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Old 11-20-2013, 12:01 AM   #11
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I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure the flavor was all sorghum. There is NO honey flavor left. I expected this from pre-brewday research, but figured there was nothing to be lost by trying, since I had a costco-sized container that was crystallizing in my pantry.

I've sampled a couple of bottles over the last few weeks and It's actually pretty good now. It bubbles like a champagne though. Of course, I can't find my notes from this particular brew, so I don't remember how much honey I used to carbonate with. This was the main complaint Dad had when we sampled a bottle in September. Apparently he prefers a less-carbonated beverage, which is a good thing to know.

The last couple of bottles have had pretty good head retention, so I'm not sure what went on there (something in the glass or bottle?). The bottles are pretty clear now, and after pouring, it's not quite clear enough to read through, though some of that might be the bubbles or chill haze.

 
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #12
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I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure the flavor was all sorghum. There is NO honey flavor left. I expected this from pre-brewday research, but figured there was nothing to be lost by trying, since I had a costco-sized container that was crystallizing in my pantry.

I've sampled a couple of bottles over the last few weeks and It's actually pretty good now. It bubbles like a champagne though. Of course, I can't find my notes from this particular brew, so I don't remember how much honey I used to carbonate with. This was the main complaint Dad had when we sampled a bottle in September. Apparently he prefers a less-carbonated beverage, which is a good thing to know.

The last couple of bottles have had pretty good head retention, so I'm not sure what went on there (something in the glass or bottle?). The bottles are pretty clear now, and after pouring, it's not quite clear enough to read through, though some of that might be the bubbles or chill haze.
Have you ever tried to cold crash any of your GF brews to clear them?
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:01 AM   #13
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I actually tried using gelatin and cold crashing with this batch as I did this in the mr beer keg and could fit it in the fridge. It didn't seem to make a difference at all at the time scale I was trying (days). 9 months after brewday it's pretty clear though.

 
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