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Old 06-29-2007, 07:25 PM   #11
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Full boil or partial? And did you do a late extract addition?

If you did a 2.5 gal boil with those hops for 60 minutes, and added all the extract at the beginning, you got about 12 IBUs. This would be about half of what you need, and wold give you a pretty sweet beer.

If you did a full boil or added the extract late, then this probably isn't the issue.

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Old 06-29-2007, 07:44 PM   #12
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i didn't do delayed extract addition this time. It was a three gallon boil.
yeah, i saw that there seemed to be alot of malt for the hops in the begining. i asked about and was told the bitter orange peel adds bitterness, and of course this recipe is typical of belgian beers which are not often this sweet. To much malt is seems the most likely culprit though. i suppose i asked because perhaps there was something i just didn't know about brewing this sort of beer. Maybe i should dryhop.
Why such a low FG though?

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