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Old 04-28-2012, 01:05 AM   #1961
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Yepper...

Decided to go to the trouble of freezing the bottles this time around when bottling and made a huge difference.

Next time you're in town...I'll give the beer I serve you the same consideration...
BM, rookie question. What effect does freezing the bottles have? How does it improve the Beer? Thanks.

 
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:30 AM   #1962
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I think it cuts down on foam when bottling from a keg using a beer gun.

 
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:27 PM   #1963
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Been away for awhile, however my SWMBO and her friends really enjoy this beer! Very good recipe, can't wait for it to warm up once and for all to enjoy after work on the deck or before and after the yard work. Very drinkable with a nice flavor / hop presence not to mention the golden straw like appearance.

 
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:11 AM   #1964
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Brewed this last weekend, took a reading today and got a decent smell of the beer. Think I might have some off flavors unfortunately.

 
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #1965
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Anyone try and FWH the 20min Cascade addition? Just wondering.

 
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:00 PM   #1966
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Brewed this last weekend, took a reading today and got a decent smell of the beer. Think I might have some off flavors unfortunately.
It's highly unlikely that you'll be able to tell off flavors from a simple primary sniff. Fermenting beer wreaks with a strong carbonic acid smell and tingles of the nose hairs. Just leave it alone for 2-3 weeks and bottle/keg it. Taste the gravity sample if you want, but warm or even cold flat beer doesn't taste all that great. This beer will start to come into its own after about three weeks in the bottle and gets really good after about five weeks.

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #1967
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It's highly unlikely that you'll be able to tell off flavors from a simple primary sniff. Fermenting beer wreaks with a strong carbonic acid smell and tingles of the nose hairs. Just leave it alone for 2-3 weeks and bottle/keg it. Taste the gravity sample if you want, but warm or even cold flat beer doesn't taste all that great. This beer will start to come into its own after about three weeks in the bottle and gets really good after about five weeks.

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Thanks for the info. I have it sitting at about 72 degrees still in primary. Hit 1.008 and it's still going, been over a week since it first started.

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:31 AM   #1968
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One week in primary and one in secondary for this brew? If you were to add fruit when would you put it in?

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:27 PM   #1969
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One week in primary and one in secondary for this brew? If you were to add fruit when would you put it in?
I just put it on ~4.5lbs of mulberries after a 3-4 week primary. Will keep it on the fruit for about the same time. It is my standard protocol for any fruit beer.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #1970
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Sounds good. Do you re rack again before bottling/kegging or just leave the fruit in there? What do you think about raspberries?

 
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