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Old 02-16-2011, 08:43 PM   #11
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Yes, of course a extract version cannot be THE recipe.



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Old 02-16-2011, 08:44 PM   #12
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Actually THE recipe would require hop extract.

In any case, Vinnie is clear that he has never given out THE recipe so nobody has it. It also changes frequently.



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Old 02-16-2011, 09:25 PM   #13
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I made the AHS kit and it is probably the best beer I have ever had (let alone made). Alpine Duet is a close second. I have had the real Pliny as well.

The real pliny was drier/less sweet than the AHS. This is more likely attribute to the brew process than the kit. I enjoyed the slight more sweetness.

We had ALOT of loss to the hops so make sure you use enough water to start.

But I have not tried the MoreBeer kit.

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Old 02-26-2011, 03:13 PM   #14
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I am drinking the AHS kit right now, which is very good, very close to the original pliny, but I like the kit better!

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Old 02-26-2011, 04:02 PM   #15
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I made the AHS kit and it is probably the best beer I have ever had (let alone made). Alpine Duet is a close second. I have had the real Pliny as well.

The real pliny was drier/less sweet than the AHS. This is more likely attribute to the brew process than the kit. I enjoyed the slight more sweetness.

We had ALOT of loss to the hops so make sure you use enough water to start.
Same here. It was way too bitter for my tastes, and I love hop bombs. I mean it was seriously over-the-top bitter. I had a serious problem racking this beer due to the huge amount of hops in it, then it clogged my keg poppits. It was all worth it though.
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:19 PM   #16
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just tried the real pliney a few days ago thanks to a beer trading buddy (a member here) and loved it! so much that I ordered the AHS kit this morning.

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Old 02-26-2011, 05:42 PM   #17
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I say get the MoreBeer kit... but that's just because they are my local store, and I'd like to see them thrive.

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Old 02-26-2011, 06:38 PM   #18
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I an dry hopping my 2nd Pliny from the good folks at AHS. The first had to be the best IPA I have ever made. You should see the 2 inches of hops sitting on top of my secondary now. One week to go before the 2nd dry hop addition, can't wait to have them bottle conditioned. And the sample I tasted when I moved to 2ndary was pretty darn good.

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Old 02-27-2011, 01:08 AM   #19
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...I never actually had one but I heard the bitterness is disturbing!
Personally I found it to be "bursting with flavor" rather than "bitter".
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:51 PM   #20
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If you are anywhere near Philly, taste the real Pliny here on Tuesday. I am definitely going to try to hit this event. Sculpin on tap as well...crazy. I'm still trying to sample Pliny the Younger but I always miss it! This place has Elder on tap once in a while, but not consistently.

http://www.teresas-cafe.com/TNDEvents.htm



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