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Ingredients / Re: Flavor Hops Timing
« on: August 27, 2016, 06:26:35 PM »
We'll just say he's wrong lol.

Though I believe there is flavor components to <15 minute hops. I actually just tapped an IPA that I used a pump to whirlpool with for the first time. I added 10 ounces to an 11 gallon batch at 170ish degrees. Wow is all u have to say. It's super sticky. I've done whirlpools with spoons but nothing compares to a continuous 45 minute whirlpool. I think I had 2 oz at FW, 2 oz at 60, 4 oz at 5, 10 oz at whirlpool, and then 8 oz dry hop.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Carboy overflowing with foam
« on: August 13, 2016, 01:04:37 PM »
Yep. I use a blowoff for all beers. A quick and easy fix for this beer is to loosely cup a piece of sanitized foil over the carboy opening. Once primary fermentation is complete, put the airlock back on.

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I think you have a solid plan. My only suggestion really is to bag your adjuncts I say a knee high stocking so that you can pull them out when you achieve your desired tastes. My guess woulld be that each version will soak for different times.

Also note that your raspberries will ferment. It won't add much as far as ABV goes, because their water content will offset that. Just make sure you use an airlock on that one.

I like your plan. I may have to try something like this along the way.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Black IPA additions
« on: August 08, 2016, 06:28:18 PM »
I usually use dehusked carafa III for most of my dark grains, but I used Briess BlackPrinz yesterday for a black IPA. It's what my LHBS carries now and apparently has minimal roast like carafa

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I have a black IPA set to go in the morning. It's going to be heavily hopped with chinook with some Columbus, simcoe, and centennial sprinkled in. I basically cleaned some hops out of the freezer with this one. I'm looking forward to drinking it too. I haven't brewed a black IPA in a couple years.

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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 03, 2016, 01:26:07 PM »
To be quite honest, if you have never used Equinox, you might use them as a single hop in a pale ale. It is a pretty dynamic hop. I think it's profile is similar to centennial on steriods with a punch of columbus dank added to it if that makes much sense. I've done a single hopped equinox APA and it was really good. Equinox has become one of my favorite hops, because of it's versatility being used only and working well with many others. It has so many layers of goodness!

Thanks for the feedback. I only ordered 4 oz which makes it difficult to do a single hopped beer. I suppose I could do a lower OG smash pale ale with magnum for bittering?

A smash would be fine, but don't change your plans if you want an APA. Equinox works well with the C hops. Cascade won't take away from it and work well with Equinox. I was just making a suggestion if you had more Equinox that it works well by itself

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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 03, 2016, 12:10:26 PM »
To be quite honest, if you have never used Equinox, you might use them as a single hop in a pale ale. It is a pretty dynamic hop. I think it's profile is similar to centennial on steriods with a punch of columbus dank added to it if that makes much sense. I've done a single hopped equinox APA and it was really good. Equinox has become one of my favorite hops, because of it's versatility being used only and working well with many others. It has so many layers of goodness!

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Beer Recipes / Re: New all grain hippy recipe
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:27:48 AM »
This thread isn't about hippies at all!  :P

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 6 oz of hops
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:23:19 AM »
That's what I do for every batch of IPA that I make.  I was just tweaking the recipe for my next brew, an IPA.  It has 12.5 oz.   I have gone over a pound, but my impression is that the beer tastes weird until it is about a month old then it shines. 



Yep, I resemble that, too.  12-16 is about right for my AIPA tastes.

Yeah. That's about right. I've used 22 oz before in a 5 gallon batch. I just did a 16 oz whirlpool addition in my last 11 gallon IPA batch. So it ended up being 21 oz in the kettle, which is the most I've ever had in the kettle. I had a lot of sludge, but I'd certainly do it again! 6 oz will go into each keg for dry hops.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: July 21, 2016, 08:38:04 PM »
Looks tasty!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: July 19, 2016, 03:17:55 AM »
Interesting. Never heard anyone dislike 05 so much. Nice looking beer.
Of course I'm also my biggest critic. I might just be used to the results of WLP 001 which I almost always use in this style. Very clean and drops out very quickly.

And thank you... It really does look nice now.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: July 18, 2016, 03:12:05 PM »


This is a DIPA that I brewed back in March and tapped in April. It's actually my last brew. It has a buttload of hops in which I forgot what they are. They have since mellowed. I haven't really drank this beer because I was really disappointed in it. This was the first beer that I used S05, or any dry yeast, since I've been an all grain Brewer, which is 4 years. It was a test run at convenience. I regretted it. The yeast stayed in suspension forever and gave it a terrible flavor as it clashed with the hops. It looked like one of those juicy beers except it tasted like a glass of farts. I just poured my first glass of it in over a month since I'm brewing this week and need the keg space. As you can see, it's crystal clear, and it no longer tastes of farts. It's actually really good. I wish the hop profile was still there, but just as hoppy as any commercial beer. Unless I'm in a complete pinch, this will be my last dry yeast experience.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Big Beers
« on: July 15, 2016, 06:05:01 PM »
They look good, Jim. Keep in mind a potential drop in efficiency with your higher grav beers. I'd probably mash lower at 148. Also, don't be afraid to hold that lower fermenting temp a bit longer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Steeping Hops
« on: July 04, 2016, 08:15:49 PM »
Typical practice amongst many forum members, including myself, is to chill the wort to 175ish. Then add your 0 minute hops for a hopstand or whirlpool for anywhere from 20-90 minutes. This will maximize your hop flavor without contributing any bitterness. Then complete chilling to pitching temperature. Don't be too concerned with chilling quickly.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Feedback requested on IPA recipe
« on: July 04, 2016, 06:18:49 PM »
You'll love it better than Hoppyum 😉

Your modifications look great. Nice advice, Jon!

Hoppyum is one of my favorites, so if I nail this one and I like it better than Hoppyum, I will be one happy camper.

I had Hoppyum for the first time while I was at Myrtle Beach last week. It was actually the first time I've seen it. Not a bad beer. It's unique because it has a little nutty flavor to it.

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