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by bwilliamson
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Thoughts on this IPA
Replies: 1
Views: 5638

Thoughts on this IPA

I recently made the beer with the ingredients below and at this point it's in the secondary and is ready to bottle. I am wondering what I could possibly do to reduce the bitterness a bit and add more aroma? I have not dry hopped yet. 70 minute boil 4 gallon boil, topped up to 5 gallons in primary. 1...
by bwilliamson
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Thoughts on this receipe, high IBU IPA
Replies: 5
Views: 9857

What happened? So it's been two weeks since I bottled so I decided to give this one a try. A few in the fridge. Next day they had a nice carbonation and lots of bitterness. It however lacks much aroma. It smells like beer and has some aroma but not much. Any idea where the aroma is or is it lacking ...
by bwilliamson
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Thoughts on this receipe, high IBU IPA
Replies: 5
Views: 9857

Good info to know. As much as I have read about brewing I never came across the IBU drop due to diluting it. It does make sense though. I wasn't really following any recipe here, just experimenting with things. I'm still not 100% sure on the yeast. It seems everyone does something different with it ...
by bwilliamson
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Thoughts on this receipe, high IBU IPA
Replies: 5
Views: 9857

Thoughts on this receipe, high IBU IPA

This is only my second batch so still working on the learning curve. Was trying for a high IBU IPA style beer. 5 gallon batch 1 lb Briess 20L steeped at 168 deg. for 25 minutes. Full 60 minute boil in 2.5 gallons of water: 6 lbs of Plain Extra Light DME - Mutons 1.5 cups corn sugar Hop schedule (all...
by bwilliamson
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Tips on 1 gallon test batches?
Replies: 1
Views: 6763

Tips on 1 gallon test batches?

I really don't like brewing a 5+ gallon batch only to find out that something went wrong or that I simply don't like it. Thoughts on 1 gallon test batches? carboy size, receipe adjustments etc.....
by bwilliamson
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Carbonation in the glass???
Replies: 1
Views: 6815

Carbonation in the glass???

Gotta start by complimenting this great website. The tools are awesome!!! I have made Mr. Beer kits in the past and they all taste the same to me so I decided to grow up a little and graduate to real brewing. I recently brewed my first batch of beer and had a question on the carbonation or rather th...