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All Grain Brewing / Oops...Session IPA
« on: March 26, 2013, 05:28:27 AM »
Along the same lines as Major, here's the hopping schedule for my last 10 gallon batch of IPA.  Not IIPA, just a 1.060 IPA.

28g Cascade (5.2%) FWH
50g Amarillo (6.2%) 30 min
85g Cascade (5.2%) 30 min
62g Amarillo (6.2%) 10 min
70g Cascade (5.2%) 10 min
60g Amarillo (6.2%) 0 min
62g Cascade (5.2%) 0 min
30g Simcoe (13.0%) 0 min
30g Amarillo (6.2%) Dry Hop (each carboy)
30g Simcoe (13.0%) Dry Hop (each carboy)
30g Simcoe (13.0%) Dry Hop (each keg)

I don't think this is hoppy enough either.

Grams???? I have no idea how much hops that really is. :P

The tru genius of the recipe is the "85 grams" of cascade back at 30 minutes. A lone odd number in a forest of evens.

Or maybe it should have been 86?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Oops...Session IPA
« on: March 25, 2013, 01:38:07 PM »
Along the same lines as Major, here's the hopping schedule for my last 10 gallon batch of IPA.  Not IIPA, just a 1.060 IPA.

28g Cascade (5.2%) FWH
50g Amarillo (6.2%) 30 min
85g Cascade (5.2%) 30 min
62g Amarillo (6.2%) 10 min
70g Cascade (5.2%) 10 min
60g Amarillo (6.2%) 0 min
62g Cascade (5.2%) 0 min
30g Simcoe (13.0%) 0 min
30g Amarillo (6.2%) Dry Hop (each carboy)
30g Simcoe (13.0%) Dry Hop (each carboy)
30g Simcoe (13.0%) Dry Hop (each keg)

I don't think this is hoppy enough either.

Grams???? I have no idea how much hops that really is. :P

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Had to Dump Beer
« on: March 25, 2013, 01:37:13 PM »
Did you purge the kegs of O2 w/Co2? Did you primary ferment in a bucket?

Keith, forgot to answer this.  One was bucket the other BB.

The only reason I sked is because I have lost a few batches that I left too long in a bucket. Acetobacter love o2 and can not reproduce without it. If you didn't purge the kegs with co2 and didn't purge headspace either this could be the problem. But if it stalled on you you may have other problems.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Had to Dump Beer
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:58:18 AM »
Hey, I like Monk's Table. Might steal that!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Had to Dump Beer
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:29:20 AM »
Did you purge the kegs of O2 w/Co2? Did you primary ferment in a bucket?

If it makes you feel any better I have 15 bbls of Dubbel that I missed my OG with and can't figure out what to do with. It was my dumb fault for targeting 13 bbls on recipe and brewing it to 15. Tastes fine but boring and not to style and I don't have anything to call it so it's probably going to be dumped. Stuff happens.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Oops...Session IPA
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:24:41 AM »
Here's the hopping schedule on one of my 10 gallon batches of IIPA

2oz Centennial FWH
2oz Amarillo (7aa) 60 min
2oz Centennial (8aa) 30 min
2oz Amarillo (7aa) 20 min
2oz Centennial (8aa) 15 min
2oz Centennial (8aa) 5 min
4oz Amarillo (7aa) 0 min
4oz Centennial 8aa) 0 min

Dry Hops (hop pellets) 4 oz Centennial in primary after fermentation slows for 7-10 days
Dry Hop 2oz Amarillo and 2 oz Centennial in keg per 5 gallons

That's just one I pulled up and looking at it I think it needs more hops. :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Favorite beer you've ever brewed?
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:19:30 AM »
I'm still waiting.....
I don't believe that for a second!
The one in your hand?

I don't have one in my hand...that's why I'm waiting!  ;)

A wise man once told me that the beat beer in the world was the one in front of him. Perfect. But surely you have a favorite? Or are there just too many to count?

It's boring and obvious, but it would have to be my Rye IPA.

Sometimes the boring and obvious are the best, boring being subjective. Like I said, there was a kolsch I was brewing for a while that I was just amazed by. I really nailed it. It's not something I would want to sit down and drink everyday but I was highly impressed by it and managed to nail the simplicity of the beer.

Need to brew that one again. Wife's b'day is coming up.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Oops...Session IPA
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:12:33 AM »
"6 ounces includes the dry hops?  That better be for a session IPA, cause it's not going to cut it for a double!"   


Beersmith had the IBU at 75. Definitely enough for a double.

Thanks for all the feedback peeps! I've read some REALLY negative reviews regarding session IPA's and how they shouldn't exist - not enough alcohol - too much hops - stuff like that. I was just really happy at how well it turned out. Would definitely consider brewing it again.

IBUs don't really matter since the majority of hops should go at flameout. You could have used 4-6 oz of hops at flame out and again at dry hop. A double IPA is about showcasing hop flavor and aroma not bitterness.

Edit: Blatz is quick on the draw! ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / No brained brewing rules
« on: March 25, 2013, 09:34:24 AM »
If in doubt, add more hops!

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All Grain Brewing / Oops...Session IPA
« on: March 25, 2013, 08:51:31 AM »
Thought all good IPAs were session beers. What's really good (and bad) is when your 1.085 IIPA drinks like a session beer. ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / No brained brewing rules
« on: March 25, 2013, 08:49:15 AM »
Don't ask what your country can brew for you, ask what you can brew for your country.

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The Pub / Any Lord of the Rings fans here?
« on: March 25, 2013, 06:33:19 AM »
I didn't mind the embellishments on the story in the movies but between Rhadaghast being a dope smoking idiot with bird crap caked on his head and Gimily shown as a belching drunken foolish comedy side kick I just couldn't forgive that. But I enjoyed all of them thus far anyway (with Two Towers being my least favorite) and glad I read the book first.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Weihenstephan yeast problem??
« on: March 25, 2013, 06:24:34 AM »
I never bother with the wyeast/white labs temp guides, and almost always go a few degrees below suggested range. That said, you didn't ferment too high but I think you will find more balance between the flavored if you start out as little lower.

I don't think you over pitched, but if the starter was too small or you did not provide adequate aeration/nutrients you could have done some damage to the population. A 1L starter may be too small unless you are constant agitation/aeration.

When I brew hefeweizens I usually make a 1L starter and hit with pure 02 and some nutrients and pitch during high krausen. That's my preferred method, or I pitch 2 packs/vials per 5 gallons of wort.

That said, I've had similar problems with this strain and found that adding copper to BK and nutrient helped clear up the sulfur. I can't remember exactly but I remember wheat malt may be deficient in some nutrient. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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General Homebrew Discussion / No brained brewing rules
« on: March 25, 2013, 06:14:44 AM »
Brew like the wind

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Yeast and Fermentation / Weihenstephan yeast problem??
« on: March 24, 2013, 03:23:01 PM »
If sulfur is a huge problem try racking the beer through a bit if copper, or add copper directly to fermentor/bright. You might find adding some copper to your kettle helps clear up future problems. Fwiw this strain does better at cooler temps, like 62-64. I pitch my yeast as low is 58 degrees.

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