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    Pliny The Elder Clone

    So I have a Pliny the Elder clone (from MoreBeer) in the primary right now. We followed the instructions to a tee and even called their customer service line for clarification. Double pitched the yeast and the airlock is really popping as it should be. None of us have ever actually had the...
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    First time brew.....imperial red I think.....

    So I took a sample with a wine thief while I opened up the primary for a gravity reading and it was actually pretty tasty. Hopefully it improves with the dry hops I threw in. 1 oz each of Citra and Pacifica. We shall see. It really was not even that bitter.
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    First time brew.....imperial red I think.....

    The more I read the more I think this may not be that bad. I love me some bitter, hoppy beer so that also helps. I forgot to mention that this called for adding 4 liters of water after the boil to the wort and then bicarb followed by yeast. I believe we took the OG reading after we did all of...
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    First time brew.....imperial red I think.....

    So if the threshold is 100 which I have read in a few places would this actually be any more bitter than a higher gravity beer with 100 IBU? Obviously this was not my aim and will most definitely not be repeated, but if the palate can not identify the higher IBU how could it be more bitter. I...
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    First time brew.....imperial red I think.....

    So if I brewed the original kit wort I used and blended them together that should make it tolerable? That was 16 IBU. It would be pretty easy to do as well. It would essentially just double the yield.
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    First time brew.....imperial red I think.....

    I definitely plan on using that software with all future brews. I am just trying to figure out whether this will be drinkable. Anyone know of a beer out there that this profile may compare to? Or suggest something to add thay may combat the bitterness?
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    First time brew.....imperial red I think.....

    I definitely plan on that with the next batch which I will be doing the day I bottle this. I am just trying to figure out if this will be drinkable. Any beers out there that may compare to this level of bitterness?
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    First time brew.....imperial red I think.....

    You wouldn't just dry hop in the primary? How about adding a non-fermentable to combat the bitterness with the dry hops?
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    First time brew.....imperial red I think.....

    So on Saturday I started.my first brew. I went about this a little differently than most. I used a kit (The Brewhouse Red Ale kit) which essentially consists of pre-made wort that you simply put in your fermenter and mix in water, yeast, and bicarbonate. I hacked this before I put it in the...
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    skipping secondary, keeping in primary

    Not exactly the flavor I was going for but maybe on the right track. I still can't decide on racking to the secondary or not. Some convincing arguments on either side.
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    skipping secondary, keeping in primary

    Non-fermentable sweetener? Anyone have a suggestion. I am all ears.
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    skipping secondary, keeping in primary

    I did add in a half cup of honey to the boil as well. I read about reboiling and adding hops in a few places. I may have overdone it.but we will see. The original IBU of the wort was 16. This should drive it up to about 100 which is not a problem though. Hopefully it is drinkable. I think...
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    skipping secondary, keeping in primary

    I just did my first brew this past Saturday. I started with the brewhouse red ale kit (a premade wort) and I did some hacking. I boiled the existing wort and added an oz of Warrior at 90 minutes and an ounce each of pacifica and nugget at 60 minutes. The OG came in at roughly 1.054. I would...
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    My 2nd Batch Log - Brewhouse Red Ale (Oktoberfest)

    Wow I just noticed how old this thread I posted on was.
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    My 2nd Batch Log - Brewhouse Red Ale (Oktoberfest)

    So I started brewing this kit yesterday. I hacked it a bit though. I boiled the original wort. Threw in 1 oz of warrior hops at 90 minutes, then an ounce of pacifica and nugget at 60 minutes. I plan to dry hop with 2 oz of Pacifica when I rack into the secondary. I ended up with an OG of...
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