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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2013, 05:45:43 AM »
I usually get straight up peaches from the bag. I get peaches and grapefruit from my all Amarillo IPA, 85 ibus, with a kind of stinging grapefruit right at the end. What were your bittering hops, I can think of a couple described as dank?

I'm not bittering with Amarillo.  IIRC I used Warrior to bitter in all of the beers I'm referring to.  It's a pretty clean bittering hop, so it shouldn't be coming from that.  I used various combos of hops.  One recipe was warrior, amarillo, and cascade.  One was warrior, simcoe, citra, and amarillo.  I would point the finger at simcoe, but it wasn't used in the first one.  Plus I made a citra/simcoe IPA that turned out great.  Nice citrusy flavor and aroma.

How clean are your lines? I pick the same flavor you mention in my IPA when my lines need cleaned and for some reason my IPA lines need cleaned more than my other beer lines. I just cleaned them a month ago and had to clean them again two or three days ago on the IPA tap. It's too the point that if I leave my IPA untapped for a couple of days the first pint is foul and goes down the drain.

I clean the hell out of them with BLC (this time I used Liquid Line Cleaner), do a potable water rinse, then a Star San rinse.  I usually pull off a pint or two before I drink the first one from a keg.  I'll usually replace the lines after 4 or so uses.  Maybe I'll replace the line and see what I get.  The funny thing is, though, that I was getting the same flavor from the picnic tap, which was also clean.  IDK, I'll try it again.
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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2013, 06:13:09 AM »
The first time I ever had Founder's Red's Rye IPA I got a huge body odor sort of aroma, it was bizarre. The beer was tasty, but just so dank it reminded me of BO. I think that beer uses Amarillo.
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2013, 06:15:37 AM »
Well, I had another local homebrewer say something about not liking to dry hop with Amarillo lately so there may be some truth to it and not just coincidence. I use Amarillo in my IPA and I dry hop but it is part of a blend with Centennial, CTZ and Simcoe. The times in the past that I have done single hops Amarillo ales have been great but maybe there is something to this years crop or a mutation like mentioned above.,
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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2013, 06:20:06 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2013, 07:19:21 AM »
One sign of oxidation in hops is an old gym sock aroma, before they get cheesy.

I brewed a beer with Glacier that had a strong gym sock aroma. Threw the rest of those hop out.
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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2013, 07:22:29 AM »
One sign of oxidation in hops is an old gym sock aroma, before they get cheesy.

I brewed a beer with Glacier that had a strong gym sock aroma. Threw the rest of those hop out.

I don't get it in the aroma.  Just in the taste.  Right at the end on the back of the tongue.
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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 04:17:37 PM »
Tried it again today, off flavor gone. I was using a carb stone I just got and I'm wondering if it stirred up trub and I was tasting yeast/hops that had settled out. I removed the stone, as it was carbed now after two days on the gas. As a side note, the carb stone works great!! Grain to glass in 3 weeks!
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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2013, 04:23:33 PM »
Tried it again today, off flavor gone. I was using a carb stone I just got and I'm wondering if it stirred up trub and I was tasting yeast/hops that had settled out. I removed the stone, as it was carbed now after two days on the gas. As a side note, the carb stone works great!! Grain to glass in 3 weeks!
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