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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Bottling yeast left in bucket, am I screwed?
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:35:02 AM »
Thanks.  Makes me feel better about all that leftover.  It's a tasty beer so hopfully it works out.  I've never added new yeast to the bottling process. 

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Yeast and Fermentation / Bottling yeast left in bucket, am I screwed?
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:26:42 AM »
I had a Belgian Quad/Dark Ale aging in a carboy since Feb, and decided to bottle it.  I used a pack a cuvee yeast (the blue pack) along with the corn sugar to make sure there was viable yeast to carbonate.  I put the dry yeast in my bottling bucket, added my sugar syrup, and then racked on top of this.
When bottling I stirred it and could see the yeast suspended in the beer, but after bottling was done, there seemed to be quite a bit of yeast left in the bottom of the bucket.  Should this still be ok?  Not sure how much yeast needs to make it in the bottles to carbonate properly.  I figure since it was at the bottom at least some should have made it through the spigot for each bottle.
I guess it is now a waiting game as it has only been a week.  Will test it out in three weeks to see if anything is happening.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hopslam Clone?
« on: May 17, 2013, 10:46:38 AM »
http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2008_stylebook.pdf
Category 14 covers all of the Pale Ales
14A - English IPA
14B - American IPA
14C - Imperial IPA

I entered in the 14C category. I think they grouped the winners from each subcategory to come up with an overall category winner. 

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hopslam Clone?
« on: April 24, 2013, 11:52:39 AM »
I did a side by side last night with a bottle of mine (in the bottle 2.5 weeks) and a hopslam on tap.  Mine was sweeter up front, especially when cold but as they warmed up a little they became very close to being the same beer.  The color was dead on.  I may drop a little honey next time and use some honey malt instead and see what that does for the up front sweetness.  Just letting you know how my first all grain recipe for that clone worked out.   

The up front sweetness did diminish after a few more weeks in the bottle.  I entered this in my first homebrew competition recently and it won the Pale Ale category, and runner up for best in show.  Just throwing that out there.  Now I need to find the original post I got the recipe from and thank that guy.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hopslam Clone?
« on: March 14, 2013, 07:43:19 AM »
I did a side by side last night with a bottle of mine (in the bottle 2.5 weeks) and a hopslam on tap.  Mine was sweeter up front, especially when cold but as they warmed up a little they became very close to being the same beer.  The color was dead on.  I may drop a little honey next time and use some honey malt instead and see what that does for the up front sweetness.  Just letting you know how my first all grain recipe for that clone worked out.   

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Beer Recipes / Re: double IPA recipe help
« on: March 05, 2013, 02:12:07 PM »
Here is the DIPA that is supposed to resemble Hopslam that I bottled about 10 days ago.  I popped one open last night and really enjoyed it. I may drop the honey down a little and add more aromatic next time.  This was my first all grain beer (BIAB) coming from doing everything extract.  I first made the extract version and worked the all grain bill off of that.  Feel like I stumbled across a gem that was just randomly out there when searching on hopslam clones. 

This may give you another idea/building block to work off of.


All grain
12Lb 2-row
1Lb aromatic
3lbs of honey - flameout

Hop Schedule:

1 Simcoe 75
1 cascade 60
2 centennial 10
1 cascade 5
1 vanguard flameout
1 amarillo flameout
1 hallertau flameout
2 simcoe dry

OG was 1.078 and FG was 1.014

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Beer Recipes / Re: double IPA recipe help
« on: March 05, 2013, 06:41:25 AM »
I am confused at this thread.  He wants to get rid of a bunch of his leftover ingredients, but wants to brew something to age with high ABV.  A DIPA will have the ABV, but there is no point in aging it as then you are just wasting the hops you are putting into it.  Maybe that's just me though.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hopslam Clone?
« on: February 22, 2013, 01:10:50 PM »
I made an extract Hopslam clone back in September and it was awesome.  I did a BIAB version about 3 weeks ago of it and am bottling it this weekend.  I searched the web for clone recipes for quite a while and stumbled upon this one and it seemed to make the most sense to me for some reason.  So no, this isn't mine, but I did make it.

Extract:
Hopslam Clone Extract Recipe 5 gal

10 lbs light extract 
3 lbs honey @ flameout  (the original recipe I copied this from called for 4lbs, but that seemed like too much)
Steeping grains- 1 lb Aromatic
2 paks yeast Safale US-05
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Steep grains for 45 minutes. then add DME and start the boil.

Hop Schedule:

1 Simcoe 75
1 cascade 60
2 centennial 10
1 cascade 5
1 vanguard flameout
1 amarillo flameout
1 hallertau flameout
2 simcoe dry

For the all grain, I changed it to
12Lb 2-row
1Lb aromatic
3lbs of honey
same hop schedule.
same yeast.

Took about 3 weeks to get the carbonation in the bottle, but it was great, probably my best beer I have made.  Excited to see what the all grain version is like since it was about 50% cheaper.



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