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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


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

Added 1lb. Bavarian Wheat DME
9lbs. Ultralight LME and first hop addition.
2oz. Chinook Hops 60 min boil (Bittering hops)

Second hop addition.
.5oz. Cascade Hops 30 min boil (Flavoring hops)

Last hop addition.
1oz. Cascade Hops Last 15 mins in boil (Aroma hops)

Yeast Pitched!

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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