-Little River Band
-Little River Band
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I like your hop choices. I would use a neutral hop like magnum or warrior for your main bittering charge. Amarillo, citra, and simcoe are to valuable to waste as a bittering charge.I was kind of thinking along those same lines. I want to use hops I have on hand and was considering Summit for the bittering hop. I haven't used Summit so was kind of waffling back towards Simcoe.
I plan to brew an Imperial IPA tomorrow. Here's a link to the recipe.
I want to use Citra, Amarillo & Simcoe in the brew. However, I've never used Citra or Simcoe, so I don't know how much or when to add them. I just took a guess when I created my recipe. Does anyone think I need to change my hops schedule? I could substitute with Cascade, if you think that would work better. The last thing I want is a beer that tastes like cat piss! LOL!
Also, what should I dry hop with?
Your opinions will be appreciated!
I've over-done it with Vanilla. It was a beer intended for Christmas gifts, so I not only had to dump a batch, but I had to buy a lot of damn gifts.Interesting, I recently made a BVIP and 'dry beaned' two five gallon portions. For each I placed two sliced and "gunked" beans into ~60ml of absolut and let them sit for a week. This "tincture" was added to a secondary for two weeks prior to kegging. In this case I don't find the vanilla overpowering at all in fact somewhat subtle. There is a lot going on in a BVIP, I imagine the 375 ml of bourbon may tame the vanilla some.
I "dry-beaned" with only one pod for ~ 4 days and it was too much. Gotta be careful with that stuff. Start with 1/4 of a bean and work your way up - just let it sit and taste fairly often.