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#1 positiveContact

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Posted 19 July 2023 - 04:59 PM

16 lb US 2-row

0.5 lb carared

0.5 lb carafoam

 

2oz Zappa @ 10

2oz Zappa @ 0

3oz Zappa @ hopstand

 

ferment on diamond lager

 

probably dry hop with more Zappa in primary

 

IBU only about 10 because I've heard this hop imparts a much higher perception of bitterness than you might expect.  if anyone has any thoughts I'd be interested in hearing them though.



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Posted 20 July 2023 - 04:00 AM

decided to add 1oz of Zappa as a FWH.

 

also changed carafoam to carapils copper.



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Posted 20 July 2023 - 04:02 AM

16 lb US 2-row

0.5 lb carared

0.5 lb carapils copper

 

1oz Zappa @ FWH

1oz Zappa @ 10

2oz Zappa @ 0

3oz Zappa @ hopstand

 

ferment on diamond lager

 

probably dry hop with more Zappa in primary

 

IBU only about 10 because I've heard this hop imparts a much higher perception of bitterness than you might expect.  if anyone has any thoughts I'd be interested in hearing them though.

 

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Posted 21 July 2023 - 07:07 AM

wondering if I should be dry hopping this thing....



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Posted 21 July 2023 - 03:41 PM

Do it!

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Posted 21 July 2023 - 04:07 PM

Do it!


I shall.

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Posted 22 July 2023 - 07:15 PM

wondering if I should be dry hopping this thing....


Yes!

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Posted 30 July 2023 - 04:37 AM

Kegging onto some dry hops today. 4.5-5oz of Zappa per 5 gallons.

Edited by positiveContact, 30 July 2023 - 04:37 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2023 - 09:27 AM

Kegging onto some dry hops today. 4.5-5oz of Zappa per 5 gallons.


Curious to see how intense this addition will be.

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Posted 30 July 2023 - 11:15 AM

Curious to see how intense this addition will be.


I'll let you know. I anticipate there will be a period of rapid change so make sure to check back in after initial reports.

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Posted 30 July 2023 - 11:31 AM

Initial impression is it's intense but I'm basically drinking straight hop material.

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Posted 31 July 2023 - 04:43 PM

so kind of interesting.  pre-dry hopping there was some fruit but a fairly intense burning tire taste.  that faded.

 

now that I'm dry hopping (day 2) all of these flavors are here but it's more fruit and very subtle burning tire.  I really only recognize it as burning tire b/c I already tasted it once.  with this balance I like it!   I'll see if my second pint tastes different.  this pint had many hours of settling so I'm probably drinking a good amount of hop material.

 

 

the roughness of this hop kind of reminds me of heady topper in some ways.  the light burnt tire almost has a roast quality to it when it's at a low enough level.



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Posted 31 July 2023 - 05:21 PM

okay, second pint tastes great.  this is def a hop you can use on it's own because it has so much going on flavor wise.



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Posted 31 July 2023 - 05:38 PM

You're scaring me with the burnt tire taste!

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Posted 31 July 2023 - 06:35 PM

You're scaring me with the burnt tire taste!


It fades away for sure.

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Posted 04 August 2023 - 04:41 PM

So in general this is getting much less intense in all ways. Not bad or anything but I dunno.... Just sort of there.

Edited by positiveContact, 04 August 2023 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2023 - 05:21 PM

Settling into a place I'm enjoying. Interesting flavor. Very enjoyable after a long day of hiking.

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Posted 02 September 2023 - 01:45 PM

Drinking this for the first time in a few weeks. It's nice and clear now. The hop flavor is at a perfect refreshing level. These hops do have some odd stuff going on, particularly early on. But now it's kind of tropical fruit, followed by honeydew melon, followed by a faint hint of herb like flavor. Maybe a little minty? It's hard to tell because it's really in the background.

Edited by positiveContact, 02 September 2023 - 01:45 PM.



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