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Title: Piney the Conifer
Post by: tesla_hv on November 09, 2009, 07:28:48 am
Coming soon....I'll tell the details later
Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: drf255 on November 09, 2009, 09:49:27 am
If it involves pine needles in the mash, ask tubercle first.
Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: tesla_hv on November 09, 2009, 08:03:10 pm
If it involves pine needles in the mash, ask tubercle first.

No, but I brewed a Piney the Elder clone yesterday but decided to have it all Simcoe hence the reference to conifer.  It should turn out interesting.  It has an OG of 1.09!
Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: niquejim on November 09, 2009, 09:37:11 pm
All Simcoe. To me that would taste like cat pee on a pine tree :o , although others feel differently about it ;)
Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: tesla_hv on November 09, 2009, 09:47:54 pm
Cat pee on a pine tree....that's funny.  I guess that I'll find out in a few weeks.  After doing 24 batches, I'm kindof into the experimentation phase of brewing.  A Christmas tree ale just in time for Christmas...

*Note*, I really miss the "beer" smiley here.
Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: blatz on November 10, 2009, 01:41:53 am
I think Conifer is the AHA-word-of-the-day - I had to go look that one up - thanks for adding to my vocab!

BTW - I thought you would find this link of interest, based on my debate with dmtaylor:

http://www.beerdujour.com/Recipes/1Pliny%20the%20Elder%20clone%20PDF.pdf

I mean, that's on RRBC letterhead.  Just sayin  ;D ;)

Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: tesla_hv on November 10, 2009, 02:18:40 am
My pleasure with the vocab help.  Thanks for the link....interesting...
Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: tesla_hv on November 10, 2009, 02:28:12 am
Here is my recipe (extract based and a 5-gallon volume)

Malts/Extracts

3 - 3.3lb cans of Muntons Light LME (9.9lb total full boil)
1 lb Briess Pilsen Extract DME - 15 min.
8 oz. Maltodextrin - 15 min.
1 lb. Corn Sugar - 15 min.

Steeping Grains
1/2 lb. Briess Crystal 40L

Hops
4 oz. Simcoe - 90 min whole leaf
1 oz Simcoe - 45 min, pellets
1 oz Simcoe - 30 min, pellets
3 oz Simcoe - 1 min., whole leaf (2oz) & pellets (1oz)
7 oz Simcoe - secondary, hop plugs

Yeast
WLP001 California Ale, 2-part yeast starter (0.7L/0.7L)

I haven't dry hopped yet but I might do those in stages.  It would be hard to retrieve the old hop sacks so I might just leave them in until bottling day.
Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: bonjour on November 11, 2009, 05:38:54 pm
I knew that was going to be a Simcoe based beer

Let me know how it turns out

Fred
Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: tesla_hv on November 11, 2009, 08:49:41 pm
Will do.  This is the brew that I had my fermentation lag problem (see thread in Fermentation Section).
Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: Jon on November 15, 2009, 02:56:46 pm
I brew with the owner of Cocoa Beach Brewing Company. We brew a Double IPA with a 9.5 oz of simcoe. Plus another 14.5 oz of other hops in a 12 gallon batch. Everyone seems to like it.
Title: Re: Piney the Conifer
Post by: wilypig on November 16, 2009, 01:51:00 pm
I have found that the over use of Simcoe does indeed lend a very solid 'Catty-ness' the is very much like cat pee on a Christmas tree. One of the most disturbing flavor and aroma combinations in a beer. I am a big fan of 'funk' but catty is a no go in my house.