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Re: My New Toy
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2011, 07:29:29 PM »
So is the Icepick the first to go?  I was pretty excited to hear AIPA is your favorite style.
Any plans to head north for a few sacks of fresh hops in August, or is a wethopped sesonal too much of a PITA.

The Ice Pick recipe has been heavily modified; it's basically my take on what a prototypical AIPA would be. 6.4% ABV, dry finish, Cascade-dominated, and heavily dry-hopped. It and the new Red (not so heavily modified, but much improved) are on tap now, and should be in cans by mid-August.

I'd love to do a wet hop beer, but I just don't think our kettle design would allow it. I have to use bags to keep the hops off the element, and the kettle's tall and narrow enough that wouldn't even be able to get all the hops into the wort. Whole hops in general are right out.

If time allows I'd love to come up and get some to use at home though.
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Re: My New Toy
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2011, 07:49:48 PM »
I really need to try 1272, heard good things about it as an 'upgrade' from 1056.

Definitely do; it's my all-around favorite ale yeast.

My first homebrew used a packet of 1272.  Now that the age of extremely-cheap-by-comparison dry yeast seems to be drawing to a close (6 bucks for a packet of dry yeast?!), I may start tinkering more with 1272 again.  I liked S-04 for English ales because of the amazing flocculation, but the 1272 flavor seemed more to my taste. 

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Re: My New Toy
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2011, 09:24:42 PM »
Yum.  Sounds like I need to come down and try your taps.




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Re: My New Toy
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2011, 10:53:21 PM »
Yum.  Sounds like I need to come down and try your taps.

Berliner Weisse just went on yesterday.

On the other hand, in mid-August it'll be a Smoked Vienna Lager. But September is Oktoberfest. Then again, October is going to be Double IPA...

You may just have to move. ;D
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Re: My New Toy
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2011, 01:26:26 AM »
You may just have to move. ;D

Sounds dreamy, but man, the growing season in that valley will keep me out forever.
I do have a few survey plots down that way, up river and at treeline, and I will stop in to sample your product.

Might have to make a special trip in October though. ;)  Yehaw on the double.


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Re: My New Toy
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2011, 01:59:28 AM »
Seriously, my first thought was you were going all Weazy
and were going to post up a pic of your new 4X4 for jeepin season.

Don't think I posted this already. Been so busy lately, my head is spinnig, and I have no idea if I did or not, so forgive me if I have. This is the new Weaze-mobile. 90' 1 ton, 4x4, 3 speed with creeper gear, and a 454. Extended cab, 8' bed, 155.5" wheelbase! Yes, it kicks a$$!!!

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Re: My New Toy
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2011, 04:41:58 AM »
How is 1318 going, I have been thinking 051 as a good cross dressing beer yeast. I bet you have thought about this yeast at least?

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Re: My New Toy
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2011, 12:58:43 PM »
Initial impressions are very positive. It takes off quickly and flocculates like a brick. It also kicks up a massive krausen, so if I can rig up a sanitary blowoff system I can top-crop rather than harvesting from the cone. I'm still dialing in my mash temps, but it seems to respond predictably as far as that goes. I had a 1.5°P drop in consecutive batches of Irish Red when I reduced the mash temp from 156°F to 151°F.

1272 is my all-around favorite yeast for ales. 051 is allegedly the same strain.
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Re: My New Toy
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2011, 03:06:47 AM »
Keep us updated! Well at least me. Mr Pro!