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All Grain Brewing / Re: Simple Grist American Barleywine
« on: August 30, 2016, 02:58:37 PM »
I think 10 months is fine. FWIW, I like about a pound of victory malt in my BW.

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Ingredients / Re: Flavor Hops Timing
« on: August 28, 2016, 11:14:54 AM »
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.

Now that's called usin' em' up!

Sorry just looked at my notes lol... 2 oz FW, 2 oz 60, 5 oz 5, 12 oz whirlpool, and 12 oz dry hop.  ;D

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Beer Recipes / Re: wet hop ale - why not boil wet hops?
« on: August 28, 2016, 11:10:55 AM »
I said all that and yet filled two firkins with "wet" hops picked from my  biz partners bines then make 8 gallons of "wet" hop IPA that had all the "wet" hops added at flame out (and some CTZ pellets @ 60 for bittering.) I'm not going to be super interested in drinking them but there will be folks out there who will be.

If I were a pro... Yep. I sure would make some wet-hopped ales... The novelty sells. A lot like pumpkin beers.

On another note. I just got an add from my LHBS for centennial and Amarillo wet hops for "only" $15.99 a pound. I'm not sure who in the right mind would spend that since you need about 7x wet hops as dried hops. But to each their own. I'm sure they'll sell out.

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Beer Recipes / Re: wet hop ale - why not boil wet hops?
« on: August 28, 2016, 10:30:50 AM »
Personally, I do not like the vegal-like chlorophyll-ish flavors associated with wet hop beers. I imagine boiling them would increase those (to my palate) unpleasant flavors.

Yeah, I've concluded the same thing.

Chlorophyll? More like borophyll!

But yeah. I agree with this. I made an "at will" fresh hopped ale a couple years back. Basically, as we picked them, they got tossed in the boil. It tasted very green in an unpleasant way to me. However, my uncle (who I brew with) loved the beer and couldn't understand what I didn't like about it. So I'm guessing some people are more deceptive of this flavor than others.

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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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