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30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« on: June 19, 2015, 03:32:34 PM »
A week or two ago, I saw a guy on reddit post a couple of pics and a quick summary about a continuously hopped IPA he had brewed for his 30th birthday.  I thought it would be a fun read as a full article, so I reached out to him.  He was game, and did this writeup; I think that it turned out great. 

And now, it has me wanting to try a continuously hopped beer.  Just what I need, something else on the to do list.  :P

Anyway, here's the article link, if you care to read: Let There Be Hops.

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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 05:44:42 PM »
If your lucky enough you can "enslave" your kids to safely do that work for you on fathers day.  ;)

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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 05:50:06 PM »
Hah, great point!  I have six kids, so I have a built in workforce.  :)

Seriously though - my three younger boys (ages seven, five, four) love to add hops as is.  I expect that they would enjoy helping on a continuously hopped brew.

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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 07:26:57 PM »
This does sound like a neat experiment. I just don't have the patience to this. I would love to try it though.
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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2015, 08:50:39 PM »
A while ago I designed an IPA with a fibonacci hop series in it. It had:
21.00 g                 Summit [17.00 %]  - Boil 55.0 min    Hop           11      56.7 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 34.0 min    Hop           12       7.3 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 21.0 min    Hop           13       5.6 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 13.0 min    Hop           14       4.0 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 8.0 min      Hop           15       2.7 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min      Hop           16       1.8 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 3.0 min      Hop           17       1.1 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min      Hop           18       0.8 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min      Hop           19       0.4 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min      Hop           20       0.4 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min      Hop           21       0.0 IBUs

That would be the lazy person's alternative to continuous hopping...
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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 05:19:19 AM »
Hah, that may not be continuous, but it's a ton of hopping!

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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 04:00:27 PM »
A while ago I designed an IPA with a fibonacci hop series in it.

That's hilarious and has the added bonus of working out to a semi-reasonable hop schedule. I'm stealing the idea.
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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 05:04:55 PM »

A while ago I designed an IPA with a fibonacci hop series in it.

That's hilarious and has the added bonus of working out to a semi-reasonable hop schedule. I'm stealing the idea.
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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2015, 05:07:00 PM »
A while ago I designed an IPA with a fibonacci hop series in it.

That's hilarious and has the added bonus of working out to a semi-reasonable hop schedule. I'm stealing the idea.

although had you used the reversed sequence for the quantity it would have been cooler.
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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2015, 08:49:46 PM »
OK, so this is the hops amounts Fibonacci series. Satisfied?

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5.00 kg               Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (5.9 EBC)          Grain         1        76.9 %       
1.00 kg               Munich Malt - 20L (39.4 EBC)             Grain         2        15.4 %       
0.50 kg               Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC)             Grain         3        7.7 %         

0.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min     Hop           4        0.0 IBUs     
1.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 55.0 min     Hop           5        1.1 IBUs     
1.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 50.0 min     Hop           6        1.1 IBUs     
2.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 40.0 min     Hop           7        1.9 IBUs     
3.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 35.0 min     Hop           8        2.8 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min     Hop           9        4.3 IBUs     
8.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 25.0 min     Hop           10       6.2 IBUs     
13.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min     Hop           11       8.7 IBUs     
21.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min     Hop           12       11.5 IBUs     
34.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min     Hop           13       13.6 IBUs     
55.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min      Hop           14       12.1 IBUs     
89.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool   Hop           15       0.0 IBUs     
144.00 g              Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days  Hop           17       0.0 IBUs     

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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2015, 08:58:45 PM »

OK, so this is the hops amounts Fibonacci series. Satisfied?

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5.00 kg               Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (5.9 EBC)          Grain         1        76.9 %       
1.00 kg               Munich Malt - 20L (39.4 EBC)             Grain         2        15.4 %       
0.50 kg               Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC)             Grain         3        7.7 %         

0.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min     Hop           4        0.0 IBUs     
1.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 55.0 min     Hop           5        1.1 IBUs     
1.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 50.0 min     Hop           6        1.1 IBUs     
2.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 40.0 min     Hop           7        1.9 IBUs     
3.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 35.0 min     Hop           8        2.8 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min     Hop           9        4.3 IBUs     
8.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 25.0 min     Hop           10       6.2 IBUs     
13.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min     Hop           11       8.7 IBUs     
21.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min     Hop           12       11.5 IBUs     
34.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min     Hop           13       13.6 IBUs     
55.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min      Hop           14       12.1 IBUs     
89.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool   Hop           15       0.0 IBUs     
144.00 g              Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days  Hop           17       0.0 IBUs     

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Looks good. Might I suggest moving the 0 to fwh, I feel it would be much more useful there. ;)

Joking aside, you might want to consider going with a 90 minute boil and adding the additions timed to the sequence as well.

