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Offline topher.bartos

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Re: Hop Bomb IIPA
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012, 11:22:20 PM »
That is a ridiculous hop profile.

I like it..
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Re: Hop Bomb IIPA
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2012, 12:02:58 AM »
DOH!!  I wish I would have seen this thread sooner - I would have warned you that 19 is an extremely unlucky number.  I see you used 19 oz of hops.  What were you thinking?  Don't you read Stephen King?   :o

19 is not unlucky.  Everything is 19.  Whether the beer turns out or not is up to ka.  If it bites the big one that is also ka.
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Re: Hop Bomb IIPA
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2012, 03:19:07 AM »
DOH!!  I wish I would have seen this thread sooner - I would have warned you that 19 is an extremely unlucky number.  I see you used 19 oz of hops.  What were you thinking?  Don't you read Stephen King?   :o

19 is my extremely lucky number.  Nine's are very powerful.  I read Stephen King all the time, BTW.
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Re: Hop Bomb IIPA
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2013, 12:53:23 PM »
I wanted to follow up on this. Lagering these in the bottle has made a huge difference. The hop harshness has faded away, and it is now a damn good beer. My friend's wife, who doesn't usually like IPA's, even remarked "maybe I only like the strong ones" after trying this. I wouldn't use this hop blend again next time (the hop character is still a bit muddled and the Nelson is still a bit overpowering to me), but I will definitely plug different hops in and give this recipe another go.

Lesson learned - lagering can possibly save an overly harsh IIPA
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Re: Hop Bomb IIPA
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2013, 01:21:47 PM »
I'm even going to chuck a few pellets in my bucket of Star San for good measure.

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