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Old 03-21-2013, 12:19 AM   #521
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I'm guessing that 55 pounds of grain isn't for a 5 gallon batch.....



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Old 03-21-2013, 06:29 AM   #522
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I'm guessing that 55 pounds of grain isn't for a 5 gallon batch.....
more like 20 probably


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Old 03-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #523
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Went for 30 gal but got 28 @ ~85% efficiency & ~ 85 ibu's. Tried my 1st keg & def plenty of fruitiness going on with nice crisp hop bite. i guess belma is better in combination with the C hops and other higher AA hops. i'm yet to do a smash or any single hopping with the belma...

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My first batch using only belma turned out awesome. Not sure what everyone is complaining about

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:20 AM   #525
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I just opened a bag of Belma and had a whiff. It's a very unique aroma, hard to put my finger on, but seems herbal to me. I'm getting a little pine and maybe a touch of black licorice, something like that. I'm anxious to feature it in a simple pale, I'll do that next.

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Old 03-30-2013, 04:03 PM   #526
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My first batch using only belma turned out awesome. Not sure what everyone is complaining about
Yeah, it doesn't have the aroma, but mine tastes great too.
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I finally found a beer that belma shines in. White IPA. This is a seriously excellent brew. I am drinking one as I post this......the corriander with the hops and yeast are just perfect...


16 gallon batch

22 pounds pale
4 pounds pils
1 pound munich
2 pounds flaked oats
2 pounds malted red wheat
1 pound sugar
1 oz millenium at 60
2 oz centennial at 30
1 oz cenntennial 15
1 oz columbus 15
2 oz belma at 15
2 oz centennial at FO
2 oz columbus at FO
4 oz belma at FO
5 oz crushed corriander at FO
6 oz glacier cold dry hop
Wyeast 3944 (2.5 liters on a stir plate)
Mash at 150
OG = 1.065
FG - 1.0010
IBU roughly 55
Ferment at 65-67 degrees

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Thx, one of my favorite styles. I'll think about incorporating belma into my next WIPA.

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Enjoying yet another glass of my all-belma APA. Can't wait to use this hop more. After a couple weeks in the keg, the aroma has definitely faded, and I can see where people get a grassy character from the hop (I only dry hopped 3 days). Still, my next iteration of this beer will be even more amazing. I can't get enough Belma!

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Enjoying yet another glass of my all-belma APA. Can't wait to use this hop more. After a couple weeks in the keg, the aroma has definitely faded, and I can see where people get a grassy character from the hop (I only dry hopped 3 days). Still, my next iteration of this beer will be even more amazing. I can't get enough Belma!
You can have mine. Not sure they are worth the shipping cost though...


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