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Old 02-04-2014, 08:32 PM   #21
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DocScott, What's your take on the Flight 7Cs hops? Used them once for my IPA but didn't dry hop it; just about to move to a new place and have a larger space for brewing.. IPA is one of the first ones I want to redo.

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Old 02-06-2014, 04:39 PM   #22
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So popped open my fermenting bucket to dry hop.
Any infection in the brew from what you guys can see?

Smelled great tho , hope everything is all good and can't wait for a week to pass so I can start bottling.

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Old 02-06-2014, 06:36 PM   #23
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DocScott, What's your take on the Flight 7Cs hops? Used them once for my IPA but didn't dry hop it; just about to move to a new place and have a larger space for brewing.. IPA is one of the first ones I want to redo.
I haven't used the 7C combo. From what I know, it is basically a mix of 7 different "C" hops, all of which are available individually. I imagine it works great for most IPAs but it would be difficult to predict the smell/flavor produced without using it many times and learning from experimenting. I also dont' know if it is a set mix that they use - meaning that I'm not sure if the 7 hops are all mixed in the same ratio from one production run to the next. A little research on the producer would probably answer this though.

My approach has been to use certain hops to achieve certain characteristics in the final beer (citrus, pine, dank, floral, etc) which may be harder to do using an unknown hop mixture. Give it a whirl though, and let us know
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:37 PM   #24
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Greggygreg...that picture looks perfectly normal. No infection that I see. The floating things are "yeast rafts" and will drop with more time or a cold crash. You can also just rack the beer off and try to avoid sucking up the floating clumps.

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:13 PM   #25
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Okay all done , I used a hydrometer and it came out to 1.25 .
I let it sit for two days and it was still the same, so I bottled.

The suggested gravity was 1.18 .

Bad or good?
Tasted great and smelled awesome, can't wait for it to carb up and drink a cold one.

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:25 PM   #26
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Might be a little high, just depends on what you expect out of the flavor. Most west coast style IPAs are pretty dry (lower FG) though. Probably just have more body and be slightly sweet, but none the less drinkable.

If there's one thing I've learned it's this; let the beer do it's thing and, most of the time, it will turn out just fine (within reason).

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