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Old 07-21-2013, 03:14 PM   #151
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I brewed this and after 7 days I've gone from 1.070 to 1.011--this has virtually been a perfect brew so far. I used 3 Hopshots (first time using them) from NB for the 90 minute addition and 45. I did 12 ML for the 90 minute and 3 ML for the 45 minute. Taste is great for only 7 days--lots of flavor. I did a 2L starter with WY1056...I read Vinnie's plug about slightly underpitching double IPA's to protect the hop flavor...I'm dying to try this one! I also did a 40 minute hop stand with the 0 minute hops.

I'm going to CC this in a few days, and do half the dry hopping for 5 days in primary and then transfer to secondary and 5 more days for the second dry hopping.
So the result was less than stellar...it's not bad but not good either. I mashed with 4 gallons of distilled cut with 1 gallon of well water that has higher alkalinity. I used 5 grams of gypsum, 2 grams of cacl and 2 grams of Epsom salt. The result was a thin tasting beer with little flavor and poor head retention. I haven't had a miss like this in a long long time. I dry hopped in the primary so little possibility of oxidation or infection. I had a nice and healthy 2L starter on a stirplate that I decanted. I'm sure it isn't infected...any ideas what happened?
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:00 PM   #152
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Just brewed this beer last night. First full boil BIAB i have done and there where a few hitches but all in all I think it went well.
Hitch #1 pre boild volume not right ended up with 4.25 gal.
Hitch #2 forgot to add corn sugar until flame out.

OG 1.066

I will re post when i taste sample at 1st dry hop!

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Old 07-31-2013, 05:07 PM   #153
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I'm planning on brewing up this recipe this weekend and was wondering if there would be any noticeable difference to subbing out cane sugar for the corn sugar?

I seem to remember reading that there were no noticeable differences between the two but just wanted to make sure...

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:44 PM   #154
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I'm planning on brewing up this recipe this weekend and was wondering if there would be any noticeable difference to subbing out cane sugar for the corn sugar?

I seem to remember reading that there were no noticeable differences between the two but just wanted to make sure...
I use cane sugar all the time instead of corn, even for bottling, and can't tell the difference. I am sure some folks on here may disagree, but the difference, if any, is minimal. Plus, the beer is so hoppy, you wouldn't notice anyway.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:18 PM   #155
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I use cane sugar all the time instead of corn, even for bottling, and can't tell the difference. I am sure some folks on here may disagree, but the difference, if any, is minimal. Plus, the beer is so hoppy, you wouldn't notice anyway.
Good to know. Thanks!

I have a 1 lb bag of corn sugar, but I also have 3 batches of beer that will be ready for bottling in the next week or so and I didn't want to have to make a run to my LHBS which is almost 45 minutes away from me just to buy some more corn sugar so I will be using cane sugar for this recipe!
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #156
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I am setting up to brew this recipe this weekend except I'll be using Marris Otter instead of 2-row and may have to change the Hop amounts depending on what I have in storage.

Excited to try this... it'll be my first time using my AG system.

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Old 08-04-2013, 04:02 PM   #157
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Beer is in the fermenter. Pre-boil at 1.054. OG at 1.075. Good efficiency for first time. Def hop forward but a strong Maltiness too. Bitter on the back of the tongue.
Left cup is pre-boil. Right cup is Post. Ton of hop muck. Used a filter to get the other picture. Had 6+ in to fermenter but racked off some to eliminate some hop material. Ended up w 5.25-.50 gal.

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Old 08-04-2013, 06:57 PM   #158
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I just did this one up yesterday. got super great efficiency on it as well. OG was 1.072, so it should be a yummy one. Used Amarillo in place of the Simcoe as it wasn't available. And I see the Pliny the younger uses Amarillo, so should get me close, but I've never tried the original PTE so I can't compare.

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Well, I tackled this beast yesterday doing BIAB. It was one of my biggest grain bills save for another IIPA I made. And it was BY FAR the most hops I've added to a beer with almost 9 oz of hops used yesterday!

I don't have a large enough kettle to do full boil BIAB so I do a sparge in a separate smaller kettle to get my pre-boil volume where I need it. Yesterday I added a rinse as well as I didn't get quite my pre-boil volume after my sparge. Other than that, things went according to plan and my OG was actually a bit higher than my target of 1.070 as mine checked in at 1.076.

I also read a blogger who brewed the recipe I used and his first attempt he said the only difference was his turned out a bit darker than PTE. So, he cut back on the Crystal 45L about in half of what the recipe calls for and said his color was almost spot on with PTE by doing so. I tried this as well so we shall see. Can't wait to get this in the bottle and start drinking it!

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Yeah I've never had it either. Care to share ur recipe yeast etc?

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