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Old 04-03-2012, 01:51 AM   #1891
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Hey! First AG attempt and you're discouraged from doing more? C'mon man! Did you jump on a bike and ride around the block the first time? If everyone who MIGHT have screwed up a batch decided not to do it again, well, this forum would be dead. Everyone one of us has screwed up at times, whether by own fault or not. Just jump back up, rub some spit on that skinned knee, and get back up on the bike.
HAHA! Thanks for the encouragement. I will probably try again this weekend with a better thermometer.

I was thinking about adding some corn sugar to the first batch to boost alcohol to a reasonable level. I took a sample and it doesn't taste bad so maybe its salvageable? any ideas how much I could add without affecting the flavor too much? according to brewtarget, I can add about 1.5lbs and bring it up to almost 4% ABV.

 
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:09 AM   #1892
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I would boil up some LME or even DME. Add that and let it go for a week. The sugar your going to add maybe alittle to much and change the taste alot. I never use more then 12oz of sugar.

 
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #1893
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So I was worried about my high mash temp and unfermentable sugars.
1.041 OG
I just took a reading and was at 1.010. I just brewed if on Saturday. Nottingham worked quick.

It tastes kind of bland maybe I screwed something up. ????
Maybe ill dryhop???
The hop flavors will come through after bottling/kegging; they are masked a bit by the yeast in suspension from me experience. I am going to up the flavor additions the next time that I brew this to get a bit something more for my tastes. As is, this is a very solid recipe and enjoyed by BMC drinkers and home brewers alike.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #1894
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The hop flavors will come through after bottling/kegging; they are masked a bit by the yeast in suspension from me experience. I am going to up the flavor additions the next time that I brew this to get a bit something more for my tastes. As is, this is a very solid recipe and enjoyed by BMC drinkers and home brewers alike.
Ok well in 2 weeks ill take a sample if its not hoppy enough ill dryhop for a couple days...... my OG sample I tasted was crazy hoppy because I forgot my hopscreen so I had tons of hop funk in the sample.

 
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #1895
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I just bottled this and it tastes great. I anticipate a great summer quaffer here. I dry hopped with some leftover centennial & cascade and it has a great aroma. Gonna try it in a couple weeks.

 
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #1896
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Grains & Adjuncts
Amount Percentage Name Time Gravity
7.00 lbs 80.00 % Pale Malt (2 Row) US 60 mins 1.036
0.75 lbs 8.57 % Cara-Pils/Dextrine 60 mins 1.033
0.50 lbs 5.71 % Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L 60 mins 1.035
0.50 lbs 5.71 % Vienna Malt 60 mins 1.036

Hops
Amount IBU's Name Time AA %
0.25 ozs 9.27 Centennial 40 mins 11.80
0.25 ozs 8.12 Centennial 30 mins 11.80
0.25 ozs 4.23 Cascade 20 mins 7.80
0.25 ozs 1.39 Cascade 5 mins 7.80

Yeasts
Amount Name Laboratory / ID
1.00 pkg Safale US-05

 
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #1897
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My aa on cent little high. Go with this hop schedule?

 
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #1898
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ok after one week in the primary my sample tastes blah and very bitter..... i dont know what happend, too high of a mash temp?
and to top it off i decideed to dry hop to give it some aroma and maybe make it drinkable . and i lost suction while racking and ened up with aout 3gl.

i managed to screw up an "easy beer "

 
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:49 PM   #1899
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ok after one week in the primary my sample tastes blah and very bitter..... i dont know what happend, too high of a mash temp?
and to top it off i decideed to dry hop to give it some aroma and maybe make it drinkable . and i lost suction while racking and ened up with aout 3gl.

i managed to screw up an "easy beer "
Don't give up. Centennial hops go through a substantial transition at about week #2. And that "blah" will be replaced with "ah" once better conditioned and properly carbonated.

 
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #1900
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Don't give up. Centennial hops go through a substantial transition at about week #2. And that "blah" will be replaced with "ah" once better conditioned and properly carbonated.
Ok well Im going to have to brew it again. Because this batch has been a disaster. I now have 3.5gl of it dry hopped with .75cenn and
. 25 cascade.
Its gunna be interesting

 
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