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Suggest an experiment!
« on: February 16, 2016, 04:59:35 PM »
Got an experiment you'd like to see us run on Experimental Brewing?  Here's how you can let us know!

http://www.experimentalbrew.com/suggest
« Last Edit: February 16, 2016, 06:41:38 PM by dbeechum »
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 08:01:47 PM »
Dry hop vs post-boil hop steep - any difference in flavour?

Overnight mash vs 1 hour mash

Lager brewed with w34/70 vs pseudolager brewed with Nottingham

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 08:47:40 PM »
Water built to a profile vs not
Starter vs no starter for yeast
Thick vs thin mash
Shaken vs pure o2 for oxygenation
170 whirlpool vs flameout noticeable ibu diff? (Something only mildly bitter like an APA
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 08:54:15 PM »
Dry hop vs post-boil hop steep - any difference in flavour?

Overnight mash vs 1 hour mash

Lager brewed with w34/70 vs pseudolager brewed with Nottingham

Based on my own experience, that one ain't even gonna be close!
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 09:06:02 PM »
Dry hop vs post-boil hop steep - any difference in flavour?

Overnight mash vs 1 hour mash

Lager brewed with w34/70 vs pseudolager brewed with Nottingham

Based on my own experience, that one ain't even gonna be close!

I tried that one myself and they were so close I became convinced I must have got the yeasts mixed up. Keep meaning to try it again...

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2016, 09:14:21 PM »
Dry hop the same beer, one keg with 2 oz. of Fuggles, the other keg with 2 oz. of potting soil, then triangle test to see if there is a significant difference.

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2016, 10:27:06 PM »
Lager brewed with w34/70 vs pseudolager brewed with Nottingham

I did a pilsner (3 way split) sort of like that last year, but with WLP830 at 52f, WLP830 at 72, and Wyeast 1764 at 72f.
I queried Jill about it for a possible Last Drop piece. She said she could use it and I sent it to her back in September. I'm hoping it'll see print fairly soon.
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2016, 10:30:41 PM »
Dry hop vs post-boil hop steep - any difference in flavour?



Yeah, lots. Steeping brings lots of flavor and some nice aroma. Dry hopping is mostly all about aroma, with a different aroma character than you'd get in a boil or steep addition.
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2016, 10:31:14 PM »
Cold dry-hopping vs. warm dry-hopping.  After the main ferment is over:

- cold-crash beer to drop the yeast out, then split the batch into 2 kegs,

- add dry-hops to each keg

- the cold-hopped keg remains at serving temp for 1-2 weeks until tapping

- the warm-hopped keg stays at fermentation/room temp (say 68°F or so) for the same amount of time as the cold-hopped keg, then chilled to serving temp and tapped

I'd be curious to hear of any noticeable differences in flavor, aroma, and/or head retention.

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2016, 10:56:06 PM »
Lager brewed with w34/70 vs pseudolager brewed with Nottingham

I did a pilsner (3 way split) sort of like that last year, but with WLP830 at 52f, WLP830 at 72, and Wyeast 1764 at 72f.
I queried Jill about it for a possible Last Drop piece. She said she could use it and I sent it to her back in September. I'm hoping it'll see print fairly soon.

Sounds interesting, was there a significant difference?

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2016, 10:57:56 PM »
Dry hop vs post-boil hop steep - any difference in flavour?



Yeah, lots. Steeping brings lots of flavor and some nice aroma. Dry hopping is mostly all about aroma, with a different aroma character than you'd get in a boil or steep addition.

My gut feeling also is that you get a different flavour profile and maybe a more stable beer from the steep, but more intense but short-lived burst of flavour from the dry hop. But I could be imagining it.

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2016, 10:59:49 PM »
candi sugar vs cheap supermarket cane sugar in a belgian

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2016, 11:03:09 PM »
Keg conditioned vs bottle conditioned

Cold-conditioned lager (i.e. properly lagered) vs warm-conditioned

90% pilsner + 10% munich vs 100% pilsner

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2016, 11:06:03 PM »
Bittering lagers with noble varieties vs Magnum (or other neutral)

Step vs single infusion mashes
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