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Old 11-20-2012, 11:40 PM   #51
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How does it age?

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:54 AM   #52
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Not all that well. I saved a bottled, and the hop aroma was a ghost of it's former self within 90 days. Still tasted good, but no comparison to when it was fresh

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:18 PM   #53
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Not all that well. I saved a bottled, and the hop aroma was a ghost of it's former self within 90 days. Still tasted good, but no comparison to when it was fresh
That usually happens to my IPAs but I use a lot less hops than this. I was expecting it last longer.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:38 PM   #54
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Alright, re-brewing this today. We made it up to RRBC last weekend, and got to try it straight from the source. My first attempt was close, but too fruity. So, I've made some adjustments. Check my blog in the signature for the long-winded version of my recipe formulation.

17.25lbs 2-row
12oz Carapils
7oz C40
1lb Dextrose
Mash @ 145 for 75min, then 155 for 10min (I know this isn't RR's mash schedule, but it will maximize my attenuation.)
35ml Hop Extract @ 90
5ml Hop Extract @ 45
10g CTZ @ 45
1.5oz Simcoe @ 30
2.5oz Simcoe @ 0
1.5oz Centennial @ 0
1oz Amarillo @ 0
.5oz Chinook @ 0
350bil cells of WLP001
DH1: .5oz ea Simcoe/Amarillo/Warrior
DH2: 1oz ea Centennial/CTZ
DH3: .5oz ea Simcoe/Chinook + .25oz Warrior
DH4: 1oz ea Simcoe/Amarillo

I formulated the dry hop schedule based on the percentages of each hop I wanted total. I didn't put much thought into which hops which weeks. They very well might do something different. Warrior struck me as super odd, but I heard from a couple places that there is definitely a fair amount of Warrior in the dry hop this year.

I'm really excited/anxious to see how this turns out. I think it's going to be damn close.

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:56 PM   #55
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Too fruity from the yeast or the hops?

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Definitely hops. Too much of that Amarillo/Centennial thing. I cut back on those this time around.

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I was thinking that i would brew something similar but sub the hop extract for FWH of 3 oz of Magnum. Do you think that would work?

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I would never FWH Pliny or use Magnum to bitter it. If anything, use a little less of a very high alpha CTZ or Apollo. You need that harsh marijuana-esque dankness.

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Ya, what bob said. If you want to make Pliny you need a bittering hop with some character. You'll make a good double/triple IPA, but it'll lack that Pliny quality. If you want to clone this without extract, get your hands on the highest %AA hop you can find, and use 70AAU worth (3.9oz @ 18%AA)

Anyway, brew day went smooth. Took 5.25gal into the fermenter at 1.089. Oddly enough, the exact OG I hit last year. I blasted the wort for 90sec with O2, which I'll probably repeat tomorrow. It's in the yeast's hands from here. 1.008 or lower is the goal.

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