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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1020 on: February 13, 2016, 10:27:05 pm »
man that looks super hop hazy...looks like a wit!  hows it taste?

I think it's a combination of hops and flour (that seems to be the current trendy thing to add).  It tastes like a 75/25 mix of grapefruit and orange juice.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1021 on: February 13, 2016, 10:28:51 pm »
man that looks super hop hazy...looks like a wit!  hows it taste?

I think it's a combination of hops and flour (that seems to be the current trendy thing to add).  It tastes like a 75/25 mix of grapefruit and orange juice.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1022 on: February 14, 2016, 02:35:59 am »

man that looks super hop hazy...looks like a wit!  hows it taste?

I think it's a combination of hops and flour (that seems to be the current trendy thing to add).  It tastes like a 75/25 mix of grapefruit and orange juice.

I find it funny that it would be trendy to add flour. I have an oooollld recipe book that has flour additions for every wheat beer and Belgian beer in it.  I always assumed it was because wheat extract wasn't available at the time. I just went to the basement to search for it so I could post the title but I can't find it. Anyway I think it was printed in the 70s.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1023 on: February 14, 2016, 02:48:57 am »
I find it funny that it would be trendy to add flour. I have an oooollld recipe book that has flour additions for every wheat beer and Belgian beer in it.  I always assumed it was because wheat extract wasn't available at the time. I just went to the basement to search for it so I could post the title but I can't find it. Anyway I think it was printed in the 70s.

What's old is new.

Yep, it's the trendy thing to add wheat flour to (D)IPAs.  That's why many of the Northeast ones look like cloudy messes.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1024 on: February 14, 2016, 03:41:59 am »
Still can't find the book but I know what it is. It's actually from the 90s. From the Brewing Classic Styles series. Belgian ales by Pierre Rajotte.

Flour in just about every recipe from my recollection.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1025 on: February 14, 2016, 04:19:34 pm »
I find it funny that it would be trendy to add flour. I have an oooollld recipe book that has flour additions for every wheat beer and Belgian beer in it.  I always assumed it was because wheat extract wasn't available at the time. I just went to the basement to search for it so I could post the title but I can't find it. Anyway I think it was printed in the 70s.

What's old is new.

Yep, it's the trendy thing to add wheat flour to (D)IPAs.  That's why many of the Northeast ones look like cloudy messes.
Why are they doing this?
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1026 on: February 14, 2016, 05:12:12 pm »
If you want to see a really serious haze add ungelatinized rice flour to the mash.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1027 on: February 14, 2016, 05:33:48 pm »
Why are they doing this?


My thought, too. I can't come up with a reason it makes sense, unless they just want to look really different than some of the clearer West coast beers like Pliny ? Looks Wit-like or even turbid to me. Think I'll pass on doing that to mine.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1028 on: February 14, 2016, 05:58:59 pm »
Why are they doing this?


My thought, too. I can't come up with a reason it makes sense, unless they just want to look really different than some of the clearer West coast beers like Pliny ? Looks Wit-like or even turbid to me. Think I'll pass on doing that to mine.

This has to be some obsurd hipster movement. Count me out of this too. It may taste fine, but it looks like it was brewed in a washing machine.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1029 on: February 14, 2016, 06:26:08 pm »
This has to be some obsurd hipster movement. Count me out of this too. It may taste fine, but it looks like it was brewed in a washing machine.


Yeah, looks like the pint you pour out when the keg blows. Pass.


Edit -  No offense intended, Toby. It sounds tasty. Just scratching my head on the flour thing.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1030 on: February 14, 2016, 06:47:42 pm »
Ok. I did a little homework on this beer. Tired Hands does not have much on their website, but what I can gather elsewhere is that this beer and HopHands APA are brewed with a large amount of oats in the grist. I found nothing on flour. I feel better about oats than I did with flour. Though still not pretty, I'd give it a shot. I still don't think I'd brew anything like this though, but you never know.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1031 on: February 14, 2016, 11:58:09 pm »
I feel like by keeping them uber-hazy they don't have to worry about filtering which probably allows for a better hop aroma and flavor. IMO there are other ways of doing this without selling a turbid looking product. Even when I have poured a Heady Topper out of the can it is filled with yeast and chunks floating in the glass unless you are very careful.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1032 on: February 15, 2016, 12:06:14 am »
I feel like by keeping them uber-hazy they don't have to worry about filtering which probably allows for a better hop aroma and flavor. IMO there are other ways of doing this without selling a turbid looking product. Even when I have poured a Heady Topper out of the can it is filled with yeast and chunks floating in the glass unless you are very careful.


If it was just not wanting to filter the tasty hop haze, I totally get that. But it's what Toby says about adding wheat flour that has me at a loss.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1033 on: February 15, 2016, 02:06:48 am »
Why are they doing this?

Supposedly really helps the body/foam without adding 'too much malt flavor'.  Not something I'm personally planning to take up.

http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2015/06/hop-juice-north-east-ipa-recipe.html

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1034 on: February 15, 2016, 02:39:28 am »
I feel like by keeping them uber-hazy they don't have to worry about filtering which probably allows for a better hop aroma and flavor. IMO there are other ways of doing this without selling a turbid looking product. Even when I have poured a Heady Topper out of the can it is filled with yeast and chunks floating in the glass unless you are very careful.

Doesn't the can say not to pour it?
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