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Old 11-03-2008, 07:02 AM   #1
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Default Centennial hops vs. Amarillo hops....huge DIPA difference

I decided to try my bottled DIPA tonight...12 days bottled today. It was a recipe I came up with and made already once before, probably 8 months ago. The original recipe was filled with amrillo and cascade. Well, LHBS was out of amarillo, so I decided to go with Centennial...a full 4 percentage points higher in AA than the amarillo in my original recipe. I thought...no problem.

I replaced the amarillo with centennial, ounce for ounce, at every stage, including dry hop.

I opened up my first bottle tonight. And while it is delicious and hoppy, it is NOTHING compared to my original batch. I'm disappointed, but then again, I have a tasty beer. I know there are hop differences, but there was graipfruit and citrus bursting from the bottle on the orignal batch. This one batch just tastes like a really good malty IPA.

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Old 11-03-2008, 07:32 AM   #2
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How does it compare to Bell's Two-Hearted?

I bring it up because it's an extremely popular IPA that is hopped exclusively with Centennial.

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Old 11-03-2008, 11:50 AM   #3
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I'd personally let it sit another couple of months in the bottle. Twelve days is much too soon to drink this. Conditioning tends to improve the taste enormously -- and maybe by then you'll forget about the other beer!

I also tend to use software such as beertools.com to calculate IBUs and ABVs, so that when I swap out ingredients, like you did, to know how much to adjust the amount.

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Old 02-12-2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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You really don't need software if you do recipes in Alpha Acid Units. Multiply the AA% by the weight of the hops. Then you can adjust the weight if you get the same type of hops with different AA%. In the future I will probably make my recipes out in AAU instead of ounces for hops.

Holy crap. I just realized how old this thread was. I forgot I was on a searched thread instead of a new one. I will be in the dunce corner if anybody needs me.

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Old 02-12-2011, 07:38 PM   #5
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Nothing like a answering a question three years later.

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I can't believe no one told jsullivan that IPA's are best young. Oh well, I assume they have all learned that by now.

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LMAO!!! This is hilarious.

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:58 PM   #8
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I can't believe no one told jsullivan that IPA's are best young. Oh well, I assume they have all learned that by now.
I was thinking the same thing! lol

IPA's that have aged a few months taste bland. all of the good hop flavors fade out and make me a sad panda
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:00 PM   #9
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I was thinking the same thing! lol

IPA's that have aged a few months taste bland. all of the good hop flavors fade out and make me a sad panda
Ditto....being that the thread is almost 3 years old I agree that they prob know better by now lol
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i wonder if he is still bottle conditioning it waiting for someone to say otherwise...

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