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Old 07-17-2013, 02:20 AM   #241
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The hop shots I used did cause some dark/black stuff to float around in my boil, almost oily like. I haven't tasted any off flavors though and I am in the dry hop stage now.
Ya, whenever I brew with a bunch of hop extract I get those little dark brown floating balls that float. They look to big to be un-ruptured lupulin glands, so I'm not sure what to make of them. They don't affect the beer in any way.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:48 AM   #242
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My Conan pooped out at 1.016, while the WLP001 got down to 1.012. I think the starter for the Conan may have been a bit small, and at one point I accidentally let fermentation get down to 58F. The Conan one still tastes great, albeit a little sweeter and less hop bitter tasting. How are the other Conan attempts coming along?

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:06 PM   #243
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I have a Pliny the Younger clone almost done with Conan. Last time I checked it was down to 1.014, but the Heady Topper clone I have going along side it with Conan went down to 1.012. Both of these batches stalled between 1.020 and 1.016 for about a week until I raised the temp up to 72 for a week. Then they both started to slowly creep down to the low teens.

FYI-the Conan was harvested from cans from early June.

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Old 08-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #244
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I'm going to be brewing this in the next few days and my typical APA, AIPA, and AIIPA water adjustments are as follows:

Ca=110, Mg=18, Na=16, Cl=50, S04=279

(1:5.6 Cl:SO4 ratio)

This is basically Randy Mosher's ideal Pale Ale numbers will less sulphate (he calls for 350). It's done me well for many years now of brewing these beers, including Pliny the Elder.

Looking at what others have done for this recipe however, I'm toying with doing more of a 1:2 or 1:2.5 Cl:SO4 ratio like this:

Ca=94, Mg=10, Na=16, Cl=70, S04=177

Or maybe even:

Ca=95, Mg=10, Na=16, Cl=83, S04=162

The big change is getting the Cl:SO4 ratio closer together.

Thoughts?

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Old 08-24-2013, 01:29 PM   #245
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Throwing my hat in the ring with my attempt...

http://meekbrewingco.blogspot.ca/201...y-younger.html

Never had the real thing, unfortunately, but wanted to try the recipe. Based it very closely on the one thought up by Scott at Bertus Brewery, here.

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Old 08-25-2013, 04:31 PM   #246
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Today is brew day! There's no going back now! I'm basing mine on Scott's second attempt recipe and made the (subtle) changes he recommended.

That's a lot of hop oil vials!:





(I'm making 10 gallons)

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #247
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~11 gallons of 1.082 wort is now fermenting away. I'll be adding another 1.5 lbs of corn sugar after 4-5 days to bump it up to 1.087 - 1.088 or so.

I have to re-itterate what some others have mentioned about these HopShots. They are an absolute pain in the arse to clean out of the boil kettle. There was gummy 'tar' (for lack of a better word) all over the walls, on my hop stopper and especially on the heating element. Normally it takes me 10-15 mins to clean the boil kettle at most and I rarely ever use any oxiclean. This time took a good hour or more and most of a bottle of oxiclean to break down this gumminess both off the kettle items and the bristle brush I was using.

I suggest using paper towels or something to try and wipe off as much as you can first so that you don't need to use as much PBW or Oxi to break down the residual oily tar-like substance.

Fermenters smell wonderful but I'm not sure I want to use hop oils again!

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Old 09-05-2013, 11:35 PM   #248
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I seen some people using it but didn't see the results. Anybody use WLP090 on this clone? I have never used that strain so I was just curious. Sorry if it's been covered I went through a few pages and didn't see results.

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Old 09-07-2013, 02:14 AM   #249
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I've used WLP090 for an enjoy by clone. 1.081 beer. Finished at 1.010 with 1lb of dextrose and zero crystal malt.

I don't think it'll get a 1.089-1.090 beer down to 1.010 with similar malt %'s. Close but not quite.

If you go with 090, up the sugar % a little bit, and use a boat-load of O2

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Old 09-08-2013, 04:54 AM   #250
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I used WLP090 with a PM PTY clone but I only got FG down to 1.013. I had much better luck using it with a PM PTE clone that had an OG of 1.075 and a FG of 1.009. I think I could get scottland's all grain PTY clone recipe down to 1.010 with WLP090 if I pitched 1 million cells/ml/degree plato (400 billion cells in a 5 gallon batch) at 68* for a week and then upped it to 75* for a week and shook it around a lot.

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