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Ingredients / Re: Flavor/Aroma hops - adjust for AA% or no?
« on: May 07, 2012, 11:05:29 AM »
There is a correlation between high AA% and high oil levels, but it's not a causal relationship, and there are definitely examples of high oils and low alphas, and vice versa.
Yes.

For the OP. Smell your hops, look at the data, make a guess on the finished beer.  Brew it agian with adjustments if you need to dial it in.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st round NHC results
« on: May 07, 2012, 10:53:13 AM »
I am going to rebrew the beers that got passed on to the second round, taste them against the original beer and send the one that tastes better.

Are you saying that you can submit a beer from a different batch in the second round after you've read the comments?
Some styles almost require that you rebrew if you want to medal. German Wheat for example.

Some styles won't be ready if you rebrew, a Barleywine or a Doppelbock are examples.

As pointed out, some could be fine tuned or blended with a little of another beer.  As long as it is all your homebrew and it fits the style category you had in the first round, it is allowed.


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Ingredients / Re: Flavor/Aroma hops - adjust for AA% or no?
« on: May 07, 2012, 08:53:42 AM »
The IBUs from late additions can be high if you put a ton in. You get aroma from dry hopping, not much bitterness.

For flavor and especially aroma, you might look at the essential oil content for the hops.  In your 2 hops listed, Fuggles =0.44 - 0.83% and Columbus =1.5 -2.0%. Citra is alway called intense, well it is at 2.2 - 2.8%, which is pretty high.

I can't tell you what to do, as it is recipe, equipment and process dependent. You can try different amounts for different beers and find out what you like.

http://www.freshops.com/hops/usda-named-hop-variety-descriptions#usda_id_19209
http://www.usahops.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=hop_info&pageID=8

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing at Rogue today
« on: May 07, 2012, 08:41:36 AM »
You guys look right at home, it must be the beards.

Edit - Have fun today. Will look forward to the beer at NHC.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st round NHC results
« on: May 07, 2012, 06:42:13 AM »
my apologies to the chicago judges.  i tried one of my beers that i bottled and sent in.  not as good as it was kegged.  i screwed them up somehow.  i couldn't drink it. :P
Can you describe the taste that was off? Just interested in what went wrong.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st round NHC results
« on: May 06, 2012, 04:11:43 PM »
I am going to rebrew the beers that got passed on to the second round, taste them against the original beer and send the one that tastes better.
This is a good strategy.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Need help
« on: May 06, 2012, 02:48:44 PM »
Ordinary bitter or mild?

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Going Pro / Re: Another view about commercial Nano brewing.
« on: May 05, 2012, 07:22:49 AM »
How about Paw Paw brewing in Michigan, 277 barrels on a Sabco 1/2 barrel system.  They did brew shifts, and now have a 7 barrel production system.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsch
« on: May 05, 2012, 06:53:01 AM »
I love spalter for my alt, hallertauer cultivar for my kolsch. Spalt to me is a more "sturdy" hop. You probably want something more delicate for a kolsch. That's why I like the crystal, it's very delicate, especially for an American hop. I do all FWH crystal and a smal aroma addition at WP.
Everyone should realize Spalt is different from Spalt Select. Related but different. Spalt select was bred to be more disease resistant.

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Ingredients / Re: Rhizomes?
« on: May 05, 2012, 04:58:38 AM »
I remember a talk at the NHC in MN in which Gorst Valley Hops recommended lots of nitrogen, but I can't find the link to it right now.
http://www.ahaconference.org/past-presentations/2010-presentations/
Open the one by James Altweis. That was an excellent presentation.

Too bad they are not putting more newsletters up. There is some more infromation on fertilzer there if you look those over. I do not have that good Midwestern topsoil.
http://www.gorstvalleyhops.com/newsletter.php

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Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: May 05, 2012, 04:51:15 AM »
Yep, Ward labs. Very convenient, order ther Brewer's Analysis. $26.00

Hmm, so did Ward Labs jack up their prices for homebrewers?  Their W-6 test is still listed on their standard pricing list as $16.50, which is what I've paid in the past.  In the homebrewers section it's listed at $26.
I think the $26 is W5, the $16.50 is W6. If you want to know your iron content, get W5.

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Going Pro / Re: Another view about commercial Nano brewing.
« on: May 05, 2012, 04:26:30 AM »
Dark Horse here in MI made 9300 barrels last year with a 7 bbl system.  Not a nano, but you can be making a lot of beer with a system of modest size.
You might want to check those numbers Jeff - that works out to brewing more than 3 times per day, every single day of the year.
Yeah, that was wrong, in 2010 they made 6179 bbls on the 7 bbl brew house. A 20 barrel came on line midway in 2011.  Does 6179 still sound too much? Read about them here-

http://www.michiganbeerguide.com/

click on the view Michigan beer guide, read the Jan. Feb. issue.
Yes, 6179 per year on a 7 bbl system still seems like too much.  I believe it, but I don't believe it is something anyone should try to replicate ;)
The article said they were doing 4 to 5 brews a day.

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Going Pro / Re: Another view about commercial Nano brewing.
« on: May 04, 2012, 10:44:52 PM »
Dark Horse here in MI made 9300 barrels last year with a 7 bbl system.  Not a nano, but you can be making a lot of beer with a system of modest size.
You might want to check those numbers Jeff - that works out to brewing more than 3 times per day, every single day of the year.
Yeah, that was wrong, in 2010 they made 6179 bbls on the 7 bbl brew house. A 20 barrel came on line midway in 2011.  Does 6179 still sound too much? Read about them here-

http://www.michiganbeerguide.com/

click on the view Michigan beer guide, read the Jan. Feb. issue.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st round NHC results
« on: May 04, 2012, 05:58:15 PM »
You will have an envelope in the mail with instructions and all the information you need.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st round NHC results
« on: May 04, 2012, 05:00:47 PM »
Congrats to all that advanced. Not for lack of trying, but none of mine advanced this year. 3 went to the mini-BOS, but none were good enough to go on.

My take on this is that I need to brew better beer next year!

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