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Old 01-20-2010, 12:08 AM   #11
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My kit was delivered today.

17 oz of hops sounds like a lot until you get them and than you realize it's more than I thought.

After punching the recipe into BeerSmith - 243.7 IBU.
Beer only holds about 100 IBU or so, from what I've gathered. One can put in lots more hops, but when tested, the bittering value doesn't increase much.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:13 AM   #12
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I got the Wyeast, I use it all the time but the geniuses of HBT have me making starters now so for this particular monster brew I'll make a giant starter... What is the OG on the kit?
I am not sure of the O.G......yeah I know I will be making a 2 liter starter on my stirplate for this bad boy. What about your mash temp? Last time I mashed @ around 150 (between 150-147) I had the WLP001 ferment down to 1.006. I have a feeling that would be a tad dry for this recipe. I might try to mash at 152.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:16 AM   #13
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Hmm, you think they screwed up the hops schedule? Should it be 60 min on the Warrior? Is their hops schedule based on a full boil? You're doing AG, right? The kit is for 5 gal. so for me that means about a 7.75 gal. boil, esp. with as much trub as this pup is gonna throw.
You going to try and strain the hops out? If so, how? I think I am going to use some muslin bags on this one. I think it may just be too many hops for me to dump it right into the carboy...which is what I usually do.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:38 AM   #14
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I have some huge nylon grain bags for doing stovetop partial mashes. I'll use one of those. I typically clamp a 2 qt sized nylon grain bag to my kettle and put the hops in there. For this brew I'll just use more clamps... if you use muslin you will have to use a bunch! I'm also imagining some of that 17oz of hops is for dry hopping.

I will probably follow the directions for mashing Especially the first time I brew something I like to stick to the recipe as best I can.

Goldminer has his kit already, he can tell us the OG and the mash temp perhaps?

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:41 AM   #15
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Beer only holds about 100 IBU or so, from what I've gathered. One can put in lots more hops, but when tested, the bittering value doesn't increase much.
So, we should probably not worry if Beersmith showing IBU's much higher? Cause the final beer can't be more than 100 anyway?
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So, we should probably not worry if Beersmith showing IBU's much higher? Cause the final beer can't be more than 100 anyway?
Here's a quote in reference to Imperial IPAs from Jamil's "Brewing Classic Styles".

One very important thing to keep in mind is that in this beer the hop varieties and quantities are more important than their alpha acid levels. Once bittering gets past a certain level (100 to 120 IBU), you are only interested in the oils, resins, and other hop compounds that add flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel.

Hope this helps.
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my instruction sheet says OG 1.074 FG 1.014

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I have brewed the recipe from Austins and it is work getting.

On the IBUs comments, your tongue is not going to be able to disern much over 100 IBUs, that is part of the reason they post it as a 100 IBUs, there is more scientific stuff too but don't trust beersmith on 100+ IBU beers.

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my instruction sheet says OG 1.074 FG 1.014
8.0 ABV, and 1.071 O.G. 100 IBU is what the actual Pliny is according to their website... so the clone is close... probably could remove a tad of the sugar and get 1.071 no problem...
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6.75 ounces of hops for the dryhopping.

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