« on: December 09, 2010, 01:52:11 PM »
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I really like it in Brooklyn's Saison. That's what I was thinking about. A blend of a beer like that with the key lime mead sounds nice.
Never really made mead before. Would you ever dry hop with something like Sarachi?
Hard to tell for sure from the photo, but it looks to me like quite a bit of yeast still in suspension above the trub/yeast layer at the bottom of the flask.
I also enjoy the Sierra Nevada Merry Christmas Ale (or whatever they call it) that comes in magnums. I have a small collection of magnums that I will be using for some of my own Christmas Ale.
+1 Actually, it's the only holiday beer I look forward to...
I'll be making a key lime melomel
I need some more.
Tried it along side the '09. Obviously fresher, but the flavor is almost identical. Personally I find Sierra Nevada's hoppy beers to have something unpleasent and harsh about their bitterness. I will decent and say that I am not a fan - obviously well made, but there are other IPA's i'd rather drink.
I wonder if this has something to do with cohumulone levels. Sierra uses whole hops - do whole hops have more cohumulone then pellets.... I am really just being random here with trying to identify the reason for the unpleasent bitterness, but is somehting I find pervasive amongst Sierra's hoppy beer.
One of the most gentle dogs is a lab, but they are pure hell for the first 2-3 years. Very mischievous.
Whatever you do, please rescue one from the shelter, rather than buy from a store which gets them from puppy mills.
I don't care if it all ends up in the fermenter, though the whole hops catch some of it. AFAIK people who like to brew super clear lagers want to leave out most or all the trub.
you need some, but not all of it.
I like to try and leave some of it behind (or dump it at high krausen) as I prefer to keep my yeast slurry harvest a little cleaner.
that said, I didn't worry about it for 5+ years and never had an issue either
Paul, how do you dump it? Do you have conicals?