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Old 09-07-2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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Not to sure about it just yet.
It's not bad at all, but right now it's not like, WOW either.

The brew is just over a month old and has only been in the fridge being forced carbed for two days so it's still on the flat side.

My thoughts on the glass I had.

1. It's still young and will change a lot over the next month (good thing I have another 5 gallons sitting in a keg aging also)

2. It has a LOT more hop profile then I thought it was going to have (may have something to do with a 13 gallon boil?)
It's not IPA kind of hoppy but still a lot more hops then I thought it was going to have.

3. There does not seem to be a lot of body to it. It seems a little "thin".

4. Has kind of a "dry" after taste/feel to it.


All in all I'm happy with it and I know it will just keep getting better. I'm just not sure if the brew is right.
Someone want to send me one to "test"?


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On 3 and 4: sounds like you might have mashed too low. How confident are you in your thermometer? They are notorious for being off by a couple degrees. When it is fully carbed it probably won't tastes as thin.



 
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:26 PM   #3
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On 3 and 4: sounds like you might have mashed too low. How confident are you in your thermometer? They are notorious for being off by a couple degrees. When it is fully carbed it probably won't tastes as thin.
I mashed ranged from 152 - 150* depending on where I took the reading. I have tested the thermometer to my two brew put thermometers and it seem to be right on with them. But I guess that does not mean it's right.
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:54 PM   #4
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I mashed ranged from 152 - 150* depending on where I took the reading. I have tested the thermometer to my two brew put thermometers and it seem to be right on with them. But I guess that does not mean it's right.

I'm still new to AG, but it's my understanding that 150-152 is on the lower end of mash temps, meaning dryer, less body, higher alcohol, due to converting more of the sugars into fermentable sugars. Maybe you should try 154-155 for a more medium body, medium alc. content?
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:00 PM   #5
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I will be bottling and kegging my haus pale this weekend. I havent even tasted it yet. Hope it turns out good Ive got ten gallons of the stuff.

 
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I mashed ranged from 152 - 150* depending on where I took the reading. I have tested the thermometer to my two brew put thermometers and it seem to be right on with them. But I guess that does not mean it's right.
What was your OG/FG? Use that to calculate your apparent attenuation, if it is relatively high for the yeast showing that you are fermenting a lot, that would indicate a low mash temp. Also, did you do single infusion?

 
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:24 PM   #7
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I'm drinking mine now. Well, not now at this moment, but you know what I mean. It's great! Not too thin or dry at all, with a great flavor. I do prefer IPAs but this one is a nice drinking beer. My friend (also a homebrewer) stopped by last night and said it was one of her favorites! My husband likes it, too. I say, first, give it more time. Carbonation makes a big difference and so does a little aging. I mashed at 154 and used S05 yeast and had a fg of 1.008. I'm thrilled with mine, thanks Edwort!
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Mine's been aging a month or so. I'll probably tap it when I return in another month...until then it's in the keezer.
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I'm drinking mine now. Well, not now at this moment, but you know what I mean. It's great! Not too thin or dry at all, with a great flavor. I do prefer IPAs but this one is a nice drinking beer. My friend (also a homebrewer) stopped by last night and said it was one of her favorites! My husband likes it, too. I say, first, give it more time. Carbonation makes a big difference and so does a little aging. I mashed at 154 and used S05 yeast and had a fg of 1.008. I'm thrilled with mine, thanks Edwort!
That's good news! I'm glad you like it. It IS a drinking beer.

We'll have to swap bottles so you can taste it with Nottingham. I gotta make a batch first. It does not stay around very long.

 
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Not to sure about it just yet.
It's not bad at all, but right now it's not like, WOW either.

The brew is just over a month old and has only been in the fridge being forced carbed for two days so it's still on the flat side.
Give it some time. I don't touch mine for at least 4 weeks from brew day and they slowly carbonate at 12 psi over time. The hop profile will mellow as it ages.

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