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Old 05-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #11
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Dont know how I would have missed putting in the DME or LME. Also added enough H2O to make it 5 Gals. Cant imagine that the boil steamed off that much H20 either. Maybe the hydrometer is faulty.

Add Gravity = Add LME or DME (anything else) during boil?


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Old 05-17-2012, 03:37 PM   #12
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Excellent APA. Light and hoppy. Chinook hops give a nice hop flavor. More pine then citrus. Good body and flavor.


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Old 08-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #13
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Bottling this today or tomorrow. Dry hopping for 3-4 days as recommended by the brewing tv episode where they visited dry dock.

 
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #14
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I have been drinking mine for a month and love it. Will brew this again.

 
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:38 PM   #15
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I'm doing this in the next few days. I've already got all the ingredients so I didn't order the kit. Should be very close to NB's recipe.
I like hoppy IPA's and this is looking much less hoppier than most of what I like to drink but I also like variety and this looks like it will please others who aren't into very hoppy beers. I love Chinook and haven't done much with Citra so the use of it in dry hopping, however small (1/2 ounce seems very small) sounds interesting. I'll make it as per the recipe and tweak later.
I usually do 3 weeks in a primary then a week or more in the keg before putting it on gas. I'll likely use 05 yeast as I always have some handy.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:08 PM   #16
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I brewed this kit at the beginning of the summer. It was my first attempt at kegging. This beer was awesome. I don't think it was IPA intensity, but an excellent summer beer. I will definitely make it again. FWIW, I dry hopped for 10 days.

 
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:18 PM   #17
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I'm doing this in the next few days. I've already got all the ingredients so I didn't order the kit. Should be very close to NB's recipe.
I like hoppy IPA's and this is looking much less hoppier than most of what I like to drink but I also like variety and this looks like it will please others who aren't into very hoppy beers. I love Chinook and haven't done much with Citra so the use of it in dry hopping, however small (1/2 ounce seems very small) sounds interesting. I'll make it as per the recipe and tweak later.
I usually do 3 weeks in a primary then a week or more in the keg before putting it on gas. I'll likely use 05 yeast as I always have some handy.
I made this "as written". It was great. I love chinook hops, and I don't love citra- but the small amount of citra was perfect as a counterpoint to the chinook. I have a tiny bit left in the keg that I'm sort of hording until my cold is gone so I can appreciate it while it lasts.

I'm not a fan of dryhopping longer than about 5 days, so I'm sure that's what I do.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:40 PM   #18
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So I'm relatively new to homebrewing (only a few extract kits under my belt) ... but I've got the Breakwater Pale Ale kit and plan to brew it this weekend. To accentuate the hops, I was thinking of adding an extra 0.5 oz. of Chinook hops over each of the five additions (so an extra 0.1 oz per addition) and pitching with White Labs 001 yeast. I was also thinking of adding a little honey (0.5-1.0#) at the end of the boil to crispen the body and slightly up the ABV. Does anyone think this would be a good/bad idea? Any experience with modifying this kit?

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:56 PM   #19
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Don't get me wrong, I'm a hop head but I'm drinking this now and while this is in no way considered hoppy, the balance for this pale ale is just about perfect.
Honestly, since you are new and never tried this kit before, I strongly suggest you brew it as per instructions. Then, you can decide if you would brew it again and what you might do to tweak it to your taste.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:36 AM   #20
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I agree...This beer is too good the way it is to start messing with it. I only have 2 left of mine and will probably brew more of it soon.


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