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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2015, 07:54:47 AM »
you might want to consider going with a 90 minute boil and adding the additions timed to the sequence as well.

Not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting to continue the Fibonacci series up to 90 minutes?
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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 12:05:57 PM »
you might want to consider going with a 90 minute boil and adding the additions timed to the sequence as well.

Not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting to continue the Fibonacci series up to 90 minutes?

to include the series on quantity AND time so additions at 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, and Dry (although that wouldn't be 144
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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2015, 01:56:50 PM »
you might want to consider going with a 90 minute boil and adding the additions timed to the sequence as well.

Not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting to continue the Fibonacci series up to 90 minutes?

to include the series on quantity AND time so additions at 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, and Dry (although that wouldn't be 144

I looked into that. It wouldn't get me to a sufficiently high IBU. I would have to add a separate bittering hop, but wouldn't that be cheating?

Boil Size: 27.07 l
Post Boil Volume: 22.81 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 20.00 l   
Bottling Volume: 19.17 l
Estimated OG: 1.064 SG
Estimated Color: 17.7 EBC
Estimated IBU: 16.7 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 71.3 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5.00 kg               Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (5.9 EBC)          Grain         1        76.9 %       
1.00 kg               Munich Malt - 20L (39.4 EBC)             Grain         2        15.4 %       
0.50 kg               Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC)             Grain         3        7.7 %         

0.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 89.0 min     Hop           4        0.0 IBUs     
1.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 55.0 min     Hop           5        1.1 IBUs     
1.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 34.0 min     Hop           6        0.9 IBUs     
2.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 21.0 min     Hop           7        1.4 IBUs     
3.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 13.0 min     Hop           8        1.5 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 8.0 min      Hop           9        1.7 IBUs     
8.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min      Hop           10       1.8 IBUs     
13.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 3.0 min      Hop           11       1.8 IBUs     
21.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min      Hop           12       2.0 IBUs     
55.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min      Hop           13       2.7 IBUs     
34.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min      Hop           14       1.7 IBUs     
89.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool   Hop           15       0.0 IBUs     
144.00 g              Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days  Hop           17       0.0 IBUs     

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Re: 30 hop additions for a 30th birthday beer
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2015, 02:14:54 PM »
you might want to consider going with a 90 minute boil and adding the additions timed to the sequence as well.

Not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting to continue the Fibonacci series up to 90 minutes?

to include the series on quantity AND time so additions at 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, and Dry (although that wouldn't be 144

I looked into that. It wouldn't get me to a sufficiently high IBU. I would have to add a separate bittering hop, but wouldn't that be cheating?

Boil Size: 27.07 l
Post Boil Volume: 22.81 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 20.00 l   
Bottling Volume: 19.17 l
Estimated OG: 1.064 SG
Estimated Color: 17.7 EBC
Estimated IBU: 16.7 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 71.3 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5.00 kg               Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (5.9 EBC)          Grain         1        76.9 %       
1.00 kg               Munich Malt - 20L (39.4 EBC)             Grain         2        15.4 %       
0.50 kg               Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC)             Grain         3        7.7 %         

0.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 89.0 min     Hop           4        0.0 IBUs     
1.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 55.0 min     Hop           5        1.1 IBUs     
1.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 34.0 min     Hop           6        0.9 IBUs     
2.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 21.0 min     Hop           7        1.4 IBUs     
3.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 13.0 min     Hop           8        1.5 IBUs     
5.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 8.0 min      Hop           9        1.7 IBUs     
8.00 g                Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min      Hop           10       1.8 IBUs     
13.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 3.0 min      Hop           11       1.8 IBUs     
21.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min      Hop           12       2.0 IBUs     
55.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min      Hop           13       2.7 IBUs     
34.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min      Hop           14       1.7 IBUs     
89.00 g               Centennial [10.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool   Hop           15       0.0 IBUs     
144.00 g              Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days  Hop           17       0.0 IBUs     

1.0 pkg               American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast         16       -           
You could do the 144 minute addition as a hop stand. Flameout at 89 minutes with 89g, then hold it hot until 144 minutes, when you make your last hop addition of 144g.
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