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Offline narvin

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Re: Will it mellow out?
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2022, 04:04:23 pm »
If you haven't chilled it yet, it will definitely be more mellow once the hop matter that is suspended settles out.

Offline MNWayne

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Re: Will it mellow out?
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2022, 08:57:52 am »
Follow up.  Dumped the hop sludge and gave it a few extra days to crash and settle.  Just transferred to kegs and tasted the overage.  It tastes amazing, just what I was hoping for.  That back of the throat burn is gone.  Can't wait to try it fully carbed.  Thank you everyone for your comments.
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Re: Will it mellow out?
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2022, 02:44:43 pm »
Follow up.  Dumped the hop sludge and gave it a few extra days to crash and settle.  Just transferred to kegs and tasted the overage.  It tastes amazing, just what I was hoping for.  That back of the throat burn is gone.  Can't wait to try it fully carbed.  Thank you everyone for your comments.
This is why I think the idea of needing to drink your IPAs within milliseconds of packaging has been overstated over the years. IPAs improve after a week or more of conditioning, just like about every other beer. Fresh doesn't have to mean "as soon as humanly possible".
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Offline redrocker652002

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Re: Will it mellow out?
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2022, 08:28:09 pm »
Did you happen to write down the recipe and would you be interested in sharing?  LOL. 

Offline MNWayne

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Re: Will it mellow out?
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2022, 10:43:54 am »
I'd be happy to share the recipe.  It's out in the shop, I'll get it and post later.
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Re: Will it mellow out?
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2022, 09:42:52 am »
Red, here's the recipe.

9 gallons mash water treated with 30ml phosphoric acid,
5.5 gallons sparge water treated with 15gr gypsum
17# Rahr pilsner
 2# Western white wheat
 2# Viking oat malt
 1# Viking caramel 100
 1# Viking cookie malt
Mash at 154F, 60 minutes
Sparge and collect approx 12 gal. OG=1.050
Boil 30 minutes
Turn off heat, at 205F add whole cone hops and hold for 20 minutes
2oz Idaho-7 11%
2oz Idaho Gem 10.4%
2oz Eukanot 13.2%
Cool to 68F, pitch 1.5L Imperial Juicy SNS starter
36 hrs post pitch (SG 1.025) dump 1/2 pint of trub, add 5oz Cryo Pop #2304
48 hrs later, dump 1/2 pint hop sludge
Dump about 1/2 pint sludge daily until FG
At 1.013 FG add 2oz Azacca and 2oz Sabro regular pellets, not cryo.
48 hrs later, resume daily 1/2 pint hop dumps
Hold at ferment temp for 3 days, then cool to 38F
Hold at 38F for 4 days, dumping hop sludge daily.
Keg and carbonate.
Far better to dare mighty things....