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Old 12-10-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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This idea intrigues me: Sierra Nevada IPA/IIPA coming Jan 15th - BrewBoard

Basically, Sierra Nevada has been using a cylindrical container to run fermenting wort through to pick up even more essential oils. On a homebrew scale, this is probably impractical, but it's an awesome idea. Kinda like a low temp hopback that you use while the ferment takes place....

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Old 12-10-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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One of the last Zymurgy's talked about this as well. It was from the issue called "Hop Crisis? What hop crisis?"

Also, I was really hoping this thread was a video of you unclogging the chill zilla...

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Old 12-10-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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Sounds like they found a way to use the hops they grow themselves. Kinda like a using a randall during fermentation.

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Sierra Nevada IPA is what got me into IPAs.

The description of the citra hops has really gained my interest...

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Also, I was really hoping this thread was a video of you unclogging the chill zilla...
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I actually did unclog it and I have video.....youtube and photobucket kept failing on me when i tried to upload.

FWIW, I have good video of the unclogging, but I went inside for a second only to hear this "foom!" and I ran back out and it was unclogged. Figures. At least I don't have a worthless $180 chiller anymore.

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"FOOM" is a great sound for that...

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