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For my IIPA I added all my flavor and aroma hops at 175 this year and WP for 60 minutes and it turned out fantastic.  Cut back on my dry hop additions

What did you do for bittering with whirlpool additions like that? What did you target for a bittering addition?




Can't speak for Keith but, since I do something similar for hoppy American beers, I'll tell you what I do. I add my target IBU as a 60 minute addition - if I want 42 IBU in an APA, then I add 42 IBU of my bittering hop at 60. If I want 70 IBU for an AIPA, I add 70 IBU @ 60. Then add all the late hops I'd have added to the boil in a 175-170F stand/whirlpool. Thing is, provided you whirlpool after cooling to below 190ish ( as said, I like 175-170F), you won't pick up much or any noticeable bitterness from the whirlpool. I like being able to control the bitterness while getting better flavor/aroma IMO. Give it a try, it makes a damn good beer!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: March 30, 2017, 12:36:11 PM »
Got the Rustic saison in the fermenter, hitting the numbers pretty spot on. Pretty good feeling - I've brewed 3 batches in the last 4 weeks. After having trouble making time to brew for the last year or so (kid/family/work), it feels great to have a month when I could brew several batches. Hopefully a good sign for the rest of the year.  Feels like the old days!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Cali V
« on: March 30, 2017, 11:45:16 AM »
I use the Wyeast equivalent WY1272 and like it a lot.  Slightly thicker mouthfeel than Chico.

Try the dry yeast equivalent sometime, BRY 97.  It's really good as well.
Agree on the bigger mouthfeel.


Agreed. I've never used Cali V, but I've made plenty of beers with 1272. Nice strain.

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So, someone help an old man out here with this terminology.

What do you mean by "whirlpool"?

Are you all standing around with spoons or paddles, swirling the wort in the kettle, or using a pump to achieve similar results?

Can I achieve the same results by running my immersion chiller until the wort is at 170°F, shut it off, add the hops, steep for 30-60 minutes, then turn the chiller back on?  Or do I need to be standing there the whole time, swirling the wort around to extract the hoppy goodness?


Chum, like you, I do not have a pump.  I've been adding the "whirlpool" hops and then just mainly steeping for half an hour, with a few stirs here and there as I do some cleanup.  I like the whirlpool step, as it allows me to sanitize a fermenter and put away all the rest of my brewing gear.  I'm late to the game and have only recently started this.  My last IPA was wicked good, and I have no reason to expect anything different from the APA bubbling away.  Cheers!


Yeah, FWIW my "whirlpool" hopping comes with quotes. I don't have a pump either, so it's really a steep (or hopstand) where I uncover the pot every few minutes to gently stir. However my back is telling me that pump is in the near future. ;)

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Ingredients / Re: IPA grain bill
« on: March 29, 2017, 07:14:06 PM »
I think 85/15 would work fine with no sugar, unless you're making IIPA. Finishing at around 1.010 (152F/60 mins with this grist) with enough sulfate content to balance the maltiness would give you a nice, fairly dry beer IMO.

Thanks Jon. That is right about where I want it to finish but I didn't think it could get there with an American ale yeast if starting around 1.064. That would be about 85% attenuation so I thought some sugar might help.

Any thoughts on 6l or 9l?

Well, 9L has a fuller,more lingering maltiness, as a rule. And nothing stopping you from bumping mash temp down a couple degrees for that matter. I can usually hit that FG with my IPA grain bill (1.064 OG) which only uses 5 oz crystal with the 2 row. OTOH I don't see anything wrong with the sugar either. I just think you can get what you're after with a low FG and water chemistry. Ehh, it's just beer - it'll be good regardless!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 29, 2017, 06:03:28 PM »
Then start with Lt Lager, 5 entries lol!  I struck out on 2. My Triple made it through, I've never advanced. I swear I could taste oxidation. It is good no doubt, but I can tell it is there. So crap shoot, there ya go.


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Hey, congrats! Hope you do well.

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Ingredients / Re: New Hops Oils Composition Chart View
« on: March 29, 2017, 06:00:48 PM »
Thanks for posting!

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Ingredients / Re: IPA grain bill
« on: March 29, 2017, 05:57:36 PM »
I think 85/15 would work fine with no sugar, unless you're making IIPA. Finishing at around 1.010 (152F/60 mins with this grist) with enough sulfate content to balance the maltiness would give you a nice, fairly dry beer IMO.

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I've got a BDSA made with D-240 and WY1768 on tap now.  I'd use the same fermentation for WY3787.  I start at 63F and keep it there for maybe 4-5 days.  Then I bump it to 70F and leave it there til it's done...maybe another 7-10 days.  Then crash it to 33 until it's ready.  Personally, I hate what happens when you go much warmer than 72.


I totally agree, Denny. That's pretty much my approach, too.

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For my IIPA I added all my flavor and aroma hops at 175 this year and WP for 60 minutes and it turned out fantastic.  Cut back on my dry hop additions


That's my MO for IPAs now, shorter whirlpool for APA. Results are pretty darn good!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer darkening with oxidation
« on: March 29, 2017, 03:51:25 PM »
Here is more of an apples to apples comparison.





That looks pretty comparable to the color change I've noticed with my beers FWIW.

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Ingredients / Re: Favorite hop mix?
« on: March 29, 2017, 03:43:12 PM »
I don't have a favorite necessarily. Lots that I like a lot. Always evolving with trials of new varieties.

Mt Hood/Liberty
Mt Hood/ Cascade or Centennial
Azacca/Cascade
Azacca/Lemon Drop
Galaxy/Nelson
Galaxy/Citra
Citra/Chinook
Amarillo/Citra/Columbus
Ekuanot/Chinook (or Ekuanot with Simcoe,Galaxy, or many ale hops)
Amarillo/Simcoe
Amarillo/Centennial/Chinook or Columbus
Saaz/Styrian

Several others depending on mood.




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All Things Food / Re: Wings
« on: March 29, 2017, 03:24:05 PM »
http://rasamalaysia.com/spicy-korean-chicken-wings/2/

My next wing experiment gochujang wings....

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Looks great. Pretty similar to my spicy Asian wing recipe. Love Korean food and gochujang. Beats Buffalo sauce any day IMO.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 29, 2017, 03:15:11 PM »
Your beer looked awesome. I know you liked it. It can be a crap shoot no doubt.


Yep, a crap shoot at best sometimes. Obviously you increase your odds by entering more beers. I'm starting to free up more time for brewing, so hopefully I enter the limit next year.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 28, 2017, 11:21:34 AM »
The downside was that I struck out again.



Yep, me, too. The streak goes to 4 yrs in a row now. Oh well, gotta make time to enter more than one beer next year. Curious to see the scoresheets.
 

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