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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Weird question...
« Last post by dannyjed on April 25, 2018, 08:50:59 PM »
Well that sucks. Unfortunately there isn't really any way to save it this time but let's fix it for the next time!

The main problem I see is that you aged it for 6 months in a secondary. Secondaries are not a great option unless you can purge the secondary of oxygen first, otherwise you will oxidize the beer. And 6 months is crazy long aging for this style. 4-6 weeks is plenty. If you want to age it, bottle it and store it cold. This beer style does actually age well for up to about 1 year, but not much past that.
I agree with this and would add that bottle conditioning helps if aging for some time.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What Do You Wish You Knew Before Starting
« Last post by dannyjed on April 25, 2018, 08:40:03 PM »
Don’t offer advice unless I’ve actually tried or done it before.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Last post by dannyjed on April 25, 2018, 08:27:56 PM »

Mai Bock ready for May.


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My thoughts on ABI:

  • It's a really longterm effort to rebuild their brand, starting with homebrewers. It will be more effective as they expand overseas, where ABI will be the one to really build their brand and business by supporting homebreweries/small craft.
  • This could also be a result of how our economy is set up. I think they talk about this on Freakonomics, but we base everything on growth. It's not enough to maintain, you have to DO something. I think a lot of shareholders, CEO's, etc. penalize you more for doing nothing than making a move, even if that move doesn't accomplish your goals.

On Hazy IPA: Thank you Denny for countering Drew. I feel like people only complain about these things with IPAs and not other styles.

NZ: I wish more places offered 0.25 L pours. One the things France gets right on beer.
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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Party time at HBC!
« Last post by denny on April 25, 2018, 07:45:30 PM »
Is this still happening?  Facebook just notified me the event was deleted.

It's still happening.  My ad hoc promos are being replaced with "official" ones.
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whirlpool Effects On Flavor Addition
« Last post by rodwha on April 25, 2018, 07:21:51 PM »
Indeed. That’s why I don’t care that my calculations are showing 100+ IBUs. They aren’t bitter whatsoever. I guess I perceive IBUs to equate more to flavor/aroma when it comes to IBUs in west coast style IPAs, which certainly isn’t accurate per se. But when I’m getting <20 IBUs from a bittering addition all of the additional “IBUs” are coming in as flavor and aroma.

I once tried an IPA with no true bittering addition but did a large 30, 20, 10, and 5 min (and dry hop) additions and it came out strange, as though it were lacking a quality bitterness.
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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Party time at HBC!
« Last post by theDarkSide on April 25, 2018, 06:57:21 PM »
Is this still happening?  Facebook just notified me the event was deleted.
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whirlpool Effects On Flavor Addition
« Last post by klickitat jim on April 25, 2018, 06:38:14 PM »
In IPAs and APAs, where we are using gobs of hops at various stages, I think people are way too attached to IBU calculations. They are fine to get a ballpark idea on a new recipe or when playing with new hops, but when it comes to trying to figure out exactly what is going on with bitterness... not so much. Especially with end of boil hop-stand, whirlpool, and coldside hops. It should be all about how you perceive the bitterness. If the beer tasted perfect, but you had no idea what the IBUs were, would that bother you? If so, I might be looking at you...
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whirlpool Effects On Flavor Addition
« Last post by rodwha on April 25, 2018, 06:21:00 PM »
I’ve read often enough that people will forgo late boil additions in favor of a whirlpool and dry hop and increase the bittering hops to hit their desired IBUs.

I typically use 1/2 oz of Warrior for bittering, but my IBUs (or higher) with the remainder and still do anwhitlpool and dry hop, and that has given me my nice over the top hop flavor that many west coast styles have. I guess I’ve just been reluctant to try a no late addition beer, especially when I haven’t seen anything definitive on the IBU contributions.
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Jerrylo Hop Compatible?
« Last post by rodwha on April 25, 2018, 06:16:32 PM »
That’s what I was looking for. Thanks!
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