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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop combo
« on: March 27, 2016, 03:45:10 PM »
You might be onto something here, Jon. Let's blend them with some sour cream and make some Wavy Lays dip!  :P

We'll call it High Alpha West Coast Onion Dip


I guarantee if I did, it would taste like straight tangerine.   :)

Isn't that the truth!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop combo
« on: March 27, 2016, 03:30:41 PM »
Can you do a rub/smell and detect the onion/garlic? Or is it hidden and roll of the dice?

I only have about 6 ounces of it, and it was free, so I'm not set in stone on using it. By the way the AA was 13, kinda low, so im hopeful that they harvested early


I can usually smell it just by smelling in the hop bag. Doesn't mean it couldn't be in the final product, but the times I had it the worst I could smell it just from the pellets. If you don't notice it, I'd just blend away and try it. Definitely wouldn't single hop with it.
I actually just cut open the bag, and it strikes me as dry onion skin and garlic. I sealed them and put them back in the freezer so that I can get rid of them in a year. Lol


Yeah, never a good sign when they smell like onion dip, lol.

You might be onto something here, Jon. Let's blend them with some sour cream and make some Wavy Lays dip!  :P

We'll call it High Alpha West Coast Onion Dip

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop combo
« on: March 27, 2016, 05:45:42 AM »
I like the idea of 50/50 Amarillo and el dorado. And I'm guessing that you probably don't want this advice, but I'm going to give it anyways. Sub the summit out with CTZ. First step of using summit in your hop schedule: Thtiw it I the trash.

But I understand that you want to give it a shot. Who knows, YOU might like it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fat Tire
« on: March 25, 2016, 03:49:01 PM »
Fat Tire is my wife's go to summer beer. I really don't care for it either. However, New Belgium Ranger and Rampant are very solid IPAs at a nice price (usually $8.99 a six).

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: You Might Be A Homebrewer If....
« on: March 25, 2016, 03:46:43 PM »
.... Yakima Valley Hops hijacks this thread and uses your alarm clock schedule as the front of their Facebook post linking to this thread...


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Ingredients / Re: Gravity contributions of Raisins, Dates and Figs?
« on: March 22, 2016, 10:46:46 AM »
Gotta say, I really like the date/fig/raisin/Turbinado idea. Personally, I would take the 'caramelize the fruit in wort, then puree' approach. I'll be curious to see how it comes out.

I did this with raisins, dates, dried cherries, and prunes..... Needless to say, the beer did not advance lol

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Fat Head's Hop JuJu
« on: March 19, 2016, 07:10:18 PM »
I don't get the cat pee from simcoe.  If I did, I'd never use it again.  I've been told it's cat pee, etc, but if it tastes like piss smells and you use it.... gross.   


Should've said it better - I can get what people are saying when they talk about it being catty. I don't personally think it smells like a litter box remotely, but there is a character (of some sort) there that's not in the other piney hops IMO. I think Simcoe is a great hop.
I'm probably in the minority here in all honesty.  I've heard many people describe simcoe as cat piss, but to me, cat piss is a terrible smell that I've yet to associate with any hop. 
Garlic, onion, yep had 'em.  Just not cat pee.

Agreed

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Fat Head's Hop JuJu
« on: March 19, 2016, 07:00:07 PM »
You sure is doesn't smell like this....

"...like a bunch of different fruit trees planted in a field of cannabis.  ;)"

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 19, 2016, 06:18:57 PM »
The light of the setting sun caught this one just right for sure.   Citra/galaxy/Mosaic IPA .


Are you sure that's not Mad Dog 20/20?  :P

Very cool pic!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Fat Head's Hop JuJu
« on: March 19, 2016, 05:31:32 PM »
Had hop juju for first time tonight. I hate this beer. Cat piss hops and way too sweet.


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Interesting. I find it to be one of the most drinkable imperial IPAs out there being that it's big but still plenty dry to drink. The hops present are chinook, simcoe, centennial, cascade, and Citra. I don't get cat piss in any beer lol. It's one of my favorite commercial IPAs. I have 10 in the fridge and probably need to get another 4 pack.

It always amazes me how we all taste things differently. 

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All Grain Brewing / Re: New to all grain, need help hitting gravity!
« on: March 19, 2016, 09:12:11 AM »
Like said above... Crush your grain about as fine as you can get it. As far as efficiency goes, I would start toying around wit 70-75% as you make your recipes.

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Beer Recipes / Re: First time/design American IPA
« on: March 18, 2016, 04:38:23 PM »
Bitter all your IBUs with simcoe. Then divide you simcoe up and use it proportionately with your late additions and dry hops. Cascade will never hurt anything. I'd add it in the the Amarillo/ simcoe. The more hops, the merrier!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Indy
« on: March 18, 2016, 10:48:52 AM »
No luck for me. Try again next year. Looking forward to scores.

Better keep that on the down low, Jon.... People are going to quit taking excellent advice from you  :P

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Indy
« on: March 18, 2016, 10:41:44 AM »
Yeah, super tough categories with a lot of entries in each one! Out of five, I only got one through.  Old ale took a gold. I really thought I had some better chances this year, but at least one made it. Tough competition with lots of people making some great beer!

Congrats to all!

Yep... I had a Belgian Quad in and an American Porter. I'm anxious to see the score cards now.

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Beer Recipes / Re: First time/design American IPA
« on: March 18, 2016, 10:40:25 AM »
I only have these hops available at the moment and I am brewing on Sunday. What could I do to bitter instead for 60 minutes? I'll try and look for in my local shop for columbus

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If you only have amarillo or simcoe, I'd bitter with simcoe over the amarillo.

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