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Beer Recipes / Re: Pale Ale - help required with hop schedule
« on: April 24, 2016, 09:19:11 AM »
Looks great to me!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Pale Ale - help required with hop schedule
« on: April 24, 2016, 06:28:25 AM »
I just saw your OG.... 2-3 oz at flameout and 2-3 oz at dry hop

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Beer Recipes / Re: Pale Ale - help required with hop schedule
« on: April 24, 2016, 06:20:31 AM »
I guess it depends on how hoppy you want the beer. Some, like myself, like a pretty hoppy APA with lots of flavor and aroma, while other enjoy a more traditional route. If you want to go the hoppy APA route, my recommendation would be to get all of your IBUs from either your 60 minute addition or first wort addition. Pacific gem would work fine here. Your other option is magnum. Then add a flameout addition (chill to 175-180 and hold)  and let it whirlpool for at least 30 minutes (stir every so often). I would use around 3 oz of hops here. Any combination of what you have (Citra, mosaic, cascade, falconers, Nelson, Apollo, pac gem) would work great. Then dry hop around three ounces as well.

I also don't think there's any harm in having a 15 minute addition either. Just adjust your IBU count at 60 minutes to account for it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 21, 2016, 06:06:58 PM »
Enjoyed a few of Jon's beers this evening. Thank you, good sir!

Helles


American Strong Ale


Cider

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Ingredients / Re: Tobacco
« on: April 20, 2016, 07:33:51 AM »
... Or we can can this said tobacco beer and call it.... "Prince Albert In a Can"

  8)

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Ingredients / Re: Tobacco
« on: April 20, 2016, 06:28:20 AM »
Beechnut Aged?


Almost choked on my coffee. Good stuff.

please explain to a twerp from Antwerp :(


Beechnut is a brand of chewing tobacco here in the states. Brings back images of old farts and rednecks chewing and spitting.

Reminds me of high school baseball practice. It was cool to have a big ol chaw of Levi Garrett, Redman, or Beechnut in your cheek.... While terribly trying to hide it from the coaches.

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Beer Recipes / Re: "Juicy" IPA
« on: April 19, 2016, 06:56:21 PM »
I prefer shredable. Actually, a word that gets used a ton and in different ways each time is Balance. How you can have a 70 IBU bone dry IPA described as balanced is beyond my understanding of the word. Its just the cool word to say instead of drinkable or tasty.

Yeah. I don't get "balanced" when describing an IPA either. I'd much rather have an "unbalanced" IPA.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 19, 2016, 03:57:36 PM »
Jon's (Hoosierbrew) Helles. Spot on dam good beer. Soft water profile really makes this pup shine....loving it man thanks!






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Looks amazing.... Looking forward to enjoying one on Thursday  ;)

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Ingredients / Re: Tobacco
« on: April 19, 2016, 08:15:16 AM »
We can brew an American light lager and steep some tobacco at flame out for 20 minutes or so....

....and call it Camel Lite  :P

Yeah...pretty lame...but I couldn't resist

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Ingredients / Re: Centennial fans
« on: April 18, 2016, 04:55:35 PM »
Interesting about Apollo. I've only bought it once and sold most of it after using it once. It tasted very "green" to me. I don't even know if that makes sense but is best how I can describe it. Like a big bucket of chlorophyll lol.


The times I used it (only twice) I got lots of onion/garlic which I know can be harvest related. I remember Eric saying he liked it - tangerine and resinous character for him.

I think I actually bittered my BW that you'll be getting with it. I have to go back and check the notes. It was brewed over a year ago... Sooooo maybe I used it twice lol

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Ingredients / Re: Centennial fans
« on: April 18, 2016, 02:45:21 PM »
Is the 2015 Centennial your not so thrilled with from Yakima Valley Hops? I just bought some from there. Only 2 oz pack though. So no biggie.
I have some 2015 from them and Farmhouse that's pretty decent, just not great to me. Centennial varies a lot year to year, field to field even IMO.
I find the same can be said about Apollo and Meridian, which is unfortunate considering how much I like them when they are in prime condition.

Interesting about Apollo. I've only bought it once and sold most of it after using it once. It tasted very "green" to me. I don't even know if that makes sense but is best how I can describe it. Like a big bucket of chlorophyll lol.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: First lager!
« on: April 15, 2016, 08:02:22 PM »
1. I use avangard pilz for my Pilsner malt needs. I must disclose that I rarely brew a lager though lol.

2. I have 4 or 5 of these temperature controllers that I have built. It works really well. The nice thing is, this particular seller is in California. All of mine have come from China and take like 3 weeks to get here. http://m.ebay.com/itm/10A-110V-Digital-Temperature-Controller-Temp-Sensor-Thermostat-Control-Relay-US-/141731449329?nav=SEARCH.

3. I've been temped to brew a Vienna lager.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dry hopping
« on: April 14, 2016, 04:44:29 PM »
I buy women's knee highs for about .37 a pair.  They work great.
I do the same, but my source for them (Walmart) dried up. Where do you buy yours?

thanks

Tom

Same here. I buy the 2 pack in the little cup at walgreens. Sanitize and add the dry hops usually with some SS washers as weight.

I use these as well... Just in a different manner. I like dumping the hops right into the carboy so that they get full circulation throughout the beer. When I'm ready to keg, I ziptie one of these beasts to the end of the hose and filter out the hops going into the keg (or into the bottling bucket).

Generally I just dry hop in the keg nowadays and save a step.

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Ingredients / Re: (R) Hops
« on: April 12, 2016, 08:49:52 AM »
This seems like a Seinfeld episode about nothing. No one is avoiding these hops and there is no "Big Hops" in the sense that there is a Big Pharma etc. Everyone is more or less saying the same thing, almost pretending that there is something to disagree with.

You're completely wrong  :P

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hoppy IPA question
« on: April 12, 2016, 08:47:19 AM »
First off, use more hops. Then adjust your schedule a little bit. First wort hopping is a solid method of introducing more hop flavor, but there's nothing wrong with a 60 minute addition. Calculate all of your IBUs into your 60 min or first wort additions. Everything else, push out to 0 minutes. Let the hops stand for at least 30 minutes while stirring occasionally. You could also add your 0 minute hops after you chill to 175 degrees first and let them steep at that temperature. For IPAs, I like around an ounce per gallon for the hop stand. I also like an ounce per gallon for dry hopping. It's certainly not out of the realm to use a pound of hops in a 5 gallon batch of an IPA.

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