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Hit all the numbers on my American Strong Ale spot on today. I like it when that happens. Should be tasty.

Is this the arrogant bastard-ish recipe that you shared with me awhile back?

Always dance a little jig when I hit my numbers.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Blue Moon clone brew
« on: March 06, 2016, 05:05:25 PM »
The good news is, you learned that you need a blowoff hose early in your brewing career! Instead of an airlock, run a sealed 3/4" hose from your fermenter into a basin or jar with enough water/sanitizer in it to cover the bottom over your hose. After primary fermentation is complete, proceed with your airlock.

It could be contaminated, or it's probably fine. That beer was obviously pumping out some CO2 if it blew the lid off your bucket. It very well could have prevented any contaminants from entering your beer.

I agree about the Goldings. I live around 40.7 latitude. My Goldings grew well, but never produced a cone. Same with Mt. Hood and Perle. I pulled them all out last year. If you're looking for something noble-ish, my Willamette grows very well and produces many cones.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Fruit flavored IPA
« on: March 06, 2016, 11:58:53 AM »
I had 1 bottle of the pineapple Sculpin tonight. As Steve mentioned, I got some pineapple ,or a lot, in the aroma, but could not pick it up in the flavor at all. I didn't think meh,  just no pineapple in the flavor. Still a Sculpin and therefore great, but would not go out of my way to find the pineapple in a bottle again

I just had my first bottle. I did taste it, but not like I did on tap. When I had it on tap, it was strongly noticeable on the backend. I like it better than grapefruit sculpin mainly because I can barely differentiate it with regular Sculpin. I did find that Grapefuit was best in cans.

Thanks. I narrowed it to (in my mind) the three best. I'm sure I'll enter more next year. We'll see!

You just have to hope your mind is like the judges now, and that everyone else's beers suck!  ;D ;D


No we can't have that lol. I have two in Indy!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch sparge cloudy runoff.
« on: March 06, 2016, 01:05:46 AM »
Since you bought a blue cooler, it will correct itself for your next brew!

lol... yeah, I'd bet on the flaked barely with that thin of a grain bed.

Ingredients / Re: Check out the color
« on: March 05, 2016, 10:38:58 PM »
Looks good. Adding a length of tubing to your barb will actually help it run better. Just saying.

Yeah, that gravity works in mysterious ways

Ingredients / Re: 1450
« on: March 05, 2016, 12:12:58 AM »
Ok. I'm drinking this beer again now. No cinnamon. However, I think that pleasant noticery is due to a combination of many things. The pungient dank resinous of the present hops combined with the relatively sweet malt bill cause a ever so slightly sweet spice taste on the lips. It could be enhanced by the great mouthfeel caused by 1450.

Just so you know, this beer is $$$

Ingredients / Re: Citra Pale Ale? Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?
« on: March 05, 2016, 12:03:14 AM »
Ok. The like Jon said, you'll want more cascade than Citra if you want to find it. if you just want Citra to be layered with another dimension, I'd go 1:1. If you want to be able is distinguish the cascade, I would go 2:1 if not 5:2 cascade to Citra. Id probably split the difference in order to mesh them together at a ratio of 3:2 cascade to Citra.

Ingredients / Re: Citra Pale Ale? Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?
« on: March 04, 2016, 11:42:14 PM »
I know it's not really what you're asking, Citra and galaxy in equal parts is my favorite combo. Investigate that direction before making a decision.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Fruit flavored IPA
« on: March 04, 2016, 11:04:43 PM »
Funny Frank, this thread, and maybe your comment, got me to pick up a 6er of Pineapple Sculpin this afternoon

Been wanting to try that but still can't bring myself to spend $15 on a six pack. I suppose it is a lot cheaper than going to the bar and only 50% more than I would spend on a normal six pack. You've convinced me. Thanks!

I just had it in a bottle this afternoon. It has a smoother feel and better with it on tab. But go figure, that's the case with about 85%. I like this better than Grapefruit sculpin. Not that I don't dislike grapefruit sculpin? It's just tough to differentiate between it and regular sculpin to me lol.

Grapefruit Sculpin comes in cans, I hope this will too!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Fruit flavored IPA
« on: March 04, 2016, 07:59:37 PM »
I didn't think I'd ever do this and by thinking on this thread and drinking Ballast point pineapple, I think I might try a pineapple IPA. I have a habanero/mango APA to brew first. I created the recipe for that two years ago and have never gotten to it. I have an IIPA up next, and Hab/mango on deck. But I think over the summer, a pineapple IPA sounds good. I'm thinking a 1.070 gravity range. I'll probably bitter clean with warrior. Then finish it hard with Citra/meridian/Azacca or something similar. Ferment it with 001. Look to rack it on 3-5 lb of puréed pineapple in the secondary. Then, of course, dry hop.

Ingredients / Re: 1450
« on: March 04, 2016, 05:52:55 PM »
I get a full, round mouthfeel from it but not an underattenuated, overly malty character.

This is more of what I can describe as far as mouthfeel goes.

Same here.

Kinda like that "wow, that's a mouth full of beer" feel

Ingredients / Re: 1450
« on: March 04, 2016, 05:29:15 PM »
I get a full, round mouthfeel from it but not an underattenuated, overly malty character.

This is more of what I can describe as far as mouthfeel goes.

Ingredients / Re: 1450
« on: March 04, 2016, 01:35:57 PM »
Hmmm. I'll need to taste harder next time. I'll post a pic of it here in a handful of days. I just pulled the dry hops so it'll need to clear out.

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