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Bewitched Amber Ale with Booster and Pale LME

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Iv'e got my first LBK batch going yesterday morning. Kinda of a not so MAD Scientist brew of Bewitched Amber Ale with Booster and Pale LME. I have it temp controlled in a cooler at about 70 degrees. That's with the probe against the LBK below wort line and covered by a face towel. I'll brew by the 3-4 rule (guideline). Any helpful suggestions on conditioning would be helpful.

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Congrats on your first brew. Best advice is to condition for plenty of time. The flavors really shine after a good month or two (even three!) in the bottle. Cheers!

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Congrats and welcome to the site / addiction... Sounds like you're well on your way to brewing beer. That Bewitched Amber Ale is one of my favorite Mr. Beer recipes.

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I would recommend you NOT modify your first batches.  Bewitched is already very good - you just raised it to a 6.X% brew with the combination of LME and booster basically lessening the IBUs.  I would have added just the LME, and only after you brew it as is to see how it tastes.

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On 7/16/2017 at 3:48 PM, DEFbrewer said:

Iv'e got my first LBK batch going yesterday morning. Kinda of a not so MAD Scientist brew of Bewitched Amber Ale with Booster and Pale LME. I have it temp controlled in a cooler at about 70 degrees. That's with the probe against the LBK below wort line and covered by a face towel. I'll brew by the 3-4 rule (guideline). Any helpful suggestions on conditioning would be helpful.

DEF

 

Good luck!  Condition for a minimum of 4 weeks for the Bewitched Amber Ale.  From my notes, this was best at around the 6 week mark.  Make sure you try to condition it at between 68 & 76-78 degrees.

 

If you enjoy this one, Millennium Flight Red will be right up your alley!

 

Kevin 

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2 hours ago, RickBeer said:

I would recommend you NOT modify your first batches.  Bewitched is already very good - you just raised it to a 6.X% brew with the combination of LME and booster basically lessening the IBUs.  I would have added just the LME, and only after you brew it as is to see how it tastes.

Oh and that's Rick Beer, in case you haven't been introduced.  😉

 

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4 hours ago, RickBeer said:

I would recommend you NOT modify your first batches.  Bewitched is already very good - you just raised it to a 6.X% brew with the combination of LME and booster basically lessening the IBUs.  I would have added just the LME, and only after you brew it as is to see how it tastes.

Rickbeer, Let me first say, that I respect your knowledge of homebrewing. I've learned so much from reading your posts. I'm sure that I will continue to expand my knowledge of homebrewing by studying your posts. I have one more Bewitched Amber Ale to brew, that one will be a basic brew. I shall take your advice to heart and brew basics recipes from MrBeer for a while. No Batches will be harmed (or thrown down the drain) in the making of this saga.

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2 hours ago, Kevin Caffrey said:

 

Good luck!  Condition for a minimum of 4 weeks for the Bewitched Amber Ale.  From my notes, this was best at around the 6 week mark.  Make sure you try to condition it at between 68 & 76-78 degrees.

 

If you enjoy this one, Millennium Flight Red will be right up your alley!

 

Kevin 

6 weeks.....Got it. I'll look up Millennium Flight Red right now! Thanks

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