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Ingredients / Re: hop hash
« on: November 16, 2016, 08:28:25 PM »
That's good to hear


Yeah it is. I just ordered some of the hop hash. Curiosity got the best of me. I think I'll start with some in a 1 gallon test batch, so I can :   A/ see what I think of it first, and  B/  figure out the right amount to scale up if I do.

Keep us updated. I won't get around to using mine for an while and will be curious what your experience is.

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Ingredients / Re: hop hash
« on: November 16, 2016, 03:55:16 PM »
As cool as it looks, I wonder since the hops have been so "broken" up like that, how they can retain their oils and glands in such a situation?
Think of it as pellet hops without the vegetal matter, just lupulin glands and resins.
Yep. It's basically the crud that they would normally toss, but now has a market. It's the chicken wings of beer.

hmmmmm...chicken wings

I have seen 'magic hop dust' sold before which is just all the leftover dust in the machine from pelletizing. Is this just a compressed version of that?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Pumpkin Ale
« on: November 16, 2016, 02:57:44 PM »
The wife is a freak for pumpkin beers so I brew one once a year. I go light on the spices as a compromise...

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Ingredients / Re: complimentary hops with Ekuanot
« on: November 16, 2016, 02:45:40 PM »
Basic description from YVH
aroma profile: Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Fruity, Herbal

For some reason, I think I was expecting a different profile. I must have confused it with another hop between brewing and now.

I think it is going to be very good just more fruity than I normally care for. My buddies will love it.



Give it some time. It doesn't have any pine to speak of, but it is pretty complex with fruits and some citrus to me. I think it'll come together in a week or two and you'll like it better. If not, it does really well 50/50 with Simcoe or Chinook. Blatz loves it 50/50 with Citra. Tried several combos with it but not that one. May try it soon.

You were right as usual Jon. This is really starting to come around. I am getting a little bit of all desired hop characteristics which Simcoe is no doubt contributing to as well. I get pineapple, mango, papaya, lemon, grapefruit, stonefruit, and some pine (Simcoe?). Last week I was just getting a lot of pungent pineapple and dank characteristics...

Just purchased another 8 oz from YVH

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Ingredients / Re: hop hash
« on: November 16, 2016, 02:40:17 PM »
As cool as it looks, I wonder since the hops have been so "broken" up like that, how they can retain their oils and glands in such a situation?

No idea. I just bought 4 oz along with 8 oz of 2015 Equinox which was a great price.

I plan to do an IPA at some point where 2 oz hash will go in at flameout out and dry hop along with whatever hops I decide on.

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Ingredients / Re: hop hash
« on: November 16, 2016, 11:24:47 AM »
I see an IPA in my future which is pretty rare...

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Ingredients / hop hash
« on: November 16, 2016, 11:17:25 AM »
Has any used or is planning to use this?

http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/hop_hash_p/hophash.htm

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Saisonstein Monster OYL-500/BJCP ?
« on: November 15, 2016, 12:16:00 PM »
Here is Drew's notes:
nose initially of rusty red apples with peaches thicker body with a strong cinnamon mid body. Final body is dry, but not aggressively so - softer than many of the other strains. Probably would benefit from a cooler ferment to avoid the red apple ester. Will retest

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Favorite yeast strains
« on: November 14, 2016, 09:38:07 AM »
Boring choice here but I have enjoyed k97. I brew a lot of German inspired beers and this works well for what I like to do. Stays in suspension early with a tangy note but drops clear easily with an nice clean finish.

I have also been pleasantly surprised with imperial g03 dieter for kolsch. Pretty similar to wlp029 but very flocculant in my experiences which makes it easier to make a brilliantly clear beer when compared to other kolsch yeasts.
gosch,  I've tried k-97 only once in an attempt at a kolsch(?).  Drinking it now and it's a bit thin and has a slight  sour note.  That the SG was 5 points low and mash ph was 5.04 could have something to do with it.  Grain bill was 95% Best Malz pils and 5% Carahell.  I'm interested in your thoughts on using k-97 in German beers.

