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Ingredients / Re: Jarrylo hops
« on: March 16, 2015, 02:48:54 PM »
Yeah I hope the aroma from the package is not indicative of the final product...

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Ingredients / Re: Jarrylo hops
« on: March 16, 2015, 01:28:15 PM »
I have an APA in hopstand with Jarrylo and Zythos blend right now. The Jarrylo hops had a very underwhelming and hard to describe aroma out of the vacuum sealed bag. I got a sort of 'plastiky', synthetic smell. The zythos was mild but tropical and was much more fragrant than the Jarrylo. Hopefully its just one of those weird things since I am using them for dry hop as well.

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The Pub / Re: Beer near Lakewood, CO
« on: March 16, 2015, 06:55:35 AM »
Tommyknocker is cool especially if you want to shoot up to the hills. One of the older breweries in CO I think.

I live in Lakewood very close to Red Rocks. There are no good craft breweries in Lakewood in my opinion. For some reason, the craft beer explosion is happening everywhere but here...

Since you are close, I would shoot up to Golden and hit Cannonball Creek. It is one of the best newer breweries around here and their black IPA one gold at last year's GABF. There are 3 other small breweries in Golden as well....or you could just go to Coors...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gelatin Fining
« on: March 13, 2015, 10:32:15 AM »
Don't want to derail so I can start a new thread if necessary...

I used gelatin in the fermenter a few days ago when I normally throw it in while transferring to the keg. I forgot that I was planning on pitching a new batch onto that yeast. Is that a bad idea? I've got some dry yeast around if necessary.
Couldn't you make a simple starter (or a shaken-not-stirred starter) and see what happens?

I could but I am lazy and don't have time for starter.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gelatin Fining
« on: March 13, 2015, 08:38:02 AM »
Thanks. I won't risk it.

The current yeast is WLP029 so I was looking forward to reusing it. I am brewing an APA. Preferences over US05 or S04?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gelatin Fining
« on: March 13, 2015, 08:11:28 AM »
Don't want to derail so I can start a new thread if necessary...

I used gelatin in the fermenter a few days ago when I normally throw it in while transferring to the keg. I forgot that I was planning on pitching a new batch onto that yeast. Is that a bad idea? I've got some dry yeast around if necessary.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nylon Bag for hops
« on: March 12, 2015, 12:06:47 PM »
I did use a starter and I can take readings.  What should I be looking for?

Well it would be helpful to have an OG reading. If you think it is done, take a hydrometer reading, wait a couple of days and take another one. If the reading does not change then the beer is likely done fermenting.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nylon Bag for hops
« on: March 12, 2015, 10:41:06 AM »
The hops should not affect the fermentation. You could have less viable yeast if you did not make a starter. Do you have the ability to take hydrometer readings?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: hop schedule help
« on: March 12, 2015, 10:08:53 AM »
Just send the Galaxy to me. I have never used it.

You need to get some. Very tropical and tasty !

EDIT - They're a little dank and resiny, too. Good stuff.

Yeah I haven't used a lot of the newer varieties in my own beers but have had them in commercial beers. The only reason I have Jarrylo is because Yakima Valley threw in a couple of ounces free with my first order.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: hop schedule help
« on: March 12, 2015, 09:20:52 AM »
Just send the Galaxy to me. I have never used it.

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Ingredients / Re: Kefir lime leaves; hops combo
« on: March 12, 2015, 06:52:59 AM »
I tasted a gravity sample last night. This is actually turning out better than I thought, I wasn't expecting to get it right the first time but maybe I will. There is nice bright, fresh citrus aroma and flavor without it being perfumy, which I had been fearing because the lime leaves have such a strong aroma. I need the yeast cake for an IPA I'm brewing tonight so I'm going to rack over a little more cascade and a tiny bit more lime leaf then bottle this weekend. That should insure a fresh aroma.

Sounds awesome! Did you end up adding the chopped up leaves at the hopstand? How much did you use for 2.5 gallons? Sorry if I passed over that info.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: hop schedule help
« on: March 12, 2015, 06:10:51 AM »
Thanks for the input. I love Red Chair!

I was going to just use Magnum for bittering but I thought I would make it a bit more interesting with the simcoe there. When you talk about Columbus being invasive, I have had that exact same experience with Bravo. I don't use Columbus outside of IPAs so I am not all too aware of how well it plays with other hops...

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Residual Alkalinity
« on: March 11, 2015, 12:58:00 PM »
Thanks. I was actually just reading that tab in the spreadsheet. So RA is more important for your existing water and not your adjusted water? For example, my existing water RA is 27 and my adjusted water RA for a pale ale is -38.

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All Grain Brewing / Residual Alkalinity
« on: March 11, 2015, 12:38:30 PM »
Be gentle. I am a water/chemistry novice.

Can some help me understand or provide some good reference for understanding residual alkalinity. I haven't really be paying attention to it but my last batches seem to have negative RA values. Is this bad? I have noticed anything objectionable in the final product

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: hop schedule help
« on: March 11, 2015, 09:15:19 AM »
This would work out to about 46 IBUs with about 10 calculated from the hop stand (according to beersmith). I use lower utilization to account for my lower hop stand temperature.

~18 IBU Magnum 60 min
~18 IBU Simcoe FWH

1 oz Jarrylo (16.1% AA) hop stand 30 min
1 oz Zythos (9.8% AA) hop stand 30 min

1 oz Jarrylo dry hop
1 oz Zythos dry hop



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