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#1 Mando

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 07:17 AM

I have a mix of quick and rolled oats in the pantry that needs to go.  I guess I don't have to use it all but I have at least 3lbs, maybe 4lbs total.  I'm assuming for beer purposes these are pretty much the same.

 

So anyway it would be cool to use these oats up just to make more space on that shelf.

 

For a base I've been itching to make something with golden promise.

 

So let's see...

 

lots of GP

2-4lbs of oats

0.5 lbs C15

0.5 lbs caravienne

 

This is a 10 gallon batch so I'll add enough GP to get my total OG up to around 1.060-1.065.

 

Then the hops.  30 min boil.

 

Bitter to 50 IBUs with a bravo??  never used this hop but figured why not.

 

in the last 10 mins I'll nail the beer with a mix of citra/chinook/el dorado and maybe a touch of bravo since I hear that does something good???

 

ferment with a mix of S-04 and US-05 since I have them in the fridge right now.

 

dry hop with more of the same late hops minus the bravo.

 

sounding pretty good so far?


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Posted 06 March 2020 - 07:54 AM

I'd do it.  


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Posted 06 March 2020 - 08:17 AM

I would lower the initial IBU to 35-40 but that may be personal and a reaction to how much bitterness I am getting out of my WP additions.

 

 

Bravo adds an orange character to the beer when added in teh WP and DH.  I would add it in a small amount to both.

 

"They discovered, for instance, that when geraniol-rich Bravo hops are added along with Simcoe (rich in 4-mercapto-4-methyl-pentan-2-one), the beer is perceived as more flowery, citrus, and fruity."

 

https://beerandbrewi...charted-waters/


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Posted 06 March 2020 - 10:58 AM

force multiplier


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Posted 06 March 2020 - 11:00 AM

Force Multiplier IPA has a nice ring to it.


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Posted 06 March 2020 - 12:02 PM

Force Multiplier IPA has a nice ring to it.

 

indeed it does.  that wasn't even on purpose!


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Posted 08 March 2020 - 11:30 AM

any idea how much bravo is needed?

 

Right now I was thinking of:

 

1.5oz bravo @ 30 min

 

1.5 oz citra @ 0 min

2 oz chinook @ 0 min

0.5 oz bravo @ 0 min

1 oz eldorado @ 0 min

 

1.5 oz citra (hopstand)

1.5 oz chinook (hopstand)

1 oz bravo (hopstand)

2 oz eldorado (hopstand)

 

I think I'm going to go back to dry hopping in the keg so I could dry hop the two kegs differently.  As a baseline I was thinking of doing this per 5 gallons:

 

2 oz citra

1.5 oz eldorado

1oz chinook

0.5 oz bravo


Edited by Mando, 08 March 2020 - 11:35 AM.

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Posted 08 March 2020 - 11:35 AM

Bravo amount looks good to me.
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Posted 08 March 2020 - 11:53 AM

IBUs ended up just a hair over 40 BTW.

 

I settled on 3lbs of flaked oats.  OG around 1.063.  should be good!


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Posted 08 March 2020 - 11:59 AM

Should be good. I would drink it!
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Posted 08 March 2020 - 01:24 PM

any idea how much bravo is needed?

 

Right now I was thinking of:

 

1.5oz bravo @ 30 min

 

1.5 oz citra @ 0 min

2 oz chinook @ 0 min

0.5 oz bravo @ 0 min

1 oz eldorado @ 0 min

 

1.5 oz citra (hopstand)

1.5 oz chinook (hopstand)

1 oz bravo (hopstand)

2 oz eldorado (hopstand)

 

I think I'm going to go back to dry hopping in the keg so I could dry hop the two kegs differently.  As a baseline I was thinking of doing this per 5 gallons:

 

2 oz citra

1.5 oz eldorado

1oz chinook

0.5 oz bravo

Agree w/ drez; looks like a winner.


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Posted 13 March 2020 - 01:13 PM

made it!  everything went pretty smoothly.


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 01:08 PM

kegging on some dry hops right now.  I basically just did keg 2 by finishing off 2018 citra and chinook and then doing what I felt like.  I thought it might be good to do one with more bravo to see if it does anything noticeable above the noise.

 

DRY HOP 1 (5 gallon): 2oz citra, 1.5oz eldorado, 1oz chinook, 0.5oz bravo

 

DRY HOP 2 (5 gallon): 1.8oz citra, 2oz eldorado, 1.7oz chinook, 1oz bravo


Edited by Mando, 20 March 2020 - 01:09 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 01:19 PM

way too early to tell but I think I might like the one with more bravo in the dry hop.  it's certainly not hurting anything.


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 01:23 PM

way too early to tell but I think I might like the one with more bravo in the dry hop.  it's certainly not hurting anything.

 Bravo really does bring something to the party.  Really pulls all the hops together.


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 01:26 PM

 Bravo really does bring something to the party.  Really pulls all the hops together.

 

like a rug in the dude's apt.  I'm thinking I might be buying some bravo every year.  also seems to do a nice job bittering.


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 06:53 PM

like a rug in the dude's apt. I'm thinking I might be buying some bravo every year. also seems to do a nice job bittering.


I brought it for bittering but use it for so much more now.
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Posted 22 March 2020 - 05:54 AM

the US-05, S-04 mix really works for this one btw.


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 11:00 AM

drezz turned me on to the 04/05 and it makes great ales of all varieties
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Posted 22 March 2020 - 02:48 PM

drezz turned me on to the 04/05 and it makes great ales of all varieties

 

yeah - these days I have a hard time convincing myself I need to use liquid yeast for most stuff.  the 04/05 combo is nearly the nail in the coffin for ales.  BRY-97 is another option I enjoyed.  I'm going to try it in a porter soon to see how I like it.  I might try harvesting it and actually making a starter just to see how it is for future reference.  That's one of the only things about the 04/05 combo is that I'm not sure what would happen if I tried to harvest and repitch.


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