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Old 08-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Anyone save homebrews for vertical tastings?

I was bottling last night with a buddy and pulled out 4 beers that I've saved to do a vertical tasting. They were all the same recipe (amber ale), but brewed at different times. (First was an extract, the rest all-grain)

The results were pretty interesting. The extract was MUCH sweeter than the all-grain versions. The other 3 were pretty close. The last one was dry-hopped, so that one stood out, but I was impressed with how close they were.

Anyone else do this?


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Old 08-16-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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I was bottling last night with a buddy and pulled out 4 beers that I've saved to do a vertical tasting. They were all the same recipe (amber ale), but brewed at different times. (First was an extract, the rest all-grain)

The results were pretty interesting. The extract was MUCH sweeter than the all-grain versions. The other 3 were pretty close. The last one was dry-hopped, so that one stood out, but I was impressed with how close they were.

Anyone else do this?
I do this all the time for my "house" brews that are in regular rotation for the sole purpose of sampling my ability to stay consistent.

I also keep detailed notes of everything so for competition purposes I can always determine when each beer is at its prime for submission


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Old 08-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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Default "vertical"?

Give me info on vertical?
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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90 degrees from horizontal. Which is usually the result of the vertical.
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I do this often with mead and cider, but never seem to have beer around long enough.
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I saved a pale ale from a batch before I discovered water chemistry and tasted it against a freshly completed, water-adjusted, temp-controlled, cold-crashed batch. The old one went straight down the sink soon after.
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A tasting of more than one brew. In my case, I saved 4 of the same recipe from different batches to compare how they've changed and how consistent I was.
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I haven't repeated a batch yet, but I do plan to compare new batches to previous batches. I'm planning on adjusting the recipes though, so it's more to see how the differences come across.


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