It takes the first bout of explosive vomiting and/or diarrhea to make you feel like you're really in the groove of the Dad thing. Congrats, Derek!
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The flash point of the hop oils is less than the boiling point for all listed. Myrcene is around 85-90F IIRC. Dry hopping is about the only way to get high amounts into the beer.
This is my first Belgian Quad. I brewed it 12/30/14. This is the first glass as I finally tapped it this evening! It was well worth the wait!Nice beer! Nice glass too, La Trappe is one of my favorite Trappist breweries. Their dubbel is incredible.
i got that...whats medium for mushrooms mean?I envision something like this:
Aha interesting method, want to try that too. How do you switch from one bottle to the next without spilling?I have a racking cane stuck into a picnic tap to fill from. I just let go of the trigger, pull the cane out out and put it in the bottle right next to it. It might drip a few drops, but nothing big. It's faster than bottling a carbonated beer off a keg since there's no need to fill under pressure and keep burping the bottle, and there's no need to cap on foam. You can fill a bottle in 15 seconds or so and be on to the next one immediately after. Plus, you can do it all standing up over your sink rather than on the floor under your bottling bucket.
Eric, what temp is your whirlpool? Do you hot it with any heat to keep it hot?For my IPA's, I just kill the heat on my stove and add the hops once all boiling activity has stopped. I leave it on the hot burner and put the lid on. I don't add heat; I just let it ride with an occasional stir. I'm guessing that it starts at 200-205F and finishes around 170F. This is 3 gallons of wort on a glass stovetop in a 5-gallon clad-bottom kettle. Other setups may give different results.
I'm a fan of the 4oz packages that Farmhouse sells. It's just the right size so that I still have enough left over to brew with again after I brew a test batch. I think it also splits the difference between an ounce or two and a full pound quite nicely.A few years back, I tossed 10-15 lb. of very old hops. That kinda cured me of over ordering...or at least made me cut back some!
I will more than likely end up giving a portion of each pound away to other brewers. I gave away a sealed one pound mylar bag of whole Tettnanger not long ago. Purchasing directly from the West Coast in multi-pound lots to save on shipping brings the per ounce price down to the point where I can be generous with other brewers. I have yet to meet a brewer who will not take free hops as long as they are still in good shape. I wish that Hops Direct would sell half pound packages. Yakima Valley sells half pound packages, but I have received less than stellar hops from them in the past.