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Roger Herpst
Username: Roger456

Post Number: 108
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 11:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was going to brew tomorrow, but I think that April Fools was a good day to brew up a clone.

The brewday went fantastically well. Started at 9:30, mashed in at 10:30, pitched WILDLY fermenting starter (big batch of yeast from earlier cake) at 1:30, done with cleanup at 2:45. Missed my target OG by 1 point (boo hoo!).

After drinking the hydrometer sample, I have to say it was the most delicious unfermented brew I have made. All that delicious cascade flavor ... mmmmmmmm.

65% efficiency
1.054 OG
37ish IBU

10lbs. 2-row
1.5lbs. crystal 60
0.30oz magnum (16.8AA) @60min
0.75oz perle (6.5AA) @ 30min.
1.25oz. cascade (6.7AA) @10min
2.00oz. cascade at flame out

Senior Member
Username: Chumley

Post Number: 2965
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 12:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good deal, Roger. I think that cascade-hopped wort tastes best out of the OG hydrometer sample, too - sort of like drinking sweetened grapefruit juice. :-)

A couple of hours ago I tasted the hydrometer sample of a 1.040ish scotch ale I just finished brewing (~29=0 IBUs). Yucchh. The yeast (WY1338) can only make that sweet crap taste better - I sniffed the starter and it smelled way better than the wort.