« on: May 31, 2012, 02:08:12 PM »
Brewing a Grodziskie. Drinking my DIPA (primed with coconut sugar), and my Saision (Brewed with coconut sugar--hat tip morticaixavier).
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I've made a landlord clone very similar to yours about 4/5 times. Can't say I've ever tasted grapefruit in it. I would describe the flavor more as an orange marmalade taste myself, which I have been told can come from the styrian goldings. I've only tasted notes of it though, and it has never been overwhelming. The 1469 definitely throws some stone fruit off as well.It's not overwhelming, it's just there, kind of like, Oh! a little citrusy, is that grapefruit? Maybe no gypsum in the boil next time and the orange will come through?
BTW, what is the "stone fruit" flavor? I've heard it mentioned before, I'm sure I have tasted it, but what fruit specifically?
Anybody grow pumpkins?
I also got hit with squash beetles the last two years in a row. Do you know of a good way to rid of those little devils?
I would recommend a combination of what erockph and morticaixavier say. Use a good organic pesticide, spray the base of the plant, and hit the underside of the leaves. Also, interplant some radishes. Squash beetles are a lot of work if you get them. I look for the little colonies of red dots (their eggs) on the underside of the leaves, and scrape them off and crush them. For the adults, I lay out some out pieces of wood. They like to hide underneath them, so in the morning I go out and look under the wood, and crush them. Have I mentioned I hate squash beetles. I've had a lot of success doing this, but it is also a lot of work.
Anybody grow pumpkins?
I started some seedlings and will try again this year. Last year I had a tough go with them, but when at first I don't succeed...try...try...again.
At the end of Summer/harvest, I'll post again. Remind me then. Maybe you could post a video of yourself eating one!
I just made another batch a couple days ago. One cup of seeds make about a quart of mustard. This time I went 50/50 with the white and brown.
Ground the mustard in the spice grinder but am wondering if it is really necessary. I also just used cold water and ice-cubes and let it sit at least 10 minutes before adding the acid-based liquid.
About a month ago, I received a packet of Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Strain chile seeds from this
outfit:http://www.thehippyseedcompany.com/. I have no intention of ever eating these chiles myself, but for some of my more daring friends, I will provide!
In general, I prefer to use at least 2 different types of hops for a bit more complexity.
I agree with you. While SMASH beers are a great way to learn the flavor if ingredients, I have yet to taste one that I really liked as a beer instead of an experiment. They just seem one dimensional and boring to me.
I have a SMaSH beer on that I really like. Bohemian Pilsner malt and Saaz hops.