smell is sweet, with a strong mango scent. The taste is hoppy, but not overpowering. With 8oz of hops in it, I expected something much more dry and acidy.

It was a hit at the little BBQ get together I had this weekend. I had a fridge full of other store bought beers (still quality craft beers), hardly any of those were touched.
I will definitely give this one another try and work it to where I want it to be.

 
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #992
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Just had a sample after only one week in the bottle and I have to say this is the best beer that I have brewed so far. I've had the real ZD twice and felt it was the best APA I've had. I can't say whether this tastes exactly like the real thing, but it is excellent nonetheless. I'm doing a SMASH next but my next one after that will be a full 5 gallon batch of ZD goodness.

 
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:43 PM   #993
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Just brewed this up today. Lots of trouble with the mash, burnt grain bag, too wide brewpot made it difficult to steep/mash the grain, also had trouble keeping the mash temp.

We'll see how it turns out. Smelled pretty great when I pitched the S-05 a minute ago.

Also forgot to measure my OG, oops.
Took a sample today to measure the SG. Looks to be 1.020 after 8 days. This should be much lower if its been averaging a 70-72* fermentation temp right?

Can I gently shake the yeast up to see if they'll finish drying this guy out? Or do I need to pitch more yeast?

It tastes pretty great already, a really good pale ale and nice color. Can't wait to dry hop it.

 
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:47 PM   #994
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Took a sample today to measure the SG. Looks to be 1.020 after 8 days. This should be much lower if its been averaging a 70-72* fermentation temp right?

Can I gently shake the yeast up to see if they'll finish drying this guy out? Or do I need to pitch more yeast?

It tastes pretty great already, a really good pale ale and nice color. Can't wait to dry hop it.
I hope you weren't using s-04 with that high a ferm temp. Going to be pretty estery.

I'd gently rouse the yeast and give it a few more days instead of pitching more.

 
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:03 AM   #995
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It's S-05, see above I quoted myself.

Yeah, I have real trouble with temp control in the summer. In the winter my foyer stays nice and cool, but summertime low 70's in the best I can do.

 
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:08 AM   #996
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I was going to start my dry hop schedule on Thursday, so I'll recheck the gravity then and go from there.

 
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:55 AM   #997
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Well I'm an idiot. Just brewed this with a new MLT, hit my og perfectly, and all excited because of my new fermentation chamber and stc 1000 wired up and working great on the first attempt... then I come back to this post and realize I forgot to copy the 5min hop into beersmith. F me.

 
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:59 AM   #998
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Just rebrewed this. Split the base malt 50:50 2row and pearl, bumped it up to 1.068, And using Conan to ferment. Looking forward to trying it.
Let us know the verdict.....

 
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:22 PM   #999
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Hey all. Before I brew the recipe on page 1, I just want to double check to make sure that it's current. I know a lot of you have read all 100 pages in this thread. So, to save myself a ton of reading, I figured I'd ask to make sure there were no changes that aren't reflected on page 1. Thanks for the assist!

 
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #1000
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It hasn't changed, maybe mash a couple degrees lower, 152-153 or so.

 
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