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    Does anyone strain their wort?

    I have a favorite recipe that I have brewed alot. The last three times I brewed it I have been a little pressed for time. So, I simply poured my entire brew pot hop pellets and all into primary without fussing with my usual screening routine. I may have transfered a little less beer into...
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    Too much hops?

    Thanks for the info!
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    "extract twang"

    what would carmelization of wort taste like? I love carmelized onions ;). Would it not impart more of a burnt sweetness rather than the tart twang that was described earlier. I have been adding my DME to the boil later b/c I heard that this increases hops utilization.
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    "extract twang"

    I have encountered this "twang" taste recently in a few of my beers. The common denominator of the two batches that were twangy were: the use of at least 3 lbs. of wheat DME, and the adding of extract to the full 60 min. boil. The wheat extract may have been less than fresh (--how can you...
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    Too much hops?

    Thanks for the input everone! :off: Hey Leprechaun, I grew up in Montgomery County. I havn't been back in that area as an adult. How's the micro-brew/ craft brew scene down there? Here in Maine there is a number of pretty descent pubs so I'm a little spoiled. My wife and I may be in...
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    Too much hops?

    At bottling some of the over bitterness has already started to subside. I may have been overreacting :o. I think late next month after aging, carbonation, and chilling it may just be pleasantly bitter. One quick note on the dry hops, however. Although this brew smells really, really...
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    Too much hops?

    I racked an IPA last week and couldnt resist taking a sip to see how it was doing. Holy s##t was it bittttter! Don't get me wrong I love hops to death, but I may have chosen the wrong type or amount for my recipe. I thought it would be a good recipe and it stll may mellow out and...
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    Anyone notice a difference?

    Thanks for the help guys. I think I'll stick with DME opposed to LME. Now I need to read up on when the best time to add it to the boil is :mug:
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    Anyone notice a difference?

    This is probably an old question but... In general, is there a noticable difference in the flavor and quality of dry malt extract vs. extract syrup?
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