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Offline gymrat

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Free hops
« on: July 24, 2015, 01:24:20 AM »
When I renewed my membership to the AHA this year I got 4oz of Jaryllo and 4oz of Azaaca hops for free. I made a single hopped APA from each.

The Azaaca have sort of a floral grapefruit flavor. As you can see I did hop bursting. I am getting absolutely no bitterness to the finish and no cloying sweetness either. The balance seems to be perfect.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Ralph's Wag Your Tail Pale Ale
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 8.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 64.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
7 lbs 4.0 oz          Brewer's Malt, 2-Row, Premium (Great Wes Grain         1        76.3 %       
1 lbs 12.0 oz         Munich 10L Organic (Briess) (10.0 SRM)   Grain         2        18.4 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM)   Grain         3        5.3 %         
2.00 oz               Azacca [10.30 %] - Boil 15.0 min         Hop           4        40.9 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Azacca [10.30 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           5        15.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Azacca [10.30 %] - Boil 5.0 min          Hop           6        8.2 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast         7        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 8.0 oz

The Jarrylo

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Ralph's Independance Ale
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 8.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 70.9 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
7 lbs 4.0 oz          Brewer's Malt, 2-Row, Premium (Great Wes Grain         1        74.4 %       
2 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        20.5 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM)   Grain         3        5.1 %         
1.00 oz               Jarrylo [14.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min        Hop           4        28.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Jarrylo [14.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min        Hop           5        20.4 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Jarrylo [14.20 %] - Boil 5.0 min         Hop           6        22.5 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast         7        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 12.0 oz

This beer is only a very minor variance in flavor from the Azaaco. Less grapefruit, smoother, more of a lemon? floral notes are still there. Definitely a smoother and slightly more refreshing beer.
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Offline bboy9000

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Re: Free hops
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 01:33:41 AM »
Sounds like a nice profile for an APA.  I can't wait to get my free hops.  I'm eager to get the mail every day.  Hopefully the AHA didn't forget me.  I had trouble renewing my membership online for the second year in a row.
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Re: Free hops
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 11:44:59 AM »
When did they start doing that? I renewed in February and didn't get any. No biggy just surprised to hear that.
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Re: Free hops
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 01:37:08 PM »
I think it started mid-May.
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Re: Free hops
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 04:05:22 PM »
How about some sugar for the 3-year and lifetime renewals?
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Re: Free hops
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2015, 04:15:34 PM »
Thanks for posting. My APA with Azacca and El Dorado is just finishing up so I am excited to see how it turns out.

It is good to hear positive impressions of Jarrylo. I didn't care for them that much but they were used in combination with another hop so I couldn't really make a clear judgement...
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Re: Free hops
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2015, 09:59:10 PM »
How about some sugar for the 3-year and lifetime renewals?

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