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Re: my latest pale ale is pretty dry and meh.
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2012, 11:00:47 AM »
My latest pale ale (with juniper) came out very dry with WLP001.  1.016 final gravity.  I used some specialty malts so it has body and is actually quite good, but this is the second time I've used 001 and had a pretty dry finish.  The juniper berries might be making it seem dry too, not sure. 

Also I scaled my pale ale and also an IPA back a little, getting most of the liquid boiled (I can boil about 3.5 gallons).  I'm only adding less than a gallon now.  I think the results are going to be better that way.  The hops are certainly seeming to get through better, but caveat = small sample size.

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Re: my latest pale ale is pretty dry and meh.
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2012, 11:43:40 AM »
nice blog!
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Re: my latest pale ale is pretty dry and meh.
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2012, 06:53:35 PM »
well, i didn't get to bottle today, so i tossed in an ounce of citra hops.  i'll probably bottle thursday now.
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Re: my latest pale ale is pretty dry and meh.
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2012, 03:55:14 PM »
well, i didn't get to bottle today, so i tossed in an ounce of citra hops.  i'll probably bottle thursday now.

I might toss a little extra dry hops in my current creation as well.  Bottling saturday.

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Re: my latest pale ale is pretty dry and meh.
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2012, 03:30:16 PM »
bottled today.  it smelled wonderful and tasted good as well.  i'll probably impatiently pop one in a week and see how it goes.
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Re: my latest pale ale is pretty dry and meh.
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2012, 10:39:28 PM »
Sounds about right ;D
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Re: my latest pale ale is pretty dry and meh.
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2012, 06:11:42 PM »
ok, so almost a week.  the color is much lighter than it appears.  poor lighting.  citra dominates the aroma, but the amarillo/simcoe is there as well, albeit subdued.  it is dry, which is how i enjoy my pales.  the hops dominate the taste.  i've never dry hopped a beer as heavily as i did this one, but now i know.  completely different beer from when i made this thread. 

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