« on: December 05, 2012, 04:48:33 PM »
One of my all time faves. Tim Burton's masterpiece IMHO. Dark humor at its finest.
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Has anyone ever used wormwood to bitter beer?Have not used it, but it is said to be one of the most bitter things known. I would experiment on a pint of beer, with very small amounts.
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I took a gravity sample of my IPA yesterday with 2012 Cascade and Chinook. Beersmith told me I hopped it to about 54 IBUs. The reason I call it IPA is because the OG was supposed to be 1.055, but I ended up with 1.061...so it's borderline. The gravity came down to 1.010! Crazy. So the abv is 6.66%. The number of the beast!!
Anyway, the hops didn't taste way out front, but I could definitely tell I'd used Chinook. The grain bill was 2-row and about 10% Special B, so it tasted similar to Arrogant Bastard, which is sort of what I was wanting.
I think I'd use this yeast again.
Insight in how to get rid of that unpleasant onion/foot aroma with certain hops!Quote[...]it had been shown that adding granular copper dramatically reduced the presence of currant-like and onion aromas in beer[...]
Think outside the box, too. I love blending Crystal or French Strisselspalt in my IIPA flame out/WP additions.