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Centennial Fruit loop beers
« on: November 22, 2013, 09:53:47 AM »
Has anybody figured out how to use centennial and not have taste of fruit loops (excluding bittering)? I like a lot of commercial beers that use a lot of centennial and don't get much if any fruit loop flavors.

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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 09:59:15 AM »
The fruit loop flavor could be from specific yeast strains.  Some like S-04 can get quite fruity at fermentation temps above 66 degrees.  The fruity esters combined with the nice citrusy punch from Centennial could be causing the fruit loop flavor you are describing.  To avoid this I generally ferment cooler and use a more neutral yeast.  Something like S-05/Nottingham or WLP-001 in the low 60s. 
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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 11:12:39 AM »
I have used 001, 1056, 05 as well as several english strains that were recommended by the commercial brewery that gave the recipes. All were fermented cool, say 62 to 66 for the english and 64 to 65 cal ale. Didn't know if it old hops or when they were added or ect.

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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013, 11:16:06 AM »
I've fermented with BRY97, US05, S04, and 1056, all around 67F and I've never gotten fruit loops from centennial.  Was this just a one time thing or something you see consistently?
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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013, 11:18:14 AM »
I've fermented with BRY97, US05, S04, and 1056, all around 67F and I've never gotten fruit loops from centennial. 

+1.  Same here.  I have used ALOT of Centennial over the years and haven't gotten it.
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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2013, 11:25:30 AM »
You don't by any chance use iodophor as a sanitizer do you?
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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 11:47:17 AM »
You don't by any chance use iodophor as a sanitizer do you?
Starsan only. They are in recipes like SN Celebration and FS Union Jack given from the brewery.

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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 11:56:51 AM »
I've fermented with BRY97, US05, S04, and 1056, all around 67F and I've never gotten fruit loops from centennial.  Was this just a one time thing or something you see consistently?
Sorry missed this one. Consistently, not real sure if i have never not gotten it.

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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 12:01:23 PM »
Hmmmm . . . what is your water like?
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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 12:02:30 PM »
I've used Centennial many times and have never gotten that flavor from them.  Are these hops from the same producer and/or same homebrew store? 
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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 12:08:26 PM »
Ro water, hops are from several big online retailers.  Over several years, some are hop union some are strait from the hop farmers.

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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 12:34:22 PM »
What do you do to your RO water?
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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 12:40:05 PM »
Ro water, hops are from several big online retailers.  Over several years, some are hop union some are strait from the hop farmers.

You could bring your fruit loops beer to the Christmas party and make us drink them. Perhaps we'll even figure something about this out while drinking Imperial beers!  ;D
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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2013, 12:47:10 PM »
What do you do to your RO water?
add minerals back possibly cut with tap water if a lot of alkalinity is needed. (Normally isn't)

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Re: Centennial Fruit loop beers
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2013, 12:59:37 PM »
I could see it happening if you used a British-type strain and maybe went a little warm fermenting - maybe something sort of "fruit-loopy" .  But not with a clean (American) strain regardless.  Maybe there was a fair amount of variability in the Centennial crop from a few farms, but I've always found them very consistent.
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