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Even I think that is too much dry hops lol

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I agree. And that's saying something. Have to assume a typo. A good strategy IMO would be to bump the whirlpool additions to 6 oz each and drop the dry amounts to 4 oz each (equating to 9 oz whirlpool and 6 oz dry per 5 gallons - still a very hoppy beer). As written, crazy. :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: July 21, 2017, 05:04:35 PM »
Looks awesome.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Alt beer wyeast2124
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:52:38 PM »
Yes those were my only rests.

It's an odd mash schedule.  Is that what you typically use?

Did you take it right up from 134 to 170 with a boiling water infusion or did you bring it up gradually using some other method?

If you didn't spend some time in the more typical saccharification range (say between 145 and 160 - give or take a few degrees on either end) that could be the reason for your low gravity.


My thoughts, too. Would explain the low OG.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:01:36 PM »
Sixteen Blue -  Replacements

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Berry ale
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:23:21 PM »
Since I was part of the derail, I'll post a simple recipe. :)

OG 1.055
20 IBU Magnum @ 60 mins

80% 2 row or pils
20% Wheat Malt

WY1056 - clean and stays out of the way of the fruit character. Though for a Belgian touch, WY3522 held @ 64F for 3 days is
 nice too.

Mash 154F for 60 mins. Fruit will dry the finish further.

After 5 days in primary, rack onto fruit puree in secondary. I keg at 2 weeks in secondary. If bottling, verify FG.  Quantity of puree depends on the fruit used and personal taste. For 5 gallons, a 48 oz can of cherry or raspberry puree is a good starting quantity. 2 cans for milder fruits like peach or apricot can be a good idea. Brew it once, then adjust the fruit up or down next time.

At kegging, I add a small amount of extract first, then rack on top. Fruit extracts can vary greatly in their strength (and quality), so less is more until you learn the product.

There ya go.


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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:05:40 PM »
Keep Your Eyes Peeled -  Queens Of The Stone Age

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:23:19 PM »
Black Hole Sun -  Soundgarden

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Berry ale
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:18:16 PM »
I would argue that the least good examples use extracts only ( though I know there are some fairly good ones). As someone who brews fruit beers 2 or 3 times a year for my wife and her friends, I see no comparison to real fruit beers (I use Oregon purees). My MO is to add the puree in secondary and keg with a small amount of a good extract like Olive Nation, to reinforce the flavor. The reason a lot of breweries use extract alone is for cost savings IMO, not quality.

I agree with this, but as an aside, my buddy brewed up 10 gallons of a blueberry wheat for a party he was holding. 5 gallons got straight blueberries (which I know are tough to get to come through strongly in a beer) and the other 5 got the crappy homebrew shop blueberry extract (4 oz). Guess which one kicked first and was enjoyed by more "average" drinkers? 

You guessed it!  The extract one.... ???


Crazy. I'm betting the extract beer went over better because the extract didn't color the beer, ie., they felt like they were drinking a more 'normal' looking beer. The actual berry beer would've looked like a dark beer, so hell, that must be heavy and sh***y. No accounting for taste.   ;D

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:13:59 PM »
Fade To Black -  Metallica

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:13:26 PM »
Black -  Pearl Jam

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 19, 2017, 06:28:21 PM »
Back In Black -  AC/DC

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Berry ale
« on: July 19, 2017, 02:47:59 PM »
I would argue that the least good examples use extracts only ( though I know there are some fairly good ones). As someone who brews fruit beers 2 or 3 times a year for my wife and her friends, I see no comparison to real fruit beers (I use Oregon purees). My MO is to add the puree in secondary and keg with a small amount of a good extract like Olive Nation, to reinforce the flavor. The reason a lot of breweries use extract alone is for cost savings IMO, not quality.


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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 19, 2017, 01:54:00 PM »
King Contrary Man -  The Cult

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 19, 2017, 01:16:17 AM »
Mailman -  Soundgarden

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 19, 2017, 01:15:53 AM »
The Daily Mail -  Radiohead

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