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Old 10-19-2012, 05:25 PM   #41
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Fg 1.020



 
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #42
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kegged mine yesterday, FG 1.010

It went pretty low, must not have caramelized the honey long enough as I suspected. Wasn't impressed by the taste, but we will see how it turns out after a week or so cooling and carbing up.

Siphoning out was an experience, the pumpkin left so much waste at the bottom of the primary, I ended up only being able to get about 4 gallons.


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Old 10-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #43
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Same experience for me on the first batch with the lower yield, that's why I did a 6 gallon for the second.

If you don't have the sweetness to balance the spices just wait a few weeks for the spices to mellow.

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #44
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Girlfriend just tasted it and wants to know if there is anything to do that would tone down the sour flavour?

I know that's coming from the sorghum, but just a shot in the dark. Maybe MORE spices? Would that even do anything by throwing them into the keg?
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:31 PM   #45
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Maybe remove some of the sorghum and add some more honey in its place? Might make it taste a little better, but still keeping some body.

Or try a little brown/dark sugar and lower the sorghum amount? Trial and error. That's what I say. Learn by doing.

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #46
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Hard to say what she means by sour, but time may help. Just leave it for a month or so and see how she likes it then.



 
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