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Old 04-06-2012, 06:56 PM   #371
Dec 2011
Farmington, New York
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Brewed this up BIAB in a 3 gallon batch. Everything went according to plan with a 90 min boil, but I just tasted it and I definitely have some DMS canned corn flavor going on. The only thing I can guess is I didn't boil hard enough for 90 minutes? Not really sure...
Has anyone had this when tasting after 2 weeks in primary? Hit my numbers and am all the way down to 1.006 after about 2 weeks at 62F. Any chance this will clean up if I leave it in the primary for a little longer?

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Old 05-09-2012, 12:19 AM   #372
Nov 2011
, Ontario
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Brewed this a month ago. Started at 1.058 and it stopped at about 1.022. I was hoping it would go down a bit further but it's been there for weeks. Kegged and tasted it today. It's warm and flat, but I already know that next time I will be using a different yeast. It's good, but there is a lot of sweet fruit flavours, I'm assuming from my fermentation temp. My basement is 68-70 degrees, and I have read that S-04 produces a lot of esters. I can't wait to see what it's like cold and carbonated.

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Old 05-26-2012, 05:24 PM   #373
Sep 2007
Gresham, Oregon
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Where did you get that hop/gravity chart on the front page? I assume it's part of the software you used to create the recipe?

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Old 05-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #374
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Aug 2011
Gallatin, TN
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Originally Posted by archer75 View Post
Where did you get that hop/gravity chart on the front page? I assume it's part of the software you used to create the recipe?
were I got mine..at least one I can use. From what I have read BierMuncher uses this in his notes. dont know if he uses software.

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:28 PM   #375
Dec 2010
Raleigh, NC
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next planned batch

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #376
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Just starting to take sample tastes from this beer after 5 days force carb. Little young yet but can tell this beer is gonna go over well. Sweet but not cloying. I used wyeast kolsch yeast and fermented at 61 for ten days. Also reduced the 20l to 1# and added 1# of 60l. Fogot I used my other pound of 20l for an IPA and 60l was the lowest caramel that I had. Waiting for sam adams octfest to come out again so I can compare the two.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #377
May 2009
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Brewed this today and plan on aging it for 20 weeks (until October). The OG was 1.063, but I was a half gallon shy of 5 gallons, so after I topped it off it was at 1.056. I can live with that. My basement is 64 degrees, and after a few weeks it'll sit in a keg down there until fall.

I *can* wait, though. No rush for autumn! But at least I'll have something to look forward to.

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:25 PM   #378
Jun 2009
Whetsone AZ
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Pre-Boil Gravity 1.048
OG 1.064
Gravity today was 1.020 at 65deg after with SafAle English Ale 04 will it
still go down or shoud I let her set for a few days or a week?

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #379
Nov 2011
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So I am having an Oktoberfest party this year. We are doing a Vienna lager an Oktoberfest lager and I am going to do a 10 gallon batch of this as well. After reading all of the reviews about this one I am wondering if we should even bother with the lagers at all as they will be taking up space in my keezer. I am extremely excited to brew this.

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:30 AM   #380
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Apr 2012
York, sc
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I have to quit reading through your recipies. I want to try them all. Did you leave this in the secondary for 4 weeks?
The first five days after the weekend are always the hardest!

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