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sweed 01-16-2013 11:03 PM

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Rack this guy to the secondary just now. The gravity is right around 1.020, not sure if it may drop another point or 2 in the next week, but we'll see. I can't wait to try a sample.



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sweed 01-22-2013 11:43 PM

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I bottled this tonight and let me tell you, I really like the chinook in this. It's the first time using it, and it gave me what I wanted. That piney, resinous, floral goodness. This turned out bitter! In a good way. I haven't made an ipa that had been really bitter like an ipa should be. Great color, mouth feel, and finish. I didn't think it would turn out this black for some reason. This will be perfect on those cold nights. I haven't had a beer yet this year (!! I know!!) And this is leaving me warm after not even a glass.
I ended up with less than I thought, and primed according for 3 gallons, I lost a good amount after losing some to all the yeast, hops, trub, etc. I'll try one right before I leaving for Seattle for my brothers wedding next week, then I'll have another when I get back. I hope they don't get too over carbonated. Maybe if they are carbed up next week I should put them all in the fridge to keep from getting over carbed while I'm gone? Thoughts?

And now for the black ice goodness!



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sweed 02-08-2013 09:25 PM

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Trying this after 2 weeks in the bottle. Such a good beer for this snowy weather!
I now want to experiment with different hops to change it to a spring and summer black ipa. Great color and lace. Smell of pine and resin, just what I was going for. Sticky!


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sweed 02-08-2013 09:25 PM

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Trying this after 2 weeks in the bottle. Such a good beer for this snowy weather!
I now want to experiment with different hops to change it to a spring and summer black ipa. Great color and lace. Smell of pine and resin, just what I was going for. Sticky!


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