Need an RDW - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Need an RDW

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
Cheesefood
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,748
Liked 40 Times on 28 Posts



Just pulled a sample of my Amarillo Cream Ale, and I'm a bit concerned. While I thought it weighed out light for the OG, the G today was about 1.008. The taste is extremely watery and light. The hops are highly citrus and the aroma just isn't there despite a week in the primary.


__________________
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 03:36 PM   #2
Dude
Will work for beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Dude's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2005
Knob Noster, Missouri
Posts: 8,770
Liked 87 Times on 70 Posts


RDWHAHB.

1.008 is low, but write that down for future reference. You must have mashed really low. What yeast did you use? Safale 56 will finish that low (if that is what you used).

I don't have the recipe in front of me, but did you add lots of hops at the end? That will help aroma. You can always dry hop it a little bit for some character.


Now that you have a few AGs under your belt, you HAVE to keep this stuff written down to fix it next time. the 1.008 to me suggests you need to masha little higher, and that will in turn fix the mouthfeel and body. Carbonation will helpt he mouthfeel too, so don't worry so much on that.


__________________
On Tap: Lake Walk Pale Ale -- Eternity (Raspberry Stout) -- Nutrocker -- Donnybrook Dark
Primary: Lake Walk Pale Ale
Secondary: Summit IPA
Up Next: Smoked Porter -- Pub Ale -- Watermelon Wheat
Planning:
Gone But Not Forgotten:

www.IronOrrBrewery.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 03:43 PM   #3
Cheesefood
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,748
Liked 40 Times on 28 Posts


I mashed cool on this one. I had a lot of problems with my burner. I'm entering it all into my BTP notes so I know.

I dryhopped in the primary with about .5 oz of Amarillo. All I get out of this beer is citrus flavor.

As for yeast, I used a mix of some old Nottingham I had lying around and some Munton's dry yeast. I mixed the two together and made a starter.

EDITS: Changed the dry yeast names.
__________________
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.




 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
Dude
Will work for beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Dude's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2005
Knob Noster, Missouri
Posts: 8,770
Liked 87 Times on 70 Posts


Mashing low explains the dryness and the lack of mouthfeel.

Nottingham will also finish quite dry.

Curious on why you dry hop in the primary?
__________________
On Tap: Lake Walk Pale Ale -- Eternity (Raspberry Stout) -- Nutrocker -- Donnybrook Dark
Primary: Lake Walk Pale Ale
Secondary: Summit IPA
Up Next: Smoked Porter -- Pub Ale -- Watermelon Wheat
Planning:
Gone But Not Forgotten:

www.IronOrrBrewery.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 10:43 PM   #5
RichBrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
RichBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,892
Liked 165 Times on 86 Posts


Don't give up on it yet. Wait until it is conditioned and ready to drink. It will probably be thin but may not be too bad. Maybe you will have the perfect lawn mower beer.
__________________
Cheers,
Rich

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 10:45 PM   #6
Cheesefood
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,748
Liked 40 Times on 28 Posts


I think it's perfect for BMC Light drinkers.

Why dryhop in primary? Because I didn't want an overpowering hop aroma, just a nice scent of it.
__________________
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 10:57 PM   #7
Dude
Will work for beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Dude's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2005
Knob Noster, Missouri
Posts: 8,770
Liked 87 Times on 70 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheesefood
I think it's perfect for BMC Light drinkers.

Why dryhop in primary? Because I didn't want an overpowering hop aroma, just a nice scent of it.
You are probably better off just doing a late flameout addition then.
__________________
On Tap: Lake Walk Pale Ale -- Eternity (Raspberry Stout) -- Nutrocker -- Donnybrook Dark
Primary: Lake Walk Pale Ale
Secondary: Summit IPA
Up Next: Smoked Porter -- Pub Ale -- Watermelon Wheat
Planning:
Gone But Not Forgotten:

www.IronOrrBrewery.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 11:51 PM   #8

Cheese, did this one have lactose like the other cream ale?

Dude, your avatar is so gay, I'll never think of you the same again...
__________________
Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes -- but who really cares? Arr!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2007, 02:22 AM   #9
Lil' Sparky
Cowboys EAC
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Lil' Sparky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Honolulu, HI
Posts: 3,959
Liked 71 Times on 45 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by knipknup
Dude, your avatar is so gay, I'll never think of you the same again...



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2007, 02:23 AM   #10
rdwj
 
rdwj's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
Plainfield, IL
Posts: 4,577
Liked 35 Times on 25 Posts


LOL - here I thought you needed me for something


__________________
On Tap: Whatever I just brewed (got sick of updating it)

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump