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Old 08-26-2010, 12:57 PM   #1
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2, 1 oz packs of Hallertau in original foil vaccu packs. Are they garbage? Or, can i double the amounts & be OK?

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Old 08-26-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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Beersmith has a calculator (I don't have it with me now) to help you adjust your IBUs. But 6 years is a bit much, especially for a low hop like Hallertau.

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Use in a lambic. Bittering acids are probably very low, but that's fine for a lambic.

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Lambic yes, everything else no.

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Beat to the punch, but, yes, lambic.

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Looks like Lambic it is. Now i have to figure what a Lambic is.

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Looks like Lambic it is. Now i have to figure what a Lambic is.
Go buy a kriek (lambic from cherry). I like these better than framboise (raspberry) or peche (peach). There are others.
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Looks like Lambic it is. Now i have to figure what a Lambic is.
After a little research.....that looks like a pain in the ass! And a 6-9 month wait? I'm a little too impatient for that. Maybe I'll just throw them in a batch as a dry hop & if I get any aroma out of them, it's a bonus. Thanks for the suggestions though.
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Don't dry hop with them! You don't want cheese-scented beer do you?

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Old 08-26-2010, 04:39 PM   #10
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Don't dry hop with them! You don't want cheese-scented beer do you?
well, i do like me some cheese! But, maybe not in the beer. Looks like I'm out a couple bucks! Thanks.
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