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Nelson IPA
« on: May 03, 2016, 10:11:02 PM »
Recently had a Trillium Dialed In http://www.trilliumbrewing.com/trillium-dialed-in-double-ipa/ which is brewed with Sauvignon Blanc grape juice. It began to make me think what it would be like adding a half of bottle of Sauvignon Blanc wine to an IPA heavily hopped with Nelson Sauvignon. Has anyone ever done this before? Is a half of bottle too much or too little?

Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Nelson IPA
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 11:03:36 PM »
I brewed a Saison using Gewürztraminer grape must and Nelson Sauvin hops. I used 3 quarts of must in secondary added to 3 gallons of beer. I ended up aging it about 6 months before it hit its prime. At that point the hops had dropped off and the wine character took over. I used 2 ounces of hops in the whirlpool.

I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's at least one data point you could reference. If I were brewing an IPA with wine added I'd guess about 2 bottles in a typical 5 gallon batch would be a good starting point. But if I was using wine I'd probably just mix it in the glass at serving time rather than adding it all in the beer.

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Re: Nelson IPA
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 10:39:23 AM »
The Mad Fermentationist has a few blogs where he's added wine to saisons, might be worth looking on there.

http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2014/08/new-zealand-saison-and-glycosides.html
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Re: Nelson IPA
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 09:44:32 PM »
The Mad Fermentationist has a few blogs where he's added wine to saisons, might be worth looking on there.

http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2014/08/new-zealand-saison-and-glycosides.html

Thanks man, didn't see that before, looks like I'll give it a shot!

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Re: Nelson IPA
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 10:02:21 PM »
I brewed a Saison using Gewürztraminer grape must and Nelson Sauvin hops. I used 3 quarts of must in secondary added to 3 gallons of beer. I ended up aging it about 6 months before it hit its prime. At that point the hops had dropped off and the wine character took over. I used 2 ounces of hops in the whirlpool.

I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's at least one data point you could reference. If I were brewing an IPA with wine added I'd guess about 2 bottles in a typical 5 gallon batch would be a good starting point. But if I was using wine I'd probably just mix it in the glass at serving time rather than adding it all in the beer.

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Re: Nelson IPA
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 12:06:16 AM »
I brewed a Saison using Gewürztraminer grape must and Nelson Sauvin hops. I used 3 quarts of must in secondary added to 3 gallons of beer. I ended up aging it about 6 months before it hit its prime. At that point the hops had dropped off and the wine character took over. I used 2 ounces of hops in the whirlpool.

I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's at least one data point you could reference. If I were brewing an IPA with wine added I'd guess about 2 bottles in a typical 5 gallon batch would be a good starting point. But if I was using wine I'd probably just mix it in the glass at serving time rather than adding it all in the beer.

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Thanks, Jim!
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Re: Nelson IPA
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2016, 12:13:58 AM »
I brewed a Saison using Gewürztraminer grape must and Nelson Sauvin hops. I used 3 quarts of must in secondary added to 3 gallons of beer. I ended up aging it about 6 months before it hit its prime. At that point the hops had dropped off and the wine character took over. I used 2 ounces of hops in the whirlpool.

I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's at least one data point you could reference. If I were brewing an IPA with wine added I'd guess about 2 bottles in a typical 5 gallon batch would be a good starting point. But if I was using wine I'd probably just mix it in the glass at serving time rather than adding it all in the beer.

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Thanks, Jim!


Still haven't brewed one of these. I really need to.
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Re: Nelson IPA
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2016, 12:31:52 AM »
I brewed a Saison using Gewürztraminer grape must and Nelson Sauvin hops. I used 3 quarts of must in secondary added to 3 gallons of beer. I ended up aging it about 6 months before it hit its prime. At that point the hops had dropped off and the wine character took over. I used 2 ounces of hops in the whirlpool.

I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's at least one data point you could reference. If I were brewing an IPA with wine added I'd guess about 2 bottles in a typical 5 gallon batch would be a good starting point. But if I was using wine I'd probably just mix it in the glass at serving time rather than adding it all in the beer.

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This was an awesome beer!
Thanks, Jim!
Is this the same one you sent me? Sounds amazing.

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Re: Nelson IPA
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2016, 01:30:34 AM »
I brewed a Saison using Gewürztraminer grape must and Nelson Sauvin hops. I used 3 quarts of must in secondary added to 3 gallons of beer. I ended up aging it about 6 months before it hit its prime. At that point the hops had dropped off and the wine character took over. I used 2 ounces of hops in the whirlpool.

I know it's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's at least one data point you could reference. If I were brewing an IPA with wine added I'd guess about 2 bottles in a typical 5 gallon batch would be a good starting point. But if I was using wine I'd probably just mix it in the glass at serving time rather than adding it all in the beer.

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This was an awesome beer!
Thanks, Jim!
Is this the same one you sent me? Sounds amazing.
Yeah. Consider it a bonus beer in case any of the others aren't up to snuff :)
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