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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2017, 02:02:15 PM »
From memory isn't Celebration a deep red/copper color? I don't see how the color estimate of under 10 SRM from Denny's clone recipe would get to that hue. It seems there has to be some explanation...

What can I say?  I watched it being brewed and saw the ingredients.  I talked to Steve Dresler about the recipe.  The recipe I posted is what they tell me they use.
I think it was on a BN pod cast he rattled off the recipe for a 200 bbl batch.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 09:08:46 AM »
It's interesting that they only use pale malt and C-60 in both SNPA and Celebration.

I use C-80 in my Celebration-style IPA (or however you want to classify it), and it's pretty close to the real thing.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2017, 09:20:03 AM »
It's interesting that they only use pale malt and C-60 in both SNPA and Celebration.

I use C-80 in my Celebration-style IPA (or however you want to classify it), and it's pretty close to the real thing.

No doubt, but I can say the same about using C60.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2017, 09:25:39 AM »
It's interesting that they only use pale malt and C-60 in both SNPA and Celebration.

I use C-80 in my Celebration-style IPA (or however you want to classify it), and it's pretty close to the real thing.
They only stock C-60, so it is always on hand, the wrong crystal malt can’t be used. I can’t remember if it is an American or British crystal.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2017, 11:28:35 AM »
It's gotta be almost time for the 2017 release, right?  I really love that beer.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2017, 11:51:07 AM »
It's gotta be almost time for the 2017 release, right?  I really love that beer.

Yeah, I'd think so.  This is about the time of year I was there for Beer Camp and they were brewing it then.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2017, 09:01:27 PM »
Denny, I am going with your (Sierra Nevada's?) recipe. I will be brewing it this weekend.

By the way, we just got in this year's version of Celebration in Colorado. I picked up a sixer and its not red like I thought I remembered - rather orange/amber.  :D
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2017, 05:44:36 AM »
I've already had two six-packs this season.  It is amber, not red. 
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2017, 03:43:41 PM »
I brewed Denny's recipe this past Sunday (was going to brew on Saturday but the hot water heater went out and flooded half the basement in the process  >:(, but not the brewery, it has a floor drain  ;D).

Looks pretty good. Happily bubbling away at 68 degrees in the 14 gallon conical (I brewed 10 gallons). I overshot the OG a bit at 1.068. Rustic orange/amber color.

Hopefully I will be able to dry-hop this weekend and keg it by the next. I will let you know how it turns out.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2017, 06:38:38 PM »
I brewed Denny's recipe this past Sunday (was going to brew on Saturday but the hot water heater went out and flooded half the basement in the process  >:(, but not the brewery, it has a floor drain  ;D).

Looks pretty good. Happily bubbling away at 68 degrees in the 14 gallon conical (I brewed 10 gallons). I overshot the OG a bit at 1.068. Rustic orange/amber color.

Hopefully I will be able to dry-hop this weekend and keg it by the next. I will let you know how it turns out.

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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2017, 06:27:02 PM »
Just had one tonight. This is a good vintage.

So, does this qualify as a Red IPA or just plain American IPA according to BJCP?

Good either way. Just something I think about.

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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2017, 09:20:04 AM »
Just had one tonight. This is a good vintage.

So, does this qualify as a Red IPA or just plain American IPA according to BJCP?

Good either way. Just something I think about.

A classic example of American IPA.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2017, 04:13:04 PM »
Just had one tonight. This is a good vintage.

So, does this qualify as a Red IPA or just plain American IPA according to BJCP?

Good either way. Just something I think about.

A classic example of American IPA.
Thanks Denny! Now I can name an IPA that I can enjoy more than one of.

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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2017, 04:27:11 PM »
You guys have just convinced me to go pick some up, and also bust out the homegrowns and brew a batch!  Thanks.

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Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2017, 06:04:33 AM »
Just had one tonight. This is a good vintage.

So, does this qualify as a Red IPA or just plain American IPA according to BJCP?

Good either way. Just something I think about.

A classic example of American IPA.
I thought about using it as an IPA in a recent bjcp exam I administered, but figured too many people would recognize it.  It is pretty distinctive, I think.
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