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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2014, 12:36:30 PM »
Steve - is the hop character any better tonight ?

Yes!  I swapped out the CO2 regulator this afternoon, though I'm not sure that was the issue now.  Now I'm thinking it was the homemade Zuppa Toscana I had for dinner prior to the IPA.

It is still not and exceptionally good IPA, but it is solidly in the good category.  Geeze, maybe by tomorrow...

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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2017, 02:43:49 PM »
Old thread but helpful. I get this every time I brew a sculpin clone which has a decent amount of Amarillo in it. So discouraging when this happens. I'll try the purge and let it age some

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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2017, 04:32:38 AM »
My .02, late to the party - The only time I've gotten onion is when I did a single-hop IPA with Zeus.  Too much of a good thing, I guess.  However, they were homegrown hops, and there is a chance that it was a late harvest issue. 

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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2017, 03:35:40 PM »
I was told at Hop and Brew School that onion/garlic is a sign the hops were harvested too late.  If that's the case, another lot of hops might be fine.
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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2017, 03:46:50 PM »
I've heard the same. In that case, a whole lot of Summit must get harvested late.  ;D  Rarely used it without the onion/garlic.
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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #50 on: August 15, 2017, 04:21:06 PM »
I've heard the same. In that case, a whole lot of Summit must get harvested late.  ;D  Rarely used it without the onion/garlic.

And I've only gotten it once in frequent use of Summit.  I love that hop.  But each variety does have a specific harvest time.
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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #51 on: August 15, 2017, 10:12:37 PM »
I've heard the same. In that case, a whole lot of Summit must get harvested late.  ;D  Rarely used it without the onion/garlic.

And I've only gotten it once in frequent use of Summit.  I love that hop.  But each variety does have a specific harvest time.

I must be really lucky as I've never gotten onion with it.
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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2017, 03:50:50 PM »
Never got onion with summit but never got that orange/tangerine thing either... 
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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2017, 04:19:33 PM »
Shows the variability in hop retailers and harvest, I guess. I use different retailers and have gotten onion/garlic easily 75% of the time from it, sometimes strong. I've seen a couple people post similarly about Mosaic and I've had nothing but good luck with it. Lots of variables to getting good hops evidently.
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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2017, 01:06:45 PM »
Does this onion flavor fade at all or is it something I'm stick with? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2017, 02:14:52 PM »
Does this onion flavor fade at all or is it something I'm stick with? Thanks in advance!

I don't have personal experience, but I've heard many say that yes, it does fade after just a couple weeks.
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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #56 on: August 23, 2017, 03:34:14 PM »
Does this onion flavor fade at all or is it something I'm stick with? Thanks in advance!

I don't have personal experience, but I've heard many say that yes, it does fade after just a couple weeks.
My all-Summit Pale Ale still tasted like onion rings till the day I dumped the last of the bottles about 3 years later.
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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #57 on: August 23, 2017, 06:07:23 PM »
Does this onion flavor fade at all or is it something I'm stick with? Thanks in advance!

I don't have personal experience, but I've heard many say that yes, it does fade after just a couple weeks.
My all-Summit Pale Ale still tasted like onion rings till the day I dumped the last of the bottles about 3 years later.

Ooh........ very sorry to hear that.  If it's any consolation, my DIPA tastes like a tub of movie popcorn butter.  I haven't popped a bottle of that stuff in about 5 months.  Maybe it's better now.  Otherwise I'm thinking about pouring it all back into a fermenter and adding Brett, just for the fun of it.
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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #58 on: August 26, 2017, 06:25:30 PM »
Does this onion flavor fade at all or is it something I'm stick with? Thanks in advance!

I don't have personal experience, but I've heard many say that yes, it does fade after just a couple weeks.
My all-Summit Pale Ale still tasted like onion rings till the day I dumped the last of the bottles about 3 years later.

Ooh........ very sorry to hear that.  If it's any consolation, my DIPA tastes like a tub of movie popcorn butter.  I haven't popped a bottle of that stuff in about 5 months.  Maybe it's better now.  Otherwise I'm thinking about pouring it all back into a fermenter and adding Brett, just for the fun of it.

Thankfully, it was a 1-gallon batch. It was a great beer to cook with, though :)
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Re: Onion in my IPA
« Reply #59 on: August 27, 2017, 05:20:21 PM »
Does this onion flavor fade at all or is it something I'm stick with? Thanks in advance!

I don't have personal experience, but I've heard many say that yes, it does fade after just a couple weeks.
My all-Summit Pale Ale still tasted like onion rings till the day I dumped the last of the bottles about 3 years later.

I wonder if kegging would be better for an onion beer.  What I'm thinking is that one could purge the CO2 in the head space which may flush it out. 
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