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Old 03-05-2010, 01:22 AM   #51
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"I hope one day I can brew something like it, but it just about brought a tear to my eye when I saw added up the price for Hopinator 6"

Purchase your grains & hops in bulk and the price is not that bad. Also take into consideration the fact that you would pay $2.50 or more per 12 oz. bottle in most markets for something comparable but not as good. Montanaandy
Yeah I ran the numbers and it came out to like 1.65 a 12oz bottle. I realize it would be cheaper in the long run buying the hops in bulk, but I've already got a bunch of bulk hops and none of them are in this recipe. I'm just saying, the one time purchase of this recipe would be crazy. Something like 87.43 for a 5 gallon batch. I think you could save some cash by skipping the servomyces (it's like 10 by itself) and instead just aerating the crap out of it and pitching onto a cake from another beer. I'm guessing performance would be similar.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:39 AM   #52
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"I think you could save some cash by skipping the servomyces (it's like 10 by itself) and instead just aerating the crap out of it and pitching onto a cake from another beer. I'm guessing performance would be similar."

Agreed. When I brewed V 3.0 of this beer I did not use servomyces and I also did not aerate the beer that much or pitch it onto a cake from another beer. I did prepare a healthy starter & I followed the recipe with the exception of the servomyces and it was still great. The latest version of this beer sounds very interesting and I would like to brew it at some point. Montanaandy

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Old 03-05-2010, 05:01 AM   #53
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One pack of servomyces is $10 but you get 6 tablets. My batch cost for Hopinator is around $55, and I could do it for cheaper with how low bulk hop pricing is getting.

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Old 03-24-2010, 09:26 PM   #54
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I think I'll be brewing something similar to this this weekend. I did a lighter version IIPA a couple months back and it was very nice, but I want a bigger IIPA for some upcoming comps although I will miss the nationals with this one. I pretty much will be choosing some of my fav hops and have looked at Tasty McDoles recipe and yours for reference IBU and malt levels. I wanted to do something more unique, but after looking at my recipe nearing it's final form it looks like a cousin of yours or McDoles with a few hop and grain variances.

What can I say, I love Simcoe, Centennial, and Amarillo, and I love hop bursting. Every time i thought I had some unique grain additions I would notice you had tried most of them at some point in one of your versions.

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Old 03-26-2010, 03:48 AM   #55
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Sigh...My hops did not ship on time and will not arrive for me to brew my planned IIPA this weekend.

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I have a question for you. You said in one of your recent posts that version V is your most perfected version to date. I am curious as to your opinion of Hop Shot. I was considering playing around with some, but I see you had it in an earlier version, and have now moved away from it. What do you feel the benefit of using the actual hops is vs Hop Shot?

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Old 03-26-2010, 04:36 AM   #56
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Honestly, not much for what its priced at. #4 used the hopshot while #5 and #6 did not. I also did a 75g IIPA (Pliny-esque) with my club and we used a half a can of the same stuff that the hopshot is as opposed to a LOT of columbus. Its not done yet, we just put it in the secondary for the first dry hop round, but the 10 day old sampe we tried the bitterness is there and its clean.

If hopshots were a better price I'd use them for bittering to about 80 IBUs but I get better $/IBU with Apollo than hopshot so thats what I use.

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saq, i'm looking to brew this and was just wondering if you've been making any more changes and/or which batch you think was the best. thanks!

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Old 08-12-2010, 03:55 PM   #58
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I haven't had a chance to brew up another batch of Hopinator, and probably wont for a while. I'm doing an AIPA soon and then I'll probably get Hopinator in after that for some winter competitions. Hopinator needs to defend its Gold+BOS at Walk The Line on Barleywine
I think batch #5 was the best, though I would drop the .12lbs aromatic and replace it with .25lbs munich 10L and cut the melanoidin down to 1lbs and change the mash temp to 150.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:44 AM   #60
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Just brew any one of the Hopinator recipes that are listed - you will not be disappointed. I will say the V4.0 is my favorite...
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