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evolcoms 11-04-2012 09:00 PM

My house smells like hops!
 
So I'm brewing my Blind Pig IPA and my wife goes "Our house smells like hops!" :) This is my first brew ever. Ill post pics later. Wish me luck!

gcdowd 11-04-2012 09:12 PM

Best smell ever!

Waynep005 11-04-2012 09:50 PM

Be careful not all wives like the smell of hops comming from the kitchen. That is why I brew outdoors.

evolcoms 11-04-2012 10:21 PM

Crazy how more potent in smell the pellets are compared to the hole flower. I love my wife she supports everything I do. And she drinks beer!

gcdowd 11-04-2012 10:26 PM

My wife hates it and I brew outside now but my garage always smells fantastic

evolcoms 11-05-2012 12:58 AM

So I pitched my yeast about an hour ago and it's OG was at exactly 1.060. The recipes OG ranges were 1.060 -1.065. I used White Labs American ale yeast WLP001.

During the hop additions I sampled some of the hop pellets. Wow are they tastey and super biter!

I will post pics tonight.

GroosBrewz 11-05-2012 01:02 AM

Hope your first brew went well! Welcome to the insanity

consider yourself luck if your wife actually likes the smell of hops.. Many women dont.. Thankfully my wife loves it.. I had a job for a summer many years ago as a hop inspection supervisor.. Essentially I drove to all the commercial hop farms in the Yakima Valley and took core samples of their hop shipments to test for moisture, AAU, Betas, and amount of seeds.. I had to transport all the samples in my car.. Which smelled like hops for the next four years.. Not even kidding.. That's how potent the smell was.. So I was very fortunate that my wife likes it since she had to drive that car everyday...

Epimetheus 11-05-2012 01:13 AM

Nummy!

evolcoms 11-05-2012 01:20 AM

Thanks Groosbrews! She doesn't mind the smell. I can't wait to try it. Also if anyone wants a sample let me know. I'm willing to give some away to have others judge it for me. To remind you all, I don't drink. :)

evolcoms 11-05-2012 03:02 AM

Oh man I just wrote out this reply on my phone with pictures and everything and all of a sudden " Boom!" my phone freezes. UGH, unfortunately I had to turn my phone off. So instead of doing it all over again on my phone, I decided to just use the computer. Here goes,

Steeping the Specialty grains at 170* for 30 mins
.5lbs. Carapils
.5lbs. Crystal 40L
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...104_135627.jpg

Added 1lb. Bavarian Wheat DME
9lbs. Ultralight LME and first hop addition.
2oz. Chinook Hops 60 min boil (Bittering hops)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...104_144128.jpg

Second hop addition.
.5oz. Cascade Hops 30 min boil (Flavoring hops)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...104_151530.jpg

Last hop addition.
1oz. Cascade Hops Last 15 mins in boil (Aroma hops)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...104_153911.jpg

Yeast Pitched!
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...104_182415.jpg

I took my OG reading and it was at 1.060. I used White Labs American Ale Yeast WLP001. I also used a Whirfloc tablet in the last 20 mins of the boil. Fun times, first brew. :)


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