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« on: January 11, 2014, 12:55:26 PM »
Just wanted to say thanks again for all the comments and help. I wrapped a 5 gallon batch (Surly Furious clone) and everything went so smoothly. Brewing certainly gets easier the more you do it.

My OG came out right at the high end (1.068) of the recipe, so I suppose that's better than the low end? It didn't too great though, not sure if it should. I'm going to add some more dry hops once it goes into secondary next week.

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 02:36:18 PM »
Just wanted to say thanks again for all the comments and help. I wrapped a 5 gallon batch (Surly Furious clone) and everything went so smoothly. Brewing certainly gets easier the more you do it.

My OG came out right at the high end (1.068) of the recipe, so I suppose that's better than the low end? It didn't too great though, not sure if it should. I'm going to add some more dry hops once it goes into secondary next week.

Brewing certainly gets easier the more you do it.


+1 to that.
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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 04:09:29 PM »
This forum has helped me also with brewing better beer. I think this forum has helped just as much, if not more, than any brewing book that I've read. A great resource with an array of knowledge.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 04:17:33 PM »
This forum has helped me also with brewing better beer. I think this forum has helped just as much, if not more, than any brewing book that I've read. A great resource with an array of knowledge.

Man, I totally agree. The collective knowledge and experience on this site is just fantastic. There's not an ingredient, technique, temp, style, etc. that dozens of people haven't used.  And dozens of different approaches and ideas to get to (hopefully) the same end result. I feel really dumb for waiting so long to get on the forum.
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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 05:01:43 PM »
Any thoughts on the OG? Is it better to be on the high end?  I assume it means it is going to have a higher ABV.

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 05:31:00 PM »
Good to hear that. And a higher OG will usually yield a higher ABV, though it probably won't be significant. Did the recipe give an OG range?
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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 06:22:43 PM »
1.064-1.068

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 06:31:26 PM »
As long as the final gravity is in-line with what is expected, the slightly higher OG will result in a slightly higher ABV - not a bad problem to have, me thinks!
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 10:21:38 PM »
That range is under 0.5% ABV difference. No impact on beer character. Actually, it's nice to see a recipe with a range since the since different systems have different efficiencies. It's more realistic.
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014, 07:46:04 AM »
There are other forums out there but you probably get the quickest and sincerest responses on the AHA. Often within several minutes of posting a topic.
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2014, 08:11:47 AM »
There are other forums out there but you probably get the quickest and sincerest responses on the AHA. Often within several minutes of posting a topic.

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2014, 09:35:03 AM »
n00b! Learn to use the search function. :D

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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2014, 10:35:06 AM »
There are other forums out there but you probably get the quickest and sincerest responses on the AHA. Often within several minutes of posting a topic.

I also think the signal/noise ratio is the best here of all the homebrew forums. I trust the posters here more than the other forums I've been to as well.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2014, 02:03:55 PM »
There are other forums out there but you probably get the quickest and sincerest responses on the AHA. Often within several minutes of posting a topic.

I also think the signal/noise ratio is the best here of all the homebrew forums. I trust the posters here more than the other forums I've been to as well.

+1.  For sure.
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Re: Thank you!
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014, 09:47:36 AM »
This forum has helped me also with brewing better beer. I think this forum has helped just as much, if not more, than any brewing book that I've read. A great resource with an array of knowledge.

Man, I totally agree. The collective knowledge and experience on this site is just fantastic. There's not an ingredient, technique, temp, style, etc. that dozens of people haven't used.  And dozens of different approaches and ideas to get to (hopefully) the same end result. I feel really dumb for waiting so long to get on the forum.
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