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comment Belgian/Canadian Tripel Recipe Question
The beer ended up tasting good. I also feel like there was too much "spice", but like you said, the last bottles (6 months after bottling) were much clearer, and had mellowed down quite a bit. In the future I would probably reduce my spices to 20% of what I had, and would use a lot more hops late in the boil and maybe even dry hop a little, and go for a strong Belgian Pale with a good hoppy aroma!
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accepted Is a cider-like smell a bad sign in a culture of beer yeast?
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answered Is a cider-like smell a bad sign in a culture of beer yeast?
Jul
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comment Is a cider-like smell a bad sign in a culture of beer yeast?
The beer turned out great! It has a distinct Unibroue flavor along with the other flavors I added. If you like La Fin Du Monde then I would recommend culturing your own yeast from a bottle or two!
Apr
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comment Is a cider-like smell a bad sign in a culture of beer yeast?
I bottled last week (April 12th). I will let you guys know how it turns out in a couple more weeks!
Mar
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comment Is a cider-like smell a bad sign in a culture of beer yeast?
I pitched a 2L starter into my primary last night on my first batch ever! The krausen was so big it popped my top off, so I quickly re-sterilized put it back on, and developed a blow off valve system similar to what I have seen on some carboys. Let's hope it turns out okay, I will fill you in on if the beer comes close to La Fin Du Monde's flavor.
Mar
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comment Beer calculators and batch/boil size with late fermentable additions
I was under the impression that the massive IBU changes that happen in the calculator when I change boil size are purely due to the increased gravity, and it's pretty significant. For example, in my recipe, going from a 4.5 avg gallon boil to a 2.5 avg gallon boil reduces IBU from 22.4 to 11.1. That doesn't seem negligible to me, unless the calculator is wrong.
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accepted Measure water before or after adding Malt Extract?
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asked Beer calculators and batch/boil size with late fermentable additions
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asked Measure water before or after adding Malt Extract?
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comment Is a cider-like smell a bad sign in a culture of beer yeast?
I know that this link is fairly old, but I based my culture on this: nada.kth.se/~alun/Beer/Bottle-Yeasts
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asked Is a cider-like smell a bad sign in a culture of beer yeast?
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comment Belgian/Canadian Tripel Recipe Question
Thanks for your help! The FG calculations were given by "Beer Calculus" after inserting all the ingredients.
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