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Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2015, 08:47:48 pm »


Already fixed lol and fermentation going on already,  and thanks it's been sitting idle for a long time because I never had a flask and the stir bar I bought first was a 2 inch and my magnet did not like that bar at all so was just chilling in the brewing cabinet waiting on its time to shine,  she came threw some how anything electric I usually mess up lol
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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2015, 11:03:12 pm »


This speed good for starters if so its where I will keep my setting from now on I had it alil lower but it was lagging on the spin so figured I would check and see if this speed is good to go

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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2015, 03:36:53 am »
That speed looks just fine.  Remember your starter will probably be done very quickly.  I did a two liter test batch with Denny's Favorite 50 and a 1.040 starter on a stirplate at 68 degrees. Tested at 12 hours and every two after that. It was at terminal gravity by the 18th hour. As part of the experiment I reached out to a microbiologist who works for 1 of the "big two" liquid yeast companies. I explained my intent was to refrigerate the starter to pour off most of the beer it made and pitch the slurry. Specifically I asked if the yeast needed to rest after hitting FG prior to refrigerating. The recommendation was to refrigerate as soon as possible after hitting terminal gravity. Keeping the yeast warm and especially using a stir plate post FG is not good for the yeast. 
My current process is to shut off the stir plate around the 18 hour mark and refrigerate around 24 hours. 


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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2015, 09:19:05 am »
Guessing once I see no bubbles coming thru is sign of finish? She is still going strong today and I'm brewing this beer today mashed in already actually

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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2015, 01:06:59 pm »
Brewed and chilling now hot numbers on the dot sample taste amazing I decided to do no dry hop and throw all three whirlpool additions to 2 oz each




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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2015, 06:00:03 pm »
If you are brewing today I would skip the whole decanting process.  Your 3/4 liter starter won't hurt your beer.  Pitch it active. 

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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2015, 08:13:02 pm »
Fermenting away nicely only problem is a leaky lid on the bucket but have been reassured to RDWHAHB


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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2015, 10:10:57 am »
Anyone know what category this would enter in for a competition? 

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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2015, 10:14:24 am »
Anyone know what category this would enter in for a competition?

I think that until the new guidelines are adopted, it doesn't fit any style.
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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2015, 07:29:52 pm »
Dam so basically specialty beer if I really wanted to enter it?

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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2015, 08:35:22 am »
Well took grav sample today and it's below expected OG by beer smith hit 1.010 the aroma is pretty crazy going to set out in the garage to cold crash and prolly bottle in the next few days

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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2015, 08:39:21 am »
Well took grav sample today and it's below expected OG by beer smith hit 1.010 the aroma is pretty crazy going to set out in the garage to cold crash and prolly bottle in the next few days

Software FG estimates are just that. No worries, 1.010 is fine for IPA. I'd rather have an IPA that finished @ 1.010 than 1.018 any day.
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Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2015, 01:02:52 pm »
Yea I'm not complaining that's for sure lol,  the grav sample was nice and dry like I like my ipas and I was craving more once it was gone I think this is going to amazing with carbonation
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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2015, 06:13:40 pm »


Alil update the aroma is straight out of the tropics, wish I would of slip whirlpool in half and dry hopped for a more aroma front but it's but it's pretty tasty as now and next time I brew it I'll split the whirlpool and dryhop for sure

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Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2015, 11:25:50 pm »
Glad the recipe worked out for you!
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