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Old 05-30-2012, 04:23 PM   #11
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Is the cascade the bittering hop addition? If so you can trying doing a first wort hop instead of at 60 minutes and that should help smooth out the biting bitterness a little.


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Old 05-31-2012, 02:15 AM   #12
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I am currently drinking a CB that I kegged about 6 weeks ago. My extraction was very poor but still came out 4.2ABV. I followed the recipe closely but then I dry hopped with 4oz Coriander crushed and 4 oz of dried mint. Becoming very drinkable now. A definite bittering dry to mouth taste, not much in the way of head retention. I will try it again but only in a 5 gal batch.
The partial mash (or all extract, can't remember) I brewed laced very nicely. I thought it was a great lawnmower beer and my wife loved it. She's not into IPAs, but likes Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, go figure.

I brew CB as my first all grain and I'm excited to see how it compares since the hop utilization should be a bit different and there's no extract in it. Also was my first temp controlled fermentation.


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Old 05-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #13
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I just brewed this Sunday. When tasting the wort right before racking to the fermenter, it tasted a little bitter, but nothing yeast and time won't take care of. Racking to secondary tomorrow, then cold crashing and kegging next weekend. Hope to taste this soon.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:04 PM   #14
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I am having a hard time with the concept that anyone would describe this beer as bitter. To me, while not necessarily subtle, I found the hops to be sublime and every sip made me smile. Every pour resulted in a pillowy white, long-lasting head and lacing that lasted until the glass was washed. My first keg of this is likely to kick today and I am already preparing to brew a 10 gallon batch.
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The bitterness I experienced was right after it was chilled to pitch temp and before it went into the fermenter. As I mentioned, I think the yeast and a little time will balance everything out. Took a taste test when I racked to secondary and already things are evening out.


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