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Old 11-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #2381
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I added 5lbs of strawberries to this recipe in the secondary ...it was a hit at my party last night...such a crowd pleaser....5lbs of strawberries just gave it a hint of tartness


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Old 11-03-2012, 02:15 PM   #2382
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Maybe a way to get your confidence back up you can just take a step back and use an extract brewing kit, this can giver you a sense of accomplishment and the courage to keep brewing.plus something to drink and replicate on your own...



 
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #2383
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This turned out very good. Thanks for the recipe BM

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:27 PM   #2384
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I brewed this this weekend and all went well EXCEPT.....I could only achieve a vigourous rolling boil for about 10 -15 minutes of the entire boil. I had to change tanks and this other tank had a valve that wouldn't allow as much flow as my other. I could only get a low boil...a bit more than a simmer. I temped it several times throughout and got 212 everytime.

any thoughts?

looking forward to it though. Smelled delicious when I pitched.

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #2385
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I brewed this this weekend and all went well EXCEPT.....I could only achieve a vigourous rolling boil for about 10 -15 minutes of the entire boil. I had to change tanks and this other tank had a valve that wouldn't allow as much flow as my other. I could only get a low boil...a bit more than a simmer. I temped it several times throughout and got 212 everytime.

any thoughts?

looking forward to it though. Smelled delicious when I pitched.
When you switched tanks, did you close the regulator? On my burner, if you have the regulator open and then open the tank, it goes on low flow. I couldn't bring 5 gallons to a boil in an hour and a half. Turned everything off and disconnected, hooked it all back up, opened the tank all the way and then opened the regulator to light. Boiled fine after that.

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #2386
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well shoot maybe that was the problem. Too late for this batch though...

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:46 PM   #2387
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Just kegged my second batch....let the carboy cold crash for 1 day before I kegged. Crystal clear in the hydrometer sample tube
Was that sample warm, or did you really finish around 1.002? I have a great PA that finishes that low, but curious what this beer tastes like that dry...
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:52 PM   #2388
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I’ve been tweaking a house ale recipe for a few months now and this is it. This is the recipe that will be a permanent fixture at my house. I’ve brewed it twice, served the first 10 gallons to friends, families and “curious on-lookers”, and just finished the second 10 gallon batch with identical results.

Light and crisp. The IBU’s are on the low side, but there is a nice sweet/spicy balance to the beer. The great fresh taste of a craft ale with an extremely clean finish. This reminds me of what a local craft brewery might come out of the gates with to win over a new market. Very drinkable with wide appeal. I’ve yet to have anyone, even BMC drinkers not say it’s one of the best beers they’ve tasted….period. The secret lies in the name. I moved through Northern Brewer, Nugget and Pearle hops, all in combination with Cascade. Even went with a strict Cascade hop bill, but was just a bit on the tart side for this lighter grain bill.

Once I matched up Centennial as the bittering hop and Cascade as a flavor/aroma hop…that’s when the magic happened.

This is also a simple, hard to screw up recipe. At just around 4%, this is a quaffer. Due to the lighter grain bill…this is easily a beer that can go from grain to glass in 2 weeks (if you keg).

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****10-Gallon Batch****
Batch Size: 11.00 gal
Boil Size: 13.69 gal
Estimated OG: 1.039 SG
Estimated Color: 3.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 21.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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14.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1.25 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
0.50 oz Centennial [9.50%] (55 min)
0.50 oz Centennial [9.50%] (35 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (20 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min)
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) (Hydrated)



****5 Gallon Batch****

Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.57 gal
Estimated OG: 1.040 SG
Estimated Color: 3.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 21.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount
7.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
0.75 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
0.50 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (55 min)
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (35 min)
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (20 min)
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min)
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) (Hydrated)


Mash at 150 degrees for 60 minutes.

Hi all.....giving this one a go this weekend. Only question here, that I didnt see answered....Is do we really just need one pack of yeast for the 10 gallon batch versus 2? I am all for keeping the cost point low so if one will give me a good fermentation, and it is what all you other 10 gallon brewers are using, then I will stick with what works. Will be using 05 if that matters versus Notty.

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:00 AM   #2389
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Hey. Just poured my first pint of this tonight....wow! Great, solid recipe.
Thank you very much!!!!!

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:18 AM   #2390
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Hi all.....giving this one a go this weekend. Only question here, that I didnt see answered....Is do we really just need one pack of yeast for the 10 gallon batch versus 2? I am all for keeping the cost point low so if one will give me a good fermentation, and it is what all you other 10 gallon brewers are using, then I will stick with what works. Will be using 05 if that matters versus Notty.

Thanks ya'll!
I use so5 and its great. If your in doubt pitch two, can't hurt. Dry yeast is cheap and I wouldn't gamble 10 gallons of beer on 3$ of extra yeast.



 
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