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Old 08-29-2013, 02:30 PM   #3521
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On a side note, this may be a blessing in disguise. Depending on how it turns out, I may dilute it a little to get back closer to the original recipe. Gee, should I mess with the hops? Maybe bump the cascade to 3/4 of an ounce? I think I may do that.



 
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:47 PM   #3522
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Ok, finally done with brew day. I've been up for about 22 hours now, so it was a little tough. Gotta go to work tomorrow, so I can't go to sleep til tonight, but that's another problem altogether. Back to the centennial blonde blunder. I noticed that the mash was ridiculously thick. I had to add two gallons of boiling water to get it up to temp, and thin enough to even stir. Depending on how far off my scale was when I brewed my punkin ale, I could've used anything up to 25 lbs of 2-row on this one. After the boil I had about 9 gallons at 18 brix. I added 3 gallons of distilled water to get 12 gallons at 1.053. I think this will be right up my alley just like it is. Should end up about 5.5% I figure.



 
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:17 AM   #3523
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Given the results of my brew, I assume I should pitch a second pack of yeast. Yes/No? Thoughts?

 
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:26 AM   #3524
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I have pitched a single smack pack, with no starter, into a similar gravity beer and made excellent beer.

Wait it out, keep calm and drink on

 
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:52 AM   #3525
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My conical is full of punkin ale, so this went into two ale pails. One is bubbling away, and the other isn't too far behind.

 
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:53 AM   #3526
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Sure have. Turns out wonderful. 10 primary, 6 day in Secondary for me. Good Aroma and nice mango aftertaste. Used 4 lbs of fresh diced mangos.
Cool thanks. Gonna do a 3x5gal split: blueberries, mango, raspberry?
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:06 AM   #3527
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I brewed this 3 weeks ago and it's great. My LHBS was sold out of centennial so I used 1oz of willamette instead.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:26 AM   #3528
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the cascades i've got are only 6.6%aa. should i up the 60min addition of centennials or just leave it as is. brewtarget shows it coming out at around 18 ibus. i guess i wouldn't taste a huge difference

 
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #3529
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calculate the AAUs from the original recipe then scale it to your AA%
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:16 PM   #3530
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I brewed this 3 weeks ago and it's great. My LHBS was sold out of centennial so I used 1oz of willamette instead.
How do you like it with willamette? I've made the original twice and both have had a spicy (peppery?) bitterness that I don't really care for. I assume that's the centennial. I really like the malt bill for what it is. But for my taste, I think I need to change the first two hop additions and maybe double the amount of the cascade additions.



 
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