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Old 11-04-2009, 03:48 AM   #41
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FYI, all you folks who are thinking of brewing this, this beer is my favorite beer I have brewed thus far.

My goal in homebrewing was to brew a beer that rivals commercially crafted microbrews, and I can say now that I have satisfied that acheivement with this one.

This is ONE DELICIOUS BEER! Great recipe! Thank you BM!
It's a year-rounder at my house.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:01 PM   #42
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going to give this recipe a go this weekend. How long of a mash do you generally do? 90 minutes?
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:29 PM   #43
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going to give this recipe a go this weekend. How long of a mash do you generally do? 90 minutes?
You want a bit maltier taste with this one. No more than 60.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:54 PM   #44
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How does this compare directly to Redhook ESB? The hops seems a fair bit different than what they list on their website:
  • Alchemy (bittering blend), Willamette, Centennial, Crystal

Just curious since Redhook ESB is one of my favorites and I'm planning on brewing this next. I have some Tettnanger hops already and some Willamette hops on order so this one is a go either way!
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:05 AM   #45
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I brewed this up on March 6th and bottled it up last week.
Just tried one and holy cow, this is a great tasting beer!

It's going to be hard waiting a few weeks for them to mature

Great recipe BierMuncher!

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Old 04-03-2010, 11:56 AM   #46
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I brewed this up on March 6th and bottled it up last week.
Just tried one and holy cow, this is a great tasting beer!

It's going to be hard waiting a few weeks for them to mature

Great recipe BierMuncher!
It's a great standard pale ale for people who don't want hop-bombs.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:41 PM   #47
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I'm toasting barley as i type. My question is if my tettneg is 3.2% and willamettes are spot on...should I adjust (add double tettneg) to keep ibus the same?
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Yes, you should adjust to keep the IBUs the same.

I'm drinking this beer right now and really love it. But next time its getting a touch more bitterness.
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Here is the hop schedule I came up with: (5.5gal)

.6oz Willamette (4.8%) @ 60min - 10 ibu (BierMuncher - 9.7ibu)
1oz Tettnang (3.2%) @ 30min - 9ibu (BierMuncher - 8.8ibu)
.5oz Willamette (4.8%) @ 20min - 4.8ibu (BierMuncher - 4.9ibu)
1oz Tettnang (3.2%) @ 5min - 2ibu (BierMuncher - 2.3ibu)

I figure for the longer boils you need the ibu's to be adjusted...but should I add 1oz of tettnang at 5 min (instead of .5oz) because the AA% is half of BM's Tettnang...I would guess yes but wanted to check with everyone!

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this way the IBU's added at each stage are correct - is this correct?
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Looks good to me! If you want to it come out like BM's recipe keep the proportion of IBUs the same at each addition, like you did.
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