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Old 09-07-2010, 02:28 AM   #11
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Seeing as that is an amber beer and an IPA, I would go with this profile. I bumped the SO4 (124ppm) up a little to accentuate the hops.

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Baking Soda NaHCO3 (2.5/ .5)
Gypsum CaSO4 (4/ 1)
Calcium Chloride CaCl2 (2.5/ .5)
Epsom Salt MgSO4 (.8/ .2)

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Old 09-07-2010, 03:22 AM   #12
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Remember, too, that Blichmann is coming out with the HopRocket shortly. It looks like a great hopback/randall (it appears to be airtight so it'll work nicely with a pump into the plate chiller).

I realize you say you're looking for alternatives to a hopback, but I'm guessing the HopRocket will be a must-buy for a lot of hopheads. It looks very nicely put together.

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Old 09-07-2010, 03:30 AM   #13
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In addition to the hoprocket, there's also the hop tea -- hops in a french press at bottling -- something I plan on doing with an under-hopped pale ale I brewed a couple weeks ago. (Same situation -- most likely my water.)

I understand that the hop tea is potentially more effective than dry hopping -- and with minimal fuss and mess.

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