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buzz bullets and what?
« on: June 18, 2017, 01:33:29 PM »
Howdy folks,

I have a pack of buzz bullets that I would like to try out in an APA (whirlpool only). But it's only sufficient for half the hop bill. Any suggestions as what the other half could be? Buzz bullets is supposed to be a proprietary floral/citrus blend, but I don't know what it's like and there's not a lot of information around.
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 01:23:48 PM »
I've used them before with Cascade and they have a citrusy, sweet orange aroma and taste. Some herbal, earthy notes in the background. I think they would go good with most American varieties like Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, and so on.

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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 10:29:10 AM »
I'm probably going to brew a session something with 90 percent Maris otter, 10 percent carared, whitbread yeast, a bit of bittering hops, and all of the buzz bullets in the whirlpool (4 grams per liter). No dry hops.
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 05:16:12 AM »
It might also be 90% Barke Pils, 10% Carared, buzz bullets in the whirlpool, and the Blaugies saison yeast strain. But a buddy's buddy will have to bring that over to Belgium from across the Atlantic.
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 07:03:32 AM »
and the Blaigies saison yeast strain. But a buddy's buddy will have to bring that over to Belgium from across the Atlantic.


Wow. Do you have access to the other main saision strains there, out of curiosity?
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 07:18:26 AM »
and the Blaigies saison yeast strain. But a buddy's buddy will have to bring that over to Belgium from across the Atlantic.


Wow. Do you have access to the other main saision strains there, out of curiosity?

French saison and Dupont strains, yes.
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 07:25:49 AM »
and the Blaigies saison yeast strain. But a buddy's buddy will have to bring that over to Belgium from across the Atlantic.


Wow. Do you have access to the other main saision strains there, out of curiosity?

French saison and Dupont strains, yes.


Well hopefully you can get the Blaugies strain smuggled in. It doesn't stall and makes a good beer.
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 10:04:17 AM »
LOVE Blaugies but I think a strong WP might overpower it's magic but it's your beer.  That said, my house saison with blaugies does have a small IPA type hop late addition so these bullets would appear to work well.  I am long overdue to source some Saison D'epeautre!
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 10:20:04 AM »
Then I'll use less of the hops ;) and no spelt beer for me. We're already a spelt forward family as is  ;)  ;)  ;)
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2017, 12:46:40 PM »
LOVE Blaugies but I think a strong WP might overpower it's magic but it's your beer.  That said, my house saison with blaugies does have a small IPA type hop late addition so these bullets would appear to work well.  I am long overdue to source some Saison D'epeautre!
How much is a small addition? 1g/l in the whirlpool?
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2017, 01:40:25 PM »
I think the health benefits of spelt are exaggerated... 

If I ran the numbers right, close to that.  1.37g/L or 1oz/5.5G but I will double check my notes when home.
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2017, 08:59:35 AM »
Sorry for the delay.  Son of a gun: I was off.  Use half that.  I used a half ounce.  With such a small addition not sure if I'd even do a WP.   
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2017, 10:11:11 AM »
Yeast is unavailable, but the beer not!
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2017, 08:38:16 AM »
LOOKS INCREDIBLE!  I really dig the champagne bottle look and long overdue to get some.  Congrats!

BTW another technique I use on saison is to lower ph to 5.2 in mash.  Helps dry it up more and make things bright.   
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Re: buzz bullets and what?
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2017, 02:29:24 PM »
This may well be the first low oxygen saison in  history. I'm sure that sounds like a contradictio in terminis, but hey, someone has to bite the bullet!
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