As a german ale yeast I think it is more suited toward something like an Alt versus a Kolsch as the profile just isn't there for a Kolsch in my opinion. Maybe if you ferment a bit warmer? I haven't used it in an Alt so I can't comment if it works well for that or not. I assume most would prefer WY1007 over 97 but I primarily use dry yeast.

I ferment 60-62F with good results. I currently have a dunkel inspired brown ale on that was kind of tangy for the first couple of weeks with a mash pH of 5.6 and high FG. Now it has smoothed out considerably. I have noticed this behavior in a few batches. Ultimately, I don't find it to be too much different than 05 however I have yet to use it in a really clean style. I do find it to drop clear much easier than 05

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Ingredients / Re: complimentary hops with Ekuanot
« on: November 11, 2016, 09:45:19 AM »
Basic description from YVH
aroma profile: Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Fruity, Herbal

For some reason, I think I was expecting a different profile. I must have confused it with another hop between brewing and now.

I think it is going to be very good just more fruity than I normally care for. My buddies will love it.



Give it some time. It doesn't have any pine to speak of, but it is pretty complex with fruits and some citrus to me. I think it'll come together in a week or two and you'll like it better. If not, it does really well 50/50 with Simcoe or Chinook. Blatz loves it 50/50 with Citra. Tried several combos with it but not that one. May try it soon.

For my tastes, I could see it being really good with Chinook. I really like Citra but that might be too much for me. I like the idea of something like 3:2 Centennial to 366

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Ingredients / Re: complimentary hops with Ekuanot
« on: November 11, 2016, 08:26:07 AM »
Basic description from YVH
aroma profile: Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Fruity, Herbal

For some reason, I think I was expecting a different profile. I must have confused it with another hop between brewing and now.

I think it is going to be very good just more fruity than I normally care for. My buddies will love it.

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Ingredients / Re: complimentary hops with Ekuanot
« on: November 10, 2016, 10:05:20 PM »
Not sure what the deal is with the name but my first batch with these hops is finishing carbing. I went 2:1 equinox to simcoe at flame out and dry hop. Realizing the impact of simcoe, I am getting a ton of pineapple, mango, and possibly papaya in the aroma and flavor. Very surprised by the amount of tropical fruit. A lot less citrus and pine than I was expecting at this point.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Favorite yeast strains
« on: November 10, 2016, 09:28:51 PM »
Boring choice here but I have enjoyed k97. I brew a lot of German inspired beers and this works well for what I like to do. Stays in suspension early with a tangy note but drops clear easily with an nice clean finish.

I have also been pleasantly surprised with imperial g03 dieter for kolsch. Pretty similar to wlp029 but very flocculant in my experiences which makes it easier to make a brilliantly clear beer when compared to other kolsch yeasts.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Pilsner
« on: November 10, 2016, 10:29:25 AM »
It's a good idea to wait to oxygenate until right before pitching if you chill overnight.

Any advice on how to easily oxygenate wort sitting in a Speidel without an oxygen tank? I have heard of people sanitizing a drill operated paint mixer...
I use a mix-stir that's made for beer and wine. For sale nearly everywhere.

http://labelpeelers.com/stainless-steel-mix-stir/?gclid=CjwKEAiA0pDBBRCFtoPyguTh8AUSJADNWeuxuHH9QIwfDL2Xpl6-j7FZ4LucvjkZMmiN2debjmUEpRoCHw7w_wcB

Perfect! Not sure how I have never seen one....

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Beer Recipes / Re: Pilsner
« on: November 10, 2016, 10:17:01 AM »
It's a good idea to wait to oxygenate until right before pitching if you chill overnight.

Any advice on how to easily oxygenate wort sitting in a Speidel without an oxygen tank? I have heard of people sanitizing a drill operated paint mixer... 

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