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Hyper Cat Brown Ale Update

Although I am still in the early stages of my brewing hobby I was rather skeptical of the 3oz of hops called for in this recipe. Upon tasting this beer I can say that I was not that far off base. In short, the Hyper Cat Brown Ale turned out bitter as hell. The 85 minute boil time of the 12% AA hops imparted such a high level of alpha acids the final product had more of a bitter profile of an IPA without the counteracting sweetness.

Overall the malt profile was a dead-on match with that of Abita Turbodog. However, if and when I attempt this brew again in the future I will likely cut down the boil time of the Columbus hops to 30 minutes and only 1oz Williamette at 5 minutes. Also, the brew was slightly under carbonated for what I was looking to achieve. Therefore, in the future I will likely up the priming sugar to a level 1 tbsp per bottle.

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2010/02/15 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Hyper Cat Brown Ale (X02)

On my first trip to Brewstock I decided to pick up some supplies to create by first non-kit brew. I knew that I didn’t want to wast my time with another full kit as I was ready to move forward into more in depth brewing methods. I talked to Aaron, the proprietor and all around brewing guru, and he suggested that I try a partial mash extract (PME) recipe as the bridge between the simplistic work of the beginner’s hopped malt kits and the expert world of all-grain brewing. When asked about what kind of beer I was looking to brew I mentioned that I was a fan of Turbodog and would like to make something along those lines. Luckily enough, Aaron just happened to have a clone recipe that he had developed, and after a quick print and a few minutes milling the grain I had all the pieces and parts need to create my first “real” home brew.
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2010/01/31 at 7:35 pm 3 comments


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