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Old 07-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #11
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I'm not concerned, I'm just experimentating for the fun of it. I have been pitting my nose at the airlock and the smell is great. As I said I tasted a beer with 260 IBU and it was fantastic. It was as much as a pleasure to smell it as it was to drink it. I have more hops than i will be able to use for a long time at home ( 20lbs) so I thought why not.

I'll bottle it in about 2 1/2 weeks and will be able to taste it 3 weeks later. I cannot wait.

I plan to enter this beer into a competition in september. I'll be curious what the judges will say about it.



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Old 07-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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What's the hop variety you're using? This will have a significant impact on the resulting cohumulone and adhumulone levels, let alone your typical isohumulone levels.

Some of these secondary products of isomerization are more tolerable in smaller amounts, but when scaled up proportionally, can overcome the thresholds of tolerance and be quite unpleasant.

Its happened a few times where I've really liked the overall flavor that a particular hop has contributed, but when I hammer the hell out of that particular variety in the next batch, its demons come through...



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Old 07-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #13
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Im sure its going to be great. I made a IPA once where I DHed with about 8 oz and it turned out great.

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Old 07-02-2013, 06:00 PM   #14
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Although you can't get much past 100 IBUs in the boil, you could boost them by using a concentrate, like tetra, post-fermentation.

I made a hop wine that calculated to 360 IBUs. I'm certain that it was closer to 100 and it was horrible. All of the hops went into the boil. Knowing what I do now, I'd have put most of them in in the last 5 minutes and used very low AA hops.

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Old 07-09-2013, 12:06 PM   #15
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Post your recipe! I wantsta know!

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:12 AM   #16
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I bottle it yesterday after dry hopping twice for 12 days. I think I have a winner.

As for the recipe
7.40 Gal
16.34 Pounds Marris otter
.75 Pounds Carapils
.75 pounds Crystal 40
.3 pounds of dextrose

Hops schedule
2.74 oz of chinook 90'
2.74 oz of Columbus 90'
1.35 oz of Chinook 45'
1.35 oz of columbus 45'
2.24 oz of Amarillo 30'
2.24 oz of Simcoe 30'
1.8 0z of centenial 5'
4.71 oz of Simcoe 5'

1.5 quarts starter of Wlp 001.

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1.48 oz of chinook, columbus, amarillo, centenial and simcoe for 12 days
.45 oz of chinook, columbus, amarillo, centenial and simcoe for 6 days

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7.8% ABV

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This thread makes me feel better. I was worried about my 110ibu IIPA being too much.

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just curious why no 0 min addition

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just curious why no 0 min addition
With a hop schedule like that, I think the 0 min is accounted for in the 5' and dry hop...
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You need a waaaaaay bigger dry hop then 2 oz for something like this. I dry hopped a Pliny the Younger clone with about 8 oz.

2 oz is my standard for a pale ale...



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