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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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Beer Recipes / Re: Feedback requested on IPA recipe
« on: July 04, 2016, 05:42:20 PM »
You'll love it better than Hoppyum 😉

Your modifications look great. Nice advice, Jon!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Founders ReDANKulous 2016
« on: July 04, 2016, 12:57:15 PM »
When this beer was released last year (2015), it was one of my favorite beers ever. Extremely dank. This year... Well... Not as dank. It seems that the mosaic is more perceived than the simcoe and chinook in this addition. I pick up onion/straw in mosaic when it's heavy in a beer. Though this beer is still better than most, I won't be spending another $13 on a four pack this year.

This could be differences in the hood this year, or the recipe has changed.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mosaic question for my recipe
« on: July 04, 2016, 12:49:49 PM »
Open mosaic and dump them in the trash  ;)

However, if I did love mosaic, I would treat it like mentioned above. Cut the bittering. Looks like a nice mid summer drinker. Enjoy!

PS... I'm just busting your chops on the mosaic. Obviously people love them. I just don't.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Using a Keggle
« on: July 02, 2016, 07:38:17 AM »
2-3 gallons doesn't seem like nearly enough strike water. You'd only run off about a gallon of wort with that. FWIW, I use a total of 9 gallons of water on average for a 5.5 gallon batch. I mash in a cooler and have minimal dead space. Usually I'm around 6 - 6.5 gallon of mash water. The rest to sparge. Depends on the recipe. After grain absorption, hop loss, boil off, and kettle/tun loss, I end up with about 5.5 gallons into the fermenter. Which usually allows for me to get a full 5 gallons of finished beer into the keg.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 21, 2016, 08:02:26 AM »
Sorry for the delay. It's been extremely busy lately, but here are a few brief reviews of beers that Amanda sent me.

The first is her cyser. I'll be completely honest. This is the first cyser I've ever had. It poured a beautiful straw yellow color. It was very clear. It was also purposely not carbed. The nose was certainly of apple. The taste and finish was similar to a sweet Riesling. It was a refreshing beverage.


The second was her dry hopped version of her GOOAAALDEN Sour. Again, sours are not readily available in small town Ohio, but I have had a few. This was everything that you would expect in a sour. It poured a hazy amber color. The Amarillo dry hops added a nice hop aroma that added to the funky nose. The sour was sharp, making it a nice sipping beer for me. It was very good and look forward to trying the the non-dry hopped version soon.


Amanda also supplied me with a bomber of Crane Orange Gose. And of course I deleted the picture from my phone. This is a small local brewery near her. I split this beer with my uncle during a break of building my deck. Very refreshing beer. It was light, with a more than noticeable orange aroma and flavor. Then it had a slightly salty finish.

I will review the other sour after I drink it. She also sent me a bomber of Nebraska Brewing Sexy Betty, which is a RIS that is aged in brandy barrels. This went into my Christmas stash. I'll report back on this around the holidays. I really can't wait to try this one. There's a chance that this might come out during a beer tasting that I'll be hosting later this summer... But I'm not quite sure that I want to share it  :P

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