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#41 Mando

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:04 AM

hey did you know that's a lot of hops?


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:10 AM

Did you know that beer is going to come out really hoppy drez. I hope you really like simcoe and galaxy. Cuz, I mean, ya know, they're really going to come through in that beer. 


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:51 AM

Did you know that beer is going to come out really hoppy drez. I hope you really like simcoe and galaxy. Cuz, I mean, ya know, they're really going to come through in that beer. 

 I am worried they will not come out enough  in it :)


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#44 JKor

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:19 PM

I keep saying I'll get back into brewing but the hurdle to get all my AG stuff set up after the move just doesn't seem like it will happen anytime soon.  Extract could be the ticket.  Hell, I may even buy a kit!   :o

 

ETA:  I remember looking at the prices of kits years ago and scoffing but the craft beer prices have come up so much they're actually a deal now.  Kit prices haven't inflated anywhere near as much as craft beer.  I'm regularly paying $12-15 for a 6 pack (or 4 16oz), at 5 gallons that's well over $100.  

 

I guess I'll just bite the bullet and do it.  the downside is essentially zero.  Brewing has been so far from my mind I forgot I bought a bunch of 2.5 gal kegs for smaller batches.  Slapping together a 2.5g stovetop extract batch is a pretty low bar.


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:14 AM

just head over to jasper's.  he has a great selection of stuff.


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#46 JKor

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:33 PM

just head over to jasper's.  he has a great selection of stuff.

 

 

Since I moved here I've been going there or Beer and Wine Hobby in Woburn, about the some time/distance for me.  I need Clarity Ferm and I know they have it at BWH, not sure about Jasper's.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:02 PM

The thing is, as much as brewing is marketed as something that is pretty tough to screw up (Papazian, et al), it can quickly become a geeky obsession when you realize all the ways you can improve your process. And the process is generally what makes or breaks it. Just look at all the low O2 stuff. It can get pretty complex. When I started brewing when I was 16, it was just to get beer legally. But it started to become something that revealed itself as a real discipline that demanded real attention to detail to fully execute my vision. At the time, craft beer was somewhat inexpensive, but harder to obtain fresh, quality examples. Now it’s more expensive, and while it’s easier to find good stuff, I am often underwhelmed by the selection of fresh, well cared for packaged beer. Breweries themselves have become more abundant and are definitely where more people are drinking the beer. Home brewing will always be the best way for most people to have beer in its finest form, but it’s definitely a lot of work to do right

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 03:03 PM

11 days old. Pretty happy so far but it needs more time for the hop burn to die down.

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 04:21 PM

Yeah, when there is that much hop particulate it is usually a little much. I predict in about 5 days it will be 2x as good :cheers:

Edited by Zsasz, 19 September 2019 - 04:22 PM.

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 04:26 PM

Yeah, when there is that much hop particulate it is usually a little much. I predict in about 5 days it will be 2x as good :cheers:


I agree. It just went into the keezer for crashing yesterday too.
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#51 JKor

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 05:42 AM

11 days old. Pretty happy so far but it needs more time for the hop burn to die down.

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What the estimated IBU for using 7 oz of high alpha hops for no boil?  Is there an IBU converter out there for no boil?


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:04 AM

What the estimated IBU for using 7 oz of high alpha hops for no boil?  Is there an IBU converter out there for no boil?

I am not sure what the IBU# is to be honest.  Some say to approximate using a 20 minute addition.  To my taste buds this is 40-45 IBU.  That may be associated with some hop burn so I will see if it goes down a little.  Next time I would do less at this temp and add more at say 130-140*.


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