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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FG too low?
« on: Today at 12:21:18 PM »
Well I took a proper reading today and it is actually at 1.016. Not sure how the reading in the fermenter was so misleading. Maybe I thought the line for 1.015 was 1.010...

Sample tastes great but has a very slight alcoholic/solvent bite. I think it will fade with some lagering time. It is actually tasting like what I would expect from a doppelbock although I am admittedly not too familiar with that style. Definite malt bomb with very light notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel.

64% Munich 9L
18% Pilsner
9% flaked oats
5% caramunich I
2% Brown malt
2% carafa special I

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: medicinal bite
« on: Today at 10:41:40 AM »
Thanks for the information. I thought it might be related to the hops I threw in with 2 minutes remaining in the boil. I do that addition there to get about 10 calculated IBUs so I can lower my bittering charge a bit though I don’t know how much sense that really makes. Just kind of started doing and stuck with it. Hopstand is probably the way to go but I haven’t had good results with my system.

Any information about hops added at high krausen? It was my first time doing that too.

At the end of the day I know my hopping rates are not high which is why I thought it may have something to do with water or another ingredient.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: medicinal bite
« on: October 21, 2017, 02:54:51 PM »
Many people have noted harsh, unpleasant polyphenols from the high late hopping in NEIPA.  Could that be it?

Kind of my assumption however 4 oz at the end of the boil and 6 oz dry is nothing compared to what a lot of people use. Are you referring to the hops at the end of the boil?


I don't brew NEIPAs (as of yet), but that level of late and dry hopping isn't out of line with my hopping and I don't get medicinal character from an 8 oz hop stand and 5 oz dry (or more on each). So I don't think it's the hopping in and of itself. Not being a NEIPA brewer, I don't know the interplay between the higher levels of oats and other ingredients including higher CaCl2 levels. 1056/001/05 should be no factor. Any chance of infection? Medicinal fits there.


Edit -  Or maybe it's a different beer in a week as it sits and mellows/comes together. Be sure to post how it comes out. Sorry not to be more help.

Thanks Jon. Going in the keg next week so maybe so time will help. I have noticed this character in some real neipa examples which is what originally worried me.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: medicinal bite
« on: October 21, 2017, 02:28:07 PM »
Many people have noted harsh, unpleasant polyphenols from the high late hopping in NEIPA.  Could that be it?

Kind of my assumption however 4 oz at the end of the boil and 6 oz dry is nothing compared to what a lot of people use. Are you referring to the hops at the end of the boil?

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General Homebrew Discussion / medicinal bite
« on: October 21, 2017, 01:08:28 PM »
First off, I realize this is missing a lot of components to be a NEIPA so let's go with 'hazy IPA'. I am getting this sort of medicinal hop bite at the back of my mouth. I have gotten this is in a lot of NEIPAs which is why I have been a bit leery of the substyle that this is influenced by. It's kind of like a combination of hop bitterness, citrus pith, and aspirin that just sits on the palate and almost burns. Is it possibly related to my water profile in combination with a reasonably low FG/yeast choice? Maybe because of a considerable bittering charge when a lot rely mostly on all late hops?

61% Pilsner
21% Wheat
16% flaked oats
2% caramunich III

30 g Nugget 60 min
56 g Equinox 2 min
56 g Cascade 2 min

28 g Equinox Dry Hop day 3
28 g Simcoe Dry Hop day 3
28 g Amarillo Dry Hop day 3

28 g Equinox Dry Hop day 7
28 g Simcoe Dry Hop day 7
28 g Amarillo Dry Hop day 7

Water:
Ca - 87
Mg - 6
Na - 25
SO4 - 50
Cl -150
mash pH = 5.4

OG 1.056
FG 1.009
56 IBU
US05 yeast

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FG too low?
« on: October 21, 2017, 09:25:46 AM »
Thanks. I just have issues with bigger beers apparently. I either get a lot more or a lot less attenuation than expected. I normally get near 80% with S-189 but I guess the longer mash did its job.

This is supposed to be a giveaway Christmas beer which is the main reason for my concern. Last years version was over carbonated which was really disappointing because I didn’t realize until after giving them away.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FG too low?
« on: October 20, 2017, 08:45:32 PM »
Thank you. I haven’t even tasted it yet. Was curious where the gravity was at so threw the hydrometer directly into the fermenter. A couple of years ago I had a double black ale that was similar and ended up fine. Planning to bottle in couple of weeks and store it cold until xmas.

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General Homebrew Discussion / FG too low?
« on: October 20, 2017, 07:04:56 PM »
I have an imperial brown lager with OG of 1.075 that appears to be at 1.010 after two weeks with S189. Is this going to have too much of a bite to it? The hydrometer is bottoming out at the bottom of the fermenter since it was a small batch so it could be even lower. I was worried it would attenuate enough but am having it the opposite problem.

90 minute mash around 150f. Missed my OG so made it up with 2% DME and 2% table sugar. I can provide any additional details when I don’t have to type from my phone...

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Darkening Malt
« on: October 19, 2017, 08:41:33 PM »
It all depends on how much you use. Carafa iii special is my go to but only for 2-3 oz max if I don't want any flavor.

How much did you use?

Midnight wheat has worked well for me as well but gives an ashy flavor to my beers when they are young.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« on: October 18, 2017, 07:07:15 AM »
From memory isn't Celebration a deep red/copper color? I don't see how the color estimate of under 10 SRM from Denny's clone recipe would get to that hue. It seems there has to be some explanation...


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Mashtun recommendations
« on: October 18, 2017, 06:55:01 AM »


I get 85% in my cooler.  How much more do you need?

I brew in a cooler, following the instructions of your web, and I've never been able to get more than 70% (2 runoffs). Last sunday I brewed a hefeweizen and I got just 60%. I'd like to be around 80%.

I'm with ya and it's been something I have never been able to figure out. I did get a brew bag which gave me a slight bump because I can mill my grains finer. I have been averaging close to 75% brewhouse of late but every few batches I will get an inexplicable dip.

I haven't switched from my 10 gallon round cooler because it seems to be the exception to get poor efficiency which points to me.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 15, 2017, 08:57:28 PM »
Rain- the butterfly effect

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: It's Official
« on: October 13, 2017, 04:00:43 PM »
Kind of sad when the "song title game" thread gets the most posts...  :o

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 13, 2017, 03:56:17 PM »
Great Northern - sleepmakeswaves

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All Grain Brewing / Re: chloride above 100 ppm?
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:49:01 PM »
Thanks!

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