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j1laskey 05-12-2012 07:12 PM

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Found it!

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bluemoose 07-24-2012 11:02 PM

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theveganbrewer 10-30-2012 06:49 PM

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Day four and I've done one step up and just got activity on top from the yeast.

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theveganbrewer 11-14-2012 07:29 PM

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600+ billion cells of Conan.

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Very active yeast, I've got another two cans I'll step up and freeze. Anyone in Portland ares wants some PM me

bottlebomber 11-26-2012 07:30 PM

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He was trying to throw you off the trail

sweetcell 11-29-2012 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by bobbrews View Post
I've heard a lot of discussion about this recipe, and the most convincing piece of input came from a frequent visitor of the brewpub, and a Vermont native / BeerAdvocate. He said that after having a lengthy one-on-one discussion with the head brewer of Heady Topper he only managed to pick up a few definites --

1) The head brewer dislikes Citra; thinks it's a sledgehammer of a hop
2) The recipe is heavy handed on Simcoe
3) Thomas Fawcett Pearl Malt base
4) 82%-ish attenuation with a yeast similar to WLP001
5) 80-90 IBUs Rager
6) Less than 150 mash temp.
7) About 1.070 OG / 1.010 FG
8) 6 hops are used

I'm guessing Columbus, Chinook, Simcoe, Nugget, Amarillo, and Summit are the 6 hops with a HUGE focus on hopbursting and triple-stage dryhopping. I'm guessing 82% Pearl, 4% each -- Carapils, White Wheat, Golden Naked Oats, Corn Sugar, Caramalt.
great info in there. only thing i'd question is the carapils and the caramalt. pretty sure the brewer is on record as not liking/using any crystal.

my in-laws live in VT. FiL bought these for me, back in august:

NordeastBrewer77 12-12-2012 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by LaFinDuMonde View Post
Wednesday perhaps?
I sure hope so!! I'm hoping DR can make it over tomorrow, but this weekend will suffice too. I got 2 cans in a trade on Monday, I was told they had a bit of time on them so I'm waiting for the fresher to arrive. Thanks again, BTW. Enjoy the Abrasive!

Until then.....

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Despite being "older" (don't know when canned), there's still a $hit ton of hops character. The nice thing is, with the mellower hops, I can still get the pronounced fruitiness from Conan. And it's still better and hoppier than most anything out there. Magical ale!!

NordeastBrewer77 12-14-2012 04:35 AM

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Some good men died today, but their souls were harvested for a good cause!! LaFin, thanks again, those Headys went down like honorable men.

theveganbrewer 12-17-2012 12:08 AM

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Perfect day to brew HT

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NordeastBrewer77 12-18-2012 05:19 AM

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Just for fun, this is the first step of my and DangerRoss' harvest. We added 4 cans of dregs to 250ml of ~1.02 wort. I'm gonna start stepping this up tomorrow.

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