« on: March 15, 2016, 06:27:32 PM »
You're leaving on a trip and are upset about having to turn your blue mash tun into a cooler...
All of my coolers are red... Mash tuns are blue
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JT... I just read closer that that was your first Pilsner... It's bangin lookin! I bet it's quite delicious!Your porter sounds very close to what I'm looking to brew. Wish I had a pint! Cheers Frank!
Yeah man looking good.
Seems like you should give up the goods on the Porter frank!
Dayum now I want to move that imperial Porter up in the brew shedule
Wow. Hadn't heard that. Not in love with Southern Tier either.
Dirt Wolf rocks. Great beer.
I believe it's Citra, mosaic, simcoe, and chinook
Yeah, sounds right. I think it's one of the best readily available IIPAs out there. Can't drink IIPA if it's not dry. I'm pretty convinced they dry out with sugar.
Dirt Wolf rocks. Great beer.
Out of curiosity guys - was this on one bag of hops, also commercial Mosaic beers? I guess I've been lucky, I always get a fruitier, less catty version of Simcoe. Sometimes I get a bag of garlicky hops from a variety I normally love. Supposedly harvest related.
I'm really liking them and they go well with the other hops. I used the Equinox at a higher proportion and it has a nice fruity flavor and aroma.
I love Equinox and I love Citra, but I didn't like them together that well. They kinda clashed to me. As the beer got older, it started getting better.
Oh boy...just bought a # of Equinox to do a 50:50 with Citra in a couple of brews. Berths Brewery seemed to like the combo so I figured why not as I love them individually...
Paul, I just looked back at my recipe. It was equal parts Equinox, Citra, and Amarillo. My fault. After 4-6 weeks on tap, the combo started to melt together. I can't describe what I didn't like about it, I just know it wasn't my favorite. That doesn't mean it was bad though.
I truly think that Equinox is as versatile as Centennial. I think it has a juiced up centennial-like profile with an added dimension of resin. It just has such a high oil content that it can tend to dominate if it's not held in check.
Citra and Equinox might work really well together for you.... Remember, I'm the weirdo that hates mosaic
i haven't been able to like mosaic either....still hoping to find a beer with it that doesn't make my upper lip curl
I second mashing at 148 and starting your fermentation temps low. Also, another thing to consider is your mash efficiency. You will not reach your standard efficiency rate with a beer this big. I suggest starting around 60% when calculating your recipe.
Thanks Frank. I am hitting about 65-70% right now with my system, so I dropped to 55% with this recipe just to be sure. Figure I probably won't hit exactly the OG I want with a beer this big, but it'll hopefully be less DME that I have to use at the end! Sounds like 148F mash temp it is! Sounds so counter intuitive to my prior thought process of higher mash temp always = optimal for big stouts. Glad I did enough research to cure that mindset.