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Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 25, 2013, 03:16:37 PM »
How about a white wheat single hopped with 3oz of Simcoe?

Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 25, 2013, 10:52:02 AM »
After doing something very similar, I would be careful to not overhop this one. My grain bill was 5# Vienna and 5# White Wheat with Columbus hopped throughout. I only use 1/4 oz of Columbus for bittering as well with a total of 3 oz for the whole batch including 1 oz for dry hopping.

After 3 weeks, it is barely drinkable but I am hoping it will mellow with time. I was going for something between an american wheat beer and an APA but it turned out like an extremely bitter IPA from a hops standpoint. It is called "hoppy b****" at this point.

I would recommend adding 5-10% carapils or something to help balance the beer out. This is all based on my recent experience so take it for what it is. I found it more difficult than I thought it would be to create what I was going for due to such a light bodied delicate base.

Sounds like I might want to just use my usual IPA grain bill if I want to experiment with this hop schedule.

Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 25, 2013, 07:30:27 AM »
You don't have any pilsner malt in there, so DMS shouldn't be a concern.

I thought DMS was a problem with any lighter malt. I would prefer not to waste the time or the propane if I don't have to.

Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 24, 2013, 11:09:06 PM »
I usually do like to FWH but with a beer this light I plan on doing at least a 75 minute boil to avoid DMS. I think that would be too long. The dry hop idea is intriguing. Though I may just do that with a couple more ounces of Columbus.

Beer Recipes / I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 24, 2013, 10:56:33 PM »
How does this look?
6lbs Rahr 2 Row
3lbs white wheat
1/4 oz Columbus 14.5% AA for 60 minutes
3/4oz Columbus 15 minutes
1oz Simcoe 15 minutes
1oz Columbus 10 minutes
1oz Simcoe 10 minutes
1oz Columbus 5 minutes
1oz Simcoe 5 minutes
BRY-97 yeast

Ingredients / Re: Online stores
« on: April 24, 2013, 05:35:56 PM »
In my opinion has the best recipe kits. But I like for everything else.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Look what the stork droped off...
« on: April 22, 2013, 03:09:59 PM »
2.5 gallon boils was how I did all of my extract brews.

Ingredients / Re: Hop addition question
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:20:09 PM »
Yakima valley hops is a fantastic place to get hops. I know that is a bit off topic. I am just really happy with their prices and service.

Beer Recipes / Re: Rough Draft
« on: April 21, 2013, 11:27:11 AM »
After 6 days in the bottle I popped the top on one of these bad boys. I must say it is very tasty. I have decided I like Columbus hops and am very glad I have another half a pound of them. The flavor was just right. As far as hop forwardness I would say it about the same as a New Belgium Ranger. Of course it tastes different because it is almost single hopped with Columbus. Now I wish I would have used them for dry hopping too. Though I doubt I can taste the Cascades I dry hopped with.

Now I have 3 oz of Simcoe. I am considering using them to single hop a white wheat.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Boulivard 80 Acres
« on: April 21, 2013, 07:52:32 AM »
This is billed as a hoppy wheat beer. It is a year round beer rather than a seasonal. This is a wheat beer that features several hops. It does have a nice aroma though I can't really tell what hop I am smelling. The flavor is hoppy but not so much so that I cannot taste the malt. Overall this is just a really nicely balanced beer.

Commercial Beer Reviews / New Belgium Rolle Bolle
« on: April 21, 2013, 07:46:15 AM »
I bought some of this and then found out it has fruit in it. I wasn't looking forward to trying it after that but when I did I was pleasantly surprised.

It is a light Belgium Ale. It pours light in color and extremely clear. Very nice white head. I didn't notice much aroma. The taste was very clean and balanced. I honestly did not detect the soursop in it. The Cascade and Centennial hops did have a presence but it was subtle.

On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate this beer as delicious and refreshing.

Just a note on safety. Lifting and moving a pot of boiling hot liquid is not wise. Buy or build a chiller to get the wort down to 100F or less before immersing in the ice bath. That way you don't risk 2nd and 3rd degree burns.

Ingredients / Simcoe hop question
« on: April 18, 2013, 10:47:40 AM »
I wasn't sure whether to post this in recipes or here. But given the question mostly involves a variety of hops I decided to brew it here. I picked up 3 oz of Simcoe hops. I am trying to figure out what I want to brew with them.
My favorite beers are reds, ambers, and browns. I do an occasional IPA but mostly for my friends who like hoppy beers to enjoy when they come over. I have plenty of Columbus, Cascade, Fuggle, Sterling, Goldings, and Williamette on hand. Do Simcoes play well with any of these?
Whatever I brew I pretty much want the Simcoe to dominate so that I can learn what they taste like. I don't know that I have enough of them to do a single hop and really get a feel for them.
How would they be in a white wheat beer?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Angry Beer?
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:34:07 AM »
I have had Nottingham and S04 do the same thing. Without rehydrating either

All Grain Brewing / Re: Angry Beer?
« on: April 17, 2013, 10:27:37 PM »

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